INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Beef Cattle Association is busy preparing for the 33rd annual Hoosier Beef Congress Dec. 6-8.
Joe Moore, executive vice president for the IBCA and the Indiana Beef Council, said the event will once again be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
“The show will be held at the state fairgrounds in the cattle and horse barns and the Expo Hall,” he said.
The Hoosier Beef Congress is open to any Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association member that is at least in third grade and not older than 21.
Moore said there will be a stalling auction again for the first 30 spots in line through an online auction that will take place on Nov. 12 through Willoughby Livestock Sales.
Half of the money that is raised through the stalling auction is used to help defray the costs of the show, and the other half is used for funding for scholarships, Moore said.
Moore said this year there will be a new breed to the show’s lineup, miniature Herefords.
He said there probably will be enough mini Herefords at the show for a few classes, and the association is very excited to have the new breed added to the show’s lineup.
The deadline to sign up for the show to avoid late fees is Nov. 1.
For more information about the show, or to sign up, visit hoosierbeefcongress.com.