Livestock Exhibits
Exhibit Hall
Panhandle Rodeo
Rodeo Court
JR Auction
Pack Horse Race
Coming Events
Contacts & Links

This year we will be having a virtual auction for the kids.

Please watch for the links coming soon to register for bidder numbers.

~September 6, 2:00 pm~
Virtual Youth Livestock Auction

Come be part of the Tradition!

Baker County Fair ~ Halfway
Jr. Livestock Auction
What makes the Jr. Livestock
Auction Special ?

The young people involved have a goal to produce the highest quality food for your table. Achieving this goal takes a great deal of time & responsibility. Engaging in financial obligations and learning how to manage their own business operations only
scratches the surface of the educational benefits. On a small scale as individuals, however, their costs are higher than commercial producers. 


When you purchase an animal at the Junior Livestock Auction, you are buying prize
winning livestock raised by the youth of our county. It also brings you the highest quality beef, pork, lamb, poultry, goat and rabbit for your dining pleasure.

How the Auction Works ~ Bidding

You will be provided a sales catalog that lists all of the animals along with their weights and owners. As each animal is led into the ring, the auctioneer asks for bids in cents per pound. The bidding continues until the high bid is reached, with the animal going to the highest bidder. If you want help in the bidding, there are official
Auction Committee members who will be glad to assist you. Remember, whether you buy or not, your bidding helps to increase the sale price of the animal.

How You Can Use an Animal

Individual Buyers
• Store in your freezer for a year’s supply of top quality meat.
• Give portions of the meat as special gifts to friends and relatives.
• Donate the animal to a favorite charity or organization.
• If a whole animal is too much for you, split it with a friend.
Service Clubs, Lodges, Unions
• Put on a club BBQ for social or fund raising purposes.
• Donate the animal to needy people in your community.
• Hold a club “meat auction” to build the treasury.
Business Firms
• Give packaged meat to friends. Use meat parcels and premiums for incentive programs.
• Hold BBQ for employees.
• Auction off packaged meat to build employees’ fund.
• Resell animal and amount over market may be an IRS
deduction. Check with your accountant to determine if you are eligible.
Restaurants and Markets
• Advertise that you serve Blue Ribbon meats.
• Display a Blue Ribbon on your menu and elsewhere.
• Publicize Baker County Fair quality meat in campaign
What to Do After You Buy

Fill out all the information on the buyers slip. Be sure to select from one of the following alterna-tives:
• You may consign it for processing, then taken to a frozen locker food plant for cutting, wrapping and freezing.
• You may consign it as a resale directly to a commercial packer at floor price if you do not wish to keep the animal for personal
use. Your cost is the difference between the floor price and the bid price.
• You may pick your animal up live.

How to Pay for Your Animal

Please pay for your purchase before leaving the sale. If it is impossible to pay the day of sale, you need to make arrangements prior to the auction. Jr. Livestock members don’t receive their checks until we receive yours.

New Auction Times !!!
We need you there to be part of the excitement!!!

Baker County Fair-Halfway Livestock Auction
Krischele Whitnah 541-519-2561
P.O. Box 361
Richland, OR 97870

Exhibitors and families,

Tuesday night the Pine Valley Fair Association decided to cancel the fair and rodeo. This came as a surprise, especially related to the livestock show. Every indication prior to yesterday evening was that the fair board was moving forward and would only consider canceling as a last resort at their August meeting. The general directive I had received was to work with the sales committee and other livestock volunteers to do what we could to have a show.

Volunteers in the livestock portion of the fair have been working toward a live show. We anticipated it would be different as far as the possibility that we would need to show by species, wear masks, social distance, etc. We also purchased the necessary software upgrade to allow for a virtual show and sale, as a contingency. For the past month or so, our committee optimistically believed a live youth show would happen. This sentiment grew stronger as we watched Baker and Union County (and many others) move forward with live shows. I am very sorry to be sharing this news at all, but especially abruptly right after all of you made the effort to work through the new online entry system. Our committee appreciated your grace and willingness to work through that system. In an effort to cut off misinformation already circulating, we do want our exhibitors, buyers, and community to know that we will proceed at a minimum with a virtual show and sale. Please be patient with all of the volunteers as we work through new logistics. I recommend that exhibitors frequently check the email that is associated with their online entry. I have not yet had an opportunity to even have a sales/livestock committee meeting to discuss this development as I got the news Tuesday night and understood that an announcement would be made next week in the newspaper. However, bad news travels fast and I am already seeing posts on social media. I imagine some people on our committee may have creative ideas. Whatever develops, I will keep you in the loop via social media posts and email. If you have questions, please feel free to call or message me. I will respond as promptly as possible. 

Letter to past buyers

Proxy bidder agreement

Bump form

Add-on-fillable form

2020 BCF-Halfway livestock sale order

Buyers link to register is here

Buyers go to log in in the upper right corner and register to buy if you haven't already.

Live viewing link only, not for bidders

Buyers we are live!!! If you are new please register. Help support our kids who have worked extremely hard with these great animals.

 Thank you for your support.

For any buyers who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the on-line auction please feel free to call any of the following numbers on sale day. We would be happy to assist you in supporting these kids, by handling all of your bidding needs over the phone.

Please follow the sale online@www.halfwayfairandrodeo.com/JR-livestock-auction.html and call when your animal is 2 lots away from selling, or call in advance of the sale and let us know and we can contact you when your animal is next to sell.

Deven 541-910-6001        Colby 541-910-0006
Erin 541-910-0008            Brad 541-910-4274

Auction starts at 2pm... Thanks and happy bidding!!!