Mufasa, a 1,329-pound European crossbred steer shown by Ben Bezner of Texline, sold for $200,000 during the Sale of Champions.
The steer was purchased by Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Properties during the annual sale of the best junior livestock at the Stock Show, which ended its 23-day run on Saturday.
Bezner said his money will be used to pay for college.
“It will either be Texas Tech or Texas A&M,” said Bezner, who plans to study ag business. “ It kind of goes back and forth every day.”
When Bezner’s was informed that Mufasa had actually been named grand champion, he said, “I was in shock.”
Saturday’s Sale of Champions featured 291 top steers, barrows, lambs and wether goats. They were among the more than 11,000 livestock shown by FFA or 4-H students at the Stock Show.
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