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As Indiana's principal organization representing Hoosier beef producers since 1975, we have produced solid results for cattlemen and women in this state by advancing their values and priorities with legislators and regulators. 

We recognize the importance of educating cattle producers on ways to increase profit opportunities as well as serving to protect their future by telling the true story of our industry to the uninformed.

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2018 Hoosier Beef Congress

The Hoosier Beef Congress website has now been updated with the 2018 Schedule, 2018 Junior Show Rules and Entry Form, the 2018 All Star and Breed Sales Information and Entry Form and all of this year’s Trade Show Information.  Please take time to read the details for 2018 and start sending in those entries.  The entry deadline for the sale consignments is October 15th and the deadline for Junior Show entries is November 1, 2018.

You can find all of this information at the official Hoosier Beef Congress website.

Thank you to our 2018 HBC sponsors- a complete list here.

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2019 IBCA Annual Convention and Business Meeting Registration is Now Open!

Be sure to join your fellow Indiana cattlemen and women for a day of fun, fellowship and networking at the IBCA Annual Convention & Business Meeting. 

The 2019 convention agenda can be found here.

Nominations are currently being taken for 2018 IBCA Cattleman of the Year, Young Cattleman of the Year and IBCA Friend of the Beef Industry. Completed forms may be emailed to Callie at ccleveland@indianabeef.org or faxed to (317) 295-8421.

2018 IBCA Cattleman of the Year and Young Cattleman of the Year nomination forms are available here.

IBCA Friend of the Beef Industry nomination form here.

Register here!


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2018-2019 Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue Area Beef Meetings

The meetings will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept. of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.  


To find out when your area meeting is, click here.

Meat Grading Interest Survey for Livestock Producers

In cooperation with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the IBCA is asking its members to complete this survey related to meat grading.  Meat grading, which is regulated by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS), is not currently offered under state inspection. While inspection for wholesomeness is mandatory, grading is voluntary. To provide grading services, BOAH staff members must complete additional, extensive training. This survey is intended to help BOAH Meat & Poultry Division leadership assess the demand for the service in the state of Indiana, and determine if a grading program could be sustained.    

To fill out the survey, click here




Indiana Market Reporting System

ISDA, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched Indiana’s Market Reporting Program in 2016, which provides market prices of dairy and beef cattle from various markets across the state. This information is published in a weekly report on the USDA Market News website and is intended to keep producers and agricultural businesses better informed about the value of their livestock.

Click the link here to view the reports.

News and Announcements

September 19, 2018
BQA in Indiana

The BQA in Indiana Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training and Certification Requirement Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry tec...
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May 7, 2018
May Is Beef Month!

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources.
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January 30, 2018
Beef Industry's Best Honored At Annual IBCA Awards Banquet

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) honored the state’s top cattlemen ...
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January 30, 2018
New IBCA & IBC Board of Directors Set To Begin Work For 2018

From left to right:  Dr. Bruce Lamb, Tim Schwab, Joe Horstman, Neil Holl...
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