The Junior Livestock Sale rounded out the Larimer County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at The Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena in Loveland, Colo. Over 200 4-H Members, ages 8-19 years old, participated in this year’s record Junior Livestock Sale to end the 2014 Fair on a high note.
The 2014 Junior Livestock Sale tallied up a record total amount of $456,850 with 213 animals sold. The funds raised support the maintaining of the animals and contribute to 4-H youths’ future college funds.
The highlight of the evening was the Grand Champion Beef Steer sold by Delaynie Greiman for a record amount of $20,000 and was purchased by Pelican Restaurants at Water Valley.
Other Grand Champion Animals Sold as follows:
Champion Swine –Sold by Alie McEndaffer - $6,000, purchased by Loveland Ford Lincoln Champion
Chicken – Sold by Brody Lamb - $1800, purchased by Jim’s Wings
Champion Duck – Sold by Matthew Sinclair - $1400, purchased by Apollo
Champion Geese – Sold by Cara Conlon - $1200, purchased by Cultura Technologies
Champion Turkey – Sold by Dawson Whittaker - $2000, purchased by All Weather Wood
Champion Rabbit Meat Pen – Sold by Sydney Baty - $2200, purchased by 4 Rivers Equipment
Champion Sheep – Sold by Alie McEndaffer - $6,000, purchased by Lookout Ridge Farm
Champion Goat – Sold by Chelsea Dobbs - $6,000, purchased by Anadarko Petroleum Corp
“A record breaking sale would never be possible with out the generosity this year from both buyers and sponsors. Their commitments to supporting 4-H Youth and Agriculture are exceptional; with out them the sale would have never been the success that it was,” said Jim Dunn, Chair of the Junior Livestock Committee.
The 2014 Larimer County Fair, presented by Colorado Lottery, ran from August 1-5 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair included Gnarly Barley Brew Festival presented by Shock Top on Saturday, August 2, The PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota: August 3-5, Fireworks: August 1&2 and much more. For additional fair information, visit www.LarimerCountyFair.org.
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Global Spectrum, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information, visit www.TREventComplex.com. ❖