Buyers pay top dollar at 2015 Houston Livestock Show

The Grand Champion Steer, Peaches, and the Reserve Champion Steer, Red Bull, caught buyers’ attention at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Market Steer Auction, Saturday, March 21.

James Alan Kent Development and J. Marcus Laney bought the Grand Champion Junior Market Steer from exhibitor Caitlen Hope Doskocil, 17, for $300,000. Kent said he hopes this money will help Caitlen pay for her education at Texas A&M University.

“We’ve come through life and done really well,” Kent said. “If kids aren’t educated, life can be hard on them nowadays.”

Kent, a contributor to the Show since 1979, said he believes in Texas youth, and hopes to continue supporting them for as long as he can.

Robert Clay – Schaefer Ranchwear, Narciso and Gregory Flores, Sally and Rigo Flores, and Mary Alice and Ed Lester – Stewart Title took the winning bid for Caeley Cody’s Reserve Champion Steer for $280,000. Clay and his wife, Emily, said they are happy to help tomorrow’s leaders achieve their dreams.

“The young leaders of Texas are going to be leaders of the world someday,” Emily said. “By supporting them, we can help give them a good education and then send them out into the world to represent what this organization has done for them.”

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed nearly $375 million to the youth of Texas. The 2015 Show runs through Sunday, March 22. For more information, visit and connect with RodeoHouston® online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr for all of the latest news. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Heritage Partners are NRG, Ford, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola, BP America and Mattress Firm.

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