Cowboy Happy Hour, sponsored by Steve R. Rauch and Cox Concessions, will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the main aisle of the trade show. Also planned for this year is a silent auction to benefit OCA's PAC (Political Action Committee). The PAC auction will feature two days of silent bidding which will conclude at the end of the Cowboy Happy Hour on Friday and the other closing Saturday.
The ever-popular Genetic Pathway will once again be in the upper concourse of the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center throughout the weekend. The country's best genetics will be featured with live bulls and females on display. Junior events this year include a welcome party on Friday. The competition will continue on Saturday with a judging contest and followed by junior showmanship. The finale of the weekend is the steer and heifer show kicking off Sunday at 8 a.m. A complete list of rules for the show can be found at www.ohiobeefexpo.com. Live streaming of the junior market animal show and heifer show will be provided through livestockworld.tv.
Three individuals will be recognized as Friends of the Ohio Beef Expo for their contribution to the event's annual success. Doug Conkle, Johnny Regula, and Wood County Beef Producers are this year's award recipients.
More than 30,000 visitors from 25 states and Canada routinely attend the Ohio Beef Expo. It is ranked as the sixth largest event hosted in central Ohio and is the premier location to meet Ohio's cattle producers. Don't miss it! If you are unable to attend the event, visit www.ohiobeefexpo.com for live feed. All results will be posted as they are available.