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Sale Day at the State Fair

Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Sale day at the Colorado State Fair was a bittersweet day for Sierra Churchill of Peyton, Colorado. She was selling her prize steer, Jamming, that she had raised and nurtured to win first prize in his weight class. Tears welled up while she waited to show her steer at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Her steer sold for $4250, money that will be used to go to college at Oklahoma State University where she is going to major in agriculture. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sale day at the Colorado State Fair was a bittersweet day for Sierra Churchill of Peyton, Colorado. She was selling her prize steer, Jamming, that she had raised and nurtured to win first prize in his weight class. Tears welled up while she waited to show her steer at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Her steer sold for $4250, money that will be used to go to college at Oklahoma State University where she is going to major in agriculture. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Sierra Churchill of Peyton leads her prized steer, Jammer, around the ring during an auction at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sierra Churchill of Peyton leads her prized steer, Jammer, around the ring during an auction at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Emily Nelson (left) with PIkes Peak Posse greets Sierra Churchill after her group bought Sierra's prize steer at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Emily Nelson (left) with PIkes Peak Posse greets Sierra Churchill after her group bought Sierra's prize steer at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Sierra Churchill gets comforted by her mom, Rebecca Chamlin, as the inevitable gets nearer, leaving Jammer behind. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Gov. John Hickenlooper is greeted by 4-H Club and FFA club members as they arrive at the event. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Gov. John Hickenlooper is greeted by 4-H Club and FFA club members as they arrive at the event. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. State Attorney General John Suthers and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia are greeted on the red carpet.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. State Attorney General John Suthers and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia are greeted on the red carpet. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Potential buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show are greeted red carpet style by youth from all over the state of Colorado at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Potential buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show are greeted red carpet style by youth from all over the state of Colorado at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Brandon Hill (right) gives a tug on his contrary steer before his big brother, Bryce Hill, takes over the reins while he they walk to the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Brandon Hill (right) gives a tug on his contrary steer before his big brother, Bryce Hill, takes over the reins while he they walk to the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Bryce Hill gets his hair combed by mom, Jill Hill, before he shows his steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Bryce Hill gets his hair combed by mom, Jill Hill, before he shows his steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Trinity Scott, from Burlington, hugs a trophy that she is carrying for a friend who is showing their prized steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trinity Scott, from Burlington, hugs a trophy that she is carrying for a friend who is showing their prized steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rayna Hodgson, from Greeley, finds a seat next to her prize winning pig before the Junior LIvestock Show at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Rayna Hodgson, from Greeley, finds a seat next to her prize winning pig before the Junior LIvestock Show at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Jerica Huscher from Pueblo shows her prize chicken to the buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show at the Pueblo State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Buyers of Jerica Huscher's chickens run to see their purchases before having a group photo taken. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A little down time after a long week for Dillon Hinners from Douglas County. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

A little down time after a long week for Dillon Hinners from Douglas County. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, talks to students who were participating in the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Beauprez was attending the annual auction with the Denver Rustlers group, as was his opponent Gov. John Hickenlooper. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, talks to students who were participating in the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Beauprez was attending the annual auction with the Denver Rustlers group, as was his opponent Gov. John Hickenlooper. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Hickenlooper traveled with the Denver Rustlers group, a group that has been buying at the sale for 30 yearss Also, traveling with the Denver Rustlers was Hickenlooper's Republican opponent for governor, Bob Beauprez. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Hickenlooper traveled with the Denver Rustlers group, a group that has been buying at the sale for 30 yearss Also, traveling with the Denver Rustlers was Hickenlooper's Republican opponent for governor, Bob Beauprez. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Sale day at the Colorado State Fair was a bittersweet day for Sierra Churchill of Peyton, Colorado. She was selling her prize steer, Jamming, that she had raised and nurtured to win first prize in his weight class. Tears welled up while she waited to show her steer at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Her steer sold for $4250, money that will be used to go to college at Oklahoma State University where she is going to major in agriculture. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sale day at the Colorado State Fair was a bittersweet day for Sierra Churchill of Peyton, Colorado. She was selling her prize steer, Jamming, that she had raised and nurtured to win first prize in his weight class. Tears welled up while she waited to show her steer at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Her steer sold for $4250, money that will be used to go to college at Oklahoma State University where she is going to major in agriculture. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sierra Churchill of Peyton leads her prized steer, Jammer, around the ring during an auction at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sierra Churchill of Peyton leads her prized steer, Jammer, around the ring during an auction at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Emily Nelson (left) with PIkes Peak Posse greets Sierra Churchill after her group bought Sierra's prize steer at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Emily Nelson (left) with PIkes Peak Posse greets Sierra Churchill after her group bought Sierra's prize steer at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Sierra Churchill gets comforted by her mom, Rebecca Chamlin, as the inevitable gets nearer, leaving Jammer behind. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Gov. John Hickenlooper is greeted by 4-H Club and FFA club members as they arrive at the event. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Gov. John Hickenlooper is greeted by 4-H Club and FFA club members as they arrive at the event. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. State Attorney General John Suthers and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia are greeted on the red carpet.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Dignitaries and buyers are given the red carpet treatment as they enter the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. State Attorney General John Suthers and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia are greeted on the red carpet. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Potential buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show are greeted red carpet style by youth from all over the state of Colorado at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Potential buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show are greeted red carpet style by youth from all over the state of Colorado at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Brandon Hill (right) gives a tug on his contrary steer before his big brother, Bryce Hill, takes over the reins while he they walk to the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Brandon Hill (right) gives a tug on his contrary steer before his big brother, Bryce Hill, takes over the reins while he they walk to the Junior LIvestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Bryce Hill gets his hair combed by mom, Jill Hill, before he shows his steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Bryce Hill gets his hair combed by mom, Jill Hill, before he shows his steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trinity Scott, from Burlington, hugs a trophy that she is carrying for a friend who is showing their prized steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trinity Scott, from Burlington, hugs a trophy that she is carrying for a friend who is showing their prized steer at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Rayna Hodgson, from Greeley, finds a seat next to her prize winning pig before the Junior LIvestock Show at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Rayna Hodgson, from Greeley, finds a seat next to her prize winning pig before the Junior LIvestock Show at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Jerica Huscher from Pueblo shows her prize chicken to the buyers at the Junior LIvestock Show at the Pueblo State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Buyers of Jerica Huscher's chickens run to see their purchases before having a group photo taken. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

A little down time after a long week for Dillon Hinners from Douglas County. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

A little down time after a long week for Dillon Hinners from Douglas County. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, talks to students who were participating in the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Beauprez was attending the annual auction with the Denver Rustlers group, as was his opponent Gov. John Hickenlooper. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, talks to students who were participating in the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Beauprez was attending the annual auction with the Denver Rustlers group, as was his opponent Gov. John Hickenlooper. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Hickenlooper traveled with the Denver Rustlers group, a group that has been buying at the sale for 30 yearss Also, traveling with the Denver Rustlers was Hickenlooper's Republican opponent for governor, Bob Beauprez. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Hickenlooper traveled with the Denver Rustlers group, a group that has been buying at the sale for 30 yearss Also, traveling with the Denver Rustlers was Hickenlooper's Republican opponent for governor, Bob Beauprez. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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