Commencing the Livestock Auction by welcoming everyone.

We appreciate all of the buyers who participate each year!

Haley Wood at the Livestock Auction with her animal.

Buyers can choose from market beef, hog, lamb, and birds.

Posing with buyers of Grand Champion Market Lamb

Grand Champion buyers pose with the 4-H member and their market animal.

Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef at the Hemlock Fair.

4-Hers learn how to raise a high quality product for the consumer.

4-Her displaying pictures of her market birds at the Livestock Auction

Eighty animals were sold during the 2022 Livestock Auction.

4-H Livestock Auction

Our 4-H Livestock Auction provides youth a unique learning opportunity through the 4-H Market Animal Project. 4-H members participating in a market animal project learn how to raise a high quality product (beef, hog, lamb, or birds) for the consumer, as well as important business skills such as financial management; marketing; and record management. The 4-H member tracks expenses, income, and the profit/loss of their project. Support from buyers who purchase a 4-H market animal project is crucial to the sustainability of this program.

Benefits of Supporting the Livingston County 4-H Livestock Auction:

  • Supporting local 4-H youth
  • Purchasing a locally produced animal
  • Secured processing date with 3 processors to choose from
  • You choose which cuts of meat you would like
  • Transportation is provided (for a small fee) to each of the processors
  • Quality fed and raised animal
  • In-person or absentee bidding options
  • Option to resell the animal at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange
  • Names of buyers are promoted in several different ways

Our 2023 event was a record breaking year with auction sales totaling over $256,000. More than $100,000 went to local charities.

If you would like to sponsor the 4-H Dairy & Livestock and Market Animal Program, return our fundraising form to the CCE-Livingston County office. 


Mark Wittmeyer
Youth Development Team Leader

Last updated July 2, 2024