Weld County Youth bring it home in top sales at fair

Belen Ward
bward@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/11/22

The 4-H youth and the Future Farmers of America FFA broke a sales record at the 2022 Weld County Fair Junior Livestock, taking in a whopping $1,564,000.

That breaks the old record set one year …

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Weld County Youth bring it home in top sales at fair

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The 4-H youth and the Future Farmers of America FFA broke a sales record for the 2022 Weld County Fair Junior Livestock, taking in a whopping $1,564,000.

That breaks the old record set one year ago. Livestock sales in 2021 set a new record at  $1,355,000 in sales, according to the news release.

"These youth have put countless hours of dedication into preparing themselves and their animals for the Weld County Fair sale," said Commissioner Chair Scott James. "Our Junior Livestock Sale setting a new record serves as evidence that these kids work hard year-round to raise quality animals. We are very proud of these youth, and we appreciate the unwavering support of their families and community members."

The total amount includes the sale of animals, individual supporter contributions, and add-on money. This year's sale was on August 1, with about 355 buyers and more than 400 people coming to watch the sale in person. About 75 people watched and participated in the sale via live stream. The buyers could also donate the meat from an animal to the Weld County Food Bank.

Here is the list of 4-H and FFA youths that worked hard to prepare and sell their animals:

Grand champion and reserve grand champion results:

  • $40,000 - grand champion market beef (owned by Cal Sidwell).
  • $33,000 - grand champion market swine (owned by Cash Burnett).
  • $25,000 - grand champion market sheep (owned by Bryleigh Schweer).
  • $21,000 - reserve grand champion market swine (owned by Kade Smith).
  • $18,500 - reserve grand champion market beef (owned by Justin Pfannebecker).
  • $13,000 - reserve grand champion market sheep (owned by Cade Simpson).
  • $11,000 - grand champion market goat (owned by Jordan Halley).
  • $5,100 - reserve grand champion market goat (owned by Shae Stone).
  • $5,100 - reserve grand champion market turkey (owned by Colton Steinke).
  • $4,750 - grand champion market rabbits (owned by Zachary Schmunk).
  • $4,200 - grand champion market turkey (owned by Tyler Steinkamp).
  • $3,000 - reserve grand champion market rabbits (owned by Brianna Patefield).
  • $3,000 - grand champion market chickens (owned by Connor Lovell).
  • $1,500 - reserve grand champion market chickens (owned by Taylor Logsdon).

For more information about the Weld County Fair Junior Livestock sale, visit: http://www.weldcountyfair.com/

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