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Kentucky Beef Expo tops $1 million in sales for sixth year in a row

Kentucky Beef Expo
Farmers in Kentucky   The 31st annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo

Sales at the 31st annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo exceeded $1 million for the sixth consecutive year.

Sales totaled $1,147,805, an average of $2,326 per lot. The Beef Expo attracted 213 consignors with 493.5 lots.

The 22 Gelbvieh cattle sold at the Expo brought $3,995 per lot to lead all breeds, followed by Angus, which averaged $3,774 for 47 lots.

The sale-topper was the grand champion Angus female consigned by Burks Cattle of Park City, which sold for $12,000 to Daniel Harker of Hope, Indiana.

She shared top honors with a Gelbvieh consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt. Ulla, North Carolina. The grand champion Gelbvieh female, consigned by Pleasant Meadows of Glasgow, attracted a high bid of $11,800 from Nathan Rock of South Carolina.

The grand champion Simmental bull was consigned by Hammerhead Cattle Company of Campbellsville and sold for $10,500 to Matt Bixler of Worthington, Indiana.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), Kentucky Farm Bureau, and Farm Credit Mid-America were the major sponsors of the Beef Expo.


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