There will be a Shorthorn-Plus steer division at the 2014 HBC. The Shorthorn Association and breed managers brought forth a written proposal to add Shorthorn-Plus steers to the list of breed classes offered and the committee accepted their proposal.
Also new this year, Walton Webcasting will be handling the live online streaming of the show. They have been working with a large number of swine shows over the last couple of years and promise to offer a new look for the online streaming of the HBC. There are sponsorship opportunities available during this web feed, as well as other sponsorship opportunities available for the show itself. Please contact the IBCA office if you are interested in being a sponsor of the 2014 HBC.
The biggest change this year is the new trailer parking protocol. Due to the limited availability of space for trailer parking and an inefficient utilization of that space in the past, the Indiana State Fair will be working to get trailers parked in an efficient manner. Please click the link provided here for truck and trailer parking instructions and a parking map. Hopefully, these changes will help make everyone's entry and exit from the event go much more smoothly.
There will be a stalling auction again this year during the week prior to HBC. The auction will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday November, 25th and will end at 8:00 p.m. on November 25th. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Interested bidders can access the auction at Willoughby Livestock Sales.
As always, entries must be postmarked by November 1st and there are no exceptions. Entries postmarked after November 1st will be assessed a late fee.
Hopefully these changes will help to improve the 2014 Hoosier Beef Congress experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you again in December!