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Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show raises over $440,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa

The Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show set another record, raising more than $440,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. In 2021, cattle producers and local supporters raised $375,000, the most funds raised in the show’s history. In addition to breaking another show record, we surpassed $4.9 million raised since 1983. 

The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Office of the Governor of Iowa hosted the 40th Annual Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, Aug. 13. Brian McCulloh, of Viroqua, WI, judged this year’s steer entries and picked Steer 15 as Grand Champion. John Lawrence, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Vice President, led the steer, Blue. Brady Werner, of Williamsburg, owned Blue and was sponsored by the Iowa County Beef Supporters.

Grand Champion Showman honors went to Gary Slater, Iowa State Fair Chief Executive Officer, who showed alongside Paige Evans, of Ellsworth, IA and was sponsored by the Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald Houses Charities. This year’s showmanship judges were Nancy Degner and Mark Fischer, both of Ankeny, IA. 

The Community Hero Award, now in its second year, showcased a steer exhibitor’s efforts to raise non-monetary donations for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This individual not only collected pop tabs and non-perishable items, but also gained 172,000 likes and shares on social media, raising awareness for the show. The Community Hero Award went to Tucker Klima, of Walker, IA. Klima worked with Jamie Henderson, Eastern Iowa Ronald McDonald House, Board President, and was sponsored by the Eastern Iowa Ronald McDonald House and Quad Cities McDonald’s.

People’s Choice, a crowd favorite, required steer teams to cheer loudly for their respective celebrity and exhibitor. Steer 20, shown by Clarissa Chun, University of Iowa Women’s Head Wrestling Coach, and Tate Nelson, of Nichols, IA, received the loudest roar. They were sponsored by the Johnson County Cattlemen.

The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Office of the Governor of Iowa, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa thank the Iowa cattle producers and local supporters who back this event by paying it forward. Thank you to former Gov. Terry Branstad, who started this event in 1983 and Gov. Kim Reynolds, for her support of Iowa’s agriculture industry and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show Co-Chairs Tanner Lawton and Casey Anderson shared this about the event:

“It is hard to comprehend the impact $440,000 can have for Iowa families. This is a great achievement for every one of these teams. In the end, the compassion that all participants in this event show is what makes it so unique. The cattle industry is a tight knit group and we band together in a time of need.” 

Sponsor: Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association

Celebrity: Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa

Exhibitor: Maxwell Tiarks, of Underwood

Steer: Benny Total: $25,139.00

Buyer: J&D McDonald’s Restaurants, Inc. and Gov. Kim Reynolds Additional Donors: AMVC, Midline LLC, Midline Feed LLC, Farm Cooperative, Darrel and Kathleen Hay, Jeff Fitzsimmons, The Home Agency, Langel Trucking, Pierce Communications, Tiarks Farms, Farm Bureau Insurance, Shelby Vet Clinic, AgriVision Equipment, Umbarger Feeds, Dave Lyons Towing & Repair, Dana Martens, Rustic Cuts, Pheasant Ridge, Inc., Netzke Show Cattle, Golden Harvest Praxidyn, FSC, Farm Credit Services, DeKalb/Asgrow, Olsen Trucking, Underwood Farm Supply, Kent, Bartlett Grain, AMVC, Pivot Bio, Cheryln Wahlgren, and Katie Hall

Sponsor: Crawford County Cattlemen & Nor-AM Cold Storage

Celebrity: Adam Gregg, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa

Exhibitor: Tommy Fitzsimmons

Steer: Chrome

Total: $11,328.00

Buyers: Sioux County Businesses, including: Beyer Auction Realty, Borchers Supply, Chapman Farms, Community Oil Co., Hulshof Farms, Iowa State Bank, Kooima, Kooima & Varilek Trading, Koopmans Concrete Co., Tony & Terri Lauters, P&R Construction, Peoples Bank, Porter Funeral Home, Rehder Farms, River Edge Bank, Rock River Feeders, Sioux County Cattlemen’s, Siouxland Machine, Van Regenmorter Farms, Vermeer & Sons Farms, Winterfeld Feed & Transport, and Zomer Company Realty & Auction Additional Donors: Kaster Seed/Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Cogdill Farm Supply, Inc, Bracker Livestock, Joe & Jane Siegner Family, Hawley Insurance, Jon & Allisa Tiefenthaler, Donscheski Family, McCollough Cattle / Bunckhouse Labradores, Sullivan Supply, Kenny & Laurie Drees, Kock Publishing (The Observer/Millia Times), Butch Huebner, Van Wall Equipment, Sullivan Ranch, Pryor Show Cattle, Von Glan Cattle Co, Grandpa Fred Fitzsimmons, Grandpa Clair Otto, Fitzsimmons Simmental/Jeff & Barb Fitzsimmons, Meg & Matt Starman Family, Chris & Jes Felder Family, Jake Fitzsimmons, Nick & Ashley Fitzsimmons Family, Mitchell Fitzsimmons, Josh Elder, Travis Henningsen, Justin & Janet Freese, Diamond L Salers, Denison Merchants, Sundrup Transfer Inc/Rick & Erin Sundrup Family, 7 Dwarfs Dairy Goats, Henningsen Farms, Toyne Inc, Dr. John & Shell Greving Family, Pat Corey, Chris & Amy Loew Family, Staley Show Cattle, K Bar M Livestock/Kyle & Morgan Wadsworth, Wessel Cattle, Lemon Steinkuehler Family, Fouts Show Cattle, Jon & Julie Schaben, Will & Ally Epperly, Lapke Livestock, Troy Stanley Cattle Co, Hall & Melissa Kaub Family, Mike & Christy Welch, Dylan Kiepe, Brian & Erin Plagge Family, Pullen Farms, John & Lori Gruhn Family, Carlson Family, Lincoln Highway Animal Hospital, KCR Cattle Company, Koos Kattle Kompany/Circle J Livestock, Podey Chiropractic, Seaton Veterinary Clinic, Andersen Show Cattle, Joel Kuhlmann Family, Frazier Family, Westside State Bank, Brady Eischeid, Sieren Family, J&A Cattle, Denison Livestock, Huebner Funeral Home, Kimberly Reiter, Heather, Schall, Sarah Werkmeister-Villegas, and Dean Wernimont

Sponsor: Davis County Beef Promoters

Celebrity: Will Epperly, 2022 World Champion Auctioneer

Exhibitor: Max Taylor, of Bloomfield

Steer: Boomer Total: $5,080.00

Buyer: Sinclair Tractor

Additional Donors: Fawn Schooley, Bobby & Holly Fletcher, Patricia Thomas, and Danelle Howard

Sponsors: Mahaska County Cattlemen & Friends

Celebrity: Laurie Johns, ChopTalk Podcast Host

Exhibitor: Corban Ozinga, of Oskaloosa

Steer: Trevor Total: $13,400.00

Buyer: Jim & Karen Baker

Additional Donors: Justin & Becky Rozenboom, Leighton Processed Meats, Larry's Cathy Rounboom, Tim & Shauna Hol, Four Tee Farms Inc, Tom Furguson/Dejong-Ferguson Show Cattle, Ralph & Angie Loberecht, Veldhuizen Cattle Co, Adam & Erica Antolik, Wood Iron Grille, Bridge Street Properties, Shawn & Angie Van Englenhoven, Jackson Seed, Marc & Jessica Nollen, Mahaska Rural Water, Hulbert Contracting LLC, Allied Gas & Chemical, Southern Iowa Fair, Falvie Lumber - Eddyville, Fivestar Title & Escrow LLC, Legacy Real Estate LLC, Veldhuizen Chiropractic, Kraig Ford, Parker Miller, Dual F Farms, McKinley Rayne Photography, Rob Poe & Family, Mark & Rachel Pahl, Tom Eveland, Superior Septic, Pat Powers, Marv & Sandy Ozinga, Lang Kamp Funeral Chapel, H&S Feed and Country Store, Bates Funeral Chapel, Mahaska Drug, Mahaska Chiropractic, Mahaska Vet Clinic, Ozinga Feed Service, Healthy Coat, Farm Credit Services, Moore and Warren Livestock, Dustin Dewitt - Twin CIty Wrecker Sales, JW & Tammi Wight & Family, Weitz Industrial, Clow Valve, Quest Chiropractic, Carleton Meinders Jr, Double C Stock Farms, Superior Septic, Josh & Val Fisk, International Ingredients, Rozenboom Trucking, LLE Warehousing, Tammi Wight, Laurie Johns, and Travis Hulbert

Sponsors: Central Iowa County Farm Bureaus - Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Polk, Story and Webster

Celebrity: Brent Johnson, Iowa Farm Bureau, President

Exhibitor: Chase Anderson, of Boone

Steer: The Admiral Total: $23,394.00

Buyer: Iowa Farm Bureau

Additional Donors: Fareway Meat & Grocery, Jim & Linda Anderson, Peoples Bank, Law Offices of Kirke C. Quinn, Van Wall, Golden Harvest Seed, Boone County Cattlemen, Anderson Cattle Co, MTM, Ubben Trucking, Chase's Friends & Family, Syngenta, Patrice Linke, Holly Sturtz, Jay Highland, and Farm Credit Services of America

Sponsor: Des Moines Area Community College

Celebrity: Dr. Rob Denson, Des Moines Area Community College, President

Exhibitor: Avery Beisell, of Spirit Lake

Steer: Rock Enroll Total: $18,382.00

Buyers: James Oil Company and DMACC

Additional Donors: Brad & Paige Grandgeorge, Travis Lautner, and Anonymous, Dodds Family, Munson Family, Zach & Hillari Klaver, Mickey Cooper, W. Ken Stoakes Accounting, Hanson & Sons Tires, Ozinga Feed Services, Inc., Jay & Daphne Pogges, Eagle Grove Chiropractic, First State Bank/Town & Country Insurance, Woodin Cattle Company, Jake Grandgeorge, Bob & Camilia Grandgeorge, Wright County Cattlemen, Whaley Cattle, Gold Eagle Coop, Don & Sue Grandgeorge, Rob & Chris Kastler, Jill & Korey Link, Terry Link, Alice Grandgeorge, Andy Spellmeyer, Larry & Shorty Anderson, Brad & Paige Grandgeorge, Evelyn Grandgeorge, Wyffels Hybrids, Terry & Susan Jones, Odendahl Family, Jamie Baraibar, Umscheid Acres, Tracy Hoben, Dielschneider Family, Paige May @ Aspasia, Karina Palmquist, Natalie Bradburn, Alyssa Allbee, Kolegraff Family, Trish Dahm, Karen Bauermeister, Mary Smith, Bryan Beisell, Jungmann Family, Jay & Karri Anderson, Russ & Shelley Beisell, Lois Clark, Koach Allstars, Yoli, Ashley, Bailey, Brad Sanders, Duane Wilson, WC Financial Bank, United Coop, Stein Heating & Cooling, Schreiber Ag Service, Inc., Wright County Fairboard, Tricia Rosendahl, Kenny Hammer Family, Rodney & Sally Legleiter, Precision Farm Management, Brook & Jana Beisell, Indian Motorcycle, WMTel, Nelson Family, Nielsen Seed, Brett Beisell, Beck Family, Random Dollar Donation, Rich & Joyce Rath, Susan Jones, Lynsey Spangler, Kyle Sinz, and Randy & Lori Vanscoy

Sponsor: Dee Zee, Inc. (The Quality Truck Accessory People)

Celebrity: Zach Nunn, Republican State Senator

Exhibitor: Sawyer Minor, of Bondurant

Steer: Buddy

Total: $10,019.00

Buyers: Dee Zee, Inc. and Supporters, including Ron & Bev Shivers, Superior Extrusion, Inc., State Steel, Almond Products, Shorr Packaging Corp, Dustin Anthony, Janco Industries Inc., Packaging Solutions Inc., Heidtman Steel Products, Phoenix Metals, and Nathan Thode

Sponsor: Iowa Bankers Association

Celebrity: Jeff Angelo, iHeart Radio Personality/WHO Radio

Exhibitor: Kinley Holmes, of Ainsworth

Steer: Rick

Total: $47,546.00

Buyers: Family & Friends of Businesses of Washington County

Additional Donors: MarshMcLennan Agency, Nancy Wrage, Dennis & Denise Chittick, Dianne Riggan, Barb Riggan, and Alissa Ehrenfelt

Sponsors: Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald House Charities

Celebrity: Gary Slater, Iowa State Fair CEO

Exhibitor: Paige Evans, of Ellsworth

Steer: Maverick

Total: $13,378.00

Buyers: Speed Herrig, Speeds Golf Carts, and Cookies Food Products

Additional Donors: Farmers Coop Elevator - Radcliffe, Exchange State Bank, Innovative AG Services, Bob Brown Chevy, Jeff & Marilyn Hill, Brad & Jackie Smuck, Thompson Construction, South Hamilton FFA, Ness Family Farms, Brandi Nelson Real Estate Team, The She - Mike & Julie Grove, Volkmann Turkey, Hamilton County Cattlemen, Chad & Liz Smith Family, Heeren Family, Britten Crop Insurance, Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc., The Body Parts Store, Inc, ARKO Laboratories, LTD, Berg Trucking, Champion Seed, Arnold Motor Supply, Sheila Carlson, and Cari Henderson Larsen

Sponsors: Eastern Iowa Ronald McDonald House and Quad Cities McDonald's

Celebrity: Jamie Henderson, Eastern Iowa Ronald McDonald House

Exhibitor: Tucker Klima, of WalkerS

teer: Tradition

Total: $13,739.00

Buyer: Hamilton County Camping Group

Additional Donors: Batcher, Peters, Rathje, Carson, Diveley, Mark’s Locker, Friends & Family of Tucker Klima, Interstate Grain, Linn Coop, Marks Locker, Roto Rooter, Altorser, CAT, Gary Liebe Trucking, Carson Grain, Banes Landscaping, Farmers State Bank, Linn Co Cattlemens, Monticello Vet Clinic, Jamestown Ag Pioneer, Purina, Hy-Vee Oakland Road Store, Farm Bureau, Ted Adams Construction, Hy-Vee Marion Store, Carman Trucking, Peggy Marks, McElmeel Excavating, Preston Reed, Klima Drainage, Andy Amy White, Gary Frank, Don & Kay Rawson, Tammy Pflunghaupt, Michael Klima, Ron & Arlene Wulfekuhle, Aubree Klima, Mega Inc. Marco, Tj Davis, Pat's Electric, Brady Kolbet, Bron Midwest, Russ Gager, Brandi Davis, Mitch Carson, Matt Kress, Emmi Miller, Michelle Hotchkiss, Craig Sorensen, Sandy Merritt, Stephanie Cooper, Seth Green, Gina Petersen, Kristina Merritt, Heather Pickart, Sam Kratz, Dana Tiernan, Barb Crock, Monica M Schmidt, Linn County Farm Bureau, Denise Jons, Fred Zehr, and Cory Hoffmann

Sponsors: Central Iowa Ronald McDonald Houses and Des Moines Area Independent Owner Operators

Celebrity: Dan Evans, Iowa Field of Dreams COO

Exhibitor: Preston Kennedy, of Grand Junction

Steer: Herbie

Total: $19,412.00

Buyers: J&D Restaurants, Eagan & Company CPA’s

Additional Donors: Neese Inc., Liebsch Construction, Strategy Ag, Juhl Feed Store, Becci & Bob Hamilton, Jefferson Family Dentistry, Peoples Bank, Arnie & Trudy Rief, Jeremy & Ashley Johnston, 30 Yard Line, 2G Farms, Roger Rowles, Countywide Electric, Jagged Edge Salon, Heartland Co-op, Foch Agri-Service, Reuter's, FSBO Homes, Ivan Kiner, Magellan Financial, Tyler Bacon, Tricia Carver, Nancy Timmons, Vaughn Services, Carolyn Wilson, Lawton Family Chiropractic, Heidi Mittag, Chelsea Mittag, Laurie & Bart Klipstein, Suzanne Holczer, Daniel Hornung, Katherine Walker, Daniel Evans, Randall Samborn, and Jacqueline Rief

Sponsors: Siouxland Ronald McDonald House and Siouxland Area McDonald's Operators

Celebrities: Ross and Molly Koopmans, Siouxland Ronald McDonald House Guests

Exhibitor: Troy Condon, of Palmer

Steer: Simba

Total: $11,856.00

Buyers: Sioux County Businesses, including: Beyer Auction Realty, Borchers Supply, Chapman Farms, Community Oil Co., Hulshof Farms, Iowa State Bank, Kooima, Kooima & Varilek Trading, Koopmans Concrete Co., Tony & Terri Lauters, P&R Construction, Peoples Bank, Porter Funeral Home, Rehder Farms, River Edge Bank, Rock River Feeders, Sioux County Cattlemen's , Siouxland Machine, Va, Regenmorter Farms, Vermeer & Sons Farms, Winterfeld Feed & Transport, and Zomer Company Realty & Auction

Additional Donors: T & L Farms (Granny), Von Glan Cattle Company, Sal, Barn Realty & Auction, Brent Aden, Collison Embryo Services, Pocahontas County Cattlemen, Tri-County Agronomy, Cyclone Ag, Dave's Diesel Repair, Gatewood Genetics, AgriPeril Livestock Mortality Insurance - Reed Burres, Hock Farms, Lizard Creek Ag, Carol Erickson, Mike Erickson, Corie Erickson, Scott & Vicki Miltenberger, Kase & Kolton Condon, Shadd & Sara Scharf, Will & Amanda Condon Livestock, Habben Trucking, Carlson Cattle, New Cooperative, Hopkins Insurance, Dewell Trucking, Northwest Bank, Kent & Dee Fors, Andy & Faye Peterson, Ride 4 Ryan/In Memory of Ryan Peterson, Minnehan Metal Works LLC, Palmer Mutual Telephone Co, Tom & Mary Beneke, Aden Trucking, Metzger Cattle Company, Ahlers Enterprises, Lenz Poultry, Scott Jeffords, Holtapp Trucking, Miller Trucking, Peterson Cattle Company, Humboldt Red Power, Aden Ag, Webb Feed, Ricklefs LTD, Moline Farms LLC, United Bank of Iowa, Daryl Weston Trucking, Wessels Oil Co, Pelz Family Farm, Zehrs Auto Service, Bob & Brenda Beneke, Troy Johnson Trucking, Swanson Hardware, Klocko Construction, Doggy Style Grooming, Graham Tire, Double B Angus, Brad Williams Cattle, Scott & Dawn Langenwalter, Mike & Sam Ries, Roger & Rhonda Post, Sparky, June & Larry Engle, Brian & Leanne Darr, Amanda Korte, Stere & Arlene Pedersen, Les & Diane Bacon, Ryan Koopmans, and Tracy Witte

Sponsor: Friends of Floyd County

Celebrity: Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Exhibitor: Luke Paplow, of Nashua

Steer: Oak

Total: $32,308.00

Buyer: Jeremy & Jill Beukema, Friends of Floyd County

Additional Donors: Dan & Allison Staudt, Jensen Construction, Rausch Bros Trucking, Schultz's of Stanton Township, Floyd County Cattlemen, Anonymous, Charles City Lions Club, CropWise Consulting, LLC., CUSB Bank, Farmers Win Coop, Joe & Sue Paulus, Kevin Zwanziger, Mark Lenius, Premier Exteriors & Repair, Pro Ag Solutions LLC., Soifer Family McDonalds, Terry & Becky Meyer & Family, Trent & Jerri Dight Family, Vision Crop Consulting, Floyd County Fairgoers,Matt & Tina Hoeft Family, Dustin & Laura Howe Family, Galen & Char Greenzweig, Gary &Judy Denniston, Rob & Jen Schmitt Family, Rod & Amy Frascht Family, Van Wall Equipment, AMR Ambulance, Anonymous, Burton & Edna Dietz, CH Wilson Transport, Chuck & Angie Staudt Family, Dave & Barbara McGregor, Eric & Jana, Brunner Family, Focus Real Estate - Heather Chambers, Franzen Tractor Restoration, Harrington Farms, Harrington Sweetcorn, Jeff & Kendra Harris, Les & Amy Staudt Family, Lyle & Dawn Staudt, Mike & Brittany Paulus Family, Mike & Jaime Naig Family, Peters Excavation & Rental LLC., Pro Cattle, Ruzicka Show Cattle, Scott & Tracy McGregor, Terry & Tammy Wicks, Tjaden Farms, Trinity United Methodist Church, Aaron & Laura Cunningham, Bierschenk Farms, Charles City Elks 418, Daniels Auto Collision, Edson Farms Inc., Eugene & Lloydene Brunner, Gold Standard Cattle Company, Hickory Builders Inc., Jim & Rhonda Howe, Joanne Flint, Mike & Tammy Quade Family, Mitchell Family Show Cattle, Phyllis Huxsol, Central Park Dentistry, Elma Locker & Grocery, H&R Lawn Care, Iowa Cattle Marketing Coop, Jeremy & Amber Deverell, Joe & Brooke Peters, Koebrick Farms, M&A Chambers Farms, Matthew & Madison Stille Family, McRoberts Red Power, Tom & Roxann Bjelica, Adam & Hannah Staudt,Anonymous, Bank Iowa, Barlow Farms, Barrel Me This,Cedar River Ag Solutions - Andy Johnson, Cen-Pe-Co Oil, Cummins Farm, Dan & Amy Assink, Dan & Lana Miller, Dan & Shari Bernholtz, Darwin & Maureen Weiss, Daryl & Jane Larson, Dean & Sherri Lines, Denny Kreider, Dustin & Kelsey Uetz, Edward Jones - Jeremy Heyer, Family Community Credit Union, Farm Bureau - Liz Enabnit, Fidelity Bank & Trust, Fingers & Toes, First Citizens Bank, First Security Bank & Trust, Frances Earnest, Hot Shots Billiards, Iowa Northern Railway, Jeannine Mills, Jeff & Kerry Crooks Family, Johnson Seed, Jorgensen Family, Kruse Angus Farms, Lincoln Savings Bank, Loras Aird, Lou's LP Co., Morton Buildings Inc., Nashua - Plainfield FFA Alumni & Supporters, NLP Farms LLC., North Iowa Broadcasting, Inc, O'Connor Farms, Osage Cooperative Elevator, Plainfield Welding & Repair, Prairieland Chiropractic, Rick & Jane Juchems, Rod & Melissa Merriss, S&T Collision Center & Auto LLC., Stitches by Stille, Swartzrock Implement Co., T&K Tractor Repair LLC., The Mill Inc., The Optometric Center, Tim and Laura Paplow Family, Tom Barnard, Troy Jaeger, Unggoy Broadband LLC.,Willert & Son Farms, William & Kristin McLeland, Charles City Rotary Club, Al & Cathy McGregor, Brenda Dight, Carol Hoffarth, Cedar Valley Orthodontics,Craig & Nancy Pogemiller, Elaine Poppinga, Greg Hennings, Ileen Jerdee, Jerry O'Connor, Kelly Tynan,Mark Kuhn, Mike's C&O Tire, Murray Seeds, Plainfield Veterinary Service LLC., The Insurance Office, Troy & Jill Stille, Katherine Rodman, Eric & Julie Mayhew, Gene & Sherri Nieman, Mark & Debra Bonzer, Teresa Marth, Bret Spurgin, Larry Zwanziger, Liz Muller, Shawn & Jeanne Picht, Tim & Patti Speas, Chuck Meyer, Travis Thomas, Brayton Quade, Dan Kindt, Sarah Wiste, Sandy Paplow, Laura Avitt, and Larry Eichenberger

Sponsor: Monroe County Cattlemen & Supporters

Celebrity: John Mortimer, Cattlemen's Beef Quarters General Manager

Exhibitor: Isaiah Wirtjes, of Albia

Steer: Hot Beef Sundae

Total: $6,526.00

Buyer: Monroe County Cattlemen & Sponsors, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters (John Mortimer)

Additional Donors: Adams A/B Company, Albia Animal Clini, Animal Health Cente, Beary Farms, Brian & Gina Crall Family, Bryan & Amber Reed Family, Carolyn & Josey Ryan, Carr Show Cattle, Cason Pride & Joy Simmentals, Centerville Produce, Central States CattleChiropractic Health Center, Coaltrain Implement, Conway Farms, Crall Pioneer Seed, Curran Cattle Co, Curt & Kaylene Peterson Family, Dan & Jill Yule Family, Daryl and Terri Schofield, Dean and Mike Deevers - Moravia Meat Locker, Don & Norma Dyson, Don Teno Family, Double D Repair, Dowdy Farms English Mastiffs, Dr Ross & Phyllis Rekemeyer, Falvey Lumber, Feehans Pub, First Iowa State BankG & P Insurance, Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate, Henderson Cattle Inc- Bob, Patty, Aaron, Andy & Adam, Herbold Cattle, Hindman Farms, HMH Storage - Mike & Heather Flahive, Houks Angus, Huber Farms, Indian Hills Inn, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Irene Lathen, Jeff & Julie Major, Jim & Charlies, Jim & Connie Keller Family, Jim & Kathy Carr, Jim & Lori Keller Family, Joe & Barb Crall Family, Joe & Kris Knowles John & Paige Bradley Family, John & Patty Judge, Jordan & Stephanie Haywood Family, JTF Farms - Jerry and Tonya Findley, Kevin & Angela Wilson Family, Kevin & Wendy Dyson, KIIC Thunder Country, Kirksville Livestock LLC, KMA Steel, Kness Manufacturing Co Inc, Lathrop Farms, Lawless Farms, Log Chain Express, Lucky's LLC - John & Payten Knowles, Mama's Farmhouse Designs, Mark Jacobs, Mark, Lisa, John Shepard, McKim Tractor, Mike & Jane Knowles Family, Milton Wilson Trucking, Monroe Care Center, Monroe Co Farm Bureau, Moravia Hardwoods, Napa Auto Parts Albia, Nathan and Rebecca Sarver Family, Ozinga Feed Service, People's State Bank Office of South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Quality Ag Service Inc, Reck Bros & Sons, Restoration Dental Care, Rich and Linda Scholtus, Rozenboom Farms, Russell Livestock Market, Scieszinksi Construction, Southern Iowa Oil, Steve & Jayne Rozenboom, Steve & Karla Heffron Family, Steve & Lori Rockwell, Stocker Farms, TBC Insurance, Tim & Cindy Kaldenberg Family, Todd & Melissa Ryan, Tyler Boley, Broker - Mossy Oak Properties, Wes Aeschliman State Farm, Wilsons Corner, Wirtjes Concrete, Zero Connect, and Irene Lathen

Sponsor: Iowa County Beef Supporters

Celebrity: John Lawrence, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Vice President

Exhibitor: Brady Werner, of Williamsburg

Steer: Blue

Total: $32,800.00

Buyer: Sinclair Tractor

Additional Donors: Iowa County Farm Bureau, Ron Holden, Burg Insurance, Todd & Wendy Hagen, Edward Jones, Bayer, Williamsburg Kiwanis Club, Briarwood Health Care, BJs, Kenton & Kim Doehrmann, Dave Werner, Wieser Precast, Sean Wetjen, Pro Grower Solutions,Doug Blythe, Jon & Marcia Kinzenbaw, J&S Farm Supply, Paul Werner, and John Lawrence - Iowa State College of Ag

Sponsors: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust and Friends of Franklin County Cattlemen

Celebrity: Chip Flory, AgriTalk Host

Exhibitor: Abby Peterson, of Webster City

Steer: Chad

otal: $37,348.00

Buyers: Foster & Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust, Friends of Franklin County Cattlemen

Additional Donors: Chris and Melinda Vanness, Dennis Vanness, Farm Journal, Finesse Livestock Enterprises, Fox Auction Company, Larry and Karla Pals, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Liquid Gro, Mark, Carma, Joe DeVries Farms, Poet Bioprocessing, Prairie Ag Partners, Rodney and Lacey Peters Family, Sheffield Veterinary Clinic Showalter Farms, Soifer Family McDonalds, Ag Resources Unlimited LLC, AgVantage FS, Benning Farms, Brass Farms Custom Ag, CPC Borcherding Farms, Dr. Adam and Kari Swisher, Dr. Dan and Sheila Cole, E&E Repair, Farm Credit Services of America, First Bank Hampton, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Franklin Grassland Seeds, Inc., Greene Insurance Services, Inc., Howie Equipment, Keith and Kathy Oldenburger, KLMJ Radio, Koerner Whipple Pharmacy, Kriemeyer Farms Marzen Seed, McRoberts Red Power, Mort's Water Company, Oak Rail Cattle Company, Poke and Hope Cattle, Simplot Grower Solutions, Staley Real Estate, Staple D Land & Livestock, Steve Kruse, Strother Cattle Company, Swart Tire Service, The Palmer Family, The Pinnacle Group, LLC, United Bank and Trust Company, Van Wall Equipment, Wagner Farms, Wedeking Stock Farm, Wyffels Hybrids, Bob's Feed and Seed, Emmanuel Reformed Church, West Rail Enterprises, Auto Parts Wholesale, BSA Auto Sales, Greenbelt Bank & Trust, Jon and Tami Suntlen, Kent and Audrea Kenniger, Randy Fischer, Terry Schwebke, Russel and Molly Allen, Bucket Family, Rodney, Butch Gruelke Auto Body, Schrock Concrete, Dumont Implement, Wood Vision Eye Clinic, Lora Duncan, Michelle Wallace, Randy Schlatter, Joseph Stachler, Bob Birdsell, and Bob Traeger

Sponsor: Iowa Hereford Breeders Association

Celebrity: Jess Settles, Iowa Hawkeye Basketball

Exhibitor: Isaac Shinn, of Danville

Steer: Duke

otal: $10,428.00

Buyers: Iowa Hereford Breeders Association & Local Support

Additional Donors: Kemin Agrifoods North American, Inc. Quality Plus Feeds, Inc. Patrick Wall, Local Supporters of Issacc Shinn, Connection Bank, CPA, Danvill, Savings Bank / Bob Dodds, Mann's McDonalds, Rick Buller Financial, JJ Niching, Berthel Fisher, State Farm, Grandma & Grandpa Shinn, Davis Radiology, SE Iowa Medical, PAW Livestock, Brian & Leanne Darr, Steve & Arlene, Pedersen, Diane Bacon, Tracy Witte, Ryan Koopmans, William Claybaugh, Greg Koch, Jason Hutcheson, Joel & Kari Buck, Six Mile Herefords, Brenda Smith, Hickory Hill Herefords, and Jade Wagner

Sponsors: Benton County Cattlemen and Local Supporters

Celebrity: Jackie Kennon, KCRG Morning News, Anchor

Exhibitor: Elijah Kaiser, of Garrison

Steer: Darwin

Total: $10,104.00

Buyers: Benton County Cattlemen & Local Supporters

Additional Donors: Tama Benton Coop, Garkow Tractor Repair, US Bank, Linn Coop, Bret & Tina Nelson, Newhall Locker, Schanbacher Seed, Kopman Forage Services, Wilson Hite Insurance, John & Ellen Olson, Eden Mutual Insurance, Reick Farms, Smith Farms, Cutting Edge Cattle, Newhall Feed Service, Tim Tapucian, Jim & Gina Krug, Ron & Kay Buch, Kaiser AG, Dave & Jan, Kaiser Family, Ever AG, Scott & Jenni Birker, Siela Family, and Brian Larae Schutte

Sponsor: Iowa Corn Promotion Board

Celebrity: Kelly Nieuwenhuis, Iowa Corn, President

Exhibitor: Kourtney Dekker, of Sheldon

Steer: Lt. Kernel

Total: $10,997.00

Buyer: Bloomfield Livestock

Additional Donors: James & Laurel Poppema, South Fork Feeders, Dixon Granstra, Siouxland Energy Cooperative, DG Farm Corp, Van Der Werff & Associates, Inc., Sheldon Livestock, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Security Savings Bank, American State Bank, Archer Cooperative Grain Company, Friends of Northwest Iowa, John & Nancy Corcoran, Mandy Boersma, O’Brien County Implement, Jari Brink, Troy Upah, Derek Genck, Kelly Augustine, Amy Wagenaar, Cheri Huber, Peggy Brinkman, O'brien County Cattlemen’s Association, and Darren & Amy Genck

Sponsor: Johnson County Cattlemen

Celebrity: Clarissa Chun, University of Iowa Women's Wrestling, Head Coach

Exhibitor: Tate Nelson, of Nichols

Steer: Maverick

Total: $12,930.00

Buyer: Dunlap Livestock Auction

dditional Donors: Johnson County Cattlemen, RELO Hauling, Jerry & Pat Sexton, Farm Bureau, Reid Hockenson, Terra Products Co., Rogers Construction, Hills Bank & Trust, Mardesen Family Angus, Newts Cafe', Robert & Carrie Sladek, Shalla Farms, West Branch Animal Clinic, Bill Bryant Trucking, Melvin Reeve, Schilling Construction, Schneider Farms, WasteWater Supply, Kevin & Lisa Forbes, Kevin Kinney, Fertile Valley Farms, Gary & Angela Hotz, Deeply Rooted Beauty & Boutique, Ronan's Snow Plowing & Skid Loader Service, Lone Tree Simmentals, David & Sherri Schott, Baxa's Sutliff Store & Tavern, Scheels, Sheila's Sugar Shop, Spinal Corrective Center, PC, Nelson Family, Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank, Bud's Custom Meats, Donny & Amber McCullough, Riggan-Sexton Family, Oxford Sale Barn, Iowa City Ready Mix, Ruzicka's Meat Processing Inc., Hodge Construction Company, Marshek Family, Rick & Stefanie Kasper, Clear Creek Express, Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc., Finca Ponderosa, Sinclair Tractor, Jerilyn McCarty, Chad Nelson, Johnson County Extension - Iowa State University, and Brittnee Schneider

Sponsors: Jackson County Cattlemen and Friends of Jackson County

Celebrity: Steve Bradley, State Representative, District 58

Exhibitor: Mariah Hueneke, of Bellevue

Steer: Big Mac

Total: $9,408.00

Buyer: Jackson County Cattlemen, Johnson Family Farms, Elwood Trucking, B&B Cattle, Rooted Hair Salon, Haxmeier Construction, and Upper Kutz

Additional Donors: Family & Friends of Mariah Hueneke, LaMotte Telephone Company, Otter Creek Shooting Stars 4H Club, Ag West, Innovative Ag Services, Rolling Hills Vet Office, Maquoketa State Bank, River Ridge Brewing Company, Bellevue State Bank, Delaney Ag Service, River Valley Energy, East Iowa Realty, Mitchell-Maskrey Feeds, B&G Feeds, Iowa Farmland Brokers, Schmerbach Implement, America Family Farm Feeds, Steven & Candace Bradley, PMC & Moeller Hills Cattle, Jerry Zamzow, Logan Schmerbach, Kelly Gerlach, and Jeffrey Shipley

Sponsors: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

Celebrity: Dr. Dan Grooms, Iowa State University, Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

Exhibitor: Carson Rieck, of Creston

Steer: Remi

Total: $3,156.00

Buyer: Tama Livestock

Additional Donors: Callie Anderson, Hadley & Wagner Brown

Sponsor: District 20 Cattlemen's Associations

Celebrity: Roger Thornburg, Mediapolis Middle and High School, Principal

Exhibitor: Tayler Schnedler, of Sperry

Steer: Johnny

Total: $33,923.00

Buyer: District 20 Cattlemen’s Associations

dditional Donors: A3B Livestock, Abel Seed Service, B & B Propane / Jet Gas, B.A.N.K. of Morning Sun, BANK - Mediapolis, Bar R Cattle Company, Beck's Hybrids, Bennett Ag Research Corp, Big River Resources of Burlington, Bob Dodds Insurance, Bob Wright, Bob's Best Shot, Breuer Insurance, Burlington Glass Company, C.J. Tire and Service, Caleb Zaugg, Caves Cattle Co., Central Iowa KFC, INC, Centre State International, Chem Gro-Houghton, Crop Star Consulting, Dan Denney, Danville State Savings Bank, Darbyshire Show Cattle & Trucking, Davis Homes, Dean Taeger, Delaney Cattle Co - Dan & Chris, Des Moines County Cattlemen, Dick Hassett, Dickey Oil Corp., DMC Mutual Insurance, Douds Kwik Stop, Farm Credit Services of America, Farmers Elevator & Exchange-Wapello, Farmers Savings Bank, Farmington Locker, Gabeline Trucking, Gary Anderson Insurance, Gilchrist Auction, Gillam Ag Service, Graber Electric, Graber Kendall and Shelly, Graber Services LTD, Green Valley Seed, Hair Designers, Hammer Time Handyman, Hawkeye Steel, Heater Farms, Henry County Cattlemen, Hickenbottom Inc., Hinshaw Trailer Sales, Holtkamp Trailer Repair, Homer Heitmeier, Hy-Vee Mt. Pleasant, Insurance Station Inc., J&S Precision Ag, J.W. Vittetoe Pork, Jake Schoonover, Jeff & Nancy McGohan, Jefferson County Cattlemen, Jim Baier Inc., JJ Nichting, Joe & Nicole Syfert, John & Charlotte Peck, JP & Jackie Welcher, Kalona Sales Barn, Kayser Soil Service, Kelley Show Cattle, KEOCO Auction Co., Kevan Mellinger, KILJ Radio, Kisling Custom Cattle Working, Koch Angus Farm, Ledger Seed, Lee County Vet Care, Legacy Lands, Lock Cattle Company, Louth Cattle Co., Mann's McDonalds, Matt & Michelle Hunt, McLaughlin Freight Services, McLure Material, MD Orthopedics Inc., Mediapolis Savings Bank, Mediapolis Vet Clinic, Mepo Foods, MF Cattle LLC (Thom Miller), Midwest One Bank, Miller Plumbing and Heating, Mincer Ford, Moore Seed & Service, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Mt Pleasant Tire, MTC Technologies, Nick Beckman, Noll Beef - Russ & Kathy, Packwood Locker And Meats, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Pixels P. C., Proper Home Inc., Quality Plus Feed, RJM Automotive, Sam Smith Farms, Scooter's/Jeremy Music, Sears Hometown of Fairfield, Shepherd’s Hill Charolais, Sinclair Tractor - Mediapolis, Sinclair Tractor-Houghton, Skelley Tree Service, Stacy Hiller, Steffener Show Cattle, Steffes Group Inc., Stone House Angus, Stover Family Farms, TC Tiling, Thompson Farm Supply, Tim & Carol Whittaker, Tom Bonnichsen Farm, Tucker Farms, Tugboat Transportation, Twisted M Feeds, Two Bud's BBQ, Two Rivers Bank, Vince King Farm Bureau, Vision Ag/Farmers Coop, Warth Insurance, Wayland State Savings Bank, Weile Motors, Wellman Cattle Co., Wells Brothers Pharmacy, Winfield Builders, Wishing Well Angus, Wright Farms, Wright Heritage, Wyatt Orr, Two Rivers Bank, F&M Bank, and Mike & Cass Pfeiff

Sponsor: Iowa Premium

Celebrity: Jon Surman, Iowa Premium, A National Beef Company, General Manager

Exhibitor: Cody Felt, of Adel

Steer: Riblet

Total: $22,562.00

Buyer: Iowa Premium, A National Beef Company

Additional Donors: Cody Felt Family, Nick Critelli, Kara McClure, Dustin Conover, Kari Holloway, Patricia Brown, and Justin Reynolds

Sponsor: Upper Iowa Beef

Celebrity: Pat Grassley, Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives

Exhibitor: Maddox Drummond, of Donahue

teer: Hank the Tank

Total: $18,295.00

Buyer: Shane Hanson, Upper Iowa Beef

Additional Donors: H2 Club Lambs, Todd & Jackie Bender, Wulf Pack, Brenda & Gary Hansen, Country Creations Floral, DeCap Family, Kuesel Family Farms Inc, Aerial Elegance Academy, Jamie & Jackie Campbell, Dale & Nan Risius, Scott County Cattleman, Paulsen Cattle, Gator Enterprise LLC, Bert & Tater Garstang, Mark Rock, Rocking K Productions, Rathje Cattle Co, Brockmann Farms, Bangert Show Stock, Shane Hansen, Travis Thomas, Arlen Mohr, Al & Jerry's-Logo, Dee , Wilder & Paul Martell, Dan Hansen, Bill & Angie Clark, James & Linda, Schwarz Cattle, Andy Schwarz Farms, Mary Lou Engler, Engler Farms, Gruhn Family, Ron & Donna OetzmannBill & Mary Mommsen, LaFrenz Farms, Earl Spickerman, Joel Frost, J&J Ranch, Terry & Lori Ralfs, DeWitt Vet, Joe & Brenda Drummond, Bell Cattle CoPaulsen Trucking, Double K Mini Hereford's, First Trust & Savings Bank, Johnson Farms, Madden Ag, Wendt Auctioneering, Grizzly Coolers, Bespoke Salon, Sean & Rachel BermeisterDana & Ruby Drummond, Roth Show Goats, Ed Drummond, Boldt Family Farm, VanderHeiden Grain & Livestock, S82 Excavating, Ron & Joann Wilson, Team DDR, Jason & Cathy Kuehn, Steve & Maggie Dunaway, Richard's Buidlign Supply-Logo, Hermiston Angus, Upper Iowa Beef, Back Street Graphics, Logan LaFrenz, Cody Monaghan, Doug & Peggy Dietz, Scott & Kim Powell, Daniel Price, Dennis Thurman, Aimee Egesdal, Jean Gryp, Mary Rhinehard, Jessica Yuska, and Molly Brockmann


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council:  Producer-directed and consumer-focused, the Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1.50-per-head 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

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.”


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