Sponsored By
Farm Progress

Hoosier Beef Congress returns for another run in early DecemberHoosier Beef Congress returns for another run in early December

Indiana's largest cattle show provides a chance to see the animals that will be in show rings next year.

Tom Bechman 1

October 24, 2016

2 Min Read

The largest beef cattle show held in Indiana returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for a three-day run beginning on Dec. 2. The weekend show concludes Dec. 4.

Hoosier Beef Congress activities on Friday, Dec. 2, will include a show for breed and All-Star Sale cattle beginning at 8 a.m. EST, plus showmanship preliminaries. The showmanship classes will begin at 5 p.m. A trade show featuring items of interest to anyone in the beef cattle industry will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.


A livestock judging contest will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Breed sales and the All-Star Steer and Heifer Sale will start at 9:30 a.m. Showmanship semifinals and finals will begin at 11:30 a.m. The junior beef show itself will commence at 2 p.m. in three different show rings. Both steers and heifers will be exhibited in various rings, according to breeds listed in entry information for the Congress. You can access information on show orders and much more at hoosierbeefcongress.com.

The trade show will continue from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the final day of the Congress. A worship service beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday will be conducted in the show ring.

Following the worship service, the junior beef show will resume at 8 a.m. It’s scheduled to conclude the Congress around 4 p.m.

The junior show and related events during the weekend are sponsored by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. An online auction for the first 30 spots in stalling order will be held Nov. 15 through the Willoughby Sales website. Proceeds from this auction are donated to charity. Call IBCA for any questions related to Hoosier Beef Congress at 317-293-2333.

About the Author(s)

Tom Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farm

Tom Bechman is an important cog in the Farm Progress machinery. In addition to serving as editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer, Tom is nationally known for his coverage of Midwest agronomy, conservation, no-till farming, farm management, farm safety, high-tech farming and personal property tax relief. His byline appears monthly in many of the 18 state and regional farm magazines published by Farm Progress.

"I consider it my responsibility and opportunity as a farm magazine editor to supply useful information that will help today's farm families survive and thrive," the veteran editor says.

Tom graduated from Whiteland (Ind.) High School, earned his B.S. in animal science and agricultural education from Purdue University in 1975 and an M.S. in dairy nutrition two years later. He first joined the magazine as a field editor in 1981 after four years as a vocational agriculture teacher.

Tom enjoys interacting with farm families, university specialists and industry leaders, gathering and sifting through loads of information available in agriculture today. "Whenever I find a new idea or a new thought that could either improve someone's life or their income, I consider it a personal challenge to discover how to present it in the most useful form, " he says.

Subscribe to receive top agriculture news
Be informed daily with these free e-newsletters

You May Also Like