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Steer sold for $30,000 at governor's auction

Price beats last year's winning bid

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - The grand champion steer at the State Fair's governor's auction is sold for a tidy sum of $30,000.

The 1,300-pound steer was purchased by Kenosha Beef/Birchwood Foods Wednesday night. The steer's owner, 19-year-old Dan Spoerlein, says he bought Chuck "The Hooch" Taylor in 2012 and had an inkling the steer would be a winner.

Livestock judge Mark Hoge said Chuck had what it takes to be a champion. He said the steer is like a middle linebacker with a splash of supermodel.

The Journal Sentinel reported the $30,000 price tag topped last year's winning bid by $2,500.

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