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Live stock sale nets over $475,000
by Christina Rowland
Mar 27, 2013 | 1381 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A LOC student participating in the premium sale held at the fair grounds on Saturday, March 23.
A LOC student participating in the premium sale held at the fair grounds on Saturday, March 23.
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The Grand Champion Heifer was one of the 127 animals that sold at the premium sale on Saturday night.
The Grand Champion Heifer was one of the 127 animals that sold at the premium sale on Saturday night.
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The sale of of these animals earned dozens of students thousands of dollars in well earned scholarship money.
The sale of of these animals earned dozens of students thousands of dollars in well earned scholarship money.
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Students worked hard all week showing their goats, lambs, heifers, steers, rabbits and hogs hoping to fetch as much scholarship money as possible.
Students worked hard all week showing their goats, lambs, heifers, steers, rabbits and hogs hoping to fetch as much scholarship money as possible.
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LIVE OAK COUNTY – This year’s fair netted $478,949.75, according to fair board member Nelda Franke.

That is a preliminary number that is expected to go up be ad-ons are being accepted until April 6.

Though that may seem like a lot of money, Franke said it is $100,000 less than last year’s sale total of $596,000.

There were 127 animals in this year’s premium sale with none selling for record setting amounts.

There was a record setting sale in the Rosette baked goods. The rolls sold for more than $10,000 but that was the only record set this year.

Franke the number of people by the gate sales appeared to be close to the same.

For the premium sale Landry Keith sold her Grand Champion Steer for $20,000. Kate Jimerson sold her Grand Champion Hog for $12,000. Kyndall Gonzales sold her Grand Champion Goat for $20,000. Kyndal Kopplin sold her Grand Champion Lamb for $7,000 and Moses Escamilla sold his Grand Champion Rabbits for $4,500.

Other big winners were Bruce Williams with the Reserve Champion Steer; Christopher Valdez with the Reserve Champion Hog; Brittany Clifton with the Reserve Champion Lamb; Kary Humphrey, for the Reserve Champion Goat; and Vanessa Stewart for the Reserve Champion Rabbits.

See the Progress fair tab that comes out on April 24 for complete results and photos from this year’s fair.
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