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More than $500K netted in livestock sale Saturday

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Fairfield FFA member Logan Todd poses with his grand champion market steer and buyers NIP Ranch, who purchased the animal for $14,000 at Saturday's livestock sale.
Photo by Tim O'Malley

The weather cooperated this year for the annual livestock sale held Saturday for Freestone County youth and buyers who came to support them. Gross purchases totaled $385,425 with an additional $120,000 in add-ons for the event, bringing the days total to $505,425.

Logan Todd once again sold his grand champion market steer – weighing in at 1,317 pounds – to NIP Ranch for $14,500.

NIP Ranch is owned by Nadine and Ivy Phillips, of Fairfield. The ranch also purchased his steer last year for about the same price. Todd is a junior at Fairfield High School and a member of Fairfield FFA.


Buyers shell out more than $300K at sale

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Hallie Davidson (far right) sold her grand champion market steer Saturday for $11,500 to NIP Ranch, owned by Nadine (far left) and Ivy Phillips (center), of Fairfield. Davidson is a member of Fairfield 4-H. The steer weighed in at 1,323 pounds.

Photo by Kalyn Ethridge

Area businesses turned out to buy animals at the annual livestock sale Saturday with purchases totaling over $300,000. GDR Holdings was named the biggest buyer of the event and was awarded the Volume Buyer Buckle by sale committee members. The company's purchases totaled over $26,000 alone.
The Best In-County Steer buckle was given to Blake Looney, while Mallorie Simms received the Best Rate of Gain buckle.
Grand champion animal sales included:

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