Illinois Hereford Weekend 2016

Illinois Hereford Weekend

February 26-28, 2016 • Springfield, Illinois

Dear Hereford Enthusiasts,

On behalf of the Illinois Hereford Association, I personally invite you to attend the 2016 Illini Classic, held in conjunction with the Illinois Beef Expo. Plan to arrive early and take part in our 2nd annual pre-sale IHA Social Event with food and drinks available to all. Last year’s attendees found this to be an exciting and fun addition to our sale schedule. While there, you will be able to view this year’s sale offering and enjoy thecompany of fellow breeders.

The quality of Hereford cattle in Illinois runs deep and this year’s sale offering is proof! Our breeders are once again stepping up their game and bringing some of the very best genetics you will find in the country. The offering includes Junior National quality show heifer prospects, powerful bred heifers and herd sire prospects. No matter what the goals of your operation are, the Illini Classic has something to fit your  needs.

If you are unable to join us Friday night, please follow the sale and bid online at If you would like assistance with selection or have questions, please contact myself, Monte Lowderman or John Meents. Trucking can be arranged if needed.

Make a weekend out of it and plan to attend the IHA Annual Meeting and Banquet on Saturday morning, February 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the meeting to follow at 9:30 a.m. Please note that this event will be held in the Illinois Building, located by the MAIN entrance of the Illinois State Fair Grounds. Like always we will be handing out annual awards for the Illinois Breeder of the Year, Hall of Fame and Woman of the Year. Come as you are – you won’t want to miss it! Breakfast will be served at a cost of $15 for adults and $10 for children. Please RSVP to Kim Carney Rhodes at 217-899-4104 or email by February 19, 2016.

Please download and fill in the Membership form and weekend schedule – [download id=”128″]

Thank you in advance for your interest, and do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

Andrew                                                                                                                                                 Kim

Andrew Garnhart,                                                                                                                               Kim Carney Rhodes

Illini Classic Sale Manager and IHA Secretary                                                                            IHA – Membership Services Manager

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Noon        Sale Cattle must be in place (Stall in Barn 25P on the east side – check in to begin early afternoon)

Friday, February 26, 2016

4:30-6 pm IHA Social Event

(Upper Livestock Arena)

5 p.m.     Illini Classic Sale Cattle on Display (Upper Livestock Arena)

6:00 p.m. Illini Classic Sale

(Upper Livestock Arena)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

9 a.m.     Registration for Annual Mtg.

9:30 a.m. IHA Annual Meeting and Banquet held at Illinois Building on the

IL State Fairgrounds

(note this is a new location)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

8 a.m.     Jr. Heifer Show Resumes Jr. Steer Show Begins

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