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It is time to “Bid for the Kid” for the Porterville Fair April 21 to May 5th

Another year of disappointment for the local 4H and FFA exhibitors hoping for a live Porterville Fair Junior Livestock Auction 2021.

The good news is they will get to show.  Although the showmanship and market classes are not open to the public, exhibitors and one parent will be able to showcase their animals and their skills this year.

What we do need is a very strong community presence and support for the 2021 Junior Livestock Auction with bids for animals being accepted from April 21 through May 4th at 4pm and Add-Ons being accepted until May 24th at 4pm.

Add-Ons are a great way to support these young exhibitors. Community members can download the Add-On form and then donate any amount, starting at $25.00, to an exhibitor. Maybe you do business with someone who has a child showing/selling an animal or maybe you were an exhibitor once and want to give back to someone.  A link to the list of local 4H and FFA exhibitors is below:

List of local 4H exhibitors

List of local FFA exhibitors

If you are in the market for some incredible locally sourced meat, the Junior Livestock Auction is the way to go and it is very easy.

You bid on an exhibitors animal and then decide where you want the meat processed. That business will contact you and you can customize your order as to how you want it cut and wrapped and then they call you to pick it up.  So easy and so good.  Nothing better than Porterville Fair bacon or steaks.

If this is your first time putting locally sourced meat in your freezer, the exhibitor you purchase from or their 4H or FFA leader can help you through the process.

Link to Buyer Form and Information

Remember, if purchasing an animal is not in your plans, you can give the exhibitor an Add-On amount to offset the cost of raising the animal and to help fund next year’s project or their college education.

Link to the Add-On Form

Porterville Community Livestock Youth is a Facebook page that is helping our young exhibitors get the word out on their livestock projects.  They feature exhibitors for the 2021 Fair, their animals and a little bit about each one.

Link to Porterville Community Livestock Youth Facebook Page

So how about supporting these exhibitors with a “Bid for the Kid” ?

Featured here is Hailey Carothers.

“Hi my name is Hailey Carothers. I’m a freshman at PHS. This is my first year in Porterville FFA. I am also a member of the Vandalia 4-H club and am the current club President. I raise and show Pygmy goats, a lamb and a hog. This year I will be showing my hog Loves with FFA. She will be sold in the livestock auction. She enjoys playing in the water and chasing you. If you are interested in placing an add-on or buying Loves her ear tag number is 874.”