Benefits of supporting our youth
The Tri-County Fair Youth Livestock Sale is a great
place to show your community involvement and support for
Throughout the year, exhibitors work diligently to learn
feeding, grooming, training, record keeping and proper
livestock management practices.
Exhibitors use their proceeds to reinvest in
future projects or they may apply it to their education.
It has its perks.
Each year the Tri-County Fair provides our potential
Youth Livestock Sale buyers a complimentary gate
admission ticket for the day of the sale.
Free advertising is included.
Your name or the name of your business will be announced
at the sale when you make a purchase.
It will also be printed in local newspapers
thanking you for supporting our youth.
You and/or your business will receive top quality beef,
pork, lamb and goat.
On Sale Day
Be sure to arrive at the sale arena 30-45 minutes prior
to the start of the sale.
If you have not received your bidder number prior
to the sale, you will need to register at the sale
office before the sale begins.
The 2015 sale order will be Hogs, Steers, Goats
The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion animals will
sell at the beginning of each of their respective
Following the Sale
Immediately following the sale,
if you purchased
any animals, you
out at the sale office and inform the clerk of the
destination of the animal(s) you purchased.
A final disposition worksheet, that you can
complete during the sale, will be provided to assist you
with the information the sale office will need from you.
Animal destination options: Send to slaughter facility
Alleghany Meats – (540) 474-2422
Hampshire Meats - (304) 822-3693
Flying W Farms – (304) 289-3005
Staggs Meat Market – (304) 289-3329
If you choose to have your animal slaughtered, you will
need to complete a cut sheet for each animal and make
arrangements with the processor following the sale.
These processors will arrange to transport the
animal(s) you purchased to their facility.
The processors will arrange for transportation of the
livestock you purchased to their facility.
Sell the animal to the floor,
if the youth Livestock Sale has announced during the
sale that this option is available for a particular
species you purchased.
(Floor prices will be announced for each species
at the beginning of the sale)
Donate the animal back to youth.
Payment is STRONGLY encouraged the night of the sale.
This ensures that exhibitors will receive their
premium checks in a timely manner.
If you are unable to attend, or have a proxy
bidder, please mail your checks as soon as possible to:
Tri-County Fair, P.O. Box 1197 Petersburg, WV 26847
The Tri-County Fair Youth Livestock Sale Committee
developed this brochure to explain the Youth Livestock
Auction to perspective buyers.
The Tri-County Fair Youth Livestock Sale is held
as part of the Tri-County Fair to provide an auction for
4-H and FFA exhibitors to sell their animal projects.
All money spent on livestock will be paid to the
youth exhibitor with the exception of an exhibitor’s
premium which will be used for operating expenses,
equipment, newspaper advertisements and other sale
All livestock sold are
sold by the pound*.
For example: You bid $4.50 for a market lamb weighing
125 lbs. Your total purchase price is $562.50.
* If an animal does not bring a bid equal to or higher
than the announced floor price for that species, the
animal will be sold to the floor instead of the highest
Exhibitors who sell their livestock exhibits use the
proceeds to reinvest in future 4-H/FFA endeavors or
educational and business opportunities.
As a buyer, you are investing in the future of
youth in Grant, Hardy and Pendleton Counties by
encouraging them to stay involved in agriculture and
providing them the financial means to do so.
For additional information contact:
Trey Keyser, Tri-County Fair Youth Livestock
Sale Chairman – 304.851.0732
WVU Extension Service - Grant County –
WVU Extension Service – Hardy County –
WVU Extension Service – Pendleton County –