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25 animals sold for $90,000 at the 73rd Annual Yorktown FFA show

Camille Doty

By Camille Doty
Feb. 25, 2012 at midnight
Updated Feb. 24, 2012 at 8:25 p.m.

Grand Champion Steer Name: Caitlin Seifert Grade: Junior Weight: 1,387 pounds Breed: Charolais Maine Club: Yorktown FFA

The 73rd annual Yorktown FFA Stock Show brought in about $30,000 more than last year.

This year's sale of 25 animals totaled $90,398, which is $30,362 more than 2011 sales totaling $60,036.

"We had a great year," said Roger Herwig, who helps to collect FFA donations. He also said it's a community effort to help get the animals sold.

Brad Metting, the FFA advisor, said the students learned how take care of animals and learn responsibility.

"If they (the animals) get sick, the kids will know what to do," he said.

The grand champion steer was shown by Caitlin Seifert and sold for $8,400. Seifert Fencing was the buyer.

Maddie Bryand showed the grand champion hog, which sold for $5,324. The buyers were Pioneer Resources, Nixon Livestock, GeoSouthern, Patriot Oilfield Services.

Grant Allman showed the grand champion sheep, which sold for $5,800. Steven and Debbie Kneese were the buyers.

The reserve champion steer was shown by Krystan Saunders. Patriot Oilfield Services bought the steer for $8,388.

Britney Bernier showed the reserve champion hog that sold for $5,167.65. The buyers were Taylor Bit & Rental, Sales for FFA, D&B Rental, Cody Geffert, South Texas AC, Top Dog and Citizens Bank.

The reserve champion sheep was shown by Grant Allman and sold for $3,250. Nitro, Top Dog, and Citizens Bank were the buyers.

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