Portage County Randolph Fair

Jr Fair Livestock Sale

2023 Champions and Buyers

2023 Buyers

Thank you all 2023 Buyers!


Information & 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. Buyers will receive a sale day admission pass for the next year’s fair in a special mailing prior to that year’s fair.

Options of What to Do with Animal After Purchase

1. Send your animal to be processed by one of the local processors. Purchaser pays for processing directly to processor, except poultry and rabbits.**
**All Poultry and Rabbits are processed at one facility and buyers will have the processing fee added to their total bill for the auctions. Poultry and Rabbits will be picked up after the fair on an assigned date and that information will be available during the auctions.
2. You can purchase an animal and donate it back to be sold a second time. You will pay the total bid price for the first sale and the money from the second sale will be given to the Jr. Fair Fund you select. These funds include:

a. Livestock Sale Scholarship

b. 4-H Scholarship

c. 4-H Endowment Fund

d. Dan Tronge Scholarship Fund

e. 4-H club involved in market livestock projects

***You must complete this request on the buyer registration form that will be completed on auction days.
3. ALL HOGS, RABBITS & POULTRY, ALL FINISHED STEERS AND ALL CHAMPIONS ARE TERMINAL. Ewe lambs & doe goats can be purchased and self hauled. Wether goats & lambs can be self hauled, but must be harvested within 45 days of auction. Sale clerk must be notified on sale day so proper paperwork can be completed.
4. You can donate the animal/meat to a local food shelf but, the buyer is still responsible for the processing costs. MUST make notation on buyer Registration.

ADD-ON: A registered buyer can add an additional amount to any exhibitor’s market livestock sale during or immediately after the auction at the Sale Office with a Sale Clerk by completing an Add-On form and paying the Sale Clerk. This is an added bonus for exhibitors and a way to reward them without purchasing the animal.

How to Buy and Terms of the Sale

  1. All previous year buyers will receive a pre-assigned bidder number. This bidder number will be included in the buyer packets that will be mailed to the 2022 registered auction participants. If you did not register to buy at the 2022 fair you will need to complete buyer registration at the Buyer Registration table beginning approximately 1 hour prior to the auctions. General information needed: buyer’s name, address, phone, and email address. 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, or donating animal back for it to be sold for a second time. Animals may only be donated back one time. On the day of the auction you will pick up your bidder number card at the appropriate table.
  2. As each animal is sold, the auctioneer or ring men will take bids. Whether or not you are successful in purchasing the animal, your bid will help the Jr. Fair youth & Market Livestock Auction.
  3. When you have finished purchasing, you will need to proceed to the Sale Office and pay for your purchases. At this time, if planning to self-haul, then the necessary paperwork must be obtained.
  4. 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 waiver of that premium for all payments by cash or check.

Please note: If you plan to donate a purchased animal for a 2nd sale with those proceeds being donated to a Jr. Fair Livestock fund, you will need to register for two bidder numbers; one for purchases you want to keep the meat and a second for purchases you will donate for second sale. Animals can only be donated back one time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the fair office at (330)325-7128 (Debi-Livestock Sale Committee Extension) or contact a Sale Committee Representative

Livestock Auction Guide 2024 - Coming Soon



Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Market Hogs - 6:30 pm (Sarchione Livestock Complex)

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Small Animals - 9:30am (Sarchione Livestock Complex)
Goat & Lamb Sale - 3pm (Sarchione Livestock Complex)
Steer Sale - 7pm (Hamilton Arena)


Deerfield Ag Services

Deerfield, Kinsman, Louisville, Massillon, Ohio

Kiko Auctioneers

John Kiko and team - Canton, Ohio

HSI Private Wealth Management Group

Scott Horning, Jefferson Sarchione, Robert Innerst

For More Info

Fair Office


Portage County Livestock Sale Committee Contacts

Tom Wise, President 330-947-1063
Debi Heppe, Treasurer 330-325-7128
Jesseca Housel, OSU Extension Educator 330-296-6432