IJBBA | Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association | Iowa Beef Expo Updates
The Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Iowa Beef Breeds Council. Junior members are given the opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and grow through the many opportunities provided by exhibiting steers and heifers throughout the state of Iowa.
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Iowa Beef Expo Updates

Please look through the important information and rule changes below regarding the 2019 Iowa Beef Expo Junior Show. Please contact IJBBA Advisors with any additional questions.
2019 SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 14

8:00 AM – Junior cattle may begin to arrive and go to tie outs.
Cattle Barn will not be open until Thursday Night.

Skillathon Quizzes can be taken in the office anytime Thursday or Friday and must be complete by Friday at 3:00 pm.

Friday, February 15

IJBBA Scholarship Interviews – Time TBD

 

6:45 AM – Check-in IJBBA Board Member Cattle

7:30-11:00 AM – Junior Cattle,  Arts & Crafts and Photography Check-In
All cattle, including crossbred steers and commercial heifers will check in on Friday.

10:30 AM – Weaver Stierwalt Clinic
North Annex – View Clinic Flyer

11:30 AM-12 Noon – Registration Paper Return
Pavilion

12 Noon – Sullivan Supply-Stock Show U Fitting Clinic
Penningroth

1:00 PM – Sunglo No-Fit Showmanship Contest
Pavilion – View Classes

3:30 PM – Sullivan Stock Show U Fitting Contest
Pavilion – View FlyerView Rules & Regulations

Saturday, February 16

8:00 AM – IJBBA Year-End Awards Presentation
9:00 AM – Expo Junior Show
– 2 Rings

>> View Show Order

Sunday, February 17

8:00 AM – Expo Junior Show – 2 Rings

>> View Show Order

Judges

Market Animal Judge: Shane Bedwell

Breeding Heifer Judges: Scott & Ty Bayer

Showmanship Judges

Junior: Colby Taber & Sarah Vickland

Senior: Craig Moffitt & Reid Nichols

IMPORTANT EXPO REMINDERS
  1.  STALLING: Due to the growth of the Iowa Beef Expo Junior Show and the utilization of tie outs during junior weekend this year, stalling will be not be by county but rather you will be assigned stalls when you arrive. If you would like to be stalled by certain people or your county would all like to be together, please arrive at the same time or have one person in your group get all of the stalls at the same time. Make sure you designate one person to get them all so we do not have duplicate stalls. Please remember you will not be able to put extension cords or any other items in your stalls until the barns open on Thursday evening unless you purchased stalls in the Online Stall Sale.
  2. Fitter Guards will NOT be allowed at the 2019 Iowa Beef Expo. The Iowa State Fair is not allowing them at the 2019 Iowa State Fair therefore we will not allow at the expo.
  3.  No blocking chutes are allowed on bedding in the barns.
  4.  Make sure you follow the route to come into the fairgrounds. This will make it easier and faster for us and you.
  5. ARRIVAL: Come in the IJBBA Gate on E. University. There will be signs marking the gate. This gate is different than in the past due to construction. This gate will be marked with IJBBA Gate signs.
  6. Also remember registration papers and current health papers must be marked for the Iowa Beef Expo.
IJBBA App Promo

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NEW IJBBA APP

To download the app, TEXT IJBBA to 43506 to receive link. There will be many updates, including class calls, for the weekend and upcoming year!

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UNLOADING PROCEDURES
  1. You will have 30 minutes to unload when you get to the barn.
  2.  Please fill out your mirror tag and put it on our rearview mirror immediately. Please leave your mirror tag in your truck through the duration of the expo. It has your telephone number on there in case of an emergency. It will save you a tow bill.
  3. As soon as you are finished move your truck and trailer so the next people can unload.
TRAILER PARKING
  1. If you purchased an online trailer pass, you will need to come to the cattle barn office and pick it up.
  2. Due to construction, the north lot will not be available, in an effort to accommodate our IJBBA exhibitors the Iowa State Fair has agreed to let us park trailers in the volunteer parking lot located at E. 30th and Dean Ave (reference map for location). Once the volunteer lot is full, overflow trailers will be directed to the campground parking on the north side of the fairgrounds (reference map for location).
  3. The IJBBA has a limited number of new available trailer parking permits for the 4-H lot west of the 4-H building. They will be offered on a first come basis and will be $100. Come to the cattle barn office if you would like to purchase one.
ENTRY & CHECK-IN REMINDERS
JUNIOR CATTLE CHECK-IN
Friday, Feb. 15  –  7:30-11:00 AM

ALL junior cattle, purebred and crossbreds will be checked in Friday, Feb 15 beginning at 7:30 AM in the Livestock Pavilion. Check-in will close at 11:00 AM. All animals need to have health papers to exhibit. Purebred steers and heifers must bring their registration papers or digital registration papers with them at the time of check-in. (AGAIN IN 2019: See below for change in registration paper requirement.) Commercial heifers and all market animals will be weighed for class breaks.

REGISTRATION PAPERS
Passed back Friday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 AM- 12:00 PM in the Pavilion.  It is the exhibitors responsibility to pay their breed dues and retrieve their registration papers.

All registration papers collected during check-in will be available for pick-up in the Pavilion from your breed association.

Registration papers MUST be picked up at this time!

HEALTH PAPERS

NO animal will be allowed to show without presenting a valid approved health certificate at check-in that meets all Iowa Health Requirements. Exhibitors will have to present health papers in order to be released from the show as well.

View Iowa Beef Expo Junior Show Health Rules

View Iowa District Show Health Rules

RINGWORM: Any evidence of ringworm, warts, foot rot, pinkeye, draining abscesses or any other contagious disease will eliminate junior cattle from the show and the Expo grounds. The Iowa Beef Expo Veterinarian reserves the right to final judgement on ringworm assessment. No tolerance will be allowed unless the Expo Vet determines the condition has been treated and is in the healing stage.

Digital Registration Papers

Several breeds will begin accepting digital registration papers for the IBE Junior Show and other IJBBA Sanctioned Shows. Please see below to know if your breed will accept digital registration papers at check-in.

These Breeds WILL Accept
Digital Registration Papers:
  • Chianina
  • Maine-Anjou
  • Miniature Hereford
  • Shorthorn
  • Simmental
  • Simbrah
These Breeds WILL NOT Accept Digital Registration Papers:

Original registration papers MUST be in-hand for show entry.

  • American Aberdeen
  • American Blue
  • Angus
  • Charolais
  • Gelbvieh
  • Hereford
  • Limousin
  • Red Angus
  • Salers
  • South Devon
EXPO SHOW REMINDERS
  1. In order for any points to be awarded, the cattle must be owned by, entered in the name of, and shown by the individual IJBBA member, the only exception being if the exhibitor has two or more animals in the same class.
  2. All Breed Champions and Reserves must stay for the Championship selection on Sunday. No points or premiums will be awarded if the respective winners are not present for the Championship Drive.
  3. Use of hemp hair, removed hair, or other hair-like materials added to the animal’s body will not be allowed. I.J.B.B.A. does not allow surgical or any other alterations to the animals such as the use of permanent dyes or paints to alter the animals original color pattern. Exhibitors found in violation of this rule will be stripped of all their points and premiums for that day and all animals will be disqualified from the remainder of the show. After their third offense, it will be considered a code of conduct violation and will be handled accordingly.
  4. No junior cattle will be allowed in the barn until barn managers give the OK.
  5. All cattle must have health papers and form of registration specified by breed a time of check-in. Absolutely NO FAX COPIES OF PAPER REGISTRATIONS ALLOWED FOR ANY BREED!
  6. All breed associations reserve the right to bloodtype/DNA/retinal eye scan any cattle being shown within their breed divisions. Request for blood-type/DNA testing/retinal eye scan can come from the breed association or the IJBBA at any sanctioned show throughout the year beginning with the Iowa Beef Expo. Should testing reveal that the animal has been misrepresented on its registration papers, the exhibitor will be immediately withdrawn from the point program for the remainder of the year and any points previously earned will be void. This applies both to steers and heifers.
  7. Under NO circumstances will exhibitors be allowed to artificially fill animals through the use of pumps or bottles or any other unethical means.
  8. Dogs, whether loose, caged or on a leash are not allowed in the cattle barns at the Iowa Beef Expo.
Photography Contest

Entries may be checked in Friday, February 15 from 7:30-11:00 AM in the Livestock Pavilion.

 

Photography Entries may be made by any age division (Junior-13 and under Senior- 14 and up)

a) The contest will select the best ‘Cattle picture’. Candid shots, scenic pasture views – any picture featuring cattle will be accepted.

b) Photography should concentrate on all aspects of good composition and quality photography.

c) Judging criteria will consist of:

  • i) Quality of image:   15 pts (focus, light, balance, etc.)
  • ii) Well-positioned center of interest 5 pts
  • iii) Good angle/viewpoint 5 pts
  • iv) Captures moment well 5 pts
  • v) Originality/creativity   5 pts
  • vi) Emphasis on Cattle 5 pts
  • vii) Overall appeal   10 pts

d) All entries should be 8 x 10 color photos and MUST include mattes. (No glass or framing permitted)

e) Digital entries are allowed, but all entries must be on photo quality paper. If the entry was taken digitally, a digital file(cd) of the entry must be submitted. The cd must include the exhibitor name, City, State and age division.

f) No digital enhancements to the photo are allowed. Cropping is ok.

g) Captions are not allowed on the pictures. Captions may be summarized on the entry form.

h) Exhibitors are allowed to enter as many as two photos in this contest; however, only one entry per exhibitor will be able to place in the top five.

i) A statement of originality must accompany the entry upon check-in.

j) All entries can be used in future promotional materials of the Iowa Beef Expo and Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association.

k) Duplication of entries in subsequent years is not permitted.

l) Camera timer settings may not be used; therefore, the junior submitting the entry may not appear in the photo.

Digitally Enhanced Photo Contest

Entries may be checked in Friday, February 15 from 7:30-11:00 AM in the Livestock Pavilion.

 

Photography Entries may be made by any age division (Junior-13 and under Senior- 14 and up)

a) This category refers to photos that have been enhanced or altered in some way using a computer program such as Photoshop.

b) The contest will select the best ‘Agriculture Lifestyle’ picture. Candid shots, scenic pasture views – a picture featuring any aspect of agriculture including cattle will be accepted.

c) Photography should concentrate on all aspects of good composition and quality photography.

d) Any form of digital enhancement is allowed (i.e. photoshop techniques, color alteration, captioning, etc.)

e) Judging criteria will consist of:

  • i) Quality of image:   15 pts (focus, light, balance, etc.)
  • ii) Use of enhancement effects 5 pts
  • iii) Good angle/viewpoint 5 pts
  • iv) Captures moment well 5 pts
  • v) Originality/creativity   5 pts
  • vi) Emphasis on Cattle 5 pts
  • vii) Overall appeal   10 pts

f) All entries should be 8 x 10 photos and MUST include mattes. (No glass or framing permitted)

g) All entries must be on photo quality paper. A digital file(cd) of the entry must be submitted. The cd must include the exhibitor name, state and age division.

h) Exhibitors are allowed to enter as many as two photos in this contest; however, only one entry per exhibitor will be able to place in the top five.

i) A statement of originality must accompany the entry upon check-in.

j) All entries can be used in future promotional materials of the Iowa Beef Expo and Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association.

k) Duplication of entries in subsequent years is not permitted.

l) Camera timer settings may not be used; therefore, the junior submitting the entry may not appear in the photo.

Arts & Crafts Contest

Entries may be checked in Friday, February 15 from 7:30-11:00 AM in the Livestock Pavilion.

 

Arts and Crafts Entries may be made by any age division (PeeWee – 8 and Under; Junior – 9 to 13; Senior – 14 and up).

1) Juniors with any special ‘artistic’ skill (painting, video, sculpture, artistic posters, music, etc.) may put their talents on display at the Iowa Beef Expo.

2) The contest will be judged by a group of judges instructed simply to do their best.

3) Entries must promote the cattle industry in some way.

4) Exhibitors are allowed to enter as many as three entries in this contest; however, only one entry per exhibitor will be able to place in the top five.

5) A signed statement of originality, that will include a short description about the process and supplies used to create the entry, will accompany it upon check-in. Duplication of entries in subsequent years is not permitted.

6) Judging criteria will consist of:

  • i) Quality of craftsmanship   10 pts
  • ii) Attention to detail   5 pts
  • iii) Originality/creativity   15 pts
  • iv) Promotion of cattle industry   15 pts
  • v) Difficulty of medium used 5 pts
  • vi) Overall artistic appeal   10 pts