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



August 30, 2016

Contact: Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672,

Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale

Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 53rd Colorado’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 at

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown



Grand Beef

Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Reserve Beef

Kory Ridnour, Burlington, CO

Denver Rustlers


Grand Hog

Rayna Hodgson, Greeley, CO

Denver Rustlers


Reserve Hog

Ty Pieper, Fowler, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Lamb

Jenna Frink, Eaton, CO

Crabtree Amusements


Reserve Lamb

Kayla Frink, Eaton, CO

Sam Brown & Family


Grand Goat

Chelsea Dobbs, Fort Collins, CO

Anadarko Petroleum


Reserve Goat

Andrea Maneotis, Craig, CO

Denver Rustlers


Grand Rabbits

Lacey Chisman, Calhan, CO

Legacy Bank


Reserve Rabbits

Shawna Lamothe, Elbert, CO

Pueblo Bank & Trust


Grand Chickens

Ryan Gruntorad, Ordway, CO

Fair Ladies


Reserve Chickens

Skylar Gregersen, Wiggins, CO

Friends of the Fair


Grand Turkey

Abby Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Colo. State Fair Commissioners


Reserve Turkey

Diana Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Pikes Peak Posse


The Colorado State Fair runs August 26 - September 5, 2016. For more information, visit


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