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Buy local and support youth farmers at the 4-H Livestock Auction!

4-H Livestock Market Program

Enrollment for the 2024 Program is Now Open! Click here to register!

Growing kids who are growing animals; Raising healthy animals for healthy people. 

This program promotes the future of local agriculture. Join the agricultural community in recognizing and celebrating our local youth farmers.

Interested in learning more about the program? Come to our Auction Information Meeting!

6pm, January 31, 2024

232 Plaza Rd Kingston NY 12401 

About the Program 

The 4-H Livestock Market Program teaches sustainable animal husbandry practices that produce healthy livestock for our local meat market. From start to finish, these youth learn all aspects of the market process including animal nutrition, evaluation and selection, welfare, marketing, and processing. 

The program participants who raise livestock (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats, sheep, cows, and pigs) will sell their animals at the 4-H Livestock Auction in August which is held at the Ulster County Fair. The money raised at this charity auction goes back to the youth to support their ongoing projects, save for college, and more. Those who do not have livestock to sell can still participate by attending our educational sessions and helping with marketing or event planning.

Thank you to the Ulster County Agricultural Society!

Animals that go up for bid are available for purchase for processing or as a pet. The event’s largest continuous supporter of this event is the Ulster County Agricultural Society. The Ag Society donates an average of ten thousand dollars to participating youth each year, making it possible to keep the experiential learning process going for the next group of 4-H participants.

Bidder Options: 

  • Have the animal processed. You decide how you want your purchase cut, and pay the processing fees. The meat will be delivered to you by the 4-H’er. If you’re not sure how you want it cut, an expert will be at the auction to assist you.
  • Keep the live animal.

Last updated June 25, 2024