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Beef buyers battle blizzard, spend big

By Ted Sloan

LOUISVILLE, KY - Winter Storm Thor was no match for enthusiastic buyers who shattered records at the 29th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 6-8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Sales totaled $1.39 million, breaking last year's record of $1.14 million and crossing the $1 million barrier for the fourth consecutive year. The 445 lots averaged $3,127, beating out the previous record of $2,547 in 2014.

"It means a lot that so many people were willing to endure tremendous amounts of snow and record cold to buy and show at the Beef Expo," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. "This has become one of the premier beef cattle events in the country."

The sale topper was the reserve champion Angus female, which Emilee Taylor of Lexington bought for $16,500. The grand champion Angus female fetched the second-highest bid of $11,200 from David Hobbs of Vine Grove. Seven lots sold for $10,000 or more. The 49 Simmental lots averaged $4,473 to lead all breeds. The Gelbvieh sale averaged $4,394 for 28 head and the Angus sale averaged $4,332 for 42 head.

Consignors from 18 states brought animals to the Beef Expo.

The junior show attracted 379 head, of which 154 were Kentucky animals. A youth judging contest and a trade show also took place during the Beef Expo.


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