A total of 193 market animals and pens and four cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2017 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held Aug. 11 during the Delta County Fair in Hotchkiss.
The sale, totaling $238,800 included $96,025 for 33 beef animals, averaging $2,909.85 per head; $3,990 for 13 chicken pens, averaging $306.92 per pen; $44,960.00 for 62 goats, averaging $702.58 per head; $22,100 for 23 lambs, averaging $960.87 per head; $650 for two rabbit pens, averaging $325 per pen; $68,550 for 57 swine, averaging $713.44 per head; and $975 for two pens of turkeys, averaging $487.50 per pen. Total sales for the cheese basket sale were $1,550 for four baskets, averaging $387.50 per basket.
The Delta County 4-H and FFA members again thank all the supporters of the Junior Market Livestock Sale, including the volunteers, the Junior Market Livestock Sale Committee, sponsors and buyers.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.