SHOWCASING THE BEST OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SINCE 1953

Livestock Auction

SALE OF 4-H AND FFA PROJECT ANIMALS

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Wesley Ware, Chairman
(YOUTH ONLY)

A special sale of 4-H and FFA market steers, market lambs, and market goats will be held in the Show Barn. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion market steer, market lamb, market hog and/ or market goat must be sold at the sale. In the interest of the youth, if an exhibitor wins Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in the same species, he/she is permitted to sell another market animal in a different species. In the event that an exhibitor wins Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in different species, they have met their two species limit and are not permitted to sell any other market animal. An animal must have been in its proper class in order to sell.

Examples: John Doe wins Grand & Reserve Champion market goat; he is still able to sell his market lamb.

Jane Doe wins Grand Champion market steer and Reserve Champion market lamb; she is not able to sell another other market animal.

Milk is a separate entity.

The sale order for the 2023 Livestock Sale is:
Steers
Goats
Lambs
Hogs
Rabbits
Milk
ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Seller Requirements to Participate:

In addition to any 4-H or FFA specific requirements, Youth Exhibitors must be present and involved in the following four events in order to participate in the sale.

  • Youth exhibitor must be present and check their own animals in during the Saturday check in of Fair week.
  • Youth exhibitor must participate in the showmanship class for their respective animal species.
  • Youth exhibitor must show their market animal(s) in its respective market conformation class.
  • Youth livestock exhibitors must be present to sell their animals.

Should a conflict arise with participation in these events, the youth livestock exhibitor is required to submit a handwritten request to waive the policy and provide an explanation of their schedule conflict. Requests must be submitted in a timely fashion and as soon as possible to the Livestock Superintendent or to the Fair Manager. A committee comprised of the Livestock Superintendent, Livestock Sale Chairman and the Species Department Superintendent shall meet to consider the request. Each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Should any conflict of interest exist between the exhibitor and members of the committee, such committee member shall excuse themselves and another committee member shall be appointed by the Fair President.

Sale Requirements

  • Steers-Must weigh at least 900 lbs. and must grade PRIME, CHOICE or SELECT.
  • Hogs-Weight, 225 lbs. to 295 lbs. and yield grade 1 or 2
  • Lambs-Must grade BLUE
  • Goats-Must grade PRIME, CHOICE or SELECT and weigh at least 50 lbs.

The Jefferson County Fair will deduct 5% from all animals sold to pay for sale expenses and advertising.

Jefferson County Fair
August 18th – 24th, 2024

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Kearneysville WV 25430

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