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Ohio Beef Expo posts new records for event

Beef industry enthusiasts gathered in Columbus, Ohio, March 20-22, for the 2015 Ohio Beef Expo. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) hosted more than 30,000 participants and attendees at the Ohio Expo Center. The Expo provides an annual opportunity for those in the cattle industry in Ohio, and across the nation, to learn and enhance their operations through a tradeshow, cattle sales and educational events.

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Time to BrAg about Ag

It’s time to BrAg about all things agriculture, food and environment. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting BrAg Week March 30-April 3, a campus event designed to raise awareness and to promote all aspects of the college and career opportunities available to graduates.

Markets

Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices on the rise

After a slip across the board on Friday, beef prices are seeing a jump on Monday. Choice boxed beef prices jumped from $250.43 on Friday to $252.50 on Monday, a $2.07 change. The 27-day average has now settled at $247.12. Select boxed beef saw an even higher raise, soaring $2.66 to hit $249.28 on Monday.

Industry

Study shows effectiveness of drought-tolerant corn

DuPont Pioneer announced the Journal of Crop Science published results of a multi-year study conducted to evaluate corn hybrids under drought-stress, or water-limited, conditions. Findings scientifically demonstrate the efficacy of Pioneer brand Optimum AQUAmax maize hybrid seeds, which help farmers achieve more stable yields under drought-stress conditions and high-yield potential in favorable growing conditions.

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