Ohio Beef Expo gears up for 2012

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s 25th annual Ohio Beef Expo is scheduled for March 16-18 at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus.

In addition to breed sales, shows and one of the Midwest’s largest junior shows, the Expo includes a three-day industry trade show, which was a full house last year encompassing more than 22,000 square feet of indoor space.

Sale ring

Consignments are being accepted for the Angus, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn and Simmental sales.

For complete details about making a consignment or to request a catalog for one of these sales, visit www.ohiobeefexpo.com and click on the “seedstock sales” link.

Other highlights

The genetic pathway again will be a feature of the main hallway and upper concourse of the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center. To reserve display space for your bull prospects or donor cows contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736.

A limited number of spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Expo offers numerous opportunities for youth participation and education throughout the weekend. Youth events include: judging contest, beef quality assurance session, showmanship and the junior heifer and market animal show.

More than 30,000 visitors from 25 states and Canada routinely attend the Expo, ranked as the ninth largest event hosted in central Ohio.

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