Sale of Junior Livestock Champions
Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) each year, only 90 of the very best are at the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions held Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena.
For Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals, the auction is televised live on Denver’s 9NEWS, KUSA-TV. The auction is the final market place for the ribbonwinning steers, lambs, hogs and goats that were raised by junior exhibitors, 4-H and FFA youngsters ranging in age from nine to 19. NWSS is proud to have created a market for sale animals where prices have reached as high as
$110,500! NWSS and the Junior Auction continue to encourage today’s youth to seek a future in agriculture, and to further their education; for example, 10 percent of the Junior Auction bid price is deducted from every animal and donated to support the National Western Scholarship Trust.
Businesses or individuals interested in bidding on one of the prize-winning junior animals may call the NWSS office at 303/299-5560.
In addition to encouraging youth in agriculture through their tax-deductible support, the buyers receive a color photo calendar of their animal, a buyer’s ribbon, and local and national recognition in several publications. — WLJ