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Casey Allison, Eastern Iowa Membership Coordinator, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association: 515-296-2266, email@example.com
Governor’s Charity Steer Show Raises over $274,000; sets new sale record & breaks cumulative $3 million mark
Records were broken at the 35th annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show, which raised over $274,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year’s event featured the highest selling auction, including breaking the cumulative $3 million mark. 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 12, 2017 in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.
Since its inception in 1983, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has raised over $3.2 million for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. This year’s event included 25 steers, the Iowa youth that raised them, and celebrity showpersons, including Governor Kim Reynolds, who competed for the title of “Judge’s Choice.”
The official steer show judges for this year’s show included Mark Core and Bailey Boyert from Pleasantville, Iowa. The judges selected the steer “Smokin’ Willie,” shown by Governor Kim Reynolds, for overall grand champion honors. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the steer and McDonald’s of Iowa City, Coralville, Ames and Des Moines (including JKB Restaurants and J&D Restaurants) purchased the steer for $17,000. There was additional support from Governor Kim Reynolds for $1,000 and Cody Von Glan Friends and Blazin ‘B’ Ranch for $500. The steer was raised by Cody Von Glan of Vail.
The steer raised and shown by 11-year-old Alec Gotto of Dyersville was selected by the crowd for the title of “People’s Choice.” Alec, who is paralyzed from the neck down, led the steer, “Thanks A Million,” from his wheelchair. Alec’s family has personally used the Ronald McDonald House Charities in the past and was eager to “give back” to a charity that helped them. The steer was sponsored by the Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald House Charities and purchased by Briarwood Healthcare Center – Iowa City for $11,000.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, earned the Showmanship Award from Cassie Johnson, who served as the event’s Showmanship Judge. Northey’s steer, “Hershey,” was sponsored by the Friends of Floyd County and Corporate Farmer. The steer was raised by Jayden Jorgensen of Rudd and purchased by Friends of Floyd County & Corporate Farmer for $14,700 along with additional support from Dunlap Sale Barn for $450.
Emcees for the show were farm broadcaster Bob Quinn, WHO Radio, and Michelle Rook, WNAX Radio. A special guest appearance from Ronald McDonald kept the show lively. The auctioneers for the auction were Phil Schooley from Bloomfield, Will Epperly from Dunlap, Russele Sleep from Bedford, and Jared Miller from Leon. Catching bids alongside the auctioneers were Mike Sorensen, Austin Brandt, and Ross Butler of Livestock Plus, Tom Rooney of The Midwest Marketer, and Jason Lekin of Tama Livestock Auction.
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 http://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. Download the information in a word document here.
- Steer: Smokin' Willie
Raised by: Cody Von Glan, Vail
Sponsor: Iowa Beef Industry Council & Iowa Cattlemen's Association
Celebrity Show Person: Governor Kim Reynolds
Purchased by: McDonald’s of Iowa City, Coralville, Ames and Des Moines including JKB Restaurants and J&D Restaurants for $17,000. Additional support from Governor Kim Reynolds for $1,000; Cody Von Glan Friends and Blazin ‘B’ Ranch for $500.
- Steer: Scooter
Raised by: Makia Smith, Charter Oak
Sponsor: Nor-AM Cold Storage & Crawford County Cattlemen; also including Quality Communications LLC; Quality Truck Service LLC; Corey, Ashley & Braxton Donscheski; Tony Hilbert Show Cattle; Grandma and Grandpa Reetz; Curry Seed (Kyle Schultz and Andy Brus); Van Meter Inc.; Denison Merchants; Al Bruhn and Family; Incredible Club Calf Sale; Schulte Cattle Co.; Reetz Farms (Craig and Tami Reetz); Moorhead Feed Supply; Finishline Racing Products; Denison Livestock; Smith Show Cattle and Show Lambs; Vetter Show Cattle; Roecker Cattle Co.; Dunlap Livestock Auction; Staley Show Cattle; Matt Lautner Cattle; Johannsen Welding & Repair(Derick, Kristen & Hunter); KCR Cattle Co. (Craig and Kelly Miller); John Gruhn Family; Healy Show Cattle; Vogt Trucking; Kens Feed Supply; Anderson Show Cattle; VonGlan Cattle Co; Blazin B; Joel Kuhlmann Family; Otto Show Cattle (Brad Otto); West Central Iowa Rural Water; Boyle Show Cattle; Wonder Trucking; Schroeder Bailing; Ashylen and Loren Herrig; Rosburg Livestock; Krieg Family; and Pat Corey.
Celebrity Show Person: Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
Purchased by: Hy-Vee for $8,000 with the market value also being donated $1,613. Additional support from Representative Louie & Deb Zumbach for $300; James Oil Co for $300; Adam Gregg for $300; Cole Mather for $450 and a cash donation of $200.
- Steer: Stu
Raised by: Alex Lynch, Bloomfield
Sponsor: Davis County Beef Promoters, including Bank of the West; Batterson Red Angus; Bloomfield Livestock Market; Bloomfield Newspaper; Boas Farm; Brent Lott; Christensen 5 LLC.; Community 1st Credit Union; Crop Service; Darin Westhoff; Dave Hopkins; Davis Co Tire; Davis County Hospital; Davis Seed; Dicky Bish; Doug & Jo Lynne Davis; Fabius Creek Lamb; Farm Bureau Ins; Hoskins Elevator; Jarr Cattle; Keith’s Foods; Kincart Physical Therapy; Kirk & Rhonda Rodgers; Lynch Law; Snyder Cattle; Success Bank; Success Crop Insurance; Swaim Farm; Titan Soil; and Troy Elevator.
Celebrity Show Person: Bob Sinclair, CEO, Sinclair Tractor
Purchased by: Panera Bread for $13,000 with the market value also being donated $1,422. Additional support from Jeremy Beukema for $300.
- Steer: Quincy
Raised by: Katherine Wielard, Pella
Sponsor: Southern Iowa Merchants, including LDJ Manufacturing; Bank Iowa; Farm Credit Services of America; Griffin Shorthorns; Knoxville Regional Livestock Market; Kruger Seed Company; Langkamp Funeral Chapel; Mahaska County Cattlemen's Association; Mahaska Health Partnership; Mahaska Veterinary Clinic; Mark & Janine Moore; McGriff's of New Sharon & Fremont; Midwest One Bank; State Bank of Bussey; State Farm Insurance - Wyndell Campbell, agent; Tru Bank; LDJ Manufacturing; Tri-County Veterinary Clinic – Dr. Tim Yoder; Kilduff Feed & Grain; Town Crier; Theisen’s; Logan & Cole Spoelstra; and Van Wyk Chiropractic.
Celebrity Show Person: Mark Nook, President, UNI
Purchased by: Sioux County Businesses including Borchers Supply; Houlton Auction, LLC; First State Bank; Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities; Rehder Farms, Inc; Rock River Feeders; Siouxland Machine, Inc; Van Regenmorter Farms; Winterfeld Feed & Transport; Community Oil Co; Chapman Farms; and Porter Funeral Homes for $6,600 with the market value also being donated $1,444. Additional support from Mark Buskohl for $400.
- Steer: Big Fell[HER]
Raised by: Abby Feldpausch, Beaman
Sponsor: Central Iowa County Farm Bureaus, including Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story and Webster
Celebrity Show Person: Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, Founder & President
Purchased by: Iowa Farm Bureau for $4,500.
- Steer: DMACC Delivers "Chubbs"
Raised by: Alyssa Rhum, Leon
Sponsor: Des Moines Area Community College
Celebrity Show Person: Rob Denson, President, DMACC
Purchased by: James Oil Co, Friends & Family of Alyssa Rhum and DMACC Agribusiness for $23,000 with the market value also being donated $1,674. Friends & Family of Alyssa Rhum include Commercial Roof Coatings, LLC; Yoderville Farms Simmental & Angus Bulls; The Rhum Family; Hy-Vee – Osceola; United Farmers Cooperative; Ted & Jan George; Auxier & Leer Farms; Randy DeHeer; Leon’s New Horizons, Inc; CTI Marketing, Inc; Leon NAPA; Travis & Megan Lautner; Long Creek Outfitters; Leon Chamber of Commerce; Invinci Graphics; Muriel Ruth McGahuey Estate; South Central Iowa Theater; Boyd Construction, LLC; Mopar Show Pigs; Superior Livestock & Blair Cattle Co; Cut’N It Up; Leon MFA Agri Services; Leroy & Pat Perkins; Prunty Auctions & Realty, LLC; From the Ground, LLC; Decatur Co Dynamites 4-H Club; Kent Farm Mgmt & Real Estate; BTC Bank; The Leer Family; Horton Floor Covering; Decatur Co Young Guns 4-H SESS; Rod & Donna Norman; Dr. & Mrs. Larry Richard; The Evertsen Family; Decatur Co Boosters 4-H Club; MDL Insurance Services; Snyder’s of Humeston; Jim & Barb Hammer; Vandell Automotive; Steve & Bev Auxier; Jim & Pamm Fuller; Tom & Tammy Taber; Richard Oil; Grampa Jims of Humeston; Bryse Auxier; and Jadeyn Auxier. Additional support from Rob Norton for $325.
- Steer: D 1 Dreamer
Raised by: Addison Wall, Pleasantville
Sponsor: Dee Zee Mfg. (The Quality Truck Accessory People)
Celebrity Show Person: Dr. Steve Stephenson, President, Blank Children's Hospital
Purchased by: Friends of Dee Zee Mfg and Team Dreamer Supporters for $15,000. Friends of Dee Zee Mfg include Kuntz Electroplating; Dickten Masch Plastics; O’Neal Flat Rolled Metal; Pioneer Strategic Sourcing; Ryadon; Superior Extrusion Inc; Crown Extrusions; State Steel; Empire Resources; First Choice; Impact; Peerless; Matt Johnson – Peerless; Jeff Bender – US Nameplate; and WestRock.
- Steer: Big Kenny
Raised by: Allyssa Obrecht, Harlan
Sponsor: Iowa Bankers Association
Celebrity Show Person: Mike Pearson, Market to Market
Purchased by: Knupp Farms for $4,500. Additional support from the Iowa Bankers Association for $500.
- Steer: Thanks A Million
Raised by: Alec Gotto, Dyersville
Sponsor: Volunteer Boards of Iowa Ronald McDonald House Charities
Purchased by: Briarwood Healthcare Center – Iowa City for $11,000.
- Steer: McSteer
Raised by: Adam Monaghan, Manchester
Sponsor: McDonald’s Restaurants of Eastern Iowa
Celebrity Show Person: Scott Turner, COO, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics & Executive Director, UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
Purchased by: McDonald’s of Iowa City and Coralville for $3,900. Additional support from Friends of Adam Monaghan including 3D Electric; Dennis & Marge Putz; Abel, Sarah, and Miles Bockenstedt; Carl’s Feed Store; Delaware County Cattlemen; Goretska Show Steers; KCCK Genetics; Tom, Sara, Kaleb, Cole, & Carter Kruse; Keith & Sherry Kramer; Mark, Rachel, & Mason Kruse, Jerry & Patty Lyness; Dawn & Stephen Mausser; Bernard & Margaret Monaghan; John, Polly, Megan, Kellie, Adam, & Erin Monaghan; Mormann Cattle; Blake Mormann; Putz Cattle; Derek, Cassie, Becca, & Holly Putz; Ries Trucking; Bob, Jenni, Brandon, Ben, & Blake Ries; Ronnebaum Dairy; Delbert & Darlene Ronnebaum; Marty Ronnebaum and Michaela Monaghan; Kevin Saathoff; Schulte Show Pigs; Craig, Beth, Alison, and Cooper Schulte; Woodharbor of Cedar Rapids, and Family & Friends of Adam Monaghan for $2,400.
- Steer: McDouble
Raised by: Ava Henningsen, Ames
Sponsor: McDonald’s Restaurants of Mid-Iowa
Celebrity Show Person: Rick Tollakson, CEO, Hubbell Realty
Purchased by: Curran Cattle Co for $3,750.
- Steer: Mc"Muff"in
Raised by: Aiden Alt, Audubon
Sponsor: McDonald's Restaurants of Northwest Iowa
Celebrity Show Person: Logan Kinyon, Miss Rodeo Iowa 2017
Purchased by: Cookies Food Products & Speeds Golf Carts for $4,500. Additional support from the Audubon County Cattlemen’s Association for $1,500.
- Steer: Hershey
Raised by: Jayden Jorgensen, Rudd
Sponsor: Friends of Floyd County & Corporate Farmer including Corporate Farmer; Dan and Allison Staudt Family; CUSB Bank; Floyd County Cattlemen; Countryside Construction; Five Star Co-op; McSoifers; Industrial Piping Service, Inc.; Kevin and Kathy Smith Family; Farmers Feed and Grain; L and J Industries; Lite It Up Electric LLC; Terry and Becky Meyer; Troy Losee Construction, Inc.; Bill and Cindy Northey; C. C. Volunteer Fire Dept.; Cartersville Elevator Inc.; Dight Trucking; Galen and Char Greenzweig; Nixt Family Farms; Radar Cattle and Plumbing; Dennis, Danny & Holly Dight; Jordan & Hilary Mitchell Family; S & S Locker and Liquor; Matt and Tina Hoeft Family; Lee's Mowing/ Auctioneering Service; 218 Fuel Express; Al Nash Farms; Anthony Schwarck; Bierschenk Farms; Bill & Carol Schmidt; BMP Agronomics; Bruce and Bea Pennington; Butler County REC; Cedar River Harley Davidson Shop; Central Park Denistry; Chatfield Brothers Repair LLC; Chuck and Angie Staudt; Cory, Missy, and Levi Lubben; Counsell Club Lambs; Dan and Amy Assink; Diversified Fastening Systems, Inc.; Doyle Carving Niche; Ed and Lori Paulus Family; Elma Locker and Grocery, Inc.; Farm Bureau Financial-Jay Jung; Farm Credit Services of America; Forsyth Show Pigs; Iowa Cattle Marketing Co-op; John & Joice Lubben; Jorgensen Farms; Julie Pennington; Kruse Angus Farms; Larry & Sharon Hicok; Les and Amy Staudt Family; Lisa Kaplar M.D.; Mark and Cindy Snell; Mark and Kathy Biggs Family; Melissa, Rod, Zayne, Tynlee; Mike and Brittany Paulus; Mike Molstead Motors; Mitas Tires; Mitchell Family Show Cattle; Murray Seeds - Pioneer Hi-Bred; North Iowa Co-op; OmniTel Communications; Osage Co-op Elevator; Osage Veterinary Clinic; Pete and Shelly Apel; R & S Mowing; Rockford FFA; Rockford Ins. Agency and Realty, Inc.; Rockford Locker; Rod and Amy Frascht Family; Rod Hinz; Ron and Gila Jorgensen; Rooney Trucking, Inc.; Schwarck Seed; Shell Rock Hay Auction; Steve's On Main; Stewart Realty; Swartzrock Imp. Co.; Terry and Tammy Wicks; Tony and Kelly Wood Family; Travis Thomas; Twin Strike Emporium LLC; Viafield; August McIntosh; Chuck Souder; Judy Stevenson; Floyd County Fair Society; Hoover's Hatchery; Ray Stonecypher; The Barbers Four; Countyline Locker; and Joe and Sue Paulus.
Celebrity Show Person: Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Purchased by: Friends of Floyd County & Corporate Farmer for $14,700. Additional support from Dunlap Sale Barn for $450.
- Steer: Out of the Ashes
Raised by: Dalton Lawless, Albia
Sponsor: Monroe County Cattlemen & Supporters including Knoxville Regional Livestock Market; Bachman Farms; Joe & Kris Knowles; John Knowles Cattle; Central States Cattle; JTF Farms; Community 1st Credit Union; Kevin & Wendy Dyson Family; John & Patty Judge; Kirksville Livestock; Pioneer Seed Corn - John Crall Family; Kness Mfg; Quality Ag Service; Lathrop Farms; Relco Locomotives; Lawless Farms; Curt & Kaylene Peterson Family; LeGrand; First Iowa State Bank; Mike & Jane Knowles; Monroe County Farm Bureau; Milton & Christine Wilson Family; Ozinga Feed Service; Monroe Care Center; People's State Bank; Moravia Hardwoods; Smith Fertilizer & Grain; Moravia Meat Locker; Steve & Lori Rockwell; Murphy Auction Service; Centerville Produce; Reeds Excavation; Double D Repair; Robert Stoner; Hartgers Cattle Co; Schofiled Lawn Care; Herbold Equipment; Southern Iowa Oil; Mike's Tire; Steve & Karla Heffon Family; Tracy & Renee Howell Family; Teno Maintenance & Repair; Wilson Ag Solutions/Channel Seed; Tim & Cindy Kaldenberg Family; Zeb Gray; Tom & Barb Teno; Joe & Barb Crall Family; Tony & Kellie Sinclair Family; Adams A/B; Yarkosky Farms - Ed & Amanda Yarkosky; Albia Animal Clinic; Lifetime Dental Solutions; Albia Motor Co; edward jones; Appanoose County Livestock; Ajinomoto Heartland; Beary Farms; Bettis Construction; Beaumont Specialty Products; Bryan Reed Family; Bogie's Steakhouse; Coaltrain Implement; Brian, Gina, Nathan & Jorryn Crall; Conley Spray Foam; Cason Pride & Joy Simmentals; Donnie Conway; Chiropractic Health Center; Falvey Lumber; Crawford Insurance; Feehans Pub; Dyson Trucking - Don and Norma Dyson; HMH Storage; G & P Insurance; Jim & Lori Keller Family; Garvers Animal Clinic; Mark & Karen McCarty Family; Goff & Nash; Mark Jacobs; Goodlow Law Firm; Mark, Lisa & John Shepard; Greiner Implement; Paul Ammons Farms; Hawkeye Box & Pallet; Reck Brothers; Hawkeye Farm Management; Henderson Cattle Inc - Bob & Patty Henderson Family; Hindman Show Lambs; Huber Farms; Indian Hills Inn; Jeff & Julie Major; Scieszinksi Construction; Shelquist Sales; Stocker Farms; TBC Insurance; Tom's Tree Service; Carolyn Ryan Family; Jim & Charlies Affiliated Foods; Jordon, Stephanie, Zach, Aly & Ty Haywood; Jim & Connie Keller; Ross & Phyllis Rekemeyer; Hjalmer Lindberg; Bert Currie; Jerry & Shelly Schaper; and Ruepke Farms.
Celebrity Show Person: The Krier Family, Ashland, KS
Purchased by: Monroe County Cattlemen & Supporters for $9,500.
- Steer: Bluto
Raised by: Ethan Heitshusen, Williamsburg
Sponsor: Iowa County Beef Supporters
Celebrity Show Person: Dr. Ben Allen, Interim President, ISU
Purchased by: Garver Animal Heath for $5,500 with the market value also being donated $1,620.
- Steer: Leeroy
Raised by: Jack Wibholm, Alden
Sponsor: Franklin County Supporters & Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust
Celebrity Show Person: Dennis Reilly, Chief of Police for Grinnell
Purchased by: Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust and Franklin County Supporters for $30,570.
- Steer: El Macho
Raised by: Jacob Smith, Newton
Sponsor: Iowa Hereford Breeders Association
Celebrity Show Person: Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator
Purchased by: Mogler Farms for $6,500. Additional support from the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association for $6,150.
- Steer: Buster
Raised by: Alex Ludeking, Norway
Sponsor: Benton County Cattlemen and Local Supporters, including Benton County Cattlemen; Kaiser AG; John and Mary Danner; US Bank – Vinton; Vita Plus; Maple Grove Farm; Eden Mutual; AG Land Realty; Richard and Aaron Siek; QLF Feeds; Newhall Locker; County Wide AG; P+K Midwest; Danner Show Cattle; RMA Transport, Inc.; Koopman Grinding LLC; See and Believe Female Sale; Stacy and Jason Siek; LG Seeds; Myron Danner Bovine Embryo Transfer; Senator Tim Kapucian; Diamond D Farms; John and Dianne Clarke; Bill Hargrafen; The Kahle Family; Al and Linda Ludeking; Veterinary Medical Center – Williamsburg; and Central State Bank – Waldord.
Celebrity Show Person: Kevin Dresser, Wrestling Coach, ISU
Purchased by: Benton County Cattlemen and Local Supporters, including US Bank – Vinton; Newhall Locker; Kaiser AG; Eden Mutual; Koopman Grinding, LLC; Linn Coop; LG Seeds; QLF Feeds; P+K Midwest; and Vita Plus for $7,250.
- Steer: Bunny
Raised by: Macey Thomann, Riverside
Sponsor: Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Celebrity Show Person: Kurt Hora, President, Iowa Corn Growers Association
Purchased by: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort for $16,000 with the market value also being donated $1,620. Additional support from Dan VanWyk for $300.
- Steer: Bear
Raised by: Courtney Vondracek, Fairfax
Sponsor: Sundown Fireworks & Johnson County Cattlemen, including Courtney Vondracek; Ruzicka’s Meat & Catering; Uhlenkamp Construction; Beck’s Hybrids; Vondracek Farms; Ziskovsky Family Farms; Vondracek Development; Wears Auctioneering; Duwa’s Auction Service; Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125; Solon Feed Mill & Purina; Tyler Rogers Construction; Kendall Seed Supply; Tiffany Koss; Hills Bank & Trust; Fairfax State Savings Bank; and CliftonLarsonAllen.
Celebrity Show Person: Cory Clark, 133# NCAA National Champion
Purchased by: Iowa Livestock Marketing Association for $3,500. Additional support from Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125; Ruzicka’s Meat & Catering; Uhlenkamp Construction; Duwa’s Acution Service; Wears Auctioneering; Fairfax State Savings Bank; CliftonLarsonAllen; Solon Feed Mill & Purina; and Hills Bank & Trust for $400.
- Steer: Fuzzy
Raised by: Jentry Johnson, Andrew
Sponsor: Johnson Family Farms, County Line Ag & JA Cattle
Celebrity Show Person: Doug Wagner, WMT Radio
Purchased by: Friends of Jackson County including Jackson County Cattlemen; Cargill Feeds – Kevin Gassman; Maquoketa Feeds; Powers Auction Service; Hwy 64 Auctions; Franzen Family Tractors & Used Parts; Lee & Marlene Johnson; Lonnie & Lola Trenkamp; JA Cattle; Charlene Johnson; Risius Vet Clinic; Haxmeier Construction; Poll Family Angus; Robert & Kathy Shearer; Ben Shearer Trucking & Excavating; Family Fun Table & Chair Rental; Mineral Creek Cattle; Lindemier Farms; Jargo Farms; Farrell’s; Wilson/Kedley Cattle Co; Rotman Motor Co; Pheasant Run Farms; B&G Auction; and Shawn & Sara Johnson for $8,500 with the market value also being donated $1,639.
- Steer: Oliver
Raised by: Megan Osborn, Ames
Sponsor: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association & ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
Celebrity Show Person: Dr. Chuck Holz, IVMA Veterinarian and Iowa House Representative
Purchased by: Talon Crest Farms for $3,500.
- Steer: Ted
Raised by: Mikaela Downing, Orient
Sponsor: Beck's Hybrids
Celebrity Show Person: Sgt. Paul Parizek, Des Moines Police Department
Purchased by: Northwest Iowa Counties including Cherokee, Lyon, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux and Woodbury for $3,000.
- Steer: Heatwave
Raised by: Lane Walton, Salem
Sponsor: District 20 Cattlemen's Associations, including Lee, Henry, Louisa, Des Moines, Jefferson, and Van Buren County Cattlemen’s Association.
Celebrity Show Person: Chip Flory, "Market Rally Host Chip Flory from Pro Farmer"
Purchased by: Ronald McDonald House Supporters from Iowa Cattlemen’s Association District #20 for $16,500. District #20 supporters include Lee, Henry, Jefferson, Des Moines, Louisa and Van Buren County Cattlemen’s Associations; Chip Flory-Pro Farmer; Lane Walton-FFA; Pilot Grove Savings Bank; Quality Plus Feed; Sullivan Auctioneers; Whitney & Darbee; Chem Gro; Wellman Cattle Company; Carthage Livestock; Libertyville Savings Bank; Becks Hybrids; Jet Gas Corporation; J J Nichting; Kent Feed; Big River Resources; Loonan Stock Farm; Edina Livestock; MD Orthopedics, Inc; Jim Baier, Inc.; Miller Farms; Shottenkirk Ft. Madison; SVEA Mutual Insurance; Lee County Vet Care; Green Valley Seed; Moore Seed & Service; Kelley Show Cattle; Bieri Grain; Wishing Well Angus; Prairie Grove Gelbvieh; JWV Pork; DMC Mutual Insurance; Wiele Motor Company; Unionville Livestock; Klopfenstein Simmentals; Agri-Way Partners; Sam Smith Family Farms; Brad Davis Trailer Sales; Schlutz Enterprises; A3B Livestock; Tom Bonnichsen; Heater Farms; Dale & Dana Howell; Farmers Elevator and Exchange; Mincer Ford; Roger & Suzie Edwards; CJ Tire & Service; Bill & Zoe Moritz; Delaney Cattle Co.; JK AG LLC; Kisling Custom Cattle Working; Central Lee FFA; Stack Trucking- Keokuk, Iowa; Miles Wellman Construction; Farm Bureau Insurance-Larry Holtkamp, Agent; Boonies Bar & Grill; Bobb Club Lambs; Lone Tree Simmentals; McDonald's of Fairfield; Thompson Farm Supply; Shawn McCarty Insurance; Agriway Partners; Graber Services; Wright Farms; The Veterinary Clinic; Taeger Seeds; Kat's Grain; Sperry Union Store; Kayser Soil Service; Darbyshire Farms and Show Cattle; Hinshaw Trailers; Tractor Supply Company; Dan Denney; Meiek, LLC; Hickenbottom, Inc.; Kalona Sale Barn; Vision Ag; Judy Book; Pat Hammes; Rosemary Hammes; Staci Wahl; Dickey Oil Corp; Dennis Hinshaw; Loriann's; Gas & Goodies; Agri-Plastics; and Kris and Michelle Kelley.
- Steer: Stevie