Grand Champion Steer at OYE Sells for $50,000 to kickoff Sale of ChampionsMon, 22 Mar 2010 21:05:53 CDT
The first animal into the Sale Ring at the Sale of Champions that concluded the 2010 Oklahoma Youth Expo was led in by his owner, Bailey Buck of the Madill FFA Chapter. The Grand Champion Market Steer was the top Crossbred Steer of the show, beating 573 other steers for the right to be the first animal sold on Monday afternoon. The bidding was quick and moved to $50,000 where it stalled out and was called done by Auctioneer Eddie Sims.
The 2010 Grand Steer fell just short of the record set in 2009 of $53,000.
The successful bid was actually a consortium of supporters of the show- including Express Ranches, the Bank of Western Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation, Teners, Chain Land and Cattle Company, McAfee and Taft and Robyn Printing.
The Reserve Champion Market Steer, owned by Kaylen McCary of the Garfield County 4-H, sold for a premium of $17,000. The Reserve was bought by a trio coming together for the purchase, including Express Ranches, Hartzog, Conger and Cason Law Firm and First Liberty Bank.
The Medallion Third Place Place in the Show sold for $7,500- owned by Garett Sharp of Waukomis FFA and purchased by Central States Trailers.
Click on the Listen Bar below to hear auctioneer Eddie Sims selling the 2010 Grand Champion market Steer.
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