2019 Fat Stock Sale a success
Over 100 youth participated in SCCA sponsored event
The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) is proud to report the closure of another successful Fat Stock Sale at the Northeast Washington Fair. The Aug. 24 event pulled in a record $196,495 that was distributed to the 127 youth selling at the event. Animals sold at the event included 63 swine, 18 sheep, 6 goats, 2 rabbits and one chicken.
The Fat Stock Sale, sponsored by SCCA, gives young people in the Eastern Washington community the chance to raise an animal for the fair and make money by selling it to members of the public, according to SCCA President Scott Nielsen. Both individual buyers and businesses often participate in the sale, creating a positive, competitive market environment at the auction.
“We are pleased to be able to again report that the sale was a success and that young people had a chance to participate in raising and selling livestock,” said SCCA President Scott Nielsen. “When young people have this opportunity, it can encourage them to think about their future in the industry. We need more ranchers in this country.”