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Livestock Auction Offering Finest In County
Daniel Cebreros is shown here doing a little grooming work on his goat before attending the Stanislaus County Fair. According to Riverbank High School ag teacher Isaac Robles, the students are super excited for the fair and have been raising and working with their animals for several months with hopes to do well in the show and sell well in the junior livestock auction. - photo by Photo Contributed

Hey bidder, bidder, get ready for some of the best livestock auctions Stanislaus County has to offer.

Local bidders will have the chance to take home some of the finest livestock in the Central Valley at the Stanislaus County Fair’s 46th Annual Replacement Heifer Sale on Friday, July 12 and the 49th Annual Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, July 20 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, located at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock.

Buyers may pre-register for the sale and auction at the Fair’s Exhibit Office, in the Costco Commercial Exhibits Building E-2, until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.

“These 4-H and FFA exhibitors spend much time and attention on each animal and many of them use the money raised at the Heifer Sale and Junior Livestock Auction as a generous contribution to a first car or college fund,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “I think bidders would be hard-pressed to find animals that are better fed and better cared for than those exhibited at the Stanislaus County Fair.”

Riverbank will have some FFA members at the upcoming fair, while the community also has some 4-Hers that likely will participate as well.

Buyers are invited to the 46th Annual Replacement Heifer Sale on Friday, July 12, following the Heifer Preview, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Thurman Pavilion.

See the county’s finest rabbits, poultry, market beef, swine, sheep and goats at the 49th Annual Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, July 20 at 8 a.m. The Livestock Awards and Master Champion Assembly in the Thurman Pavilion will be held Sunday, July 21.

Catalogs for the 2013 Replacement Heifer Sale are available now in the Fair’s Livestock Office. The Livestock Office is located on the Fairgrounds, near the Soderquist Road entrance. The catalogs are sponsored by Yosemite Farm Credit.

Catalogs for the Junior Livestock Auction will be available on the morning of the auction and will be distributed during bidder registration and check-in.

Also, don’t miss the Fourth Annual Junior Livestock Auction – Market Beef, Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the Thurman Pavilion and the Fourth Annual Small Animal Auction of rabbits and poultry, Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. also in the Thurman Pavilion.

With over 1,500 4-H and FFA animals entered in the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair, this year’s sale and auction are sure to produce an impressive roster of livestock.

The 2013 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 100 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass are now on sale through July 11 at 7 p.m. Corporate ticket sales are also available to purchase at a highly discounted rate.  Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at

The 2013 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area, with the highly anticipated new Wizard’s Challenge, the magical world of science presented by Sky Trek Aviation and sponsored by Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital. Also planned for 2013 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports and a rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.

To receive future Fair announcements by text message, text the word “FAIR” to 75309. Fair enthusiasts can also follow how the 2013 Fair is developing at In addition, become a fan of the Fair at

The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology.  For more information about the award-winning Stanislaus County Fair, visit