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We invite you to participate in our youth sales. GCFFY has two sale opportunities. The first is the Still Exhibit Sale and the second is the Livestock Sale. If you have any questions, please contact the fair office at info@gcffy.org.

Poultry meat projects (chickens, ducks, geese & turkeys) will be sold already processed from a USDA federally inspected processing plant. Buyers of these projects will be assessed an additional $15 processing charge on top of the project's bid price to cover this cost. Egg pullet projects will be available after the fair (if you want to keep the birds) by the exhibitor.

Still Exhibit Auction

4:30 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017
Click Here for a 2017 Still Exhibit Sale Bill
Sale will be in alphabetical order starting with "A" this year.

Livestock Sale

11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017
Click Here for a 2017 Livestock Sale Bill
Sale Order - Goats, Rabbits, Poultry, Swine, Sheep, Beef, Dairy Milk, Feeder Beef with champion crops between large animal species.

NO BREAKS

Many buyers have requested we provide a list of exhibitors we expect to participate in our livestock auction.  A list will be available for download after youth registration forms are entered.  As soon as sale bills get compiled, they will be uploaded to this page. 

Buyers at fair auctions support the youth selling their projects.  It is your participation in this event that brings the educational aspects of marketing to life. 

4-H, FFA, and open youth exhibitors must keep track of all of their expenses associated with purchasing, feeding and caring for their animal and for creating their projects.  Through the Gratiot County Fair for Youth auctions, youth learn the financial responsibility of raising animals and the skills needed to create projects.

Youth involved in the market sale have a positive impact on the local economy.  Last year in Gratiot County and the eleven surrounding counties, youth reinvested over $2,000,000 at local businesses on their market animals and much more on their fair projects.  In purchasing these animals and projects, you are not only supporting the efforts of a youth fair exhibitor, you are also gaining recognition as an individual or group.

For more information on a fair auction or our fair, contact the Gratiot County Fair for Youth Office.

WHAT DO I DO WITH THE ANIMAL?

Livestock Sale (Large & Small):
You do not have to assume responsibility for the animal at the fair.  The fair will pay for the cost of transporting the animal to the listed processors, but the processing cost is your responsibility.

OR FOR LARGE ANIMALS (including goats)
You may wish to re-sell the animal at an auction at market price, then you will receive the funds from the livestock resale.  Again, the fair will cover the cost of transportation of the animal and make the arrangements on your behalf. 

DO I HAVE TO BE PRESENT AT THE AUCTION?
No, but auctions are fun.  There are people who will volunteer to act on your behalf if you are unable to attend.  If you do attend, plan to arrive at the auction 1/2 hour early for registration.

CAN I SHARE MY PURCHASE?
Yes, look for another individual or business that would like to share the cost of the animal.  Purchases can be split and invoiced separately.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY PURCHASES?
After you are finished purchasing animals at the auction, you must check out with the sale clerks.  They can take payment or provide you with an invoice (due in fifteen days).

ARE PURCHASES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

If you use the meat, the difference between the purchase price and the market value should be deductible.  If you re-sell the animal, you should be able to deduct the difference between the purchase price and the re-sale price.  Consult your tax advisor to see how this will affect you.

Click here for a list of 2015 Sale Buyers.Sherwood Autioneer