The National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Steer Sets a New Record
- The Grand Champion Steer weighing 1,339 pounds sold for an all-time high of $150,000 to Ames Construction Company. The steer was shown by 17-year-old Kutter Bland. Kutter attends Idalou High School in Slanton, TX, and one day wants to attend Texas Tech to become a petroleum engineer.
- Junior exhibitor, Kassidy Bremer, showed her 1,369-pound Reserve Grand Champion Steer. The buyer, Stevinson Automotive, Kent Stevinson, purchased the animal for $90,000, which is the second-highest sale amount for a Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Kassidy is 18-years old and plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study Embryology.
- Junior exhibitor and former Champion, Mikala Grady, returned and sold the Grand Champion Hog weighing 267 pounds for $70,000 to Transwest Trucks – besting the previous record by $30,000. Mikala is no stranger to the auction ring, as she was the 2017 exhibitor for both the Reserve Grand Champion Steer and the Reserve Grand Champion Hog.
- The 269-pound Reserve Champion Hog, “Hammer,” was sold to Pete Coors & Family for $34,000. The hog was shown by Sterling Boyles from Canyon, TX. This was the 12-year-old’s first time showing at the National Western Stock Show.
- The Grand Champion Lamb, shown by 17-year-old Lydia Stryka of Yukon, OK, was sold for $40,000 to Brannan Sand & Gravel. Lydia plans to attend Oklahoma State University.
- CoBiz, now part of BOK Financial, purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb for a new record of $36,000. The lamb was shown by 17-year-old junior exhibitor, Carlye Winfrey from Seminole, TX. Carlye will soon attend Texas Tech where she plans to study Agricultural Communications.
- 14-year-old, Hayden Schroeder sold his Grand Champion Goat for $35,000 to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Hayden is from Zepher, TX, and he attends Early Texas Middle School.
- The Reserve Grand Champion Goat named Goose sold for $25,000 to the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. “Goose” was shown by 13-year-old Turner Matkin. Turner’s favorite experience in the show ring is shaking the judges hand.
About the National Western Stock Show
Established in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agricultural-related fields of study. Its mission is to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier stock show, equestrian competitions and center for year-round events. The 16-day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, family and educational shows plus Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit nationalwestern.com.