Market Animal Sale
Are you interested in marketing livestock in Alpena County? Make sure to enroll in 4-H by March 1.
In order to be eligible to market livestock at the 2019 Alpena County Fair you must enroll in Alpena County 4-H by Thursday, March 1, 2019 at 4:30pm. Both your 4-H participation fee/scholarship and 4-H Online enrollment must be submitted by this deadline. Please note this deadline is final and no exceptions will be made.
Market Sale Rules
Are you 8 to 19 years old and live in Alpena County or a county that does not offer a market animal sale? If so, you are eligible to show market livestock at the Alpena County 4-H Market Animal Sale. Remember, you must enroll in Alpena County 4-H by March 1, 2019, and be a member of the Alpena County 4-H Market Club in order to be eligible to market livestock at the 2019 Alpena County Fair. For more information on our market animal sale please see a copy of our rules below.
Alpena County 4-H Market Animal Sale Rules (updated January 2019)
Market Animal Sale Quick Reference Sheet 2019 important dates, deadlines, and more)
The market sale quick reference guide has information on the earliest birth/hatch dates, market club dates, spring weigh-in information, proof of purchase guidelines, and other important market sale information for 2019.
Alpena County 4-H Market Club
If you are planning to market livestock at the 2019 Alpena County Fair, you must be a member of the Market Club.
4-H members must attend at least three of the five Market Club meetings in order to be eligible to sell in the 2019 Alpena County 4-H Market Animal Sale. This club does not substitute a 4-H member from participating in their regular 4-H club. You must be a member of your regular 4-H club and the market club. Topics such as market sale rules, proper show techniques, pen displays, buyer thank you notes, livestock feed/nutrition and more will be discussed at these meetings. The market club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month March through July at 6:00pm in the Merchant’s Building at the Alpena Fairgrounds.
2019 Market Club Meeting Dates: March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18, and July 16
2019 Alpena County 4-H Market Club officers: TBD at March 19 Market Club Meeting
Record Books (due September 1st)
Michigan 4-H Member Personal Portfolio (age eight to 19 as of January 1) Optional - Complete for fun!
Cloverbud Livestock Record Book (age five to seven as of January 1) Optional - Complete for fun!