Beef Expo Sales Near $900,000
Angus Lead the Way in 33rd Annual Winter Beef Showcase
LOUISVILLE (March 8, 2019) —The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo recorded total sales of $896,402 in its 33rd running March 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
With one less breed and 30.25 fewer lots than last year, Beef Expo sales averaged $2,150 per lot for 417 lots.
“The Beef Expo results reflect the state of commodity prices in Kentucky and the U.S.,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is dedicated to finding new markets for Kentucky agricultural products, and toward that end, I recently appointed Tim Hughes, a longtime leader in Kentucky agriculture, to serve as senior trade advisor in my office. Expanding demand for Kentucky farm and food products at home and abroad will help turn commodity prices in the right direction.”
Angus cattle brought an average of $3,271 per lot to lead all breeds. The sale topper was an Angus cow consigned by Burks Cattle of Park City and sold for $11,000. Fourteen states were represented at the sale.
In the junior show, 343 cattle passed through the show ring, including 205 from Kentucky. The judging contest attracted 163 participants.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Meade Tractor, and Farm Credit Mid-America were the major sponsors of the Beef Expo.