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32nd Hoosier Beef Congress in the History Books
Indiana Ag Connection - 12/06/2018

The Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC), the largest single state prospect cattle show held in the United States took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 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.

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 The videos of the 2018 HBC Showmanship and Junior Shows have been archived and are available for viewing at

"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

The Top Five Heifers:

Supreme Champion Heifer-Chianina -- Baily Tomson, Westport

Reserve Supreme Heifer-Commercial -- Houston Ferree, Sullivan

3rd Overall Heifer-Sim Solution -- Clint Main, Seymour

4th Overall Heifer-Maintainer -- Baily Tomson, Westport

5th Overall Heifer-Commercial -- Spencer Goettemoeller, Winchester

The Top Five Steers:

Grand Champion Steer-Crossbred -- Hadley Hendrickson, Farmland

Reserve Champion Steer-Simmental -- Chase Harker, Hope

3rd Overall Steer-Crossbred -- Ross Howard, Monticello

4th Overall Steer-Charolais -- Maggie Johnson, Churubusco

5th Overall Steer-Chianina -- Cordon Selke, Frankfort

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