Auction of Junior Livestock Champions
January 21, 2022
Supporting youth exhibitors through the exciting Junior Livestock Auction!
Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show each year, only 96 of the very best qualify for the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. The auction is the final marketplace for the ribbon-winning steers, lambs, hogs, and goats that were raised by junior exhibitors, 4-H and FFA youngsters ranging in age from 9 to 18. The auction of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals is televised live on Denver’s 9NEWS, and winning bids have reached as high as $155,000!
The Auction of Junior Livestock Champions continues to encourage today’s youth to seek a future in agriculture, and to further their education. A majority of the winning bid price goes directly to the Junior Exhibitor, and 10% of each bid price is donated to support the National Western Scholarship Trust.
2020 Champions + Buyers
The 114th National Western tips its hat to the Champions & Buyers from the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions
Grand Champion Steer
Exhibitor: Ashtin Guyer of Flat Rock, IL
Buyer: Ames Construction Company
Winning Bid: $155,000
Grand Champion Hog
Exhibitor: Alli Stromberg of Iliff, CO
Buyer: Transwest Trucks, Inc.
Winning Bid: $100,000
Grand Champion Lamb
Exhibitor: Hudson Franklin of Shallow Water, Texas
Buyer: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Winning Bid: $44,000
Grand Champion Goat
Exhibitor: Cody Sells of Taylor, Texas
Buyer: Babson Farms
Winning Bid: $29,000
Reserve Grand Champion Steer
Exhibitor: Jagger Horn of Anson, TX
Buyer: Stevinson Automotive, Kent Stevinson
Winning Bid: $105,000
Reserve Grand Champion Hog
Exhibitor: Mikala Grady of Grandview, Texas
Buyer: Brannan Sand & Gravel
Winning Bid: $36,000
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb
Exhibitor: Blake Skidgel of Pawnee, Oklahoma
Buyer: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Winning Bid: $40,000
Reserve Grand Champion Goat
Exhibitor: Aspen Martin of Mason, TX
Buyer: Hutchison Western
Winning Bid: $22,000
Get Involved Today!
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
K-M Concessions, Inc.
2022 Event Info
The auction kicks off with a Bidders’ Social in the National Western Club. Guests enjoy drinks and hors devours, while visiting with business colleagues, junior exhibitors and scholarship recipients. Guests then move into the Beef Palace Auction Arena for the live broadcast and exhilarating auction!
Date & Time
Friday, January 21, 2022
4:30pm Bidders’ Social
6:30pm Auction & Live Broadcast
*You must have an invitation to attend!
Morgan Unks, Director of Scholarship Events