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Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Brings In More Than $578,000 In Record Breaking Auction

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The 2021 Grand Champion Market Beef was sold for $55,000 at today’s 2021 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. The animal was raised by Joslyn King of Cope, Colorado and purchased by the Sam Brown family of Pueblo. 

More than $578,130 was raised in the auction of 143 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. The auctioneer for the event was John Korrey. 

“It has been such a pleasure to see the kids and the audience for the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale back in our building this year,” said Colorado State Fair General Manager Scott Stoller. “As in years past, this auction really shows off the hard work and dedication Colorado youth have to their animals and to safeguarding our state’s agricultural future. We’re also grateful for the generosity of the philanthropists who recognize the commitment these amazing kids have made to participate in an event like this.”

The junior livestock sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness, as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

The Grand and Reserve Grand Champions are listed below. A complete list of all winners is posted on the Colorado State Fair website.


ExhibitorHometownGrand and Reserve ChampionsBuyerBid

Joslyn King


Grand Champion Market Beef

Sam Brown


Shae Stone


Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef

Stevenson Automotive


Alli Stromberger


Grand Champion Market Hog

Denver Rustlers


Landon Coryell


Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog

Sam Brown 


Bryce Kendrick

Fort Morgan

Grand Champion Market Lamb

Denver Rustlers


Ali Weber


Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb

Sam Brown


Anna Vetter


Grand Champion Market Goat

Crabtree Amusements


Soren Freund


Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat

Auctioneer Miller & Associates, Cross Country Pipeline, Elizabeth Lockerplant, Colorado Animal Health, Doug and Sandy Lukassen, JMT Exploration Company, LLC


Diana Nagel


Grand Champion Market Turkey

JLS Alumni


Jamie Bond


Reserve Grand Champion Market Turkey

CSF Commissioners


Jamie Bond


Grand Champion Market Chicken

Fair Ladies


Isabella Martellaro


Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken

Pueblo Bank and Trust



The 2021 Colorado State Fair continues through September 6th. For a complete schedule of state fair daily events, fair hours, admission pricing, and parking information, visit and the Colorado State Fair Facebook page.

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