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Blue the Corn-Fed Steer to Strut his Stuff at the Iowa State Fair

August 7, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Where else would a more than 1,000-pound beautiful beefcake of a steer go to strut his stuff than the Iowa State Fair? The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) is proud to sponsor Blue the Corn-Fed Steer at this year’s Iowa State Fair Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, August 11. This will mark the 36th year of the show. Accompanying the steer will be ICPB President Duane Aistrope, a farmer from Randolph. Proceeds of the show go to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa.

Blue’s owners, Jordan and Keaton Kralik of Creston, Iowa, say his favorite feed of choice is… you guessed it corn. Blue is not alone, corn-fed is the most widely produced type of beef in the U.S. In fact, 1.1 billion bushels of corn went to feed beef cattle in 2017. This assures a consistent year-round supply of high-quality beef with the tenderness and flavor most consumers prefer. Cattle usually spend four to six months in a feedlot, during which they are fed a scientifically-formulated ration of corn and/or silage, hay and distillers grains.

Aistrope, the Kraliks and Blue will be available for interviews prior to and immediately following the show.

Find out more about the importance of the livestock industry to Iowa’s corn farmers, go to www.iowacorn.org/corn-uses/livestock/.

When: August 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Pioneer Livestock Pavilion

Contact:         
Lisa Cassady, Iowa Corn Public Relations Manager, lcassady@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242, 515-443-3947 (Cell)

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

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