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Sold! Local 4H and FFA members show their animals online

Community members recently hosted the Border Hop Invitational for Malheur County 4H and FFA members to showcase their animals in person while also participating in the online livestock auction. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – More than 100 Malheur County youth sold their FFA and 4H animals through an unusual online auction, making up for the cancellation of this year’s Malheur County Fair.

Final figures aren’t available yet but JBS Auctions’ website showed 144 animals sold in the two-week virtual auction, ranging from $300 goats to $1,000 pigs to the top online bid of $2,250 for Jordan Valley FFA’s Kort Skinner’s steer.

Helen Thomas, Malheur County Fair Board member who helped organize the sale, said auction showed good, active bidding. 

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