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4-H Open All Breeds Market Steer Show

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Market Steer Rules and Regulations

Youth under the age of 19 (as of January 1, 2023) are eligible to participate.

  • Ages 14 -18 will be considered Senior exhibitors.
  • Ages 11-13 will be considered Intermediate exhibitors.
  • Ages 8-10 will be considered Junior exhibitors.
  • Ages 5-7 will show in noncompetitive classes only.
  • Youth under the age of 5 are not eligible to participate.

Participants exhibit animals at their own risk. No health papers are required. However, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division staff will be on site to inspect animals.

All animals must be shown at halter.

If an exhibitor has more than one animal in a class, the second entry may be shown by another eligible youth.

Each exhibitor must assume all liability in the case of death or injury to his/her livestock.

Exhibitors must have been the primary caretakers of the heifer(s) entered in his/her name for at least 30days prior to the show date.

Entries will be divided into weight groups.

Steers must be dehorned.

Steers will be weighed in at check-in.


  • Lightweight: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Middleweight: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Heavyweight: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Grand Champion Market Steer
  • Reserve Champion Market Steer
  • Showmanship
    • Cloverbud
    • Junior: Grand Champion Showman and Reserve Champion Showman
    • Senior: Grand Champion Showman and Reserve Champion Showman

Online Market Steer Entry

via the Showman App


Kendra Fortner, Extension Agent
(828) 488-3848