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This section includes the latest news and updates regarding the Livestock Show.


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2017 Livestock Show Tentative Schedule

2016 Commercial Steer Camp

2016 June Newsletter

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The 2017 Tentative Livestock Show Schedule is posted below. Check back later for a detailed schedule of all shows and contests.

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2017 Tentative Livestock Show Schedule

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Below are the days that the animals will be in the livestock barns!


Beef Cattle

Feb. 11-19, Feb. 22-26


Dairy Cattle

Feb. 11-14


Chickens/Turkeys 

Feb. 24-25


Goats

Feb. 10-12, Feb. 16-18


Pigs

Feb. 10-13, Feb. 20-25


Sheep

Feb. 13-18

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Learn more about the animals in the barns.


General Terms

  • breed - a group of animals that, as a result of breeding and selection, have certain distinguishable characteristics
  • breeding animal- livestock bred and raised to be included in a breeding program
  • dam - a female parent
  • flock – a grouping of a species of livestock (sheep, poultry)
  • herd - a group of a single species of animal (cattle, horses, swine, goats)
  • market animal - livestock bred and raised for food consumption
  • polled - a naturally hornless animal
  • sire – a male parent


Chickens

  • broilers – a chicken that is 6 to 13 weeks of age used for meat production
  • chick – a newly hatched or a very young chicken.
  • hen - an adult female chicken
  • rooster - an adult male chicken


Cattle

  • bovine - the scientific name for cattle
  • bull - a sexually mature male bovine
  • calf - a sexually immature young bovine
  • cow - a mature female bovine
  • heifer - a young female bovine which has not yet had a calf
  • steer - a castrated male bovine


Goats

  • buck- a sexually mature male goat
  • doe - a female goat
  • kid - a young goat
  • wether - a castrated male goat


Pigs

  • swine - refers to animals in the pig family
  • barrow - a young, castrated male swine
  • boar - a sexually mature male swine
  • gilt - a young female pig
  • hog - a mature swine (usually weighing more than 120 pounds)
  • pig - a young swine (usually weighing less than 120 lbs.)
  • sow - a mature female swine


Sheep

  • ewe - a female sheep
  • lamb - a sheep less than one year in age
  • ram - a male sheep
  • wether - a castrated male sheep


Turkeys

  • hen - an adult female turkey
  • poult - a young domestic turkey
  • tom - a male turkey

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Over 35 different breeds of livestock will be exhibited at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo


Breeds of Beef Cattle

  • Angus
  • ARB (American Registered Breeds)
  • Beefmaster
  • Brahman
  • Brangus
  • Charolais
  • Chianina
  • Hereford
  • Limousin
  • Maine-Anjou
  • Miniature Hereford
  • ORB (Other Registered Breeds)
  • Red Angus
  • Red Brangus
  • Santa Gertrudis
  • Shorthorn
  • Simbrah
  • Simmental
  • Texas Longhorn


Breeds of Dairy Cattle

  • Holstein
  • Jersey


Breeds of Sheep

  • Dorper
  • Hampshire
  • Rambouillet
  • Southdown
  • Suffolk
  • White Dorper


Breeds of Goats

  • Angora
  • Boer


Breeds of Swine

  • Berkshire
  • Chester White
  • Duroc
  • Hampshire
  • Landrace
  • Poland China
  • Spot
  • Yorkshire

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Click here to view photos of Calf Scramble. 

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Junior Shows

Market Steers- Kevin Jensen, Courtland, KS

Market Barrows-

Market Goats- Brandon Callis, Minco, OK

Market Lambs- Dr. Kelly Bruns, North Platte, NE

Market Turkey Hens-

Market Turkey Toms-

Market Broilers-

Breeding Beef Heifers-

Breeding Dairy Heifers- Brian Schilling, Boggstown, IN

Breeding Angora Goats- Andy Laughlin, Lubbock, TX

Breeding Boer Goats and Wether Does- Nick Hammett, Ashland, MO

Breeding Gilts-

Breeding Sheep and Wether Dam- Craig Beckmier, Morrisonville, IL


Open Shows

Breeding Beef Cattle-

Breeding Dairy Heifers-

Breeding Angora Goats-

Breeding Boer Goats-

Breeding Gilts-

Breeding Sheep-

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This section includes all Junior and Open Show Worksheets, Entry Forms, Exhibitor and Animal Substitution Forms, and other important forms used by the Livestock Show.

Entry Forms

Junior Show Entry Forms

Open Show Entry Forms

Intercollegiate Judging Contest Entry Forms

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The Supreme Heifer Drive is one of the highlights of the San Antonio Stock Show. These breed champions are selected over a two day period. Cattle are shown within their breed by birthdate, from calves up to two years of age. Heifers are ranked on how well they represent their respective breed in characteristics such as structural correctness, body capacity, and eye appeal. Once the cattle are no longer eligible for competition, many serve as the basis for an exhibitor’s herd.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE    DAY    TIME    LOCATION
Junior Breeding Heifer Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Junior Breeding Heifer Show

Cattle Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Junior Breeding Heifer Results

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The Breeding Sheep Show consists of six different purebred breeds including Dorper, Hampshire, Rambouillet, Southdown, Suffolk, and White Dorper*. Each of these breeds offer unique traits to the sheep industry. Exhibitors may bring ewe lambs, yearling ewes, and aged ewes for competition. The Breeding Goat Show is made up of Angora and Boer goats, both does and bucks. Angoras are known for their mohair and are judged on the quality of their mohair along with other physical characteristics. Boer goats have become popular for their added meat production compared to other breeds of goats. The age of goats that are exhibited range from kids to mature does and bucks. The Junior Wether Dam Show is intended to be an exhibition for ewes suited for club lamb production. Similarly, the Junior Wether Doe Show is intended for does suited for market wether production. Breeding females are not required to be registered within a breed association to participate in the Junior Wether Dam or Junior Wether Doe show.  After their show career is over, these animals become the foundation for the Texas 4-H and FFA member’s own herd.

*Dorsets will not be included in the 2017 Junior Breeding Sheep Show.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE         DAY         TIME        LOCATION
Junior Breeding Angora Goat Show         

Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Wether Doe Show

Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Breeding Boer Goat Show

Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Wether Dam Show          
Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Breeding Sheep Show


Morris Activity Center Arena


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Results

2016 Junior Breeding Angora Show     

2016 Junior Breeding Boer Show   

2016 Junior Breeding Sheep Show

2016 Junior Wether Dam Show

2016 Junior Wether Doe Show

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Texas 4-H and FFA members will exhibit over 1,000 purebred gilts in the Junior Breeding Swine Show representing eight of the most popular breeds in the swine industry. These include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spot, and Yorkshire. These six to eight month old gilts are shown within their breed by age. Class winners vie for breed champion honors. Those breed champions then compete for Supreme Champion. Each breed has different characteristics that make them valuable to the industry. Gilts are judged on their ability to be productive sows.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Breeding Swine Show

Swine Barn Arena
Junior Breeding Swine Show

Swine Barn Arena

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Results

2016 Junior Breeding Swine Show   

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Two prominent dairy breeds, Holstein and Jersey*, are highlighted during the Junior Dairy Show by Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Cattle exhibited range in age from calves to cows that are already in production. Judges will focus primarily on udder quality and structural correctness along with other important physical traits. Included in the Junior Dairy Show is a showmanship competition where exhibitors are judged on their showing and fitting abilities.

*Brown Swiss will not be included in the 2017 Junior Dairy Cattle Show.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Dairy Cattle Show

Cattle Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Junior Dairy Cattle Results 

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One of the most popular shows for both Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors and patrons is the Junior Market Steer Show. Over a three day period fifteen different breeds of cattle are paraded in front of one judge to determine the winners who have the opportunity to sell in the Junior Livestock Auction. Market steers are judged on traits such as potential carcass value, and balance and eye appeal. During the last Friday night rodeo performance in the AT&T Center the Livestock Show is given the opportunity to showcase one of the most prestigious line-ups for Texas steer show participants. Folks from across the state make it a point not to miss this performance on the rodeo schedule, so they can witness this event each year. Those who attend this performance will have the opportunity to admire each Champion Steer and Reserve Champion Steer from all breeds shown by the young contestants during the Steer Show. The Champion Steer Drive is where each contestant will have one last chance to present their steer to the judge to decide who will represent the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Grand Champion Steer.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Market Steer Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer Auction


Auction Barn


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Results

2016 Junior Market Steer Results

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Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors show in one of four different breed divisions of the Junior Market Lamb Show; the breeds are Fine Wool, Fine Wool Cross, Medium Wool, and Southdown. Within each breed division lambs are shown by weight and judged on characteristics such as muscle, leanness, and structural correctness. The judge will rank the lambs in class to determine which lambs are eligible for the Junior Livestock Auction. The winning lambs of each breed division then compete for Grand Champion honors.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE    DAY    TIME    LOCATION
Junior Market Lamb Show


Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Lamb Show


Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Lamb Auction


Auction Barn

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Results

2016 Junior Market Lamb Results

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The Junior Market Goat Show has become a popular show for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Boer and Boer cross goats are predominantly shown due to their added muscle and stoutness compared to other breeds. Goats are shown by weight and are not divided into breeds. There are twelve classes and the top nine placing goats in each class are able to sell in the Junior Livestock Auction.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Market Goat Show


Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Goat Show


Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Goat Auction

Auction Barn


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Results

2016 Junior Market Goat Results

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As one of the largest market hog shows in the nation, this is one of the highlights of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. A two person judging panel will evaluate thousands of barrows shown by Texas 4-H and FFA members. Barrows are shown by weight within their respective breed. Breeds competing are Berkshire, Chester White, Crossbred, Dark Crossbred, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spot, and Yorkshire. Exhibitors are hopeful to place high enough in their class to earn a spot in the Junior Livestock Auction. Judges rank the barrows on various traits including expected carcass value and skeletal correctness.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Market Barrow Show

Swine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow Show

Swine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow Show

Swine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow Show


Swine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow Auction



Auction Barn


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Results

2016 Junior Market Barrow Results 

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Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors will raise pens of turkeys for several months and select their very best to exhibit at the San Antonio Stock Show. Exhibitors may compete in the Tom and/or the Hen show. These birds are carefully judged on how they best meet the current demands of the poultry industry. Winners in the Hen show are eligible for the Junior Livestock Auction, and winners of the Tom show receive significant prize money and awards.

 More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Market Turkey Hen Show

Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Poultry Auction

Auction Barn

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Results

2016 Junior Market Turkey Hen Results

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A commercial steer show open to Texas 4-H & FFA members. This contest highlights the commercial cattle industry and provides a learning experience emphasizing selection, record keeping, feeding, animal health, industry standards, public speaking, and technical knowledge.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Commercial Steer Show

Auction Barn
Junior Commercial Steer Show

Auction Barn

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2016 Commercial Steer Camp Flyer

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Pens of three broilers (6-13 week old chickens raised for meat production) are on display during the Junior Market Broiler Show. These Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors are well versed in poultry production and are challenged with showing a pen of birds that have uniformity and meet the current demands of the poultry industry. Broiler exhibitors are competing for the opportunity to earn a spot in the Junior Livestock Auction.


More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Market Broiler Show
  Morris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Poultry Auction

Auction Barn

Downloads

Results

2016 Junior Market Broiler Results

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The Junior Shoot-Out offers qualifying Texas 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to compete in shotgun shooting sports for scholarships and prizes. In this highly competitive event, individuals shoot in Open Boys, Open Girls, Age Group and Lewis Class divisions. Winners in each division advance to the Finals Event, which allows them a full day to display their impressive shooting skill. Contestants attend this four day event at the National Shooting Complex in northwest San Antonio during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.


Since it began in 2013, the Junior Shoot-Out has grown into the richest youth clay target competition in the country. Shotgun shooters between the ages of 9 and 18 travel from across the state to compete in trap, sporting clays and other shooting games.Industry professionals teach shooting clinics with classroom and field instruction for contestants, parents and coaches.


The mission of the Junior Shoot-Out is to promote excellence in the shooting sports and academic achievement through attention to education, commitment and gratitude.

For photos of the 2016 Junior Shoot-Out click HERE.

For additional 2017 event information and squadding click HERE.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 16, 20178:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 17, 20178:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 18, 20178:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot OutFebruary 18, 20178:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex

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2017 Junior Shoot-Out Poster

2016 Sponsors and Donors

2016 Contestant Thank You Photo

2016 Winner Photos

2015 Winner Photos

2014 Winner Photos

2013 Winner Photos

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The Livestock Premium List includes schedules, fees, premium payouts, and all rules and regulations regarding the Junior Livestock Show and Open Shows. For complete information regarding a contest or show, please refer to the Premium List.


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Held the last weekend of the Stock Show & Rodeo, the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show focuses on Texas 4-H and FFA members’ expertise to design and construct agricultural mechanics projects and tractor restoration projects. A variety of projects are constructed by these talented exhibitors including livestock equipment, trailers, and agricultural machinery. As well, exhibitors may restore tractors that range from early 1900 era models to more modern tractors built in 1990. Exhibitors may compete as individuals or in teams of up to six members. Judging focuses not only on the craftsmanship of the exhibitors, but also their documentation and interaction with the judges’ panel.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show - Tractor Restoration Projects

Morris Activity Center
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show

Morris Activity Center
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Awards


Morris Activity Center


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Results

2016 Ag Mechanics Results

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Junior Judging Contests are popular to Texas 4-H and FFA participants because of their value in terms of developing critical thinking and communication skills. A broad variety of contests are hosted each year at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to meet the diverse interests of our exhibitors. Exhibitors may compete as individuals or in teams in the following contests: Consumer Decision Making, Dairy Judging, Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Meat Judging, Poultry Judging, Wildlife Habitat, and Wool Judging.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Dairy Judging Contest

Cattle Barn Arena
Wool Judging Contest

SALE Headquarters
Meat Judging Contest

Cargill
Poultry Judging Contest

Morris Activity Center
Horse Judging Contest

Expo Hall
Consumer Decision Making Contest

SALE HQ
Wildlife Recreation & Mgmt. Contest

National Shooting Complex
Livestock Judging Contest


Cattle Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Consumer Decision Making

2016 Dairy Judging

2016 Horse Bowl

2016 Horse Judging

2016 4-H Meats Judging 

2016 FFA Meats Judging

2016 Poultry Judging

2016 Wildlife Habitat Results

2016 Wool Judging

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This exciting new contest is designed to inspire young people and develop an early interest in robotics engineering and technology with an agricultural focus. This is a team competition for Texas 4-H and FFA members. This fun challenge will test the construction skills and proficiency of the youth. The general public is invited to witness the robots in action during the finals of the Agrobotics Challenge.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Agrobotics Challenge

Brick Fest Live! Tent


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Results

2016 Agrobotics Challenge Results

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The Agricultural Science Fair is an opportunity for Texas 4-H and FFA members of all ages to demonstrate their knowledge of the scientific method using an agricultural context. Students with a natural curiosity about how things work and “what would happen if...” develop and carry out an experiment of their choice, then display and present their results. There are six divisions into which a student may enter his or her project; these include Animal Systems, Environmental Sciences/Natural Resource Systems, Food Products & Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Power, Structural, and Technical Systems, and Social Systems.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Agricultural Science Fair

Cattle Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Agricultural Science Fair Results

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The Agricultural Public Speaking Contest is designed to enhance the communication skills of future agricultural leaders as well as promoting interest in the various facets of agriculture including natural resources and policy making. Texas 4-H and FFA participants are challenged to write and present a six to eight minute speech in one of the following divisions: Animal Science, Plant Science, Natural Resources, Agribusiness, Ag Policy, and Agriscience. The top contestants in each division advance and compete in an impressive final round.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Public Speaking Contest

Region 20 Education Service Center


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Results

2016 Agricultural Public Speaking  

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The Swine Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the swine industry. This contest is not only designed for those exhibitors who exhibit swine projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the swine industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Swine Skillathon

Swine Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Swine Skillathon

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The Beef Cattle Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the beef cattle industry. This contest is not only designed for those exhibitors who exhibit beef cattle projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the beef cattle industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.


The Beef Skillathon Study Guide can be found at the link below:

http://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/skillathon/

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Beef Cattle Skillathon

Cattle Barn Arena

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Results

2016 Beef Skillathon Results

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The Sheep Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the sheep industry. This contest is not only designed for those exhibitors who exhibit sheep projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the sheep industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Sheep Skillathon


Morris Activity Center Arena


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Results

2016 Sheep Skillathon Results

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The Horse Skillathon is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Contestants apply their book knowledge during a written exam and then perform tasks at hands-on stations. Finally, during a speech round they demonstrate their ability to communicate knowledge of industry issues. The Horse Skillathon is an exciting new way for horse crazy students to demonstrate their talents and horse knowledge in a competitive event. For more information about this contest click here.

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The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo hosts a Food Challenge Show modeled after the hit TV Series “Iron Chef.” This Food Challenge gives both FFA and 4-H students from across Texas the chance to showcase their cooking skills, but also requires the students to know preparation, nutritional facts, and origins of ingredients. Exhibitors compete as individuals in this competition in which they are randomly assigned into one of four categories: Bread & Cereal, Fruit & Vegetable, Main Dish, and Nutritious Snacks. The top placing exhibitors in each category advance to the Final Challenge for additional prizes and awards.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
4-H/FFA Food Challenge

Auction Barn


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Results

2016 Food Challenge

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Colleges and universities from across the nation travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to compete in the intercollegiate judging contests. The two contests hosted are Livestock Judging and Wool Judging. Livestock Judging focuses on contestants ranking cattle, goats, sheep, and swine on their desirable characteristics and defending their decisions to a group of judges. Wool Judging includes grading fleeces, judging classes of fleeces, and presenting reasons to justify their rankings. The students on these judging teams practice year round to hone their skills which better prepares them to be successful in these contests and upon graduation. Contestants have a strong background in livestock and/or wool production, but it is the critical thinking and communication skills that allow them to be competitive in the workplace.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Intercollegiate Wool Judging Contest

SALE Headquarters
Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest

Cattle Barn Arena


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This novel contest was initiated to promote landscape design knowledge and professionalism to youth for future generations of Green Industry professionals, and to educate the public on the beauty and value of landscaping. This is a team competition for Texas 4-H and FFA members. Students will be tested on their landscape design skills and knowledge of plants, plant pests and diseases. The Landscape Challenge will culminate with a final round of landscaping plots on the grounds which will be an attraction for the general public during the entire Stock Show & Rodeo.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.


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Results

2016 Landscape Challenge Results

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Exhibitors of all ages may participate in the Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show representing numerous breeds from the beef cattle industry. Cattle are shown within their breed by birthdate, from calves up to two years of age. Cattle are ranked on how well they represent their respective breed in characteristics such as structural correctness, body volume, muscling, and eye appeal.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show

Cattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show

Cattle Barn Arena

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2016 Open Breeding Beef Cattle Results

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Two prominent dairy breeds, Holstein, and Jersey*, are on exhibit during the Open Dairy Show by dairy exhibitors from across Texas. Cattle exhibited range in age from calves to cows that are already in production. Judges will focus primarily on udder quality and structural correctness along with other important physical traits.

*Brown Swiss will not be included in the 2017 Open Dairy Cattle Show.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Open Dairy Cattle Show

Cattle Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Open Dairy Cattle Results

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The Open Breeding Sheep Show consists of six different purebred breeds including Dorper, Hampshire, Rambouillet, Southdown, Suffolk, and White Dorper. Each of these breeds offer unique traits to the sheep industry. Exhibitors of all ages may bring ewes and rams for competition. The Open Breeding Goat Show is made up of Angora and Boer goats, both does and bucks. Angoras are known for their mohair and are judged on the quality of their mohair along with other physical characteristics. Boer goats have become popular for their added meat production compared to other breeds of goats. The age of goats that are exhibited range from kids to mature does and bucks. Many of the area’s top sheep and goat producers exhibit in San Antonio.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Open Breeding Angora Goat Show

Morris Activity Center Arena
Open Breeding Boer Goat Show

Morris Activity Center Arena
Open Breeding Sheep Show

Morris Activity Center Arena


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Exhibitors of all ages may participate in the Open Breeding Swine Show representing eight of the most popular breeds in the swine industry. These include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spot, and Yorkshire. Gilts are shown within their breed by age. Class winners vie for breed champion honors. Each breed has different characteristics that make them valuable to the industry. Gilts are judged on their ability to be productive sows once they become mothers.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Open Breeding Swine Show


Swine Barn Arena


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Results

2016 Open Breeding Swine Results

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The Open Sheep Dog Trials are hosted in conjunction with the Texas Sheep Dog Association. This competitive event centers on a herding dog and its handler working collectively to herd sheep around the arena.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLE     DAY     TIME     LOCATION
Open Sheep Dog Trials

Cattle Barn Arena


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Support your local youth at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction. Your support will help Texas youth in their agricultural and educational endeavors. Sale order information is subject to correction prior to the sale.

"Add-on" contributions can be made online below or in person during the auctions in the Auction Barn or by calling 210-225-5851, ext. 221 or 222 on auction days. You can also "add-on" to an animal after the auction dates by calling 210-225-5851. All add-ons must be received prior to March 15th.

To donate to the Junior Livestock Auctions, click here

Schedule of Events

Junior Market Goat Auction -  | 1:00pm | Auction Barn
Junior Market Lamb Auction - | 5:00pm | Auction Barn
Junior Market Poultry Auction -  | 1:00pm | Auction Barn
Junior Market Barrow Auction - | 4:00pm | Auction Barn
Junior Market Steer Auction -  | 10:00am | Auction Barn

Auction Sheets

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This sale features purebred bulls and commercial heifers consigned by premier Texas ranches. Please check back later for official sale catalogs and other information.

Schedule of Events

TITLE DAY TIME LOCATION
All Breeds Bull and Heifer Sale

Auction Barn

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This sale features some of the finest Beefmaster cattle from around the country. Please check back later for official sale catalogs and other information.

Schedule of Events

TITLE DAY TIME LOCATION
Beefmaster Rose Classic Sale

Auction Barn

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January 20

  • All Final Report Books must be received in the Livestock Office.

February 9 - 26

  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! Let's Rodeo San Antonio!
  • Calf Scramble Scholarship Reception - TBD. Final Report Books may be picked up at this time. Anyone not attending the reception can pick up their Final Report Book at the Livestock Office located in the Morris Activity Center after the reception.

April 15

  • Calf Scramble Purchase Certificates will be mailed
  • If all Calf Scramble program requirements have been met (Ex. Final Report Book submission, entering the Junior Livestock Show, and showing the Calf Scramble project) Original Registration papers will be mailed back to the exhibitor.

June 20

  • June Monthly Report Deadline

August 20

  • August Monthly Report Deadline
  • June Monthly Report Late Deadline

October 1

  • All Breeding Sheep and Boer Breeding Goats must be purchased, in your possession, and registration papers transferred into your name.

October 20

  • October Monthly Report Deadline
  • August Monthly Report Late Deadline

November 1

  • All Beef and Dairy Heifers, and Angora Breeding Goats must be purchased, in your possession, and registration papers transferred into your name.

November 20

  • November Monthly Report Deadline
  • October Monthly Report Late Deadline

December 1

  • Junior Livestock Show Entry Deadline! You must enter your Calf Scramble Project through your FFA or 4-H. Check with your supervisor for earlier local deadlines.
  • All Breeding Gilts must be purchased, in your possession, and registration papers transferred into your name.

December 15

  • All Purchase Certificates due to SALE.

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Congratulations!

All Calf Scramble Monthly Reports will be posted here in an editable version for your convenience. Monthly Reports will be species specific and will cover a different topic each Report such as Animal Selection, Animal Care, Nutrition, etc. Each Report is due by the 20th of the respective month (see below). The Reports must be emailed to [email protected] in PDF Format. The title for the email should read “Calf Scramble Report-Exhibitor Name-Month."

Monthly Reports will be posted on the following dates:

June 1 (Due June 20)

August 1 (Due August 20)

October 1 (Due October 20)

November 1 (Due November 1)

December 1 (Due January 20 as part of Final Report Book 

Please refer to the 2016-2017 Calf Scramble Rules and Guidelines to review all expectations for your Calf Scramble Project.

Contact the Calf Scramble office with any questions at 210-225-0575 or [email protected]

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2016-2017 Calf Scramble Rules and Guidelines

2016 Calf Scramble Monthly Report Example

2016 June Doe Calf Scramble Report

2016 June Heifer Calf Scramble Report

2016 June Ewe Calf Scramble Report

2016 June Gilt Calf Scramble Report

Monthly Reports

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To be eligible, Calf Scramble participants must meet the following requirements.

  • Participants must be be bonafide members of a Texas County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter.
  • Participants must have reached their 12th, but not their 18th birthday on January 1 and not be enrolled beyond their Junior year in high school.
  • Participants must be selected by their CEA or AST.
  • Participants may only be awarded one (1) San Antonio Calf Scramble Purchase Certificate during his/her FFA or 4-H career.

The Calf Scramble Online Entry System is currently closed.

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