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Want to be a Livestock Buyer?

The Clay County Agricultural Fair’s Steer and Swine auction is the end result of the 4-H and FFA Youth Member’s year-long projects. It is an educational experience, as well as a business venture. The members get the opportunity to have a “hands-on” experience while learning all about the beef and pork markets. They discover what agriculture production is all about and the kind of responsibility necessary to survive in it.

The members have selected, fed, and groomed their steers and hogs for competition and marketing. At this market, everyone hopes to receive better prices than the current market prices. Having community support at the auction makes it possible for the young people to receive recognition and the motivation to earn and save college funds or to buy more animals and possibly start their own herd. Many youth go through this program and come out as great leaders, educators, and responsible adults.
Anna Wilkes
2017 Grand Champion Steer
Buyer: Bryan's Ace Hardware
Callie Boatwright
2017 Reserve Champion Steer
Buyer: Maylon Boatwright
Hunter Russell
2017 Grand Champion Swine
Buyer: Williams & Rowe General Contractor
Ashlee Hughes
2017 Reserve Champion Swine
Buyer: Williams & Rowe General Contractors
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