Hundreds of animals are sold every year at the longstanding Fort Worth Stock Show.
"This is what these kids do," King-Sonnen says. "The system provides these young people with the money to go to college, while teaching them that killing the animal at the end of the day is part of the food chain and that they must accept this."
But what happens when a child gets too attached to the animal she raises?
"They have what's called a trail of tears at the end of the day."
Williams wept at the auction, although she had long known it would end like this.
At the time of the sale, she worried Oatmeal would be alone, and that he wouldn't have any friends, or maybe he would hurt himself boarding the trailer, the Star-Telegram reports.