Over 400 exhibitors from 16 states circled the show ring with their cattle, hoping to qualify for the supreme champion drive during the World Beef Expo.

This year there were 1,227 entries in Open and Junior Show during the 24th annual World Beef Expo, the Midwest's largest cattle exposition. The event also offered a variety of educational opportunities, youth sweepstakes and showmanship contest, a multi-breed sale, a trade show plus much more.

"People of all ages came to see, show, buy and sell cattle while enjoying a weekend of fun with friends and family," said Executive Director Charlene Becker.

Next year's World Beef Expo is set for Sept. 22-24, 2017.

Winners of the Open Show Supreme Drive at the 2016 World Beef Expo were as follows:

Winning Supreme Champion Heifer with a Chi Influence heifer was Gerlach Show Cattle of Monroe, WI.

Earning Supreme Champion Cow/Calf Pair was an Angus Cow/Calf pair exhibited by Pleasant Hill Farms of Rockfield, KY.

Winning Supreme Champion Bull was an Angus Bull exhibited by Keene Farms of Potosi, WI.

The World Beef Expo also featured a sale which brought in $160,350 in sales, with a sale average of $2,586. Embryos brought in a total of $16,050 with an average of $2,675 while bred heifers raked in $34,700 for an average of $3,470.

Pregnancies totaled $14,800 with an average of $3,700 with commercial heifers ringing up $16,500 in sales, for an average of $1,500.

Open heifers sold for an average of $2,756 for a grand total of $66,150. Steers sales averaged $1,735 for a total of $12,150.

In the Youth Sweepstakes, Carleigh Tobey beating out second place finisher Austin Laufenberg by one point.

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