Each year hundreds of youth proudly display their hard work and livestock knowledge at the Stanislaus County Fair — and one of the most exciting livestock events is the Replacement Heifer Sale. While fair season is still six months away, entry deadlines are fast approaching for Replacement Heifer applications for the 2018 Stanislaus County Fair.
The deadlines are for the one-year projects and the 2nd year of a two-year project for the Stanislaus County Fair Replacement Heifer sale. Applications are due at the livestock office from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21.
“It is one of our significant sales for our livestock department and we wanted to give everyone adequate time to apply and provide all the required information needed in order to show,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair.
Registration forms and complete rules and requirements are available at: www.stancofair.com, or at the Stanislaus County Fair Livestock office, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock, or by calling (209) 632-2557.
Future Farmers of America and 4-H members sold 125 heifers at the 50th Annual Replacement Heifer Sale in 2017, grossing $385,600 ($2,815 per head) a decrease from 2016’s total of $427,450 for 125 heifers.
Supreme Champion was Lane Wheeler, from Turlock FFA, who sold her heifer at $4,800. Reserve Supreme Champion was Elijah Pacheco, Independent, and he sold his heifer for $4,800.
The 51stAnnual Replacement Heifer Sale will take place opening night of the fair at 6 p.m. July 13.
For more information about the Stanislaus County Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.