Local steer sells for $4,750 at governor’s charity auction


A steer raised by one local teen sold for nearly $5,000 at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair.

Hampton-Dumont senior Kendrick Suntken’s steer “Toby” sold for $4,750 at the event, which is held as a fundraiser for Iowa’s three Ronald McDonald Houses. 2014 marked the third-straight year a Franklin County steer was picked for the prestigious show. Officials scoured the state and selected only 25 animals to participate in the annual event.

Suntken’s steer was purchased by James Simmental & James Oil. Various Franklin County supporters donated an additional $3,250 and also sponsored the animal. Hampton’s Alan Brown, Iowa State Fair Board President, served as Suntken’s celebrity show person during the show.

Read the full article in the August 20 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.