Welcome to the 2021 Silver Dollar Fair Jr Livestock Auction

This year you have options on how to bid!  You may attend in person or bid online at bidcal.com.

Auction is Saturday, May 29th at 10 AM in the Cassady Pavilion at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.  

It's all for the kids!
A livestock project is one of the most valuable tools for teaching responsibility to any youth in society today. 
The Junior Livestock Auction provides the opportunity for a return on the exhibitor's investment. Your support of this online auction and the youth allows these programs to exist and recognizes these youth for a job well done. We welcome your participation as a buyer at the 2021 Silver Dollar Fair.

COVID-19 Resctrictions

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, buyers attending the Auction must be pre-registered as buyers with the Fairgrounds.  While at the Auction, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Your buyer number will act as admission for you and a guest.  Please check in at the Livestock Gate for your buyer wristband.  

How to Register

  • In order to bid and purchase a lot in the sale, you must register as a buyer with the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.  
  • New Buyer Applications must be received at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, no later than noon on Friday, May 28th.  
  • You can register with he fair by calling the fair office at (530) 895-4436 or (530) 895-4666.  The fair will mail or fax you an application or the application can be found at silverdollarfair.org.
  • Below is a video on how to register online after you have submitted your application with the Silver Dollar Fair.  
  • If you want your company’s name to be visible while bidding.  Your username should be your company’s name and you must uncheck that you want to hide your username.  See picture below video.
  • Any questions about the online registration process please call the Bidcal Office at 530-345-0840.

How the Online Auction Works

  • The auction is live for pre-bidding May 28th & May 29th.
  • The online auction is hosted by BidCal, Inc of Chico, CA. Registration and details are available at www.bidcal.com
  • The auction will take bids beginning Friday, May 28th at 12 Noon. Lots will be available to view prior to this date at www.bidcal.com.
  • On Saturday, May 29th the live auction will begin at 10 AM.  You can either participate in person at the Silver Dollar Fair or online at bidcal.com.
  • If you are out bid online, you will receive a email to tell you that you have been out bid on that lot. If you have the BidCal Mobile App you will receive a notification on your phone that you have been out bid.  You may bid again at your desire.  
  • Bids will be fixed amounts (not traditional BidCal Max bidding).  What does this mean?  If the bid is at $5 a lb & you bid $10 a lb, the computer will automatically put you in at $10 a lb.
  •  Online bidders after winning a lot will be asked to designate how they want their animal processed in the chat window.  You have until 5 PM on Saturday, May 29th to designate custom or resale.  
  • See below for terms of sale.  

What are your options as a buyer?

  • The winning bidder of each lot will have the choice of (1) CUSTOM PROCESSED or (2) RESELLING THE ANIMAL. Details of each option are as follows:
  • The animal will be processed, inspected and delivered to one of the butcher shops in the area. You will need to indicate your preference of butcher shops and make arrangements with them for cutting instructions. Any animal that is left over 60 days at a butcher shop may be disposed of at the discretion of that shop. If you purchase a custom processed animal, an additional processing fee applies and will be reflected on your invoice from the fair. You are also responsible for the cut and wrap fee to be paid to the butcher shop when you pick the animal up. 


  • Animals that are bought by individuals who do not desire the meat will be resold at market price to the packer for a set per pound price and that amount is then subtracted from the buyer's bill by the fair. 
Example: Hog weighs 250lbs. Resale Price is $.80/lb. which equals $200
Your Winning Bid Price is $4.00/lb ($1000);
The difference is $800, which is the amount that you will be responsible for paying.
  • Resale Prices: The resale amounts are calculated by the weight of the animal. The official certified weight will be listed on each lot.

How to Add-On Support to the Exhibitors

If you don’t want to buy an animal, but still wish to support all of the exhibitors or an individual exhibitor you have the following options:

ONLINE ADD-ON Procedure:
  • Online Add-on Support will be available through bidcal.com or at the Fair office until May 29th at 5 PM
  • You can add-on to an individual exhibitor through the online auction while the sale is taking place by looking up that individual’s lot and clicking on the link in their bio
  • There is a $50 Minimum for Add Ons and payment for Add Ons is due by 5 PM on Saturday, May 29th to the fair office unless prior approval for later payment has been made with the fair office.  

Custom Cut & Wrap Fees & Options

Processing Charges: These fees will be added to your invoice from the fair.  
Animals are sent to a federally inspected processing plant.  

Beef: $220     Sheep: $60     Swine: $60    Goats: $60     Rabbits: $30/pen
Once you have designated "Processing" or "Resale", your decision is final.
Cut & Wrap Prices will be billed by the Locker.
A&R Custom Butchering - 1055 Main St. Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 527-6483
Steers - $1.30/lb
Hogs - $1.30/lb 
Lambs - $97 Each or $1.30/lb
Goats - $97 Each or $1.30/lb

Chico Locker & Sausage - 196 E 14th Street, Chico CA 95928
(530) 343-7370
Steers - $1.45/lb
Hogs - $1.45/lb 
Lambs - $1.45/lb (Ground is an additional $.10/lb)
Goats - $1.45/lb (Ground is an additional $.10/lb)

Ranchers Meats - 890 Marguerite Ave, Corning, CA 96021
(530) 824-6328
Steers - $1.25/lb
Hogs - $1.25/lb 
Lambs - $1.25/lb ($90 minimum) 
Goats - $1.25/lb ($90 minimum) 

Wagon Wheel Market - 4607 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 589-1824
Steers - $1.45/lb
Hogs - $1.45/lb
Lambs - $155 Each
Goats - $155 Each
  • Note from all Lockers: Additional fees may be charged by lockers for smoking, curing, custom sausages or splitting of animals for multiple buyers. Check with lockers for additional fees and information.

Rabbit Meat Pen Processor: The Rabbit Barn, Turlock, CA. When a buyer purchases a Rabbit Meat Pen & chooses custom processing, the buyer agrees to receive 3 rabbits that were shown at the Silver Dollar Fair, judged market acceptable/market ready & sold at the Jr. Livestock Auction . The fair does not guarantee the buyer will receive the specific 3 animals purchased.

Market animals must meet weight requirements to show & sell in the Jr Livestock Auction.  Exhibitors will be paid to top "pay to" weight as listed.  Animal actual weight is listed in the sales catalog.  

Steers - 1300 lbs        Hogs - 280 lbs         Lambs - 150 lbs       Goats - 105 lbs
Rabbit Meat Pens are sold by the pen.  Each rabbit must weigh between 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 lbs.  

Resale Market Prices

Resale Prices: 
Steers: TBA    Sheep: TBA  Swine: TBA     Goats: TBA

Buyer Informational Examples:

You will receive approximately the following amount of meat cut, well trimmed, and ready for your freezer.

* 130 Steaks, 150 pounds of Ground Beef, 16 Roasts, Stew Meat, Ribs, and Brisket
(Hides and Offal not included)
For your enjoyment at a cost of approximately:
* 1100 lbs. live weight at $2.25 per pound = $2,475.00
*Process charge = $ 220.00
*Cut & Wrap Fee** = $ I,045.00
Total: $3,740.00

*50-60 chops, 4 Roasts, Ribs, 25 lbs. Sausage, 2 Hams & 2 Bacons (Hides and Offal not included)
For your enjoyment at a cost of approximately:
*2401bs. live weight at $3.50 per pound = $840.00
*Process charge = $45.00
*Cut & Wrap Fee** = $280.00
Total: $1,165.00

Goats & Sheep
*50 chops, 2 Leg Roasts, Ribs, 4 Shanks, & Stew
(Hides and Offal not included)
For your enjoyment at a cost of approximately:
* 140 lbs. live weight at $6.00 per pound = $840.00
*Process charge = $64.00
*Cut & Wrap Fee** = $90.00
Total: $994.00

* Approximate yield, prices are examples only and do not represent current market prices.
** Payment to butcher shops when you pick up meat; based on carcass weight or flat fee.

Terms of Sale

  • Livestock sold in this auction has been entered in the appropriate class and exhibited by the owner in the 2021 Silver Dollar Fair.
  • The Silver Dollar Fair Junior Livestock Auction is a terminal sale, for all animals. This means there is no live animal pick­ up on those species listed above there is only resale and custom processing. Definitions: Resale: the animal is sold to the packer for a set per pound price and that amount is then subtracted from the buyer's bill by the fair. Custom: the animal is processed and returned to a cut and wrap facility where the buyer will pay to have it cut and wrapped and then pick up the meat. (The buyer is re­sponsible for additional fees for this service - see sale order).
  • Each animal will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. All sales are final at the at the close of the sale. The auctioneer will settle any dispute concerning bids by declaring all bids off and reselling the animal in question.
  • The FAIR ASSOCIATION has the sole right to interpret the rules and make emergency judg­ments.
  • Animal disposition must be stated at the time of signing the disposition slip or by indicating in the online comment sections by 5 PM the day of the Sale.  Otherwise, the animal will automatically be marked "resale".
  • Beef, Sheep, Swine and Goats sold at the Junior Livestock Auction will be sent to designated federally inspected processing facilities. There will be NO "Will Take Live" on beef, sheep, goats and swine
  • The Silver Dollar Fair will be acting as cashier for the sale and will be set-up to accept your payment during and following the sale.
  • Payment on the day of the Auction is appreciated.  You may pay with cash or check at the Livestock Office or you will be billed, due and payable within 10 days of receipt.  
  • Silver Dollar Fair will bill up to 4 buyers in equal amounts per animal.  Animals may be purchased by more than 4 individuals, however, the person that signs the bill of sale agrees to accept responsibility for payment to the fair for the entire amount of the purchase regardless of how many individual buyers are involved in the purchase.  A maximum of 4 buyers shall be acknowledged per purchase during the Jr Livestock Auction.  
  • Buyer Posters will be available to be picked up by the Buyers at a location outside of the Auction area.  Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we request the exhibitors not deliver your poster during the auction.  If your poster is not picked up the day of the auction, it will be mailed to you.  We have asked exhibitors to send personal thank you letters and deliver or send them to you at a date after the auction, along with optional gifts.  We have asked exhibitors to not bring gifts to the Auction.  
Call the Fair Office: 530-895-4436 or 530-895-4666

Call the BidCal Office: 530-345-0840

BidCal Inc

PO BOX 3009
Chico, CA 95927