Aldine 55th Annual FFA show displays animals, exhibits at Campbell Center

Matthew Guiterrez displays his Grand Champion Steer

ALDINE – The AISD Agriculture students and FFA put on their 55th Annual Livestock Show and Country Fair last week, with the animal sale on Friday night before a large crowd of buyers, family, and friends.

As well as a full audience, buyers were bidding robust prices for the animals, resulting in a total in sales for the evening of approximately $141,100, compared with only $112,600 the previous year. There were 59 lots sold, including animals, horticulture exhibits, and cakes. These figures are approximate, and do not include the “add-ons” that come after the bidding and are often significant additions to the totals. Proceeds of the sale go to the student exhibitors, for scholarships and animal costs.

The Grand Champion Steer sold for $111,250, compared with only $10,000 last year. The auctioneer was Ed Phillips, an Aldine alum, as were many buyers in the audience.