FORT WORTH, TX – More than $3.6 million was collected as the final hammer fell before a standing room only crowd at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Sale of Champions. The reward, often means a college education for the champion exhibitors.
The grand champion steer, exhibited by Dallham County 4-H member Ben Bezner of Texline, was a European Crossbred purchased by Hillwood Properties with a bid-topping $200,000. This makes the seventh consecutive year the grand champion has sold in excess of $200,000.
Stock Show President and General Manager, Brad Barnes. “Our youth exhibitors are rewarded for their hard work because of a community of individuals and organizations that care about the future of the livestock industry in Texas.”
The Syndicate has raised more than $52 million for youth exhibitors and provided more than $1 million in scholarships to Texas 4-H and FFA members since 1980.
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