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Livestock Auctions- Large and Small

Date: July 16 - July 17, 2021
If when registering on-line you do not receive your code please call 248-634-8597 for assistance.
Please note lots displayed on the online site indicates a closing time of 11 pm, this is to allow the in person auctioneer to close the bidding live.

Instructions for the On-line Auction

Step 1: Register as a Buyer

  1. On the home page ( click on Small Animal & Large Animal Virtual Auction
  2. Returning buyers
    • Click Log In (upper right corner)
    • Click Select Buyer
      • i. Find your name via the drop down menu OR
      • ii. Type your name to search for yourself
    • Click Request Security Code (center button)
      • NOTE the phone number on file MUST be a mobile device capable to receiving text messages
    • A text message with a 4-digit Security Code will be sent to your cell phone
      • This code will remain throughout the auction
    • Enter the 4-digit Security Code and click Sign In
    • You may now bid!!
If you do not recieve your code please call 248-634-8597 and your code will be given to you.

3.New buyers
  1. Click Register (upper right corner)
  2. Click Sign In (upper right corner)
  3. Enter your contact information and click Register
    • Phone number MUST be a cell phone capable of receiving text messages
  4. A text message with a 4-digit Security Code will be sent to your cell phone
  5. Return to the auction site and click Log In (upper right corner)
  6. Click Select Buyer
    • Find your name via the drop down menu OR
    • Type your name to search for yourself
  7. Enter the 4-digit code sent to you and click Sign In
    • This code will remain throughout the auction
  8. You are ready to bid!!

Step 2: Get to Bidding!!

  • Be sure you are registered to be a buyer and get your buyer code
  • For lots you wish to purchase:
    • Click on the lot you wish to bid on
    • Click Make Bid
    • Fill in the following information
      • “Split bid between more than one buyer”
        • If you check this box, the fair office will contact you after the sale to ask who you will be splitting the bid with, you not need to fill in everyone who is partnering with you
      • Choose a destination
        • For rabbits and ducks:
          • Home / Buyer Pick up if you would like to take the animal home OR
          • Poultry & Rabbit Processing which will have the animal processed for you
        • For beef, sheep, swine, goats, and calves
          • Home / Buyer Pick up if you would like to take the animal home OR
          • Any of the processors or stockyards listed
      • Enter a bid
        • Note the minimum next bid is listed below
      • Enter a max bid
        • This will allow the system to automatically bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid.
        • If you choose to remove your max bid, return to the lot, and click “Clear $x.xx Max Bid”
        • NOTE the increments are $0.50 for the small animal, $0.25 for pigs, goats, and lambs, and $0.10 for beef and calves. However the live auctioneer may vary the bidding based on live bids. Please take this into consideration when setting your max bid.
      • Click Bid
    • If you are out bid, you will receive a text message
  • During the live auction all online bids will be communicated to the auctioneer and updated to the auction site
  • Click Video Feed (upper right corner) to watch the live auction
  • Bidding can be made prior to and during the live auction
    • NOTE: Buyers are highly encouraged to put in bids and max bids BEFORE the live auction in order to ensure their bids are taken
  • For lots that you wish to make a donation to the exhibitor
    • Click on the exhibitor’s lot
    • Click Add On
    • NOTE: this is just a donation to the exhibitor, it is NOT a bid for ownership of the lot
  • If you would like to look between the Large and Small Animal Auction Click the ShoWorks Auction icon (upper left corner)

Sale Schedule

Small Animal Auction

  • All lots will be open for bidding starting Friday, July 16
  • Lot will close via the live auctioneer beginning at 6:30 PM, Friday, July 16
  • The sale order for the Small Animal Auction is:
    • Rabbits (starting with Grand and Reserve Champion)
    • Ducks (starting with Grand and Reserve Champion Market Fowl)
    • Chicken Broilers
    • Turkeys
    • Chicken Roasters
  • As in years past, all chickens and turkeys will be processed before the sale and available for curbside pick-up, in the refrigerated truck next to the poultry barn. Pick up times:
    • Friday, July 16, 2021, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Rabbits and ducks will be sold live. The buyer can choose to take the animal(s) home or have them processed. Processed animals will be available for pick up Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Any poultry or rabbits remaining after the designated pick up dates and times will be donated to the Oakland County Food Bank.
  • Buyers of Grand and Reserve Grand Champions will receive a buyer’s banner after the sale
Large Animal Auction
  • All lots will be open for bidding starting Friday, July 16, 2021
  • Lot will close via the live auctioneer beginning at 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 17
  • The sale order for the Large Animal Auction is (each starting with the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion:
    • Calves
    • Steers
    • Goats
    • Hogs
    • Lambs
  • Buyers of Grand and Reserve Grand Champions will receive a buyer’s banner after the sale

Livestock Auction

Small Animal Auction

Friday, July 16, 2021

6:30 PM

Large Animal Auction

Saturday, July 17, 2021

6:30 PM


Brower Farm Processing—Brown City


McNees Meats—North Branch

(810) 688-2408

Richardson’s Meat Processing-Linden

(810) 735-7268

Richmond Meat Packers—Richmond

(877) 727-1450

Marlette Livestock—Marlette

(989) 635-2183

United Producers—Manchester

(734) 428-8352

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Our Auction will be both Live and Online !

We are excited to announce that our 2021 Auctions will be a hybrid of both in person and online! Our online bidders will be able to see and hear the in person auction and bid in real time along with those that attend in person.

On Line Registration will open on Thursday, July 15
Watch here for more information on how to participate in the online auction.

In Person Registration will open on:
Friday, July 15 at 6 pm for the Small Animal Auction
Saturday, July 16 at 6 pm for the Large Animal Auction

General Auction Information

Our sales will offer some of the finest market animals available at county fairs anywhere in the state.

The kids need your support as a buyer this year more than ever. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please call: Oakland County Fair Office (248) 634-8830

The Auctions are the culmination of many 4-H members’ yearlong project efforts. This is the time when animals they have cared for all year are sold to the public. It is the final step in their livestock project, where the marketing education aspects come to life.

Why should I purchase an animal from one or both of the Animal Auctions?

  1. To support and encourage young people participating in one of the most active youth livestock programs in the state. Oakland County’s 4-H programs produce the highest quality market animals of today and the outstanding citizens of tomorrow.
  2. To purchase some of the best beef, pork, lamb and goats in the entire state .As a buyer you will:
  • a. Have your name as the buyer placed over the animal’s pen at the next year’s fair.
  • b. After the sale, your name as a buyer may be submitted to local newspapers and will appear in next year’s Fair Program Book. A photograph of the animal will be given to you to display in your place of business or home. If you would like to be in the photo with your purchased animal, go immediately to the photo area to be photographed with the exhibitor and the animal.

How do I buy an animal?

Plan to arrive early. A listing of all animals with their weight, in sale order will be available on auction day. This provides you with the opportunity to compare animals in the barn and to select several alternative animals to meet your needs. Exhibitors will be available to preview their animals with you prior to sale. When an animal you would like to purchase is in the ring and at a price you desire, signal the auctioneer by raising your hand. If you receive the final bid, provide the ring man or auctioneer with your name or buyer number so that it can be announced and recorded.

I’d like to buy, but can’t be present at the auction.

If you can’t make it to the sale but would still like to buy an animal just call the Fair office at (248) 634 – 8830.

Is there a registration procedure?

Registration begins ½ hour before sale time at the clerk’s table. You will need to provide your name, address, and phone number.

You will then be given a buyer’s number. After you have registered, find a seat in the special seating area.

How is payment handled?

You may pay by cash, check, or major credit card (3% processing fee applies) anytime during the sale or immediately following the sale.

What do I do once I have purchased an animal?

The Livestock Committee has made arrangements for trucking to several processors. You will need to telephone the processor you selected Monday after the auction to provide your cutting instructions. The processor will let you know when your frozen meat will be available to pick up.

I’d like to buy, but I can’t handle a whole beef or hog. What should I do?

You can join together with a relative, neighbor, or friend and split the cost and the meat. You can each have cutting and wrapping done to your individual needs.

I’d like to buy an animal to help out the 4-H, but can’t really use the meat .What can I do?

A. You can donate the animal back to the Oakland County Fair. If you choose to do this, indicate your decision to the auctioneer or the ring personnel at the time your final bid is taken.

B. You can buy the animal, then we will arrange for trucking to the stockyard where the animal will be resold for you. The stockyard will mail you a check. The two stockyards animals can be shipped to are Marlette Livestock or United Producers.

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