Cache County Junior Livestock Auction
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014, buyer registration at 8:30 am, Auction at 9:00 am
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Cache Valley's Youth
Ways to Buy
Potential buyers or boosters can download the Auction Flier/Boost form or if the business is boosting several youth exhibitors please use the business form and list all of the youth and the amount of your support using that form and return to the Auction clerk or bring into the USU Extension Office by the Monday following the auction. Those wishing to participate in the Auction will find it a rewarding experience and will witness the effort and bond the youth have developed with his/her project animal. You will be able to obtain a buyer number at the registration table anytime prior to or during the auction. We thank you in advance for your support.
2014 Cache County Junior Livestock Champions
Grand Champion Lamb exhibited by Trae LaRocco, son of Nic and Maria LaRocco.
Purchased by Big O Tires, Tolman Construction, Poulsen Trailer Sales, K Bar M Company, Century Equipment, Mountain Valley Motor and Pump Sales and Nielsen Show Lambs for $1,500.
Reserve Champion Lamb exhibited by Tyk Goodey, son of Ted and Maja Goodey.
Purchased by Les Schwab Tire Centers for $650.
Grand Champion Hog exhibited by Wells Thompson, son of Marty and Monica Thompson.
Purchased by Smith and Edwards for $3,200.
Reserve Champion Hog exhibited by Adrian Merrill, son of Staton and Michelle Merrill.
Purchased by Lifestyle Homes for $1,700.
Grand Champion Dairy Heifer exhibited by Matti Leak, daughter of Matt and Lena Leak.
Purchased by Davis Livestock for $3,500.
Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer exhibited by Kirston Jenson, daughter of Justin and Lori Jenson.
Purchased by Renegade Sports, Prime International, Village Inn and BR Cattle for $3,200.
Grand Champion Steer exhibited by Preston Page, son of Rod and Heather Page.
Purchased by Building Specialties, Lifestyle Homes, LKL Associates, Sierra Homes and Wall to Wall Painting for $6,825.
Reserve Champion Steer exhibited by Kody Downs son of Todd and Kara Downs.
Purchased by LaMont Poulsen for $4,100.
The Cache Junior Livestock program provides an opportunity for 4-H and FFA youth to raise and sell a market beef, lamb, hog or a commercial dairy heifer at the Cache County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or participating in an FFA program at Mountain Crest or
Each year, many of the same questions come up regarding participation in the market livestock program. Here are some general guidelines. Contact the 4-H Office for a complete list of guidelines and rules. Please enroll in 4-H early to assure that you receive important project information.
Age – All exhibitors must be in the third grade, and not less than 8 years of age on October 1, of the 4-H year. (The 4-H year is from October 1 through September 30)
Group Affiliation – Exhibitors must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA when beginning the project.
Tagging/Weigh-in – All market animals must be tagged on the designated dates set by the Junior Livestock Committee. 2014 Market Livestock Tag In Information
Brand Inspection -
Do Own Work - Each exhibitor must do his/her own work in caring for, feeding, training, and fitting for show, as much as they are capable. Parents, club or project leaders, FFA advisers may assist, but the exhibitor is primarily responsible for the project animal.
Code of Ethics – All exhibitors must comply with the code of ethics that includes the following: humane training, fitting, showing, and/or handling practices. Commitment to Excellence Form
Presentation of Animal – Animals that are not clean, fitted and controllable by the exhibitor can be sifted from competition by ring officials and/or department chairmen. Animals not feed/watered or in dirty pens or stalls can also be sifted at any time.
Market Animal Weights – Market animals must meet the minimum weight requirements to show and sale in the Market Livestock Sale.
Multiple Animals - An exhibitor can tag in two animals in each species at the beginning of the year. Exhibitors may exhibit two animals of any combination at the fair show, and sell only one animal.
Participation – All youth exhibitors must show and sale their own project animals to be eligible to sell in the market auction.
Report Form – All 4-H exhibitors must submit a current and completed project report form prior to release of payment for animals sold at the sale. Youth will be given a record form at tag-in or they can be picked up in the 4-H office. Print out the 4-H Junior Livestock Record Book or a fillable form version that the 4-Her can complete then print out.
2014 Junior Livestock Fair Ribbons and Premiums
All premium money must be picked up by September 1
The Cache County Fair Manager, Jill Zollinger, required all Junior Livestock exhibit premium money be processed through the fair management software program and the premium money was distributed at the fair or is now available at the Cache County Treasurer's Office, 179 North Main Street, Suite 201.
The following documents will help exhibitors determine the amount he/she has earned through the Market (quality) Show and the Showmanship contests. Premium Values for Junior Livestock projects are: Blue Ribbon = $11.00, Red Ribbon = $9.00 and White Ribbon = $7.00. Click here for an alphabetical listing of junior livestock project quality judging placement.
Showmanship classes pay out based on how an individual places in his/her showmanship class as follows: first place pays $10, second place $9, third place $8 and so on, to ninth place and below pays $2. you can check the following lists to see where individuals placed in the shows.
Hog Rate of Gain Rate of Gain winners; First Place - CJ McDonald, Second Place - Bode Richman, Third Place - Kaden Hart
Lamb Rate of Gain Rate of Gain winners; First Place - Landon Bassett, Second Place - Luke Dustin, Third Place - Nicholas Nelson
Steer Rate of Gain Rate of Gain winners; First Place - Caleb Smith, Second Place - Erin Wangsgard, Third Place - Shelby Hamilton
Junior Livestock Auction Boost Form (Business Boost Form)
4-H Junior Livestock Record Book fillable version
Junior Livestock Scholarship
The Cache County Junior Livestock Auction Committee offers an academic scholarship to graduating seniors who have participated in the Junior Livestock program. To be eligible for the scholarship youth must have:
Utah State Junior Livestock Show Association
The Utah State Junior Livestock Show Association provides additional opportunities for youth to participate in livestock shows throughout Utah. Rules and tagging information may vary from Cache County Junior Livestock Show rules. For more information contact the Cache County 4-H office.