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Beef Expo set for March in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Beef Expo is celebrating its 35th year.  The show is planned for March 5-7 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

The 2021 Kentucky Beef Expo will feature 11 breed shows and sales including Angus, Beefalo, Black Herefords, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Hereford, Red Angus, Red Poll, Shorthorn, and Simmental.

In addition, an all-breed Pen Heifer Show and Sale will also take place at the expo. The Pen Heifer Show and Sale offers beef cattle producers the opportunity to market their registered and commercial cattle. Junior Heifer and Junior Steer shows are also scheduled for the 2021 Expo.

However, this year’s modified show won’t feature the traditional trade show or judging contest due to the restrictions placed on the show because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus brought incredible pressures on the food and agriculture sectors in 2020 and had negative effects on market prices. In spite of that, the 2020 Kentucky Beef Expo finished with nearly $1 million in total sales, an increase of $92,228 compared to 2019 sales.

The 2021 Beef Expo’s major sponsors are the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.