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Online Junior Livestock Auction

Our Promise To Our Community

Since 1941, the Salinas Valley Fair has had an implied promise to be a part of the delivery of agricultural education in the Salinas Valley. Our teachers and volunteer leaders work year-round to ensure youth are engaged in learning the best practices of raising livestock that yields quality food for Californians. The culmination of that effort is often at a county fair livestock auction. The Salinas Valley Fair is committed to delivering on this promise despite the obstacles presented.

Salinas Valley Fair Livestock Committee with the support of the entire board, dedicated volunteers and staff will produce a Virtual Livestock Show and online auction scheduled for June 20, 2020. Buyers that have purchased animals in 2018 and 2019 will receive updated instructions for participating in our online auction. Buyers letters with the 2020 Sale Order are scheduled to be mailed on May 22, 2020.

New Buyers should go HERE to register as a new buyer. Information for new buyers will be sent electronically by email.

All buyers can download the Auction Sale Order listed on this page or look for this year's auction catalog in the King City Rustler on June 17, 2020.

2020 Sale Order and Add-on Form

Online Auction Commission, Fees, Statistics

  • A 5% commission will be charged to the seller for both the sale and add-on. Commission will cover 2% paid to the online auction company and 3% to the Salinas Valley Fair to help cover most of the costs to administer the auction.
  • Sellers of Market Beef, Swine and Sheep will be charged fees required by livestock marketing councils. Fees are posted in the Exhibitor handbook on page 60.
  • For market animals there will be no live pick-up or custom harvest. All proceeds from the sale will be resold in the market place.
  • Custom Harvest Statistics from 2019: 10% of Goats, 12% of Market Beef, 31 % of Sheep and 32% of Pigs were held by the purchaser for custom harvest. The majority of buyers chose to resale their purchase at the 2019 auction. Resale is often a cost saving measure for buyers.
2019 Average Auction Price by Organization, Species
FFA Market Beef $4.25/lb
4-H Market Beef $5.72/lb
FFA Replacement Heifers $6231/head
4-H Replacement Heifers $7112/head
FFA Swine $8.91/lb
4-H Swine $11.79/lb
FFA Sheep $11.97/lb
4-H Sheep $12.00/lb
FFA Goats $18.13/lb
4-H Goats $15.81/lb

Thank you 2019 Livestock Buyers!

2020 Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction Add-On Form

Thank you for supporting the Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction. Please submit one form for each Exhibitor/Seller. The minimum add-on is $50 and a 5% convenience fee will be charged for each add-on processed. Add-ons are not valid without submitted payment.

Last day to submit add-ons is Tuesday, June 23, 2020.



I have a buyer number


Please enter Lot # from Auction, if known
Enter name of 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, if known
Add-On Amount
Amount minimum is $100, increased by $25
By submitting this form, I give the Salinas Valley Fair permission to charge my credit card for the full amount of the add-on sale indicated and an administrative processing fee.
Terms & Conditions
Please consent to authorization to charge card  

Cooperative Add-on Donation Form

Thank you for donating to the Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction Cooperative Add-On Fund. All Cooperative add-ons will be evenly distributed to all exhibitors in the Junior Livestock Auction. My donation will go toward the fair's goal of raising $350,000 before the auction on June 20, 2020.
The minimum cooperative add on is add-on is $500 and a 5% administrative fee will be charged.
Add-ons are not valid without submitted payment.

Buyer Account Information


I have a buyer number

Add-On Terms & Conditions

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