The annual Junior Livestock Sale of Champions took place Saturday at the N.C. State Fair, and it took in the highest total ever. This year’s auction garnered $167,700 for the youth winners and to support a new scholarship program and educational activities. That’s a substantial increase over last year’s total of about $97,600.
The annual auction features the champion and grand champion junior market steers, barrows, goats, sheep and turkeys. Commissioner Troxler believes the State Fair’s livestock shows highlight some of the best animals and brightest kids in North Carolina. The sponsors of the sale recognize that youth exhibitors are the future of agriculture in North Carolina.
A good crowd was in the stands to watch the sale this year, and Troxler says he hopes to see that interest grow.
Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the Sale of Champions and the importance of youth livestock shows. You can read more about the Sale of Champions here.
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