MontanaFair is August 13th - 21st, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

4-H Junior Livestock Sale

For many youngsters in 4-H, Saturday’s Junior Livestock Sale is the culmination of many months of feeding, tending, training and showing livestock. At the sale, they say goodbye to their animals, earn money and look forward to a new project. The animals are purchased by local businesses and individuals, who are supporters of youth and 4-H. Most young people save the money they make from the sale of their livestock for college. Others use it to purchase animals for the next year’s project or build a herd of their own.

The Junior Livestock Awards Show will be held at 9 a.m. and includes a parade of grand champion livestock from every project category and breed. The auction sale begins at 12:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Expo Center.

For more information, contact Roni Baker at (406) 698-6838 or 256-2828

About 4-H

4-H is a nationwide youth development program that emphasizes practical, hands-on learning in a broad variety of subjects relating to health, citizenship, science and technology. 4-H was started to create opportunities for rural youth, but it has since expanded to include young people from urban areas as well. 4-H is for young people ages 9-19 and a program called Cloverbuds serves younger children.

There are 4-H clubs in most every county in every state in the nation, and participation in fairs is a hallmark of the organization. About 400 4-H youth from 20 clubs in Yellowstone County participate in the MontanaFair.

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