This year's Junior Livestock Sale, which featured 107 animals raised by local 4-H members, brought in a grand total of $170,450 at the Aug. 1 event at the Montezuma County Fair.
The Saturday afternoon sale included rabbits, goats, poultry, steers, lambs, and swine.
The 2015 Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals brought in a total of $35,100 alone.
The highest winning bid of the sale went to Keesee Motors for Cassidy Leonard's Reserve Grand Champion steer, for a total of $5,700.
The number of 4-H kids and animals selling this year was up from last year, but last year's total was much higher, said 4-H Program Coordinator Tonya Yates. The 2014 Junior Livestock Sale netted $200,800.
This year's sale was also well attended, as the grandstands were completely full for most of the three-hour event.
"It fluctuates, sometimes it's higher, sometimes its lower, it's just different every year," said Yates on this year's grand total.
Despite the slump in the grand total, Yates said she and the Montezuma County 4-H program were extremely grateful for the business and community support the program received at the sale, and year-round.
"They support us extremely well and it's appreciated. Without it we could not have a successful 4-H Program."
Proceeds from the sales go to largely to the 4-H member selling, aside from 6 percent taken out of the price for animal-related expenditures.