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IBEEF - Indiana Beef Evaluation and Economics Feeding Program


 
IBEEF is a steer and heifer feedout program that provides Indiana producers with a way to place cattle on feed and gather performance, carcass, and economic information to make genetic and management improvements in their herd. Cooperators receive individual and group feedlot performance, feedlot costs, and individual and group carcass information, including quality and yield grade, ribeye area, fat thickness, carcass weight, etc. IBEEF also allows producers to compare sires, as well as evaluate alternative marketing strategies and their impact upon profitability. The program also helps to improve the reputation of producer cattle by establishing a database of feedlot performance and carcass merit on their calves.

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The 2013-2014 Test
The test is currently underway. It includes 221 steers and 76 heifers from 12 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2013
All are being fed in Iowa:
- 49 steers and 26 heifers fed at Bentley East, Macedonia, IA
- 47 steers and 16 heifers fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
- 58 steers and 22 heifers fed at Larry & Brad Kay, Walnut, IA
- 67 steers and 12 heifers fed at Kennedy Cattle Company, Atlantic, IA

The 2012-2013 Test
The test included 236 steers and 49 heifers from 10 cooperators
Delivered in October and December 2012
All were fed in Iowa:
- 111 steers and 34 heifers fed at Larry & Brad Kay, Walnut, IA
- 68 steers fed at Kennedy Cattle Company, Atlantic, IA
- 57 steers and 15 heifers fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
Results of the test - color slide show pdf or black & white printable pdf

The 2011-2012 Test
The test included 303 steers and 180 heifers from 11 cooperators
Delivered in September, October, November, and December 2011
All were fed in Iowa:
- 60 steers and 11 heifers fed at Gary Nilan, Oakland, IA
- 121 steers and 38 heifers fed at Highland Farms Cattle Company, Blockton, IA
- 70 steers and 20 heifers fed at Tri Tower Farm, Shenandoah, IA
- 28 steers and 60 heifers fed at Bentley East, Macedonia, IA
- 24 steers and 51 heifers fed at S&B Farms, Macedonia, IA
Results of the test - summaries do not include the cattle delivered in September to S&B Farms or the cattle delivered in November to Bentley East; the summaries include 251 steers and 69 heifers from 10 cooperators - color slide show pdf or black & white printable pdf

The 2010-2011 Test
The test included 391 steers and 152 heifers from 17 cooperators
Delivered in October, November and December 2010
Fed in Indiana:
- 158 steers and 84 heifers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Fed in Iowa:
- 90 steers and 55 heifers fed at Bentley East, Macedonia, IA
- 82 steers fed at Highland Farms Cattle Company, Blockton, IA
- 61 steers and 13 heifers fed at S&B Farms, Macedonia, IA
Results of the test - color slide show pdf, or black & white printable pdf

The 2009-2010 Test
The test included 548 steers and 105 heifers from 19 cooperators
Delivered in October, November and December 2009
Fed in Indiana:
- 335 steers and 83 heifers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Fed in Iowa:
- 87 steers fed at Carson Feeders, Carson, IA
- 43 steers and 22 heifers fed at CLAN Farms, Inc., Atlantic, IA
- 83 steers fed at S&B Farms, Macedonia, IA
Results of the test - color slide show pdf, or black & white printable pdf

The 2008-2009 Test
The test included 388 steers and 77 heifers from 14 cooperators
Delivered in November and December, 2008
Fed in Indiana:
- 388 steers and 77 heifers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - color slide show pdf, or black & white printable pdf

The 2007-2008 Test
The test included 636 steers and 245 heifers from 22 cooperators - the total of 881 head harvested is the most in the 10-year history of IBEEF!
Delivered in October, November and December 2007
Fed in Indiana:
- 335 steers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Fed in Iowa:
- 81 steers and 68 heifers fed at Gary Nilan, Oakland, IA
- 82 heifers fed at C Bar D Cattle Company, Gravity, IA
- 136 steers and 19 heifers fed at CLAN Farms, Inc., Atlantic, IA
- 84 steers and 76 heifers fed at S&B Farms, Macedonia, IA
Results of the test - color slide show pdf, or black & white printable pdf

The 2006-2007 Test
The test included 370 steers and 24 heifers from 16 cooperators
Delivered in November and December 2006
Fed in Indiana:
- 317 steers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Fed in Iowa:
- 53 steers and 24 heifers fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2006 Spring Test
The test included 57 steers and 24 heifers from 4 cooperators
Delivered in May 2006
Fed at Perry Beedle IV Feedlot, Oakland, Iowa
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2005-2006 Test
The test included 428 steers and 41 heifers from 17 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2005 and January 2006
Fed in Iowa:
- 77 steers fed at SMB Farms, Macedonia, IA
- 3 heifers fed at Perry Beedle IV Feedlot, Oakland, IA
- 42 steers and 38 heifers fed at Rolling B Farms, Neola, IA
- 141 steers fed at CLAN Farms, Inc., Atlantic, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 168 steers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2004-2005 Test
The test included 257 steers and 215 heifers from 21 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2004
Fed in Iowa:
- 47 steers and 179 heifers fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
- 39 steers and 36 heifers fed at Silver Creek Feeders, Treynor, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 171 steers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2003-2004 Test
The test included 437 steers and 125 heifers from 23 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2003
Fed in Iowa:
- 41 steers and 72 heifers fed at Bentley East, Macedonia, IA
- 233 steers and 53 heifers fed at SMB Farms, Macedonia, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 163 steers fed at G&D Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2003 Spring Test
The test included 46 steers and 75 heifers from 3 cooperators
Delivered in May 2003
Fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2002-2003 Test
The test included 643 steers and 216 heifers from 29 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2002
Fed in Iowa:
- 349 steers fed at Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, IA
- 168 steers fed at Silver Creek Feeders, Council Bluffs, IA
- 216 heifers fed at SMB Farms, Macedonia, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 126 steers fed at Smoker Farms, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2001-2002 Test
The test included 508 steers and 150 heifers from 36 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2001
Fed in Iowa:
- 168 steers at Gary Forristall, Macedonia, IA
- 183 steers at Todd Bentley, Oakland, IA
- 150 heifers at Bruce Bentley, Macedonia, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 157 steers at Smoker Farms, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2001 Spring Test
The test included 58 steers and 24 heifers from 6 cooperators
Delivered in May 2001
Fed at Silver Creek Feeders, Council Bluffs, IA
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 2000-2001 Test
The test included 503 steers and 113 heifers from 36 cooperators
Delivered in October, November, and December 2000
Fed in Iowa:
- 142 steers at Silver Creek Feeders, Council Bluffs, IA
- 198 steers at Todd Bentley, Oakland, IA
- 113 heifers at Brent Lorimor, Farragut, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 163 steers at Smoker Farms, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 1999-2000 Test
The test included 248 steers from 22 cooperators
Delivered in November 1999
Fed in Iowa:
- 84 steers at SMB Farms, Macedonia, IA
Fed in Indiana:
- 164 steers at Smoker Feedlots, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file
Summary article - "How They Stacked Up"

The 1998-1999 Test
The test included 323 steers from 41 cooperators
Delivered in November 1998
Fed at Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file

The 1997-1998 Test
The test included 144 steers from 15 cooperators
Delivered in November 1997
Fed at Smoker Farm, Wanatah, IN
Results of the test - slide show or pdf file


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