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Rules

Please read below for the upcoming Junior Show rules.
TOP 5 SELECTION
HBC HALL OF FAME AWARD
INDIVIDUAL BREED RULES
BREED MANAGERS

  1. Entry deadline is November 1, 2017
    1. All Junior Show entries must be postmarked by November 1.
    2. Entry fee is $100.00 per head by November 1, 2017. The fee includes grooming chute space, tan bark and heated barn space at no additional charge.
    3. Late entries will be accepted at the Show Office until 5 pm on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. On site entries must be paid by cash or credit card, no checks excepted.
    4. Entries postmarked after November 1, 2017 will be $200.00 per animal.
    5. No refunds.
    6. All exhibitors must be members of IBCA. Membership is $75 annually.
    7. Exhibitors must provide proof of entry before stalls will be issued (i.e. entries must be made before stalling assignment will be given)
  2. Steers born after January 1, 2017 will be eligible to show. Steers will be shown by breeds (including crossbred) and weight.
  3. Heifers born between September 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017 will be eligible to show. Heifer classes will be divided by using the Futurity System. Commercial heifers will be shown by weight.
  4. All animals being exhibited at the 2017 HBC must have an 840 approved, RFID ear tag in place prior to coming to the scales to be weighed or to the heifer check-in areas. Contact the Board of Animal Health for more details on the 840 compliant RFID tags. A fee will be charged at the scale if HBC volunteers are required to place the 840 ear tag.
  5. All plastic visual ID tags other than the required 840 RFID tags must be removed from all Junior Show Cattle prior to coming to the scales to be weighed or to the heifer check-in area.
  6. All exhibitors in the Junior Show must have entered the third grade and may not have exceeded 21 years-of-age as of December 31, 2017.
  7. Each junior exhibitor must own his/her own exhibit.
    1. A certificate of registration must be presented to the Breed Show Manager in charge before the time of the show.
    2. Each breed will set rules as to the use of fax copies or photocopies.
    3. The certificate must show that the exhibitor owns the animals exhibited, either entirely or in part. Registration certificates are required for some of the purebred steers. Check the individual breed rules in the following section.
    4. Animals will NOT be accepted that are registered in a father’s name only, farm name only, or partnerships with unrelated persons (such as, “Smith View,” “Smith Oak,” “John Doe & William Smith,” “Long Oak & Williams Smith,” etc.).
    5. Acceptable registrations are:
      1. In the exhibitor’s name,
      2. John Smith & Sons,
      3. John Smith, Sons & Daughters,
      4. John Smith & Family (family includes sons, daughters and legal guardian youth only),
      5. Family Corporations, where the exhibitor’s names appears as a holder of the stock in the corporation, and proof of same must be supplied on or before the enrollment date, or
      6. Family partnership where only the exhibitor’s father, mother, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent, and/or legal guardian is also in the family partnership and the exhibitor’s name appears on the legal, notarized partnership. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide the necessary supporting documents to the Show Manager upon request.
  8. Heifers and steers purchased at the HBC Sales on Saturday, December 2, 2017 may be exhibited in the Junior Show if the purchaser meets ownership requirements.
    1. Out-of-state purchasers are eligible to show as long as they meet the age requirements.
    2. Dues will be collected at the time of entry if you are not a current member of IBCA.
    3. Entries from animals purchased in the sales that would like to show in the Junior Show must be made within one hour after the close of that particular breed’s sale and must be made at the area that has been designated.
  9. The HBC is open to Indiana residents only with exceptions as listed in rule 7.
  10. Health certificates must meet approval of Indiana state health regulations. Show Cattle from Indiana do not require health certificates, but all out-of-state cattle are required to present a 30 day health certificate. A valid Premise ID number is required.
  11. The Hoosier Beef Congress Committee reserves the right to evaluate all breed steers for breed discrepancies.
  12. No horns are allowed. All cattle must be dehorned and healed and all steers must have been castrated and must be fully healed.
  13. A consignment to the All Star Steer and Heifer sale or to the Breed Sales does not guarantee that you will have stalls available for your Junior Show cattle in the main barn. Every effort will be made to accommodate consignors with stalls in the main barn, however, there is no guarantee of such.
  14. No butt fans (on stands or carts) will be allowed. Exhibitors are asked to limit fans to 1 fan per 3 calves.
  15. All cattle must be stalled in the barns during the day. No one will be allowed to stall off of their trailer in the tie out area during the day.
  16. The Indiana Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana State Fair Board are not responsible for accidents.
  17. The HBC Show Committee has the final decision on all issues pertaining to the show.

TOP 5 SELECTION

For the Junior Heifer and Junior Steer show, a Top Five will be selected from the Breed Champions. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected and then an additional 3 animals will be selected by the Judges from the remaining Breed Champions and Reserves. Once a Breed Champion is selected for any position in the Top Five, that respective Reserve Breed Champion will be allowed to enter the ring for contention for any remaining spots in the Top Five. The Top Five Heifers and Steers will receive banners.

HBC HALL OF FAME AWARD

All Breed Champions (steers and heifers) at the 2017 Hoosier Beef Congress will be eligible for additional $50.00 prize money if they are named a breed champion of the 4-H Show at the 2018 Indiana State Fair. The Grand Champion Steer and the Supreme Heifer at the 2017 HBC will be eligible for additional $100.00 prize money if selected the Grand Champion Steer or Supreme Heifer at the 2018 Indiana State Fair. To qualify for the Hall of Fame Award, the same animal must be exhibited by the same exhibitor in the same breed division at both events. These awards will be presented at the 2018 IJBCA Awards Banquet.

INDIVIDUAL BREED RULES

Angus

Steers and Heifers: To be eligible to show in the 2017 HBC Angus division classes, all exhibitors must be paid members of the Indiana Junior Angus Association. Dues of $10.00 per exhibitor for the 2018 year (December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018) must be paid prior to check in of Angus registration papers and / or Angus cattle at the 2017 HBC Show. Must have original registration papers or will also accept electronic registration papers and a matching legible tattoo to be eligible to show in the Angus divisions. Champion and Reserve Champion are subject to blood typing and/or DNA testing. NO FAXES OR PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED.

Belted Galloway

Exhibitors must obey all rules of the Belted Galloway Society and of the Hoosier Beef Congress. All Belted Galloway exhibitors must be a member in good standing of the Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association, or a member in good standing of the Belted Galloway Youth Group. GLBGA family memberships are $35/yr, junior memberships are $15/yr and BYG memberships are $20/yr. Applications and membership will be verified or collected at the check-in table.

Steers: To be shown at the Hoosier Beef Congress must be at least 50% or more Belted Galloway, sired by a registered Belted Galloway bull and have a Certificate of Appendix Recordation issued by the Belted Galloway Society.

Heifers: To be shown at the Hoosier Beef Congress must have a Purebred Registration Certificate issued by the Belted Galloway Society.

Charolais

Steers: Must be sired by a registered Charolais bull and/or the dam must be a registered Charolais female. Steers must be at least 50% or more Charolais and have a registration certificate issued by the American Charolais Association. Steer must show a predominance of Charolais characteristics. Black steers will not be accepted. “Smoky” colored steers are acceptable. All Charolais steer exhibitors must be a member of the Indiana Junior Charolais Association. Dues are $10.00 annually and will be collected at weigh in. The Indiana Charolais will accept fax and photo copies of registration papers.

Heifers: Purebred registration papers are required. All Charolais heifer exhibitors must be a member of the Indiana Junior Charolais Association. Dues are $10.00 annually and will be collected at the check in table.

Charolais Composite

Heifers: All Charolais Composite heifers must be 50% or more Charolais with a registration paper from the AICA and MUST have a matching legible tattoo to be eligible to show. MUST by sired by an AICA registered purebred bull or AICA registered purebred dam. Black or black baldie heifers will not be accepted. Indiana Charolais representatives reserve the right to make final sifting determinations. All Charolais composite heifer exhibitors must be a member of the Indiana Junior Charolais Association, dues are $10.00 annually and will be collected at check in.

Chianina

Steers and Heifers: To be eligible to show in the HBC Chianina Heifer and Steer classes, the exhibitor must be a member of the Indiana Chianina Junior Association. The $10 annual membership may be paid at the HBC. All Chianina heifers and steers must have original registration papers and legible tattoos which include both HERD PREFIX AND NUMBER YEAR LETTER tattoo that matches the registration paper. NO FAXES OR COPIES ACCEPTED.

Gelbvieh

Steers: Must have American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) affidavit signed by the breeder or registration paper. Must be 50% or greater with at least one or both parents registered Gelbvieh. Exhibitor or family must be a member of the Indiana Gelbvieh Association.

Heifers: Must have 75% Gelbvieh or Balancer original American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) registration certificate. Exhibitor or family must be a member of the Indiana Gelbvieh Association. NO FAXES OR COPIES ACCEPTED.

Hereford

Any junior exhibiting a Herford steer or heifer must be a member of the Indiana Junior Hereford Association. Dues ($10.00) will be collected at the scales and/or check in table. The Indiana Hereford Association will accept fax or photocopies of registration papers, or bill of sale with a copy of the registration papers.

Steers: Steers must have registration papers issued from the American Hereford Association and must have legible tattoos matching the papers. No Steer Certificates will be accepted. The proper papers must have both the sire and dam’s registration number listed. Steers out of “commercial Hereford cows” will NOT be accepted.

Heifers: Must be registered with a legible tattoo. Polled and Horned Herefords will be combined.

Limousin

Steers: . Open to Steers of 12.5% Limousin genetics or higher (NALF orange or purple registration paper).

Heifers: Open to: 1) Purebred Limousin Heifers of 75% or higher Limousin genetics (as calculated by NALF) with a NALF orange registration paper. 2) Lim-flex heifers of 25% or higher Limousin genetics (as calculated by NALF) with a NALF purple registration paper.

At the sole discretion of the Indiana Limousin Breed Manager, Heifers and Steers are subject to DNA testing to verify parentage. Each animal entered MUST have an original orange or purple North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) registration certificate. NO FAXES OR PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED. Each exhibitor or family must be a member of the Indiana Limousin Association. Membership entry will be accepted during the Hoosier Beef Congress check in.

Maine-anjou

National rules and Indiana State Fair rules will apply to ownership of all animals, either steers or heifers. If unsure, call for verification. Junior rules apply. Juniors showing ownership should be those showing the livestock. All Maine-Anjou exhibitors must be current, paid members of the Indiana Junior Maine-Anjou Association prior to entering the show arena. No exceptions. Dues will be collected during steer weigh in and heifer check in. Contact Charlie Craig at 812/275-5336 with any questions. NO COPIES OF REGISTRATION PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Steers: All Maine-Anjou steers must have American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) registration papers in the exhibitors name with matching legible tattoo. Calf must be a percentage ¼ and up.

Heifers: Heifers must be ¾ or above with papers from the AMAA and in the exhibitors name. Must be sired by a registered Maine-Anjou bull. Legible tattoos are required.

Maintainer

National rules and Indiana State Fair rules will apply to ownership of all animals, either steers or heifers. If unsure, call for verification. Junior rules apply. Juniors showing ownership should be those showing the livestock. All Maine-Anjou exhibitors must be current, paid members of the Indiana Junior Maine-Anjou Association prior to entering the show arena. No exceptions. Dues will be collected during heifer check in. Contact Charlie Craig at 812/275-5336 with any questions. NO COPIES OF REGISTRATION PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Heifers only: Heifers must be 1/4 to 5/8 with papers from the AMAA and in the exhibitors name. Legible tattoos are required.

Red Angus

Heifers only: Only registered Red Angus cattle in Category 1A (100%) and Category 1B (87% through 99%) will be eligible to show. This specifically excludes cattle in Category II and Category III. Category 1A and 1B will show together in the same classes. All animals entered must conform to all show and Red Angus Association of America eligibility requirements. Cattle entered in the HBC must be officially registered in the Red Angus Association Herdbook. All animals must be properly tattooed and will be inspected at the show. Tattoos must be legible and must match the animal ID and Herd Prefix on the registration certificate. Anyone exhibiting in the Red Angus heifer show must be a member of the Indiana Red Angus Association. Junior membership is $25. Exhibitors must obey all rules and regulations of the Red Angus Association of America and of the Hoosier Beef Congress.

Red Poll

Steers: Have to be full blood animals, but don’t have to be registered in the national office. The Indiana Red Poll Association has a form that can be used. The state Red Poll Association and breed manager will do the checking and screening of animals at the HBC.

Heifers: Must be purebred heifers (15/16 or greater) Red Poll blood and must be registered with the American Red Poll Association.

Salers

The Indiana Salers Association has adopted the same rules as the American Salers Association and will allow 50% to show in both the steer and heifer show. Registration papers from the American Salers Association are required. Faxes and photocopies will be accepted.

Shorthorn

Steers and Heifers: Must be at least 15/16 % and show Shorthorn characteristics to be eligible to show as Shorthorn and must have the red purebred registration papers. NO FAXES OR PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED. Each calf must have a legible ear tattoo that matches its registration paper. Anyone exhibiting in the Shorthorn Show must be a current member of the Indiana Junior Shorthorn Association. Membership dues are $15 and payable at the Hoosier Beef Congress.

Shorthorn Plus

Steers: Shorthorn Plus Cattle eligible to show in this division are steers that are registered with the American Shorthorn Association as Shorthorn Plus Cattle and have the Green Registration Papers. These steers will have a percentage of Shorthorn blood concentration between ½ and 7/8 and will be eligible to compete in one division only. No animal registered at less than ½ blood will be eligible to be entered. Anyone exhibiting in the Shorthorn Plus Steer show must be a current member of the Indiana Junior Shorthorn Association. Applications will be available at the processing table at the show. Annual dues are $15.

Heifers: Shorthorn Plus Cattle eligible to show in this division are heifers of 50% or higher blood concentration, registered with the American Shorthorn Association as Shorthorn Plus Cattle and have the Green Registration Papers. NO FAXES OR PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED. These heifers must have a legible tattoo which matches the green registration (halfblood or above) papers. Anyone exhibiting in the Shorthorn Plus Heifer show must be a current member of the Indiana Junior Shorthorn Association. Applications will be available at the processing table at the show. Annual dues are $15.

Simmental

All Simmental exhibitors must be an Indiana Junior Simmental member. Dues are $20.00 and can be paid at the HBC weigh in and registration tables. The dues will run from HBC to HBC. The Indiana Simmental Association will accept photocopies and faxes of registration papers. Indiana Simmental Association will retain 2% commission on all Simmental and Sim-Solutions selling through the Simmental and Sim-Solution sale.

Steers: To be shown at the Indiana State Fair and the Hoosier Beef Congress, steers must be at least 50% or more Simmental and have a registration certificate issued by the American Simmental Association.

Heifers: Must be at least 76% Simmental Blood and also must have a registration certificate issued by the American Simmental Association.

Sim-solution

All Simmental exhibitors must be an Indiana Junior Simmental member. Dues are $10.00 and can be paid at the HBC weigh in and registration tables. The dues will run from HBC to HBC. The Indiana Simmental Association will accept photocopies and faxes of registration papers.

Heifers only: Must be at least 50% and up to and including 75% Simmental blood to show in the Sim-Solution Division and also must have a registration certificate issued by the American Simmental Association.

BREED CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions are based on the previous year’s numbers.

$700 :: 175 head or more
$500 :: 75 - 174 head
$300 :: 25 - 74 head
$175 :: less than 25 head

BREED MANAGERS: JUNIOR SHOW

Breed manager contact
Angus Rob Knott 260-410-7348
  Cody Sankey 517-749-5556
Belted Galloway Doug Abney 317-422-8137
Charolais Eric Ott 260-413-0787
Chianina John Blake 815-383-2618
  Eric Wornhoff 317-410-7254
Gelbvieh Kent Waitt 317-441-8530
Hereford Kandice Conner 317-498-1496
Limousin Larry Cox 317-445-6279
Maine-Anjou Charlie Craig 812-275-5336
Red Angus Trevor Craig 812-583-5000
Red Poll Brian Shuter 765-623-2301
Shorthorn Larry Waltz 765-745-0038
Simmental Jon Jordon 765-412-1450

Judges


shane Bedwell
Steers

Shane Bedwell serves as the chief operating officer and director of breed improvement for the American Hereford Association (AHA). Shane works closely with the AHA’s genetic evaluation and national reference sire program. The AHA implemented Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR) in 2000. This program has allowed AHA to develop one of the most accurate genetic evaluation systems in the country while also allowing the implementation of many key economically relevant traits.

Prior to joining the AHA, Shane was a professor and livestock judging coach at Colorado State University for eight years. He received an associate’s degree in science from Butler County Community College in 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry from Kansas State University in 2004. Shane completed a master’s degree in beef cattle nutrition from the University of Illinois in 2007.

Shane has had the opportunity to judge cattle in 30 states including major shows at the National Western Stock Show, American Royal, North American, Fort Worth Stock Show, Oklahoma Youth Expo, San Antonio Livestock Show, Arizona National, and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.

Shane was raised on a cow-calf/stocker ranch near Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and is still involved with the operation. Bedwell’s wife is Lacey and children are Cealy Rose and Chisum.


Jake Scott
Heifers

Jake Scott lives in Gordon, Nebraska where he works with his wife, Kami, on their family ranching operation…Krebs Ranch. Krebs Ranch is a purebred Angus and Sim x Angus program located in the Nebraska Sandhills that markets 400 bulls annually to registered and commercial breeders across America. Jake graduated from Connors State College and Oklahoma State University and was a member of the livestock teams at each school. He has judged major breed and jackpot shows across the country.

Code of Conduct

Fraud and/or Deception Prohibited

All fraud and deception relating to any exhibit or exhibitor at the Hoosier Beef Congress is prohibited.

The following is a partial list of conduct considered to be fraud and/or deception:
  • Artificial filling of any cattle and/or the presence of pumps on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Artificial filling and/or injection of any gas, solid or liquid is not allowed at the Hoosier Beef Congress, and no pumps or drench tubes are allowed to be present on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Violation of this rule will be immediate forfeiture of participation by the exhibitor at the Hoosier Beef Congress. An exception will be granted in the case of a severely sick or severely dehydrated animal. In this situation only, the exhibitor may have fluids or electrolytes administered under the direction of the Official or a Hoosier Beef Congress Committee member.
  • Any tampering (altering) and/or misrepresentation relating to an animals breeding, age, ownership, and/or method of preparation.
  • Unethical fitting of animal exhibits. Unethical fitting includes administering internally or externally any substance and/or performing any surgical procedure, that alters the animals conformation and/or renders its tissues unfit for human consumption at the time of exhibition, including, but not limited to, the use of steroids, growth promotants, or any other such substances, and including the cutting, tearing or gluing of the hide or underneath the hide, or removal of tissue in an attempt to alter the shape of the animal. Exceptions are hoof trimming; dehorning; removal of hair; manipulation of normally attached hair; and treatments or surgical procedures applied to relieve pain and suffering of a sick or injured animal, provided such treatments do not render the animals tissues unfit for human consumption.
Determination of Fraud & Deception:
The following procedures will be utilized to ensure no fraud or deception occurs during the Hoosier Beef Congress:
  • The Hoosier Beef Congress Committee will appoint a Fraud and Deception Official (Official) for each Hoosier Beef Congress show. The Officials responsibility is to determine if fraud and/or deception occurred prior to or during the Hoosier Beef Congress. All decisions made by the Official will be final.
  • The top five placings in each livestock class and any suspect animals may be required, upon conclusion of judging, to submit to examination or tests as prescribed by the Hoosier Beef Congress Committee.
Penalty:
Once the Official or the Hoosier Beef Congress Committee has determined that fraud and/or deception occurred, whether such determination is made prior to, during or after judging, any or all of the following penalties shall be imposed:
  • The exhibit in question will be immediately disqualified.
  • Any or all of the exhibitors entries at the Hoosier Beef Congress will be disqualified. Subsequent violations of fraud and/or deception shall dictate no future participation in the Hoosier Beef Congress.

Team Fitting

2017 rules coming soon.

Showmanship

2017 rules coming soon.

Coloring Contest

2017 details coming soon.

Judging Contest

2017 details coming soon.

Stalling Auction

Stalling Auction Rules

The stalling priority that is purchased will allow the exhibitor the right to choose his/her barn stalls, in the order of purchase. Remember, you are not buying stalls-you are purchasing the rights to have a choice without waiting in line. Each successful bidder can get stalls for a total of two HOUSEHOLDS. If getting stalls for another exhibitor, please know exactly what they are bringing (number of animals and sex) and have their original receipt with you. The spot cannot be split between multiple people. It is only one spot in line for one person. Half of the funds raised through this auction will be given to an organization chosen by the HBC committee. The winning bidder of lot one will be first in line, winning bidder of lot two will be second in line and so forth. Please be in place 30 minutes prior to the barns opening and have your invoice with you when you get in line to be put into your proper position.

Breed Order

Breed Order

2017 details coming soon.