The Amador County livestock community made the most out of the cancellation of the 2020 Amador County Fair with a strong showing of support for the 2020 Amador Quarantine Classic Junior Livestock Sale.

According to Amador County Fair CEO Rich Hoffman, the online auction, held last Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, generated $270,500 with sales and add-ons.

“We had about 50 percent of animals for sale that we would have had in a typical fair year, so pound for pound, averages were up,” Hoffman said.

“It couldn’t have happened without our Junior Livestock Committee and volunteers. There were folks who literally put hundreds of hours into pulling this off. We couldn’t have done it without them. It’s just a great testament to the dedication the livestock community here has to these kids.”