Hello, my name is Abby Steffee and I have been in 4-H for 6 years and fair is my favorite week of every year. Every summer I spend over 500 hours with my show animals and it all leads up to this moment. I work so hard to create a quality product for my buyers, while giving my livestock an amazing, loving, and fun-filled life. Even just a simple bid-up means the world to me and shows that my hard work truly pays off. My auction proceeds will go towards my future in agriculture, and help cover this year and next year‘s 4-H expenses. Since it’s my 6th 4-H year, 6% will go to You Are Not Alone (YANA), a nonprofit organization and hotline that supplies help to the 97.4% of farmers and rural business owners who suffer from stress and depression. I chose this nonprofit because in order for our animals to receive the best care possible, we need the best care too. Thank you for your time, and happy auction day!
HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT FOR THIS SALE! WHEN TIME EXPIRES, ALL LOTS ARE DECLARED SOLD!
ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!
Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.
****Example 1: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.
****Example 2: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No more bidding occurs. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8:02 PM.
****Example 3: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes until 8:02 PM. Another bid is placed at 8:01 PM. Another bid is placed at 8:05 PM. Another bid is placed at 8:08 PM. No more bids are placed. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8:13 PM.
Maximum Bidding is a feature you may use during the duration of the auction. This feature allows you to place a private maximum bid that only you will know and allow the computer to bid on your behalf when another bidder places a bid on the same lot you are seeking. Visit our Online Auction Tips for more information.
PREMIUM AUCTION DEFINITION: Registered bidders understand that a premium auction acts as a fundraiser for the Youth exhibitor and allow the bidder the advertising / promotion of supporting the youth auction. When listed as “Premium Auction No Possession”, THE HIGH BIDDER DOES NOT PURCHASE THE RIGHTS OF LEASE OR OWNERSHIP TO THE PROJECT BEING OFFERED. When listed as “ Premium Auction Buyer takes Possession”, The High bidder will receive the lot and the buyer must let the sale committee know their intent for possession / processor.
ADD ONS: Those desiring to assist individual youth exhibitors through financial donations may place “Add-ons” on specific lots. These add on monies will be credited to the youth exhibitor less applicable sale expenses. There is no transfer of ownership implied to any lot by placing “add-ons” on a lot. Add-ons are to be strictly considered a gift to the youth exhibitor.
TERMINAL AUCTION DEFINITION: Youth exhibitor consignors may offer their project as a “Terminal” auction which means the highest bidder will be granted the contents of the lot at the conclusion of the auction and successful Payment. A terminal lot should be understood by the bidder that they are buying the contents of the lot and have the ability to take delivery and provide adequate care of live animals.
PAYMENT: ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO:
G.C.A.S - Geauga County Agricultural Society
PO Box 402
Burton, OH 44021
INVOICING: An invoice with payment instructions will be sent to each buyers registered e-mail address at the close of bidding. If you do not receive an invoice via your e-mail in 24 hours after the close of the auction please contact our office immediately. Failure to complete the payment terms as stated above will result in forfeiture of purchases and negative feedback reported to the credit bureau. Be sure you are capable of paying immediately and realize your bids are not conditional upon financing. Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge the entire purchase price and late fees to the credit card on file if payment is not made in 4 days after the close of bidding. Unless the sale of an item is indicated otherwise, each lot will sell subject to a reserve price established by the seller. When an article is sold with reserve, the auctioneer may bid on the sellers behalf in an amount not to exceed the reserve price.
CONDITIONS: Any person placing bids on items in this auction agrees to these terms and conditions and understands that, by placing bids, they are entering into a binding contract between themselves and the seller(s) and that they will be held financially responsible for their actions. Breeders World only as an agent between buyer and seller and may not be held responsible for any livestock or merchandise. It is to be clearly understood that Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer; Breeders World Final Drive Youth Auctions, BreedersWorld.com and representatives act only as a means between buyer and seller, and may not be held liable, financially or otherwise, for any failure on the part of the same to fulfill any obligations set forth in this sale or for the truth of any warranties expressed or implied. This catalog of offering has been prepared by the auctioneer from information provided by the seller(s) and is assumed accurate as presented to us. However, Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer will in no way guarantee age, pedigree, or reproductive status of the animals selling. All agreements and adjustments made are between buyer and seller.
Placing a bid is a binding contract between you and the Owner/Seller, and the bid cannot be retracted. Once a Bidder places a bid, and the bid is the high/winning bid, the Bidder will be obligated to buy the lot at the said price indicated. Placing a bid on this online auction site, and winning, then not paying for the lot is illegal in most states, and prosecution can result.
The Owner/Seller of property sold through this online auction site reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
As a Bidder, you are responsible for any bids placed by you or a designated representative under your bidding number and password. The security of your Bidder information is your sole responsibility and the Bidder will be responsible for any and all bids placed under the assigned number. If, at any time, you feel that your Bidder number and password have been compromised, due to lack of security on your part, you must notify Auctioneer immediately.
Bidders agree that when using the Maximum Bid feature on our online auction Web site they will use it according to the terms and conditions applicable to that feature. Please note that when using the Maximum Bid feature, if you are the current high Bidder and you want to change your Maximum Bid, you will be required to place a new bid in the increment designated for that lot in order to raise your Maximum Bid, which may cause you to raise your last high bid by one bid increment. You, as a Bidder, understand and agree to how the Maximum Bid feature works if you choose to use it.
BID RETRACTIONS: There are no bid retractions. ALL BIDS ARE NON-CANCELLABLE ONCE SUBMITTED. Once a bid is made and confirmed, it cannot be retracted. When a bid is made you manifest your intent and ability to buy the lot at the bid price. A false or fraudulent bid may result in legal action. Any winning Bidder who refuses to purchase the lot may be banned from all future online auctions.
Despite efforts to avoid the withdrawal of lots from the online auction sale after they are listed, it may sometimes be necessary to so withdraw lots; therefore, the Owner/Seller reserves the right to do so at any time before or during the online auction sale.
We are not responsible for injury or accidents. All animals become property of the buyer at the conclusion of the auction. Sellers cannot be held responsible for the health or condition of animals after the conclusion of the auction. Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer is licensed by Ohio department of Agriculture and registered with USDA Packers and Stockyards, Roger M. Hunker; Auctioneer is bonded by the state of Ohio under the auction recovery fund and with USDA Packers and Stockyards.