Rockingham County 4-H and FFA Market Animal Auction

Rockingham County 4-H and FFA Market Animal Auction

The Rockingham County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show & Sale takes place each year during the Rockingham County Fair. This year will offer live and online bidding for the 4-H & FFA Market Steer, Hog, Lamb, and Goat Auction at the Rockingham County Fair. Come out and support the young people who are the future of agriculture.

Dear Potential 2020 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Supporter:

Below is information regarding the 2020 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale scheduled for August 21st.

2020 Sale Order: Steers, Goats, Hogs, and Lambs
1:00 p.m................................................................................... Announcements/Floor Bidding
1:30 p.m................................................................................ *Estimated Steer Sale Start Time
2:45 p.m................................................................................. *Estimated Goat Sale Start Time
5:15 p.m.................................................................................. *Estimated Hog Sale Start Time
7:15 p.m................................................................................ *Estimated Lamb Sale Start Time
* Sale times are estimated and may begin earlier or later than indicated.
Next sale will immediately follow preceding sale without delay.

4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Procedures for 2020
 

  1. One contact per bidder registration number or group of multiple buyers will need to be responsible for providing payment for sale purchase. Businesses/individuals will not be billed separately if they are part of a multiple buyer purchase, instead the main contact for the group or the first bidder number documented will be responsible for bill payment.

 

  1. This is a terminal sale and all animals are intended for slaughter. If buyers take animals home it is at their own risk.

 

  1. Buyers may pick up their sale bills the night of the sale.

 

  1. The Fair Association is responsible for the collection and distribution of ALL sale monies.

 

  1. All buyers are asked to pay the Fair Association for purchased livestock the night of the sale. If you cannot pay on the night of the sale, please make arrangements prior to the sale with Mrs. Rebecca Holloway, Fair Association Manager. Her phone number is 434-0005. Buyers are NOT to directly pay the youth exhibitors.

 

  1. NEW-All animals purchased will be assumed that it is to go to the FLOOR. If you wish to take the animal home or have sent to a slaughter/process facility, you will need to fill out a blank Slaughter Card for that animal with the correct identifying information (Exhibitor name, Tag #, Buyer Name/ID, and Destination). Blank Slaughter Cards will be brought to you during the sale.

 

  1. Haul out of animals will occur one-half hour following the end of the sale. All livestock must be moved from the Fairgrounds by 8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22nd. You must make your hauling, slaughter, and custom kill arrangements prior to the sale.
  2. Any sales tax owed on livestock is to be paid to the Fair Association. Sales tax is owed on any livestock that is slaughtered for home use (custom kill). If applicable, a tax exempt form must be completed on the livestock if there is not a copy on file. This form can be completed the night of the sale.

 

  1. Farm Credit of the Virginias will sponsor a meal for buyers during the sale. Meal tickets will be distributed when you register for bidder numbers at the sale.

 

  1. Purchase by Proxy - The Rockingham County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show and Sale Committee has a Buyers’ Committee. This committee was established to assist 4-H & FFA members in soliciting new support for the livestock sale. This committee does not take the place of individual 4-H & FFA members marketing their animals through personal contacts. With the growing number of entries, the

need for continued and new sale support is great. We encourage each buyer to personally attend the sale. However, if you are unable or choose not to attend the sale, but would still like to support the program, the buyers’ committee is prepared to take your donation and do the buying for you. You can select a certain species, a particular 4-H or FFA member to support, or just have your donation be spread across the sale as needed. One goal of this committee is to see that the prices remain stable for all members throughout the entire sale.

Your company still has the same options of purchasing for home use or reselling at the floor price and paying only the difference for advertising costs. To receive more information on how to support the auction by purchasing by proxy, please don’t hesitate to contact the Rockingham County Extension Office at 564-3080. We will continue our efforts to encourage our youth to understand the help you provide to our sale and that their “thanks” to you is a very important part of the learning process.


If you have questions or concerns regarding the sale, please contact Mrs. Cathy Seal (298-8620) or the Extension Office (564-3080).

We have prepared a special “Show and Sale Guide” for potential Buyers. These may be obtained after July 13th from the Rockingham County Extension Office or from one of the exhibitors.