Junior Livestock Sale


Cache County Junior Livestock Auction

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014, buyer registration at 8:30 am, Auction at 9:00 am

Cache County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena (550 South 500 West, Logan UT

Please support Cache Valley's Youth

Each year over 450 of Cache Valley’s youth participate in the Junior Livestock Program raising market animals for the County Fair. The youth learn essential life skills like responsibility, compassion, and the humane treatment of animals. They learn cooperation, leadership and community service through participation in 4-H clubs or FFA Chapters.
The Cache County Junior Livestock Committee invites you to come out in support of the youth by supporting the Junior Livestock Auction. Proceeds of the auction help fund educations and other goals the young people have set out to achieve. Please join with us in support of Cache Valley’s youth.

Ways to buy

 Buy Back   Buyers not wanting to keep their purchased animal for personal use pay only the difference between the final bid price and resale value listed in the program based on the floor prices set by livestock markets.  The floor buyer (packer) will take the animal and the successful bidder pays only the support amount.  The floor price will be published in the sale program.

 For example, suppose you bid $400 for a 100 pound lamb.  The assuming the floor price is $1.00/lb, the buy back price is then $100.  Your cost = $300 .

 Home Use You can purchase the entire animal for home use.  The animal is processed and ready for your freezer. You pay the total sale price bid at the time of the sale.  You will need to   designate at the time of the sale whether or not you wish to have your animal processed.  Simply indicate on your slip who you want to do the processing. Bid price does not include processing fees.  Buyer is responsible to confirm all processing arrangements.

 Split Buying Two or more individuals, families, businesses, or organizations may wish to  split the cost of an animal.  This reduces the cost to any one person or group. Simply  designate who the buyers are and the amount each party is responsible for on the auction slip at the time of the purchase. 

 Buyers’ Pool - Individuals and/or businesses commit a dollar amount to the pool.  The buyers’ pool will then bid on and purchase animals, leveraging the available money to maximize the benefit to participating youth.

For Donation - Donate the meat from your purchase to one or more non-profit organizations.  Youth benefit from your support, you get the promotion and satisfaction of knowing that your favorite organization gets  the meat.  You may also  consider arranging with the recipient to pay the processing fees.

How is a Purchase Made?

· Register with sales table when you arrive at the auction.  Get your buyer number.

· When you wish to place a bid on the animal in the ring, raise your  hand until the ring man acknowledges your bid.

· Bids are based on dollars per head.  The buyer is the highest bidder.

· Upon being recognized as the buyer, you will be asked for your buyer number and the name of the business or group which you represent. 

· A member of the auction committee will bring a sales receipt to you.  You will verify the sale price and indicate what you wish to do with the animal.

· Make payment at the cashier’s table before leaving.  Billing arrangements can be made with the cashier.

How to Pay for your Purchase

Make checks payable to 

Cache Junior Livestock Sale

Payments not made at the close of the sale should be sent to:

 Lewiston State Bank

Attn: Brian Webster

2190 North Main PO Box 6097

North Logan UT  84341

Sale Booster/Supporter

Parents, grandparents, businesses or individuals are welcome to support or “boost” individual exhibitors.  The boost money is added to the sale price of the exhibitor’s animal.  Boosts can be made any time prior to or after the auction.  Please submit your boost to the Extension/4-H office no later than one week following the auction.  Please use either the Auction Flier/Boost form or if boosting several exhibitors please use the business form and list all of the youth and the amount of your support using that form. 

 We suggest that boosts not exceed $100 per exhibitor for beef and dairy exhibitors and $50 for hog and lamb exhibitors.  The intent of that suggestion is to move more money into the actual auction.  We have several great supporters who historically have stayed through the entire auction to make certain each exhibitor has a buyer for his/her project animal at a reasonable price.  Occasionally we will see these buyers purchase an animal that then receives large amounts of after the sale “boost” money.  The auction committee would rather see the larger amounts of “boost” money used to purchase the animal outright at the auction.  This will increase the total amount of money available to bid on individual animals and increase the average amount of money the exhibitors receive for their hard work.

For more information contact a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee, the 4-H office or any FFA Chapter advisor.

2014 Exhibitor List 

A list of all potential exhibitors with a parent name is available here for businesses looking for potential exhibitors you wish to support.  Please understand that an offical auction list will not be available until after all the animals are judged at the fair and an auction list is put together.  

2013 Cache County Junior Livestock Champions

Grand Champion Lamb exhibited Madison Gale, daughter of Whitney & Jill Gale. 

Purchased by Ensign Toyota Scion Honda for $900.

Reserve Champion Lamb exhibited by Zach Larsen, son of Kyle & Marci Larsen. 

Purchased by Campbell Scientific for $900.


Grand Champion Hog exhibited by Megan Birchell, daughter of Daren & Jennifer Birchell. 

Purchased by Theurer’s Quality Meats and Gilt Edge Flour Mills for $1,500.

Reserve Champion Hog exhibited by Austin Kelly, son of John & Stacey Kelly. 

Purchased by Les Schwab Tire  for $800.


Grand Champion Dairy Heifer exhibited by Kirston Jenson, daughter of Lori & Justin Jenson. 

Purchased by Davis Livestock for $2,600.

Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer exhibited by Annie Buxton, daughter of Dale & Julie Buxton. 

Purchased by Davis Livestock for $2,200.


Grand Champion Steer exhibited Erin Major, daughter of Dale & Dawna Major.

Purchased by Theurer’s Quality Meats, Ensign Toyota Scion Honda, Northern Title Co., Lewiston State Bank, and Elevate Pest Control, for $5,200.

Reserve Champion Steer exhibited by Demiree Pagedaughter of Rod & Heather Page.

Purchased by Murdock Hyundai for $4,200.