12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000
A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank.
Shaelye Varner of Morris, Illinois, showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Her steer then sold at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000.
The auction is where the person who made the highest offer becomes the new owner of the animal. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeKalb Asgrow combined to bid for Varner's steer.
The steer's name is Ted.
Shaelye says she's been showing animals since she was 5 years old. She plans to save her money and use it for a future career in livestock.
According to The State Journal-Register, Shaelye wore a huge smile Tuesday evening. She said that even though she knew her steer was good, she was surprised it was a Grand Champion worth $100,000.
I havent won this big of a show before, she said.