2023 Illinois Beef Expo Schedule of Events

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Important Dates for Stalling and Entries

January 2, 2023 – Stalling Request Form opens for Junior Show Cattle

January 27, 2023 – Stalling Request deadline for Junior Show Cattle

February 3, 2023 - Stalling Assignments will be e-mailed with invoices

February 10, 2023 – Reserved stalls must be paid. After this day, any unpaid stalls will be released for first-come first serve stalling once the 2023 Illinois Beef Expo begins.

Monday, February 6, 2023
8 a.m.              Virtual Entry Form Opens for Junior Show ($55/head per ring)

*All cattle must complete a virtual entry form and in-person check-in

2023 Illinois Beef Expo Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 22

8 a.m.              Trade Show Set up begins                            Livestock Center, Lower Level

8 a.m.              Performance Tested Bull check-in                            Barn 13-14

5 p.m.              I P T Bull Sale meeting                                             Artisan’s Building

11:59 p.m.        Early Virtual Entry Form closes for Junior Show
Any cattle checked-in after this deadline will pay an increased entry fee.


Thursday, February 23

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Trade Show open                                Livestock Center, Lower Level

8 a.m.                          Junior Cattle & Tack allowed on grounds
(no unloading will be allowed on Central Ave. between 8:00am and 3:00pm to accommodate IPT Bull Sale traffic)

10- 11 am                    Ameren Education Session                                        Lower Sale Ring

11 a.m.                        I P T Bull Sale                                                 Artisan’s Building

2 pm- 3 pm                 Bull Conditioning- Setting Your Breeding Season Up For Success with Purina Animal Nutrition                                                                            Lower Sale Ring

Friday, February 24

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Trade Show open                                           Livestock Center, Lower Level

10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     In-person registration paper check, weigh in, and exhibitor card pickup

All steers, market heifers, and commercial heifers must be present to weigh. Breed heifer exhibitors just need to bring papers to check 

11:30 a.m.                  Livestock Judging Contest Registration         Livestock Center, Upper

12:00 p.m.                  Livestock Judging Contest                            Livestock Center, Upper

2 p.m.                         Illinois All-Breeds Sale                                               Artisan’s Building

3 p.m.                         Junior Beef Skillathon                                 Livestock Center, Upper Arena

4 p.m.                          Late Virtual Entry Form ends for Junior Show at an increased fee


4 p.m.                         IJBA Meeting                                                            Lower Sale Ring

6 p.m.                         Illinois Simmental Association Banquet                     Artisans Building

6 p.m.                         Illinois Angus Futurity Banquet                                Northfield Inn & Suites

6 p.m.                          Illinois Shorthorn Association Banquet         Upper Meeting Room Bldg 30

Saturday, February 25

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Trade Show open                                           Livestock Center, Lower Level

8:00 a.m.                    Junior Show begins                           Livestock Center, Upper Arena

*Ring A will begin at 8:00 AM. Ring B will begin following the conclusion of Angus steers in Ring A and will follow the same show order.

6:00 p.m.                     The Collection Sale Social Hour                            Artisan’s Bldg

7:00 p.m.                     The Collection Sale                                                 Artisan’s Bldg

Market Animals Show Order                      

Alphabetical by breed starting with Angus
Market Heifers
Top Five Market Animal Selection

The breeding heifer show will begin in Ring A 30 minutes after the Top Five Market Animal Selection in Ring B. 

Breeding Heifer Show Order

Horned Hereford
Polled Hereford

Sunday, February 27

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.          Trade Show open                                   Livestock Center, Lower Level

8 a.m.                         Junior Heifer Show Resumes             Livestock Center, Upper Arena


Breeding Heifer Show Order

Alphabetical breeds starting with Angus
Top Five Breeding Heifer Selection

*The Breeding Heifer show will start in Ring B after Division 1 of the Angus Heifer Show.