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New IBCA and IBC Board of Directors Set to
Begin Work for 2014
(INDIANAPOLIS) – This year, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) held three elections during the ten Area Beef Meetings to choose Area Directors to sit on the IBCA-IBC Board of Directors. Beef producers in Area 6 re-elected Neil Hollingsworth of Lebanon, producers in Area 2 re-elected Ryan Batt of Salem and producers in Area 11 re-elected Rob Raab from Markle.

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Call Out to Local Affiliates
The grassroots of the IBCA is made up of county organizations. There are many active county and area organizations involved in a wide variety of activities throughout the year, including grilling beef products at local events, holding field days, sponsoring scholarships or working at the county fair. We are interested in hearing about your organization's future or past events.

Remember, if you send a summary of your county activities, it will be highlighted in this weekly newsletter and or published in the Indiana Beef magazine. You can send county event forms by mail to Jennifer Biesecker, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, 5738 W 74th St. Indianapolis, IN 46278 or by email.

If you would like more information about becoming involved in your county's activities, please call the IBCA office, 317.293.2333, and we'd be happy to send you to the right person.

County Cattlemen Form

27th Annual Hoosier Beef Congress in the History Books
The Indiana weather remained true to tradition for this year's Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) with snow and cold temperatures.

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Order your Hoosier Beef Congress Apparel Now!
Show your HBC spirit this year by wearing the latest in custom apparel purchased through the IBCA Web Store. Click on the BK Sports link to order a variety of items embroidered with the HBC logo.

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IBCA Honors Industry's Best at
Awards Banquet
The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) honored the state's top cattlemen at their Annual Convention on February 22nd at the Lucas Estate in Carmel. Beef producers from across the state attended to salute the men who provided the leadership for the Indiana beef industry over the past year.

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2014 Membership Form Available
The 2014 Membership Form is now available in an easy-to-complete fillable PDF. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, don't forget about our fund raising drive (see left panel). You could win!
Know Your Beef Project

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Traceability of Interstate Livestock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced their final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate.

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2014 IBCA Membership Incentive
The IBCA is conducting a fund raising drive to benefit Protect the Harvest. Beginning in January 2014, each additional $5 donation to Protect the Harvest along with your IBCA dues will qualify for one entry in the IBCA Vacation Sweepstakes. You might win - Airfare from Indianapolis + 4 nights' accommodations in Washington DC for two*. Applies to new and renewal memberships. Click here for the membership form.

*Entry deadline is November 30, 2014. The winner will be selected December 7, 2014. Vacation package is based on two people sharing the same accommodations and is valid for select travel dates January 1, 2015 through December 1, 2015. Blackout dates may apply. Prize will not be extended and must be booked through the IBCA office 30 days prior to travel. The prize is non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash. Any additional travel arrangements or tours must be purchased separately by the winner.
2014 Calendar of Events
The 2014 Calendar of Events helps keep you up to date on Indiana happenings statewide. You can bookmark the page and check back for updates and new events and download the Calendar in PDF to print out anytime.

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Recipes from IBCA
From pizzas to steaks, sandwiches to salads, beef can be exciting and fresh every night. Visit our Recipe Archives to get ideas for your next lunch or dinner.
Points to Ponder
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