Quesnel and District 4-H Auction goes without a hitch

Nearly $80,000 in livestock was sold during the Aug. 23 physically distanced event

Quesnel and District 4-H members were rewarded for their hard work during their annual auction at Alex Fraser Park on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Nearly $80,000 was spent on steer, rabbits and swine raised by 4-H members.

Local 4-H leader Cody Dillabough said the auction changed because of COVID-19, with a lot of the collaboration online.

“It gave us a good chance to take a look at what we usually do, and shake it up a bit,” he said. “Make a new norm for us.”

The auction itself was outdoors to be safer.

READ MORE: COVID-19 forces Quesnel 4-H auction outside

“It was pretty wet on Friday, but the kids were troopers,” Dillabough said. “Other than that I think it worked really, really well.”

Kaydan Loomis’s grand champion steer went for the hightest amount on the day, with Polar Farms purchasing the steer for $7 per pound, for a total of just over $10,000.

“We want to thank the community and our sponsors,” Dillabough said. “The community really came through for the kids, and we’re really thankful for it.”

Dillabough said hopefully next year’s auction will take place in the new multi-purpose building at Alex Fraser Park.

READ MORE: New building nearly ready for opening at Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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