2023 SHOW SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 11, 2023 • 9:00 am
Sunday, March 12, 2023 • 9:00 am
Monday, March 13, 2023 • 5:00 pm (exit by 9:00 am Tuesday)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 • 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 • 5:00 pm
Boer Goat Show
Thursday, March 16, 2023 • 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 16, 2023 • 5:00 pm
Beef Breeding Show
Friday, March 17, 2023 • 2:00 pm (exit by completion of show)
OYLS 2022 Sale
Saturday, March 18, 2023 • 2:00 pm
2023 Sale Information
Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sale • March 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM
OUR 2023 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 2023 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 PM.
Board of Directors
2022 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, 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 compete in a showmanship contest, herdsman competition and for the ultimate prize, the Triple Crown. This contest is designed to recognize an All-Around Champion for those exhibitors competing in multiple species categories.
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!
Frank Lewis, President,
Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, Inc.