IL Beef Expo changes

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A special thanks to F&R Trailer Sales and Featherlite for sponsoring the use of new Featherlite Aluminum Stock Trailers for one year to top junior exhibitors!

Expo Rescheduled and Relocated!

2/19/08- Officials at the Illinois State Fairgrounds notified IBA Saturday afternoon that the grounds would be closed to all upcoming events indefinitely, due to a major electrical problem.

Thanks to the cooperation of many, a shortened version of the Illinois Beef Expo will be held Feb. 29- March 2 at the Interstate Center in Bloomington.

We regret that we had to cancel the Junior Show, Quiz Bowl and Judging Contests.

The Trade Show will be enhanced by the facilities provided.

Our apologies for the inconvenience this has caused. We appreciate the tremendous cooperation so far and as always will work to make it a successful, enjoyable event!

Go to for directions.

The following motels offer Expo discounts:

Hampton West- 309-829-3700

Hawthorne Inn & Suites, 309-829-8111

Holiday Inn Express West-309-820-9990

Ramada Limited & Suites- 309-828-0900

Quality Inn & Suites West- 309-829-7602

Livestock Equipment Auction Friday, February 29
Following the Performance Tested Bull Sale

Equipment Consignments Needed!
Current items consigned
Whether you are buying or selling, the first Livestock Equipment Auction will fit your plan! Consignments of equipment are needed to make this sale a success.

Cory Craig, Edinburg, will be managing the sale. You may contact Cory at 217-971-4440 or Penny Bliler, IL Beef Expo Trade Show Manager at 217-676-2722 for information about consigning to the sale.
2008 Illinois Beef Expo Schedule

Interstate Center

Bloomington, Illinois

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
  Noon Performance Tested Bull may begin arriving 
    11:00- 3:00 pm Trade Show Set-Up
Thursday, February 28, 2008
    8 am -5:30 pm Trade Show Set Up 
    11 am- 2 pm Performance Tested Bull Check in 
    6:30 pm                          Performance Tested Bull Meeting- Interstate Center
Friday, February 29, 2008
    11:00 am IL Performance Tested Bull Sale
      8 am -5:30 pm Trade Show Open 
    2:30 pm Livestock Equipment Auction 
    6:00 pm Polled Hereford Social Interstate Center
    6:30 pm Polled Hereford Banquet Interstate Center
Saturday, March 1, 2008
    8 am - 5:30 pm Trade Show Open 
    10:00 am Polled Hereford Illini Classic Parade 
    12:30 pm Polled Hereford Illini Classic Sale 
    3:00 pm Simmental Show 
    4:00 pm IBA Points Show Awards Presentation 
    6:00 pm Simmental Mid America Showcase Sale 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 
    8:00- 1:00 pm Trade Show Open 
    8:00 am IL Angus Show 
    1:00 pm                53rd Illinois Angus Sale 

For questions regarding the 2008 Illinois Beef Expo, contact the IBA at (217) 787-4280.


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