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14-Year-Old Boy’s Steer Sold at State Fair of Texas for $131K

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This year at the Youth Livestock Auction at the State Fair of Texas, 14-year-old Jagger Horn presented his steer named Clifford. The bidding began at $50,000 and ended a few minutes later at a whopping $131,000. Jagger plans on saving for college, and GuideLive notes, “Money raised in the auction helps promote youth education while preserving Texas’ western heritage.”

Clifford was bought by III Forks steakhouse, and this amount broke all previous records for the State Fair of Texas. The previous high record was set last year at $130,000 for RFD, a buttery color steer also sold to Dallas’ III Forks steakhouse. In fact, this particular steakhouse has a history of paying the highest prices for the best steer at the State Fair of Texas. According to GuideLive, they paid “$110,000 for Corndog in 2013 and $112,000 for Buzz in 2014.”

Another noteworthy aspect to this story is that the cows are not eaten. Even though most people would assume that these steer end up on a plate at the steakhouse, all of these winners now live on Harkey Ranch in Brady, TX.

In the video below presented by The Dallas Morning News, viewers can see the beautiful steer alongside a proud Jagger who just broke a big record.