Selling Sven: 'You have to make a certain amount of money'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Beth Patt is in her 9th year of 4H, and like the other kids raising market animals, she spent Friday preparing for the livestock auction.

Raising her steer Sven was a yearlong process.

Throughout the year, she has solicited buyers who may be interested in buying her steer.

"Pretty much everything depends on how well you sell," she said. "You have to make a certain amount of money to even break even, so if you don't get that much, you lost money and that whole process just kind of went to waste. So you know, it's a little stressful, but also a lot of fun."

Patt said Sven has to sell for at least $1.75 per pound for her to break even.

She placed second in her confirmation class, and her steer last year sold for $4.25 per pound.

She says all of the money will go towards her college education.

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