2022 Illinois Beef Expo Schedule of Events

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2022 Illinois Beef Expo Schedule of Events

** Note times and locations for each event as multiple items have changed since last year**


December 17, 2021– Stalling Reservation Request Form opens for Junior Show Cattle

January 15, 2022 – Stalling Reservations needs to be submitted for Junior Show Cattle

February 1, 2022– Reserved stalls must be paid. Any unpaid stalls will be released for first-come first serve stalling once the 2022 Illinois Beef Expo begins.


Monday, February 14

8 a.m.             Early Virtual Entry Form Opens for Junior Show ($55/head per ring)

(visit www.illinoisbeefexpo.com for more information)

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

Wednesday, February 23

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 24

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

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

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.           Angus Sale Cattle Check-in                     Barn 13-14

After 5 p.m.                 Junior Cattle & Tack allowed on grounds

Friday, February 25

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

9 a.m.                                    Illinois Angus Futurity Show                                        Barn 13

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

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

12 p.m.                                    Illinois Angus Futurity Sale                                             Barn 13

12 - 5pm                                  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

2 p.m.                                       Mid America Simmental Sale                                              Barn 13

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

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

No check-ins will be accepted after this!

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


Saturday, February 26

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

8:00 a.m.                            Junior Show Opening Ceremonies                       Livestock Center, Upper

8:30 a.m.                            Junior Show begins                                     Livestock Center, Upper Arena

Ring A will begin at 8:30 AM. Ring B will begin following the conclusion of Angus steers in Ring A and will follow the same show order.

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.