The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Aug. 11 raised $303,800 for Wisconsin’s junior show exhibitors in cattle, swine and sheep at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Of that total, $30,500 is returned to exhibitors in scholarship awards in addition to $15,000 which funds the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Exhibitor Showmanship, Knowledge Master Showman, and Reserve Champion Awards.
The grand champion steer, a 1,399-pound crossbred exhibited by Tori Crisp of Union Grove, netted the night’s highest bid of $47,500, cast by Kenosha Beef International.. The grand champion barrow crossbred hog exhibited by James Tibbits of Mineral Point saw a record-breaking bid from Beechwood Sales and Service of $16,000. The grand champion market lamb, exhibited by Wesley Berget of Mineral Point, sold for $12,000 thanks to the winning bid from Meijer Foods… Read Full Article | https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2021/08/11/grand-champion-steer-nets-47-500-governors-blue-ribbon-livestock-auction/8103495002/