Fine Cattle Bring Fine Prices in County

Steaks from purebred cattle brought fancy prices at Fairwold yesterday. The grand champion steer, entered by Heyward Kirkland of Blaney, brought 55 cents a pound when it was auctioned off and purchased by the Dixie-Home Stores of Greenville. The Hereford above (at  right) weighted 950 pounds and brought the young owner a check for $522.50. Lois Dowey of Dentsville (at left)won the reserve championship with her Black Angus which was sold for 30 cents a pound to the Colonial Stores of Atlanta. Her check was for $223.50. The sale that followed the show that was held Monday and yesterday saw lively bidding for 140 fine blooded cattle which were sold for a total of $19,937.89. The overall average was 19.02 cents a pound. The 53 animals sold in the junior division by the FFA and 4-H boys and girls brought in $9,025.89. These being the young beeves, the average for this group was 23.18 cents a pound. The 87 fine cattle sold by the farmer group brought $10,912, or an average of 16.57 cents a pound. These being more mature cattle, the prices were slightly lower than those for the young beeves. (Photo by Munn, Sargeant studios.)

1945.04.25 - Fine Cattle Bring Fine Prices in County
April 25, 1945 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 10

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