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Junior Beef Round-up

Virginia Beef Expo: Thursday April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

Virginia Junior Beef Roundup: Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Harrisonburg, Virginia

Rockingham County Fairgrounds Map/Directions 

Tentative Schedule


All animals entered in the show must meet the following requirements:

1. Be officially identified with an “840” RFID button issued by a state or federal animal health program or a metal ear tag (a bangs vaccination or silver metal tag) and entered on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI – aka “Health Papers”) issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days of the show.

2.CVI shall list each animal’s official identification number (see above), age, sex, breed, Brucellosis vaccination status, and any test results and dates of tests. 

3.Animals MUST be free of infectious and contagious diseases, including Ringworm, Warts, and Pinkeye.  Animals currently being treated for any of the listed conditions that are visibly responding to treatment must have a written statement to that effect added to the CVI by the issuing veterinarian.

4.The above CVI’s accompanying each animal will be inspected by VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS) personnel at the arrival on the fairgrounds or at a time designated by the show superintendents. Failure to provide proper documentation &/or identification for animals may result in disqualification of entries. Any animal without a CVI will not be eligible to show.  Any animal with a CVI, but without proper identification will be required to be tagged on-site.  If the owner refuses to allow the animal to be tagged, then that animal will be ineligible to show.  All decisions of the show superintendents are final. 

Full Rules Available Here

  • Entry Link:
  • Entry Deadline: Monday April 15th, 2024  5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: $25/head
    • Preferred Payment: Credit Card within FairEntry
    • Checks must be received no later than Thursday, April 18th. Checks payable to Virginia Beef Expo with VJBR in the memo line and mailed to: Katherine Carter, 175 W Campus Drive, 380 Litton Reaves, Blacksburg, VA 24061


  • THere will be stalling in the barns, and exhibitors are also welcome to show off their trailers. There will be designated trailer parking for those showing off their trailer, and per Rockingham County Fair, there will be a maximum tent size for those utilizing tents at their trailers. Information on maximum tent size is forthcoming. You will designate during the entry process your preference for stall space in the barn or working off your trailer. 
  • Please NOTE: No youth cattle or tack set-up is allowed in the barns on Friday. Cattle Sales will be taking place and pens for the sale cattle must be removed before we have acces to barns - mid to late evening Friday. Please DO NOT come in the barns asking when stalling will be available, where your stalls are located, or if you can move equpipment in. All exhibitors will be notified when the barns are available. 
  • There is no entry option for Showmanship in the FairEntry System. 
  • All exhibitors are automatically entered into the appropriate showmanship class based on birth date. There are no entry fees. 
  • It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to scratch showmanship by 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 20th. Order of go will be determined Saturday morning, once all scratches are accounted for. 



Contest Rules and More Information


  • When: 10:00 AM Thursday April 18th, 2024
  • Where: Rockingham County Fairgrounds
  • Eligibility: Active 4-H/FFA members who are at least 14 years of age. Each FFA area will be permitted 3 members at the state contest. Each 4-H club may certify one member for the state contest.
  • Cost: $5/youth
  • Registration:


More information is available here.    

  • When: 11:00 AM, Saturday April 20th, 2024
  • Sponsored by:  Virginia Junior Hereford Association and Virginia Junior Angus Association; Frey Show Supply and Sullivan Show Supply
  • Registration Link:
  • Entry Deadline : 9:00 AM Saturday, April 20th
  • Rules and Information
    • New This Year: Addition of an optional 4th team member and a reduction in fitting time to 30 minutes    


YCWC Champs
  • When: 10:00 AM, Friday April 19, 2023
  • Spectators Welcome
  • Teams qualified through competition and results from Regional Youth Cattleworking Contests




Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-9159


Hunter Liles
Extension Youth Animal Science Associate
(540) 231-6345



Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

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