TN Beef Agribition returns to Ward Center

Theyre already getting a great big number of cattle over there, Ruth Correll, Wilson County agricultural agent, said on Thursday.

The show offers something for everyone, for those wishing to sell their cattle, for those wishing to purchase cattle and those wishing to check out and purchase equipment. It is open to everyone, Correll said, adding admission to the event is free.

She said the Agribition will feature nine different breeds of cattle including Simmental, Polled Hereford, Hereford, Shorthorn, Angus, Charolais, Chiangus, Gelbvieh/Balancer and Limousin. These are the top cattle breeds in Tennessee and the Southeast region.

Breed shows will be held today, Friday, set to begin at 10 a.m. with the last one set for 6 p.m. Sales will be on Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Correll noted that a Junior Show featuring young people will be held Sunday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Agribition will also include what Correll called one of the largest trade shows in the Southeast region.

The Agribition, held for the first time in Lebanon in 2011, brought 7,000 to 9,000 people or more to the Ward Ag Center. The event, said officials at the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, had an estimated economic impact of $1.1 million locally.

Correll said everyone associated with the Agribition here had received quite a bit of positive feedback. Im sure that this is going to be an annual event here. She noted the event is a way to promote the breeds and good quality cattle.

The Ward Ag Center is at 945 East Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon.

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