The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Auction will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12 through 14, and will be online because of the COVID-19 restrictions. The 4-H and FFA members will sell their prize-winning livestock: beef, swine, lamb, rabbits, and goats using an online auction platform. Prior to the auction all the animals in the sale were judged by qualified judges and determined to be market ready. The judges reviewed the animals by video and photographs submitted by each exhibitor.
Buyers need to login to https://sanjoaquinagfest.org/ to register as a buyer for the bidding process. Buyers will be able to view all 559 exhibitors selling livestock. Each exhibitor created a profile about their animal which includes the age, breed, and weight of the animal. Buyers may bid until the auction ends on Sunday, June 14 at 9 p.m.
Many of the members who raise animals will use the AgFest profit for college and trade school education in the future. Some of the members started with one animal and began a breeding program. By the end of their 4-H or FFA career they will have a herd of animals or a flock of birds and possibly a small business.
The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Livestock and Auction is an independent event put on by an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to support and promotion of 4-H and FFA, and the future of our children and our nation. This is the seventh AgFest Junior Livestock and Auction since it was established in 2014.