Bull owners and county beef cattle groups are encouraged to contact IBEP to volunteer to help on weighdays/workdays shown below. Activities usually begin at 9:00 am. Bring a potential cooperator or bull buyer to give them a first-hand look at the bulls, facilities, and the central testing program.
|Tues., December 18||--||Record 28-day weights; brucella retest of out-of-state bulls; Board of Directors meeting|
|Tues., January 22||--||Record 63-day weights; ultrasound November bulls; adjusted 205-day data and registration numbers due; final payments due|
|January 22-23||--||Heart of America Grazing Conference, Ferdinand, IN. For information, visit
|Mon., February 18||--||Record 90-day weights|
|Tues., February 19||--||Ultrasound December, January, and February bulls; preliminary soundness screening; videotape all bulls|
|Tues., March 12||--||Ultrasound March and April bulls|
|Mon., March 25||--||Record off-test weights; measure hip height and scrotal circumference; TB injection|
|Thurs., March 28||--||Breeding soundness evaluation; freeze brand; read TB test|
|Thurs., April 18||--||83rd IBEP Bull Sale, Springville Feeder Auction, 6:00 pm|
Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area Beef Meetings
The IBCA, in cooperation with Purdue Extension, will be holding its Area Beef Meetings in December and January. These meetings are open to all beef producers. The meetings will feature great food, and valuable information on beef issues, policies, and programs. IBCA will provide updates on state and national beef topics, while Purdue will share presentations on a variety of subjects related to beef production. Dates and locations are:
Tuesday, December 11 - Area 1. Southeast Purdue Ag Center (SEPAC), Butlerville, at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Jennings County Extension office at 812-352-3033 by December 3.
Tuesday, December 11 - Area 9. McGraw's Steakhouse, West Lafayette, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Courtney Stierwalt at the Fountain County Extension office at 765-793-2297 by December 4.
Wednesday, December 12 - Area 5. 4-H Building, Owen County Fairgrounds, Spencer, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Owen County Extension office at 812-829-5020 by December 8.
Thursday, December 13 - Area 7. Willie & Red's Restaurant, Hagerstown, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Jill Dorff at the Madison County Extension office at 765-641-9514 by December 4.
Saturday, December 15 - Area 2. Spring Mill Inn, Mitchell, at 12:00 pm. RSVP to Ophelia Davis at the Lawrence County Extension office at 812-275-4623 by December 2.
Thursday, January 3 - Area 11. Whitley County Ag Museum, Columbia City, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Whitley County Extension office at 260-244-7615 by December 29.
Tuesday, January 8 - Area 3. Red Wagon Restaurant, Poseyville, at 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT. RSVP to Gibson County Extension office at 812-385-3491 by January 3.
Wednesday, January 9 - Area 10. Christo's Banquet Center, Plymouth, at 6:00 pm CT / 7:00 pm ET. RSVP to Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 by January 2.
Thursday, January 10 - Area 8. Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Cass County Extension office at 574-753-7750 by January 2.
Wednesday, January 15 - Area 6. Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Johnson County Extension office at 317-736-3724 by January 8.