Friday March 2, 2012
Saturday March 3, 2012
Kentucky Fair & Expo Center - Louisville, KY
KY Department of Agriculture & Kentucky Farm Bureau
American Beefalo Association is sponsoring a national show and sale in conjunction with the Kentucky Beef Expo again in 2012. The event will be held from Thursday March 1st to Sunday March 4, 2012 at the Kentucky State Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY.
Add the Vigor of Beefalo Genetics to Your Herd
Beefalo are a unique inter-species cross that introduces a number of genetic qualities that are the result of hybridization. The Breed is known for:
- Excellent Foraging Ability
- Calving Ease
- Rapid Growth
- Disease Resistance
- and much more
Increased hybrid-vigor can be expected from the pairing of Beefalo with any other breed of cattle. Read more here.
Show Chairmen - Andrew Hammer (330) 933-6717 - Mike Henry (423) 470-0223
Sale Chairman - Kyle Skidmore (502) 641-7878
The 2012 National Beefalo Sale will be broadcast live over the Internet on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM. You may register and bid from anywhere in the United States. Online bids are handled as if the buyer is present at the sale. Winning bidders are responsible for immediate settlement of the sale cost. Successful bidders are also responsible for shipping of animals purchased via the online auction. From the auctions page, scroll down until you see the Beefalo Sale. Register early so you can be an approved bidder. Register and bid here
Schedule of Events
Thursday March 1st, 2012 - Cattle arrive, check in, vet check, etc - Cattle must be in the barns by 12:00 PM
1:30 PM ET - Consignor’s meeting - Kentucky Expo Center Main Lobby
6:30 PM ET - Fellowship meal Golden Corral Restaurant
Friday March 2nd, 2012
2:30 PM ET - Kentucky National Show - Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
3:30 PM ET - Junior Showmanship Judging - Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
7:30 PM ET - Dinner and Membership Meeting
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport 6535 Paramount Park Dr. Louisville, KY
9:00 PM ET- Fun Auction (net proceeds to fund Evelyn Garrett Scholarship Fund)
Saturday March 3rd, 2012
11:30 AM ET - Beefalo Sale - Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
Sunday March 4th, 2012 - Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
Junior Heifer, Steer, and Market Heifer Jackpot Shows - junior members are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Beef Expo Steer, Heifer, Pen, and Jackpot Shows.
Membership Meeting Information
The membership meeting on Friday March 2nd will include a banquet style meal. Please RSVP to Andrew Hammer (330) 933-6717 by February 20, 2012. Tickets are $16.50 each.
The ABA’s official hotel for this event is:
Comfort Suites - Airport
6535 Paramount Park Dr.
Louisville, KY, US, 40213
Phone: (502) 964-0740 Fax: (502) 964-0730
A block of 15 rooms is being held for ABA members at $99 per night until February 5th, 2012. Please reference the ABA when making reservations. If you are able, please support this hotel as they give us their meeting room free of charge for our event.
Additional rooms are available at Fern Valley Hotel for $71 per night and they are taking reservations until February 19.
Phone: (502) 964-3311 Ask for Cathy Rigdon.