General Information and Benefits
You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s market livestock auctions during the Portage County Randolph Fair. The Junior Fair auctions give you, as an individual or as a business, an opportunity to promote your services and/or support local youth. The youth who bring market animal projects have dedicated their time and energies to care for their project and to also learn about their animal(s). Raising an animal holds many valuable lessons and through these projects they learn about agribusiness, quality assurance, livestock judging, marketing and working together. They also develop a work ethic and will use this knowledge in the future which will make our community better.
The youth, who participate in these projects, rely upon the funds received from the auction to pay off investments and production costs and most will invest their profits in their future education. We are lucky to have many past participants return as adults to become advisors, volunteers, mentors, and supporters of the auctions.
After the sale, buyers will have their names listed in the barns with the animals they have purchased. Buyers will also be listed in various printed ads after the fair. 2012 buyers will receive a sale day admission pass for the 2013 fair in a special mailing prior to that year’s fair. Jr. Fair members and their families also tell others who bought their animals at the fair.
Options of What to Do with Animal After Purchase
- Send your animal to be processed by one of the local processors. Purchaser pays for processing directly to processor.** **Small Animal processors are predetermined by the Small Animal Committee and processing fees are added to invoice for animals.
- Purchase your animals and FLOOR the price. The animal will be sold to a prearranged packer that will pay a set price the day of the auction and you will only be responsible to pay the difference between the floor price and what you bid.
You can purchase animals and then donate them back to be sold a second time and the money from the second sale will be donated to one of the following of your choosing:
- Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Scholarship Fund
- Portage County Livestock Judging Team
- A 4-H Club that participates in this auction
- Portage County 4-H Scholarship Fund
- You can purchase and take home any NON Champion Ewe lamb, market hog or judge identified feeder animal.
- You can donate the animal/meat to a local food shelf but, the buyer is still responsible for the processing costs.
How to Buy and Terms of the Sale
- You must register for a buyer’s ID number at the registration table. Information needed: buyer’s name, address, phone. If a business, we will need the name of business, contact person’s name, business address, phone number and email address. Prospective buyers must also select a meat processor unless purchasing only small animals, donating back, or flooring all purchases.
- As each animal is sold the auctioneer or ringmen will take your bid. Whether or not you are successful in purchasing the animal, your bid will help the sale.
- When you have finished purchasing, you will need to proceed to the Sale Office and pay for your purchases.
- You MUST pay for the purchases the day of the sale. Payment can be made with Cash, “Good” check, Visa, Discover or Master Card. There is a 4% buyer’s premium on all sales with a 4% waiver for all payments by cash or check.
If any questions, contact Sale Treasurer.
Wednesday, August 21
Market Hogs - 6:30 pm
Sheep / Hog Arena
Saturday, August 24
Small Animal Sale - 9:30am
Goat & Lamb Sale - 3:00pm
Steer Sale - 5:00pm
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
PORTAGE COMMUNITY BANK
Ravenna & Kent
Fair Office: 330-325-7476
Sale Committee, Fair Board, OSU Extention Representatives:
Tom Wise 330-947-1063
Tim Wise 330-325-9929
Debi Heppe 330-325-7476
Tracey Koszalka 330-673-4109