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Livestock Shows

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- see below

Entry Deadline: March 29

Regional/State Beef Expo

June 30 – July 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

Market Steers: must attend one of the regional tagging dates listed below:

  • 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

Skillathon Information

  • What is the livestock skillathon?
    • Skillathon is an educational delivery method where a
      facilitator conducts a “learning station” where youth can gain knowledge or demonstrate their knowledge and skills learned by doing livestock project work. In some skillathons, a computer is used to present educational materials and activities. Tennessee livestock skillathon contests usually consist of five stations worth 20 points each for a total of 100 points.
  • Why should a 4-Her participate in the skillathon?
    • Skillathons enhance learning through “hands-on” activities and enhance project skills. Skillathons should be more than a test! Skillathons enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Skillathons provide youth the opportunity to achieve project goals, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and earn recognition.

Regional Dairy Expo

August 18, 2021

Wilson Co. Fairgrounds, Lebanon

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 1

State Dairy Expo

October 15-16, 2021

Location TBD

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 1

Entry Deadline: August 1

Regional Sheep Expo

September 11, 2021

Rutherford County Extension Complex, Murfreesboro

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 15

Entry Deadline: August 15

State Sheep Expo

October 22-23, 2021

Hyder-Burks Pavilion, TN Tech, Cookeville

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: July 15

Entry Deadline: August 15


Skillathon Information

  • What is the livestock skillathon?
    • Skillathon is an educational delivery method where a
      facilitator conducts a “learning station” where youth can gain knowledge or demonstrate their knowledge and skills learned by doing livestock project work. In some skillathons, a computer is used to present educational materials and activities. Tennessee livestock skillathon contests usually consist of five stations worth 20 points each for a total of 100 points.
  • Why should a 4-Her participate in the skillathon?
    • Skillathons enhance learning through “hands-on” activities and enhance project skills. Skillathons should be more than a test! Skillathons enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Skillathons provide youth the opportunity to achieve project goals, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and earn recognition.

State Swine Show

January 2022

Location TBD

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: November 1

Entry Deadline: November 15, 2020


Skillathon Information

  • What is the livestock skillathon?
    • Skillathon is an educational delivery method where a
      facilitator conducts a “learning station” where youth can gain knowledge or demonstrate their knowledge and skills learned by doing livestock project work. In some skillathons, a computer is used to present educational materials and activities. Tennessee livestock skillathon contests usually consist of five stations worth 20 points each for a total of 100 points.
  • Why should a 4-Her participate in the skillathon?
    • Skillathons enhance learning through “hands-on” activities and enhance project skills. Skillathons should be more than a test! Skillathons enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Skillathons provide youth the opportunity to achieve project goals, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and earn recognition.

Central Region Goat Expo

July 24 (tentative)

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: June 1

Entry Deadline: June 15

TN State Goat Expo

August 14, 2021

Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon

Tagging/Ownership Deadline: June 1

Entry Deadline: June 15


Contact Information

Anna Duncan

Extension Agent
Phone: (931) 723-5141
Email: aduncan@utk.edu