The following article and audio are courtesy of Tony Purcell of the Tesas State Networks in Dallas, TX. The photo is courtesy of the Fort Worth Stock Show.
A Beeville, Texas youth was the big winner at the Fort Worth Stock Show Champions Saturday. The Grand Champion steer named Spider Monkey, shown by 18-year-old Cuatro Schauer, was sold for 230-thousand dollars!
This is the highest price paid for the top steer in the event’s 116-year history. That works out to more than 173-dollars per pound for the 1,328-pound European Crossbred.
The buyer was Dick Wallwrath of Centerville. He has become something of a legend in agricultural circles by purchasing livestock and funding numerous scholarships. His donations to young people in agriculture over the past decade includes 1.5-million dollars to Texas FFA – making him the largest donor in that organization’s 83-year history.
Source: NAFB News Service & Tony Purcell
Photo Credit: Fort Worth Stock Show
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