HUNT COUNTY FAIR LIVESTOCK AUCTION/SALE
COMMITTEE:Diann Hammack, Kirk Hammack, Tommy Thompson, Richard Milsap, Kevin McCaslin, Maureen Lankford, Tonya Burton, David Burton, Lindsey Fuller
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- To be eligible for the auction sale, an exhibitor must meet all eligibility rules stated in the General Rules.
3.HCFLS sale will consist of a maximum of 138 sale lots.The steers, lambs, goats and pigs will make up 98 of these lots.This percentage will be figured by dividing the 98 lots by the number of exhibitors showing in these four divisions.(Example:If 156 exhibitors are showing in these four divisions, the calculation would be 98/156 = 63% of each division will be sold) The remaining 40 lots will consist of 20 pens of fryers, 15 pens of broilers and 5 shop projects.
4.The champion and reserve champion market steers, hogs, lambs, broilers, fryers, goats, and placing sale division shop projects may be sold in the junior auction sale.The order of the sale for these projects will be numbers 1-14.All other lots will be sold in sequential order.All animals, except steers, will be sold by the head or lot, not by the pound.Steers will be sold by the pound.
- A Hunt County 4-H or FFA member may sell only one lot in the Junior Auction Sale. If an exhibitor has won a champion or reserve champion award in more than one species, he/she must choose which project they wish to exhibit in the Sale of Champions. The exhibitor will receive recognition for the champion or reserve champion award. All sale cards must be turned in at the conclusion of each show. If an exhibitor has more than one species making the sale, they must decide which project to sell and remove all others from the sale order. A grand champion or reserve grand champion cannot be replaced by a different species if that animal was not a grand champion or reserve grand champion of their respective show. All decisions/substitutions must be made by the conclusion of the steer show.
- Once a market project is consigned to the sale order, the project cannot be passed out (PO) or withdrawn from the sale.
- Sale order:The respective judges of the market classes will determine the sale order except for the swine sale order.After the champion and reserve champions in each division have been selected, the judge will select the order in which the animals will sale.If they have more than one animal winning a class, the exhibitor must choose which animal they want to sell, after which, the judge will request that the exhibitor with the next highest placing project enter the judging arena to be considered for the sale order. Quality will determine whether an animal will sell or not.There is no guarantee that a certain number of projects will sell in any particular class.
- The sale committee will have the responsibility of collecting from the buyers and paying the 4-H and FFA members for their projects as soon as possible after the completion of the sale.Uncollected sale proceeds will not be paid to exhibitors.Five percent (5%) will be deducted from the total sale price of each market project sold in the junior auction sale of the Hunt County Fair Livestock Show.This money will be used to pay for the cost incurred in reselling animals, to provide pictures to the buyers, to subsidize advertising, and to defray the cost of the Hunt County Fair Livestock Sale dinner.
10.Exhibitors are responsible and must maintain continuous care and feeding of their animals until delivery date to buyer.If a buyer directs a 4-H or FFA member to handle the animal he has purchased in a certain manner, the 4-H or FFA member will be expected to cooperate to the fullest extent.
11.All sale animals must be lined up in the area designated by the superintendent by 1:00 p.m. on auction Saturday. (Subject to change.)
12.Sale animals must enter the sale arena in the same natural state as they were exhibited.
13.Market animal exhibitors will be given the opportunity to repurchase their animals from the Hunt County Fair Sale Committee if the auction buyer does not want the project.
The buyer may make one of three decisions:
- Keep the animal:
- If the buyer chooses to keep the animal, it is the 4-H or FFA member’s responsibility to find out where to deliver this animal.
- Resell the project back to the exhibitor:
- If the buyer resells the animal back to the exhibitor, the exhibitor will keep the animal and the floor price will be deducted from the sale price. All market fryers and broilers will be taken by the exhibitor if the buyer does not want them.There is no buy back deducted for fryers and broilers.
- Donate the project back to exhibitor:
- The Buyer can donate the animal back to the exhibitor and will pay the full amount of the sale price.
All animals must leave the fairgrounds after the sale