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Custer County 4-H & FFA livestock auction set for Aug. 4

Custer County 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction – August 4

4-H and FFA members of Custer County invite you to attend the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 4th under the covered show arena at the Custer County Fairgrounds, beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m.

This auction has been generously supported by area businessmen, organizations, and individuals for many years. The support is appreciated by 4-H and FFA members and their families and helps maintain a strong 4-H and FFA livestock youth program in Custer County.

The auction provides a way for the 4-H or FFA members to market their project animal at a reasonable premium. This premium helps cover the additional costs of caring, training, and exhibiting the animal at county fair.

“The auction is conducted entirely by volunteers who help make the event the success it is.” Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension educator

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"The auction is conducted entirely by volunteers who help make the event the success it is," stated Nebraska Extension Educator Troy Walz.

Many individuals and businesses have contributed in numerous ways. Booster clubs from various communities and county wide join together with businesses to purchase the livestock. Sale orders, line up, clerking, and loadout are all areas where a tremendous amount of hard work and cooperation take place. The Custer County Ag Society will manage the auction this year. Burwell Livestock Market will be in charge of the auction accounting and Jim Eberle, Wayne Slingsby, Cory Palmer, and Paul Schipporeit will be the auctioneers. "Approximately 275 market lambs, swine, meat goats, and cattle will sell at this year's 4-H/FFA auction," Walz stated.

–UNL Extension