An invitation to Junior Livestock Auction |

An invitation to Junior Livestock Auction

Katie Stephens
Vail, CO, Colorado

Dear 4-H livestock buyers: I would like to thank Stephens Nursery for buying my market hog at the 2008 Junior Livestock Auction. I have put part of the money away for college to become a large-animal veterinarian. The other half of the money has gone to buy my feed for this year.

This year, I am doing steers, horses, vet science, horse judging and Freedom Riders Drill Team. As you can see, I am very involved in 4-H. My 4-H club is the Sweetwater Bandits, and we are blossoming with several new club members.

Throughout my 4-H years, I have learned how to manage my checkbook and how to become more responsible, and I learned how to manage my time in record books, in shows, at home and during fair. Record books can be a real pain if you don’t keep up with them.

This year, the Junior Livestock Auction is on Aug. 1. Please come at noon for a free lunch provided by Alpine Bank, Eagle County Colorado Cattlemen and the Farm Bureau. The auction starts at 1 p.m.

I know times are hard right now, but buying an animal at the Junior Livestock Auction has many amenities, such as better-quality meat, and it’s home grown and doesn’t have any hormones. If you come to the Junior Livestock Auction and purchase an animal, your business will be advertised for supporting 4-H. You don’t have to buy an animal because attendance is welcome, but please bid up the animals. This is going to a good cause, so please come to the Junior Livestock Auction and show your support for the 4-H’ers.

Katie Stephens

Sweetwater Bandits 4-H Club, Gypsum

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