Oakdale FFA has 54 students who have raised market animals for the 2020 Stanislaus County Fair. Many of these students purchased their animals in the beginning of March. Soon after came decision to cancel the Stanislaus County Fair itself while moving some portions, including livestock, to a virtual event.
“These students continued to raise and work with their projects in preparation for the virtual show and auction,” explained Oakdale FFA Advisor Grace Tobias. “The middle of a pandemic is not an ideal time to have a livestock auction but our students need your assistance.”
Tobias added that the average amount of money invested by Oakdale FFA students on livestock projects is $650 for sheep and goats, $750 for pigs. Local residents had a window of opportunity through which to bid on the projects.
“The add on window will remain open through Friday July 17 at 5 p.m.,” said Tobias. “You can access the virtual auction/add on portal at www.stancofair.com. Information is available there on how to register as a “buyer” which will allow you to add on money to any students’ projects.”
To view the Oakdale students’ Animal Lots, go to 103-127 for goats; 147 to 159 for sheep, 240 to 255 for pigs.
“There is still time for you to support the youth in our county with their FFA and 4H livestock projects,” Tobias said. “These students have worked tirelessly during these tough times. Much of your support is going to help finance next year’s projects.”
For more information or if you have any questions about the virtual livestock show and sale, contact any of the Oakdale FFA advisors at: www.oakdaleffa.com.