The Indiana Beef Cattle Association is excited to again work with the Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana State Fair to again host this action packed weekend and to provide Indiana’s Beef Industry future producers a chance to further develop the skills that they will need to continue the tradition of beef production in Indiana. We hope you find time to participate in as many of the activities that you can find time for at this year’s Hoosier Beef Congress. Whether your weekend consists of exhibiting cattle, showcasing your skills in the showmanship competition or any of the other contests of the weekend, we know that it takes a large amount of time and commitment for you to take part in these projects. Because of that, we, the committee, along with all of the volunteers and IBCA staff, are pleased to do what it takes to put on this event FOR YOU.
We hope you plan to join us at this year’s Hoosier Beef Congress at the Indiana State Fairgrounds! The Indiana Beef Cattle Association’s Hoosier Beef Congress Committee, as well as several other volunteers and sponsors, hold this annual event to showcase the quality of beef cattle that is offered in Indiana!
With youth being the future of our industry, Hoosier Beef Congress is a 3-day event with countless opportunities for junior participation. Starting off the weekend, the Hoosier Beef Congress offers a show for all sale cattle, as well as a Purebred and All-Star steer and heifer sale the following day. Once settlements are finalized, many prepare for the array of youth events that are offered to all junior participants for the duration of the weekend. The Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association (IJBCA) contributes to a few events themselves. Not only does the IJBCA host a fitting contest, coloring contest and silent auction, but add a showmanship component to the weekend as well. A High Point individual is selected from all four divisions and is then eligible to be selected for supreme showman. Last, but certainly not least, the Hoosier Beef Congress brings in many visitors from all over the country to watch the annual prospect steer and heifer show! Make plans to attend or watch online at www.waltonwebcasting.com and don’t forget to visit our trade show with many vendors! We hope you have a fun filled weekend seeing the largest junior show in the Midwest!
Please review all of the updated information on the website as there is new information this year of which everyone will need to be aware. We look forward to seeing you soon at the 2016 Hoosier Beef Congress December 2-4.
The live streaming of the HBC continues to grow in popularity for those who cannot be there in person. This year, the HBC webcast was viewed by 8,559 unique viewers watching it 13,375 times in 39 states! All of the videos of the 2015 HBC Showmanship and Junior Shows have been archived and are available for viewing at www.waltonwebcasting.com.