2023 Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Information
Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 9:00am– 5:00pm (Approximate)
Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum
The Sale of Champions will begin at 9:00 AM. All Grand, Reserve Champion and Outstanding Exhibitor animals of all seven species will sell first. If you are interested in bidding in the Sale of Champions of any species, be there prior to 8:45 AM to register.
The sale order is as follows: Sale of Champions starts at 9am, all other times APPROXIMATE!
9:00am: Sale of Champions
11:00am: Dairy Feeders
WHAT IS THE JR. FAIR LIVESTOCK SALE?
Marion County youth that raises and show livestock at the Marion County Fair can
sell their animals at the Marion County Jr Fair Livestock Sale. Members and businesses of the community bid a premium price that will go towards the exhibitor. For the additional market price displayed in the sale catalog, members and businesses of the community can purchase the exhibitors’ animals. Purchased livestock may be processed by the area’s meat processors for utilization of the meat for the buyer’s personal use.
WHAT IS IN IT FOR THE BUYER?
- Receive a plaque thanking you for supporting the sale (Includes picture of exhibitor and animal)
- An excellent way to support the 4H and FFA Youth of Marion County and invest in their future
- Purchase locally raised meat products for own use
180-200 Buyers that consist of Businesses, Individuals, and a Buyers club support the Jr Fair Livestock Sale each year by contributing an average of $500 – $1200 in premium for 300 animals.
HOW DOES THE SALE WORK?
The Marion County Jr Fair Livestock Sale will be a premium sale. Buyers have 3 options:
1. Premium Sale:
The buyer pays the bid amount.
2. Have processed for own use. (Does NOT apply to Dairy Feeders.)
The buyer may indicate to have their purchase processed for their own use. The buyer would pay the additional market price of the animal listed in the sale catalog. The buyer must indicate where they want their animals delivered. The buyer is responsible to contact the processor and make arrangements prior to the sale.
Animals processed at the following businesses will be hauled FREE!
Hoffman Meat Processing: (419) 864-3994
Links Country Meats: (419) 683-2195
3. Take home: (Does NOT apply to Dairy Feeders.)
The buyer would pay the additional market price of the animal listed in the sale catalog.
Note: Dairy Feeders are eligible for Premium Sale only.
Buyers are responsible for removing these animals from the fairgrounds.
PAYMENT IS APPRECIATED ON SALE DAY
The Jr. Fair Exhibitors cannot be paid until all accounts are settled. Please make arrangements if payment is not possible. If you are going to have animals processed for yourself, tell the Clerk where the animals are going when you check out.
Any questions, please contact Chairman, Ken Stiverson, at 740-225-8698.