Welcome to the 2020 Monroe County 4-H Virtual Showcase and Auction!

Monroe County 4-H Market Livestock Auctions

Auction Details

  • Large Livestock
    • The large livestock online auction will run from
      • Monday, August 3-Wednesday, August 5, 2020. UPDATE!! Staggered closing times!!
        • Beef: 10:00pm Wednesday 8/5
        • Sheep: 10:10pm Wednesday 8/5
        • Swine: 10:20pm Wednesday 8/5
    • All large livestock will be sold by the head.
    • Minimum Bids: current market price-as of 7/31 x minimum weight allowance (NOTE: these are NOT locked in market prices for resale; prices are subject to change; only being used to establish minimum bids)
      • Beef: current market price (0.90/lb) x 1000lbs = $900.00
      • Sheep: current market price (1.10/lb) x 95lbs = $105.00
      • Swine: current market price (0.20/lb) x 220lbs = $44.00
  • Small Animals
    • The small animal online auction will run from
      • Wednesday, August 5-Friday, August 7, 2020. The auction closes at 10pm on Friday!
    • All small animals will be sold by the pen.
    • Minimum Bids
      • Broilers (pen of 3): $100.00
      • Roaster Chickens (pen of 2): $75.00
      • Turkeys (pen of 2): $100.00
      • Ducks (pen of 3): $100.00
      • Geese (pen of 2): $100.00
      • Fryer Rabbit (pen of 1): $35.00
      • Roaster Rabbit (pen of 1): $50.00
      • Meat Rabbits (pen of 3): $100.00

Confirmation emails of purchase(s) will be sent after closing of each auction. Buyers will need to confirm destination of their purchase with the 4-H office immediately after closing, within 12 hours, of each auction. Any lots not confirmed by deadline will be sent to resale.

Buyer Information & Details

Buyers will receive a notification in the instance of being outbid by another potential buyer. This email will prompt buyers to re-enter the auction site and increase his/her bid or support another youth.

There is an 'add-on' feature that will allow supporters to make a donation to the youth. This feature does NOT increase a standing bid and does not place a bid on actually securing the animal.

Confirmation emails of purchase(s) will be sent after closing of each auction. Buyers will need to confirm destination (resale or processing) of their purchase with the 4-H auction clerks immediately after closing, within 12 hours, of each auction. Any lots not confirmed by deadline will be sent to resale.

  • Sara Lewis: 419-206-8395
  • Ron Bash: 734-347-4916
  • Barbara Siebarth: 419-350-9482
  • Mike Jaworski: 734-752-9338
  • Livestock Transportation
    • The 4-H Junior Livestock Association will coordinate the transportation of all animals purchased through the auction to Jerome Country Market for processing or to Napoleon Livestock or United Producers for resale.
    • There is no buyers fee for the transportation.
  • Destination Choices-if we don’t hear from you by 9am on Thursday indicating your choices for destination, auction clerks will begin calling buyers starting at 9am on Thursday, August 6. See further below for phone numbers of available auction clerks.
    • Resale: Buyers will receive a check directly from the stockyard for market price for animals sent to resale.
      • United Producers: Market Sheep (no hogs or cattle will go to UPI)
      • Napoleon Livestock: Beef Cattle and Market Hogs (no lambs will go to Napoleon Livestock)
    • Processing: Our ONLY option for processing is to Jerome Country Market (517-688-4041). There is no self-haul.
      • Buyers are responsible for contacting Jerome Country Market to complete cut sheets.
        • Beef: $65 for the harvest + $0.51/lb hanging weight for cut/wrap and vacuum seal packaging
        • Swine: $45 for the harvest + $0.51/lb hanging weight for cut/wrap and vacuum seal packaging
        • Sheep: $89 for everything (harvest, cut, wrap packaging)
    • Add-On Bidding
      • If you would like to make a DONATION to the youth in addition to, or in place of, competitively bidding on the purchase of their animal, you can choose to utilize the ‘add-on’ feature available on each sale lot. This is a great opportunity to support many youth if you are only able to purchase one or two animals, but would like to support several youth exhibitors.

    Invoices will be sent with payment expected by September 4, 2020. Buyers will be able to pay by credit card or by check after the sale is finalized and invoices are ready.

    Buyers can create their own login 1) anytime prior to the auction using the above link, 2) at the start of the auction (August 3) or 3) contact Sara via email at seitzsa1@msu.edu, and she will be glad to create one for you.

    Please be ready to provide:

    • Buyer Name or Business
    • Business Contact
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone
    • Email

    For additional resources, please feel free to visit the MSU Extension Virtual Learning Showcase & Auctions "Potential Buyers" page.

    Resources

    The resources below should be used to recruit buyers and advertise our virtual auction. Please also visit the Youth Members page of the MSU Virtual Showcase and Auctions website for tips and best practices on marketing your livestock project, including sample buyer letters and thank you notes.

    2020 Monroe County 4-H Virtual Auction Buyer Letter: This document is being distributed via email and mail to previous buyers. Please feel free to use this document to supplement your personalized letters and efforts to recruit buyer support.

    Large and Small Stock Buyer Brochure: This brochure should be distributed to friends, family, community members and potential buyers to recruit support and advertise the 2020 Monroe County 4-H Virtual Auction.

    Please visit our website for additional information!

    Exhibitors!! You can view your project results here:

    https://fairentry.com/Fair/Results/14787

    If you want to view your judges comments, please log in to FairEntry using the 4-HOnline button on the right hand side of this page and "view entries".

    If you have any questions please contact:

    Sara Lewis:734-240-3174 or seitzsa1@msu.edu

    Information can also be found on Monroe County 4-H Facebook page.

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