Junior Livestock Auction
Starts on June 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THANK YOU for supporting the Junior Livestock Program. The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Junior Livestock Program offers the youth of our community a quality, hands-on educational program. Our local youth learn “real world skills” including organization, financial management, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship, and most importantly, positive work ethic. These youth are our future leaders.
LIVESTOCK SHOW INFO: The livestock show will be held “live” this year in small groups. We are excited that the exhibitors get to show their animals in the ring. The show is not open to the public, but we will have it livestreamed. We will have a link on our home page, TRICOUNTYFAIR.COM, for all interested parties to watch. We will also include the show schedule so you can watch your favorite exhibitor. The show will be recorded and we will keep the livestream link on our site after the show.
AUCTION INFO: The auction dates are 6/23/20-6/26/20 (Tuesday-Friday). It will close at 7PM on Friday, 6/26/20. Add-ons will remain active through Monday, 6/29/20. As a buyer, you can purchase an entire animal, split with family and friends, purchase and donate back to the exhibitor or to the auction committee as a resale. Or, you can add-on a flat dollar amount to one or multiple exhibitors. See below for buyer registration instructions.
REGISTERING TO BID:
- Go to SCONLINESALES.COM and complete Registration Information* Note that if you are a business, please include the individual’s first and last names in the First Name field and the business name in the Last Name field.
- You will need to provide a valid cell phone number that will be verified during the registration process.
- Upon buyer registration, you will also need to provide a valid credit card number. This is for security purposes only. If you are the winning bidder, you will get the option to choose how you’d like to pay.
- You must be logged in to bid.
- Go to the sale, find the exhibitor and from there you can place your bid. If you are the bid holder, the outline of the lot will be green. If you have been outbid, the outer box will be red. Exhibitors will be listed alphabetically.
- If you allowed it, you will receive a text message to the verified cell phone number on your profile when you have been outbid.
- All animals will be sold by the head.
- You are able to set a maximum bid if you’d like.
- The sale will end in a horserace style finish, meaning the time will extend by a set number of minutes (2-4) each time a bid is placed during extended bidding. Example: the clock will reset to 4 minutes and if another bid is received 2 minutes later, it will go back to 4 minutes and start counting down again.
- Final bidding for the purchase of the lot will end on Friday, 6/26/20.
- This is a flat dollar amount. You are not buying the animal, just adding money to the exhibitor’s bottom line.
- These auctions have a “hard” end time because the sale supporters aren’t outbid.
- Final add-ons through the online site will close on Monday, 6/29/20.
HOW TO FIND THE SALE:
- Go to SCONLINESALES.COM
- Click any of the Species Tabs (cattle, hogs, sheep/goats)
- Find that sale’s banner on the left-hand side of the page or click the sale listing on the right-hand side of the page.
SETTLING UP AFTER THE SALE:
- A JLA Committee member will contact you regarding your purchase and review payment options, harvesting fees and cut/wrap, and you may select Lahontan Valley Meats or The Meat House for your processing facility.
- We also will allow live pick up.
PROCESSING FEES FOR LAHONTAN VALLEY MEATS:
- Steers – $175 harvest only, $800 harvest, cut, wrap
- Hogs – $125 harvest only, $350 harvest, cut, wrap and curing, $300 harvest, cut, wrap, no cure
- Sheep & Goats – $100 harvest only, $200 harvest, cut, wrap
MEAT DELIVERY: You will be notified on delivery date. The delivery dates are the following.
- Carcass – Monday, 7/6/20
- Meat Boxes – Monday 7/13/20
If you are uncomfortable with the online platform or have any questions, our committee members can purchase and take care of the details for you. Please contact any of the following and we can register, bid and do the purchasing for you.
Thank You for supporting the Tri-County Junior Livestock Auction.
- Jen McGuire, CEO Tri-County Fairgrounds (805) 421-6252
- Brian Simpson, JLA President (760) 920-9023
- Shawn Patton, JLA Vice President (760) 764-1826
- Lily Brooks, JLA Secretary (760) 937-5459
- Lenee Talbot, JLA Treasurer (760) 920-2961
- Maria Kemp, JLA Committee & Proxy Coordinator (760) 937-9008
- Brenda Lacey, JLA Committee & Proxy Coordinator (760) 878-8843
Curious about becoming a buyer?
WHY BECOME A BUYER
The Junior Livestock Auction supports Ag educational programs throughout the Owens Valley. Each purchase directly finances and supports individual youth participants who are working to become future agriculture and community leaders.
As a buyer, you help these young participants to finance future animal projects as well as their overall agricultural, general education, and life experiences. Additionally, you receive high-quality, locally sourced food for you and your family to enjoy.
Each youth participant spends 3-9 months and countless hours raising and caring for their livestock projects. Learning responsibility and dedication, as well as animal care and entrepreneurship, will benefit them far into their future
Only Market Beef, Goats, Lambs, Hogs, Rabbits and Poultry, that are judged “market- ready” will be permitted to sell at the Junior Livestock. This includes the Grand Champions of each species. Simply stated, it means the best of the best are available for you to purchase!
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