CUMBERLAND, Maine — The 4-H Livestock Auction at the Cumberland Fair will be held on Wednesday September 27, 2017 with refreshments at 3:30 P.M. and the live auction starting at 4:00 P.M. at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road in Cumberland, Maine 04021.
Baby beef, market lambs, and market hogs raised by local 4-H members will be auctioned off. 100% of the money goes directly to the 4-H’er who raised the animal. Many 4-H’ers put their “profit” towards their college fund while others buy additional animals to raise for next year’s auction. All 4-H market animals are 100% grain fed and are raised with the greatest care under the supervision of watchful adults. Youth who raise a market animal learn financial management, record keeping, time management, and marketing skills, in addition to learning how to care for the animal.
To purchase an animal at the Cumberland Fair 4-H Livestock Auction you may bid from anywhere in the arena by raising your hand to be recognized by the ring persons. Please have a business card or a paper with your name and address ready so your name can be announced. Immediately after the sale buyers must go to the cashier located next to the auctioneer’s table to pay with cash or check only, and complete the paperwork. For more information about the 4-H Livestock Auction including how to calculate the take home product please visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cumberland-county-4-h/4-h-livestock-auction/
—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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