Steers, Hogs Provided to School District 1

One of the steers in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
One of the steers in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County School District 1 will have about a year's worth of meat at reduced cost thanks to the buy-back program from this year's Sheridan County Fair.

District Superintendent Marty Kobza said the district received five steers and three hogs from the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction earlier this week. He explained how the buy-back works.

Kobza said he hasn't received the list yet of who the buyers were, but he said their generosity allowed the school district to acquire the animals for a price that, after processing, amounted to slightly over $2 a pound.

He said the district hasn't been able to participate in the buy-back in the past because there hasn't been anyone locally who could do the processing. The district in past years would have had to send the animals to Miles City, Mont., for processing. But recently, Kobza said, Purcella's Meat Processing in Buffalo received the certification required in order for the district to use the meat they process in the school food service program.

Kobza said another neat part of the deal is that the animals the district secured were all raised by youth in Sheridan County School District 1.

Kobza said after the meat is processed, he knows the school district will have a lot of hamburger meat and a lot of sausage as well as chops and other cuts of meat. He said some of the finer cuts of meat might be used for the district's catering services or in the district's family consumer or culinary arts classes as well as in the cafeterias.

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Another steer makes the circuit around the auction ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another steer makes the circuit around the auction ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another steer is viewed by buyers in the ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another steer is viewed by buyers in the ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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