2024 Mother Lode Fair Junior Livestock Information - PRE-FAIR

  • Beef Preweigh Schedule Download February 17th schedule
  • Swine Preweigh ScheduleDownload schedule
  • Sheep & Goats Preweigh ScheduleDownload schedule
  • Preweigh Biosecurity Form Download here – One form is required for each animal coming to preweigh. Independent Exhibitors must also have their completed Independent Exhibitor Packet to turn in.
  • Independent Exhibitors2024 Independent Exhibitor Packet
  • All Exhibitors – New for 2024!  All Junior Livestock Exhibitors are required to turn in their project record books before 8 AM Wednesday, June 26.  Either the Mother Lode Fair Record Book Packet or the fillable PDF Mother Lode Fair Record Book Packet may be used by 4-H and Independent Exhibitors.  FFA Exhibitors should use the AET Project Summary.
  • Youth for the Quality Care of Animals – In accordance with State Rules, the Mother Lode Fair requires all junior livestock exhibitors to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals certification.  To complete the course, go to www.yqcaprogram.org.  Certification must be completed prior to turning in fair entry forms on May 24, 2024.
  • Swine Exhibitors – Prop 12 Compliance – Swine breeders are no longer allowed to self-certify for compliance.  Exhibitors must verify their breeder is on the CDFA’s Registered Distributor List and provide the certification number with their fair entry.  Swine from breeders without a Prop 12 Compliance number will not be accepted at the Mother Lode Fair.  For assistance, please contact your leader/advisor, email livestock@mlfair.com, or you may call the Fair Office.

2024 Mother Lode Fair Junior Livestock Exhibitor Documents - FAIRTIME

  • Sheep & Goats Load-in Schedule
  • Rabbits Load-in Schedule
  • Poultry Load-in Schedule
  • Swine Load-in Schedule
  • Beef Load-in Schedule
  • Medication Withdrawal Declaration Form – REQUIRED FOR ALL MARKET ANIMALS ENTERED AT THE FAIR – FORM IS TO BE TURNED IN AT FAIR CHECK-IN – download here

Livestock Exhibitor Handbook

Entries will be accepted April 29 – May 24, 2024

MANDATORY MARKET SWINE, SHEEP AND MEAT GOAT PREWEIGH - SATURDAY, APRIL 27 @ FAIRGROUNDS: Exhibitors wishing to show and sell market swine, sheep or meat goats at the 2024 Mother Lode Fair must email livestock@mlfair.com to be placed on the preweigh appointment schedule. Requests can be emailed beginning March 12th.
Deadline to request an appointment is April 12, 2024! The schedule will be released on April 15. **Exhibitors must be present and will be expected to handle their own animals. Exceptions must be requested in writing and have pre-approval from the Fair CEO before the preweigh.

Livestock Superintendent contact info: livestock@mlfair.com

Ed Orpurt: email livestock@mlfair.com