Congratulations to Makia Smith on Grand Champion Steer/Judges Choice Award at the Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the 2019 Iowa State Fair!

Author: Nicole Lautner

Makia & her Monopoly sired steer, “Richard”, were sponsored by Nor Am Cold Storage and Crawford County Cattlemen’s. Makia was accompanied by celebrity Showman, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. This was her 3rd time exhibiting at the GCSS, her 2nd pairing with Lt. Governor Gregg, & her first time winning the judge’s choice. Makia & Richard also were named Champion Market Steer at the Crawford County Fair & the Best of the West Showdown this summer. 🏆 CONGRATULATIONS to the Smith Family!

“Richard” was raised by Sornson Show Steers & sold by Dalton Smith/Keaton Otto.

Since 1983, the IA beef industry has raised funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City  The houses provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children being treated in area hospitals and have served nearly 48,000 families. 

 During the competition, celebrities lead 25 steers around the ring, vying for the championship designation, showmanship honors, and the People’s Choice award. Then, the steers are sold at auction, immediately following the show, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This event has raised $3.5 million since 1983, and counting.

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