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Dixie Fire doesn't stop youth livestock auctionDixie Fire doesn't stop youth livestock auction

With fair cancelled, Plumas-Sierra FFA and 4-H members schedule event at rodeo grounds.

Pamela Kan-Rice

August 16, 2021

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Due to the Dixie Fire, the traditional Plumas County Fair was canceled; however, volunteers worked hard to make the Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Show happen.

4-H and FFA youth showed their prize-winning livestock this weekend at the Sierraville Rodeo Grounds. The showing of animals was set to take place on Aug. 13 and 14 with the Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday, Aug. 15.

“We really hope junior livestock supporters in the region and beyond will raise their hands often this year to support the youth livestock producers of Plumas and Sierra counties,” Megan Neer, Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction chairman, said before the event.

“The kids have overcome the challenges of COVID and now face another year of canceled county fair due to the Dixie Fire,” Neer said. “Many of our youth have been directly impacted by the fire evacuations and some even have lost homes to the catastrophic fire. We are really looking to the community and beyond to support our youth during this difficult time.”   

Profiles of participating youth can be viewed on the Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction Facebook page by clicking on “Photos." The youngsters raised steers, lambs, swine, goats, rabbits, turkeys and other animals.

On the Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction website there is an option to donate to the Dixie Fire Relief Fund. There were opportunities on sale day to support the 4-H members who were affected by the fire. In addition, there was an option for add-ons to support a child separate from buying an animal – for both 4-H and FFA members – that were in the sale.

“We would like to thank volunteers and sponsors for coming together on such short notice to host the livestock show event for my fellow 4-H and FFA exhibitors as well as myself,” said Kristin Roberti, Sierra Valley 4-H president, who has a steer entered in the event. 

Source: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

About the Author(s)

Pamela Kan-Rice

Assistant director, news and information outreach, UCANR, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

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