Open and Junior Livestock Shows

Livestock Superintendent:

Jeff Klein 870-2242

Pre-Registration is required for all livestock at:  Entry is $30.00 dollars for beef and $15.00 for hogs, sheep and goats for each show. Dairy cattle is a $10.00 entry and $5.00 for dairy goats.  Registration opens June 20 and closes July 12.  A late entry fee will be charged.

Each exhibitor will receive a show t-shirt. Bedding will be also provided.

All exhibits must be in place and weighed in by Midnight on Friday, July 15.

Mercer County is a double point fair for the NDJPSA.

Showmanship will be both days with two divisions Juniors and Seniors.  Each division will be broken into heats to keep class sizes down.

Schedule: Saturday July 16 starting at 8:00-

Dairy cattle, swine, sheep, Boer goats, and beef

Sunday July starting at 8:00-

Dairy goats, swine, sheep, Boer goats and beef 

Register using the link below.

Premiums and Champion Payouts:

Open Show: Beef and Dairy Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
$25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00

Open Show: Steer and Heifer Champion Payouts

Champion Reserve 3rd 4th 5th
$750.00 $600.00 $500.00 $400.00 $300.00

Open Show: Swine, Sheep, Boer Goats, & Dairy Goats Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
$20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00

Open Show: Market & Breeding Swine, Sheep and Boer Goat Payouts

Champion Reserve 3rd 4th 5th
$500.00 $400.00 $300.00 $200.00 $100.00

 Open Show: Dairy Cattle Sliding Premium for Junior and Supreme Champion

Junior Champion Grand/Reserve Supreme


Grand/ Reserve
1-5 heifers 100/50 1-5 cows 200/100
Over 6 200/100 Over 6 400/300

 Open Show: Dairy Goats

Champion Reserve
$100.00 $50.00

Open Show: Rabbit and Poultry Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
$10.00 $8.00 $5.00

 Open Show: Rabbit and Poultry Champion Payouts

Grand Reserve
$25.00 $20.00


Open Show Judge-

Ryan Cummins-Humble Texas

Ryan Cummins grew up showing livestock beginning at the age of eight years old and knows the industry from all aspects. He was born and raised in Brenham, Texas and raised on a small family farm just outside of Chappell Hill.

Mr. Cummins started his educational goals at Clarendon Junior College where he was on the Livestock Judging and Meat Judging Teams. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Science.

Next up was Oklahoma State University where he also was on the Award Winning and Prestigious Livestock Judging Team. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Communications. Ryan also earned a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in Agriculture with Emphasis on Ag Education. He currently has been an Agriculture Science Teacher in Houston for 14 years.

Ryan also is an entrepreneur and small agricultural marketing  business owner. He owns Showsteer/Showheifer Showcase Advertising LLC, which can be found on Instagram and Facebook. The social media platforms he has created has helped many breeders advertise show cattle nationwide.

To date, Cummins has judged a variety of market and breeding cattle, sheep, swine and goat shows in 42 states since 2002. His goal is to judge in all 50 states before he turns 50 years old. Mr. Cummins believes that showmanship and experience is crucial to being successful in the show ring and that it’s a continual learning process.

Currently residing in Humble, Texas with his family; Tara (Wife) and their children, he truly enjoys spending time judging livestock shows, and helping young showman become successful in numerous forms of Agricultural endeavors.

Junior Show & Dairy Goat Judge

Olivia Rush LOVELAND, CO

Olivia Rush is originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania where she has been raising registered and commercial Boer goats with her family since 2002. Her livestock career began by showing goats, hogs, and cattle, as well as competing in livestock judging during her time in 4-H. She graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science & a minor in Agribusiness Management. Olivia was a member of the 2014 Penn State Livestock Judging Team and has been an approved judge for the American Boer Goat Association since 2017. She is also involved in numerous other livestock associations on both the local and national levels. Olivia currently lives in Loveland, Colorado and works for JBS USA as part of their cattle procurement team.


Open Class Dairy Cattle Judge

Jacob Klaudt Beulah, ND

Jacob Klaudt, a Beulah, ND native, grew up heavily involved in FFA and 4H showing livestock

and competing in various evaluation competitions. Throughout high school, Klaudt earned

multiple top ten individual finishes at various state judging contests and had the opportunity to

judge in the National 4H Livestock Judging Contest where he ended up 5th high individual in

reasons. To hone in on his evaluation skills, Klaudt is continuing his judging career at Casper

College where he’s working towards Associates degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural

Communications. Collegiately, he has got to partake in the NACTA dairy cattle evaluation

contest where he ended up 3rd high individual, talking three high sets, and finsihing 2nd as a

team. Klaudt has a major appreciation for good livestock and enjoys the chance to evaluate

whenever he can.



Livestock trailers will not be allowed to park on the fairground or the east parking lot. It is suggested to park trailers at the high school.

No trailers shall be parked on 9th Street north of the fair grounds.