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Frequently Asked Questions

When do you start taking reservations for this year's Expo?

Online registration is open. The final deadline to enter is September 17, 2023. There will be late fees after September 11. See the entries page for details

What time do Open Show cattle have to be in place?

The Open Show cattle have to be in place by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

When do Junior Show cattle have to be in place?

The Junior Show cattle have to be in place by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

I am entering a cross bred animal and it asks for sire and dam information. What do I do?

Just leave the box blank. If it is required info, just put "NA" in the box to continue to the next box. 

I do not have the registration information on my calf yet, but I want to get it entered before the deadline. What can I do?

Make your entries and put pending in the box. You can sign into your account to add any missing information until September 17th. If you do not have the info by September 17th and you receive it before the Expo, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the exhibitor name and registration information when it arrives.

Can I use two forms of payment at check out?

No, you must pay the full amount with one credit card or mail in a check for the full payment to:

World Beef Expo
P.O. Box 1
Burnett, WI 53922


Are you having a Youth Sweepstakes? Is there a fee?

All of the Youth Sweepstakes were held online. There is no fee.

Is there a fee for Showmanship? Do you need to register?

There are no fees. You can register for showmanship when you submit your show entries. 

What is the earliest I can arrive at the World Beef Expo?

The earliest time you can arrive at the World Beef Expo is 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. NO early arrivals will be allowed. 

Does World Beef Expo provide bedding? Can I purchase bedding and hay?

World Beef Expo provides mulch in the barns but you must provide bedding for tie outs. A limited supply of straw and hay can be purchased. Hay $7 per bale and straw $5 per bale.

Contact us at [email protected] to order straw or hay.

What is early release?

Exhibitors may leave after they are done showing. If you have an animal that qualifies for the Supreme Drive, you need to stay until after the Supreme Drive. 

Can I purchase World Beef Expo merchandise?

Yes, Images Embroidery will be selling hats and clothing items in the Trade Show area. See our merchandise page for pre-order items.

Can I submit additional entries after I have submitted and paid for entries?

Yes, you can submit additional entries by logging into your account and adding the additional entries. You can make changes and additions until September 17th. No refunds will be given but you can substitute an animal in your account before the deadline.

Can I pre-buy parking tickets? 

Yes. New this year, you can purchase discounted parking on the same site that you do your entries on. 

Do you have a silent auction?  Can I donate?  Where is it located? 

Yes, we will have a silent auction.  Donations are welcomed - contact us at [email protected] or call 920-479-0658 for more info. The silent auction will be located in the Trade Show area. We will have an auction on Friday that ends at 5:00 p.m. and another one that starts on Saturday and ends at 5 p.m. Please be sure to check back at 5 p.m.on Friday and Saturday to see if you are the winning bidder and pay for your items.

What time does the silent auction start and end?

Silent auction will start on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and end on Saturday at 5:00 p.m..  Please check at the end of the auction to see if you are the high bidder and to pay for your items.

Does World Beef Expo award a scholarship?  . 

Yes, visit our scholarship page for more details. 

For the Junior Show, does the animal have to be registered in the junior's name to show?


I discovered a mistake after I registered my animal. Who do I contact?

You can make corrections on your account until Sepetmeber 17th. After that date, call us at 920-479-0658 or e-mail us at [email protected].

I found someone's keys. Where should I take them?

Please bring the item to the Entry office that is located up the hill from the Coliseum. We will try to find the owner.

Where can I buy ice?

Ice is available at the Entry Office for $5 per bag

My animal shows by weight. Will you be weighing my animal? 

Yes, we will have a weigh in for Open Show Commercial Heifers on Thursday from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Junior Show cattle will weigh in 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Any commercial heifer weighed in for the open show does not have to be weighed again.