The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) will be offering two new awards at the Fat Stock Sale held on August 27 during the Northeast Washington Fair in Colville.
The Champion and Reserve Champion steer, lamb, swine and goat entries will receive an additional monetary award to recognize the hard work of the competitors. Banners and a photo of the competitor and winning animal will also be shared with area media.
The Fat Stock Sale has been sponsored and coordinated by the SCCA prior to the formation of the Northeast Washington Fair and the association continues to give young competitors the opportunity to showcase and sell their animals in a supportive environment. Many local businesses and individuals participate in the sale, showing young people in the area that hard work pays off.
SCCA would like to recognize the sponsors for the awards including Hope Transportation Services, LaDuke & Fogle Equipment, EZ Knit Fabrics and Wishon Cattle Co.
“We are looking forward to offering these new awards because we know young people need encouragement and positive experiences in order to pursue their interest in agriculture,” SCCA President Scott Nielsen said. “We want to see the next generation of farmers and ranchers be successful in Stevens County and we are committed to creating opportunity.”