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Whitley County 4-H Fair Foods & Livestock Auction

WHITLEY COUNTY 4-H FOODS AUCTION

Administered and sponsored by 4-H Clubs, Inc.

 The 4-H Foods Auction is for 4-H members participating in Baked Food Products and Cake/Cupcake Decorating. 4-H members receiving a blue, red or white ribbon in Baked Food Products and/or Decorated Cakes/Cupcakes may sell their project and only one food item per project category per 4-H’er can be sold in the Foods Auction. If one Foods item is sold, one item can also be sold in the livestock auction, OR members can sell two items in the livestock auction OR members can sell one baked food item and one decorate cake/cupcake in the Foods Auction.  All items to be sold in the auction must be covered with plastic wrap or in an enclosed container. 4-H’ers in Cake Decorating must provide at least an 8” edible decorated cake to sell. 4-H’ers in Cupcake Decorating must provide 6 edible, decorated cupcakes to sell. 4-H members with Cookies, Muffins, Biscuits or Pretzels, Breadsticks, or Yeast Rolls must bring one dozen of their entry to be auctioned. NEW FOR 2021! All foods being auctioned must have a label including the 4-H’er name, product name and copy of the recipe. All items for the auction should be brought to the West Room of the 4-H Center between 11:00 a.m. and Noon on Friday, July 16, 2021.

 All exhibitors wishing to sell their food item in the auction must register that item by July 6th using the email link that will be sent out from the Extension Office.   

In 2021, the order of the sale will be: Decorated Cakes, Decorated Cupcakes, and Baked Foods. Each year the sale order will rotate with the last item going to the top of the list for the following year. Champions will be sold first, followed by the 4-H member’s last name alphabetically.

 A $3.00 fee will be deducted from the sale price of each item in the auction. The balance is returned to the member. If helping with clean-up, checks will be available 3 weeks from the day of the auction. If not helping with clean-up, the checks will be available 4 weeks following the auction. Checks are valid for 60 days from the date of printing.

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WHITLEY COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK AUCTION 

Administered and sponsored by 4-H Clubs, Inc.

  1. NEW FOR 2021!  The Livestock Auction will be PREMUIM ONLY (no market support prices) and bidding may be done live and online.
  2. All exhibitors wishing to sell their animal(s) in the auction, must register the specific animal(s) by July 6th using the email link that will be sent out from the Extension Office. A picture of the animal must be submitted.
  3. Any club wanting to sell an item through the auction must submit a form by July 6th with the information about that item and how funds will be used.
  4. 4-H members may sell a total of two auction items. This could be two livestock auction items, or one livestock item and one foods item. In the foods auction only blue, red or white ribbon winning baked food or decorated cake/cupcake (must be edible) items can be sold. (If enrolled in Dairy Steer and Feeder Calf, you may only sell one of those animals in the livestock auction. If enrolled in Beef and Junior Beef, you may only sell one of those animals in the livestock auction.)
  5. All livestock must be sold by the exhibitor. Exceptions are if the exhibitor is not available for the sale due to illness, military duty, or schooling. The substitute seller must be a Whitley County 4-H’er and approved by the species leader and/or advisory board prior to the start of the auction.
  6. All livestock sold in the auction must have been shown in regular class competition.
  7. Clubs can get and handle market truck/prices if they desire.  These payments will need to be handled through their club’s treasury. Deadline for declaring if an animal will be going on a market truck will be made by each animal specie’s advisory board if a market truck was made available. 
  8. Beef – Members may sell either a market steer, an unbred heifer or a junior steer. The member may choose only one animal.
  9. Dairy – Any member showing a cow may sell cheese in the auction, providing the member is not selling two other items in the auction. One-half horn of cheese will be sold for the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. The other members selling will split a horn approximately eight ways. The cheese may be provided by a donation or purchased by the Dairy Club.  If the cheese is provided by the Dairy Club, the member will be charged a 10% fee for reimbursement to the Dairy Club for purchasing the cheese that is sold in the auction.
  10. Dairy Steer/Feeder Calf – One Dairy Steer or One Feeder Calf may be sold in the auction.
  11. Goat – One boer-type market doe or any type of wether can be sold in the auction.
  12. Poultry – Only commercial meat type birds and dual purpose pullets may be sold in the auction, i.e. turkey, broilers, roasters, meat ducks, squab, goose (hatched January 1st or after of current Fair year).
  13. Rabbit – Limited to one meat pen, single fryer, roaster, stewer or breeding rabbit. No disqualified rabbit because of disease (malocclusion, snuffles, sore hocks, etc.)
  14. Sheep – One market lamb may be sold in the 4-H auction. (Ewe lambs which are entered and exhibited as market lambs may sell in the auction. Ewe lambs shown as breeding ewes may not sell in the auction.)
  15. Swine – One barrow or one gilt may be sold in the auction.
  16. Large animals will be assessed a $6.00 per item fee and Small Animals will be assessed a $4.00 per item fee to cover buyer appreciation and other expenses. This seller fee is used for refreshments, thank you advertisements, the livestock replacement fund, banners for the buyers, and upgrade of the auction computer program.
  17. All animals sold in the auction will not be eligible to be exhibited at the Indiana State Fair.
  18. No animal sold in the auction may be sold the following year by the same family.
  19. If helping with clean-up, checks will be available 3 weeks from the day of auction. If not helping with clean-up, the checks will be available 4 weeks following the auction. Checks are valid for 60 days from the date of printing.
  20. Changing an animal that is sold in the livestock auction will be limited to Grand Champion/Reserve Grand Champion only and must be coordinated through the Auction committee by 6:00 p.m. pm Wednesday.  4-H Clubs, Inc. reserves the right to make the final decision in determining auction eligibility.
  21. 4-H Clubs, Inc. (Livestock Directors) will approve the release of animals at the conclusion of the Livestock Auction.  No auction animals should leave the fairgrounds before that approval is given.
  22. The order for the 2021 4-H Livestock Auction is: Beef/Junior Beef, Poultry, Feeder Calf, Dairy Steer, Dairy Cheese, Sheep, Goat, Swine, and Rabbit.

 

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