The Soroco FFA would like to thank Mountain Valley Bank/ the Hayden Mercantile and Ace Hardware for purchasing the Soroco FFA Scholarship animal the past four years. The support of our community supports our FFA members in their pursuit of a post secondary education. We would like to thank all buyers and supporters of our youth.
Thank Kayla Rossi of the Flat Tops 4-H Club for raising this year's FFA Scholarship sheep.
PLEASE NOTE: A 3.29% credit card processing fee shown as premium, this fee does not need to be included if paying by check or cash, you may deduct this fee or include it in your total as a donation to the 4-H Leadership Fund.
Each year over 100 of Routt County's youth participate in the 4-H and FFA Livestock Programs to raise market animals for the county fair. Youth learn essential life skills that develop leadership, citizenship, and responsibility. New this year, due to COVID, we are running an online sale.
Any support you can provide will help unique educational programming with a focus on empowering youth to gain a better understanding of the hard work, ethics and satisfaction from livestock production. Your support encourages youth participation and is an investment in the future of American agriculture.
2020 Routt County Fair Jr. Livestock Sale
TERMS OF SALE
ROUTT COUNTY JR. LIVESTOCK SALE/ROUTT COUNTY FAIR
TERMINAL AUCTION: The Routt County Jr. Livestock Sale is a “Terminal” auction, which means the highest bidder will be granted the contents of the lot at the conclusion of the auction and full payment. A terminal lot should be understood by the bidder that they are buying the contents of the lot and it will be slaughtered and processed by Mountain Meat Packing (see below).
LIVESTOCK ARE SOLD BY THE HEAD: If you are the successful bidder, you have several options to consider, all of which need to be chosen before leaving the sale site. These options include:
- Animal Processing: All sale animals will be slaughtered under USDA inspection and processed by Mountain Meat Packing. Buyers will contact Mountain Meat Packing at (970) 824-4878 with cutting orders by Close of Business Tuesday, August 18th. Buyer understands and agrees to pay Mountain Meat Packing for animal processing for any animal they successfully purchase. Animal processing fees are generally as follows for a standard cut:
- Beef- $55 Slaughter & Disposal Fee, plus $.95/Pound Processing
- Swine- $45 Slaughter & Disposal Fee, plus $.95/Pound Processing and $1.25/Pound Curing
- Lamb and goat- $90 Slaughter & Disposal & Process Fee
- Buy-Back of the animal. The buy-back is offered as a convenience for buyers who want to support 4-H and FFA members but do not want to keep the meat for personal consumption. It significantly reduces the purchase price. Fair management contracts with a third-party who will purchase animals at market price. The buy-back price is published in the Sale Order for each animal. You will only have to pay the amount for the purchased animal above the market price listed for that animal. For example, if you pay $800 for a lamb and the buy-back price is $85, then you pay $715.
- Donate the meat to a local charity. Businesses and individuals purchase animals and donate the meat, or the buy-back value of the animal to non-profit organizations. If you choose to donate an animal, you will also pay for the processing of the animal per the cost schedule listed above in ‘Animal Processing.’ The processor will work with your charity of choice on delivery of the animal. Past organizations that have received donations include: Routt County Council on Aging, Horizons, The Haven, Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team, Lift-Up Food Bank, Routt County 4-H Council, Advocates of Routt County, Routt County 4-H Scholarship Fund, Casey’s Pond, Sk8 Church, SOROCO FFA, or any other non-profit organization of your choice.
PAYMENT TERMS: All payments for animals and/or Add-Ons (see below) are due upon receipt of invoice, payable in the following ways:
- By check payable to: Routt County Jr. Livestock Sale 136 6th St., Suite 101 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
- Via credit card* by calling (970) 879-0825 or by visiting http://rcjuniorlivestocksale.weebly.com/pay-invoice.html
*Please note a service fee of 3.29% per transaction has been added to all invoices to reflect credit card handling. If you write a check, please deduct 3.29% from the total. If you leave in the 3.29% when writing a check, a donation in that amount will be made to the Routt County Jr. Livestock Sale.
ADD-ONS: Buyers desiring to assist individual exhibitors through financial donations may place “add-ons” to specific lots. These add-on monies will be credited to the exhibitor less applicable sale expenses. There is no transfer of lease or ownership implied to any lot by placing “add-ons” to a lot. Add-ons are considered a gift to the exhibitor. Add-ons can be placed via stockshowauctions.com until Monday, August 17th at 7pm.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Bidders, Contributors and Buyers hereinafter referred to as “Users” and StockShowAuctions.com hereinafter referred to as “Auctioneer” agree that the terms and conditions set forth below shall govern this online auction. All registration information provided by Users to Auctioneer shall be current, complete, and accurate. Users must be 18 years of age or older. Users agree to not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of this online auction sale. Users acknowledge that this online auction is conducted electronically and that the Auctioneer and other parties to the online auction will therefore necessarily rely on hardware and software that may malfunction without warning to either party. To proceed with User registration, Users must first agree to the following Terms and Conditions /User Agreement.
BIDDING TYPES: Bidding is done in increments and will vary by lot according to the current price or request of specific consignor and/or governing body such as a specific fair or show board. Bidding Users have one of two choices for bidding style: 1) “Max Bid” style which allows bidders to enter the
maximum amount they wish to spend and allow the system to bid on your behalf by the published increments as other Users compete against your maximum bid, 2) “Regular Bid” style allows bidders to enter a bid that will become the new highest bid, unless another User has entered a higher “Max Bid”, passing all other increments. With either option, Users should be aware that they may be out bid minutes before the close of the online auction and may not have the opportunity to enter another bid. You should automatically receive notification by email and/or text if another bidder outbids your maximum bid, however you should not rely solely on this email and/or text notification. You will therefore need to monitor the auction activity to stay fully informed. In the event of a tie, the earlier bid will be considered the winning bid. When bidding ends, all sales shall be considered final. There are no exchanges or refunds absent express statement to the contrary expressed herein. A bid by any person shall be deemed conclusive proof that such person is familiar with the terms and conditions of use and auction rules and that the bidder agrees to be bound by them. Each Lot will extend 5 (five) minutes beginning five minutes prior to the posted end time. If the sale ends at 7PM and a bid is placed at 6:57PM and no other bids are received the lot will close at 7:02PM.
ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 7:00 PM MDT WITH EXTENDED BIDDING BY LOT TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!
Extended Bidding means that the auction lot is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on the lot. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction lot is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.
****Example 1: Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is no bidding from 6:55 PM to 7:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 7 PM.
****Example 2: Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 6:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No more bidding occurs. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 7:02 PM.
****Example 3: Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 6:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes until 7:02 PM. Another bid is placed at 7:01 PM. Another bid is placed at 7:05 PM. Another bid is placed at 7:08 PM. No more bids are placed. The lot is declared closed and the sale ends at 7:13 PM
BID RETRACTIONS: There are no bid retractions. ALL BIDS ARE NON-CANCELLABLE ONCE SUBMITTED. Once a bid is made and confirmed, it cannot be retracted. When a bid is made you manifest your intent and ability to buy the lot at the bid price. A false or fraudulent bid may result in legal action. Any winning bidder who refuses to purchase the lot may be banned from all future online auctions. Despite efforts to avoid the withdrawal of lots from the online auction sale after they are listed, it may sometimes be necessary to withdraw lots. Therefore, the consignor reserves the right to do so at any time before the online auction sale ends and bidders acknowledge the consignor’s right to do so without recourse of such.
CONDITIONS: Any person placing bids on items in this auction agrees to these terms and conditions and understands that, by placing bids, they are entering into a binding contract between themselves and the consignor(s) and that they will be held financially responsible for their actions. Auctioneer serves only as an agent between for the seller but may not be held responsible for any livestock or merchandise. It is to
be clearly understood that Auctioneer, StockShowAuctions.com and representatives act only as a means of sale between buyer and seller, and may not be held liable, financially or otherwise, for any failure on the part of the same to fulfill any obligations set forth in this sale or for the truth of any warranties expressed or implied. This catalog of offering has been prepared by the auctioneer from information provided by the seller(s) and is assumed accurate as presented to us. Auctioneer in no way guarantees age, pedigree, or reproductive status of the animals to be sold. All agreements and adjustments made are between buyer and seller and should be done in writing.
CHECK-OFF FEES: Seller and seller alone is responsible to remit any check-off type fees required by law. Seller assumes this responsibility and releases and will indemnify and defend Auctioneer and buyer(s) from seller’s failure to remit such payment to the appropriate agencies.
BIDDER SECURITY: As a Bidder, you are responsible for any bids placed by you or a designated representative under your bidding number and password. The security of your Bidder information is your sole responsibility and the Bidder will be responsible for any and all bids placed under the assigned number. If, at any time, you feel that your Bidder number and password have been compromised for any reason, you must notify Auctioneer immediately.
AT YOUR OWN RISK: Auctioneer is not responsible for injury or accidents. All animals become property of the buyer at the conclusion of the auction. Consignors cannot be held responsible for the health or condition of animals after the conclusion of the auction.
Auctioneer, Brent R. Graves is licensed in the State of Texas issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (License number 13507)
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487