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REgister to Buy
Thank you for your interest in purchasing animals or add-ons at the 2023 Arapahoe County Youth Livestock Auction! The Youth Livestock Auction is a longstanding tradition at the Arapahoe County Fair. This annual event showcases the hard work of our county’s 4H livestock exhibitors.
We invite individuals, groups, and businesses to bid on locally raised lambs, hogs, goats, poultry, rabbits and cattle. All proceeds go directly to the individual 4H exhibitors.
4H exhibitors follow quality assurance practices in nutrition, health, and care of their livestock. The animals are judged at the fair by experienced livestock evaluators. Animals that meet established market quality standards may be auctioned at the Youth Livestock Auction.
The Youth Livestock Auction is an independent 501(c)3 and your purchases and add-ons may be tax-deductible.
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new buyer registration
Complete a separate registration form for each buyer from your organization, company, or household.
BUYING AN ANIMAL AT AUCTION
When you purchase an animal through the Arapahoe County Youth Livestock Auction, you are not only supporting our 4H youth, you also get to fill your freezer with premium meat.
You have three options for the animals you purchase. Just let us know which option you prefer after you place your winning bid.
If you have a preferred butcher and have secured a processing date, choose the Home option. You will be responsible for transporting the animals you've purchased to your selected butcher.
Choose one of our two local butchers to process your meat - Your Choice Meats in Wiggins, Deer Trail Custom Cuts, or Atlas Meat Co in Fort Collins. We'll transport your animals to the butcher immediately after the sale. You are responsible for processing fees and picking up your meat.
If you are unable or would prefer not to process the animal, choose the Buy-Back option. You'll pay the difference between market price and your winning bid.
choose your cuts of meat
download cut sheets
your choice meats
If you would like your animal processed at Your Choice Meats, please download and fill out the appropriate cut sheet, then submit your cut sheet to Your Choice Meats. We recommend submitting your cut sheets immediately after the auction ends.
deer trail custom cuts
If you would like your animal processed at Deer Trail Custom Cuts, click on each cut sheet below to submit your cut instructions online with Deer Trail Custom Cuts. We recommend submitting your cut sheets immediately after the auction ends.
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