Thirteen-year-old Payton Herzog beat last year's record $110,000 sale with his Grand Champion market steer.
The following is portion of an article from Dallas News:
by Marc Ramirez
When it was all over, the buzz was all about Buzz.
The Grand Champion market steer raised by 13-year-old Payton Herzog went for a record-breaking $112,000 at Friday’s annual State Fair of Texas youth livestock auction, capping a momentous two days for the McLennan County eighth-grader and his family.
“It’s a record,” said Payton’s mother, Natalie Herzog, of Robinson. “Shoot, yeah, we’re excited.”
For the second year in a row, it was Dallas’ III Forks steakhouse and its charity-oriented Big Tex Champion Club, that bought the fair’s prize steer. The same buyers ponied up $110,000 for 2013’s grand prize winner, Corndog, raised by 10-year-old Paige Martin of Hereford.
Friday’s was the 66th annual livestock auction benefiting the State Fair’s college scholarship fund. Of 2,200 animals entered in the market category, only 256 were chosen by judges to advance to sale.
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Source: Dallas News
Photo Credit: Kevin Brown, State Fair of Texas
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