Date: 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Title: $284,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald Houses

Contact: Katie Olthoff; Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association or 515-296-2266 

“One hundred and twenty-one days ago, I had a kidney transplant. I didn’t know if I was ever going to attend the Iowa State Fair again, and I sure didn’t dream I’d be doing this,” said Brian Thill before choosing the champion steer in this year’s event.

“Our family knows the hidden costs that families go through when you have an ill one. I remember my wife and I having a discussion about [the fact that] it costs $42 to park, and those types of things can add up when you’re in the hospital,” said Thill. “Thank God the Ronald McDonald House is there for those families.”

Thill, of Pleasantville, served as the official judge for the 37th annual Governor’s Charity Steer on August 10. The show and auction raised over $284,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City. 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 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association sponsor the annual steer show and auction, which was hosted by Governor Kim Reynolds in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.

2019 Governor's Charity Steer Show


(Click on the photo above for high resolution photos from this year's event.) 

Since its inception in 1983, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has raised over $3.8 million for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. This year’s event included 25 steers, the Iowa youth who raised them and celebrity show persons, including Governor Kim Reynolds.

Thill selected “Richard”, the steer raised by Makia Smith and shown by Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, as this year’s “Judge’s Choice.” Richard was sponsored by the Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association and purchased by a coalition of Sioux County Businesses for $9,000, with an additional $1,000 support from the lieutenant governor and others. The market value of the steer was also donated, bringing the total donation to $11,498.72.

The steer shown by Brian Moore, Former District 58 State Representative, was chosen by the crowd as People’s Choice. “Straight Profit” was raised by Riley Miller, sponsored by the Jackson County Cattlemen, and purchased by Johnson Family Farms.

Justine Stevenson, representing the Seeds of Hope Foundation, earned the Showmanship Award from judge Terry Chapman of Tipton. Stevenson’s steer, “Seeds of Hope”, was raised by Brianna Wolfer of Albia and sponsored and purchased by the Monroe County Cattlemen and supporters, including the family of Chasen Stevenson.

Emcees for the event included Bob Quinn and Andy Peterson of WHO/WMT Radio and Michelle Rook of WNAX Radio. The auctioneers were Phil Schooley of Bloomfield, Will Epperly of Dunlap, Russele Sleep of Bedford, and Jared Miller of Leon. Catching bids in the ring were Tom Rooney of The Midwest Marketer; Mike Sorensen and Austin Brandt of Livestock Plus; and Jason Lekin from Tama Livestock Auction.

Charity Auction Results:

Steer # 1: $17,497.20
Sponsor:  Iowa Beef Industry Council & Iowa Cattlemen's Association
Celebrity & Title:  Governor Kim Reynolds
Steer Name:  Wilson
Steer Owner:  Katie Van Den Top, Hull
Buyer: McDonald’s of Central Iowa including O'Brien Family McDonalds, J&E Restaurants and Eagan & Company, CPA for $15,000; additional donations from Ver Hoef Automotive, Inc ($100); Iowa State Bank ($250); and Governor Kim Reynolds ($500); $1647.20 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 2: $11,498.72 - Judge’s Choice
Sponsor:  Crawford County Cattlemen & Nor-AM Cold Storage
Celebrity & Title:  Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
Steer Name:  Richard
Steer Owner:  Makia Smith, Charter Oak
Buyer: Sioux County businesses including Borchers Supply, Beyer Auction Realty, Rivers Edge Bank, Kooima, Koima & Varilek Trading, 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., Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty & Auction, Inc., Vermeer & Son Farms, P & R Construction for a total of $9,000; additional support from Lt. Governor Adam Gregg ($500); anonymous ($200); Don Cesky ($300); $1498.72 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 3: $4,350
Sponsor:  Davis County Beef Promoters 
Celebrity & Title:  Rachelle Heller, Wife of University of Iowa Head Baseball Coach, Rick Heller
Steer Name:  Roto
Steer Owner:  Tayden Bish, Bloomfield
Buyer: Lynch Family of Bloomfield, Iowa and Ball Boys Mowing for $4,250; additional support from Jim and Martha Ball for $100

Steer # 4: $10,603.36
Sponsor:  Southern Iowa Merchants Association including Allied Gas & Chemical Co., Mike Allman, Adam & Erica Antolik, Bank Iowa, Bates Funeral Home, Baum Farms, Big Gain, Boender Seed, Tim & Shannon Breon and family, Bridgemark Insurance Group, Adam & Holly Brink, State Bank of Bussey, Clarahan Farms, Clayton Hester, Dayton Meat Products, De Bruin Trucking LLC, Debbie's Celebration Barn, Dickey Transportation, Double C Stock Farm, Edward Jones, Falvey Lumber and Hardware, Farm Credit Services of America, Ferguson Angus, Kent & Renee Ferguson, First Iowa State Bank Albia and Eddyville, G & S Construction, Garden & Associates, Garver Animal Health, Mark & Sherrie Gibbons, Jon & Tami Goemaat, Graham Angus Farm, Greiner Implement, Griffin Shorthorns, Holly & Glenn Padgett, Houk Angus, Jackson Seed Sales, Keoco Livestock Auction, Knoxville Regional Sale Barn, Kruger Seed Company - Dennis Antolik, Langkamp Funeral Chapel, Lappin Tire, Local Disposal Inc. - LDI, Leading Edge Builders, Leading Edge Crop Solutions - Mike Johnson, Herb & Ellie Lobberecht, Jim & Julie Lobberecht, Ralph & Angie Lobberecht, Long Seed Treatment, Mahaska Communications Group, Mahaska Channel Seed Salesman- Brad Lehman, Mahaska County Cattlemen, Mahaska County Farm Bureau Agents, Mahaska County Farm Bureau Federation, Mahaska Drug, Mahaska Health Partnership, Mahaska Veterinary Clinic, Mark & Janine Moore, McGriff's of New Sharon & Fremont, Melody's Kitchen, MidWestOne Bank, Michael & Kelly Mitchell, Moore & Warren Livestock, New Sharon Chiropractic, Marc & Jessica Nollen, Ozinga Feed Service, Precision Seed Services, Pro Line Building Company, Sandridge Tire & Auto, Scottland Genetics, Shelly's Sweets, Sinniff Auction, Suzi Sobaski, Southern Iowa Fair Association, Southern Iowa Speedway, State Farm Insurance- Wyndell Campbell, Success Bank, Sully Community Locker, Summit Ag Solutions, Joe & Linda Taylor, Tire Resources, Tri-County Inc., TruBank, Van Engelenhoven Seed, Veldhuizen Cattle Company, Veldhuizen Chiropractic, Weitz Industrial, Curtis and Jim William Trucking, White Oak Salers, Windrush Farms, Wood Iron Grille
Celebrity & Title:  Matt Gunn, Owner of Wood Iron Grille, 2019 Best Burger Winner
Steer Name:  Buck
Steer Owner:  Kinley Lobberecht, Oskaloosa
Buyer: James Oil Company for $3500; additional support from Southern Iowa Merchants Association ($5,000); Ozinga Feed Service ($600); $1503.36 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 5: $10,042.80
Sponsor:  Central Iowa County Farm Bureaus: Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Polk, Story and Webster
Celebrity & Title:  Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau President
Steer Name:  Real Deal
Steer Owner:  Paisley Lautner, Jefferson
Buyer: James Oil Company for $5,500; additional support from Iowa Farm Bureau ($3,000); $1542 market value donated by the steer owner (Lautners)

Steer # 6: $12,068.32
Sponsor:  Des Moines Area Community College
Celebrity & Title:  Rob Denson, President, DMACC
Steer Name:  DMACC Delivers
Steer Owner:  Bronson Forsyth, Charles City
Buyer: James Oil Company for $5,000; additional support from DMACC Agribusiness and Joel Forsyth family ($5,000) and Kisling Custom Cattle ($500); $1568.32 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 7: $21,519.60
Sponsor:  Dee Zee, Inc. (The Quality Truck Accessory People)
Celebrity & Title:  Dan Robison, Iowa State University Dean of Ag and Life Sciences
Steer Name:  Trump
Steer Owner:  Quin McCollum, Colo
Buyer: Dee Zee, Inc and friends for $13,525, including Wurth DMB Supply, Kuntz Electroplating, Metalwest {OFR}, State Steel, Westrock, Shorr, Superior Extrusions, Pioneer Strategic Sourcing, Tasler, Ryadon, Peerless, Jeff Bender, Janco, Impact, Color FX, Packaging Solutions, Carlson Systems, Master Tool & Mfg Inc; McCollum Family and friends for $6,180, including Bret Anderson, VanWall Group, Ryan & Kate McKinney, Peoples Bank, Shawn & Stephanie McCollom, Robert C. & Judy McCollom, Colo Implement Company, Paul & Kathryn Mens, Ziegler, Exchange State Bank, Heartland Co-Op, Vroegh Bros Showpigs, Dan's Auto, Ryan & Briana Howard, Mud Creek Feeders, Knoxville Regional Livestock Market; $1516 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 8: $3,050
Sponsor:  Iowa Bankers Association
Celebrity & Title:  Mike Pearson, Co-host of Ag News Daily Podcast and VP of Market Engagement, Zaner Group
Steer Name:  Richard
Steer Owner:  Kerrigan Mobley, Diagonal
Buyer: Knupp Farm for $3,000; additional support from Ringgold County Cattlemen ($50)

Steer # 9: $6,531.20
Sponsor:  Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald House Charities
Celebrity & Title:  Marcia Morales, RMH Volunteer
Steer Name:  Thanks-A-Million
Steer Owner:  Eric Plagman, Cumberland
Buyer: Cookies Foods and Speed’s Golf Cars for $5,000; $1531.20 market value donated by the buyer

Steer # 10: $11,500
Sponsor:  McDonald’s Restaurants of Iowa
Celebrity & Title:  Hunter Lantz, patient and Erin McMahon, Caregiver
Steer Name:  Hot Off The Grill
Steer Owner:  Tate Boysen, Columbus Junction
Buyer: Family and friends of Tate Boysen in memory of Aaron Boysen for $11,500

Steer # 11: $9,670.88
Sponsor:  McDonald’s Restaurants of Iowa
Celebrity & Title: Tanley Bebout, Miss Teen Rodeo Iowa
Steer Name:  Grand McExtreme
Steer Owner:  Jake Balvanz, Alden
Buyer: Sinclair Tractor for $3,500; additional support from Corteva AgriScience ($500); Pioneer ($500); South Fork Ag, LLC ($1,950); Amy Delong ($250); Hardin County Cattlemen’s Association ($1000); Jake Balvanz ($250); United Bank and Trust ($250); $1470.88 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 12: $4,865.76
Sponsor:  McDonald's Restaurants of Northwest Iowa
Celebrity & Title:  Rachael Ostrem, Miss Rodeo Iowa 
Steer Name:  Mc'D
Steer Owner:  Samantha Noteboom
Buyer: Supporters of Team Noteboom for $3,200, including John's Equipment, Tom Lehner, Andy Jacobs, Farm Credit Services, Drenkow Motors, Superior Equipment, Dr. Bart Chiropractic, Delux Animal Health, Langers, Rich Vander Werff, Fareway, Vander Veen Farms, Frontier Bank, American State Bank, Ameriprise, His & Her Hair, Northwest Express, Maintainer, Jill Koedam, Wahl 2 Wahl, Eleanor Stump, Sheldon FFA, Sheldon Vet Clinic, Growmark, Grooters Feedlot, Albert Acres, Chad Vortherms, Nikki Schwarz, Bill & Lori Hoffman, Ross & Sandi Cox, Monte Kramme, Jim Stallman, CFE, VanHof Trucking, Van Ess Dairy, IA Maine-Anjou, Bill & Julie Curry

Steer # 13: $12,000
Sponsor:  Friends of Floyd County Cattlemen
Celebrity & Title:  Julie Kenney, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Steer Name:  Rocky
Steer Owner:  Dillan Dight, Rockford
Buyer: Friends of Floyd County Cattlemen for $12,000, including Waverly Sales Co, Dight Trucking, CUSB Bank, Floyd County Cattlemen, Soifer Family McDonalds,, Josh & Morgan Brand, AMR-Dawn Staudt, Countryside Construction, Galen & Char Greenzweig Family, Les & Amy Staudt, Lyle & Dawn Staudt, Mike & Jaime Naig Family, Terry & Becky Meyer, Cartersville Elevator, Charles City Volunteer Fire Dept, Jim & Rhonda Howe Family, Matt & Tina Hoeft Family, Nixt Family Farms, Russell & Betty Jo Staudt, SkyView Farms, Terry & Tammy Wicks, Tibben Woodwork, Tim & Laura Paplow Family, Iowa Cattle Marketing Coop, McRoberts Red Power, Rob & Jen Schmitt Family, Tom & Roxann Bjelica, Alex Pearson, Andy & Abbie Johnson Family, Baltes Repair, Blair & Chris Brody, Bob Hunt, Brandon Demaray, Brenda Dight, Brent & Amy Medlin Family, Burch Livestock, Bushbaum Trucking, Chad Mitchell, Chuck & Angie Staudt Family, Claude & Deb Nash, Curt Brandau, Curtis Christopherson, Dan & Allison Staudt Family, DASH Farms, DeBower Show Calves, Dennis Dight, Dugan's Restaurant, Dustin Howe / Howe Farms, Elaine Poppinga, Elma Locker, Etzen Family, Farm Bureau Financial / Greg Richards, Farm Bureau Financial / Jay Jung, Five Star Coop, Furniture Barn, Greene Vet Clinic, HE Trettin Inc, Helena Rockwell - Josh Hueberger, Hillman Stop N Shop, Joe & Sue Paulus, Johnson Seed, Jorgensen Farms, Junk Family Club Lambs, Kate Porter, Larry Stewart, Lona Davenport & Alan Covington, M&B Cattle Company, Matt Williams Family, Melissa & Roderick Merriss, Mike & Brittany Paulus, Mike Molstead Motors, Mitchell Family Show Cattle, Osage Cooperative Elevator, Pete & Wanda Gruis, Peters Excavation and Rental LLC, Rick & Darlene Rex, Rockford FFA, Rod & Amy Frascht Family, Roger & Lou Demaray, Ruzicka Show Cattle, Schubert Farms, State Bank, Stewart Realty Company, Swartzrock Implement Co Inc., Tim Trettin, Tom & Valerie Schrage, Travis Thomas, Ulster Future Leaders 4-H Club, Viafield, Wayne & Sarah LaCoste Family, Willert Agri Sales, Woody's Dust Control, Wulff Farms, Wyffels Hybrids - Randy Kuehn, Bret & Anne Spurgin, Melrose Insurance, Rand Pitkin, Rockford Insurance - Mark Heard, Ron & Heidi Marzen Family, Tom and Jacqueline Martin, Dennis Straube, Hoovers Hatchery, Larry and Vickey Sonne, Dan Klatt, Joe & Crystal Rex, Luke & Brooke Dix, Ron & Rita Grimm, Denny Hennick, Ronnie Flick, Teresa Marth, Charles City Animal Clinic, Muir Embroidery

Steer # 14: $14,911.88
Sponsor:  Monroe County Cattlemen & Supporters including Farm Credit Services of America, Reed Excavation, Bachman Farms, Centerville Produce, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Relco, Rozenboom Farm and Trucking, Central State Cattle, First Iowa State Bank, Ozinga Feed Service, Peoples State Bank, Smith Fertilizer & Grain, Quality Ag Service Inc, Adams A/B Company, Ajinomoto Heartland, Albia Animal Clinic, Appanoose Co Livestock, Beaumont Specialty Products, Chris & Tracey Matt Family, Coltrain Implement, Curt & Kaylene Peterson Family, Dan & Jill Yule Family, Falvey Lumber, Feehan's Pub, Goodlow Law, Greiner Implement Co, Hawkeye Box & Pallet, Homestead Assisted Living, Hy-Vee Albia, Indian Hills Inn, Inspire U - All Things Good, Iowa Builders, Jeff & Julie Major, John Knowles Cattle, KMA Steel, Knoxville Regional Livestock Market, Lawless Farms, Lucky's Mobile Power Washing, Mark Jacobs, Meredith Spray Foam, Mike & Tiffany Rockwell, G & P Insurance, Goff & Nash, United Country Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate, Herbold Cattle, Hindman Show Lambs, Huber Farms, Jim & Charlie’s Affiliated Foods, Jim & Connie Keller, Joe & Barb Crall Family, Jon & Paige Bradley Family, JTF Farms - Jerry and Tonya, Kevin & Angela Wilson Family, Kevin & Wendy Dyson, Kirksville Livestock, Kness Mfg Co, Lathrop Farms, Legrand, Mark, Lisa, John Shepard, Mike & Jane Knowles Family, Monroe Care Center, Moravia Hardwoods, Patty & John Judge Family, Russell Livestock Market, Murphy Auction Service, Pioneer Seed Corn - John Crall Family, Reck Bros - Advantage Genetics Sale, Robert Stoner Family, Rouge Rodeo, Schofield Lawn Care, Scieszinksi Construction, Shelquist Sales Precision Seed Services, Steve & Lori Rockwell, TBC Insurance, Wes & Randell Aeschilman Family, Wilkin Livestock - Larry and Sharon Wilkin, Yarkosky Farms - Ed and Amanda Yarkosky Family, Zero Connect, Milton & Christine Wilson Family, Monroe County Farm Bureau, Mike's Tire, Mossy Oak Properties, Southern Iowa Oil, Steve & Karla Heffron Family, Stocker Farms, Tim & Cindy Kaldenberg Family, VandenBerg Family Greenhouse, Tracy & Renee Howell, Bryan & Amber Reed Family, Carr Show Cattle, Conway Farms - Donnie & Emma, Eric & Cheryl Chambers Family, Henderson Cattle Inc - Bob, Patty, Aaron, Andy & Adam, HMH Storage - Mike & Heather Flahive, Jim & Lori Keller Family, Joe & Kris Knowles, Jordon & Stephanie Haywood Family, Kaster Fencing, Kenny & Peggy VandenBerg, Ross & Phyllis Rekemeyer, Carolyn & Josey Ryan, Kenny & Helen Shepard Family, Garver Animal Health Center, KIIC Thunder Country, Albia State Farm - Wes Aeschliman, Ammons Farms - Paul Ammons Family, Beary Farms, Bettis Construction, Brian & Gina Crall Family, Butler's Charcoal Ridge Mobile Grooming, Cason Boer Goats, Cason Pride & Joy Simmentals, Chiropractic Health Center, Community 1st Credit Union, Conley Spray Foam, Crawford Insurance, Double D Repair, Belzer Equipment, Bogie's Steakhouse, Restoration Dental Care, Dyson Trucking
Celebrity & Title: Justine Stevenson, Seeds of Hope Foundation
Steer Name: Seeds of Hope
Steer Owner: Brianna Wolfer, Albia
Buyer: Monroe County Cattlemen’s and Supporters for $9,500; additional support from Vandenberg Greenhouse ($325); Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network ($500); and the family of Chasen Stevenson ($3,000); $1586.88 market value donated by the buyers

Steer # 15: $27,019.60
Sponsor: Iowa County Beef Supporters including Will and Renae Moon, Chris and Mary Clover, and Paul and TeAnna Rupprecht
Celebrity & Title: John Putney, Former Executive Director of the Blue Ribbon Foundation
Steer Name: Hoppy
Steer Owner: George Sinclair, Williamsburg
Buyer: Sinclair Tractor and Tyler Rogers for $23,000; additional support from Bob Sinclair ($2,500); market value of $1519.60 donated by the buyer

Steer # 16: $24,500
Sponsor: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust & Friends of Franklin County Cattlemen
Celebrity & Title: Alan Brown, Iowa State Fair Board 
Steer Name: Cy
Steer Owner: Kaylie Lundt, Rockwell
Buyer: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust & Friends of Franklin County Cattlemen

Steer # 17: $4,500
Sponsor:  Iowa Hereford Breeders Association
Celebrity & Title:  Ray Sorensen, Freedom Rock Artist & Dist. 20 State Representative
Steer Name:  Ace of Hearts
Steer Owner:  Sidney Schafer, Wellsburg
Buyer: Iowa Hereford Breeders Association for $4,500

Steer # 18: $17,000
Sponsor:  Benton County Cattlemen and local supporters including Newell Locker, Eden Mutual Insurance, US Bank-Vinton, Koopman Forage Services, QLF Feeds, Linn Coop, P and K Midwest, Tama Benton Coop, Wendling Quarries, Wilson Hite Insurance, John and Ellen Olson, Schminke Seeds, LG Seeds, Matt Yates, IDEAL Industries, Newhall Feed Service, North Tama Vet Clinic

Celebrity & Title: Randy Edeker, President and CEO, Hy-Vee Inc.
Steer Name:  Walter
Steer Owner:  MaKenna Burmeister, Rowley
Buyer: Iowa Hereford Association, HyVee, Benton County Cattlemen, Newhall Locker, Eden Mutual Insurance, Linn Coop, Koopman Forage, QLF Feeds, US Bank - Vinton, John & Ellen Olson, Ag Land Realty

Steer # 19: $3,550
Sponsor:  Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Celebrity & Title:  Curt Mether, President of Iowa Corn Growers Assoc.
Steer Name:  T-Bone
Steer Owner:  Brynn Nickle, Clearfield
Buyer: Northwest Iowa Cattlemen’s Associations for $3,500, including Cherokee, Lyon, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury, Monona Counties; additional support from the Ringgold County Cattlemen ($50)

Steer # 20: $20,144
Sponsor:  Johnson County Cattlemen
Celebrity & Title:  Mary Ferentz, Wife of University of Iowa Head Football Coach, Kirk Ferentz
Steer Name:  Cisco
Steer Owner:  Delaney Bulecek, Oxford
Buyer: Kevin O’Brien Family McDonalds for $8,500; additional support from Johnson County Cattlemen, local business, and friends and family of Delaney Bulecek for $10,020, including Johnson County CattlemenDelaney BulechekOxford Sale BarnRogers ConstructionFerentz FamilyMelvin ReevesPleasant Valley Greenhouse-South EnglishMardesen Family AngusBill Bryant TruckingWest Branch Animal ClinicFarm Bureau Purina/ Deb KlopfensteinLivestock Equipment Sales & ServicesTom BaylissDarrow Road FarmsMark & Diane LentzBig Iron-Chris PrizlerPeck TruckingSinclair TractorAgriwayManning FamilyKlopfenstein SimmentalsBulechek & Lil chek’sCoblentz Show CattleTrevor Kelley Show CattleBouslog Cattle CompanyKeoco Auction Co.Duwa Construction & RoofingSteve’s Farm SupplySolon Feed MillT&L GrindingClarahan TruckingCurtin Show CattleVondracek FarmsHammen Family Farms- HarperBayliss Beef FarmBouslog Brothers FarmHotz Farms- Kyle & AngelaThe Depot ExpressOld Roys First Trust & Savings BankFisher AuctionLiberty DoorsIowa City Ready MixTerra ProductsHills BankRuzicka’s Meat ProcessingShowstopperJeff’s MarketBud’s MeatClear Creek ExpressEastern Iowa AuctionCentral Auto of CoralvillePremier Cleaning of North LibertyJohnson County RefuseJim & Barb TandyJohn, Jami & Jackson TandyBeverly & Steve SeatMorrie & Marilyn PitlickWyatt Stumpf & Shae BeckerConnie & Tony StecklyJoan HummerDanny DownesMatt Riggan FamilyMatt Steinbrech FamilySedivec Family FarmsAdelinn BeinhartIsebell BeinhartTom & Jen Fuller FamilyDylan Wade FamilyMoriah JohnsonPat & Donna RuthKevin KinneyEd KasperLone Tree SimmentalsI.C.C.S.D.P.PDarlene NielsonRobert & Blythe FangmanEllen HamanNick DonnanRolo & Meggan RochaDave & Lori HodgenJudy  & Larry Thorn Travis & Erinn Spevacek, Deb & Randy Melsha; $1624 market value donated by the buyer

Steer # 21: $9,415.20 - People’s Choice
Sponsor:  Jackson Co Cattlemen & Friends of Jackson County Cattlemen
Celebrity & Title:  Brian Moore, Former District 58 State Representative
Steer Name:  Straight Profit
Steer Owner:  Riley Miller, Teed’s Grove
Buyer: Johnson Family Farms for $7,000; additional support from Jackson County Cattlemen and Friends ($1,000) including Mineral Creek Cattle, Executive Ag Recruiting, Herd Pro Livestock Equipment, Eric & Bonnie Andersen, Brian Moore, J&A Cattle, Citizen's First, Jargo Trucking & Baling; $1,415.20 market value donated by the buyer

Steer # 22: $6,000
Sponsor:  Iowa Veterinary Medical Association & ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
Celebrity & Title:  Dr. Dan Grooms, Dean of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Steer Name:  Ernie
Steer Owner:  Quinton Grove, Ellsworth
Buyer: Jill and Jeremy Beukema for $6,000

Steer # 23: $3,600
Sponsor:  Beck's Hybrids
Celebrity & Title:  Megan Salois, WHO Channel 13 Meteorologist
Steer Name:  Radar
Steer Owner:  Tanner Henningsen, Ames
Buyer: Curran Cattle Company for $3,000; additional support from Beck’s Hybrids Employees and Dealers for $600

Steer # 24: $12,200
Sponsor:  District 20 Cattlemen's Associations
Celebrity & Title:  Jeff Shipley, District 82 Representative
Steer Name:  Osbourne
Steer Owner:  Hannah Peck, Birmingham
Buyer: District 20 Cattlemen’s Associations and supporters for $12,000, including Chem Gro
Big River Resources, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Beck's Hybrids, Sinclair Tractor, First National Bank - Fairfield, Henry County Cattlemen, Conrad American, Span-Tech, MD Orthopedics, Jefferson County Cattlemen, Veterinary Clinic, PC-Fairfield, Iowa State Bank - Fairfield, 6S Cattle Co - Schleicher Family, Keosauqua Veterinary Clinic, Delaney Cattle Co, Stone House Angus, Go2Do, Fairfield Tire & Service, Dorian Atwood, Steffes Group Inc, Sullivan Auctioneer's LLC, Nicholson Repair, Peck Agri Farm, Fairfield Ink & Stitch, Hinshaw Trailer Sales, Libertyville Savings Bank, Van Buren County Cattlemen, Kisling Custom Cattle Working, Miller Farms, Green Valley Seed, LLC, Lee County Cattlemen, Louisa County Cattlemen, K7 Herefords, Wiele Motor Company, Farmer's Elevator & Exchange, Sam Smith Family Farms, A3B Livestock, Heater Farms, Tom Bonnichsen, Dale & Dana Howell, Mincer Ford, Bieri Grain, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Mediapolis Savings Bank, B.A.N.K., Matt & Michelle Hunt, Jim Baier, Inc, JJ Nichting, Lee County Vet Care, Moore Seed & Service, Thompson Farm Supply, Kelley Show Cattle, Wishing Well Angus, Vittetoe Enterprises, Des Moines County Cattlemen, Fairfield Precast Concrete, DMC Mutual Insurance, Wright Family Farms

Steer # 25: $5,598.48
Sponsor:  Channel Seeds
Celebrity & Title:  Kayla Lyon, Director of Iowa Department of Natural Resources 
Steer Name:  Roy
Steer Owner:  Connor Briggs, Chariton
Buyer: Loren and Kathy Movall for $4,000; $1598.48 market value donated by the buyer


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