Juniors in Agriculture are the Future!

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Junior Beef EXPO is back at Western Fair District this weekend. The event is invaluable to the agricultural industry as it promotes youth involvement in the business of raising cattle. 

Young people 21 years of age and under, and their families, will arrive in the District for the 16th annual Junior Beef Expo, March 25 & 26. These young agricultural entrepreneurs will showcase hand-reared heifers and steers in a livestock judging contest over a two-day period. Participants, from as far East as the Ottawa Valley and many from counties across Ontario, showcase cattle with some eventually becoming local farmers working within the beef industry.   

Youth participation in the expo climbs annually.  Over 190 kids and 280 head of cattle will take part in the 2017 event.  The experience is open to competitors 21 years of age and under as of January 1, 2017 and is a great opportunity for kids and young adults, to win scholarship prize money ($500 & $1,000) in the Steer and Heifer confirmation categories.  

The Junior Beef Expo at Western Fair District strives to support all 4-H members and Junior Livestock enthusiasts by offering more activities for youth to participate in.  The event keeps young people interested and active in the agriculture industry, something that is imperative to the future of agriculture.

Western Fair District is an Agricultural Society that, through its people, activities and facilities, excels in creating unique experiences that fulfil the evolving entertainment /recreational and educational interests of our customers.  As a progressive Agricultural Society the Western Fair District supports the on-going development of the agricultural industry and promotes its value to the urban community.




Saturday, March 25 - 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, March 26 - 9:30am – 4:00pm

Western Fair District, Metroland Media Agriplex

845 Florence St., London Ontario

Parking is FREE!





11:00AM - Noon          Processing & Weigh-in of all cattle
2:30PM                         Showmanship Competition
                                       Blow & Go Competition (No Fitting)


9:30AM                       Confirmation & Show order as follows:
                                     Market Heifers
                                     Market Steers
                                     Champion Market Animal
                                     15 Minute Break
                                     Breeding Heifers
                                     Champion Breeding Animal



Media Contact:

Skye Nicholson-Smith
Marketing and Communications Manager

519-438-7203 ex. 320


Event Contact:

Cheron Chamberlain

Agriculture Manager

(519) 438-7203 ex. 321