Livestock auction to support local youth

Young entrepreneurs will be on hand to auction off a variety of livestock at the Clallam County Junior Livestock Auction, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Road.

Hogs, lambs, steers, and goats are sold by the pound while turkeys and rabbits are sold per animal, and meat chickens are sold in a pen of three.

All livestock entered into the sale must meet a strict set of rules that are designed to ensure overall quality and health, auction organizers said.

Bidders can sign up prior to the auction and also on the day of the sale. There is an option for proxy bidding if bidders are unable to attend the live auction.

This is a non-terminal sale, organizers note: buyers have the option of picking up the live animal or having it processed per the buyer’s instructions. While the auction coordinates the processing of the livestock, all harvesting, cutting, wrapping and curing/smoking of the meat is paid for separately by buyer.

Exhibitors will have animal showings on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, with fitting and showing classes and market animal type classes for chickens, turkey and rabbit on Aug. 4, and the same for beef, sheep, swine and goats on Aug. 5.

The Clallam County Junior Livestock Auction is a nonprofit organization and offers additional options for community members to support local youth engaged in agricultural activities such as add-on project donations.

For more about the organization or auction, visit clallamcountyjuniorlivestockauction.com or call Cyndie Stumbaugh at 360-460-6362.