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Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Helps Youth

08/27/2013

media release

Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.coloradostatefair.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 27, 2014
Contacts:
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us

Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Celebrates 50 Years Honoring Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

PUEBLO, Colo. – The annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2013 sale accumulated approximately $451,750from the state’s most dedicated bidders. Last year’s sale totaled $479,830. The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates to youth the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

“Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth work tirelessly throughout the year to earn a spot in this show and the Colorado State Fair appreciates their dedication to the agricultural community. We would also like to thank the generous bidders for their participation in this sale. They are instrumental in making the sale a success,” said State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of this important event. Over the past 34 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised over $8,250,000 for the youth involved in 4-H and FFA.

PRELIMINARY results are available at http://i2.saffireevent.com/files.ashx?t=fg&f=JLS_results.pdf&rid=ColoradoStateFair.

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown

Buyer

Bid

Grand Beef

Kyndal Reitzenstein, Kersey, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$57,000

Reserve Beef

Baylor Buck, Wray, CO

Denver Rustlers

$20,000

Grand Hog

Austin Vieselmeyer, Amherst, CO

Anadarko Petroleum Co.

$28,000

Reserve Hog

Caleb Yocam, Pritchett, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$19,000

Grand Lamb

Jenna Frink, Eaton, CO

Denver Rustlers

$13,000

Reserve Lamb

Kayla Frink, Eaton, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$8,000

Grand Goat

Chelsea Dobbs, Johnstown, CO

Friends of the Fair

$4,800

Reserve Goat

Jakob Juul, Manzanola, CO

Southwest Motors

$3,750

Grand Rabbits

Alicia Smith, Yuma, CO

Legacy Bank

$2,000

Reserve Rabbits

Sydney Baty, Loveland, CO

Ed Cordes and Art & Lorraine Gonzales

$3,000

Grand Chickens

Marley Nahum, Franktown, CO

John Cavey

$2,250

Reserve Chickens

Berkley Nahum, Franktown, CO

Fair Ladies

$1,400

The Junior Livestock Sale Committee was formed 50 years ago in 1963 through the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. This committee has 54 members, including five who have been working to help the sale every year since the committee formed. The committee does all the behind-the-scenes work to put on this important event, contributing more than 1,800 hours of work. Anyone with livestock and agricultural experience is invited to inquire about joining the committee. Contact the Livestock Office Jr. Sale Manager at 719-404-2035.

The Colorado State Fair runs until September 2, 2013. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.