The 2015 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions brought out the top bidders. The top ten champion animals posted total sales of $354,500. The auction started with a bang when the Reserve Grand Champion Hog sold for $34,000, nearly doubling last year’s bid by $16,000. Then, the Grand Champion Hog sold for $36,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $6,000.
The top six Junior Livestock animals were auctioned off live on 9News at 6:30pm. The results of the ten champions are listed below.
The money invested supports the junior exhibitors that raised the animal as they plan for their agricultural future and college educations. In addition, a portion of the proceeds support the National Western Scholarship Trust, which funds scholarships in agriculture and rural medicine at colleges throughout Colorado and Wyoming. This year, more than 80 students received funds to aid their education.
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