Each breed holding a sale at the Iowa Beef Expo will have the opportunity to present a $500 Iowa Beef Expo Heifer Award sponsored by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council to a junior exhibitor who purchases and exhibits a heifer from their breed sale. Each breed association has been asked to develop their own criteria for this award. Listed below are the two requirements of the Iowa Beef Breeds Council.
Heifers will be ranked at the discretion of each breed association under the following conditions:
- The heifer must have been purchased in an Iowa Beef Expo sanctioned sale and exhibited by a junior at the 2024 Iowa State Fair.
- Only one heifer per breed sale will be awarded. Therefore, high and low percentage cattle will be considered for one award. Furthermore, cattle with multiple breed registrations may only be awarded by the breed association which sold those cattle at the 2024 Iowa Beef Expo.