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

08/26/2014
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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.coloradostatefair.com

www.facebook.com/coloradoag

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 26, 2014

Contacts:  

Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us

                                               

Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale

Honors 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 2014 sale accumulated approximately $480,950 from the state’s most dedicated bidders. Last year’s sale totaled $452,424. 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.

 

“This sale is the culmination of long hours and dedicated work by Colorado’s 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Over the past 35 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised over $8,734,600 for the youth involved in these programs. They truly are tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” said State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman.

 

“We would also like to thank the generous bidders for their participation. Their participation helps make this sale a success,” said Jeanne Robison, State Fair Livestock Coordinator.

 

PRELIMINARY results are available at http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/events/244.

 

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown

Buyer

Bid

Grand Beef

Vada Vickland, Longmont, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$59,000

Reserve Beef

Baylor Buck, Wray, CO

Denver Rustlers

$21,000

Grand Hog

Cassie Chapin, Akron, CO

Anadarko Petroleum, Co.

$30,000

Reserve Hog

Brooke Stromberger, Iliff, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$20.000

Grand Lamb

Cameron Pugh, Byers, CO

Denver Rustlers

$15,000

Reserve Lamb

Darren McLaughlin, Craig, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$11,000

Grand Goat

Lacey McCurry, Pueblo, CO

TIC Southwest

$5,750

Reserve Goat

Ben Weinroth, Sedalia, CO

Southwest Motors

$3,250

Grand Rabbits

Alyssa Weigel, Castle Rock, CO

Friends of the Fair

$3,500

Reserve Rabbits

Sydney Baty, Loveland, CO

Legacy Bank

$3,000

Grand Chickens

Jerica Hernandez-Husher, Boone, CO

Fair Ladies

$2,000

Reserve Chickens

Cole Hooker, Fort Collins, CO

Crabtree Amusements

$1,500

 

The Junior Livestock Sale Committee was formed 51 years ago in 1963 through the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. 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 August 22 - September 1, 2014. For more information, visitwww.coloradostatefair.com.

 

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