Fremont Motors at Natrona County Junior Livestock Sale

On July 15th 2017 at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) hundreds of kids brought their animals to the Natrona County Junior Livestock Sale.

Fremont Motors make impact on community

General Manager of the Fremont Motors Casper, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram store, Ross Sutton and his wife Kristi were there to purchase some animals. They bought several animals that morning and will donate all of the meat to local service organizations in the community.

Ross and his wife have four children, of whom two of them participated in 4-H/FFA when they were younger. He said it is a great program for kids to learn responsibility, budgeting, and overall good life lessons. His children that were involved had lambs and steers, one lamb even got Grand Champion once. Not only is it valuable for the kids involved but has a great impact on the local economy. Ross says it brings businesses in the community together. The meat from the animals that Fremont purchased will go to Meals on Wheels, Central Wyoming Senior Services, and the Youth Crisis Center.  Ross said that they have been donating to Meals on Wheels for a very long time. They will send back statistics on how many people are fed etc and so you can really see it is making an impact. The Youth Crisis Center Inc.was a new cause chosen this year and is a private not-for-profit agency in Casper that provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for children and families.

Maggie Forbes

One of the steers that Fremont purchased was that from 13 yr old Maggie Forbes, from Casper. Maggie joined the FFA when she was 1.  She has spent most of the year preparing her steers for the show and sale as well as her catch-a-calf.  Maggie and her steers, Dexter and Bou won reserve champion of her division as well as qualifying for the final drive. She was the only person of middle school age to make it to the finals. Dexter and  Bou will also be making the trip to State Fair.

Emotions run high for 13yr old Maggie Forbes as her final steer sells

Maggies says she will “…sure miss their personalities and the way they do things”, however, she said the money will go towards more cattle (to build a herd) and ironically she says she will be putting some away for a truck. A part time rancher and pediatric surgeon are the career choices so far for young Maggie.

2018 Natrona County 44/FFA Junior Livestock Sale