The 2003 Livestock Auction will be held July 25 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Show Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds located just south of Brazil on SR 59.
GENERAL RULES REGARDING 4-H LIVESTOCK AUCTION SALES - 2003 For Prospective buyers
1. Each 4-H livestock exhibitor may sell one entry, 1 swine, 1 dairy steer, 1 sheep, 1 beef, 1 goat, 1 meat pen of rabbits (3) or 1 meat pen of poultry (2).
2. A market price (determined by regular commercial livestock buyers) will be set so each high bidder will receive that price when animal moves onto packer buyer, except rabbit and poultry.
2B. If you have a locker of choice (and have already spoken to them) please let the Auctioneer know which locker it is as soon as your bid is taken. This will help us place your animal on the proper trailer.
3. Or, you may keep the animal for your own personal use. Slaughtering and locker plant service is available.
4. If you do not wish to keep the animal, the amount of money you actually spend is the difference between the market value.
5. This year the 4-H Auction Committee will handle all the money and the details. All buyers should present a check for the difference (or the full amount if you keep the animal) before leaving the auction. The check should be made to the Clay County 4-H Auction. The auction committee will prepare and send the checks to 4-H members within three weeks after the sale. Buyers should not send checks directly to 4-H members. Example of a transaction is listed below. Bids will be handled on whole animal value.
A. Buyer (turn back for market)
4-H Member 1,000 lb.steer market value-- $600
Buyer bid-- $800
Buyer pays a difference of $200 to Clay Co. 4-H Auction Fund.
B. Buyer (keep animal for own use)
Buyer bids $800 and pays $800 directly to Clay Co. 4-H Auction Fund. Clay Co. 4-H Auction Committee pays 4-H club member $800
Same method used for swine, beef, dairy steer, sheep and goat. No market value will be set on rabbits or poultry.
6. Buyers must make payment to Clay County 4-H Auction Fund the night of the sale. This is important so we may pay the 4-H'er within three weeks of the sale. A. If you can't pay that night,please make arrangements with the clerk.
7. In summary, the buyer does not have to take actual possession of animal unless he wishes to do as listed in (3) and (5B) above.
8. If Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion sells, they will sell first and second within their specie. Others will draw for sale order.
9. All questions or problems should be directed toward the 4-H Livestock Auction Sale Committee and 4-H Council.
10. Sale will start 6 p.m. July 25 in the Show Ring at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
2003 Sale Order:
1)Sheep 2) Goat 3)Swine 4)Poultry 5)Beef 6) Dairy Steers 7) Rabbit