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2021 Youth Animal Science Show Summary

Oct 05, 2020

Aaron Fisher, Extension Specialist, Youth Livestock and Equine Programs

Below is a summary of the youth animal shows for 2021. There have been pretty significant changes in the area of market steer tagging and date/location of sheep expo.

This is meant to be used as a reference for activities throughout the year.There are two events that are still waiting on confirmation. I will update you as soon as those are confirmed.

Swine
January 14-16, 2021
Hyder-Burks Pavilion,Tennessee Tech, Cookeville Tagging/Ownership Deadline: November 1 Entry Deadline: November 15

Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Expo*
April 23-24, 2021
TN Valley Fairgrounds, Knoxville
Tagging Ownership Deadlines:

  • Registered Heifers and Commercial Heifers March 15
  • Market Steers: must attend one of the below regional tagging dates Friday, February 12, 2021 – evening
  • Brehm Animal Science Arena, 2506 River Drive, Knoxville,TN 37996
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 – mid-morning through afternoon
  • Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 34 Music Road, Crossville,TN 38571
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 – mid-morning through afternoon
  • First Farmers Coop, 16219 TN-22, Lexington,TN 38351
    Sunday, February 14, 2021 – afternoon
  • Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin,TN 37064
    Entry Deadline: March 29

Horse
June 14-18, 2021

  • National Walking Horse Celebration Grounds, Shelbyville
    Entry Deadline: May 15

Goat
August 14, 2021

  • Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon
    Tagging/Ownership Deadline: June 1
    Entry Deadline: June 15

Beef
July 1-3, 2021

  • Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon
    Tagging Ownership Deadlines:
  • Registered Heifers, Commercial Heifers, Prospect Steers (steers weighing less than 900 pounds at the show) and Dairy Feeder Steers
    May 1
  • Market Steers: must attend one of the below regional tagging dates
    • Friday, February 12, 2021 – evening
      Brehm Animal Science Arena, 2506 River Drive, Knoxville,TN 37996
    • Saturday, February 13, 2021 – mid-morning through afternoon
      Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 34 Music Road, Crossville,TN 38571
    • Saturday, February 13, 2021 – mid-morning through afternoon
      First Farmers Coop, 16219 TN-22, Lexington,TN 38351
    • Sunday, February 14, 2021 – afternoon
      Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin,TN 37064
  • Entry Deadline: May 15

Dairy*
October 15-16, 2021

  • MTSU, Murfreesboro
    Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 1
    Entry Deadline: August 1

Sheep
October 22-23, 2021

  • Hyder-Burks Pavilion,TN Tech, Cookeville
    Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 15
    Entry Deadline: August 15

*Expected date/location, still waiting on confirmation from facility.