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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Belted Galloway||Doug Abney||317-422-8137|
|Red Angus||Trevor Craig||812-583-5000|
|Red Poll||Brian Shuter||765-623-2301|
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 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.
Travis along with wife Beth and their two young boys Bret and Bryson are the owner operators of Pembrook Cattle Company in Fairview Oklahoma. Pembrook Cattle consists of mostly registered Angus cattle along with Red Angus and Sim Angus as well. Pembrook Cattle has several sales throughout the year that showcase show heifer, bred female , and herd sire genetics throughout the year .One of Travis’s favorite parts of the business is following up on the cattle they have sold and getting involved with the youth that exhibit the cattle at shows. They have been fortunate to get good cattle into Great homes and have had numerous champions at many of the bigger shows across the nation. Along with exhibiting cattle at shows Travis also appreciates and enjoys getting the opportunity to judge livestock shows across the country as well.
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:
2017 rules coming soon.
2017 rules coming soon.
Child must not be older than 8.
Age divisions are as follows:
- 0 - 3 years old
- 4 - 6 years old
- 7 - 8 years old
Prizes will be awarded for each age division in the following categories: most creative, best staying in the lines and most colorful!
Parent or guardian must be a current IBCA member.
All entries must be received no later than Saturday December 2nd at 2 pm in the main office.
Coloring sheets will also be available at the show.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, December 3rd.
Participants do not have to be entered in the show to participate.
Individuals and/or teams may participate in one of the four age divisions. A team will consist of 3 or 4 members. The oldest individual on a team will determine the division in which the team will compete.
In the team competition, the three highest scores will be used for calculating the winning team scores.
The jackpot division is individuals only.
The entry fee is $10.00/ individual or $40/team (4 member teams, 3 members count ). Registration is due by November 20th. A late registration fee of $20 per contestant will be charged for registrations made after November 20th. Entries will close and not be accepted after 4:00 pm on the Friday of the Hoosier Beef Congress.
There will be six placing classes. Classes could include prospect steers, prospect heifers, yearling heifers or bulls depending on availability.
Performance data will be used if it is available.
For the two non-reasons divisions, contestants will be asked ten questions on one class to break any ties.
Participants in the Reasons Divisions will give 2 sets of oral reasons.
The contest officials will be a committee of eight that are announced at the contest.
Awards will be given to the top five individuals in each division. The top individual in each division will receive a special award. The top team in each division will also be recognized.
Examples of completed scantrons for scoring the contest:
Reasons Divisions (senior and jackpot divisions)
Non-reason Divisions (junior and senior non-reasons)
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.
Junior Show Order
Saturday – Dec. 2nd
Sunday – Dec. 3rd
Saturday – Dec. 2nd
Saturday – Dec. 2nd
Sunday – Dec. 3rd
Sunday – Dec. 3rd