Sale will be held on Sunday of the fair. The policy from Kansas 4-H Laws and Policies
Administrative Handbook states: "Sale of livestock through public auction… A 4-H animal sold
at a public auction or privately, whether for immediate or future delivery, cannot from the time
of such sale, be shown by the seller in any 4-H show. This policy also applies to those animals
which have gone through a 'premium' auction, whether or not ownership has changed". All
animals sold through the Barton County 4-H Sale of Champions are terminal and become
the property of the buyer and cannot be shown at a later date.
4-H members should be present when animals are being marked for sale. In order for a
member to participate in the sale, he/she must have attended at least five (5) club meetings. In
order to pay livestock expenses incurred, a percentage of the premium, determined by the Barton
County 4-H Livestock Committee will be taken for both first and second species being sold.
Each 4-Her enrolled in market livestock may sell through the auction not more than two (2)
animals, and not more than 1 animal per species. For example a 4-Her might sell 1 lamb and 1
pig, but not 2 pigs or 2 lambs, etc.
Species that can be sold are: Market beef, market sheep,
market swine, market goat and the Champion and Reserved Champion meat pen of rabbits and poultry. All second animals will sell in the sale of
seconds, regardless of placing. To be eligible to sell livestock at auction through the Barton
County Sale of Champions, the following minimum weights for livestock must be reached:
1. 4-H market beef must weigh a minimum of 1000 pounds and have no
permanent teeth in sight.
2. 4-H market lambs must weigh a minimum of 90 pounds and not over 145
3. Minimum sale weight for market pigs is 230 pounds. Maximum sale weight is
4. Minimum sale weight for market goats is 50 pounds. No Maximum weight.
Members may sell other animals from the pens if they wish. The club member must lead
his animal through the ring while it is being auctioned the day of the sale. Livestock
checks are to be cashed within 30 days after the issue date.
Animals sold in the premium sale with the premium to be donated by the 4-Her will be
sold in its regular place on the sale bill. If an animal is going to be custom slaughtered by a
premium buyer the 4-Her will be responsible for maintaining the animal until the time of
slaughter and for making arrangements for the transportation of the animal to the chosen
slaughter facility. It is the responsibility of the 4-Her to turn in their intent to sell by 12 Noon on
the Saturday prior to the Sale.