Mercer County teen shows Grand Champion steer

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A steer shown by a 16-year-old was chosen as the Grand Champion at this year’s Illinois State Fair.

A.J. Line showed his crossbred steer at the Junior Steer Show at the fair Saturday, August 11, 2012. 

Line has been showing livestock for 11 years.  He is a member of the Mercer County FFA and the Kimel 4-H Club. 

Line’s steer will be sold at the Sale of Champions which begins Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.  Last year’s grand champion steer reportedly raised more than $51,000. 

Line says the money raised from the sale of his steer will go toward the steer he’ll show next year and toward college expenses. 

Line is from Seaton, Illinois. 

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