Beef Breeding is an Open Show (no need to be 4-H or FFA)
Deadline for entries has been EXTENDED to Dec 18th

General Information

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The St. Lucie County Fair is chartered under Florida State Statues, Chapter 616 as a County Fair serving residents of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties.The fair is dedicated to promoting the agricultural, horticultural, industrial, creative arts and sciences, and educational opportunities while providing quality entertainment for the people of the Treasure Coast. The St. Lucie County Fair currently welcomes only 4-H or FFA youth 8-18 to show livestock. Beef Breeding and the Goat show have additional eligibility for "Open Show" youth participants please refer to the livestock premium book for further details.

The Fair welcomes any and all support from individuals and businesses who wish to help the Fair fully realize its goals to serve our residents and to promote our great county.

The Fair Association is recognized as a 501(C)-3 nonprofit educational organization by the Federal Government and the State of Florida.

2023-2024 Livestock Committee

Brandon Stubbs, Jason Rivas, Christ Russakis, Dr. Brett Adams, CJ Crouch, Ethan Brooks, Amber McSwain, Ann Green, Cyndi Russakis, Jackie Adams, Audra Macon and Eric Macon, Doug Swartz, Lee Ann Black, Brady Bond, Natasha Rivas, Mary Beth Becton, Danny Baumker, Dalton Hamrick, Joe Payne, Erin Rosskopf, Bill Crawford, Dana Ward, Zach Permann and Dru Thompson.

2024 Livestock Premium Book


Deadline to Upload following documents for Steer (pages 25-26) online entry is Sept 8th/ Swine (pages 27-29) is Nov 3,2023

  • Ear Tag & Official ID (Premise ID) Number
  • Picture of the Exhibitor and Market Animal
  • Bill of Sale
  • Acknowledgement Sheet (page 51)
  • Parent & Exhibitor Agreement (page 52)
  • Full body photo of exhibit with ear tag prominently visible

Market Swine

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Swine Record Book 2024


Market Swine Shows: a judged event or display where pigs compete to win various titles in each category. Pigs are scored on their market quality which includes muscle, fat, and body structure along with qualities they must possess for their specific breed. Other names for a pig show include swine show and hog show.

Market Steers


Market Steer Shows: a judged event or display where steers compete to win various titles in each category. Steers are scored on their market quality which includes muscle, fat, and body structure along with qualities they must possess for their specific breed.



Goat Shows:
Goats need to be a good weight and muscle definition. A lot of times it is necessary to feed your goat more or less in the weeks leading up to the show to get them in prime condition. The goat should have some muscle definition in its back, legs, and flanks. The judge should also be able to feel the goat's ribs. The goat should not have a visible belly. There are various classes of breeds and types please refer to the livestock premium book for further descriptions.

Small Animal Barn (Rabbits, Chickens, Cavies, etc)


Guinea Pigs: are also known as cavies (ka--ve-z), and are known as such in the exhibition arena. Fur and Feather included information on cats, birds, rabbits, poultry, cavies, and mice, indicating that not just cats were popular as pets.
Poultry Show: Every bird will be taken out of the cage to be examined, so it helps if your bird is relaxed and can be handled by the judge. Cage training before the show can help to acclimate your birds to being handled. Most serious fanciers will keep their birds indoors in ‘penning sheds’, especially white feathered breeds to avoid sunlight, grass and mud. Keep male and female birds separately and make sure there is no bullying going on as a few feathers pecked out in the wrong place can spoil the perfect bird.
Rabbit Show: Every rabbit will be displayed and judged with its owner. Awards are according to breeds.
Showmanship: Each exhibitor will be judged on showmanship. This judging is only on the exhibitor, how well the animal is presented to the judge.



A horse show is a judged exhibition of horse and riders. Some shows are categorized by breed or open to all. These events are judged on conformation (the shape or structure of an animal) of a horse as well as performance. Most shows consist of a series of different performances, called classes, wherein a group of horses with similar training or characteristics compete against one another for awards and, often, prize money.

Beef Breeding

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Beef Breeding animals are used only for breeding stock. You will see many breeds of bulls, heifers and cows. Many are used locally for breeding purposes. Judges will discuss the pros and cons of the animal according to its breeding standards.
Stop by the show and learn some information on breed animals.

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