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4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Auction Aug. 15

Local youth throughout Waushara County are working hard at getting their 4-H projects ready for the Waushara County Fair, Aug. 13-16. Market animals will be judged at the fair and those qualifying will be offered for sale during the junior livestock auction at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 in the youth pavilion sale ring at the south end of the fairgrounds. 

The auction finalizes the market animal projects for rabbits, swine, poultry, sheep and beef for youth exhibiting their animals. Local and regional businesses and citizens are invited to attend. Proceeds from the sale of the animals are used by the youth to further their education and to purchase animals for future fairs. 

For those interested in purchasing an animal at the auction, the meat may be processed  for your own consumption or the animal can be shipped and resold at the stockyard arranged by the sale committee. 

Those purchasing an animal(s) can deduct the difference between the market price, announced prior to the sale, and the actual winning bid price and then this amount is claimed as an advertising expense and is often included in the business advertising budget. 

The quality of meat from this sale is very good, as they are not spared any attention due to the producer’s desire to do well in judging.