Hello 4-H Youth, Leaders, and Supporters
It is almost time for the annual LIVESTOCK PREMIUM AUCTION. This year looks a little different than in the past but we are determined to not let Covid interfere with creating the best experience possible. The organizers have provided a unique alternative for 4-H members to showcase their animals and provide a quality experience for each one of the participants. Watch Live here at 4:00pm Sunday 8/16/2020: shorturl.at/dgHO6 (this link will not be active until the auction on Sunday)
Help us spread the word! Please share this information with your friends, colleagues, and local business so we can draw as many bidders as possible to support our 4-H youth. This information is also posted on our University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Cass County Facebook page, so please share the post with your social media friends too. Below is a summary of the what can be expected:
1) The Livestock Premium Auction will be this Sunday, August 16th at 4:00pm in the Expo Building on the Cass County Fairgrounds. The professional photos taken of Premium Sale animals and exhibitors will be projected on a screen as each animal is auctioned off.
2) The Premium Sale will run like a regular auction with a LIVE, in-person format as well as an on-line (Zoom link) with a call-in bids option. We will also accept advanced bids this year. The advanced bids can be called in or emailed to Krystl Knabe, Auction Superintendent. The in-person sale will be set-up to encourage 6ft social distancing between bidders. Zoom connection information and call-in phone numbers will be available in this Friday's (8/14/2020) Newsblast. Past bidders were mailed a postcard with this information.
3). Only registered bidders may attend the Live Premium Sale. Unfortunately, due to social distancing recommendations, 4-H members will not attend the Premium Sale. We understand that 4-H members want to personally thank buyers but during this unique time we encourage members to personally call and thank the buyer and/or send a thank you note to the buyer following the sale. We encourage youth to watch the sale via the Zoom link from home. The buyer will be announced following the sale of each animal.
Feel free to reach out to Auction Superintendent, Krystl Knabe, with any questions. She can be reached at 402-874-1934 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.