CUMBERLAND, Maine — The 4-H Livestock Auction at the Cumberland Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the show arena at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road.
Baby beef, market lambs and market hogs raised by local 4-H members will be auctioned off. All money goes directly to the 4-H student who raised the animal. Many 4-H students use the profits from the sales to help with college expenses while others buy additional animals to raise for next year’s auction. All 4-H market animals are 100% grain fed and raised with care under the supervision of watchful adults. Youth who raise a market animal learn livestock care, as well as financial management, record keeping, time management and marketing skills.
The public is invited to attend the auction and bid on the animals (in-person only). Immediately after the sale, buyers must pay the cashier onsite with cash or check only. For more information about the 4-H Livestock Auction, visit umaine.edu/cumberland/4h/
If you cannot attend the auction but want to support local 4-H youth raising livestock, consider donating to the Gray and New Gloucester (GNG) 4-H Food Pantry Project. Through the GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project, local 4-H members raise funds to purchase livestock from the Cumberland 4-H auction. The meat is then donated to the Gray and New Gloucester food pantries. Donations of any amount may be sent to GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project, PO Box 1012, Gray, ME 04039. Checks can be made payable to: GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project.
For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension