To the editor:
Have you ever wondered where the meat you are about to purchase has been raised or fed, or even wondered if the money you were going to spend was going to stay in the community?
If so, you may want to consider purchasing an animal at the Harrison County Livestock Sale, starting at 4 p.m. July 6 at the fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA youth raise animals every year to be judged at the county fair. With this, youth gain responsibility, knowledge and teamwork skills throughout the time spent with these animals.
Though some of those animals will return back to the farm, those in the "market" class are to be sold for food consumption. The animals sold at the sale are a result of a combination of hard work, family dedication, knowledge of raising a food product, showmanship and friendly competition.
With the prices being determined by the bidder, you can purchase a high quality product at a good price. Since you are purchasing the whole animal you get to decide how it is cut. I encourage you to take the opportunity to look at the animals during the week of the fair and consider making a purchase. You can talk to the 4-H and FFA youth themselves and find out what the animal was fed, and see what a positive impact you are going to make on that youth's life by purchasing their animal
Fair Board president