Join us for the Junior Livestock Auction at the Eagle County Fairgrounds - Eagle River Center
July 27, 2013
Buyer BBQ at noon
Sale begins at 1:30 p.m.
Auction instructions in 5 helpful hints
1. Attend the Buyers BBQ Lunch
2013 BBQ lunch sponsored by:
- Alpine Bank of Eagle
- Eagle County Cattlemen’s Association
- Eagle County Farm Bureau
2. How to buy
Register, receive a number and select the packing plant of your choice. Buying an animal is simple, just raise your hand! Highest bid wins. Animals are sold by the head.
3. Buying Options
- Option 1 - Purchase
Purchase animal for your own consumption or split the cost with a friend.
- Option 2 - Donate your animal to a worthy cause.
Ask your accountant about tax deduction possibilities!
· Senior Citizens Center
· Junior Livestock Sales commission
. Food Bank of the Rockies
· Other (Please specify)
Buyers donating meat to a worthy cause must pay all processing and delivery fees.
- Option 3 – Buy Back
Buyers may consign their purchase(s) back to the JLSC. Your purpose of buying at the auction is solely for support and promotion. Buyers do not retain possession of the animal with this option. Price bid today per head minus today’s market price equals your total amount due.
4. “Sold!”…now what?
- Get your picture taken - After you have made a successful bid, report immediately to the portrait area for a picture with the animal and the 4-Her. A few weeks after the Auction, a copy of the picture will be delivered to all buyers by the 4-Her from whom the animal was purchased.
- Report to the cashier for payment.
a. Clerks are available to fill out your bill of sale. Please provide your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, and a description of the animal you successfully bid on to the clerks.
b. All accounts must be paid at the time of the sale, with personal check, cash, certified funds or all major credit cards. Please make checks payable to “Junior Livestock Sales Commission”.
- Processing - The packing plant you indicated during registration will contact you a few days following the auction to discuss how you’d like your animal processed. All transport and handling of animals are provided by the Junior Livestock committee. Processing costs due to the packing plant vary with each species of animal.
Mountain Meat Packing - www.mountain-meat.com, 824-4878. Located in Craig, Colorado. As a service to their clients, they deliver packaged frozen meat back to the fairgrounds a couple weeks following the auction.
Hammer Packing and Meat Processing - Yampa, Colorado, 638-4484. Buyer will be responsible to pick up their packaged frozen meat at Hammer Packing in Yampa.
5. Know the Jargon
- Grand Champion: The best exhibit in a division.
- Reserve Champion: The second best exhibit in a division.
- Class Champion: In each market division there are three to four classes based on weight. Grand Champions are selected from Class Champion Winners.
- Reserve Class Champion: The second best exhibit in a class and eligible for Reserve Grand Champion.
- Blue Ribbon: Exhibit meets project requirements and is high quality.
- Red Ribbon: Exhibit meets project requirements and is average quality.
- White Ribbon: Exhibit does not meet all project requirements and/or is below average quality (needs improvement). These animals are not eligible to be sold in the JLSC Auction.
Each 4-H member is allowed to sell one of each species up to three animals in the livestock auction. The members who have a steer project have been raising their steer since October of 2012 and most other animals are bought after the new year. The members have to take full responsibility for their animals including, purchasing, feeding, watering, grooming, and managing their overall health. They also learn to prepare themselves and their animal for show and keep a daily record book on each animal. 97% of the purchase price goes directly to the 4-H member. These kids use the money for future 4-H animal projects, college funds and savings accounts. The last 3% goes to the Junior Livestock Sales Commission to keep the sale going each year with administrative costs and marketing for the auction.