The highlight of the market program for the youth participants at the South Florida Fair is the Livestock Auction on the first Saturday of the Fair. Countless hours have been spent feeding, training, conditioning, and grooming for this night. The ultimate reward of rearing any livestock is the price garnered at the market. The Fair’s auction is the market for junior farmers participating in the program. All the animals crossing the auction block are raised with the utmost care and attention.
The success of the auction is determined not only by exhibitors, but by the participation and enthusiasm of the supporters purchasing animals. The South Florida Fair always welcomes new bidders to support our youth exhibitors. Purchasing an animal through the Fair is a win-win for the exhibitor and the supporters. Market Program participants learn life and business skills, and the purchaser benefits from excellent cuts of meat, or fresh eggs.
The 2021 Youth Market Auction will be a hybrid of on-site and online bidding.
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This PDF document is a summary of the Fair’s auction, followed by some Frequently Asked Questions, that provides insight to help new buyers get started.