Fat stock sale rewards local youth

Over $140,000 raised at cattlemen’s event

The 2020 Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) Fat Stock Sale was a tremendous success this year due to all the hard work from volunteers and participants, according to SCCA.

Despite challenges created by Covid-19 restrictions, SCCA opted to host the fat stock sale as a stand-alone event. The sale is usually incorporated into the Northeast Washington Fair, which was cancelled this year due to Covid concerns.  However, the decision to cancel the fair was well into the animal production season for most youth hoping to sell an animal at the fair. To ensure young people in Stevens County didn’t end up having their hard work go to waste, SCCA President Scott Nielsen said the organization made a commitment to make the show happen.

“We knew it would be challenging and not everyone supported our decision to host the sale, but for the kids who were able to participate they walked away with a check that rewarded them for their hard work,” Nielsen related. “It was a very positive experience for everyone involved.”

The 2020 SCCA Fat Stock Sale tallied in at $142,095 where 18 beef,4 sheep, 47 hogs and 4 goats were sold. There were over 50 buyers at the event.

“We really want to thank the buyers who showed up and generously supported the kids by buying their animals. It shows how much our community cares about our young people and that we want them to succeed,” Nielsen said.

 

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