Champion steer sets stock show auction record of $150,000
DENVER (AP) — Officials say a prize-winning steer has been auctioned for a record-setting amount at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Ames Construction Company made a winning bid of $150,000 for the Grand Champion Steer at Friday night’s auction of junior competitors’ livestock.
Kutter Bland, a 17-year-old from Slaton, Texas, showed the 1,339-pound steer.
The auction sales of eight champion animals totaled $480,000.
Stock show officials say the auction proceeds support young exhibitors as they plan for college and future agricultural work.
A portion of the proceeds also go toward the National Western Scholarship Trust. The trust provides scholarships in agricultural studies and rural medicine at colleges in Colorado and Wyoming.
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