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Press Release

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters.

Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in some form this year. Despite the unprecedented current health crisis, the spirit of the State Fair was kept alive this season, in large part because of innovative collaboration and the formation of new partnerships.

Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Raises Thousands for Colorado’s Youth

The 2020 Grand Champion Market Beef was sold for $50,000 at today’s 2020 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair.

The steer was raised by Ema Richardson of Yuma, Colorado and purchased by Sam Brown and Family.

More than $298,200 was raised in the auction of 98 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. All youth exhibitors who participated were required to keep a detailed record book of their animal project while learning responsibility, leadership, showmanship, and best animal care practices.

Ram Diagnosed with Rabies in El Paso County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a 3-month-old ram in El Paso county with neurologic signs tested positive for rabies at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory. This is the third case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado in 2020; a bull in Pueblo county and a goat in Yuma county were diagnosed with rabies earlier this year.