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2024 Schedule of Events

2024 Livestock Show Judges

Jr. Breeding Heifer/Jr. Market Beef Judge - Blake Nelson, MO

Jr. Market Lamb Judge - Andy Sloan, OH

Jr. Market Goat Judge - Cade Halfmann, TX

Jr. Market Swine Judge - Will Taylor, IA

Jackpot Steer/Heifer Show - Jenna Craft, OK

Open Cattle Judge - Jenna Craft, OK

2024 Jr. Livestock DNA & Nomination Procedures

DNA Samples are Due June 15th

Market Beef, Dairy Replacement Heifers & Breeding Heifers
Ownership: June 15, 2024
DNA Deadline: June 15, 2024 - Market Beef, Dairy Replacement Heifers only
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2024

Market Swine, Market Goats & Market Lambs
Ownership: June 15, 2024
DNA Deadline: June 15, 2024
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2024

Jr. Wether Doe & Jr. Commercial Ewe
Ownership: June 15, 2024
DNA Deadline: None – Must have 840 Tag
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2024

YQCA Certification

Any exhibitor entering a Junior Market Show at the 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: to obtain your certification if you have not already done so.

This will replace Market Certification Forms.

State Fair Livestock Internship

The Livestock Internship is geared towards those applicants interested in learning how to work, manage and execute livestock shows and a Junior Livestock Auction. Interns will work with cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, rabbits, open & junior breeding cattle and more. Many of these species and breeds are overseen by a superintendent with which interns will have the opportunity to work alongside and network with.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and reference(s) page to
Please include the following information:
· Name, address, phone number, email address
· Dates you are available
· Year in school, your major and GPA
· Any skills/experience that may qualify you for this internship, to include relevant computer and language skills.
· Minimum of two (2) references; one must be a member of your academic community (ie: a professor or advisor).

Applications will be open until Friday, July 22, 2024

Please review Premium Books for changes and updates before submitting entries.
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