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Casper College hosts 43rd annual sale

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

The Casper College Agriculture Department hosted their 43rd Annual Lamb and Pig Sale on April 2 in the Grace Werner Agricultural Pavilion in Casper.

According to Casper College’s Head Livestock Judging Coach Colby Hales, the purpose of the sale is to provide youth exhibitors with livestock projects to exhibit at the county, state and national levels from the best producers in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Last year, Casper College added a livestock show the night before the sale to allow breeders to showcase their livestock in the big ring and to set a sale order for the following day.

“The show the last two years has been fantastic, and we believe it has really built up a good amount of hype for our event,” Hales said. 

43rd annual sale

This year, Casper College offered 31 lambs and 31 pigs through their sale, from consignors throughout the state. 

Hales explained consignors must be invited to participate in the sale, with preference going to producers who are Casper College alumni. 

According to a March 16 Casper College press release, lamb consignors
scheduled to attend the show and sale included 3D Livestock, Bessier Club Lambs, Butler Brothers Livestock, Casper College Lambs, DeLong Club Lambs, Hornecker Livestock, Jessie Bower, Mesa Butler, Rives Livestock, Russell Show Lambs and Stewart Club Lambs. 

Pig consignors scheduled to attend included Black Show Pigs, the Stockwell family,  Burkett Show Pigs, Casper College Show Pigs, Rathbun Show Pigs and Stalcup Genetics. 

Hales noted lambs averaged $656.82 per head, and the high-selling lamb, consigned by Casper College, sold for $1,600. Pigs averaged $637.93 per head, and the top-seller, consigned by Stalcup Genetics of Ashland, Mont., sold for $1,700. 

Another successful year

Hales shared Casper College was very proud to host another successful sale this year. 

“One of the pieces we pride ourselves on is the extremely high-quality livestock we offer through our sale not only show well and sell high for our consignors, but there were also several animals sold for a budget friendly amount to provide newer 4-H and FFA members a great project,” he said. 

He also noted Casper College is proud of this year’s sale average, which is up compared to previous years and is a huge help for consignors who participate in the sale. 

“We are hoping to make the show portion of our sale a major spectator event, so to anyone interested in coming to our sale in the future, please stop by the night before for a fun evening and to see the livestock out in the big ring,” Hales concluded. 

Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to

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