08-28-18 CDA: Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

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

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 55th annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2018 sale accumulated approximately $495,000 from the state’s most dedicated bidders.  The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates to youth the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.
“Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale is a time-honored event that celebrates our 4-H and FFA youth.  These amazing kids work tirelessly caring for their animals and learning how to contribute to a health food system. A big thank you also goes to our bidders who are instrumental in the success of this event,” said Scott Stoller, State Fair General Manager.
For the last 38 years, gross sales totaled over $10.3 million that went directly to the agricultural youth who raised those animals. PRELIMINARY results for the 2018 sale are available athttps://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/exhibitors/livestock/167.
Grand & Reserve Champion
Exhibitor Name & Hometown
Grand Beef
Nash Richardson, Yuma, Colo.
Sam Brown & Family
Reserve Beef
Cal Sidwell, Gill, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
Grand Hog
Ema Richardson, Yuma, Colo.
Reserve Hog
Hannah Rigirozzi, Stratton, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
Grand Lamb
Allyson Sandy, Loveland, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
Reserve Lamb
Lauren Frink, Eaton, Colo.
Sam Brown & Family
Grand Goat
Karsyn Fetzer, Kersey, Colo.
Crabtree Amusements
Reserve Goat
Anna Vetter, Bennett, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
Grand Rabbits
Aidan Datteri, Greeley, Colo.
Legacy Bank
Reserve Rabbits
Aidan Datteri, Greeley, Colo.
Fair Ladies
Grand Chickens
Nathan Keintzelman, Penrose, Colo.
Crabtree Amusements
Reserve Chickens
Nathan Keintzelman, Penrose, Colo.
Fair Ladies
Grand Turkey
Colton Steinke, Eaton, Colo.
Friends of the Fair
Reserve Turkey
Isaiah Rueter, Holyoke, Colo.
TIC Southwest
The Colorado State Fair runs until September 3, 2018.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.