Kicking off the event for the first time this year is the Celebrity Baby Bull Class at 1 p.m. Friday, August 21 in the East Arena. The Baby Bull Class will showcase the animals as celebrities lead them through the arena. Celebrities attending the event include:
Frank Brownell, Brownells Inc. CEO
Greg Edwards, President/CEO Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reid Forgrave, Des Moines Register Features Reporter
Tom Hay, Hydro-Klean Inc.
Erica Reimers, Sullivan Show Supply
Dr. Daniel Schroeder, Mercy Hospital
The breeding of Miniature Herefords began over 250 years ago. Miniature Herefords are full-blood Herefords; they are simply not as tall as normal cattle. For a bovine to be classified as ‘miniature,’ they are scored by the size of their frame with most measuring 38-43 inches tall at the hip.
For more information on Miniature Hereford cattle, visit www.mhbaonline.org.
The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Greater Des Moines as a fun, vibrant and affordable destination statewide, nationally and internationally. Our focus increases visitors to our community through meetings, conventions, sports events, leisure travel, and group tours, thereby contributing to the local economy.