Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show & Auction

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  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online only

Description :

Welcome to the Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show & Auction sponsored by Callaway / Montgomery Cattleman’s Association! The show will be open to 4H and FFA members that previously weighed in an animal or enrolled in a project for 2020.

***This online only auction is now open for viewing. To see picutres and descriptions of the animals available for auction and to register to bid, click on the yellow BIDDING OPEN button above.***

*** It is a premium only auction. Livestock will remain property of the seller. ***

The Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show will take place July 20-21, 2020 at Herb and Beth Schnitker’s Farm: 12597 Audrain Road 689, Middletown, MO 63359.

On Monday, July 20th Sheep, Goats and Cattle will be shown (in that order). The barn will open at 1:00pm, weigh in will be at 4:30pm and the show will begin at 6:00pm.

On Tuesday, July 21st Hogs, Chickens, Rabbits* and Hams will be shown. Barn opens at 1:00pm, weigh in at 4:30pm and show starts at 6:00pm. The Chickens, Rabbits and Hams will start at 6:00pm and will be in a different barn at the same location. *The rabbit show is still on! Please be aware of the rabbit virus going on and use precaution if you have your own personal herd. Show at your own risk.

More information and registration packets will be mailed out Thursday, June 25th as plans are finalized. Any member that weighed in a Steer, Hog, Sheep, or Goat will be mailed a packet. 4H members enrolled in Poultry, Rabbits and Hams will receive one as well. Registration forms, entry fee and t-shirt orders will be due to Beth Schnitker by July 10th.

Cost to participate is $10 per head, collected with your registration on July 10thCheck or money order should be made payable to Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show and mailed to Beth Schnitker at 12597 Audrain Road 689, Middletown, MO 63359. No min/max on weight. Rate of gain will be figured from weight of the animal at livestock weigh in. The animal has to be shown by the member that weighed them in. If 4H, the member also has to be enrolled in the project for the animal that they are showing. We will be having showmanship classes.

Point of contact for species are as follows:

Swine, Tyler Grotewiel, 573-864-2637 and Jim VanBooven, 479-567-0066
Cattle, Beth Schnitker 573-220-3669 and Kristan Kleinsorge 573-228-3588
Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Rabbits and Hams, Jeremy Cobb, 573-808-2126

The Montgomery County Youth Livestock Online Auction will take place after the show from July 22-29, 2020, sponsored by Jose’ Cruz at United Country Land and Lake Properties. This online premium only auction will be open to 4H and FFA members that have had animals weighed in or were enrolled in the proper projects. You do not have to participate in the show to sell in the online auction.

To participate you need to take a picture with your animal, (animal would need to be one you weighed in at weigh in. Exception would be chicken, rabbit or ham) and email it to Sarah Verdone at Along with the photo please type up a little bio about the member and animal/project. Deadline for submissions is July 10th.

Terms/Conditions :


  • Lots are available to view anytime on the website. BIDDING STARTS: July 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM. (CST) BIDDING CLOSES: July 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM. (CST)
  • Remember to refresh your screen in order to see the most current bid.
  • Auction will close at 5:00 PM on July 29th, 2020. However closing will be extended as instructed below.
  • All auctions will utilize an auto-extend, horse race style closing. With this feature, the bidding will remain open on all items in the auction if there has been at least one bid received on any one item in the auction within the last 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes has lapsed without any bidding activity, the bidding on all items will be closed. All lots will close simultaneously. Please see the examples below – this is a sample and may or may not match the actual ending times.
    • Example #1:
      Auction closes at 5 PM. There is no bidding from 4:55 PM to 5 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 5 PM.
    • Example #2:
      Auction closes at 5 PM. There is a bid placed at 4:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No more bidding occurs. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 5:02 PM.
    • Example #3:
      Auction closes at 5 PM. There is a bid placed at 4:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes until 5:02 PM. Another bid is placed at 5:01 PM. No more bids are placed. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 5:06 PM.
  • What is the auto-extend time within the horse race style closing?
    The auto-extend time goes into effect once the auction reaches its original ending time. The auction will remain open for bidding on all items within the auction if there has been at least one bid received on any one item in the auction within the last 5 minutes, even if the original ending time has been reached. Extended bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been 5 minutes of inactivity on the entire auction. Each time a bid it placed, it resets the clock timer on the auction back to the high water mark auto-extend time that is set.
  • Bids are being placed by the head. What that means is if you place a bid for $1,000, it is for the whole animal, not $1,000 per pound.
  • If you are unavailable to bid on the last day you may go to the lot(s) you are interested in and place a “Maximum” bid and the computer will bid for you up to that maximum amount. You can still be outbid if someone bids more that your maximum, however, you MAY also win the bid at a lower amount. If you are outbid, you are still able to log in and bid additional amounts.
  • There is no buyer's premium on this auction.
  • Winning bidder will receive an emailed invoice within 24 hours of closing.
  • Multiple Buyers: If you have multiple buyers please send all checks together along with copy of invoice.
  • Buyers may pay their invoices by check or credit card. Please call Sarah Verdone at 636-544-8914 BEFORE THE AUCTION if you plan to pay by check so that your credit card does not get charged.
  • Invoices can be paid by check made payable to United Country Land and Lake Properties and mailed to P.O. Box 490, Rhineland, MO 65069. A 20% surcharge will be assessed to any insufficient funds check received.
  • We do accept credit cards through registration in HiBid. A 3% credit card convenience fee will be added.


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