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Downin auctions at Mississippi sale

April 25, 2006

Local auctioneer A. Jack Downin traveled to Raymond, Miss., recently to volunteer as the auctioneer at the Mississippi Bred Prospect Show Steer Sale.

The sale is hosted by Hind Community College, which converts fees paid by cattle owners, into $1,000 prizes for each of two youths who have won top honors in other shows.

Downin, who lived in Mississippi years ago, said that in the Mississippi Bred show, the top steer sold for $5,800. He said that in 53 lots, the average sale price was $2,356.

The cattle were sold to buyers from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.

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