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).