Fort Worth’s Grand Champion Steer is Full Circle Family Moment for Elli Bezner

The steer sold for a whopping $340,000

One of the highlights of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the Junior Sale of Champions.

It was a full circle moment for Dalhart’s Elli Bezner as she led her Grand Champion European Cross Steer, Leadfoot, around the sale ring to bring in a grand total $340,000. Her father and cousin have also had Grand Champion Steers of their own in Fort Worth.

“The last three years of high school I’ve had really good steers that I thought had a chance to do good at Fort Worth and I’ve come up short both times. It makes you a little discouraged I guess, and then part of you, it makes you realize that maybe I’ll work harder and it’ll pay off in the end and it did,” Bezner said.

The sale in its entirety brought in over $8 million including $230,000 for Reserve Grand Champion Steer, $35,000 for Grand Champion Barrow and $100,000 for Grand Champion Lamb.

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