Hobbs News Sun: Sale of Champions hits record amount of $870,355
LOVINGTON — Add-on contributions to the 2022 junior livestock sale set an apparent record comfortably near the oft-repeated goal of $1 million.
With the Sale of Champions at the 86th annual Lea County Fair and PRCA Rodeo bringing in a total of $755,000 during the auction on Aug. 6, add-ons of $115,355.66 brought the total to $870,355.66. That’s 27 percent more than last year’s record sales.
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“We’re very glad to live in Lea County,” said Commission Chairman Dean Jackson. “These kids are very blessed that the public and the businesses think enough of them to reward them for their hard work.”