Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017

Over $10 Million Raised for Ag Youth in 36 Years

The 54thColorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2017 sale accumulated approximately $502,525 from generous buyers supporting the state's agricultural youth. 

"For over 50 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has been the preeminent event for Colorado's 4-H and FFA youth and this sale is a reflection of their hard work," said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. "We would like to thank and recognize the generous bidders who make this experience possible for Colorado's agricultural youth. Without their patronage the sale could not be as successful as it has become."

The Colorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado's agribusiness as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

In the last 36 years, the Sale has raised nearly $10.3 million for the youth involved in Colorado's 4-H and FFA programs. In 2016, the JLS raised over $493,500. PRELIMINARY totals for the 2017 Sale are available here.

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown



Grand Beef

Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Reserve Beef

Tyka Scott, Burlington, CO

Denver Rustlers


Grand Hog

Vada Vickland, Longmont, CO

Denver Rustlers


Reserve Hog

Nash Richardson, Yuma, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Lamb

Caitlyn Anderson, Ault, CO

Anadarko Petroleum


Reserve Lamb

Jed Sidwell, Gill, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Goat

Rachel Rolando, Craig, CO

Crabtree Amusements


Reserve Goat

Anna Vetter, Bennett, CO

Anadarko Petroleum


Grand Rabbits

Adian Datteri, Greeley, CO

Legacy Bank


Reserve Rabbits

Lacey Chisman, Calhan, CO

Pikes Peak Posse


Grand Chickens

Skylar Gregersen, Wiggins, CO

Fair Ladies


Reserve Chickens

Ryan Gruntorad, Ordway, CO

Pueblo Bank & Trust


Grand Turkey

Diana Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Friends of the Fair


Reserve Turkey

Colton Steinke, Eaton, CO

Marlene Pace



The Colorado State Fair runs until September 4th. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

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