Support the Future of
4-H & FFA Youth at The
Clay County Agricultural Fair
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Clay County Agricultural Fair 2014 4-H/FFA Youth “Steer and Swine Auction”
The 2014 Clay County Agricultural Fair’s Steer and Swine auction is the end result of the 4-H and FFA Youth Member’s year-long projects. It is an educational experience, as well as a business venture. The members get the opportunity to have a “hands-on” experience while learning all about the beef and pork markets. They discover what agriculture production is all about and the kind of responsibility necessary to survive in it.
The members have selected, fed, and groomed their steers and hogs for competition and marketing. At this market, everyone hopes to receive better prices than the current market prices. Having community support at the auction makes it possible for the young people to receive recognition and the motivation to earn and save college funds or to buy more animals and possibly start their own herd. Many youth go through this program and come out as great leaders, educators, and responsible adults.
Livestock Auction & Show Dates
“Livestock Auction” Friday, April 11, 2014 7:00 P.M. Auctioneer: Mr. Bill Elrod
Friday, April 11, 2014 – 5:00 P.M. At the Clay County Agricultural Center in the Godbold Exhibit Hall
**** Tickets Will Be Required****
Karen Brown – 904-284-1615
“Youth Swine Show”
Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
“Youth Steer Show”
Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
PRIOR TO THE AUCTION
Choices when Buying
1. Purchase an animal, keep the meat for your own use or divide the meat among your friends or employees.
2. Purchase an animal, if you choose not to keep the meat. Assign the animal for resale and you pay only the difference between your bid and the resale price.
3. Purchase an animal, in cooperation with another buyer and split the cost and the meat.
4. Purchase an animal, and donate the meat to the charity of your choice. (Cutting and wrapping costs are some times handled by the charity).
5. Buyers that spend #1.00 or more will be listed as a buyer on the Fair's front gate sing throughout the year and also listed on the buyer banner that will be displayed at the next year's fair.
Resale prices vary depending on current market prices. The resale price will be announced prior to the start of the sale.
All animals must go to slaughter
Steers / Pigs – Nettles Sausage Steers / Pigs – Underwood's Custom Meat Processing
Contact the slaughter facility by
Tuesday April 15, 2014 and place your cutting order!
The slaughter house will notify you when the meat will be ready for pickup. (date, place and time).
Once you have purchased an animal, to insure all records are correct, you will need to provide some information for each purchase to indicate what you would like to have done with the animal.
You will be billed for your purchase and any processing fees.
What You Get
There are various factors that affect the amount of different meat cuts available from a carcass. The breed of animal, weight, degree of finish and cutting method used in preparing meat for the freezer are all components in determining your individual meat cuts. From your purchase you will receive approximately the following amount of meat – cut, trimmed, and ready for the freezer.
For additional Information, please feel free to contact Karen Brown @ 904-284-1615.
A 1,200 pound steer will provide approximately the following dressed meat:
Ground meat=132 lbs. Steak = 168 lbs
Lesser cuts = 54 lbs. Roasts = 204 lbs
Total = 558 lbs.
With a bid of $2.00, on a 1200 pound animal the cost would be $2400.00
*Approximate processing charge @ 50lb (depending on the market price) (slaughter, cutting, wrapping, freezing) $600.00
Total cost $3,000.00.
A 240 pound swine will provide approximately the following amounts of dressed meat:
Ham = 32 lbs.
Bacon = 20 lbs.
Pork Chops = 30 lbs. Spare Ribs = 7 lbs.
Sausage w/ shoulder cuts included = 40 lbs.
Neck bones for seasoning = 3 lbs.
Total = 132 lbs.
If you bid $4.00 per pound a 240 pound animal would cost $960.00.
*Approximate processing charge (depending on the market price) (slaughter , cutting, smoking hams, smoking bacon, smoking sausage links, stuffing sausage links, wrapping, freezing) $145.00
Approximate total cost $1,105.00.