Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Brings In More Than $578,000 In Record Breaking Auction
Pueblo, Colo. — The 2021 Grand Champion Market Beef was sold for $55,000 at today’s 2021 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. The animal was raised by Joslyn King of Cope, Colorado and purchased by the Sam Brown family of Pueblo.
More than $578,000 was raised in the auction of 143 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. All youth exhibitors who participated were required to keep a detailed record book of their animal project while learning responsibility, leadership, showmanship, and best animal care practices.
“It has been such a pleasure to see the kids and the audience for the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale back in our building this year,” said Colorado State Fair General Manager Scott Stoller. “As in years past, this auction really shows off the hard work and dedication Colorado youth have to their animals and to safeguarding our state’s agricultural future. We’re also grateful for the generosity of the philanthropists who recognize the commitment these amazing kids have made to participate in an event like this.”
The 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.
The Grand and Reserve Grand Champions are listed below. A complete list of all winners will be posted on the Colorado State Fair website.
Grand and Reserve Champions
Grand Champion Market Beef
Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
Grand Champion Market Hog
Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog
Grand Champion Market Lamb
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Grand Champion Market Goat
Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat
Auctioneer Miller & Associates, Cross Country Pipeline, Elizabeth Lockerplant, Colorado Animal Health, Doug and Sandy Lukassen, JMT Exploration Company, LLC
Grand Champion Market Turkey
Reserve Grand Champion Market Turkey
Grand Champion Market Chicken
Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken
Pueblo Bank and Trust
The 2021 Colorado State Fair continues through Labor Day, September 6, 2021. For a complete schedule of state fair daily events, fair hours, admission pricing, and parking information, visit ColoradoStateFair.com and the Colorado State Fair Facebook page.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture exists to support the state's agriculture industry and serve the people of Colorado through regulation, advocacy and education. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture, promote a safe and high-quality food supply, protect consumers, and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.
A division of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the mission of the Colorado State Fair Authority is to celebrate Colorado’s vibrant and diverse industries, with emphasis on agriculture and outcomes optimizing use of available resources. The theme for this year’s State Fair is “All Roads Lead to the Colorado State Fair.” The 11-day event will take place in Pueblo from August 27 – September 6, 2021.