Welcome to the 2022 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 28th at 9 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 2022 Silver Dollar Fair.

How to Register

  • If you wish to bid in person, at the fair, please contact the Silver Dollar Fair to register to bid (530) 895-4666.
  • To bid online, you must register at www.bidcal.com.  Below is a video on how to register online.
  • 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 27th & May 28th.
  • 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 27th. Lots will be available to view prior to this date at www.bidcal.com.
  • On Saturday, May 28th the live auction will begin at 9 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 pound & you bid $10 a pound, the computer will automatically put you in at $10 a pound.
  •  Online bidders after winning a lot will be asked to designate how they want their animal processed in the chat window.  You have 30 minutes after you win your lot to designate custom or resale.  If we don't hear from your within 30 minutes your lot will automatically go 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 designated lockers 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

BidCal will be facilitating Add-On Bids for lots sold in the auction.   Add-On Bids are a great way to support the  exhibitors without having to purchase a whole animal.
There are two ways you can place an Add-On Bid:
1) Give the BidCal Office a call at (530) 345-0840.  We can take your information over the phone and you can pay with a credit card (there is a 3% service fee for using a card) or mail us a check (PO BOX 3009, Chico, CA 95927). 
2) Click the link in the exhibitors bio on the BidCal Website, fill out the form and BidCal will reach out to you on Tuesday, May 31st to arrange for payment.

*BidCal is acting only as the passthrough for Add-Ons.  We will not be taking a fee or percentage.  100% of what you donate, will go to the kids in a separate check from BidCal, 7-10 days after the Silver Dollar Fair Auction concludes.
*To BidCal’s knowledge, Add-On Bids are not tax deductible.  Therefore, BidCal will not be providing any tax related paperwork.
For more info call the BidCal Office @ (530) 345-0840 or email office@bidcal.com.

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: $230     Lamb: $65     Hog: $70    Goat: $60     Rabbit Meat Pen: $35/pen
Once you have designated "Processing" or "Resale", your decision is final.
You must make arrangements with the locker for cut & wrap instructions & pay the locker directly for those charges.
Chico Locker & Sausage - 196 E 14th Street, Chico CA 95928
(530) 343-7370
Steers - $1.69/lb
Hogs - $1.69 Additional $1.45/lb w/ cure
Lambs - #100 Minimum or $1.69/lb w/ Ground $1.79/lb
Goats - $100 Minimum / head

Mercado's Meat Distribution - 560 N Tehama Street, Willows, CA 95988
(530) 330-7171
Steers - $1.25/lb
Hogs - $1.10/lb - Additional: $1.00/lb w/ Sausage, $1.25/lb w/ Hams, $2.50/lb w/ Bacon
Lambs - $1.10/lb
Goats - $99/head

Ranchers Meats - 890 Marguerite Ave, Corning, CA 96021
(530) 824-6328
Steers - $1.45/lb
Hogs - $1.45/lb - Additional $1.15/lb for Smoked
Lambs - $145/head
Goats - $145/head

Wagon Wheel Market - 4607 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 589-1824
Steers - $1.69/lb
Hogs - $1.69/lb - Additional $1.69/lb for Smoked
Lambs - $199/head
Goats - $199/head
*Must pick up cut and wrap orders from Wagon Wheel three business days after being notified it is ready
  • 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.  Rabbits are processed at The Rabbit Barn, Turlock, CA  and returned to the Fair Office for you to pick up.

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 2022 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 within 30 minutes of the animal being purchased. 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.  
  • Posters will be given out by the exhibitor throughout the auction. 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: 530-895-4666

Call the BidCal Office: 530-345-0840



BidCal Inc

PO BOX 3009
Chico, CA 95927