1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Top Dollar Livestock
The top-selling hog is a Duroc named "Glacier" that sold for $42,500 at the 1979 Southwestern Duroc Congress where he was named Grand Champion of the show. Born on the Russ Baize farm, Stamford, Tex., Glacier was bought by Meinhart Farms, Inc., Hudson, Iowa. A Duroc representative says that Glacier fit the Štype' of hog sought after at that time ¨ tall, long, lean and with a loose muscle pattern ¨ a trend that has since changed.
"High Voltage", an Angus Bull owned by Jeff Bricker, Bear Creek Angus Rance, Cameron, Montana, along with two other ranchers, recently sold for $1,500,000. The 1983 National Western Stock Show Grand Champion has a long line-up of offspring champions and was sold to Leatherstocking Farm in Easton, N.Y. Bricker indicates that the new owner won't begin selling High Voltage semen until 1985.
The highest-selling ram at a public auction was "Vegas", a registered Suffolk. Owned by Mike Nelsh, Dundee, Ohio, half interest in the ram was purchased by four other Suffolk breeders for $45,000. The five owners used Vegas ¨ the 1979 Supreme Champion at the North American Livestock Show ¨ to build up their flocks.
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