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SA auction proceeds exceed $4 million
Old Chisholm Trail Drivers Queen Erin Aguirre and Trailride Committee Chairman TW Wheat bid on a lamb belonging to Buck Butler’s granddaughter during the 2012 San Antonio Livestock Exposition auction. The Trailride Committee was honored as a “Top Buyer” at the sale, spending more than $30,000 on exhibitors’ lamb, poultry, swine, and steer projects.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo officials are proud to report another phenomenal year for the annual event, according to a Feb. 26 stock show and rodeo press release. There were nine individual record-setting grounds attendance days that allowed patrons to enjoy all that makes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo “more than an 8 second ride!”
Both livestock and horse show exhibitor numbers grew from last year’s totals and the AT&T Center Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo and live entertainment attendance record was broken three times over the 18-day run.
Junior livestock auction sales remained strong as generous donors contributed to the continuing education of young exhibitors. The grand total for all junior livestock auctions set an all-time record of approximately $4 million.
The Western art auction also had a record-setting year with a grand total of more than $350,000 in sales that will be distributed in the form of scholarships awarded to the top 25 student artists.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is a volunteer organization of more than 5,000 volunteers, emphasizing agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.
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