Houston Livestock Show auctions set six new records

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

HOUSTON – There were no signs of a troubled economy at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show auctions.

Six of the junior auction Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion sales were record-breakers:

Grand Champion Barrow: $178,000

Reserve Grand Champion Barrow: $121,000

Grand Champion Goat: $155,000

Grand Champion Lamb: $210,000

Grand Champion Work of Art: $206,000

Reserve Grand Champion Work of Art: $175,000

The Grand Champion Steer was auctioned on the floor of Reliant Stadium Friday night. It went for $460,000.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Champion Wine Auction brought in $1,411,500. They set a record price of $211,000 for the Grand Champion Best of Show and a record $160,000 for the Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show. 

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