Cattlemen invite community to 2021 Fat Stock Sale

Sale starts at 3pm on August 28

The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) is once again inviting the community to support local youth by participating in the Fat Stock Sale at the Northeast Washington Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28. The sale begins at 3pm in the sale ring next to the beef barn.

Attendees to the sale will have the opportunity to purchase an animal raised for the fair.  Bidders in the auction can either purchase the animal and have it processed at a local butcher or offer “support” for the animal but not purchase the meat. For “support” bids, a local butcher provides the “floor” bid that purchases the meat.

“We are pleased to again be hosting this sale so all the hard work the kids have put in this year is recognized and rewarded, “ said SCCA President Scott Nielsen.     

Buyers at the sale that included businesses and individuals have a tremendous opportunity to be recognized for their support of agriculture youth in Stevens County.

“This sale is a unique opportunity to let our kids know we value their hard work, their dedication and their part in our community. By buying at the Fat Stock Sale, people can affirm to these kids that agriculture is important and we are encouraged to see them stepping up to be the next generation,” Nielsen noted. “The businesses and individuals that purchase there are appreciated and recognized by SCCA and the community.”

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Beef “Alumni Show” at NEWA Fair invites former participants

Prizes to be awarded

You are never too old to trot out your livestock showing skills and this year can even win a prize doing so at the 2021 Northeast Washington Fair.  As part of the traditional livestock showing event, the beef, pig, sheep, dairy and horse barn superintendents are also hosting an “Alumni Show” where former fair participants can show the youngsters how it’s done. The beef portion of the alumni show will be held on Thursday, August 26 at 3:30pm in the show ring next to the beef barn.

Beef barn superintendent Jenna Barker said the event ties into the 2021 NEWA Fair theme ,”It’s a Family Tradition.”

“The Alumni Show is open for anyone who used to show beef at some point in their life. We will provide the steers/heifers and show supplies. They will draw a number to determine who shows which animal. They will have 15 to 20 minutes to fit the animal and then show.”

A belt buckle for the top alumni showman and money awards will be presented to the top 5 competitors. The overall showman will then show in a round robin competition held at the same time as the 4-H and FFA round robin on Friday night at 7pm.

For more information, contact Jenna Barker at 509-675-3016

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