An online auction of market animals raised by Washington County youth will be held July 10 and 11. The auction will feature beef steers, market hogs, and market lambs that otherwise would have been shown and sold at the cancelled Washington County Fair.
Youth have been working on their projects for many months, and in some cases since last year. Local volunteers got together to coordinate an online auction to allow these youths to sell their projects.
With the recent disruption in supply chain this auction offers an opportunity to purchase locally raised, high quality meat while supporting area youth. All animals have a guaranteed processing date; this is especially important as many processors are completely booked and are currently taking appointments well into 2021.
Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase the animal outright or to donate a set amount toward an exhibitor. Farmers Grain and Feed, LLC of Allenton, WI, donated the funds to sponsor the web hosting expenses of the sale meaning all proceeds go directly into the youths’ pockets.
The sale will be posted early next week at https://badgerstateauction.hibid.com/
For more information search Washington County Junior’s Virtual Livestock Auction on Facebook, contact Angie Loosen at 262.224.2348, or email [email protected].