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

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