JR LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULE
Thank You for your interest in supporting the youth of our community. We invite you and your family out to enjoy all the activities at the Fair and hope to see you at the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 9th, 2023!
The Junior Livestock Auction is the culmination of our exhibitor’s animal project(s). These young people have invested their time and dedication into learning about the business of animal agriculture. Many started their business venture by purchasing a steer, lamb, swine, goat and/or turkey. They fed, groomed, trained, provide great care, competed at the Fair to be judged and now are bringing their product to market. Your purchase helps these youth reach their business goals, teaching them valuable life skills, as well as provides you with top quality meat. A few suggestions for your meat purchase include: Personal use for your family.
Donate… Give meat to a charity or auction meat to boost a charity, put on a BBQ to benefit a charity or even give to your meat to a local food bank
For Business…Give packaged meat as gifts to employees. Use it in promotional campaigns, employee BBQ, or give to your special customers.
For Restaurants…Advertise and serve meat raised by youth, Fair provided Livestock Auction picture could be used in your advertising or display
HOW TO SUPPORT?
How to buy at the Northern Gila County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. All prospective buyers must register and receive a buyer’s number prior to bidding and making a purchase. Registration will begin at 3pm Saturday Sept. 10th at the Livestock Auction Tent at the Payson Event Center. The sale order sheet will be provided at registration. Bids are made in dollars per pound of weight listed on the sale order sheet (turkeys will be sold by the head). Potential buyers bid against one another, increasing bid price per pound until auctioneer announces “sold”. If you have more questions about how to participate contact Cassie Lyman 928-978-7926
The NGC Fair is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
All payments including “add-on’s” are required on sale day immediately following the auction. Credit Cards will be accepted for payment (there is a 4% convenience fee for CC payments). Group purchases are allowed for in person bidding. Your prompt payment is very important to youth who have business loans that are due after the sale.
PROCESSING YOUR ANIMAL
The following meat processors will be able to process your purchase (or you can process your own). Grand and Reserve Champions must be harvested. Cost for processing depends on processor, processing choices, and type of animal purchased, please contact desired processor for more information.
Holliday Processing: 602-515-8070
Carl’s Custom Meats: 928-310-8934
CAN I STILL HELP IF I CAN’T ATTEND OR AFFORD TO PURCHASE AN ANIMAL
Yes, if you are unable to bid or if you don’t get to purchase an animal you can still help our youth and the Northern Gila County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. An “add-on” (a donation of any amount toward an individual youth and/or all youth in the auction) can also be made. Or a donation may be made to the Northern Gila County Fair a 501 (c)(3) to help with future livestock show awards.
JR LIVESTOCK SHOW INFORMATION