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Goliad County Fair brings in record amount
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Mar 19, 2014 | 52 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Miss Goliad Sami Garcia and her court make their way around the Courthouse Square during Saturday’s Goliad County Fair parade.
Miss Goliad Sami Garcia and her court make their way around the Courthouse Square during Saturday’s Goliad County Fair parade.
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GOLIAD – The 2014 Goliad County Fair and Rodeo was a record-breaker.

According to Goliad County Extension Agent Brian Yanta, last week’s event is expected to bring in approximately $750,000 after all the receipts are counted.

Yanta said the “Sale of Champions” junior livestock auction brought in a record $254,000 and the commercial heifer auction totaled $200,000.

“Our average per head in the commercial heifer auction was $3,400,” Yanta said. “Last year was the record at a $2,300 average. We had more cattle and they brought in more money.”

Exhibitor participation was up this year.

“All the numbers were up on the livestock end,” Yanta said. “We had more sheep, steers, goats, pigs. Quality was really good this year. It was all in all, a very successful fair.”

See photos of the Grand Champion winners on Page 17A.

The Advance-Guard will publish a special Goliad County Fair and Rodeo special section with results and photos on April 2.
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