Cattlemen's Calendar

County beef cattle groups are encouraged to contact IBEP to volunteer (3-4 people) to help on weighdays/workdays shown below. Activities usually begin at 9:00 a.m. Bring a potential cooperator or bull buyer to give them a first-hand look at the bulls, facilities and the central testing program.

Tues., January 23 -- Record 63-day weights; adjusted 205-day data and registration numbers due; final payment due.
Sat., January 27 -- IBCA Convention, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis Airport, Indianapolis. For information or to register, visit the IBCA web site.
Mon., February 19 -- Record 90-day weights.
Tues., February 20 -- Ultrasound older bulls; preliminary soundness screening; videotape all bulls.
Tues., March 20 -- Ultrasound younger bulls.
Mon., March 26 -- Record off-test weights; measure hip height and scrotal circumference; TB injection.
Thurs., March 29 -- Breeding soundness evaluation; freeze brand; read TB test.
Thurs., April 19 -- 81st IBEP Bull Sale, Springville Feeder Auction, 6:00 pm.


IBCA and Purdue University Area Beef Meetings

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA), in cooperation with Purdue Extension, will host its annual area beef meetings in December and January. Meetings are open to all beef producers. They will feature great local food, valuable information on beef issues, policies, and programs, including the latest information from the IBCA, the Indiana Beef Council, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Purdue University Extension. Remaining meeting dates and times are:

Thurs., January 4 Area 11 Whitley Co. Ag Museum, Columbia City at 6:30 pm. RSVP by December 29 to Whitley County Extension (260-244-7615).
Mon., January 8 Area 8 Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport at 6:30 pm. RSVP by January 2 to Cass County Extension (574-753-7750).
Tues., January 9 Area 3 Red Wagon Restaurant, Poseyville at 6:30 pm. RSVP by January 3 to Gibson County Extension (812-385-3491).
Wed., January 10 Area 6 Morgan County Fairground 4-H Building, Martinsville at 6:00 pm. RSVP by January 4 to Morgan County Extension (765-342-1010).

For more information, visit the IBCA web site at


eBEEF is partering with National Cattlemen's Beef Association to present a series of webinars

More information coming, at Dates and topics are:

January 18, 2018 - "Fake News: EPDs Don't Work" - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam and Dr. Matthew Spangler

February 22, 2018 - "Show me the money! Are there EPDs for profit?" - Dr. Darrh Bullock and Dr. Jared Decker

March 22, 2018 - "The 4 S's of crossbreeding: simple, structured, successful, and sustainable" - Dr. Robert Weaber and Dr. Megan Rolf

April 19, 2018 - "Putting the tools to use: buying your next bull" - the eBEEF team


Schedule for 2017-2018 Tests (2017 Winter and 2018 Summer Tests)


Purdue Extension Calendar

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