The Livestock Premium List includes schedules, fees, scholarship information, 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. 

 All times and locations are subject to change.  


Downloads

2018 Livestock Premium List

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This new challenge was designed to give contestants a way to share the story of Texas agriculture through their eyes. Contestants will create a short, original, entertaining video centered around a certain theme focused on educating general patrons at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo about the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Video submissions will be scored on the overall message, professionalism, commitment to the current theme, and entertainment value. The top 3 finalists will see their videos shared on the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Competitive Events Facebook page. Final rankings will be determined by the number of reactions and shares the videos receive over a specific period of time. 

Downloads

2018 Tell Your Story Of Texas Agriculture Video Challenge Rules

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Debuting in 2018 will be the Junior Crossbred Gilt Show & Sale. This show is intended for gilts suited for show pig production. Gilts are not required to be registered within a breed association to participate in the Junior Crossbred Gilt Show. Below you find some general information about the new event:

  • 1 entry per exhibitor
  • Gilts must be state validated
  • Classes will be broken by weight (230 lbs. minimum - 340 lbs. maximum)
  • All gilts selected for the auction will be required to sell
  • Purebred gilts and Crossbred gilts will be penned separately

A complete listing of rules can be found within the 2018 Livestock Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Crossbred Gilt ShowFebruary 89am Morris Center Arena
Junior Crossbred Gilt Sale*February 9 1pmMorris Center Arena
*Only gilts selected from the Junior Crossbred Gilt Show will be eligible for the Sale

Downloads

2018 Junior Crossbred Gilt Show Rules

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. 

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Open Breeding Sheep ShowFebruary 11Following Junior ShowMorris Activity Center Arena

DOWNLOADS

2018 Open Breeding Sheep Show Rules

RESULTS

2017 Open Breeding Sheep Results

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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 are 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 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 Doe show. After their show career is over, these animals become the foundation for the Texas 4-H and FFA member’s own herd.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Wether Doe ShowFebruary 116pmMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Breeding Angora Goat ShowFebruary 128amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Breeding Boer Goat ShowFebruary 128amMorris Activity Center Arena

DOWNLOADS

2018 Junior Breeding Goat Show Rules

2018 Junior Wether Doe Show Rules

RESULTS

2017 Junior Breeding Angora Results

2017 Junior Breeding Boer Results

2017 Junior Wether Doe Results

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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.

Entry Deadline for Calf Scramble is November 1, 2017.  Entry forms are available below.

Downloads

2018 Calf Scramble Worksheet

2018 Participant Medical Questionnaire

2018 Calf Scramble Release and Indemnification Agreement

2018 Calf Scramble Schedule

2018 Calf Scramble Entry Instruction

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Junior Shows

Market Steers-  Dr. Scott Greiner, Christiansburg, Virgina

Associate Judge- Brady Jensen, Manhattan, Kansas

Market Barrows-  Justin Rodibaugh, Rensselaer, Indiana

Seth Swenson, Newark, Illinois

Market Goats- Josh Taylor, Perkins, Oklahoma

Market Lambs- Brad Angus, Ottawa, Illinois

Market Turkey Hens- Dale Hyatt, College Station, Texas

Market Turkey Toms- Keith Scott, Floresville, Texas

Market Broilers- Jacob Coppedge, Kingsbury, Texas

Breeding Beef Heifers-  Jeff Bedwell, Isabella, Oklahoma

Christie Gabel, Eaton, Colorado

John McCurry, Burrton, Kansas

Breeding Dairy Heifers-  Mark Rueth, Oxford, Wisconsin

Breeding Angora Goats-  Dale Brandenberger, Junction, Texas

Breeding Boer Goats- Ron Dilley, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Wether Does- Barrett Carlisle, Leavenworth, Kansas

Breeding Gilts- Dr. Dan Shike, Sadorus, Illinois

Associate Judge- Lee Rincker, Pismo Beach, California

Breeding Sheep and Wether Dam- Clay Weber, Shedd, Oregon

Crossbred Gilts- Al Schminke, Van Horne, Iowa


Open Shows

Breeding Beef Cattle- 

Beefmaster, Mini-Hereford- Dr. Ryan Rathmann, Lubbock, Texas

Brahman- Doug Husfeld, Fredericksburg, Texas

Hereford, International Brangus/Red Brangus, Limousin, Santa Gertrudis, Simmental- Shane Lindsey, Prairie City, Iowa

Percentage Simbrah, Simbrah- Dr. Aaron Cooper, San Angelo, Texas

Breeding Dairy Heifers- Mark Rueth, Oxford, Wisconsin

Breeding Angora Goats- Jess Yeaman, Uvalde, Texas

Breeding Boer Goats- Barrett Carlisle, Leavenworth, Kansas

Breeding Gilts- Carey Mittelstaedt, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Breeding Sheep-  Bart Cardwell, Tonkawa, Oklahoma

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When you are visiting our fairgrounds, you have the opportunity to witness over 35 different breeds of livestock that will be exhibited at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.  For a complete list of breeds for each show, please visit the Premium List.


Breeds of Beef Cattle


Breeds of Dairy Cattle


Breeds of Sheep


Breeds of Goats


Breeds of Swine

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

For 2018 Information and Updates

Contact the Livestock Office with any questions at (210)-225-0575 or at livestock@sarodeo.com

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Updates

Map- Livestock Staging/Trailer Lot- On the Salado

2018 Helpful Hints - Tips for first-time exhibitors to the San Antonio Stock Show

Past Newsletters

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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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Can't make it to the show? Watch here!

The online web broadcast for 2018 will be brought to you by Walton Webcasting. Below you will find a link to the shows that will be streaming live via Walton Webcasting at a later date. 

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Below are the days that the animals will be in the livestock barns in 2018! 


Beef Cattle

Feb. 8-16, Feb. 19-23


Dairy Cattle

Feb. 8-10


Chickens/Turkeys 

Feb. 21-22


Goats

Feb. 11-15


Pigs

Feb. 8-10, Feb. 17-22


Sheep

Feb. 10-15

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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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Breeding Heifer ShowFebruary 158amCattle Barn Arena
Junior Breeding Heifer ShowFebruary 168amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Junior Breeding Heifer Show Rules

Results

2017 Junior Breeding Heifer Results

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The Junior Commercial Steer Show 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.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Commercial Steer ShowFebruary 196:30amAuction Barn
Junior Commercial Steer ShowFebruary 207:30amAuction Barn

Downloads 

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Show Rules

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Record Book EXAMPLE

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Record Book

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Study Guide Part 1-Health

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Study Guide Part 2-Quality & Yield Grading

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Study Guide Part 3-Basic Management & Information

2018 Junior Commercial Steer Study Guide Part 4-Marketing

Results

2017 Junior Commercial Steer Results

2017 Pasture to Packer 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 Junior Wether Dam Show is intended to be an exhibition for ewes suited for club lamb production. Breeding females are not required to be registered within a breed association to participate in the Junior Wether Dam Show.  After their show career is over, these animals become the foundation for the Texas 4-H and FFA member’s own herd.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Wether Dam Show February 106pmMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Breeding Sheep ShowFebruary 118amMorris Activity Center Arena

Downloads

2018 Junior Breeding Sheep Show Rules

2018 Junior Wether Dam Show Rules

Results

2017 Junior Breeding Sheep Show Results

2017 Junior Wether Dam 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Barrow ShowFebruary 187amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow ShowFebruary 197amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow ShowFebruary 217amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow ShowFebruary 227am Swine Barn Arena
Junior Market Barrow AuctionFebruary 234pmAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Barrow Show Rules

Results

2017 Junior Market Barrow Results

2017 Quality Pork Contest Results

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Texas 4-H and FFA members will exhibit over 1,000 purebred gilts in the Junior Purebred Gilt Show representing eight of the most popular breeds in the US 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Purebred Gilt ShowFebruary 87amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Purebred Gilt ShowFebruary 97amSwine Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Junior Purebred Gilt Show Rules

Results

2017 Junior Purebred Gilt Results

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Pens of three broilers (6 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 a spot in the Junior Livestock Auction.


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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Broiler ShowFebruary 211pmMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Poultry AuctionFebruary 231pmAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Poultry Show Rules

Results

2017 Junior Market Broiler Show Results

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Multiple prominent dairy breeds, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn 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.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Dairy Cattle ShowFebruary 108amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Junior Dairy Cattle Show Rules 

Results

2017 Junior Dairy Cattle 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.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Goat ShowFebruary 149amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Market Goat ShowFebruary 159amSwine Barn Arena
Junior Market Goat AuctionFebruary 221pmAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Goat Show Rules 

2018 Pre-Penning Request Form

Results

2017 Market Goat Results

2017 Quality Goat Carcass Contest 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Lamb ShowFebruary 148amMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Lamb ShowFebruary 158amMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Lamb AuctionFebruary 225pmAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Lamb Show Rules

2018 Pre-Penning Request Form

Results

2017 Junior Market Lamb Results

2017 Quality Lamb Carcass Contest 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.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Steer ShowFebruary 218amCattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer ShowFebruary 228amCattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer ShowFebruary 238amCattle Barn Arena
Junior Market Steer AuctionFebruary 2410amAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Steer Rules

Results

2017 Junior Market Steer Results

2017 Quality Beef Carcass Contest 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Turkey Hen ShowFebruary 229amMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Turkey Tom ShowFebruary 221pmMorris Activity Center Arena
Junior Market Poultry AuctionFebruary 231pmAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Market Poultry Show Rules 

Results

2017 Junior Market Turkey Show Results

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Congratulations!

All Calf Scramble Reports will be posted here in an editable version for your convenience. Reports will be species specific and will cover a different topics such as Animal Selection, Animal Care, Nutrition, etc. Reports are due by the 20th of the respective month (see below). They must be emailed to cscramble@sarodeo.com in PDF Format. The title for the email should read “Calf Scramble Report-Exhibitor Name-Month."

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 20)

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

Please refer to the 2017-2018 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 cscramble@sarodeo.com

Downloads

2017-2018 Calf Scramble Rules and Guidelines

2017-2018 ARB/ORB Requirements

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report Example

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Doe-June

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Ewe-June

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Gilt-June

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Heifer-June

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Doe-August

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Ewe-August

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Gilt-August

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Heifer-August

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Doe-October

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Ewe-October

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Gilt-October

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Heifer-October

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Doe-November

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Ewe-November

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Gilt-November

2017 Calf Scramble Monthly Report-Heifer-November

Monthly Reports

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Click here to view candid photos of Calf Scramble.

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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, Agricultural Policy/Agribusiness, Horticulture/Landscape/Natural Resources, and Western Heritage/Ag Advocacy.  

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Agricultural Public Speaking ContestFebruary 108:30amRegion 20 Education Service Center

Downloads

2018 Agricultural Public Speaking Rules

Results

2017 Agricultural Public Speaking 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 four divisions into which a student may enter his or her project; these include Animal Systems, Power/Tech/Environmental Systems, Food Systems/Plant Systems, and Ag Sociology.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Agricultural Science FairFebruary 179amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Agricultural Science Fair Rules

Results

2017 Agricultural Science Fair Results

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This exciting 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 and students at Bexar County High Schools. 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Agrobotics ChallengeFebruary 168amMorris Activity Center


Downloads

2018 Agrobotics Challenge Rules

Results

2017 Agrobotics Challenge Results

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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 2017 Beef Skillathon Study Guide can be found HERE.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Beef Cattle SkillathonFebruary 141pmCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Beef Cattle Skillathon Rules

Results

2017 Beef Cattle Skillathon Results

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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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Food ChallengeFebruary 89amAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Food Challenge Rules

Results

2017 Food Challenge 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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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 February 10 9am Cattle Barn
Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest February 24 7am Cattle Barn Arena


Downloads

2018 Intercollegiate Judging Contests Rules

2018 Intercollegiate Judging Contests Entry Form

Results

2017 Intercollegiate Wool Judging

2017 Intercollegiate Livestock Judging

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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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show - Tractor Restoration ProjectsFebruary 237amMorris Activity Center
Junior Agricultural Mechanics ShowFebruary 248amMorris Activity Center
Junior Agricultural Mechanics AwardsFebruary 259amMorris Activity Center

Downloads

2018 Junior Agricultural Mechanics Rules

Results

2017 Junior Agricultural 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, Floriculture, Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Meat Judging, Poultry Judging, Wildlife Judging, and Wool Judging.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Floriculture ContestFebruary 89amCattle Barn
Dairy Judging ContestFebruary 99amCattle Barn Arena
Wool Judging ContestFebruary 1012:30pmCattle Barn
Meat Judging ContestFebruary 118amCargill
Consumer Decision Making ContestFebruary 179amCattle Barn
Poultry Judging ContestFebruary 189amCattle Barn Arena
Horse Judging ContestFebruary 198:30amExpo Hall
Wildlife Judging
February 239amNational Shooting Complex
Livestock Judging ContestFebruary 259amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Junior Judging Contests Rules

Results

2017 Consumer Decision Making Results

2017 Dairy Judging Results

2017 4-H Horse Judging Results

2017 Livestock Judging Results

2017 FFA Horse Judging Results

2017 4-H Meat Judging Results

2017 FFA Meat Judging Results

2017 Poultry Judging Results

2017 Wildlife Recreation & Management Contest Results

2017 Wool Judging Results

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Independent of the current Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show, this exciting new competition will test the craftsmanship and salesmanship skills of students across the state. The contest is primarily be focused on a sales presentation given by a team of 2-4 students to a panel of judges, as well as a written exam and the development of marketing material. Every project, which can be constructed by any member(s) of the club/chapter entered will be “for sale” to the general public. Top placing teams in the competition will see their project auctioned off at a live auction. 

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace CompetitionFebruary 235pmLivestock Office
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace Competition February 248amSwine Barn
Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace Competition AuctionFebruary 25NoonSwine Barn

Downloads

2018 Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace Competition Rules

2018 Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace & Competition Save the Date

2018 Junior Agricultural Mechanics Marketplace & Competition Auction Bidder Form

Click here to donate to the Ag Mechanics Marketplace & Competition

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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.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Landscape Challenge Project Submission DeadlineDecember 15
Livestock Office
Landscape Challenge FinalsFebruary 79amSchool Tours

Downloads

2018 Landscape Challenge Rules

Results

2017 Landscape Challenge Results

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The Landscape Skillathon builds upon the interest and success of the other skillathons (Beef, Horse, Meat, Sheep, Swine) that are offered at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This hands-on and interactive competition challenges exhibitors regarding their knowledge of landscape design concepts. Elements will include a written exam, identification stations, and skill stations on topics such as plant identification, fertilizer information, landscape design, and insect and disease identification.

Study Guide materials can be found in the Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Landscape SkillathonFebruary 179amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Landscape Skillathon Rules

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The Meat Science Skillathon is a hands-on and interactive competition that challenges contestants regarding their knowledge of meat science and BBQ concepts. Elements will include a written exam, identification, yield grades, quality grades, and BBQ cookery skills. The contests will be divided into two age divisions- Junior (8-13 yrs. old) and Senior (14-18 yrs. old) to allow for age appropriate content which encourages exhibitors to continue to participate. Top contestants in the Senior age division will also compete in a final round featuring an extemporaneous speech about the meat industry topic. 

The Study Guide materials can be found in the Premium List.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Meat Science SkillathonFebruary 152pmAuction Barn


Downloads

2018 Meat Science Skillathon Rules

2017 Meat Science 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.

The 2017 Sheep Skillathon Study Guide can be found HERE.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Sheep Skillathon February 132pmMorris Activity Center Arena

Downloads

2018 Sheep Skillathon Rules

Results

2017 Sheep Skillathon Results

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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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Swine SkillathonFebruary 72pmCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Swine Skillathon Rules

2018 Swine Skillathon Study Guide

Results

2017 Swine Skillathon Results

2017 Senior Swine Skillathon Scores

2017 Intermediate Swine Skillathon Scores

2017 Junior Swine Skillathon Scores

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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 2017 Junior Shoot-Out click HERE.

For additional 2017 event information and squadding click HERE.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Shoot-Out
February, 14,20188:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 15, 20188:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 16, 20188:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot-OutFebruary 17, 20188:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex
Junior Shoot OutFebruary 18, 20188:00 A.M.National Shooting Complex

Downloads

2018 Junior Shoot-Out Rules

2018 Junior Shoot-Out Worksheet

2018 Junior Shoot-Out Poster

2017 Thank You Sponsor Photo

2017 Sponsors and Donors

2017 Demographic Map

2017 Winner Photos

2016 Winner Photos

2015 Winner Photos

2014 Winner Photos

2013 Winner Photos

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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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 94:30pmCattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 108amCattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 118amCattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 128amCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Open Breeding Beef Cattle Rules 

Results

2017 Open Breeding Beef Cattle Results

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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.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLE DAY TIME LOCATION
Open Breeding Angora Goat Show February 12 Following Junior Show Swine Barn Arena
Open Breeding Boer Goat ShowFebruary 12 Following Junior Show Morris Activity Center Arena

Downloads

2018 Open Breeding Goat Show Rules

Results

2017 Open Breeding Angora Goat Show

2017 Open Breeding Boer Goat Show

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Exhibitors of all ages may participate in the Open Purebred Gilt 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Open Purebred Gilt ShowFebruary 107amSwine Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Open Purebred Gilt Show Rules

Results

2017 Open Breeding Swine Results

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Multiple prominent dairy breeds, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorn 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.

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

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Open Dairy Cattle ShowFebruary 108amCattle Barn

Downloads

2018 Open Dairy Cattle Show Rules

Results

2017 Open Dairy Cattle 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

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Open Sheep Dog TrialsFebruary 18NoonCattle Barn Arena

Downloads

2018 Open Sheep Dog Trials Rules

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This sale features purebred bulls and commercial heifers consigned by premier Texas ranches. 

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
All Breeds Bull and Heifer SaleFebruary 1410amAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 All Breeds Bull and Heifer Sale 

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This sale features some of the finest Beefmaster cattle from around the country. See below for the official sale catalog.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Beefmaster Rose Classic Sale February 10NoonAuction Barn

Downloads

2018 Beefmaster Rose Classic

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Support the youth of Texas at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction in their agricultural and educational endeavors.

A general contribution to the Junior Livestock Auction may be made by clicking here.

An "Add-on" contribution for exhibitors in the Auction (as listed on posted Sale Sheets) can be made online 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 auction animal after the auction dates by calling 210-225-5851. All add-ons must be received prior to March 15th.

All auction sale amounts are subject to change based on the final auction audit.

Schedule of Events

TITLEDAYTIMELOCATION
Junior Market Goat AuctionFebruary 221pmAuction Barn
Junior Market Lamb AuctionFebruary 225pmAuction Barn
Junior Market Poultry AuctionFebruary 231pmAuction Barn
Junior Market Barrow AuctionFebruary 234pmAuction Barn
Junior Market Steer AuctionFebruary 2410amAuction Barn


Auction Sheets

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January 20

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

February 8 - 25

  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! Let's Rodeo San Antonio!
  • Calf Scramble Scholarship Reception - TBA. Located at the School Tours Tent. 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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