Junior Livestock Sale brings in $345,000

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A longtime tradition in Park County held true again this year: Hundreds gathered on a hot July day to buy livestock raised by local youth. The annual sale on July 29 brought in $345,012 as buyers stepped up to bid on lambs, hogs, goats, steers and rabbits. A total of 236 youth sold their animals — down by just one from a year ago. “The sale as a whole went over extremely well,” said Joe Bridges, chairman of the Junior Livestock Sale Committee. Multiple buyers pooled their money to help Lauren Shepperson of Meeteetse, who couldn’t be at the sale due to a family crisis. (See related story.) Bridges said all of the support from the community is appreciated. “That core group, they’re there year in and year out,” Bridges said. “They never seem to waver,...

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