Delta County 4-H'ers and FFA students weighed in their prospective market swine, sheep and goats on Saturday, April 27. Excitement was high for the 129 local kids who brought 75 barrows and 82 gilts, 70 sheep and 56 goats to be weighed in, because the annual weigh-in is the first step toward raising these animals for the 2013 Junior Market Livestock Sale.
The sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, during the Delta County Fair. More than half of the 283 animals weighed in qualify for the Delta County Bred & Fed program, which certifies to buyers that the animals they are purchasing were bred and raised in Delta County.
With the swine, sheep and goat weigh-in over, these 4-H and FFA kids will now concentrate on raising the best animals possible to offer to buyers over the auction block this summer. Last year at the 2012 Delta County Fair, local kids sold 141 of their swine, sheep and goats to generous buyers for total sales of $124,653.
The sale committee thanks these buyers for their support of local 4-H and FFA kids last year, and invites them to attend this year's sale.
For more information on how you can support Delta County kids through the Delta County Fair's Junior Market Livestock Sale, please call the Delta Extension Office at (970) 874-2195.blog comments powered by Disqus