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.