Governor's Charity Steer Show 2016

In 1983, the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association joined forces with Governor Terry Branstad and organized the Governor's Charity Steer Show (GCSS). At the Governor's request, the designated charity for the first-time event was the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. Houses are now located in Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City. These facilities house the family members of seriously ill children being treated in area hospitals.

Since its inception in 1983, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has generated over $2.7 million (equivalent to over 270,000 nights stays) in support of Iowa’s Ronald McDonald House chapters. During that same time, more than 34,000 Iowa families have been served. Additionally, another 8,000 families coming from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries have used the Iowa facilities.

This year's event will take place Saturday, August 13th, 2016 4:00 pm in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.

About the GCSS

Learn about the Ronald McDonald Houses and how the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen's Association worked together to make this a great event!

About GCSS

2016 Event Listing

2016 Event Program

2016 Results, Post Event

See who the buyers were for the 2016 Governor's Charity Steer Show.

2016 Press Release

2015 Photos

Visit the Governor's Charity Steer Show on Facebook or view our Flicker account.

2015 GCSS photos

If you are interested in more information, please contact the Iowa Beef Industry Council at 515-296-2305 or email Doug Bear. You can also 'like' the Governor's Charity Steer Show page on Facebook.