Allegany County Ag Expo 4-H Livestock Sale
Saturday, July 23, 2016 * 5:00 p.m. * Cumberland, MD
We would like to invite you to participate in the annual Allegany County Ag Expo 4-H Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 23, 2016, beginning at 5:00 pm, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. This auction is the result of months of hard work for Allegany County 4-H club members. The livestock sale offers a unique opportunity for youth to market their animals and to then expand their future livestock projects or assist with future endeavors. In addition, it offers a wonderful opportunity to support the youth of our community.
Benefits of Your Participation:
As a buyer, an effort is made to advertise and promote your involvement and support. The highest bidder of each animal will be announced during the sale. Buyers receive a complimentary photograph poster of the member and animal to hang at a place of business. Grand and Reserve Champions will also have their pictures taken with the buyers during the sale. In addition to the advertising opportunities, you have the opportunity to purchase high quality, local meats for personal consumption for yourself, family, friends, or co-workers. All the animals are raised by our 4-H youth as part of their project work.
We hope you will be able to attend the 4-H Livestock Sale and consider bidding/buying. Thank you for your interest in the Allegany County 4-H Livestock program. It is through such an investment in young people that you make a difference in our community.
To Participate in the Sale:
To participate in the sale, please join us at the fairgrounds Saturday evening in the barn area. Bidder number registration will be at the sale table near the sale ring, beginning at 3:00 p.m. A driver’s license will be required to complete the registration. If bidding for a business, written authorization on business letterhead will also be required. If you are purchasing on behalf of someone else, please list his/her name and address on the bidder registration. After receiving your bidder’s number, you will receive a packet of information containing all of the youths’ names, species being sold, and the weights of the animals.
The order of the sale will be Market Rabbits, Market Chickens, Market Hogs, Market Lambs, Market Goats, Feeder Steers, and finally, Market Steers. Rabbits and chickens will sell by the pen, meaning the final bid price is the final price. All other animals will sell by the pound, meaning the final bid price will be multiplied by the weight of the animal to equal the final price.
Options to Handle a Purchased Animal:
If you purchase an animal, there are several options from which to choose:
Option A: Request that the animal be hauled to one of our listed local butchers to be processed as you like for your personal consumption. Hauling to these destinations is complimentary; however, processing costs would be an additional expense to you. A list of local meat processors will be available in your bidder information packet on sale night. Please be sure to contact your processor Monday morning to discuss how you would like your animal to be cut and wrapped, and make arrangements to pick up the meat.
*Complimentary hauling will be offered to:
- Eader’s Butcher Shop; Big Cove Tannery, PA
- Emerick’s Meat Packing Co.; Hyndman, PA
- Flying W Farms; Burlington, WV
- Working H Meats; Friendsville, MD
Option B: Donate the animal to a local organization, club, or group. If possible, please make sure your charity can accommodate your possible donation in advance of the sale, therefore allowing the charity to make any necessary arrangements for processing or removal of the animal following the sale.
Option C: Request that the animal be resold for you through our Buyback Program, price to be announced day of the sale. You will pay only the difference between your bid price and the established buyback price.
*For example: bid is $2.50 for a 250 pound hog
Bid = $625
Buyback (near market price) = $ 475
Buyer pays sale night = $150
Option D: Request that the animal be hauled to Friend’s Stockyard, Keyser’s Ridge, MD for resale, with complimentary hauling. The proceeds will then be mailed to you directly from the stockyard, minus commission the stockyard will deduct.
Option E: Take the animal home with you for personal use. Due to the closing of the fair, all animals need to be removed from the fairgrounds property by 12:00 midnight, Saturday night. Transportation arrangements to take the animal(s) home would be your responsibility.
Payment Following the Sale:
Before leaving, buyers must finalize the purchase(s) with the sale clerk table, whether paying or requesting an invoice. For the youth to receive their payment in a timely manner, it is greatly appreciated if all purchases could be paid for on the evening of the sale. Checks should be made payable to Allegany County Ag Expo Livestock Sale Committee.
If you have any questions regarding the sale, please feel free to contact a sale committee member:
Carla Eckard 301-707-3334
Jennifer Northcraft 240-522-7708
Bill McKenzie 301-338-3393
Lacie Ashby 301-724-3320