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Texas teen’s champion steer sets National Western Stock Show auction record

National Western Stock Show 2019 Grand Champion Steer, Bob and Kutter Bland of Slanton, Texas at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel & Spa during Afternoon Tea on January 25, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
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DENVER  — Officials say a prize-winning steer has been auctioned for a record-setting amount at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Ames Construction Company made a winning bid of $150,000 for the Grand Champion Steer at Friday night’s auction of junior competitors’ livestock.

Kutter Bland, a 17-year-old from Slaton, Texas, showed the 1,339-pound steer.

The auction sales of eight champion animals totaled $480,000.

Stock show officials say the auction proceeds support young exhibitors as they plan for college and future agricultural work.

A portion of the proceeds also go toward the National Western Scholarship Trust. The trust provides scholarships in agricultural studies and rural medicine at colleges in Colorado and Wyoming.



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