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Hoosier Beef Congress Held Over the Weekend


The Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC), the largest single state prospect cattle show held in the United States took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on November 30th through December 2nd. For over three decades, the HBC has played an integral part in developing a passion for the beef industry and agriculture in Indiana’s youth. For many, it is a proud family tradition as many of the parents of today’s junior participants also showed at this event when they were young.

On Friday evening, almost 600 young exhibitors did their best in the Showmanship competition. Over 90 cattle were put through the Breed and All-Star sales on Saturday morning. The Junior shows saw about 1200 cattle sorted over two days by the three judges. The popular HBC tradeshow offered Indiana cattlemen and women examples of the latest in cattle handling equipment, feeds, educational demonstrations and retail shopping.

The live streaming of the HBC continues to grow in popularity for those who cannot be there in person. The videos of the 2018 HBC Showmanship and Junior Shows have been archived and are available for viewing at www.waltonwebcasting.com.

“It is the work of the HBC committee, the many volunteers and IBCA staff who have made this event so special, for so many people, for so many years.” said Joe Moore, Executive Vice President of IBCA. For complete show results, go to www.hoosierbeefcongress.com.

The Top Five Heifers:
Supreme Champion HeiferChianina
Baily Tomson, Westport, IN
Reserve Supreme Heifer-Commercial
Houston Ferree, Sullivan, IN
3rd Overall Heifer-Sim Solution
Clint Main, Seymour, IN
4th Overall Heifer-Maintainer
Baily Tomson, Westport, IN
5th Overall Heifer-Commercial
Spencer Goettemoeller, Winchester, IN

The Top Five Steers:
Grand Champion Steer-Crossbred
Hadley Hendrickson, Farmland, IN
Reserve Champion Steer-Simmental
Chase Harker, Hope, IN
3rd Overall Steer-Crossbred
Ross Howard, Monticello, IN
4th Overall Steer-Charolais
Maggie Johnson, Churubusco, IN
5th Overall Steer-Chianina
Cordon Selke, Frankfort, IN

Source: Indiana Beef Cattle Association