Prices Hold Steady for Market Animals at SEUJLS

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By Julie Johansen

The Southeastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show and auction were once again a success. Exhibitors from athroughout Utah brought their animals for judging and sale. The judging of the market animals took place an Thursday, showmanship on Friday and the auction followed on Saturday. This year, 25 steers, 36 goats, 70 lambs and 106 hogs were sold.

The grand champion steer exhibited by Brooke Sorensen of Spanish Fork sold for $3,600. Maggie Hatch of Pleasant Grove received $1,400 for her reserve champion market steer.

In the hog sale, Drake Hall had the grand champion market gilt, which sold for $2,000. Hadley Young had the grand champion market barrow, which brought in $2,600. Reserve champion prices went to Baylor Hall for $1,700 and Corben Bloomer for $2,200.

Grand champion goat was awarded to Jaston Willoughby and reserve champion to Haylie McArthur, bringing $1,700 and $1,100, respectively. Brayden Blackhurst from American Fork received $3,000 for his grand champion lamb and Makell Christensen, Redmond, sold the reserve champion lamb for $700.

The committee works hard to hold the prices steady and appreciates the support from businesses and individuals to help the young exhibitors.

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