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Welcome to the Iowa Beef Expo! Join us February 8-15, 2015!


Daily Commercial Exhibits
Open at 9:00 a.m. - Close at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
6:00 p.m. Charolais Banquet Diamond Jack's on fair grounds - Social
7:00 p.m. Charolais Banquet Diamond Jack's on fair grounds - Dinner

Sunday, February 8
7:30a.m. Judging Contest Registration - Gammon Barn
9:00a.m. Judging Contest Begins- Pavilion
11:30a.m. Miniature Hereford Review - Preview in Stalls
1:00 p.m. Miniature Hereford Sale - North Annex
1:00 p.m. Iowa Simmental Video Parade- Penningroth
2:00 p.m. Charolais Video Parade- Pavilion
2:30p.m. Maine-Anjou Sale- North Annex
(30 minutes after the conclusion of the Miniature Hereford Sale)
5:30 p.m. Shorthorn Social - Diamond Jacks
5:30 p.m. Iowa Simmental Association Social – Adventureland Inn
6:00 p.m. Shorthorn Banquet -  Diamond Jacks
6:00 p.m. Iowa Simmental Association - Banquet Adventureland Inn

Monday, February 9
Nichols Cryo-Genetics Barn Breakfast
9:00a.m. Trade Show Opens
11:30 a.m. Iowa Simmental Sale - Penningroth
1:30 p.m. Charolais Sale- North Annex
2:00 p.m. Red Angus Video Parade - Pavilion
3:00 p.m. Iowa Royal Shorthorn Video Parade- Penningroth
5:30 p.m. Expo Annual Kick-Off Party- Cattle Barn Foyer
6:00 p.m. Iowa Red Angus Association – Holiday Inn Express
6:00 p.m. Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa - Social  Adventureland Inn Hotel and Conference Center
6:30 p.m. Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa - Banquet Adventureland Inn Hotel and Conference Center

Tuesday, February 10
9:00a.m. Red Angus Review- Preview in Stalls
10:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Parade & Video Parade- Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Iowa Limousin Show & Video Parade - Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale - Penningroth
12 Noon Red Angus Classic Sale - North Annex
2:00 p.m. Salers Video Parade - Pavilion
2:00 p.m. Gelbvieh Sale- Penningroth
3:00 p.m. Lowline Video Parade - Pavilion

Wednesday, February 11
Riverbend Cattle Enterprises Barn Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Iowa Angus Show- Pavilion
10:00 a.m. Salers Evaluation- Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Lowline Show- Pavilion
12 Noon Iowa Limousin Sale - Penningroth Sale Center
1:00 p.m. Iowa Salers Sale- North Annex
2:00 p.m. Appreciation Social – Sponsored by EDJE, Cattle Visions & CJ Brown - South Annex
2:30 p.m. Lowline Sale - North Annex
3:30 p.m. Exhibitor Social - Cattle Barn Foyer
6:00 p.m. - Iowa Hereford Breeders Assn - Social, Stoney Creek Inn
7:00 p.m. - Iowa Hereford Breeders Assn - Banquet, Stoney Creek Inn

Thursday, February 12
Nichols Cryo-Genetics Barn Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Iowa Select Hereford Parade- Pavilion
10:30 a.m. Iowa Angus Sale- Penningroth
11:30 a.m. Iowa Select Hereford Sale- North Annex

Friday, February 13
IJBBA Scholarship interviews
        Click Here for Scholarship Application
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Check-In of All Junior Cattle
10:30 a.m. Weaver Stierwalt Clinic - North Annex
12 Noon Sullivan Supply fitting clinic in Penningroth
1:30 p.m. Sullivan Stock Show U Fitting Contest
3:30 p.m. Sunglo No-Fit Showmanship Contest

Saturday, February 14
8:00 a.m. IJBBA Year Ends Program - Pavilion
9:00 a.m. Expo Junior Show- Pavilion
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Sunday, February 15
8:00 a.m. Expo Junior Show - Pavilion
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