The Casper College Agriculture Department is hosting its 37th Annual Lamb and Pig Sale on Saturday, April 8 at a new time, 5 p.m., in the Casper College Grace Werner Agricultural Pavilion on the Casper College campus. Viewing of the animals up for sale will begin at 3 p.m.
“This is a great chance for kids to buy a high-quality pigs, lambs, or goats for show purposes,” said Heath Hornecker, Casper College agriculture instructor. According to Hornecker 30 lambs, 60 pigs, and 15, goats will be up for sale at the auction. “These are young animals that will be raised for 4-H and FFA projects. Folks buy these animals and then feed them to their optimal weight.” According to Hornecker, 2016’s Reserve Champion Ultrasound Lamb and division winning pig at the Natrona County Fair were both sold in last year’s sale.
Consignors attending the auction come from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska. Lamb consignors scheduled to attend are Burch Club Lambs, Carlisle Club Lambs, Double D Ranch, Griffith Club Lambs, Hornecker Club Lambs, and Meyer Club Lambs all from Wyoming; DeLong/Kawcak Club Lambs from Colorado; and Crazy H Club Lambs from Montana.
Pig consignors scheduled to attend are Black Show Pigs, Burkett Show Pigs, and Custis Show Pigs, all from Wyoming; and SD Genetics from Nebraska. Market goat consigners who will attend are KC Livestock and Meyer Show Goats from Wyoming and Marvin Show Goats from Colorado. The Casper College Agriculture Department will also have pigs raised by the department at the sale.
According to Hornecker, the annual auction is used as a learning experience for the Casper College Agriculture Club members, who are responsible for the set-up and handling of the event. Proceeds from the auction will go to the club to help with general and travel expenses.