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Other Activities => Equestrian & Livestock => Topic started by: jackelope on August 24, 2019, 10:46:20 PM

Title: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: jackelope on August 24, 2019, 10:46:20 PM
Given the other threads talking about the youth livestock shows I figured Iíd post some of the numbers from the sale tonight at our fair.
Grand champion steer sold for $5 a pound and he was 1410 on the hoof and the reserve champion steer was $3.50 a pound. I didnít note his weight but he was a big fella too.
Pigs all were right around $4 a pound give or take a little.
Grand champion Boer goat was $10.50 a pound and he was 89 pounds. The reserve champion was 7.80 a pound at 83 pounds.
I didnít note any of the lambs but they were all $3-4 a pound and anywhere from 110-140 pounds give or take.
Rabbits were all over the place anywhere from $80-220 and one meat pen sold for $240.
I didnít stick around for the poultry but I did hear a turkey sell for $750. 
Tons of hard working kids got a little extra spending money tonight. It was a really great time.

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Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: Dan-o on August 24, 2019, 10:55:49 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: KFhunter on August 24, 2019, 11:34:07 PM
My daughter brought in $3.50 lb but some other well connected kids went $5.00 lb hog.  Businesses buy up most of the livestock and if a kid is connected to a family business...they make bank.  Although there are some grandparents that buy their grand kids' hog for $5.00 lb every year regardless.


I wasn't able to attend the fat stock sale this year but I normally jot down prices, really not much different from your fair to ours in price fluctuations other than like I said ribbons seem to count for less than last names do.

Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: jackelope on August 25, 2019, 05:34:11 AM
Les Schwab spent a bunch of $$ last night.  Several other businesses as well.  Both the Monroe/Snohomish co-op and Co-op Supply are big supporters every year as is Del Fox meats.
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: Gamblin Guy on August 25, 2019, 06:44:56 AM
We were there last night for the first time ever hoping to buy a pig, maybe next year!
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: jackelope on August 25, 2019, 07:53:38 AM
We were there last night for the first time ever hoping to buy a pig, maybe next year!

PM sent. Might be able to save your bacon.
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: C-Money on August 25, 2019, 11:29:18 AM
Very nice! Sounds like some good prices. We sure appreciate all the buyers helping the kids!
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: PolarBear on August 25, 2019, 01:52:18 PM
Thatís about what our animals fetched at the Thurston County Fair a few weeks back. My kids are showing at the State fair in Puyallup in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: jackelope on August 25, 2019, 03:25:16 PM
Thatís about what our animals fetched at the Thurston County Fair a few weeks back. My kids are showing at the State fair in Puyallup in a couple of weeks.

My kid qualified for the Snohomish county rabbit judging team at state. Weíre going to take her just for that for the day.
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: PolarBear on August 25, 2019, 05:50:05 PM
Thatís about what our animals fetched at the Thurston County Fair a few weeks back. My kids are showing at the State fair in Puyallup in a couple of weeks.

My kid qualified for the Snohomish county rabbit judging team at state. Weíre going to take her just for that for the day.

Sweeet!!  Both of my girls show cows and do cattle judging. My oldest is going to school to become an Ag teacher and livestock judge. Itís been a great way to keep the kids out of trouble.
Title: Re: Evergreen Youth Livestock Show Sale night
Post by: jackelope on August 25, 2019, 11:03:11 PM
Thatís about what our animals fetched at the Thurston County Fair a few weeks back. My kids are showing at the State fair in Puyallup in a couple of weeks.

My kid qualified for the Snohomish county rabbit judging team at state. Weíre going to take her just for that for the day.

Sweeet!!  Both of my girls show cows and do cattle judging. My oldest is going to school to become an Ag teacher and livestock judge. Itís been a great way to keep the kids out of trouble.

I really believe itís a good way to go for kids. Tough to find a harder working group of kids.

She finished 3rd this year judging but she didnít judge a whole class. 7 classes, she accidentally judged one of the senior classes and missed an intermediate class. Lost 50 possible points and still finished 3rd. She was the high scorer in breed ID and oral reasons.
(She scored 47/50 judging the oops senior class lol)