This year’s reserve grand champion steer, Goosebumps, shown by Saige Martin, 12, of Hereford, sold for $170,000
MORE THAN 11,000 STEERS, BARROWS, LAMBS AND GOATS WERE EXHIBITED IN THE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS BY STUDENTS FROM 238 OF THE STATE’S 254 COUNTIES.
This year’s reserve grand champion steer, Goosebumps, shown by Saige Martin, 12, of Hereford, sold for $170,000 — a substantial increase over the $150,000 paid for last year’s reserve grand champion. Her light brown European cross was purchased by the Women Steering Business bidding group.
“We bought this steer to treat this little girl. We want to encourage young, strong women who get out there and do just as much as the guys are doing,” said Mayor Betsy Price, a member of the group, which also bought the reserve champion last year.
Price was appropriately attired for the sale in a mostly red, Western-themed outfit like the other members of her group — except for her boots. She wore a cowboy boot on her left foot, but was sporting a walking boot on her right.
“It’s the latest fashion,” the mayor, said laughing. “It’s a running injury. I tore my calf muscle training for the Cowtown Marathon.”
Star-Telegram By Punch Shaw