4-H & FFA Youth Choose From the Region’s Best Calves & Heifers at the Harvest Festival
As soon as county fairs across the region wrap up, FFA and 4-H youth are already planning their beef projects for next year. The Harvest Festival provides a great way for youth to purchase high quality calves and heifers at the Club Calf Steer Sale and Heifer Futurity Sale.
The sales at the Harvest Festival are recognized as two of the most prestigious sales in Oregon, with consignors and buyers from throughout Oregon and California in attendance. The consignors who participate select their premium calves to give the 4-H and FFA youth a chance to raise award-winning animals.
Club Calf / Steer Sale - Saturday, September 17th, 3:00pm
Approximately 75 steer calves will be offered to 4-H and FFA for next year’s projects.
Incentive Program: Any steer purchased in this sale that wins Grand Champion and/or Reserve Grand Champion at the youth’s final county fair is awarded $500 (GC) and/or $250 (RGC).
Heifer Futurity Sale - Saturday, September 17th, following the steer sale
Buyers are automatically eligible to participate in next year’s Heifer Futurity Show. Everyone who brings back a purchased heifer is eligible is guaranteed a minimum award of $100.
This is a great opportunity for youth to start their own breeding project.
Approximately 40-45 quality heifer calves are born between January 1 - April 30, 2016 are for sale.
All breeds, including cross breeds, are eligible.
Only buyers who are not older than 20 years old by September 1, 2016 may participate.
Cow Calf Show - Saturday, September 17th, 10 am
There is a special Cow/Calf class, with $2,000 added money to be determined by the committee. Cows must have been purchased through previous Futurity Sale.
Heifer Futurity Show - Sunday, September 18th, 10 am
This show gives buyers who purchased heifers in the 2015 sale an opportunity to present their heifers as bred females a year later.
All heifers shown are eligible for up to $300 in Futurity premium money.
Participants may not be older than 20 years old.
Jackpot Show - Sunday, September 18th, immediately following Futurity Show