Jr. Fed Sale of Champions

Jr. Fed Market Shows are only open to youth ages 8-18 as of January 1 of the given year. Please note that Jr. Fed exhibitors must be an FFA or 4-H member.

An exhibitor will be limited to the sale of only one animal, with the exception of grand & reserve champions which must sell.

All exhibitors have the opportunity to sell one animal in the Jr. Fed Sale of Champions. Thank you to all of our 2022 Jr. Fed buyers, we appreciate all that you do to help promote and support today’s youth!

Raising a market animal is so much more than just teaching youth what it’s like to produce high-quality protein for consumption. When these kids chose to raise a market animal, they committed to early mornings, sacrificed their weekends and much of their free time, formed a strategy to attain their goals for themselves and their animals, and so much more. The youth that are bringing their animals to NILE are our future business leaders, future ranchers who are committed to feeding the world, and future parents who will teach their kids the same character traits that raising livestock taught them. Despite the fact that you can buy your steak from the grocery store, remember that it won’t come with the same promise of hope for the future that these youth can offer you.

These exhibitors have spent countless hours and dollars, feeding and caring for these animals in preparation for their final market shows. In order for many to continue with these projects the following year, save for college, or make plans for the future, they rely heavily on the funds they have made from the NILE.

Interested in volunteering or sponsoring Jr. Fed Divisions?
Contact Shelby:
shelby@thenile.org | (406) 256-2499