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

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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture



August 26, 2014


Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151,

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672,


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


Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown



Grand Beef

Vada Vickland, Longmont, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Reserve Beef

Baylor Buck, Wray, CO

Denver Rustlers


Grand Hog

Cassie Chapin, Akron, CO

Anadarko Petroleum, Co.


Reserve Hog

Brooke Stromberger, Iliff, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Lamb

Cameron Pugh, Byers, CO

Denver Rustlers


Reserve Lamb

Darren McLaughlin, Craig, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Goat

Lacey McCurry, Pueblo, CO

TIC Southwest


Reserve Goat

Ben Weinroth, Sedalia, CO

Southwest Motors


Grand Rabbits

Alyssa Weigel, Castle Rock, CO

Friends of the Fair


Reserve Rabbits

Sydney Baty, Loveland, CO

Legacy Bank


Grand Chickens

Jerica Hernandez-Husher, Boone, CO

Fair Ladies


Reserve Chickens

Cole Hooker, Fort Collins, CO

Crabtree Amusements



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,



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