Rusty Gibbs, Director of Industry Relations, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-296-2305;
Casey Allison, Eastern Iowa Membership Coordinator, ICA, email@example.com, 641-691-3440
DES MOINES, IA - Records were broken at the 36th annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show, which raised over $294,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year’s event featured the highest selling auction. The money raised benefits the Ronald McDonald Houses of Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City. All of the houses are located near hospitals and provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association sponsor the annual steer show and auction, which was hosted by Governor Kim Reynolds on August 11, 2018 in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.
Since its inception in 1983, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has raised over $3.5 million for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. This year’s event included 25 steers, the Iowa youth that raised them, and celebrity show persons, including Governor Kim Reynolds, who competed for the title of “Judge’s Choice.” The official steer show judge for this year’s show was Chuck McCullough from Allerton, Iowa. The judge selected the steer “Chip,” shown by Jim Field, President, Ag and Turf, John Deere, for “Judges Choice,” overall grand champion honors. The Iowa County Beef Supporters sponsored the steer and Freddy’s Steakburgers of Iowa - Maurice Sinclair purchased the steer for $29,000. Additional support was added In Memory of Pat Donohoe by his Friends, Family and John Deere for $36,000. The market value of the steer was also donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa which brought the total to $66,504; this sale set a show record for the highest selling individual steer. Emma Sinclair of Williamsburg, Iowa raised the steer.
Governor’s steer #1: Dave Roberts, Robin Eyberg, Bill Eagan, Bill Hurley, Kevin O’Brien, Governor Kim Reynolds, and Tyler Pudenz.
The steer shown by Tate Manahl of Tate’s Army was selected by the crowd for the title of “People’s Choice.” The steer was sponsored and purchased by the Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust & Franklin County Supporters for $27,300. Steer owner was Kaylie Lundt of Rockwell, Iowa.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, earned the Showmanship Award from Jennifer Carrico, who served as the event’s Showmanship Judge. Naig’s steer, “Bugs,” was sponsored by the Friends of Floyd County. The steer was raised by Alec Staudt of Rockford, Iowa and was purchased by Friends of Floyd County for $17,000.
Emcees for the show were farm broadcasters Bob Quinn and Andy Peterson, WHO Radio, and Michelle Rook, WNAX Radio. A special guest appearance from Ronald McDonald kept the show lively.The auctioneers were Phil Schooley from Bloomfield, Will Epperly from Dunlap, and Jared Miller from Leon. Assisting the auctioneers catch bids in the ring are Chad Claussen of The Midwest Marketer; Mike Sorensen and Austin Brandt of Livestock Plus; and Jason Lekin from Tama Livestock Auction.
Judge’s Choice steer #15: Moe Sinclair, Jim Field, Emma Sinclair
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information, visit www.iabeef.org
About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 10,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.”
Editor’s Note: The following pages include information on steer show sponsors, steer owners,celebrities and buyers. Please review the list to find participants that your readers, viewers or listeners may know. Photos from the 2018 Governor's Charity Steer Show are available for download here.
Steer Show Judge: Chuck McCullough, Allerton, IA
Showmanship Judge: Jennifer Carrico, Redfield, IA
Bob Quinn, WHO Radio
Michelle Rook, WNAX
Andy Peterson, WHO & WMT Radio
Phil Schooley, Bloomfield Livestock
Will Epperly, Dunlap, IA
Jared Miller, Leon, IA
Ringmen: Chad Claussen, Midwest Marketer
Mike Sorensen, Livestock Plus
Jason Lekin, Tama Livestock Auction
Austin Brandt, Livestock Plus
Sponsor: Iowa Beef Industry Council & Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
Celebrity: Governor Kim Reynolds
Steer Name: Jet
Steer Owner: Tyler Pudenz, Story City, IA
Buyer: O’Brien Family McDonald’s, J & D Restaurants, Inc, and Hurley & Eagan CPA for $10,500; additional donations by Friends of Tyler Pudenz Family including Nick & Jenni Pudenz, Timothy &Phyllis Fevold, Jean Saveraid, Reliance State Bank, and United Animal Health for $4,100; additional donation by Tama Livestock Auction for $400; market value donation $1,404.
Sponsor: Crawford County Cattlemen & Nor-AM Storage including Sullivan Supply, Hogemeyer Seed-Kyle & Christy Schultz, Twisted Tail, Seaton Vet, Kiron Auto Body, Ryan Kunze, Goshorn Seed, Collison Embryo, Jepsen Repair, Wells Fargo, Hoffmann Agency, Jeremy & Danielle Creese, NutrientAg Solutions, Staley’s Food Service, Vetter Equipment, Cogdill Farm Supply, The Anderson’s, Denison Livestock, Wo’s Seed, Pat Corey, Gorman Family, Brad & Lisa Gross Rosburg Trucking, Hillside Grill & Steakhouse, Vogt Trucking, Ken & Rose Lally, Healy Construction,KRC Cattle- Craig & Kelly Miller, Lincoln Animal Hospital, Dunlap Livestock, Twin Valley Vet, QualityTruck, Edward Jones- Jeni Martens, Don & Nancy Healy, Smith Show Cattle, Kunze Trucking, Joel & Lessa Kuhlmann, Trevor & Tina Gress, Lee Kuhlmann, Moorhead Feed, Mittag Genetics, Staley ShowCattle, Titan Machinery, and Al Vary
Celebrity: Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
Steer Name: Captain
Steer Owner: Luke Staley, Charter Oak, IA
Buyer: Sioux County Businesses including Borchers Supply, Houlton Auction, LLC, Rivers Edge Bank, Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities, Rehder Farms, Inc, Rock River Feeders, Siouxland Machine, Inc,Van Regenmorter Farms, Winterfeld Feed & Transport, Community Oil Co, Porter Funeral Home,Chapman Farms, Hulshof Farms, Koopmans Concrete Co, and Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty & Auction Inc for $8,000; additional donation by Luke Staley Local Support for $500; additional donation by Adam Gregg for $500.
Sponsor: Davis County Beef Promoters
Celebrity: Dr. Mike Lewis, VP Cargill
Steer Name: Chance
Steer Owner: Alex Lynch, Bloomfield, IA
Buyer: Cargill Inc. for $15,000; additional donation by Lynch Boys Auction for $400; market value donation $1,499.
Sponsor: Mahaska County Cattlemen and Southern Iowa Merchants including Adam & Erica Antolik, Agriold-Collin, De Bruin, Allied Gas & Chemical Co, Bank Iowa, Bates Funeral Chapel, Boender Seeds, & Tammy Bradley, Browns Fit Shoe Store, Adam & Holly Brink, Clarahan Farms, Clow Valve Co, Curtis & Jim Williams Trucking, Crown A Feeders, Dayton Meat Products, Doule C Stock Farm, DuraCrop Seed, Edward Jones- Brett Morris, Falvey Lumber & Hardware, Farm Credit Services of America, Farmers Cooperative Assoc, Ferguson Angus, Garden & Assoc, LTD, Garvers Animal Health Center, Jon & Tami Goemaat, Graham Angus Farm, Griffin Shorthairs, H & S Feed & Country Store,Tim & Shawna Hol, Hoover Angus Farm, Hoy Welding, Keoco Livestock Auction, KIIC Radio, KrugerSeed Co- Dennis Antolik, Langkamp Funeral Chapel, Lappin Tire, Leading Edge Crop Solutions, Mahaska Drug Inc, Mahaska Health Partnership, Mahaska Veterinary Clinic, Mahaska Co Cattlemen’s Assoc, Mahaska Co Farm Bureau Agents, Mahaska Channel Seed Salesman, McGriff’s of New Sharon& Fremont, Midwest One Bank, L.E. & Sherrie Moore, Bradley & Ashley Warren, Mark & Janine Moore, Megan Eichmiller, Murphy Auction Co, New Sharon Chiropractic PC, Ozinga Feed Service, Precision Seed Services LLC, Brandon & Rebecca Rozenboom, Justin & Becky Rozenboom, Craig & Carolyn Rozenboom, Scott Land Genetics, Rob & Stacy Scott, SGS of North America, Schermer Angus Cattle, State Bank of Bussey, State Farm Insurance- Wyndell Campbell, Success Bank Crop Insurance, Sully Community Locker, Swims Sports & Awards, Joe & Linda Taylor, Tru Bank, and Velhuizen Cattle Co.
Celebrity: Holly Brink, Candidate Representative District 20
Steer Name: Moo Moo
Steer Owner: Taylor Rozenboom, Bussey, IA
Buyer: Jeremy and Jill Buekema for $3,500; additional donation by Iowa Livestock Market Association for $2,000; additional donation by Mahaska County Cattlemen’s Association for $2,600.
Sponsor: Central Iowa County Farm Bureaus including Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton,Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story and Webster
Celebrity: Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau President
Steer Name: Century Strong
Steer Owner: Caroline Ehn, Webster City, IA
Buyer: James Oil Company for $5,500; additional support by Iowa Farm Bureau for $3,000.
Sponsor: Des Moines Area Community College
Celebrity: Rob Denson, President, DMACC
Steer Name: Top Chef
Steer Owner: Emily Washington, Elkhart, IA
Buyer: James Oil Company and DMACC Agribusiness Farm for $9,000; additional donation from Jim & Denise Higgins Machinery Sales for $500.
Sponsor: Dee Zee Mfg. (The Quality Truck Accessory People)
Celebrity: Leslie Prixdeau, Director of UNI Alumni Association
Steer Name: Apollo
Steer Owner: Dawson Minor, Bondurant, IA
Buyer: Shivers Family & Dee Zee Manufacturing including DMB Supply, Kuntz Electroplating, Empire Resources, O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, State Steel, Westrock, Superior Extrusion Inc, Pioneer Strategic Sourcing, Tasler, Ryadon, Eberhard Mfg- Ohio, Peerless, Jeff Bender, Packaging Solutions and Carlson Systems for $15,500; market value donation $1,439.
Sponsor: Iowa Bankers Association
Celebrity: Mike Pearson, Co-Host of the Ag News Daily Podcast a Founder of the Global Ag Network
Steer Name: The Banker Beast
Steer Owner: KJ McCrea, Eddyville, IA
Buyer: Northwest Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association including Cherokee, Lyon, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux and Woodbury for $3,500; additional donation by Knupp Farms $1,000.
Sponsor: Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald House Charities
Celebrity: Katie Cedar
Steer Name: Thanks a Million
Steer Owner: Rory McClellan, Armstrong, IA
Buyer: Cookies BBQ & Speed’s Golf Cars for $5,000; additional donation by Friends of Rory McClellan including Umbarger Feed, Emmet County Cattlemen, Central States Agency, Stateline Coop Armstrong, Bank Midwest Armstrong, Northstar Bank - Estherville & Armstrong, and Wilson Insurance - Huxley & Armstrong for $1,800.
Sponsor: McDonald’s Restaurants of Eastern Iowa
Celebrity: Patrick McNamara, MD, Director of the Division of Neonatology
Steer Name: Quarter Pounder
Steer Owner: Grant Garman, Keota, IA
Buyer: O’Brien Family McDonald’s for $10,000; additional local support from Jodie Beinhart, Dale & Debra Ford, Dustin & Barbara Ford, Vittetoe Inc., Rob Bohnsack, and Arthur & Shari Sweeting for $1,250.
Sponsor: McDonald’s Restaurants of Mid-Iowa
Celebrity: Dr. Steve Stephenson, President/COO Blank Children’s Hospital
Steer Name: Big Mac
Steer Owner: Nicholas Carlson, New Hartford, IA
Buyer: Hy-Vee Food Stores for $3,000; additional donation by Friends of Carlson Kids including Butler County Cattlemen, Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc, Albion Go-Getters 4-H Club, Highview Animal Hospital, Sinclair Elevator Co, Harken Lumber Co, and A-P Appliance for $2,045; market value donation $1,461.
Sponsor: McDonald’s Restaurants of Northwest Iowa
Celebrity: Jenna Kool, Miss Rodeo Iowa 2018
Steer Name: McMuffin
Steer Owner: Quinn Byker, Sioux Center, IA
Buyer: Curran Cattle Co $2,500.
Sponsor: Friends of Floyd County
Celebrity: Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Steer Name: Bugs
Steer Owner: Alec Staudt, Rockford, IA
Buyer: Friends of Floyd County including Russell Staudt Memorial, CUSB Bank, Country Side Construction, Diversified Fastening System, Floyd County Ag, Floyd County Cattlemen, Les & Amy Staudt, McSoifers, Mike Molstead Motors, Stewart Realty, AMR-Dawn Staudt, Dight Trucking, Inc, Farm Credit Services of America, Galen & Char Greenzweig Family, Jim & Dene Lundberg, Lyle & Dawn Staudt, Mike & Jaime Naig Family, Terry & Becky Meyer, Brad & Trisha Hemesath, CC Volunteer Fire, Rob & Jen Schmitt Family, Tim & Laura Paplow Family, Charles City Animal Clinic, Chuck & Angie Staudt Family, Elma Locker, Greene Veterinary Clinic, Matt & Tine Hoeft Family, Willert Agri Sales, Lee’s Mowing & Landscaping, 218 Fuel Express, Bjelica Family, Bret & Ann Spurgin, Brian & Beverly Bahlmann, Brian & Vicky Tiedeman, C&T Cattle, Cambrex, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Central Park Dentistry, Craig & Lisa Anderson Family, Curtis Christopherson, Dan & Allison Staudt Family, Dave & Sheryel Wetherell, Dave & Wendy Wandro, Farm Bureau Financial - Jay Jung, First Citizens Bank, Hillegas Flooring, LLC, Home Town Security LLC, Hy-Vee, Iowa Cattlem marketing Coop, Jeff & Kerry Crooks, Joe & Sue Paulus, Joe & Lori Nettleton Family, JOrgensen Farms, Krus Angus Farms, L&J Industries, McRoberts Red Power, Mike & Angie Ruzicka, Mike & Brittany Paulus, Mitchell Family Show Cattle, MT Farms, Nixt Family Farms, Osage Co-op Elevator, Pete & Wanda Gruis, R & S Mowing, Rick & Darlene Rex - Triple R Farms, Rod & Amy Frascht Family, Rod Hinz Kibble Equipment, Rod, Melissa, Tynlee & Ellie Merriss, Ross’s Guns & Ammo, Ruzicka Show Cattle, Schwarck Seed, Scott & Jen Kipp, Slinger Chiropractic Clinic, State Bank, Swartzrock Imp., Terr & Tammy Wicks Family, Theisen’s, Tom & Jen Wohlers, Tony & Kim Scott, Travis Thomas, Troy & Dara Jaeger Family, Valero, Viafield, Bill & Val Biwer, Brad & Sam Ritter, Dave & Norm Creighton, Elaine Poppinga, Gary & Sandy Quade, Louis & Theresa Jirak, Jack & Virginia Ruzicka, Land & Ann Lasher, Muir Embroidery, Mark & Max Forsyth, and Dennis & Lisa Sonberg for $17,000.
Sponsor: Monroe County Cattlemen and Supporters including Shelquist Sales/Precision Seed Services, Bachman Farms, Patty Judge, Quality Ag Service Inc., Ramsey Grinding, Relco, Curt & Kaylene Peterson Family, First Iowa State Bank, Monroe County Farm Bureau, Ozinga Feed Service, People’s State Bank, Reed Excavation, Smith Fertilizer & Grain, Mike’s Tire, Adams A/B Company, Albia Animal Clinic, Albia Motor, Ammons Farms-Paul Ammons Family, Beary Farms, Brian & Gina Crall Family, Cason Pride & Joy Simmentals, Chiropractic Health Center, Crawford Insurance, Dan & Jill Yule Family, Dyson Trucking-Don & Norma Dyson, Feehans Pub, G & P Insurance, Garver’s Animal Health Center, Goff & Nash, Greiner Implement Co., Hawkeye Farm Management, Henderson Cattle Inc.-Bob, Patty, Aaron, Andy & Adam, Hindman Show Lambs, Huber Farms, Jim & Connie Keller, Joe & Barb Crall Family, Joe & Kris Knowles, Jordan & Stephanie Haywood Family, Kevin & Angela Wilson Family, Kevin & Wendy Dyson, Kirksville Livestock, Kness Manufacturing Company, Lathrop Farms, Mark & Karen McCarty Family, Mike & Jane Knowles Family, Milton & Christine Wilson Family, Monroe Care Center, Moravia Hardwoods, Russell Livestock Market, Southern Iowa Oil, Steve & Karla Heffron Family, Stocker Farms, Tim & Cindy Kaldenberg Family, Tony & Kellie Sinclair Family, Tracy & Renee Howell, Yarkosky Farms-Ed & Amanda Yarkosky Family, Mark, Lisa & John Shepard, Appanoose County Livestock, Bogie’s Steakhouse, Bryan & Amber Reed Family, Conley Spray Foam, Donnie Conway, HMH Storage-Mike & Heather Flahive, Jim & Lori Keller Family, John Knowles Cattle, JTF Farms-Jerry & Tonya Findley, Kaster Fencing, Mark Jacobs, Reck Brothers-Advantage Genetics Sale, Ross & Phyllis Rekemeyer, Schofield Lawn Care, Wilkin Livestock- Lary & Sharon Wilkin, Carolyn & Josey Ryan, Kenny & Helen Shepard Family, Bert Currie, Jerry & Shelly Schaper, Lawless Farms, Ruepke Farms, Ajinomoto Heartland, Beaumont Specialty Products, Bettis Construction, Centerville Produce, Central States Cattle, Double D Repair, Edward Jones, Falvey Lumber, Herbold Equipment, Indian Hills Inn, Jeff & Julie Major, Jim & Charlies Affiliated Foods, KIIC thunder Country, Knoxville Regional Livestock Market, Legrand, Murphy Auction Service, Pioneer Seed Corn-John Crall Family, Restoration Dental Care, Robert Stoner Family, Scieszinksi Construction, Steve & Lori Rockwell, TBC Insurance, and Zero Connect
Celebrity: Joe Milledge, Owner, KIIC Thunder Country
Steer Name: ThunderStruck
Steer Owner: Brayton Striegel, Moravia, IA
Buyer: Monroe County Cattlemen & Supporters for $5,500; additional donation by Vanden Berg Family Greenhouse - Russ & Becky Vanden Berg for $550; market value donation $1,393.
Sponsor: Iowa County Beef Promoters
Celebrity: Jim Field, President, Ag & Turf, John Deere
Steer Name: Chip
Steer Owner: Emma Sinclair, Williamsburg, IA
Buyer: Freddy’s Steakburgers of Iowa - Maurice Sinclair for $29,000; additional donation In Memory of Pat Donohoe by his Friends, Family and John Deere including Tony & Sheila Thelen, David & Lori Gilmore, Cory & Heather Reed, Dennis & Leeann Docherty, John Lagemann, Deere Employees Credit Union, R & R Realty Group Foundation, Will & Renee Moon, Thomas Spitzfaden, and Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Assoc for $36,000; market value donation $1,504.
Sponsor: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust & Franklin County Supporters
Celebrity: Tate Manahl, Tate’s Army
Steer Name: Teddy
Steer Owner: Kaylie Lundt, Rockwell, IA
Buyer: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust and Franklin Co Supporters including Franklin County Cattleman, FMC, Double Fantasy Farms, Bret Anderson, Larry Pals Family, Rodney Peters Family, Howie Equipment, Jeff & Christa Weirda, Franklin Farm Bureau, Cent Credit Union, Fred & Chris Lundt, United Bank & Trust, Cady Law Firm, Cartersville Elevator, Weaver Farms, Brassfarms, Franklin Grassland, Hess Seed, Jake Watters Fencing, Bob’s Feed and Seed, Jaspersen Insurance, Sheffield Vet Clinic, Five Star Cooperative, Hefty Seed, Sukup Manufacturing, Marsh Finch, Dustin Price- Farm Bureau, Phil & Alice Dougherty, Brian & Stephanie Crosser, Harry & Pam Shannon, Lynette, Arnie Anderson, Muhlenbruch Insurance, Tyler Muhlenbruch- Beck Seed, Matt Abbas, Mark Devries, Jeremy Arends, Randy Fisher, Kyle Rice, Bob Shannon, Jim & Diane Blood, John Wibholm, John Sunken, Farm Credit Webster City, Neala Fish, Jim & Cook Brown, Russell & Molly Allen, Phil Oplad, Bob Trager, Jerry Butt, Lemar Industries, Central Park Dentistry, Behr Auction Service, Twin State/ Liquid Grow, Kabricks Distributing, Sarah Lundt Photography, Dan & Shelia Adams, Richard Halsne, Roger Witte Family, Jason & Jill Kreimeyer, Blake & Danielle Pommerhn, Ross & Micah Hanig, Grant & Cheyene Petersen, Jack & Cyndi Morton, Todd & Sara Shreckengost, Bob & Kate Shreckengost, Ben Neal, Tim & Tracy Shreckengost, Shelley Sheppard, Dan & Jammie Stanbrough, Mike & Sue Shannon, Robert & Katie Shannon, Tom Staudt, Chris Ohlert, Tyler Heilskov, Josh & Chelsea Wiseman, Darrin & Erin Suntken Family, Jason & Amanda Dick, Jo & Carrie Shannon, Terry & Kathy Nierengarten, Jake & Jenny Hjelle, Marty & Nancy Hjelle, Blair Hanig, Maci Sturges, and Shirley Olsen for $27,300.
Sponsor: Iowa Hereford Breeders Association
Celebrity: Kaylee Tremel, Miss Teen Rodeo Iowa
Steer Name: Famous Amos
Steer Owner: Kennedy Rife, Columbus Junction, IA
Buyer: Friends, Family and Local Donors of Kennedy Rife, Iowa Hereford Breeders, and a special thanks to Weeping Fox Ranch, for $11,500.
Sponsor: Benton County Cattlemen & Local Supporters including BEIFF Commodities, Koopman Hay and Forage, LG Seeds - Matt Yates & Trent Kuhn, Linn Coop, Coots Materials, Newhall Feed Service, US-Bank Vinton, Newhall Locker, John & Ellen Olson, North Tama Vet Clinic, Wilson Hite Insurance, Tama Benton Coop, Bob Hanson/Brian Carlson Pioneer Seed, TJ-Gas, Richard Siek, Hot Slat, George & Theresa Ludeking, and Farmers Savings Bank
Celebrity: Dr. Joe Colletti, ISU Interim Dean of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Steer Name: Ku jo
Steer Owner: Josh Wiley, Walker, IA
Buyer: Benton County Cattlemen and Local Supporters including Koopman Hay & Forage, LG Seeds, Linn Coop - Newhall, US Bank - Vinton, QLF Feeds, Coots Materials, Newhall Feed Service, BEIFF Commodities, John & Ellen Olson, Newhall Locker, and North Tama Vet Clinic for $5,000.
Sponsor: Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Celebrity: Duane Aistrope, President, Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Steer Name: Blue
Steer Owner: Keaton Kralik, Creston, IA
Buyer: Morris Brothers Cattle for $2,250; additional donation by ABS Representatives Patrick & Donna Ruth for $450.
Sponsor: Johnson County Cattlemen, Iowa City Ready Mix, Sundown Fireworks, Hills Bank & Trust Co., Agri Way Partners, Stutsman Inc., Riverside Grain & Feed, FarmHer
Celebrity: Lexi Marek, FarmHer
Steer Name: Fergie
Steer Owner: Kelly Marshek, Iowa City, IA
Buyer: Knupp Farms for $2,500; additional donations by Johnson County Cattlemen, Iowa City Ready Mix, Sundown Fireworks, Joe & Jacki Townsend, Hills Bank & Trust Co, Agri Way Partners, Stutsmans Inc, Riverside Grain & Feed, Ruzicka’s Meat Processing, Kendall Seeds, Sinclair Tractor, Terra Ag Products, Marshek Families, West Branch Animal Clinic, Steve Downers, Robert & Donna Marshek, Dan Downes, Rogers Construction, Brad & Sally Fisher, Dale Schnoebelen, and Downes Families for $3,700.
Sponsor: Jackson County Cattlemen and Friends of Jackson County
Celebrity: Gary Dolphin, “The Voice of the Hawkeyes” Iowa Hawkeyes Radio Broadcaster
Steer Name: Watt
Steer Owner: Kinnick Paulsen, Preston, IA
Buyer: Friends of Jackson County Cattlemen including Mineral Creek Cattle, Citizens 1st Bank, Bisinger Farms, JA Cattle, Wilson Cattle, Highway 64 Auctions, Franzen Family Tractors, Friends of Jackson Co, Johnson Family Farms, and County Line Ag for $3,000.
Sponsor: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association & ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
Celebrity: Congressman David Young
Steer Name: Cyclone
Steer Owner: Ally Bedwell, New Virginia, IA
Buyer: O’Brien Family McDonald’s for $3,000.
Sponsor: Beck’s Hybrids
Celebrity: Brent Metcalf, Current ISU Wrestling Asst. Coach & 2x NCAA Wrestling Champ
Steer Name: Big Mack Attack
Steer Owner: Arianna Frerk, Paulina, IA
Buyer: Beck’s Hybrids Employees and Customers for $3,000.
Sponsor: District 20 Cattlemen’s Associations
Celebrity: Delaney Howell, Market to Market
Steer Name: Ozzie
Steer Owner: Gavin Hunt, Columbus Junction, IA
Buyer: District 20 Cattlemen’s Association & Supporters including Rosemary Hammes, Hinshaw Trailers, Hickenbottom Inc, Dan & Chris Delaney, Bill & Zoe Moritz, Donna Greiner, Pilot Grove Bank, Western Union, Richland Gass & Goodies, Agri Plastics, Michael Schleicher, Dorian Attwood, Vice Transmission & Auto, Graber Services, LTd, Garmers Coop/Vision Ag, Kayser Soil Service, Fairfield McDonalds, Fairfield Vet Clinic, Pat & Tracy Hammes, Shawn McCarty, Loriann’s Restaurant, Dennis Hinshaw, JWV Pork, Green Valley Seed, Kelly Show Cattle, Winfield Builder’s Supply, Miller Farms, Gary Anderson Insurance, S.E. Iowa Livestock and Pet, Wishing Well Angus, CML, Loonan Stock Farm, Wiele Motor Company, Farm Credit Services, Randy Gipple, Henry County Cattlemen, T.C. Tiling, JD Walker, M.D. Orthopedics, Wright Farms, DMC Mutual, Sperry Union Store, Darbyshire Farms and Show Cattle, Dan Denney, Miller’s Plumbing & Heating, Sullivan Auctioneers, Jim Baier, Wellman Cattle Company, Lee County Vet Care, Beck’s Hybrids, JJ Nichting, Moore Seed & Service, Boonies Bar & Grill, Libertyville Savings Bank, Sinclair Tractor - Houghton, Tractor Supply Company, Farmers Elevator & Exchange, Sam Smith Family Farm, A3B Livestock, Heater Farms, Schlutz Enterprises, Tom Bonnichsen, Dale & Dana Howell, Mincer Ford, Sinclair Tractor - Muscatine, Bieri Grain, CJ Tire & Service, Roger & Susie Edwards, Chem Gro, Big River Resources, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Mediapolis Savings Bank, Tan Tara Trucking, Kent Feeds, Eric & Kelli Totemeier, Buffington Farm, Hayes Cattle Company, Kisling Custom Cattle Working, Van Buren County Cattlemen, Jim Howell, Farrier Tech Services, Mary Boysen, Greg Soy, Michael & Dale Pretz, Da Es Ro Farms, SS Rentals LLC, Brand Anderson, Green Top Stables, Harlan Hayes, Jim & Susan Trader, Chris & Sharon Robison, and Bryan & Sheila Keltner for $18,000.
Sponsor: Channel Seeds
Celebrity: Ray “Bubba” Sorenson, Freedom Rock Artist & Candidate for Iowa House Dist. 20
Steer Name: Bear
Steer Owner: Abbi Pfeifer, Russell, IA
Buyer: Garver’s Animal Health Center for $5,200, market value donation $1,481