The Indiana weather remained true to tradition for this year’s Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) with snow and cold temperatures. However, those factors did not deter the turnout at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for families attending this annual event. Despite Mother Nature’s wintry blast, 81 more cattle entered the show rings this year than did in 2012.
The 2013 Hoosier Beef Congress saw 1520 purebred and commercial heifers and steers pass through the show rings. A total of 157 cattle were put through the breed and all-star sales on Saturday morning.
On Friday evening, 625 exhibitors did their best in the Showmanship competition and then 983 juniors exhibited some of Indiana’s finest show cattle on Saturday and Sunday. For those who were not in attendance this past weekend, the opportunity to witness the caliber of young people presenting these calves makes one proud to be a Hoosier. They all did an outstanding job!
The Top Five Heifers:
Supreme Champion Heifer-Shorthorn
Allison Nichols Sullivan, IN
Reserve Supreme Heifer-Commercial
Adrianne Trennepohl Middletown, IN
3rd Overall Heifer-Angus
Leslie Rogers Patoka, IN
4th Overall Heifer-Hereford
Devin Hay Leesburg, IN
5th Overall Heifer-Commercial
Becca Chamberlin Winchester, IN
“I want to thank all the beef cattle enthusiasts and allied industry partners who help to make this a very special event each year” said Joe Moore, Executive Vice President of IBCA. “I want to especially thank the HBC committee members, the IBCA staff, our sponsors and the many volunteers who work uncounted hours preparing for this major cattle show.”
For complete show results, go to www.hoosierbeefcongress.com