Governor’s Steer Show
at the Iowa State Fair
Thirty-four years and $2.9 million later, it’s hard to put down on paper the immeasurable impact the Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair has had on the three Ronald McDonald Houses located throughout Iowa. Each night, at least fifty families seeking medical care for their sick children, across the state of Iowa, have a place to stay.
The 2016 event on August 13th, included 25 steers, the Iowa youth that raised them, and celebrity showpersons, including Governor Terry Branstad, who competed for the title of “Judge’s Choice.” This year’s event featured the highest selling auction, including the highest selling steer to date at $35,000. The steer, Escalate, was raised by Jacob Stalzer of Haverhill. This year’s new individual steer record surpassed last year’s record held by James Oil Company, Eslick Family Farms, DMACC and DMACC Agribusinesses, who purchased the steer sponsored by DMACC for $31,000.
THANK YOU! for your support of this year’s Steer Show and your support of the three Ronald McDonald House Charities located in Iowa. Your generosity helps the respective charities support its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, located in Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City.