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

Youth - 4-H
Published Friday, September 9, 2016

The 53rdColorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2016 sale accumulated approximately $524,700 from generous buyers supporting the state's agricultural youth. This year also set the record sale for Grand Champion Market beef at $62,000 by Sam Brown & Family.

"Over the past 37 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised $9,794,289 for the youth involved in Colorado's 4-H and FFA programs. This sale is a reflection of their dedication to the animals and the agricultural community," said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. "I'd also like to thank the generous philanthropists who come out to support these amazing kids; the sale would not be possible without them."

This year, the Colorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale added turkeys to the sale lineup. The 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. Last year's sale totaled $534,650. PRELIMINARY totals for the sale are available athttp://www.coloradostatefair.com/events/2016/2016-colorado-touchstone-energy-junior-livestock-sale.

 

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown

Buyer

Bid

Grand Beef

Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$62,000

Reserve Beef

Kory Ridnour, Burlington, CO

Denver Rustlers

$22,500

Grand Hog

Rayna Hodgson, Greeley, CO

Denver Rustlers

$33,000

Reserve Hog

Ty Pieper, Fowler, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$32,000

Grand Lamb

Jenna Frink, Eaton, CO

Crabtree Amusements

$20,000

Reserve Lamb

Kayla Frink, Eaton, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$12,000

Grand Goat

Chelsea Dobbs, Fort Collins, CO

Anadarko Petroleum

$6,500

Reserve Goat

Andrea Maneotis, Craig, CO

Denver Rustlers

$4,200

Grand Rabbits

Lacey Chisman, Calhan, CO

Legacy Bank

$3,400

Reserve Rabbits

Shawna Lamothe, Elbert, CO

Pueblo Bank & Trust

$2,600

Grand Chickens

Ryan Gruntorad, Ordway, CO

Fair Ladies

$3,500

Reserve Chickens

Skylar Gregersen, Wiggins, CO

Friends of the Fair

$3,200

Grand Turkey

Abby Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Colo. State Fair Commissioners

$2,700

Reserve Turkey

Diana Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Pikes Peak Posse

$1,000