LANCASTER – The 68th annual Junior Livestock Auction last month raised a record-breaking $1,020,252.50, organizers announced.
The event took place Aug. 24 at the AV Fair & Event Center. It was created to showcase the achievements of talented youth in the field of agriculture, while providing residents the opportunity to support the youth through the purchase of their homegrown livestock.
Starting in 2024, the auction will be held in the month of April to coincide with annual spring fairs. This change aims to create more opportunities for student exhibitor participation, local business engagement, and buyer and bidder involvement, according to organizers.
The top 20 bidders who contributed to the more than $1 million in proceeds were:
- Ron Emard’s Animal House Buyers Assn.
- Builders Unlimited Construction
- Rich Meiers Landscaping, Inc.
- Craig Van Dam Farms
- Calandri Farms, Inc.
- California Compaction Corporation
- Progression Drywall Corporation
- Porter Concrete Construction
- PBLA Surveying
- Bowe Contractors, Inc.
- Theurer Orthodontics
- Barnyard Belles
- All Glass & Plastics
- Kyle & Kyle Ranches, Inc.
- Parris Law Firm
- Tyler Ranch
- Telesis Collision Center
- AV Engineering
- Scramblez & Neighborhood Stop
[Information via the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center.]