Multiple award winner Samantha Christiansen, age 14, of Escondido FFA with her goat Jet. She won several awards including Grand Champion Market Goat. She has previously entered pigs in the auction but said that this was her first experience with and goat and that it was such an awesome experience she would definitely do this again.
San Diego County Fair held its 67th annual Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday. Escondido kids did very well at the fair. The
Students from Escondido, (kneeling from left) Evan Hildreth, age 16, with his goat Lucky and 15-year-old Cassandra Coffey; (standing, from left) Award winner Samantha Christensen, age 14, Mauro Palacio, age 17, Joseph Parvin, age 17, Brady Cure, age 14 and Isabella Sanchez, age 15, gather in the barn prior to the goat auction. Photo by Carla Van Wagoner
livestock auction itself is an old-fashioned American tradition. It started off with the national anthem and then proceeded to fast-paced auctioneering where
Escondido resident Trevor Hon with his 235 lb. pig exit the auction block. Photo by Carla Van Wagoner
kids often won thousands of dollars for scholarships.
Market Goat Samantha Christensen of Escondido FFA was Grand Champion in market
Escondido FFA member Drake Booten guides his 239 lb. pig around the auction block while bidding takes place. Photo by Carla Van Wagoner
goats. She was also FFA Champion Goat winner.
Turkey Meat Pen Cheyenne Walko of Escondido FFA won the FFA Reserve Champion Turkey award.