Often times, I describe the 4H Junior Livestock Sale as the Super Bowl. Like professional football players, the sale is the culmination of a great year for the kids involved in the sale.
Again this year, KGHL will broadcast live from the sale, highlighting the work of the members as they get ready to reap the rewards of their efforts.
This year's sale is again on the final day of Montana Fair at Metra Park, August 17. Sale starts at 12:30 in the Expo Center. KGHL's broadcast starts at 11am.
Last year 184 4H and FFA members put their animals on the auction block.
The Billings Gazette had this piece of the story last year.
Roni Baker, youth extension agent for Yellowstone County 4-H said the livestock sale is an opportunity for kids to make back the money they have invested in their projects.
“It’s just a chance to showcase what they’ve done and get a premium for what they’ve done,” she said.
Business owners, family members and others come to the auction and offer hundreds of dollars each for the animals.
“The sale usually goes really, really well,” Baker said. “Our local businesses really support these kids, so they usually do well.”