It’s the time when the youngsters make money, and their animals go to slaughter. The Governor’s Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair Tuesday night brought a record $62,000 for the grand champion steer, shown by Nelson England, 18, of Oneida, in Knox County.
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England is headed to Iowa State University to major in animal science and nutrition. He does admit to getting attached: “This one is easy to get attached to. He’s pretty good acting, and he had a pretty good career,” he said.