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Grand Champion Steer Sold for $230,000

Steer goes for record price at auction

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    The Grand Champ Steer went for $240,000 at auction.

    Saturday is the last day of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and proud students from across Texas got a chance to show off there prized animals in the 2012 Grand Champ Steer Auction.

    Last year, individuals and local business and community leaders paid $2.8 million to buy the Grand Champion steer, barrows, lambs and goats raised by Texas students.  The steer alone went for $180,000.

    The money raised from the sale goes toward college scholarships for the students.
     
    This year, they broke the record for the most money spent on a grand champ steer when Cuatro Schauer of the Beeville FFA sold his steer for $230,000 to Dick Wallrath. Schauer's Grand European cross weighed in at 1,328 lbs and he said he plans to use the money to study Animal Science at Texas A&M.

    The Reserve Grand Champion of the Show, a European Cross shown by Oldham County 4-H member Stock Martin of Hereford, weighed 1,275 lbs and brought in $160,000.

    The students raised these animals throughout Texas and will be able to use the money they raise to fulfill their dreams of college and pursue a career with their love of animals.