a sheep being shown.

2021 4-H Livestock Sale

August 3, 2021

Dear Columbia County Fair 4-H Trophy/Banner/Award Sponsor,

Fair time is just around the corner!  We wish to express our deepest thanks to you for having sponsored
4-H trophies and awards in the past.  We are asking for your support of the 4-H Animal Shows at the 2021 Columbia County Fair by making a donation to our Trophy Fund.

With your support, we will be able to maintain the awards for not only Champion and Grand Champion but many of the class trophies/prizes that are given out during the fair. We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us and see how your sponsorship affects and motivates our 4-H members. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Abby Langdon at 518-828-3346x211 or al2294@cornell.edu. If you are interested in sponsoring, please complete the sponsor form and return it to Abby along with your donation by August 20, 2021. Thank you so much for your support of Columbia County 4-H members!


Information Coming Soon!

Animals For Sale

  • Beef - 4-H Livestock Sale
  • Lamb - 4-H Livestock Sale
  • Swine - 4-H Livestock Sale
  • Poultry - 4-H Livestock Sale


  • Bidder Registration Form
  • Sale Brochure
  • Sale Flier
  • Letter to Prospective Bidders


The Livestock Sale is part of the 4-H Market Livestock Project, designed to teach youth about raising animals for meat production. They attend educational meetings about proper handling, market specifications and business aspects. Throughout the year the youth use this knowledge to care for their animals – feeding, grooming, exercising and working with them so they are ready for the show and sale.

On the business end, the 4-H livestock owners keep financial records and recruit prospective buyers to join us for the sale. Each 4-H member must complete this project to be able to participate in the auction sale and only blue ribbon animals with a rating of “excellent” qualify for sale.

The proceeds of the sale benefit Columbia County’s 4-H youth livestock producers, the next generation of farmers in Columbia and Greene Counties. These 4-H members use their sale profits to invest into their herds and flocks by purchasing more animals and to save for their college or other future expenses.

You may purchase a live animal for processing, to take home or give to a local food bank OR you can donate the animal back to 4-H. If you choose to have the animal processed, you will decide on how you want it cut with an expert at the auction to assist you. For this option, you will pay the processing fees and the 4-H’er will hand deliver your meat, all vacuum-packed and labeled! If you decide to donate the animal back to 4-H, it will be re-sold later in the auction to support the Columbia and Greene 4-H livestock program.


The 4-H livestock program has continued to be successful because of the caring individuals who are members of the 4-H Livestock Work Group. They meet monthly to help create the educational programs that support the growth of the 4-H members. And they keep on doing this because they see and hear about the benefits of the program from the 4-H members themselves.


Abby Langdon
4-H Youth Program Manager
(518) 828-3346 ext 211

Last updated August 3, 2021