Okanogan County Fair hosts online livestock auction

Bidding starts Sept. 7

BREWSTER – When the online bidding opens for the Okanogan County Fair virtual online livestock auction on Sept. 7, some two dozen of the more than 140 entrants with either pigs, sheep, or steers to sell will be Brewster FFA or 4H students.

Brewster High School Ag teacher and FFA advisor Todd Dezellem listed at least a dozen student with pigs, another nine with lambs, and at least one steer in the livestock lineup.
Pigs will be put on the block by Gio Nila, Jose Nila, Noelia Nila, Perla Perez, Javier Rosario, Jason Rosario, Cole Aparicio, Halle Aparicio, Milan Sanchez, Katia Sanchez, Grace Becker, and Bronson Becker.
Showing sheep are Clayton Isensee, Nick Isensee, Kaydence Carrington, Rilynn Carrington, Hyleah Aparicio, Havana Aparicio, Celeste Garcia, Miguel Aparicio, and Naomi Aparicio.
Anah Wulf will have a steer on the docket.
Young Koye Carrington will show a rabbit.
Absent from the auction will be FFA students from both Bridgeport and Pateros. Ag instructors and FFA advisors Adam Corum and Lyle Blackburn from Bridgeport and Pateros respectively both advised their students against grooming any livestock for this year’s Okanogan County Fair when early indicators from the growing coronavirus pandemic raised doubts in their minds that the Fair would be held as scheduled.
Corum said his students have been reaching out to him for guidance for the upcoming school year regarding project options that might be available. He said his present plants include the annual spring plant sale that his FFA class holds every April as the group’s major fundraiser.
“I hope conditions will have improved enough by then that a public sale will be possible,” Corum said.
Okanogan County Fair manager Naomi Peasley said Fair participants were advised early to make their commitments.
‘We reached out to all the kids,” said Peasley. “They had to pre-register by June 12. We currently have 144 who have registered and paid.”
The Okanogan County Fair along with Best Bid Auctions and Virginia Feeders will conduct the online auction from Sept. 7-10, and bidders must pre-register at bestbidonlineauctions.com. The livestock order of sale will be determined by earlier judging results from exhibitors’ show videos starting with the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and on down the finish results. Animals will be sold by the head rather than by the pound.
“We are not previewing prior to Sept. 7,” said Peasley.
Using an eBay style format bidders will follow a six-step process to register and bid:
Step 1: Go to www.bestbidonlineauctions.com online.
Step 2: Find Okanogan County Fair Market Sale Auction.
Step 3: Click “Register to Bid” tab at the bottom.
Step 4: Complete required information.
Step 5: Agree to terms and conditions.
Step 6: Log on Sept. 7-10 to start bidding.
The following day, Sept. 11, will feature the fur and feather auction.
Bidders without access to a computer are welcome to stop by the Fair office at 175 Rodeo Trail Road from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F to use computers there or contact the Fair staff at 509-422-1621 with bid instructions.
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