Whether you are returning to your agricultural roots or getting your first introduction to South Dakota's largest industry, the Mayor's Round-up & Sale of Champions is a fun way to support agriculture in our region.
MAYOR'S ROUND-UP & SALE OF CHAMPIONS
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Best Western PLUS Ramkota Exhibit Hall
5 p.m. Social, 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Program/Auction
Cost: Individual tickets are $45/per person with reserved tables of eight, includes prime rib dinner RSVP to Valerie Willson or call (605) 373-2010.
Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating annual revenues of $25.6 billion. By participating in the Mayor's Round-up & Sale of Champions, you show your support for the regional agricultural community.
Bring your friends and co-workers to enjoy a great prime rib dinner and the camaraderie of other members of the Sioux Falls business community celebrating agriculture.
When you purchase livestock at the Mayor's Round-Up & Sale of Champions, your company will be recognized in the Tri-State Neighbor and Chamber News magazine. New this year, if you give $2,500 or more to exhibitors at the Mayor's Round-Up & Sale of Champions, your business will be recognized on the Sale of Champions Wall of Fame for the duration of the next year's Livestock Show, as well as on the Sioux Empire Livestock Show's website.
SUPPORT THE SIOUX EMPIRE LIVESTOCK SHOW
The Sale of Champions is a big incentive for youth producers to attend the Sioux Empire Livestock Show. In 2018, more than $66,000 in premiums was paid out to 25 market livestock producers. By showing financial support yourself or through your business, you support agriculture and promote the region's largest market and purebred livestock show. A successful Sale of Champions encourages these livestock producers to return to the Sioux Empire Livestock Show, as well as pursue a career in the agricultural industry.
SUPPORT THE VISITOR INDUSTRY
The Sioux Empire Livestock Show draws exhibitors from more than 20 states and brings more than 30,000 people to Sioux Falls annually. An estimated $3 million is brought into the greater community through the five-day show.
HOW DOES THE SALE OF CHAMPIONS WORK?
Buyers who participate in the Mayor's Round-Up & Sale of Champions are paying a premium to the market livestock producer – which means you are not purchasing the animal on which you are bidding. This dollar amount is in addition to the market price they receive for their animal. The Sioux Empire Livestock Show is a terminal show so all livestock sold at the Mayor's Round-Up & Sale of Champions will go to slaughter.
Livestock is auctioned by the head. This means the dollar amount you bid is the dollar amount you pay. Livestock can be purchased by cooperative bidders. Partnering with another business is a great way to bump up the premiums for the producers.
All buyers at the Mayor's Round-Up & Sale of Champions will get their photos taken with the exhibitors and the animals. Photos will be available upon request and all Sale of Champions will be invited to an appreciation dinner and banquet in the spring.
For more information please visit the Sioux Empire Livestock Show website.