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North Carolina State Fair Junior Livestock Auction raises money for area youth
Harris Teeter purchased over $50,000 in livestock and the money goes back in the pockets of the young winners.

Junior livestock grand champion winners took home over $50,000 dollars at the North Carolina State Fair Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, October 16th. Harris Teeter placed the winning bids on all Grand Champion steers, lamb, barrow and poultry.

Harris Teeter is proud to support the sale of champions at the junior livestock expo. "All the money raised goes right back to the children showing these animals, rewards them for their hard work and perseverance, and helps toward their future education, that’s exactly why Harris Teeter is here today," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.

The grand champion steer, shown by Robert Cole of Cumberland county, TN brought $4,491 at the auction, the reserve champion steer, raised by Callie Smith of Winston county, TN bringing in $2,621. The champion steer weighed 1,305 pounds and the reserve champion weighed in at 1,355 pounds.

Harris Teeter is committed to helping eliminate hunger in the communities we serve. All the protein from the livestock auction will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. "Harris Teeter and their gift of high-quality protein from the State Fair wins the blue ribbon. On behalf of nearly 400,000 low-income children, working poor, and elderly in our region, thank you," said Susannah Shumate, VP of Development and Public Relations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.