FAULKNER COUNTY 4-H/FFA JUNIOR LIVESTOCK FOUNDATION
PREMIUM AUCTION SALE
The Faulkner County Premium Auction Sale is governed by the rules set forth by the Faulkner County 4H/FFA Junior Livestock Foundation. This Foundation is a separate entity from the Faulkner County Fair & Livestock Exposition, Inc. (which manages the Faulkner County Fair). This year’s Premium Auction Sale will be held on the Saturday morning of the Faulkner County Fair at 10 a.m. in the Fair show arena located in the Livestock Barn. The Sale Committee will meet on the Thursday prior to the sale, following the market sheep show to finalize the sale order; therefore, the sale order will NOT be posted prior to NOON ON Friday!
If you have any questions concerning the Premium Auction Sale please contact any one of the 2018 Foundation’s members listed below.
Denny Jobe Reed Kelley Diana Watkins Amanda Pearce Matt Barnett H. D. McCain
Craig Dewey, Chairman Missy Ralston
Troy Weatherley Jacob Marek
Kolt Weatherley Patrick Breeding Macey Wood Rodney Wiedower Brad Beck
Linda Harris Becca Spinks Nathan Bowie Monica Griffin Scott Sewell Shane Ralston
Invest in Faulkner County Youth
The Faulkner County Fair encourages you to invest in our Faulkner County youth by supporting the Premium Auction Sale. Each year, 4-H and FFA members select and train animals to show at the County Fair.
These animals represent a large part of the summer activities for these youth. Many hours are spent feeding, training, and grooming these animals so they will be in top condition for the county fair.
Through these projects, these young people learn important life skills such as proper methods of livestock production and management, self-discipline, and sportsmanship. They develop personal pride, leadership qualities, and an understanding of the economics of agriculture.
The auction is a fun event during the fair and you will not want to miss seeing the young people and their award-winning animals.
Your support in making bids on these projects will contribute to helping these youth meet their obligations to pay feed bills and bank notes. Profits made will either be used to finance next year’s project, or to help with a college education.
Bidding at the auction is easy. You are bidding on a bonus to be paid to the young exhibitor above the market value they will receive from the processing company. Don’t worry; you will not have to take possession of the livestock. This year’s event features champion animals to include steers, hogs, lambs, meat goats, two (2) pens of broilers, champion meat rabbit pen, and champion meat rabbit single fryer.
There are three ways you can support our Faulkner County 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Auction:
1. Bid on an animal at the Auction.
2. Donate to the Auction for a specific youth as an add-on.
3. Donate to the Auction for youth with animals that did not make the sale
FAULKNER COUNTY 4-H/FFA JUNIOR LIVESTOCK FOUNDATION PREMIUM AUCTION SALE RULES
The Faulkner County 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Foundation Premium Auction Sale is a separate entity from the Faulkner County Fair and is governed by rules set forth by the Faulkner County 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Foundation Premium Auction Sale Committee. The Faulkner County 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Foundation Premium Auction Sale Committee is solely responsible for these rules. If you have any questions concerning the Premium Auction Sale or the rules listed below, please contact one of the committee members listed above. Please read the following rules very thoroughly for they do govern this sale. Any issues not covered in these rules should be presented to the executive committee, in writing explaining the nature of the issue or concern, at which time the committee will make a ruling and that ruling will stand. The executive committee will be appointed by the chairman and will be comprised of vo-ag teachers, 4-H leaders , one (1) extension agent, and one (1) business sponsor.
1. In order to be eligible for the sale you must be an Arkansas student who is a bona fide member of FFA, FCCLA, or current 4-H Member (as August 3 of the current year) in Faulkner County in good standing or have just moved into the county.
2. To be eligible youth must be at least five (5) years old by the opening day of the fair and are eligible to show no later than the fall after graduating from high school (or the equivalent). Youth must meet the age criteria and exhibit a project under the supervision of a Vocational Agriculture teacher or a County Extension Agent at the Faulkner County Fair.
3. If an exhibitor has shown and sold an animal in a premium sale in another county they are not eligible to take part in the Faulkner County Premium Sale.
4. Show animal must be exhibited by same exhibitor at county as state fair to be eligible for premium sale. Premium sale be will forfeited if show animal is exhibited by multiple exhibitors. (All show animals must be exhibited by the same exhibitor for county, district, and state fair to be eligible for premium sale. Premium sale money will be forfeited if show animal is exhibited by multiple exhibitors.) If premium sale is forfeited, the premium sale money will go back to the buyer, and then it will be at the buyer’s discretion on what is done with the premium sale money.
5. The exhibitor must show his/her own animal during the show in order to be eligible for the premium sale unless they do have two (2) animals in the ring at the same time at which point they can be assisted by any current livestock exhibitor of Faulkner County Fair.
6. The exhibitor must be present and exhibit his/her own animal during the premium sale on Saturday.
7. If an exhibitor is unable to show their animal for the premium sale order selection or premium sale (illness, death, injury, etc....) a request for a substitute shower must be turned in and approved by the
Chairman of Sale Committee prior to the sale order selection or premium sale. All other activities (such as sports, band, etc.) will not be excused.
8. Each exhibitor will only be allowed to sell one (1) animal with the exception that all Grand and Reserve animals will sell separately. (Example: If a youth owns a Grand and Reserve, both animals will sell. If a youth has a Grand and a third, the youth must sell the Grand ONLY.
9. The Grand and Reserve pen of Broilers will sell if a minimum of 5 pens, if not, Grand will only sell. The broilers shown at the county fair are county birds, meaning they were received from the local county office with the agreement that they must be shown at the county fair.
10. Only the Grand Rabbit Meat Pen and Single Fryer will sell with the percentages as follows: 40%, 30%, 20%, and 10%
11. The following animals will be sold: Market Steers Market Lambs, Meat Goats, Market Hogs, Meat Pen Rabbits, Broiler Pens, and Single Fryer Rabbit
12. Premium Sale Checks must be cashed within 90 days of being written or they will be VOID.
13. These rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Faulkner County Premium Sale Committee. The committee hopes to have changes published by August 1; however, a final listing of sale rules will be posted at the opening of the Faulkner County Fair. The number of animals per species to sell will be announced at posting time.
14. You must be present with your animal when it is time for you to enter the Premium sale ring/lineup or you will be moved to the bottom of the sale order.
15. Any issues not covered in these rules should be presented to the executive committee, in writing explaining the nature of the issue or concern, at which time the committee will make a ruling and that ruling will stand. The executive committee will be appointed by the chairman and will be comprised of vo-ag teachers, one (1) extension agent, 4-H leaders, and one (1) business sponsor.
16. Consequences for any rule infraction will as listed: a. 1st offense
i. Forfeit premium sale money of current year.
b. 2nd offense
i. Forfeit premium sale money and are made ineligible for premium sale of the following year. c. 3rd offense
i. Forfeit premium sale money and in ineligible for any Faulkner County Premium sale for life. 17. All species rules must be followed.