ANITA — The Operation T-Bone, and Audubon celebration that was started to promote the beef industry in Audubon County and the state, wrapped up with a Fat Cattle Sale on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Anita Livestock Auction.
The sale brought in 450 head of fat cattle from 26 different consigners, including a special group of 10 cattle fed by 10 Audubon area feeders, and sponsored and paid for by 10 Audubon area businesses.
At the sale, the group of 10 T-Bone cattle weighed an average 1,479 pounds, and brought $11.50/hwt. They were sold to Greater Omaha.
Other packer buyers included Nebraska Beef, National Beef, Iowa Premium, Tyson and Cargill.
Other top sales were Dwayne and Dennis Bornholdt with 19 black steers, weighing 1,395 pounds each, selling or $113.75/hwt and and Gleason Farms, with 40 black steers, weighing 1,449 lbs. each, at $113.50/hwt.
Consignors this year were: Mike Albertsen, Andersen Farms, Ted Andersen, Dwayne and Dennis Bornholdt, Brian Bruch, Mike Bruch and Brett Eddy, Max DeWitt, Craig Eshelman, Eric Euken, Tom Fagen, Gleason Farms, Sam Grabill, Jim Grant, Aaron Gust, Bill Herrick, Paul Johnson, Mike McDermott, Brett Nissen, Howard Paulsen, Dean Raasch, Duane Sloth, Dave and Gary Sporrer, T-Bone, Gale VanAernam, Dan Weber and Steve Westfall.
A free hamburger feed followed the sale.