Yesterday was La Junta Livestock 66TH anniversary sale. We sold almost 5100 cattle & we raised nearly $30,000 for the 35th annual hospice calf auction. I would like to thank all the farmers, ranchers, buyers, sellers and local merchants for your kind donations. We also raised almost $6,000 to fight the Pause Initiative. We need to make sure this does not pass. This is opening up a can of worms that no resident in Colorado will be happy with. Farmers ranchers veterinarian, dog and cat owners, zoo animals, endangered species this affects all of you. The state government wants to take control of your livelyhood. The market was very good & the cattle were excellent. Me, Keo & Cassie are the 3rd generations of La Junta Livestock. We sold lots of customers cattle that were 2nd and 3rd generation that sell every year at the anniversary sale. If it weren’t for those consigners our anniversary sale would never be as big of a success. I want to thank the Arkansas Valley Cattlewomen for handing out the free coffee & donuts provided by La Junta Livestock. Since the 50th anniversary my wife, Lesli, has been designing the caps and I want to thank her for a good job & hard work with no pay & the local merchants for donating the door prizes. Congrats to Jean Meinzer for winning the trip to Las Vegas I sure hope Harold gets to go HA! HA!
Here is a brief schedule for the next 3 Wednesdays. April 7th will be the Roping Cattle Special. If you have any to consign or want to buy some fresh ropers fell free to give us a call at 719-384-7781 or 719-332-3512. Saturday April 10th is the Fillmore black and red limo & limflex yearling & 2 yr old bull sale. Wednesday April 14 will be the bred cow & pair special along with the Clark Anvil Salers & Herford 2 yr old bull sale. April 21 will be our back to grass and yearling special expecting 2500 that day. It was nice to see the sale barn full of smiling faces. Let it keep raining and see ya at La Junta Livestock!