Despite the worst weather of the winter, 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 February 19-21. This year’s event was delayed from the normal weekend in December due to event restrictions brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.
On Feb. 20, roughly 400 young exhibitors did their best in the Showmanship competition. The junior show began Saturday afternoon following the showmanship competitions. 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 The videos of the 2020 HBC Showmanship and Junior Shows have been archived and are available for viewing at www.waltonwebcasting.com.
“To be able to put on the show this year is very gratifying. It was the work of the IBCA Board of Directors, the HBC committee, the many volunteers, the IBCA staff and the Indiana State Fair and Event Center 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 Heifer-Angus: Mercedes Ferree, Sullivan
Reserve Supreme Heifer-Sim Solution: Mercedes Ferree, Sullivan
3rd Overall Heifer-Limousin: Aubrey Neal, Osgood
4th Overall Heifer-Chianina: Landree Warnock, Urbana
5th Overall Heifer-Commercial: Houston Ferree, Sullivan
The Top Five Steers:
Grand Champion Steer-Crossbred: William Morris, Bargersville
Reserve Champion Steer-Crossbred: Harper Henney, Angola
3rd Overall Steer-Shorthorn: Delaney Ott, Albion
4th Overall Steer-Charolais: Harlee Henney, Angola
5th Overall Steer-Maine: Cagney Utterback, Alexandria