Placing Youth on the Path to Success



Welcome to the Morgan Co. Jr. Livestock Program. You have started on an exciting path! The Jr. Livestock Program is a unique opportunity to use live animals to help youth develop. We hope that your years in 4-H and FFA are filled with knowledge, fun, friends, hard work, and memories.

Information for new exhibitors.



A Wide Range of Enrichment Programs

Each year over 300 of Morgan County youth participate in the Junior Livestock Program raising market animals for the County Fair.  The youth learn essential life skills like responsibility, compassion, and the humane treatment of animals.  They learn cooperation, leadership and community service through participation in 4-H clubs or FFA.
The Junior Livestock program is for youth in grades 3 - 12, as of October 1, of the current 4-H year.  In order to provide for the safety and best interest of the participants, youth in grades K - 2 are not eligible to participate.  Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or participating in the FFA program at Morgan High School.  Registration deadline is April 1, 2021 by 6 PM.  No exceptions!
This program includes activities for those youth who own/have access to livestock.  Activities can include everything from education and fun club meeting, livestock shows and the Morgan County Fair, service projects, judging contests and leadership opportunities.





Supporting today's youth produces tomorrow's leaders!

About the Auction

Each year Morgan County youth select 4-H and FFA livestock projects to compete at the county fair.  In addition to the expense of purchasing their animal, feel, and supplies, these projects require hours of attention to feed, train, and prepare their animals for the show.  The youth learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation, responsibility, along with the humane treatment of animals.  Over the course of several months, exhibitors learn to properly care for their animals including nutritional needs, safety, health issues, grooming and showmanship skills.

Youth learn essential life skills such as money management, communication, cooperation, responsibility, perseverance, along with the humane treatment of animals.  4-H and FFA livestock projects provide opportunities for young people to develop solid values that will serve and contribute to their community wherever they live.  The Junior Livestock Auction provides the community an opportunity to invest in our youth and their future.  Proceeds from the sale of projects often help youth to participate in extra curricular activities, church missionary work, and fund college educations.

As a buyer, your participation in the sale recognizes youth for the time, expense and effort that has gone into raising an animal for market.  You may also obtain advertising and tax value that accrues through the purchase of these animals.  We appreciate your support of the Junior Livestock Auction and investment in the youth of Morgan County. 

Two Ways to Participate

  • Attend the sale in person.  The excitement of the event, the drama of the auctioneer's cry creates an unforgettable scene.  Auction officials will gladly assist you.

  • If you are unable to attend but wish to participate, you can do so by proxy.  Just fill out the purchase agreement or contact a member of the livestock committee. You can click on the link below to find the purchase agreement.

How is a Purchase Made

  • When you wish to place a bid on the animal in the ring, raise your hand until the ring man acknowledges your bid.

  • Bids are based on dollars per head.  The buyer is the highest bidder.

  • Pre-registered buyers will receive a Buyer's number.

  • Upon being recognized as the buyer, you will be asked for your buyer number or your name, business, or group which you represent.  (Buyers numbers are encouraged to assure proper recognition by the auctioneer.)

  • A representative from one of Morgan Counties youth group will bring a sales receipt to you.  You will verify the sale price and indicate how you are purchasing your animal.  If you are keeping the animal, where you would like it processed.

Ways to Buy

Home Use - You can purchase the entire animal for home use.  You pay the total sale price bid at the time of the sale.  You will need to designate at the time of the sale whether or not you wish to have your animal processed.  Simply indicate on your slip who you want to do the processing.  Bid price does not include processing fees.

Support - A buyer purchases an animal to support an exhibitor but does not want the animal.  In this case the buyer pays only the difference between the final bid price and the packer price.  The packer will take the animal and the successful bidder pays only the support amount.  The floor price will be set prior to the sale.  For example, suppose your bid $370 for a 100 pound lamb.  The floor price is $0.17/lb, the packer price is then $70.  Your cost = $300.

Split Buying - Two or more individuals, families, businesses, or organizations may wish to split the cost of an animal.  This reduces the cost to any one person or group and reduces the amount of meat each will receive.  Notify the auctioneer of the combination of bidders at the time of bidding or at registration.

Buyers' Pool - Individuals and/or businesses commit a dollar amount to the pool.  The buyers' pool will then bid on and purchase an animal in your name, leveraging the available money to maximize the benefit to participating youth.

Boost - Individuals and/or businesses may add money to the final sale price of an animal.  The "boost" will be added to the sale price.  You may "boost" any amount of money.  Simply fill out a form at the boost table, Venmo, or contact a committee member. You can also click the Purchase/Boost Agreement link below if you would like to mail in your boost.

Venmo - @MorganJr-Livestock
Please include exhibitor name and what payment is for i.e., Boost, Support, Home Use, etc. on all transactions.



Hog Tag-in By May 15
Lamb Tag-in May 18 and May 20
(click link below to register for tag-in)
June Show June 4-5
Fair Livestock Shows and Auction Aug 3-7



Registration Deadline May 31, 2021

June 2

5-8 pm  Lamb weigh-in

(Morgan Co. exhibitors only)

June 3

6-8 pm Beef weigh-in

(Morgan Co. exhibitors only)

June 4

2:30-4 pm Hog weigh-in

(all exhibitors)

5 pm Hog Show

June 5

7-8 am Lamb weigh-in

(Out of county exhibitors only)

9 am Lamb Show

8-9 am Beef weigh-in

(Out of county exhibitors only)

10 am Beef Show



Livestock Schedule

Tuesday Aug 3

5:00-8:00 pm Lamb weigh-in
Wednesday Aug 4
9:00 am Lamb Show
5:00 - 8:00 pm Hogs unload and weigh-in
Thursday Aug 5
8:00 am Hog Show
9:00 am Lamb Carcass contest
11:00 am Hog Carcass contest
1:00-3:00 pm Beef weigh-in and Carcass contest
6:00 pm Heifer Show
7:00 pm Beef Team Fitting
Friday Aug 6
10:00 am Beef Show
5:00 pm Judging Contest
Saturday Aug 7
8:30 am Parent/Exhibitor meeting
10:00 am Livestock Auction
1:00 pm Buyers Dinner




July 29, 2020

Grand Champion Lamb: TimberLee Peterson
Reserve Champion Lamb: Janell Blazzard
Buckle Sponsor: Peterson Machine



July 30, 2020

Grand Champion Hog: Lorie Wardell
Reserve Champion Hog: Jadie Shupe
Buckle Sponsor: Craig and Leslie Shupe - Alan and Jean Heiner


July 31, 2020

 Grand Champion Beef: Jetta Mecham

Reserve Champion Beef: Kache Carter

Buckle Sponsor: Diamond D Beef




Grand Senior Showman: TimberLee Peterson

Reserve Senior Showman: Addison Turner

Grand Intrm. Showman: Jadie Shupe

Reserve Intrm. Showman: Kynlee Peterson

Grand Jr. Showman: Makena Wardell

Reserve Jr. Showman: Huntley Gale


Grand Senior Showman:Lorie Wardell

Reserve Senior Showman: Justin Milliner

Grand Intrm. Showman: Maggie Shupe

Reserve Intrm. Showman: Jadie Shupe

Grand Jr. Showman: Tucker Kelly

Reserve Jr. Showman: Suzan Feuz


Grand Senior Showman: Jetta Mecham

Reserve Senior Showman: Addison Turner

Grand Intrm. Showman: Kache Carter

Reserve Intrm Showman: Jayden Wardell

Grand Jr. Showman: Adison Clark

Reserve Jr. Showman: Seth Turner

Buckle Sponsors:

Ace Fab

Scotsman Center

Wixom Show Lambs

Brady and Emily Peterson

Bob and Heather Kelly

Beehive Buildings

Turner Farms

Gale Force Homes

Morgan Ranching

Bingham's Custom Meats



Carcass Buckle Sponsor: Binghams Custom Meats


Champion Carcass: Kwayde Meibos

Reserve Carcass: Mason Phillips


Champion Carcass: Brynn Peterson

Reserve Carcass: Lacey Savage


Champion Carcass: Wyatt Sessions

Reserve Carcass: Kooper Porter



President: Craig Shupe
VP Operations: Jen Wixom
VP Marketing: Leslie Shupe
Secretary: Alisa Hardman
Treasurer: Ben Sessions
Operations Assistant: Keri Kinghorn
Marketing Assistant: Mindy Savage
Auction Supervisor: Kim Turner
Beef Supervisors: Jason Morgan, Rhonda Morgan, Justin Pentz
Lamb Supervisors:  Brian House, Ladd Peterson, Mike Kinghorn
Hog Supervisors: Brady Peterson, Emily Peterson, Colby Kuhn, Brittany Kuhn
4H Program Coordinator: Nicole Reed
FFA Advisor: Hannah Branch
Sub Committee: Eric Turner, Bob Wixom, Audrey Peterson, Trina Pentz