Beef is big business at the Texas State Fair. The Grand Champion Steer was shown by 10 year old Saige Martin and brought $110,000 at the Sale of Champions. The buyer was III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas and CEO John Hartkey.
The 1,390-pound steer was named Corn Dog. Last year, Martin’s brother had the Texas grand champion steer.
At the Illinois State Fair Governor’s Sale of Champions in 2012, Seaton teen A.J. Line’s Grand Champion steer brought $52,000.