Supporters far and wide raising funds for Sunday’s Junior Livestock Auction

The  2021 Junior Livestock Show, scheduled for Aug. 11-15 at the fairgrounds, had been moved to the Sierraville Rodeo Grounds on Aug. 13-15. The buyer’s breakfast is at 7 a.m., followed by the auction at 9 a.m.

And it’s shaping up to be a great pay day for the youth of Plumas and Sierra counties whose lives have been disrupted this summer by the Beckwourth and Dixie fires.

While there will be plenty of in-person bidding on their livestock, the online component promises to be an infusion of cash from across not only the two counties, but the state and even the nation.

For example, Five Marys Farms of Fort Jones in California, has stepped up and organized a fund-raising drive that raised $75,000 in just a couple of days, and then reached out to their associates and another $145,000 was generated.  (More details about their efforts and the results of the auction will be available Monday or Tuesday).

Details of how to bid on lost animals (due to the fire), and the animals of exhibitors who were not directly affected by the fire, are available on the Livestock Committee’s website: www.plumas-sierrajla.com. You can also find an absentee buyer form, add-on form and ways to contribute to the sale as well as the victims of the fire. There is also a way to sign up to be able to bid live on the phone during the auction.