AMERICAN ROYAL LIVESTOCK AUCTION BREAKS RECORDS
Oct. 29, 2013
Source: American Royal Association news release
American Royal supporters rewarded youth exhibitors with record-breaking prices for championship animals at the association's annual Junior Premium Livestock Auction (JPLA) on October 27. Records were broken in four categories.
The Grand Champion Market Steer was purchased for $170,000 by Neal and Jeanne Patterson with the Cerner Corporation. The Reserve Grand Champion Steer brought $56,000 from the high bidder, the Kemper Foundation and UMB Financial Corporation.
The Grand Champion Market Hog brought $40,000 from a group including Dana Foote, David Fowler, Steve Frye, KPMG LLP, Brant Laue, Laue Ranch, Greg & Liz Maday, John & Kate Mitchell, Rick Norden, Cynthia P. Savage, Brad Sprong, Charlie & Tracy Tetrick, Chandler & Tim Thayer.
The Grand Champion Market Lamb brought a breath-taking $60,000 from the high bid of Bryan and Nancy Beaver, Flat Tail Ranch.
American Royal supporters attended to bid on winning animals from all categories to continue the tradition of "Supporting Youth and Education since 1899." A portion of each sale was contributed to education and scholarships.
"The proceeds of this event directly benefit the wonderful young people who are focused on our country's backbone - Agriculture. We thank the supporters at our auction that purchased, at premium prices, livestock with a sales value of over $525,000.
This is outstanding support from our community for these youth exhibitors. The youth who dedicate their lives to agriculture and who benefit from this auction deserve to be recognized with the support of our Greater Kansas City Community," says Cynthia Pistilli Savage, Chairman of the 2013 American Royal.
In an additional act of generosity, the exhibitors of the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Steers both donated 10% of their sale price back to the Stanley E. Stout Scholarship Fund. Stanley was an icon in the livestock world and a long-time supporter of the American Royal.
A total of 66 head of livestock were sold, including 24 steers, 25 hogs, 15 lambs, and 2 goats. The results for Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions were as follows:
Grand Champion Market Steer
Exhibitor: Alex Alliger, Gowrie, IA
Sale Price: $170,000
Buyer(s): Neal & Jeanne Patterson
Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer
Exhibitor: A. J. Line, Seaton, IL
Sale Price: $56,000
Buyer(s): Kemper Foundation, UMB Financial Corp.
Grand Champion Market Hog
Exhibitor: Jacinda Thompson, Patoka, IN
Sale Price: $40,000
Buyer(s): Dana Foote, David Fowler, Steve Frye, KPMG LLP, Brant Laue, Laue Ranch, Greg & Liz Maday, John & Kate Mitchell, Rick Norden, Cynthia P. Savage, Brad Sprong, Charlie & Tracy Tetrick, Chandler & Tim Thayer
Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog
Exhibitor: Charles Colvin, Russellville, IN
Sale Price: $10,000
Buyer(s): John McDonald, Boulevard Brewery
Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibitor: Hunter Gerths, Albia, IA
Sale Price: $60,000
Buyer(s): Bryan & Nancy Beaver
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibitor: Shaylyn Price, Edgewood, NM
Sale Price: $9,000
Buyer: Saddle & Sirloin
Grand Champion Market Goat
Exhibitor: Skyler Scotten, Nevada, MO
Sale Price: $6,000
Buyer: Brant Laue, Cynthia P. Savage
Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat
Exhibitor: Cooper Bounds, Taneytown, MD
Sale Price: $4,100
Buyer: K-State Family Fund
The American Royal thanks everyone who attended and was involved with this event that truly reflects the mission of the American Royal of supporting youth and education.