This year's cattle sales are doing well, but it's the horse sales that have pulled ahead to bring in the most money.
Ron Jefferies, Central States Fair General Manager, says they actually had to turn people away because there were 100 more applicants than they could handle.
Jefferies says with the overflow of applicants wanting to sell horses a committee screened the horses and only allowed the best of the best in the sale. And that selective process proved a success.
"We all were nervous with the drought about anybody wanting to pick up additional horses. But for the most part everything we brought through was good finished horses and that market was definitely strong. I mean it's the strongest we've had. It was over $1,000 over last year's average and last year was a good year," said Jefferies.
The sale lasted for two days and this week's sale brought in - on average – 62 hundred dollars a horse.