SALE MANAGER: Committee PresidentSIFTING COMMITTEE: Members of the Sale CommitteeWEIGHMASTERS & SALE COORDINATORS: Members of the Sale CommitteeAUCTIONEERS: To Be AnnouncedSPONSORS: Market Sale Committee, Thurston County Fair, Thurston County 4-H Extension, Thurston County Agricultural Educators & Thurston County 4-H Council.
PURPOSE: To provide an outlet for youth to exhibit and sell quality market livestock (steers, hogs, lambs, meat goats, and market rabbits) which have reached marketable weight and grade. Sellers (4-H and FFA members) and the bidders and/or buyers are reminded that the price paid to the seller on their animal may not, in fact, reflect a true market price at the time of the sale. It is the desire of the sponsors that the buyer of the animals featured in this sale will bid sufficiently to cover the individual exhibitor’s additional expenses incurred. Any animal sold in the auction is suitable for process at the time of the sale.
RULES AND REGULATIONS ELIGIBILITY:
Animals should be tagged branded, or tattooed prior to arriving at the fair. Tags will be available at the spring exhibitor information meeting. Rabbit tattoo numbers will be entered onto Intent to Sell form before weigh-in.
PAYMENT FROM SALE:
It is required that the buyers of animals and monetary supporters of the sale will pay cash, check or credit card following the sale or make arrangements with the Treasurer.
WEIGHT, GRADING, & AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKET ANIMALS:
If the weight of an animal is contested it must stay in the immediate vicinity of the scale to be re-weighed.
A shrink of 3% for beef and 2% for hogs, sheep, and meat goats will be taken from scale weight to determine the animal sale weight.
Questions or concerns regarding this Memorandum of Understanding can be addressed to the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale Committee at PO Box 695 East Olympia, WA 98540.