2021 Junior Livestock Auction
Starts on June 22 @ 6:00 pm – June 26 @ 7:00 pm

THANK YOU for supporting the Junior Livestock Program. The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Junior Livestock Program  offers the youth of our community a quality, hands-on educational program. Our local youth learn “real world skills”  including organization, financial management, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship, and most  importantly, positive work ethic. These youth are our future leaders.

The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Junior Livestock Program offers the youth of our community a quality, hands-on educational program. Our local youth learn “real world skills” including organization, financial management, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship, and most importantly, positive work ethic. These youth are our future leaders. 

LIVESTOCK SHOW INFO: We will have a normal livestock show this year. Exhibitors will be able to show in person and the public may attend. We  will still offer the livestream option for those that can’t be here in person. We will have a link on our home page,  WWW.TRICOUNTYFAIR.COM for all interested parties to watch. We will also include the show schedule so you can watch  your favorite exhibitor. The show will be recorded and we will keep the livestream link on our site after the show. The  livestream is brought to you by Jason Brown and Laughing Parrot Productions.


The auction will be online. The auction dates are 6/23/21-6/26/21 (Wednesday-Saturday). It will close at 7PM on Saturday,  6/26/21. The sale will close “race horse style” which means the clock will reset each time a bid is updated on an animal.  The clock will stop and the auction will close as soon as no new bids come in Add-Ons will remain active through Monday,  6/28/21. As a buyer, you can purchase an entire animal, split with family and friends, purchase and donate back to the  exhibitor or to the auction committee as a resale. Or, you can add-on a flat dollar amount to one or multiple exhibitors.  See below for buyer registration instructions.


Early Bird Buyer Registration is OPEN

*Buyers do not need to register as a early bird, this is simply available for those that would like to register early.

Step 1: Access our online portal at: https://tricounty.fairwire.com and click “sign in” in the upper right hand corner.
Step 2: Select “Buyer from the Drop Down Menu
Step 3: Check the Box that says “I am a New Buyer or Not Listed above then click “register”
Step 4: Fill Out Information, be sure to use a CELL PHONE NUMBER on your account the auction will need to verify your phone number once it is open and a Cell phone is the only type of number that will work here.
Step 5: Click continue

Doing this early registration provides our office with contact info for interested buyers. Once this registration is complete we will be able to contact buyers when the sale is ready to open and provide them the next appropriate steps in getting ready to bid and participate in the sale and add on program.

  • Early registration will close June 18th at 11:59PM.
  • Regular Sale Registration will Open June 21st at 8AM.
  • The Sale Order and Photos will Open for Preview June 21st at 8AM.
  • Bidding for the sale will Begin June 23rd at NOON.
  • Bidding will end June 26th at 7PM.
  • Add-on’s will close June 28th at 7PM.


You must be logged in to bid. Select the login tab at the top right corner of your screen.

  • Search for your name in the drop-down list.
  • Select Request Code to receive a 4-digit security code via text.
  • Enter the code in the box below your name.
  • Once you enter the code, you now have access to the sale as a bidder.
  • The code is your bidding password for the auction and will be used throughout the auction. • Once logged in, the auction screen will be visible and the auction animals will be shown by lot number. • You can filter your search by clocking the icon at the top left corner of the screen.
  • You can filter by division, club, or exhibitor’s name.
  • All animals will be sold by the head.
  • Weights will be added to all lots as soon as they weigh in for reference.
  • You are able to set a maximum bid if you’d like.
  • You can split the purchase between other registered buyers.
  • You will receive a text message if you’re the current winning bid and someone out bids you. • The sale will end in a horserace style finish, meaning the time will extend by a set number of minutes (2-4) each  time a bid is placed during extended bidding. Example: the clock will reset to 4 minutes and if another bid is  received 2 minutes later, it will go back to 4 minutes and start counting down again. 
  • Final bidding for the purchase of the lot will end on Saturday, 6/26/21 @ 7PM. 

IMPORTANT! When you place your bid on any lot, a drop-down destination selection box will appear requesting  your desired destination of the animal if you win the lot. The destination selection, for that lot, will remain the  same and will not change when future bids are placed. However, you can edit your destination anytime PRIOR  to the auction closing. Once the auction closes, it cannot be changed.  


  • This is a flat dollar amount. You are not buying the animal, just adding money to the exhibitor’s bottom line. 
  • These auctions have a “hard” end time because the sale supporters aren’t outbid. 
  • Final add-ons through the online site will close on Monday, 6/28/21 @ 7PM.


  • The Buyer selects the destination at check out.
  • The Buyer will have the option to pay at checkout or a JLA Committee Member will call as soon as the sale closes,  to finalize payment details. Destination changes cannot be accommodated.
  • We also will allow live pick up.


  • Steers – $175 harvest only, $800 harvest, cut, wrap 
  • Hogs – $125 harvest only, $350 harvest, cut, wrap and curing, $300 harvest, cut, wrap, no cure 
  • Sheep & Goats – $100 harvest only, $200 harvest, cut, wrap 

MEAT DELIVERY: You will be notified on delivery date. The delivery dates are the following. 

  • Carcass – Monday, 7/5/21
  • Meat Boxes – Monday 7/12/21

If you are uncomfortable with the online platform or have any questions, our committee members can purchase and take  care of the details for you. Please contact any of the following and we can register, bid and do the purchasing for you.

Thank You for supporting the Tri-County Junior Livestock Auction.

  • Jen McGuire, CEO Tri-County Fairgrounds (805) 421-6252
  • Brian Simpson, JLA President (760) 920-9023
  • Matt Yount, JLA Vice President (760) 920-3782
  • Sarah Fogarty, JLA Secretary (760) 264-5214
  • Clint Quilter, JLA Treasurer (831) 524-3265
  • Jarrett Phillips, JLA Member (760) 920-5270
  • Maria Kemp, JLA Committee & Proxy Coordinator (760) 937-9008
  • Brenda Lacey, JLA Committee & Proxy Coordinator (760) 878-8843

Curious about becoming a buyer?


The Junior Livestock Auction supports Ag educational programs throughout the Owens Valley. Each purchase directly finances and supports individual youth participants who are working to become future agriculture and community leaders.

As a buyer, you help these young participants to finance future animal projects as well as their overall agricultural, general education, and life experiences. Additionally, you receive high-quality, locally sourced food for you and your family to enjoy.

Each youth participant spends 3-9 months and countless hours raising and caring for their livestock projects. Learning responsibility and dedication, as well as animal care and entrepreneurship, will benefit them far into their future

Only Market Beef, Goats, Lambs, Hogs, Rabbits and Poultry, that are judged “market- ready” will be permitted to sell at the Junior Livestock. This includes the Grand Champions of each species. Simply stated, it means the best of the best are available for you to purchase!


4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization reaching more than six million youth from ages 5 to 19 years old around the nation. 4-H is focused on empowering youth to reach their full potential by focusing on four personal development areas or the four H’s: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. 4-H’ers spend their extracurricular time on projects focused on citizenship, healthy living and science so they can make a positive impact on their communities and the world. For more details, visit www.4-H.org


Created in 1928, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a national youth organization with over 7,500 chapters. With a motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve”, FFA prepares middle and high school students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems. For more details, visit www.FFA.org

View Buyer’s Bi-fold