Teller County 4-H Virtual Livestock Auction 2020
The Teller County Association of Fairs and Shows (TCAFAS) is proud to provide a platform to auction our 4-H market animals. All Teller County 4-H market animal projects will be sold on during this auction. All proceeds go to support the 4-H youth who raised the animals. Neither the Fair Board or Extension take any percentage or fees for the sale.
Current Market Prices (per pound):
Beef: $1.03 per pound
Swine: $0.48 per pound
Sheep: $1.40 per pound
Goats: $2.48 per pound
To avoid "last minute" bidding to win a project, any bid placed within the last three minutes of the auction will automatically extend the auction.
The auction is a way to encourage youth to raise market animals so they learn the skills, knowledge, and physical responsibilities of raising an animal and how our products enter the food distribution system. All youth are required to attend a Meat Quality Assurance training to learn how to safely handle their animals, enhance bio-security, and the process of administering medications when necessary and the withdraw time for each medication to ensure healthy animals entering the food distribution chain.
In addition, we feel some of the most important lessons learned by raising animals include dedication, planning, responsibility, financial knowledge, and prioritizing. Your generous bids will help these youth be able to purchase animals for next year, purchase equipment, and/or save for college. We appreciate your interest in supporting our Teller County youth.
***Due to limitations at Rick's Processing in Canyon City, we will not be taking the animals for processing until August 16 so your purchased animals will have an additional 2 weeks of feeding following the auction.
About Teller County Association of Fairs and Shows
The Teller County Association of Fairs and Shows (TCAFAS) is 501(c)(3) organization that serves Teller County. TCAFAS provides entertainment to the public in a safe and family oriented environment while providing education on agriculture and its importance. We provide an opportunity for youth organizations, community members, and the general public to exhibit their talents in heritage and culinary arts, livestock, technology, and other projects. TCAFAS promotes teamwork among adults and youth by assisting other community organizations with events thus bringing the community together as a whole.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is the youth outreach program from the land-grant universities’ Cooperative Extension Services and the United States Department of Agriculture and the largest youth program in the country.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
The mission of 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities for all youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change. This is accomplished within three primary content areas, or mission areas – civic engagement and leadership, healthy living, and science. These mission areas reiterate the founding purposes of Extension through agriculture (e.g., community leadership, quality of life, and technology transfer) in the context of 21st century challenges and opportunities.