Wednesday, August 03, 2005


A young man leads his steer down the chute after being auctioned off. Earlier the Grand Champion Steer went for over $6.00 a pound to Woodman's Foods, a chain out of Wisconsin that is expanding into northern Illinois. That computes to somewhere in the neighborhood of $11,000 dollars which is the better part of one year at a state college.

The other animals went for less, but all garnered money for college or for other purposes.

On auction day there were yet a couple more cantankerous animals. The kids showed great poise and determination, knowing the regardless of the animals behavior, they could never, ever let go of the lead. The fair is a busy place with lots of bystanders. A runaway animal could spell disaster.


Rurality said...

Holy cow! So to speak. :)

Floridacracker said...

It's good to raise the grand champion...hasn't happened to us yet. I love the kids raising show pigs for our fair, but I have a hard time parting with them on that last day...the pigs, not the kids.