Individuals representing various businesses and organizations, and even private individuals will be supporting the future leaders of the community during the 2012 Kosciusko County 4-H Livestock Auction on Friday, July 13.
This year, the 4-H livestock auction will start promptly at 10 a.m. in the show arena. The auction continues with no breaks throughout the day.
The 2012 sale will be in the following order: dairy products, poultry and waterfowl, beef, dairy steer and dairy calf feeder steer, rabbit, goat and goat products, sheep, swine, pork loins and ribeyes, dairy barn fundraiser, memorial gardens (Junior Leaders fundraiser), and a general projects fundraiser.
Ninth annual Sale of Champions will begin at 7 p.m. This sale will include the grand and/or reserve grand champion animals of each species in the same rotation as the regular sale. The king and queen kisses will also be sold at this time.
The livestock auction culminates a year of hard work and dedication for the 4-H animals exhibitors in the county. Valuable life skills and lessons are earned through these projects and the final step of the project where they learn about marketing aspects.
Buyers may register at the 4-H office at the fairgrounds starting at 8 a.m. the day of the auction.
Last year, the fair auction set a record. It netted $320,440.16, plus $5,711.82 from the buyers support group, for a grand total of $326,151.98. There was 502 lots, and the auction was up 20 lots from 2010, with a total increase of $46,695.07. The previous record was set in 2008.