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OC Fair Junior Livestock Auction and Why Your Support Matters

The annual OC Fair Junior Livestock Auction supports 4-H and FFA educational programs throughout Orange County. Each purchase directly finances and supports individual youth participants who are working to become future agriculture and community leaders.

As a buyer, you help these young participants to finance future animal projects as well as their overall agricultural, general education and life experiences. Additionally, you receive high-quality, locally sourced food for you and your family to enjoy.

Each youth participant spends 3-9 months and countless hours raising and caring for their livestock projects learning the benefits of experience, responsibility and dedication as well as animal care and entrepreneurialism.

Only Market Beef, Goats, Lambs, Hogs, and Rabbits that earn a blue ribbon, “market-ready” award are permitted to sell in the Junior Livestock Auction and all Champions, Reserve Champions, Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions in each species are required to sell in the auction. This simply means the best of the best are available for you to purchase!

Visit for all details and how the auction works.

About 4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization reaching more than six million youth from ages 5 to 19 years old around the nation. 4-H is focused on empowering youth to reach their full potential by focusing on four personal development areas or the four H’s: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. 4-H’ers spend their extracurricular time on projects focused on citizenship, healthy living and science so they can make a positive impact on their communities and the world. For more details, visit

About FFA (Future Farmers of America)

Created in 1928, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a national youth organization with over 7,500 chapters from Alaska to the Virgin Islands and Maine to Hawaii. With a motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” FFA prepares middle and high school students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems. For more details, visit


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