Auction-goers have been chomping on the bit to open their wallets and help younger women and men in agriculture in the course of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.
The generosity was evident on the 2022 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, the place the grand champion steer offered for a record-high $160,000. The prime eight champion animals tallied gross sales of $519,000. The reserve grand champion hog offered for a formidable $50,000, breaking the earlier document by $14,000. The grand champion goat set a document sale of $44,000.
The cash invested helps the junior exhibitors that raised the animal as they plan for their agricultural future and school educations. In addition, a portion of the proceeds helps the National Western Scholarship Trust. The Scholarship Trust funds agriculture research and rural drugs scholarships at faculties all through Colorado and Wyoming. This 12 months, 110 college students acquired funds to help their training. For extra data relating to the NW Scholarship Trust, go to nationalwestern.com.
The prime six junior livestock animals have been auctioned off dwell on 9NEWS and the outcomes have been:
• The grand champion steer, fondly often called Yellers, weighed 1,358 kilos and offered for $160,000 to Ames Construction Company. Shown by 12-year-old Rhylee Rodgers from Searsboro, Iowa, Rodgers hopes to attend school to review embryology in the future.
• Junior exhibitor, Aven Horn, Anson, Texas, showcased her 1,330-pound reserve grand champion steer, named Bicardi. Horn is 16-years-old and needs to attend school at Texas Tech to review agriculture and play volleyball. The purchaser, Transwest Trucks, Inc., bought the steer for $100,000.
• Junior exhibitor Cole Phillips’ grand champion hog, weighing 272 kilos, offered for $60,000 to Occidental Petroleum. Cole, rom Bullard, Texas, and isn’t any stranger to the junior public sale ring. He was the exhibitor for the reserve grand champion hog in 2016. He has set his sights on beginning his personal development enterprise.
• The 271-pound reserve champion Hog, “CJ,” was purchased by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for $50,000. Nineteen-year-old Alia Rodgers, Napa, California, was emotional as she thanked her consumers. This was her first time exhibiting on the National Western Stock Show and was a dream come true for her.
• The grand champion lamb, proven by 19-year-old Colt Randall of Canute, Oklahoma, offered for $42,000 to Wagner Equipment Co. Randall plans to attend Seminole State to play baseball and research ag enterprise or ag science.
• Bruce and Bev Wagner bought the reserve grand champion lamb for $40,000, tying the document set in 2020. Twelve-year-old junior exhibitor Sayde Allen, Elk City, Oklahoma, confirmed the lamb. Allen has two champion animals in the present, as she additionally gained grand champion goat. Her grand champion goat offered for a record-high $44,000 to Babson Farms.
• The reserve grand champion goat named Frank after Frank Sinatra for being the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All-Time) offered for $23,000 to the TKM Foundation, Kevin McNicholas. “Frank” was proven by Jack Hoyle, Taylor, Arkansas, who celebrated the crowning of his reserve grand champion goat on his 18th birthday.