2024 SHOW SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Boer Goat Show
Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Beef Breeding Show
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
OYLS 2024 Sale
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
2024 Sale Information
Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sale • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2:00 PM
OUR 2024 OYLS SALE WILL BE A LIVE AUCTION! THE OYLS LIVE "IN PERSON" AUCTION WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 PM.
Buyers from the previous two years are pre-registered and will have a buyer's packet ready and available for pick up at the buyer registration table. Buyers are welcome to contact our Administrator, Kimberly, at 863-697-1565. She will be happy to help you! We look forward to seeing all of you at our 2024 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale Saturday, March 16, 2024, 2:00 PM.
2023 Board of Directors
2023 OKEECHOBEE YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW
THE OKEECHOBEE YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW, INC. is a not-for-profit organization seeking to promote and educate the young people of Okeechobee County, primarily in the field of agriculture and community development, since 1969. Through many of its community outreach programs, one of which is our scholarship program, OYLS strives to provide opportunities for our young people.
The foundation of our organization is our annual Livestock Show and Sale held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center in March of every year. This weeklong event is full of livestock show activities and culminates on the third Saturday of March with a livestock auction. The participants, approximately 300 students from 5 to 18 years old, are local youth who proudly show the animals they have raised as an Okeechobee 4-H or FFA project. Upon entry to the show, the animals are on display for the patrons of the Okeechobee County Fair to enjoy throughout the week. The students exhibit their rabbits, poultry, goats, beef breeding cattle, steers, swine, and dairy cattle for the coveted title of Grand Champion. In addition, the exhibitors also compete in a showmanship contest and a herdsman competition.
Volunteers and sponsors are the key to OYLS’ and our youth’s successes. The members of OYLS and the 16-member board of directors work throughout the year to provide experiences that will further educate students. The sponsors, such as Okeechobee Children Services Council, provide the funding to help make OYLS’ mission possible.
If you would like to become a member of OYLS, or if you would like to contribute as a volunteer or sponsor, contact us. We will be glad to include you in the tradition of educating Okeechobee’s youth. We appreciate all those who consider supporting, or continue to support, the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show in Okeechobee County – a county where the foundation and heritage is its agricultural industry!
Matt Vinson, President,
Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, Inc.