The 4-H Livestock auction is August 1, and will be held as expected in the fairgrounds Livestock Arena. Pre-Auction dinner is at 4:00 pm, and the Auction itself begins at 6:00 pm.
The Livestock Auction allows for our 4-H members the opportunity to sell their livestock animals. All animals that go through the livestock auction have been shown/exhibited at this year's fair. Members may also only sell one of the large animals (beef, sheep, swine, dairy steer, goat) and/or one small animal (pigeon, poultry, rabbit).
There is also have a livestock pre-sale banquet for all prospective buyers the same day. If you're interested in the bidding procedure, I'd invite you to contact the Monroe County Extension Office at (812) 349-2575, where we'll be happy to send you literature and a buyers pass for the night's festivities.
The auction itself is your chance to bid on the best, freshest, locally grown meat money can buy. Not only do you get the best tasting beef, pork and lamb, you get the satisfaction of helping a local youth. Each animal has been the daily responsibility of a local young man or woman to raise, feed, groom, and keep healthy.
The auction is the final step in their livestock project, and held during the Monroe County Fair in the Livestock Arena. Livestock is sold by the pound, and the auctioneer asks for the bidding to begin. Bidders signal the auctioneer at the price level they accept, and a strike of the gavel announces the winner.
If you would like your purchase processed for cooking, a representative from a local meat packing house will be available to take your order and arrange free transportation.
For more details, click the "Documents" link to view a brochure about the auction.