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Livestock Auction


Buyer Registration Information:

  • You will need to provide a valid credit card number during your registration process. This is for security purposes ONLY and this card will not be charged. If you are the winning bidder, you will get then get the option to choose how you would like to pay.
  • If you are a business: please include the individual's first and last name in the "First Name" field and the Business Name in the "Last Name" field.

Bidding Information:

  • You must be logged in to sconlinesales.com in order to place a bid
  • If you are a bid holder, the outline of the lot will be GREEN. If you have been outbid, the outer box will be RED.
  • If you chose to have text notifications during the bidder registration process, you will receive a text message to the verified cell phone number on your profile when you have been outbid.
  • You are able to set a maximum bid that will increase as needed.
  • Sales per head and per pound will end in a horse race style finish, meaning that the time will be extended by a set number of minutes (2 - 4) each time a bid is placed during extended bidding. Example: the clock will rest to 4 minutes and if another bid is received within the 4 minute timer, it will increase to 4 minutes and start counting down again. The sale will end when the time runs out and no new bids were received.

I won, now what?:

After being the winning bid on a lot, BUYER needs to email dstornetta@kerncountyfair.com with lot number purchased and disposition (options below):
Market Beef and Market Swine
-Resale or Custom (Farmers or Hammons)
Market Sheep and Market Goats
-Resale or Custom (Farmers)
Commercial Beef Heifers/Dairy Replacement Heifers- Name of Individual Picking Up Heifer
Market Turkeys/Chicken Meat Pens
- Return to Exhibitor or Name of Individual Picking Up
Rabbit Meat Pens/Rabbit Fryers
-Return to Exhibitor or Name of Individual Picking Up

If information is not received by 10:00 am on Sunday, October 4 animal will be consigned to resale.


Also if a lot has been purchased by multiple buyers and you would like to add buyers to a lot email us at dstornetta@kerncountyfair.com immediately after auction.

Buyer Bills will be mailed out from the fair after the auction- DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR AUCTION LOT BEFORE ANIMAL RECEIVING- OCTOBER 4-6.

You may call the fair (661-529-6249) if you would like to pay before your bill comes, otherwise bills are due upon receipt.

Disposition Choices:

The following are choices for the disposition of your purchase.
Resale:
If you are not interested in processing the animal yourself the processing facility is willing to purchase it from you at the current resale price. I
  • Procedure: You pay the difference between your bid price per pound and the market price.
  • Example: You buy a 250 lb hog for $2.00 per pound. If market price is $.60 per pound you will pay only $1.40 per pound or $350.00. Min
  • Resale Prices
    Lambs-1.40
    Goats-2.70
    Pigs-.43
    Beef-.80
Process and Deliver:
  • If you desire to have the animal slaughtered and processed for your own use you may choose your butcher shop-options below- there are fees that go with processing
  • All animals will be slaughtered at a USDA inspected facility and then further processed at one of the facilities listed.

Processing Charges:

Kill Charge: this will be added to your fair bill
Beef- $300/head
Sheep/Swine/Goats- $80/head

Cut & Wrap Fee: (paid to butcher shop)
These vary by butcher shop and are charged per pound. We recommend contacting the butcher shop for exact numbers.

BUTCHER SHOPS:
Farmers- Available for Beef, Sheep, Swine and Goats
Hammons- Available for Beef and Swine

Multiple Buyers on a lot:

If you have a lot where you would like multiple buyers to purchase it, but can’t on the virtual platform- no worries just call or email us immediately after you have won the lot.
Give us the lot number, the additional buyer information you want added and how much each buyer is paying and we will get that taken care of for you.

Email at dstornetta@kerncountyfair.com or 661-529-6249

ADD-ON's:

Add On’s will be open until October 7th at 5 PM.

They can be dropped off at the Front Office - P Street Drop Slot or mailed (as long as we get them by October 7 th at 5 PM) or you can do an online add on which will be available on the fair website October 1.

Payment:

Buyer Bills will be mailed out from the fair after the auction-

DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR AUCTION LOT BEFORE ANIMAL RECEIVING- OCTOBER 4-6.

Payment may be made to the fair by cash, check or charge card. Purchaser agrees to pay all collection/attorney fees if brought for collection. Accounts not paid in in 30 days will be charged a $25 fee.

You may call the fair (661-529-6249) if you would like to pay before your bill comes, otherwise bills are due upon receipt.

Reminder

“Just a reminder for a virtual online auction that a sale lot must receive at least the minimum bid amount so that the animal has officially sold. Once a bid is received then add-ons can be added to that lot. An animal that receives no bids, which is technically a no-sale; would not be eligible to accept add-ons. No-sale animals will not come to the animal drop off.”

Why become a buyer

The Junior Livestock Auction supports Ag educational programs throughout Kern County. Each purchase directly finances and supports individual youth participants who are working to become future agriculture and community leaders.

As a buyer, you help these young participants to finance future animal projects as well as their overall agricultural, general education, and life experiences. Additionally, you receive high-quality, locally sourced food for you and your family to enjoy.

Each youth participant spends 3-9 months and countless hours raising and caring for their livestock projects. Learning responsibility and dedication, as well as animal care and entrepreneurship, will benefit them far into their future

Only Market Beef, Goats, Lambs, Hogs, Rabbits and Poultry, that are judged “market- ready” will be permitted to sell at the Junior Livestock.This includes the Grand Champions of each species. Simply stated, it means the best of the best are available for you to purchase!

About 4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization reaching more than six million youth from ages 5 to 19 years old around the nation. 4-H is focused on empowering youth to reach their full potential by focusing on four personal development areas or the four H’s: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. 4-H’ers spend their extracurricular time on projects focused on citizenship, healthy living and science so they can make a positive impact on their communities and the world. For more details, visit www.4-H.org

About FFA (Future Farmers of America)

Created in 1928, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a national youth organization with over 7,500 chapters. With a motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve”, FFA prepares middle and high school students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems. For more details, visit www.FFA.org

Cuts Produced

Percentages are taken of the carcass weight. Below are a variety of cuts that may be offered. Contact your cut-and-wrap company to learn what cuts will be offered.

Beef

Lamb

Goat

Swine

If you have questions about participating in the Livestock Auction, please email dstornetta@kerncountyfair.com or call (661) 529-6249

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