Santa Clara County Fair

August 3 - 6, 2017

Welcome to the 2017
Santa Clara County Fair

Lonnie Toensfeldt Memorial Junior Livestock Auction

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. - Santa Clara County Fair Square Dance Stage
Lonnie Toensfeldt Memorial Junior Livestock Auction

4-H and FFA Youth will offer over 150 quality animals (steers, lambs, goats, hogs, rabbits, chickens, and turkeys) for auction to the highest bidder in a real, old-fashioned, live auction. Your support by attending and bidding will assist these young people in successfully completing their yearlong projects. Buyer Breakfast available to all Auction Buyers Compliments of Campbell FFA.

To Pre-Register:
Download a registration form.

Please send your completed application to OR fax it to 408-998-7223 OR Mail it to:
Fair Office
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111

For those people not pre-registered: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. - Auction begins at 10:00 a.m.

Auction Sale Order

What is the Livestock Auction

The Santa Clara County Fair Junior Livestock Auction is the climax of a year's work and activities for 4-H and FFA Junior Exhibitors.

As a learning and business venture, these young men and women have selected, fed, and groomed one or more steer, lamb, goat, hog, pen of rabbits, or poultry (chicken/turkey). They have brought their project to the Fair to be judged, graded and sold.

The Santa Clara County Fair Junior Livestock Auction is their market place... and you... their prospective buyer!!!

Why Support the Sale?

Your purchase will help support a unique educational program for agriculture. These young men and women are learning to produce food for your table. They are also learning how to be in business for themselves, but at their age, their business is on a small scale and their costs are higher than the commercial producer. You can help them achieve success and ensure continued food production by supporting them now. The price you pay today encourages youth participation and is a small investment in the future of American Agriculture.

Won't you help?
Remember; you will encourage free enterprise, receive high quality meat and poultry and good inexpensive advertising, plus the personal satisfaction of investing in our local youth.

How the Auction Works...

Day of sale: The Auction will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at the Santa Clara County Fair Square Dance Stage. Each buyer must register and be assigned a number to use in bidding. Each buyer will receive a catalog listing all of the animals in order of sale, which also includes their weights and owners. As each animal enters the ring, the Auctioneer will ask bids in cents per pound. If you wish to bid on a particular animal, raise your hand or Auction Number. Whether you buy or not, your bidding will help the sale. If you need help in bidding, ask one of the ring men to assist you. Bids will continue to be accepted until the Auctioneer declares the animal sold. If you placed the winning bid please keep your number visible so you can be properly recognized for your contribution. 

Multiple buyers are allowed for each animal - if four parties would like to share the meat from any animal - then pool your money. Billing will reflect each buyer's percentage of the purchase. No resale or donations are allowed on a percentage purchase.

Poultry & Rabbits - can be sold for processing only and processing is the responsibility of the seller.

Add-On Money: Add-On money is money added on-top of the sale price, not built into the price. Add-ons are a good way to support the youth if you are unable to purchase an animal.

Add-ons are a flat fee. You must be a registered buyer. Add-ons are done at the computer desk any time during the auction. Payments must be made on the day of the Auction and can be made by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

After You Buy...

For your convenience: If you are the high bidder, a runner will present you with a sales invoice for your signature. At that time you must indicate the disposition of the animal as follows:

  • Resell without possession: you will pay only for the difference between your bid and the commercial market price (the current market price is listed in the auction program) as a contribution to the seller. Example: Steers weighs 1000 lbs. market rate = $.70 ($770); bid = $1.25 ($1375); difference= $605.00 (your share). This may also be done with lambs, hogs, and goats. The carcass remains at the slaughter house and so you do not indicate a meat locker for delivery.
  • Donation without possession: Indicate on the Sales Agreements that you would like for the meat of the animal to be donated to our local charity: Second Harvest Food Bank. You pay all total costs associated with the bid and delivery of the animal.
  • Custom Process and Return - Indicate on the sale invoice the name of the locker where you wish the carcass delivered. You must call the locker with cut and wrap instructions, and you will pay the locker directly for those charges. Note: Locker services and process charges are inside the auction catalog. You will pay the total of your bid and process charges.

Payment & Delivery Policy

Terms of sale require payment on the date of the sale. Payment may be made by VISA, Mastercard, cash or check. Checks should be made payable to the Santa Clara County Fair.

The buyer may designate agents to purchase animals on buyer's behalf by submitting a written authorization designating the agent to Fair Management prior to the date of the sale.

If you purchase an animal it will be processed and returned to a local locker, a process charge will be added to your sale invoice at the time of payment ($98.00 for each steer; $50.00 for each lamb; $50.00 for hogs; and $50.00 for goats).

Average Yield*

  • Lambs will weigh 105 to 150 pounds live. This will deliver a carcass weighing 54 to 86 pounds to a butcher for cutting & wrapping.
  • Hogs will weigh 215 to 280 pounds live. This will deliver a carcass weighing 155 to 199 pounds to a butcher for cutting & wrapping.
  • Steers will weigh 950 to 1350 pounds live. This will deliver a carcass 650 to 877 pounds to a butcher for cutting and wrapping.
  • Goats will weigh 70 to 120 pounds live. This will deliver a carcass 30 to 60 pounds to a butcher for cutting and wrapping.

Cut and wrap charges are additional and billed separately by the butcher.

*Actual amount will vary based upon the USDA grading of the carcass.(Hide, fleece, organs, head and offal are not included).

Reminder... It is your responsibility to contact your locker/butcher shop after the sale regarding cut and wrap instructions for the animal that you purchase. If you do not call within 48 hours of the auction the butchers will cut the meat and package it for a family of four (4).

Thank You 2016 Buyers!

A Plus Green Energy Systems
A Tool Shed, Inc.
ACU Spec, Inc.
Al Eaton
Alex Abatti Farms
Alexandra & Justin Kromelow
Alice J. Swanson
American Ag Credit
Angel Morales
Ann Philley
Anthony Beckwith
Anthony Friebel
Ashley Pipkin
Ashley Tercero
Bahar Nehawandian
Barbara Hatt
Barbara Tanaka
Barry Nayler
Beaulieu Arabians
Ben Abatti Farms
Beth Upstile
Bettencourt and Son's Trucking
Beverly Clausen
Binh Ky
Bob & Kathy Towle
Bonnie Delgado
Bore One Directional
Brad Clausen
Brian Christensen
Brian Howard
Brodie Revino
Bruce MacLeod
Bruk Pacheo
Bubba's Low Bed Service
Butler Amusements
C & D Poloni Investments
C Williams Friedrichs
Cal & Mary Morris
Cal Engineering & Geology
Carol Jeans
Caroline Matthews
Casey Cheng
Celeste Drake
Celia McCormack
Charlene Shebib
Cheryl Gagliasso
Chris & Mia Eaten
Christina Gilroy
Christine Robison
Cindy Van Rhijn
Cindy Vaughan
Claudio Souza
Clear Creek Cattle Company
CM Transport
Colleen Haggerty
Cynthia & Sean Lydon
Cynthia Theobald
Dan Perusina
Dan Theis
Darrell Odell
David & Tammy Heninger
David Funke
David Mariani
David Peck
Dean Ashworth
Debbie Urdiales
DelGado Electric
Denise & Chris White
Dina Hawkins
Dolores Defrancesco
Domonique Antchagno
Don Gage
Donna Alger
Duarte Cattle
Duarte Show Cattle
Elizabeth Goulding
Ellen Bartholomew
Epic Property Sevices
Evan & Kayla Mulch
eWired Solutions
Excellence Property Management
Freedom Meat Locker
Gabino Ramirez
Gary Bettcher
George Chiala Farms Inc.
Gilroy Grange
Gloria Lambert

Gordon Contival
Graham Williams
Hans Toensfeldt
Homy Tali
Ilse Armstrong
Inez Martinez
J & J Cattle
Jackie Bretschneider
James Abatti Farms
James Foley
Janet Souza
Jenny Martin
Jeremiah Roma
Jill & Andy DeBolt
Jill Collins
Jim and Edie Atkins
Jim McClung
Jim Whitmyre
Jimmy Mistretta
Joan Nierenberg
Joe Leal
Joe Martin
John Despotakis
John Haggerty
John Scalmanini
John Turner
Jonathon Ridpath
Joseph Borg
Joseph Jahn
Judith R. Corney
Julie & Martin Sexton
Juliet Stanton
June Paoli
Justin & Arleah Fields
Justin Wareham
Justin's Catering and Events
Jutta Jacobs
Karen Alger
Karen Clayton
Kate Kennedy
Kathleen Switzer
Kathy Shade
Kelly Locke
Kelly Wensmann
Ken Boyd
Ken Lim
Ken Wood
Kerry Hanchai
Kevin & Jeannie McDevitt
Kevin Alger
Kevin Zentner
Kickham Ranch
Kline's Plumbing
Kristin Bloomer
Kurt Stutzman
Kyle Wolfe
LaDonna Barredo
Laura Duarte
Laura Rockwell
Laurie Alaimo
Linda Vasquez
Linden and Cupps Hay Barn
Lisa Toensfeldt
Lorelta Meyer
Louis and Agnes Poloni
Lynn Kerby
M Lenormand
Mabie's Farm
Manuel Rubalcava
Marc and Dina Muzzi
Marcella Gulmon
Marcus Bunn
Marisela Flores
Marissa Smith
Mark & Nicole Pacheco
Mark Comin
Mark Golden
Mark Malouf
Mark Stokes
Marsha Guevara
Mary Crawley
Matt Bozzo
Melinda Clark
Melissa Balderas
Michael & Kerri Abatti
Michael Kokwitz
Michael Stang

Michelle Berglund
Michelle McSorley
Mike and Terry Oxford
Mike Schmidt
Neville Sorabji
Nola Kendall
Nutty For Sheep
Pam Hernandez
Pam Michelsen
Pat Rusch
Patricia Grow
Patricia Mai
Paul Rossi
Paul Salaiz
Peggy Panighetti
Peninsula Crane & Rigging
Pete Milos
Peter Henderson
Pfeiffer Electric Co Inc.
Philip Moore
Phyllis Latham
Power Pros Electrical Service
Progresso Tamale Parlor
Raquel & Michael Bolli
Rebeka Byrne
Robert & Tiffany Causey
Robert Gilroy
Robert Taylor
Robyn Roark
Rod and Janet Friesen
Rod Eaton
Ron Habina
Rosanne Balla
Rosemarie Rubalcava Stokes
Russel & Terry Wolfe
Russell Fewkes
Ruth Taillon
Sakata Seed America
Sandy Brisendine
Sandy Carpenter
Santa Clara County Fair
Sarah Pence
Sarah Tali
Schlegel Club Lambs
Scott Wood
Sheri Byrne-Haber
Sherri Bloomer
Shirden and Sarah Flanders
Silva Custom Construction
Silvas Hay & Grain
South Bay Piping Industry
Spade & Plow Organics
Stan & Colleen Alger
Stephen Bartlett
Stephen Jimenez
Stevens Law Group
Suitable Construction
Susan and Jim Nell
Susan Cross
Tamara Pow
Tanimura & Antle
Tanya & Richie Calabretta
Teresa Heng-Penner
Terri Copeland
Terribilini Land and Cattle Company
Timothy Wood
Todd and Sandi Geringer
Todd Carpenter
Tom Suit
Tom Toomire
Tommy Ota
Tony Pacheco
Tony Shebib
Tracy Kemlo
Tuscana Properties
Umberto Flores
Veronica Allen
Veronica Lanto
Veronica Navarro
Vessey & Company
Vicki Amon-Higa
Vicki Flagg
Vince Revino
Virgina Ann (Jan) Schmidek
Wayne Wood
Wendy Sura
West Valley Women's Health
Wyatt Mitchell

For more information please call (408) 494-3134 or email