JLA/SAA Sale Buyer Page

Thank you for visiting the Jr. Livestock Association and Small Animal Association Sale website! Please click the links below for more information. For questions or comments, please contact the Eaton County MSU Extension office at 517-543-2310 or msue.eaton@county.msu.edu

JLA SaleJLA Sale

July 14, 2022
Sale begins at 10:00 a.m.
Eaton County Fairgrounds, Charlotte, MI
Sale order is beef, sheep, swine
BBQ Luncheon starts after beef

Sale Flyer

Fair passes for entry on sale day

All buyers (animal and premium) from the prior year are mailed one sale pass in June for free entry onto the fairgrounds for sale day. Please contact a 4-H or FFA member for a sale pass if you did not buy in the past year.

"Meat" the Needs of Eaton County

Purchase an animal at the sale and donate it to the Greater Lansing Food Bank! Make sure to designate GLFB for each animal when you check out at the back office. You will be responsible for the purchase price of the animal and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will distribute the meat through local food pantries to ensure they are "meating" the needs of Eaton County.

Resale/support price

If you wish to support the youth and the sale, but do not want to have the purchased animal processed to keep the meat, you can also choose to re-sell the animal to the Napoleon Livestock Commission Company (and Farmers Livestock Marketing Services for dairy feeders only) stock yard. The market values will be posted on sale day prior to the sale. For sheep, hogs, and dairy feeders, you will be responsible for paying the difference between the support price and the price agreed upon in the ring. For beef and dairy market, you will be responsible for the entire cost of the price agreed upon in the ring paid to the sale, and for contacting the stockyard for reimbursement for support price.

Proxy Bidding

If you are unable to make the sale, but still wish to bid on an animal, please fill out a Proxy Bidding Authorization Form. On the form, you can designate someone to bid on your behalf or allow the Jr Livestock Association to choose someone to bid for you. Keep in mind that this is an auction and completion of a proxy bidding card does not guarantee you the animal nor final bid price.

Processor Information

This year, we are partnering with the following meat processors to process the animals. All animals will be delivered to the processors at no charge to the buyer. All animals must go to one of the listed processors. Buyers are responsible for contacting the processor on the Monday following the sale with their cut specifications.

Premiums / Add-Ons

A premium is a monetary donation of your choice (minimum of $10) to the 4-H and FFA member of your choice (member must be eligible and selling through the JLA Sale to receive premiums). Premiums help members offset the cost that they occur with their projects and help contribute to the purchase of next year's animals.

Premiums can be made in two ways:

  1. Fill out the Premium Authorization Form and mail or drop it off to the Extension office by July 6, 2022.
  2. Fill out the Premium Log Sheet on sale day. You can find the sheets in the back office at the fair during buyer registration. Youth will be collecting sheets throughout the sale (watch for the youth with a bucket) and turned into the back office. All premiums are due by Friday, July 15 at noon. No late premiums are accepted.

Payment

Checks made payable to Greenstone Farm Credit Services. You can pay at the back office on the fairgrounds. Payments are due in full by Friday (the day after the sale) at 5 p.m. if purchasing animals for meat or net 10 days if sending purchase for resale to a stockyard or premiums only.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions for Buyers

2018 Sale Thank You Ad (includes JLA and SAA Sale buyers)

Buyer forms

  • Buyer Flyer
  • Premium Form (due to the Extension office by July 6, 2022)
  • Proxy Form (for buyers who will not attend the sale in-person)
  • Processor List with prices, last updated 4/11/22

 

SAA SaleSAA Sale

July 16, 2022
Sale begins at 1:00 p.m.
Eaton County Fairgrounds, Charlotte, MI
Sale order is Rabbits/Cavies - Goats *
Luncheon starts at 12:00 p.m. noon

*NOTE: As of 5/11/22, it was determined that the 2022 Small Animal Association Sale will not include poultry due to the cancellation of the Eaton County Fair poultry show and biosecurity concerns with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

Sale Flyer

Fair passes for entry on sale day

All buyers (animal and premium) from the prior year are mailed one sale pass in June for free entry onto the fairgrounds for sale day. Please contact a 4-H or FFA member for a sale pass if you did not buy in the past year.

Resale

If you do not want to keep the animal, you can donate the animal back for re-sale. Buyers who choose to donate the animal for resale must state that intent immediately upon being declared the successful bidder in the ring so that the animal can be resold before leaving the sale ring. Only one resale per animal is allowed. 100% of the proceeds from the resale amount will be donated directly to SAA.

Proxy Bidding

If you are unable to make the sale, but still wish to bid on an animal, please fill out a Proxy Bidding Authorization Form. The form allows the Small Animal Association to choose someone to bid for you. Keep in mind that this is an auction and completion of a proxy bidding card does not guarantee you the animal nor final bid price.

Animal pick-up

Buyers are responsible for arranging pick up of their animals at the end of the sale before 5:00 p.m. or make arrangements for Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Superintendents will need to see the sale receipt for animals to be released and any pedigree papers will be presented to the buyer in the sale ring. Animal processing is the responsibility of the buyer. If animals are not picked up or arrangements made by 5:00 p.m. on sale day with the specie superintendent, the animal will be sold to a sale barn with the proceeds going to SAA.

Premiums / Add-Ons

A premium is a monetary donation of your choice to the 4-H and FFA member of your choice (member must be eligible and selling through the SAA Sale to receive premiums). Premiums help members offset the cost that they occur with their projects and help contribute to the purchase of next year's animals.

Premiums can be made in two ways:

  1. Fill out the Premium Authorization Form and mail or drop it off to the Extension office by July 6, 2022.
  2. Fill out the Premium Log Sheet on sale day. You can find the sheets in the back office at the fair during buyer registration. Youth will be collecting sheets throughout the sale (watch for the youth with a bucket) and turned into the back office. All premiums are due by the end of the sale. No late premiums are accepted.

Payment

Checks made payable to Greenstone Farm Credit Services. You can pay at the back office on the fairgrounds. Payments are due in full by Friday (the day after the sale) at 5 p.m. if purchasing animals for meat or net 10 days if sending purchase for resale to a stockyard or premiums only.

Silent Auction

The Small Animal Association also conducts a silent auction on sale day. The silent auction will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Items may include handmade items, gift certificates, or household goods (no live animals) and start at a minimum bid of $1.00. Auction items are set up outside of the back office on the fairgrounds. Payment of silent auction items must be made to the SAA Treasurer at the back office at noon on the day of the sale. Checks can be made payable to the Eaton County 4-H Small Animal Association. Winners are responsible for picking up their items.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions for Buyers

Buyer Forms 

*NOTE: As of 5/11/22, it was determined that the 2022 Small Animal Association Sale will not include poultry due to the cancellation of the Eaton County Fair poultry show and biosecurity concerns with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)