Linn County Fair Livestock
Auction Benefits Local Youth
by Janell Aust
Linn County 4-H and FFA youth work hard throughout the year to raise
their top quality livestock. They also have an opportunity to sell their
animal at the end of the fair, which many use the money as an avenue to
help with college expenses or future livestock purchases.
The annual livestock auction
of the Linn County Fair will
be held on Saturday at the
end of the fair at the
fairgrounds. While the
auction has had great
support from area
businesses and individuals in
the past, there is always room
for more buyers.
"Having a variety of buyers participate in the auction is the key to success
and out livestock numbers continue to increase," says Austin Stroup, Linn
County Fair Livestock Auction Chairman. "It's that buyer support that
makes this all work. Whether they are buying the livestock for actual
consumption or just paying the premiums, the money earned through the
livestock auction provides a great financial boost for these kids."
For business owners, it's a great opportunity to
get their name in front of a wide-ranging
audience of current and potential customers.
Individuals and families also are among the many
that have always supported the auction and while
it's a charitable donation, there is also the feel-
good factor of knowing they are helping the next
It's an easy process to participate; buyers are
sent a bidder number prior to the auction or they
can register that day. Once a purchase is made,
buyers have the option to either have the animal processed; paying for the
animal (by weight) and the premium or just pay the premium if they
choose not to receive the end product and it will be processed and sold.
Either way the money for the animal and the premium are dispersed to
Buyers and sellers are invited arrive early for a breakfast (7:00-9:00am)
hosted by the United Methodist Women of Mound City. Additionally, lunch
sponsored by “Friends of 4-H” will be provided to buyers and sellers
following the auction. There also will be an opportunity to have photos
taken with the kids and their buyers.
For more information about the Linn County Fair Livestock Auction, go to
www.maraisdescygnes.k-state.edu/fair/linn-county-fair or contact
Austin Stroup (913) 259-0261.
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