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Salinas Valley Fair to host online livestock auction

KING CITY — One of the largest features of the Salinas Valley Fair, the Junior Livestock Auction, will continue to take place through an online format even while the 2020 fair itself has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

The auction will take place on June 20, as announced by the SVF Livestock Committee. They did this to serve their livestock exhibitors, mostly made up of 4-H and FFA members who had raised animals specifically for the big weekend auction at the 76th annual fair, originally scheduled for May 14 to 17.

TJ Plew, the fairgrounds’ CEO, previously said getting the animals auctioned and their meat into market at the right time is of utmost importance.

The online auction format allows the exhibitors to sell their animals while also observing social distancing guidelines.

All exhibitors must have their consignment sales agreement forms in by April 27, and then submit a photo of their animal for the online auction catalog by May 1.

More information can be found at

Sean Roney
Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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