Delta County 4-Her’s and FFA students weighed in their prospective market beef on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Excitement was high for the 41 local kids who brought 50 steer and seven heifers to be weighed in, because the annual Market Beef Weigh-In is the first step toward raising beef for the 2013 Junior Market Livestock Sale, which will be held this coming August, during the Delta County Fair. All but ten of the animals weighed in qualify for the Delta County Bred & Fed program, which certifies to buyers that the animals they are purchasing were bred and raised in Delta County. Initial weights ranged from 456 to 1,021 pounds.
With the Market Beef Weigh-In over, these 4-H and FFA kids will now concentrate on raising the best beef possible to offer to buyers over the auction block this summer. Last year, at the 2012 Delta County Fair, 37 local kids sold their beef to the generous buyers listed below for total sales of $93,900.00. We thank these buyers for their support of local 4-H and FFA kids last year, and invite them to attend the 2013 Junior Market Livestock Sale, which will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013! For more information on how you can support Delta County kids through the Delta County Fair’s Junior Market Livestock Sale, please call the Delta Extension Office, at (970) 874-2195.