#NWSS2020 Sale of Champions
The 2020 NWSS is coming to an end, but not before the Sale of Champions. The Grand and Reserve in each specie broke records Friday night, totaling more than $530,000 in proceeds at #NWSS2020. #Best16DaysinJanuary
The top eight champion animals set an unprecedented auction total of $531,000. The Grand Champion Steer, named Olaf, sold for an all-time record of $155,000. The Grand Champion Hog sold for an impressive $100,000, and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer sold for $105,000.
The Grand Champion Steer weighs 1,330 pounds and sold for an all-time high of $155,000 to Ames Construction Company. The steer was shown by Ashtin Guyer. Ashtin attends Lakeland College in Illinois where she is studying AgriBusiness.
Junior exhibitor Jagger Horn showed his 1,344-pound Reserve Grand Champion Steer, Zion. Kent Stevinson, Stevinson Automotive purchased the steer for $105,000. Jagger is 18 years old and plans to attend Texas Tech University.
Colorado junior exhibitor, Alli Stromberger, sold the Grand Champion Hog weighing 279 pounds for $100,000 to Transwest Trucks, Inc. – besting last year’s sale by $30,000 and setting a new record.
The 278-pound Reserve Champion Hog, Zeke, was sold to Brannan Sand & Gravel for $36,000. The hog was shown by Mikala Grady from Grandview, Texas.
The Grand Champion Lamb, shown by 13-year-old Hudson Franklin of Shallow Water, Texas, was sold for $44,000 to Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Hudson plans to attend Texas Tech University.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb for a new record of $40,000. The lamb was shown by 16-year-old junior exhibitor Blake Skidgal from Pawnee, Okla. Blake hopes to become a sheep farmer.
17-year-old Cody Sells sold his Grand Champion Goat for $29,000 to Babson Farms. Cody is from Taylor, Texas, and he plans to attend Texas A&M University.
The Reserve Grand Champion Goat named D.G. sold for $22,000 to Hutchison Western. D.G. was shown by 18-year-old Aspen Martin. Aspen’s favorite experience in the show ring was being the 2016 champion.
Congrats to all the exhibitors! For more sale photos be sure to check out NWSS Livestock Exhibitors facebook page!