2020 Osceola County Market Animal Show and Sale Dates

The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So grab some of those boiled peanuts and come to the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show arena to cheer on and support the Osceola County 4-H and FFA members! The 4-H and FFA members work hard all year raising a market steer, hog, lamb, or goat to place at the top of their class at the fair to yield the best carcass for the consumer market. UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County 4-H has a strong market animal program with 86 youth market steer exhibitors, 129 market hog exhibitors, and 37 market lamb and goat exhibitors. The 4-H members involved range from 8-18 years old. The market animal program will assist youth in learning about animal production and management, health, nutrition, and leadership and citizenship to become contributing members to society. By supporting these hard working exhibitors you can purchase a great meat product that you can follow from pasture to plate. The money used to purchase the market animal allows members to save the money they earn from selling their market animals for various purposes, such as college, to buy a new car, or to put money away to help purchase their future market animals. If you are interested in supporting your local 4-H and FFA members, but are not interested in purchasing a market animal for meat consumption you can leave a donation the night of the sale.
If you would like to come to the fair to show your support or if you are interested in becoming a buyer the dates for the 2020 market animal shows and sales are listed below.

Market Animal Show & Sale Dates:
*All shows and sales are held at Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show Arena*
February 14th 2020
• Market Goat Show 4:30 pm
• Market Hog Show 6:30pm
February 15th 2020
• Market Goat Sale 5:30 pm
• Market Hog Sale (after goat sale)
February 20th 2020
• Market Steer Show 6:30 pm
February 21th 2020
• Market Lamb Show 6:00 pm
February 22th 2020
• Market Lamb Sale 4:30pm
• Market Steer Sale (following lamb sale auction)

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H member or for additional information about the market animal program you can contact UF/ IFAS Extension Osceola County. If you are interested in becoming a buyer at the sale please contact Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show or visit their website www.osceolacounytfair.com


Posted: February 7, 2020

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Brittany Justesen, County Fair, Livestock, Market Animal Program

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