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Agriculture

Annual animal auction Aug. 2

OREGON – The Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction has been set for Aug. 2, in conjunction with the Ogle County Fair at the fairgrounds.

The public is welcome to support 4-H project work by bidding on a quality 4-H animal.

The auction will start at 3 p.m. in the swine barn.

Live animals may be purchased and sent to a locker, or may be bought and resold at a slaughterhouse.

Slaughterhouse buyers also will attend.

Transportation to processing plants will be provided.

A floor price will be set according to the current market trends on the sale day.

A list of current market prices will be available.

Champion and reserve champion market animals will be sold first. Pork and lamb carcasses will be sold whole.

Beef carcasses will be sold in halves.

Sale order will be sheep carcasses, live sheep, live turkeys, ducks, rabbits, dairy basket, swine carcasses, live swine, beef carcasses, live beef, meat goat weathers, live sheep, live swine, and live beef.

Sale brochures are available online at edu/bdo and at the ogle County Extension Office.

Bidding arrangements can be made for interested parties who are unable to attend.

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