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.
|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. 4-H club involved in market livestock projects e. The new Jr. Fair Livestock Complex and Expansion Fund that built the new complex to house hogs, lambs, goats and open class sheep.|
|***You must complete this request on the buyer registration form that will be completed on auction days.|
|3. ALL HOGS, RABBITS & POULTRY 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.|
If any questions, contact Sale Treasurer.
Market Hogs - 6:30 pm (Sarchione Livestock Complex)
Small Animals - 9:30am (Sarchione Livestock Complex)
Goat & Lamb Sale - 3pm (Sarchione Livestock Complex)
Steer Sale - 6pm (Hamilton Arena)
Deerfield, Kinsman, Louisville, Massillon, Ohio
John Kiko and team - Canton, Ohio
Tom Wise, President 330-947-1063
Debi Heppe, Treasurer 330-325-7476
Ashley Hughey, OSU Extension Educator 330-296-6432