Casper College hosts lamb and pig sale
March 12, 2015
The Casper College Agriculture Department is hosting its 35th Annual Lamb and Pig Sale on Sunday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Casper College Grace Werner Agricultural Pavilion on the Casper College campus. Viewing of the animals up for sale will begin at 10:30 a.m.
"This is a great chance for kids to buy a high quality pig or lamb for show purposes," said Heath Hornecker, Casper College agriculture instructor. The sale, traditionally held on a Saturday, has been moved this year to a Sunday to accommodate all those attending the Wyoming FFA State Convention April 8-11.
According to Hornecker 30 to 35 lambs and 60 to 70 pigs will be up for sale at the auction. "These are young animals that will be raised for 4-H and FFA projects. Folks buy these animals and then feed them to their optimal weight." Last year the 2014 Reserve Overall Barrow, Natrona County Pig and the 2014 Second in Class and Fourth Overall Carcass Sheep in Weld County, Colorado were both sold in last year's sale," Hornecker noted.
Consignors attending the auction come from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska. Pig consignors scheduled to attend are: Burkett Show Pigs, Black Show Pigs, and Custis Show Pigs, all from Wyoming; and S&D Show Pigs from Nebraska.
Lamb consignors scheduled to attend are: Hornecker Club Lambs, Double D Ranch, Griffith Club Lambs, Meyers Club Lambs, Lee Club Lambs, and Carlisle Club Lambs all from Wyoming; DeLong/Kawcak Club Lambs from Colorado; and Crazy H Club Lambs from Montana. The Casper College Agriculture Department will also have lambs and pigs raised by the department at the sale.
The auction is used as a learning experience for the Casper College Agriculture Club members, who are responsible for the set-up and handling of the event. Proceeds from the auction will go to the club to help with general and travel expenses, and the Jeff Stafford Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to Casper College agriculture majors.
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For more information contact Hornecker at 307-268-2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.