Every year, we are incredibly impressed by our youth exhibitors who raise and show heifers, steers and dairy projects at the Manatee County Fair. We believe in the importance of promoting “home-grown” cattle; cows that are bred and raised locally! In fact, exhibitors can earn extra funds and recognition through the “County Calf” awards program. We ask our county youth exhibitors to notify us of where their projects were purchased/born and raised, and we use that information to award those projects that were born and raised in Manatee County. We are proud to grow this program each year as we encourage our youth to look around our county for local breeders or to raise their own herds!
For a list of county calves for 2018 – 2019, review the lists below!