Jackson County Youth Fair

Livestock Judging Contest

           The Jackson County Fair Association would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your Livestock Judging Teams to participate in the 65th Jackson County Youth Fair Livestock Judging Contest. The contest will be held on October 8th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Brackenridge Recreational Complex (284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna Tx). To get to the BRC from Edna travel about 7 miles on Hwy 111 South. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Brackenridge Recreational Complex.

           Eligibility: Team must consist of bonafide members in good standing of a 4-H or FFA Chapter and be enrolled in school at the time of the contest. The contest will be divided into two divisions for the presentation of the belt                  buckles only.

           Senior Division – 14 years or older, as of the contest date

           Junior Division – 9 to 13 years of age, as of the contest date

  1. Entries: Registration fees are $20.00 per team or $7.00 per individual. Please make checks payable to the Jackson County Youth Fair Association. A team consists of three or four members. The number of teams entered per chapter is unlimited. Please contact Kristan DeBord at Edna High School if you have any questions, (361) 782-5255 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Judging: Only the three highest scores will be used in computing the team scores. The low scoring member will be considered the alternate; this score will be used only in the event of a tie. Should a tying team consist of only three members; the tie will be broken by scores of a certain class, which will be announced before the contest begins. Eight minutes will be allowed for each class judged.
  3. Scantrons will be provided
  4. Classes: Six classes will be judged consisting of the following.

                      Two classes of market steers

                      Two classes of market swine

                      Two classes of market sheep


           **Classes are subject to change after livestock entries are received**

          Interference: No one will be allowed in the judging area before the contest begins except Fair Officials and their helpers. Coaches and teachers will not be allowed to communicate with their teams during the contest. There shall             be no talking among contestants during the judging. Any questions should be directed to the group leader. Disqualification of teams can result if these rules are violated.

          Awards: Recognition of winners and presentation of awards will take place as soon as the results are available. Announced results will be final. Belt buckles will be awarded to the top scoring Junior and top scoring Senior                     individual.