OREGON — The Annual 4-H Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction has been set for Saturday, Aug. 3. It will be held at the Ogle County Fair at the fairgrounds in Oregon.
The 4-H Auction Committee invites the public to support 4-H project work by bidding on a quality 4-H animal.
The auction will start at 3 p.m. in the Swine Barn. It will feature 4-H market hogs, lambs, beef animals, goats, poultry, and rabbits as well as the champion and reserve champion beef, swine, lamb, and goat carcasses.
Live animals may be purchased and sent to a locker or may be bought and resold at a slaughterhouse. Slaughterhouse buyers will be attending. Transportation to processing plants will be provided. A floor price will be set according to the current market trends the day of the auction. A list of current market prices will be available. Champion and Reserve Champion market animals will be sold first. Pork and lamb carcasses will be sold whole. Beef carcasses will be sold in halves.
Auction order will be: Swine Carcass, Live Swine, Dairy Basket, Dairy and Meat Goat Wethers, Live Poultry, Live Rabbits, Beef Carcass, Live Beef, Sheep Carcass, Live Sheep, Live Swine, Live Beef, and Live Sheep.
Auction brochures are available in the Ogle County Extension Office and on-line at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. Bidding arrangements can be made for interested parties who are unable to attend.
Call 815-732-2191 for more information.