Sale Secretary Diana Peterson said buyers paid a combined total of $89,234 for the 41 animals and one cake sold through the sale.And that total does not include add-ons and buyer pool donations.
Last year's total was nearly 92-thousand dollars for 46 animals and a cake.
Annie Kuenstler's Grand Champion Steer was purchased by Farm Credit of New Mexico and Penn Farms for over $4,500.
Shelbie Peterson’s Grand Champion Lamb was purchased by Don and Mary Lou Cameron for $1,900.
Zachery Speir's Grand Champion Hog was purchased by Border Foods for $2,400.
Amanda Borden’s Grand Champion Goat was purchased by Border Foods for $1,600.
Megan Phillips’ Grand Champion Rabbit was purchased by Hermanas Ranch for $600.
Melody Phillips’ Grand Champion Chicken was purchased by State Representative Dona Irwin for $600.
Jonathan Lewis' Grand Champion Turkey was purchased by Debbie French for $1,200.
And Stephanie Swope’s Grand Champion Cake was purchased by State Representative Dona Irwin for $900.