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junior livestock auction

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Buyer's Breakfast at 7:00 AM

(Sponsored by the Tulare Co. Sheriff's Posse)

Auction at 9:00 AM

The Bottom Line

The cost of a 4-H or FFA animal project is higher than that of a commercial stockman because of the individual attention given to that animal's development. This special attention deserves a premium price above the market price. The "break even" cost will allow the exhibitors to earn a profit margin that can be reinvested into next year's project or put away for college.



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2016 Average Price Per Lb

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Custom vs. Resale
Steer (1350 lb steer = approx. 500 lb packaged meat)
1350 pounds at $2.38 per pound $3213.00
Processing Charge +$1159.50
Approximate Custom Cost $4372.50
Approximate Resale Cost $1188.00
($3213.00 less market value of $2025.00)
Lamb (140 lb lamb = approx. 70 lb packaged meat)
140 pounds at $4.74 per pound $663.60
Processing Charge +$121.75
Approximate Custom Cost $785.35
Approximate Resale Cost $442.60
($663.60 less market value of $221.00)
Hog (230 lb lamb = approx. 140 lb packaged meat)
260 pounds at $3.24 per pound $842.50
Processing Charge +$285.00
Approximate Custom Cost $1078.00
Approximate Resale Cost $556.40
($745.20 less market value of $179.40)
Above figures are examples only! Price per pound,
processing charge and resale rate are based on a
typical 2013 junior livestock sale’s average.

Resale:
The animal will be automatically resold for you at the current market price. You will not take possession of the meat and are responsible only for paying the
difference between your bid and the resale price.

Custom:
The animal will be processed for you by the service of your choice, after which you will take possession of the meat.

Buyer takes possession of live animal:
The animal will be ready for pick up on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm. or Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00 am.

Rabbit and poultry purchases are live pick up only.

Tulare County Fair assumes no animal care after sale of lot.

Exhibitor’s Financial Bottom Line

  HOG LAMB/GOAT STEER
Feeder Project Anial $350 $300 $2000
Feed $325 $190 $1100
Miscellaneous Cost $50 $50 $100

Exhibitor's Total Project Cost $725 $540 $3200
Break Even price per pound $2.79 $3.86 $2.37
Based on an average weight of 260 lbs. 140 lbs. 1350 lbs.
The many uses for your purchase

Resell The Animal for TCFF Receive a tax deduction by donating the purchase of the animal to Tulare County Fair Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation working hard to continue the Tulare County Fair.

Resell The Animal Back Receive the best possible benefit of a tax deduction for price paid above market value.

For Individuals Put the quality wrapped meat in your freezer to enjoy year-around.

For Businesses Present packaged meat to your customers, host a BBQ for employees, etc.

For Service Clubs Host a BBQ, donate the meat, or auction off to boost the club’s treasury, or consider donating animals to Kiwanis Tulare Co. Pork Boosters, the PPAV or Farm to Fork.

How to Participate

Come and bid in person or purchase by proxy. Proxy due September 5th. If you need assistance, please call.

THIS IS A CASH ONLY SALE!!!

All purchases and add-on contributions ($50 minimum) must be paid for at the time of purchase.
Check, Cash & Credit Cards accepted.

TULARE COUNTY FAIR FOUNDATION

The Tulare County Fair Foundation, (TCFF) a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was created by a small group of avid Fair supporters to SAVE the Fair. Governor Brown eliminated 100% of Fair funding, of which the Fair received over $200,000. These funds were used to run the fair and the majority of the funds were used to support the Junior Livestock program through the livestock shows, premiums, and awards. If the Fair is going to continue, TCFF must generate funds to augment the Fair’s budget. Please consider joining the TCFF Heritage Society so that the Fair can continue. Membership is $500 per year for a family. This year during the JLA, animals will sell to benefit the Foundation. We encourage you to support the entire Junior Livestock Auction, but would appreciate your consideration to support the Foundation animals by either purchasing one of them, or by supporting TCFF with an add-on. Help us save the Fair. Support the Foundation. Our Mission: Tulare County Fair Foundation celebrates the heritage of agriculture through the bounty of the county and works to ensure a legacy of agricultural literacy.