Livestock Exhibits

The exhibition of Livestock gives Fair patrons the opportunity to explore farm animals up-close in an effort to educate the public on one of the many facets that make up our agricultural industry. These livestock events help to create the next generation of men and women in agriculture and by participating in these events, 4-H, FFA and Independent students not only have the opportunity to showcase and sell their animal projects, they also learn responsibility and gain agribusiness experience.



DATES: JUNE 11 - 13, 2020 

The Merced County Fair is proud to move forward with its 2020 Virtual Livestock Sale in collaboration with (SSA) to utilize its online platform for the more than 500 4-H and FFA Merced County Fair exhibitors to sell their animal projects in a professional, easy to use way.  

Through SSA, the Merced County Fair will be able to hold a virtual sale that enables buyers to purchase as they have in the past, just from the convenience of their home. Market beef, market goats, market sheep, market swine, market rabbits, and replacement heifers will be included in the virtual auction, which will be held from June 11 – 13. Merced County Fair    4-H and FFA exhibitors will need to enter their animal projects as normal; deadline for entries has been extended until May 13 at 11:59 p.m. See below for Exhibitor and Buyer information to help with this transition to an online platform. 


Dairy Replacement Heifer Virtual Sale Details

Market Beef Virtual Sale Details

Market Goat Virtual Sale Details 

Market Sheep Virtual Sale Details

Rabbit Virtual Sale Details 

Swine Virtual Sale Details 


Virtual Livestock Sale Exhibitor FAQs

Virtual Livestock Sale Buyer Instructions & FAQs


2020 Livestock Competitive Exhibits Handbook

2020 Livestock Exhibitors | Enter Online Here

2020 Independent Exhibitor Form

IMPORTANT: Quality Assurance

Exhibitors will need to complete the Youth for Quality Care and Assurance Program prior to registering online.

More details here.

IMPORTANT | Poultry Show Information

On January 31, 2020, we received a letter from the State Veterinarian regarding the status of the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND), which first had an outbreak in May 2018 in Southern California among the poultry population. Due to a recent flare-up of VND in Southern California, the State Veterinarian is advising that the poultry show be cancelled given our location nearby commercial poultry facilities. You may view the State Veterinarian letter here.


For more information on Newcastle disease, please visit the California Department of Food & Agriculture’s website at:


We look forward to bringing back the poultry show in the future. For this year’s Fair, we are encouraging students to consider an alternate animal project such as rabbits for this year’s Fair.

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Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-1506

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