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T-Bone the Corn-fed Steer Will Strut His Stuff at the Iowa State Fair

August 6, 2019

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor T-Bone the corn-fed steer at this year’s 37th Iowa State Fair Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday. Accompanying the steer will be Iowa Corn Growers Association® President Curt Mether, a farmer from Logan. All proceeds of the show go directly to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa and the families in need at the facility.

Also accompanying T-Bone is Brynn Nickle of Clearfield, Iowa. Brynn is involved in her local 4-H and FFA organizations and will be a junior at Mount Ayr Community Schools. Brynn says T-Bone’s favorite feed of choice is… corn! T-Bone is not alone; corn-fed beef is the most widely produced type of beef in the U.S. In fact, 8 percent or 1.1 billion bushels of U.S. 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 distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).

Curt, Brynn, and T-Bone 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: Saturday, August 10th at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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