Junior Livestock Auction

Sarah Baker had the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Fed Lamb purchased by Southwest Memorial Hospital. Enlargephoto

Sarah Baker had the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Fed Lamb purchased by Southwest Memorial Hospital.

With an occasional squeal of a pig and other barnyard sounds — and of course smells — the annual Montezuma County Fair Junior Livestock auction wrapped up on Saturday.

The auction recognized youngsters for their hard work over the past year raising beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits.

With more than 90 kids participating in the show, a total of $144,325 was made from the auction. The money raised goes to the 4-H youth that raised beef, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits and poultry.

The total number of animals was 94, which was down a little from the 2011 fair, which had 121. But the total amount raised was up from $127,300 in 2011.

A total of 14 grand champion and reserve grand champion animals were sold at the junior livestock auction.

Madison Lambert's grand champion swine brought in $3,900, bought by Keesee Motors.

Southwest Memorial Hospital paid $3,600 for the grand champion beef, raised by Maniesha Buck.

Other big winners were Chance Lambert's reserve grand champion swine, earning $3,300 and Ryan Daves, earning $3,600 for his reserve champion bred and fed beef. Jaycee Gallaher earned $3,000 for her reserve grand champion beef.

Dallin Lanier and Riley Oliver also earned big money for their beef, selling their animals for $3,900 and $3,800 respectively.

Brenna Leonard earned $3,000 for her swine.

In total, there were 13 beef, 28 swine, 24 goats, 21 sheep and a variety of poultry and rabbits at this year's fair.

A few of the 4-H youth will be taking their animals to the Colorado State Fair, so they did not put them up for auction Saturday.

Kate Treinen had the Reserve Grand Champion Market Fowl purchased by Southwest Ag. Enlargephoto

Kate Treinen had the Reserve Grand Champion Market Fowl purchased by Southwest Ag.

Michaela Nicholson won the Grand Champion Market Rabbit that was purchased at the auction by Main Street Coop  Notah Dineh, High Mesa Design and MCM Real Estate Group Remax, Marti, Mindi and Cheryl. Enlargephoto

Michaela Nicholson won the Grand Champion Market Rabbit that was purchased at the auction by Main Street Coop Notah Dineh, High Mesa Design and MCM Real Estate Group Remax, Marti, Mindi and Cheryl.

Citizens State Bank purchased the Grand Champion Market Lamb from Kyle Cox. Enlargephoto

Citizens State Bank purchased the Grand Champion Market Lamb from Kyle Cox.

Nicholas Martin with his Grand Champion Market Fowl bought at auction by Citizens State Bank. Enlargephoto

Nicholas Martin with his Grand Champion Market Fowl bought at auction by Citizens State Bank.

Maniesha Buck had the Grand Champion Beef that was purchased by Southwest Memorial Hospital. Enlargephoto

Maniesha Buck had the Grand Champion Beef that was purchased by Southwest Memorial Hospital.

First National Bank purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Swine from Chance Lambert. Enlargephoto

First National Bank purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Swine from Chance Lambert.

John Dees will take his Reserve Grand Champion Goat to the State Fair. Enlargephoto

John Dees will take his Reserve Grand Champion Goat to the State Fair.

The Grand Champion Bred and Fed Swine belonging to Weslie Kirks was purchased by Cortez Orthodontics, Dr. Alan B. Schafer. Enlargephoto

The Grand Champion Bred and Fed Swine belonging to Weslie Kirks was purchased by Cortez Orthodontics, Dr. Alan B. Schafer.

Levi Oliver had the Grand Champion Bred and Fed Lamb bought by Four States Ag Expo and Deb and Don Bain. Enlargephoto

Levi Oliver had the Grand Champion Bred and Fed Lamb bought by Four States Ag Expo and Deb and Don Bain.

Keesee Motor Company purchased the Grand Champion Swine belonging to Madison Lambert. Enlargephoto

Keesee Motor Company purchased the Grand Champion Swine belonging to Madison Lambert.

Ryan Daves had the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Fed Beef purchased by Citizens State Bank. Enlargephoto

Ryan Daves had the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Fed Beef purchased by Citizens State Bank.

Rachel Dees with her Grand Champion Market Goat which she is taking to the State Fair. Enlargephoto

Rachel Dees with her Grand Champion Market Goat which she is taking to the State Fair.

Dolores State Bank bought the Grand Champion Bred and Fed Beef belonging to Jaycee Gallaher. Enlargephoto

Dolores State Bank bought the Grand Champion Bred and Fed Beef belonging to Jaycee Gallaher.

Rachel Dees sold her Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb to the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo. Enlargephoto

Rachel Dees sold her Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb to the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo.