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VIDEO | Register early for the 2023 Washington County Fair Jr. Livestock Auction | By Laure Dei

Washington Co., WIWashington County Youth Livestock Auction is Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the Washington County Fair. Organizers are encouraging all those attending to pre-register HERE.

“If you are a new bidder, they should pre-register so we can have a sign ready for them,” said Laure Dei, Washington County Livestock Sale Committee. “The auction dinner is a complimentary meal for bidder and buyers.”

Livestock youth involved in meat animal projects through 4-H, FFA, and other approved youth groups, have the opportunity to show their beef, sheep and swine at the county fair.

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The hard work and skill in putting together a show-ready and finished animal, will be judged and on display during the Junior Livestock Auction.  These market-ready animals will go up for auction Thursday evening of fair week.

Please join us! There is a complimentary dinner before the auction for those interested in attending as a bidder or buyer.

Pre-register to attend HERE, and the committee can look forward to your attendance!

Bidder Registration & Dinner Tickets

July 27, 2023 at 4:30 PM.

Top prices bid at the 2022 Washington County Fair Jr. Livestock Auction. “Prices were really generous,” said Steve Janz superintendent of the Meat Animal sale committee. “It was a record sale for us, and we had over 150 bidders and just a great night for the kids.”

The beef sale saw a top bid of $9 a pound which went to Tessa Smith with the Richfield Rebels and her Overall Grand Champion Hereford. Cedar Lake Sales bid $5.25 a pound for Allison Loosen’s 1,255-pound steer and Albiero Plumbing picked up a 1,340-pound steer from Marquerite Bartelt with Kewaskum FFA.


livestock auction Showing at the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Washington County Fair
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Tyler Strupp won Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion hog at the Washington County Fair

The hog sale pulled in some strong bids with Tyler Strupp and Slinger FFA secured a $25 and $20 a pound for his Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Bob’s Main Street Auto brought home a nice 250-pound pig raised by Rachel Etta with Kewaskum FFA; it was the 4th Overall Champion. See the final bidding list below.


The sheep sale saw prices top out at $30 a pound as Allison Loosen from Slinger FFA shows her 136-pound Overall Grand Champion. Tommy Schwai from Schwai’s Meat and Sausage takes home the 112-pound sheep from Paige Jambura with Hi-Lite Happy Workers.


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The final total on the night in sales for the Jr. Livestock Sale was $438,552.75.

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