Grand steer nets $5,750 at Sheldon FFA Livestock Show
SHELDON – The wind may have made things cold, but buyers at the Sheldon Future Farmers of America Livestock Show warmed things up in what could be the largest show ever, according to officials.
The show was held last Saturday at the Agriculture barn on Old Highway US 90, the Beaumont Highway. Buyers were able to bid on a total of 35 animals and auction items. The auction netted more than $43,000 this year.
This year’s Grand Champion Steer, raised by C.E. King High School senior Jamari Davis, was sold for $5,750 to Stewart and Donna Henderson of DH Show Cattle.
Davis said his Grand Champion Steer’s name is Dynamite, is 14-months-old and weighed 1,206 pounds. He talked about raising Dynamite.
“It’s been real good. You have good times and bad times,” Davis said. “But I really love it. I like spending time with my animals. My favorite place is the barn.”
Davis said he plans to use the prize money to attend Texas A&M University and major in veterinary science.
Aside from having the Grand Champion Steer in this year’s show, Davis also had the Grand Champion Pig, Coco. Turner Chevrolet outbid everyone to win the pig for $2,000.