Junior Livestock

2024 Livestock Show

**New for 2024**
YQCA Certification

Any exhibitor entering a Junior Market Show at the Southern New Mexico State Fair is required to take the YQCA test and receive their YQCA Certificate of Completion.

The YQCA otherwise known as the YOUTH FOR QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALS is a multi species assurance program.
Visit: https://yqcaprogram.org/ to obtain your certification if you have not already done so.

This will replace Market Certification Forms.

Sheep must be shorn to ¼” upon arrival
Market Heifers can be shown in the Jr. Market Beef show.
Hogs will check in and show from the wash racks only.
No showing from the pens

General Livestock Superintendent:

 Brandon Stuart

Livestock Secretary:
Lisa Boulware

RV Information:

Abby Adams

Enter Online


September 6th, 10:59pm

Late Entries will be accepted with late fee  until September 15th at 10:59 pm.


Jr. Market Swine:
Micah Lovelady, OK

Jr. Market Goats:
Ryan Cummins, TX

Jr. Replacement Dairy Heifers:
Mark England, ID

Jr. Market/Open Rabbit:
Jody Rosnik, CO

Pygmy and Dairy Goats:


Jr. Market Lambs:
Joe Hobbs, KS

Jr. Breeding Heifer/Jr. Market Beef
Adam Potts, TX

Jr. Market/Open Poultry:
Steven Beaty, NM

Junior Market Swine


Marcus Dominguez
Assistant Superintendent:

Junior Market Swine Rules

Jr. Market & Youth Breeding Poultry


Grady Gentzler
Assistant Superintendent:
Kass Sammons

Poultry Rules

Jr. Market & Youth Breeding Rabbits


Stephanne Gillette
Assistant Superintendent:
Tonya Massey

Junior Market Rabbit Rules

Junior Market Goat Show

Junior Market Lambs

Junior Market Steers and Junior Beef Heifers


Grady Gardner
Assistant Superintendent: 
Bill Posbeck
Assistant Superintendent:
Bill Porter

Beef Heifer Rules

Market Steer Rules

Junior Replacement Dairy Heifers

Open Dairy Goats

Schedule of Events

*Schedule & Rules are Subject to Change*

Tuesday, September 24th

7:00 am – Exhibitors move in, check-in, weigh in, and classify all Livestock and Ag Mechanics
7:00 am – Exhibitor packet pickup
12:00 pm – All Livestock must be in place
12:30 pm – Preg check heifers
1:00 pm – Dairy Fitting Contest
4:00 pm – Dairy Heifer Show, showmanship immediately following the show
6:00 pm – Mandatory Exhibitor Meeting

Wednesday, September 25th

8:00 am – Jr. Market Swine Show, showmanship immediately following, then Pee Wee
8:00 am – Jr. Market Rabbit Show, all rabbit showmanship immediately following then,
Peewee Showmanship
10:00 am – Jr. Market and Open Poultry Show, showmanship immediately following the show
10:00 am – Egg Show
1:30 pm – Open Rabbit Show
1:30 pm – Jr. Market Goat Show, showmanship and Pee Wee showmanship immediately
following. Breeding Goat Show following showmanship

Thursday, September 26th

8:30 am – Jr. Market Lamb Show
1:00 pm – Jr. Breeding Heifers followed by Jr. Market Beef Show
1:30 pm – Ag Mechanics judging
6:00 pm – Sale Withdrawal Sheet comes down

Friday, September 27th

9:00 am – Sale Ring Set Up, parent meeting
12:00 pm – Scholarship Interviews, Fair office
4:30 pm – Sale buyer registration
6:00 pm – Jr. Livestock Auction

Saturday, September 28th

9:00 am – Livestock release form pick up (if not previously picked up)
9:30 am – Judging Contest Registration, Livestock Barn
10:30 am – All release forms due to livestock office
11:00 am – Livestock Judging Contest, Livestock Barn

12:00 pm – Early release for Livestock entered in other shows (county, national or state shows)
– with proof of entry
1:00 pm – Dairy Goat, Pygmy Goat and Breeding Goat Show

Sunday, September 29th

Packer/Processor Trucks will be loaded as soon as possible.
12:00 pm –Release – Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Bernalillo, Valencia & Socorro Counties
1:00 pm – Release – El Paso, Sierra, Otero, Luna and Dona Ana Counties
5:00 pm – All animals off property

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