2019 Livestock Test and Mandatory Showcase Sale Information

Livestock Tests

Dining Hall

The Livestock tests will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall and Auditorium on the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

All livestock members (including market, dairy, breeding) must take and pass with a 60% score a livestock test in each species each year. So, for instance, if you are in the Dairy Goat project, Market Poultry project, and Breeding Poultry project, you will need to take three tests. The Study guides are available here (body parts) and here.  


Mandatory Meeting


This meeting is for members in MARKET (beef, goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, swine) projects who intend to show/sell in the Showcase Sale at the County Fair in July. At this meeting, you will be given your buyer contact packet and other important information about the Sale. If you cannot make this meeting, you must notify the Showcase Sale committee via the Extension Office in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. You must also make arrangements to pick up your buyer contact packet.


Additionally please see this request from the Showcase Sale Committee:

This year the Showcase Sale committee would like to enhance the “Thank You” bags you give each buyer after you sell your livestock project at the showcase sale.  Instead of increasing the 6% commission that is deducted from the Showcase Sale Exhibitor checks we are instead asking that each market livestock 4-H/FFA member who is selling their market livestock project in the 2018 Showcase Sale to donate one of the following to be put in the “Thank You” bag.


*1 box of flavored tea (please make sure the tea bags are individually wrapped.  We are placing them in the mugs that we give)


*1 bag of individually wrapped candy.  (Please no chocolate…it is July…they will melt J )


*$5.00 cash–which will be used to buy tea/candy to be placed in bag


                We have many loyal community members, businesses and individuals who support YOUR livestock projects and hard work each year and the Showcase Sale committee is dedicated to making sure the buyers are shown genuine appreciation.  Please bring one of the above items to the MANDATORY Showcase Sale meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the 4-H Auditorium.  We thank you for your cooperation and donation.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


If you have questions about the livestock tests you can contact Tom Coffield, Fair Board president, at coffieldtr@yahoo.com

If you have questions about the mandatory Showcase Sale meeting, you can contact Shane Roberts, at mt.states.const@msn.com