The Junior Livestock Auction is traditionally held on the last day of the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. 4-H members will be busy all year - starting in the fall - preparing to exhibit their animals at the fair.
In addition to regular project meetings and field days, they will invest hundreds of hours over the next year with daily feeding, cleaning and handling of their animals, in order to prepare them for the annual fair. At the fair, animals are judged by professional livestock judges, and those that meet established market quality standards will be auctioned at the Junior Livestock Auction.
These youth are the leaders of tomorrow. The 4-H program is designed to teach their members valuable leadership skills that will benefit them in any career they may choose. The animal projects teach them the meaning of responsibility, hard work and the basics of running a small business.
We encourage everyone to come to the auction and make a purchase to help our young people meet their goals and reward them for all of their hard work and commitment to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
The sale is made possible through the support of the sponsors and buyers listed on this website, and through the work of the volunteers on the sale committee. All donations and contributions are tax deductible, and your help will be greatly appreciated by the exhibitors and community alike.
4-H Junior Livestock Auction 2011 from Eagle County ecotv18 on Vimeo.