44th Annual 4-H / FFA Junior Livestock Auction to be held Saturday, Aug. 18
The Waushara County youth are working hard getting projects ready for the Waushara County Fair, August 16-19. Their market animals will be judged at the fair and those qualifying will be offered for sale at the junior livestock auction on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 1 pm in the youth pavilion sale ring at the south end of the fairgrounds. The auction finalizes the market animal projects for swine, rabbits, sheep, dairy, beef, and poultry for youth exhibiting their animals. Local and regional businesses and citizens are invited to attend this exciting event to support these youth exhibitors. See some of the county’s finest livestock at auction. Everyone is welcome to bid. This year’s sale order: swine, rabbits, sheep, six dairy project sponsorship lots, beef, and poultry. In order to help promote the dairy project, six dairy sponsorships were added to the auction two years ago. The six dairy exhibitors that will be in the auction will be the winners and runners-up of the beginners, intermediate, and senior dairy showmanship. There will be two from each age division. Bidders are not bidding to purchase the dairy animal but to support the dairy exhibitors. Half of the money will be given to the individual exhibitor and the other half will be divided equally among the other dairy exhibitors provided that they have done all of the educational requirements and the writing of letters to potential buyers. For instance, if the top senior showman gets a bid of $1,000, he or she will receive $500 and the other $500 will be equally divided between the other dairy exhibitors. In place of receiving an animal, the buyer will receive another gift such as a painting or a cheese basket.