HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – For the second year in a row, the Hill County 4-H livestock sale smashed their sales record.
The estimated gross sales from Sunday’s auction at the Great Northern Fair is $214,000, far outpacing the $182,000 mark set in 2020.
A total of 68 animals were sold at the auction. This included 29 steers, 8 lambs, 30 pigs, and 1 goat. Beef went for an average of $3.79 a pound, lamb went for $8.84 a pound, pigs went for $7.83 a pound, and the goat went for $5.75 a pound.
Hill County MSU-Extension Agent Colleen Buck says the success of the market could bring more kids into 4-H.
“It might be a little bit of an attractant for some people who are looking to get into a livestock project. And I think it really goes to show that the kids brought a quality product to fair and the community of Hill County supports these 4-Hers, even in tough times.”
Sales from the auction go back to the 4-H kids that raised the animals, with many often choosing to save the money for college.