8/29/2017 54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2017
Contact:    Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
                                               
54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth
Over $10 Million Raised for Ag Youth in 36 Years
 
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 54thColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2017 sale accumulated approximately $504,525 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth.
 
“For over 50 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has been the preeminent event for Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth and this sale is a reflection of their hard work,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “We would like to thank and recognize the generous bidders who make this experience possible for Colorado’s agricultural youth. Without their patronage the sale could not be as successful as it has become.”
 
The Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock 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.
 

In the last 36 years, the Sale has raised nearly $10.3 million for the youth involved in Colorado’s 4-H and FFA programs. In 2016, the JLS raised over $493,500. PRELIMINARY totals for the 2017 Sale are available here.

Grand & Reserve Champion
Exhibitor Name & Hometown
Buyer
Bid
Grand Beef
Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO
Sam Brown & Family
$63,000
Reserve Beef
Tyka Scott, Burlington, CO
Denver Rustlers
$22,500
Grand Hog
Vada Vickland, Longmont, CO
Denver Rustlers
$30,000
Reserve Hog
Nash Richardson, Yuma, CO
Sam Brown & Family
$26,000
Grand Lamb
Caitlyn Anderson, Ault, CO
Anadarko Petroleum
$12,000
Reserve Lamb
Jed Sidwell, Gill, CO
Sam Brown & Family
$7,000
Grand Goat
Rachel Rolando, Craig, CO
Crabtree Amusements
$16,000
Reserve Goat
Anna Vetter, Bennett, CO
Anadarko Petroleum
$6,000
Grand Rabbits
Adian Datteri, Greeley, CO
Legacy Bank
$3,500
Reserve Rabbits
Lacey Chisman, Calhan, CO
Pikes Peak Posse
$3,000
Grand Chickens
Skylar Gregersen, Wiggins, CO
Fair Ladies
$3,500
Reserve Chickens
Ryan Gruntorad, Ordway, CO
Pueblo Bank & Trust
$2,100
Grand Turkey
Diana Nagel, Larkspur, CO
Friends of the Fair
$2,750
Reserve Turkey
Colton Steinke, Eaton, CO
Marlene Pace
$2,500
 
The Colorado State Fair runs until September 4th. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
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