Livestock Competitions

Best of Arizona

Below are each of the livestock entries categories. Please note, forms are being added to the site on a regular basis. If your chosen competition has not yet been added, continue to check back. For each livestock competition, click on the appropriate icon to download the PDF application and all associated rules and regulations. This must be completed for EACH competition you wish to enter.

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Livestock Entries General Rules and Dates

The requirements and rules for showing livestock at the State Fair are found here.

Livestock General Rules

Look here for all the current health requirements and details for your animals and their entry into the fair.

Health Rules PDF

Here is a list of the important dates for livestock. Included, you’ll find deadlines for entry, arrival and release dates, as well as, dates for judging.

Livestock Dates

Test your judging skills here! It’s the contest that puts the kids on the other end of animal judging. Youth exhibitors judge a variety of species, all vying for the title Champion Livestock Judge.

Livestock Judging

The rules (in addition to the General Rules) for youth (ages 9-19) to show their animals and compete at the State Fair. 4H, FFA and other organized Arizona youth are all welcome to participate.

Youth Livestock Rules

Competitions


The ultimate competition for Boer Goats and their owners. A breed of goat developed in South Africa for meat production, Boer Goats are judged on their confirmation and style. This show is open to Goat owners of all ages from all states.
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The ultimate competition for Boer Goats and their owners. A breed of goat developed in South Africa for meat production, Boer Goats are judged on their confirmation and style. This show is open to Goat owners of all ages from all states.
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Two prominent dairy breeds, Holstein, and Jersey, are on exhibit by dairy exhibitors. Cattle exhibited range in age from calves to cows that are already in production. Judges will focus primarily on udder quality and structural correctness along with other important physical traits.
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Sheep, Angora Goats and their wool are highlighted in this competition. Open to owners and breeders of all ages, various sheep breeds including Cheviot, Cormo, Cotswold, Merino, Southdowns, and lots more compete for Supreme Champion. A separate wool contest is also available as is a wool spinning contest.
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Chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are all on display in this Department. A contest for youth as well as a contest for adults (open to all ages) focuses on all varieties. A turkey gobbling competition is also a favorite. Keep in mind; it’s the turkeys doing the gobbling!