BCIA Culpeper Junior Bulls and CVCA Bred Heifers Sell April 5th
Livestock Update, April 2002
Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef
The 44th annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Culpeper Junior bulls will be Friday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Culpeper Agriculture Enterprises located on Route 29 just south of Culpeper. As a special guest, the Central Virginia Cattlemen's Association will sell 63 bred, fall-calving Virginia Premium Assured heifers immediately following the bulls.
The sale will include 60 spring-born yearling bulls representing the top cut of the 101 bulls on test. Selling will be 58 Angus, 5 Charolais, and 5 Herefords. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls.
The CVCA consignment will include 63 Angus-cross Virginia Premium Assured heifers due to calve in September and October. All heifers have been developed together, and will sell in groups of 2-6 six head. Heifers have been bred AI to Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807, with sons of 6I6 used as clean-up bulls. Calving dates and fetal sex has been determined via ultrasound.
Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to visit Glenmary Farm of Rapidan, VA to view the bulls and heifers. Glenmary Farm is located at Rapidan, VA and operated by Tom and Kim Nixon, phone 540-672-7396.
For catalogs and additional information on the bulls or heifers, phone VA BCIA at 540/231-9163, Glenmary Farm at 540/672-7396, or the sale manager VA Sale Services, 540/337-3001. Or visit the websites http://bcia.apsc.vt.edu or http://cvcacattle.com/.
Virginia BCIA Announces Premier Breeder Awards
The Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association presented its Premier Breeder Awards at their Annual Meeting held on March 14. Three breeders received the award based on outstanding performance of their entire consignment at Virginia BCIA Central Bull Test Stations in the test year 2000-01. These awards were as follows: Angus- Lucas Farms, Joe and Timmy Lucas, of Blacksburg, VA. Bulls were tested at Wytheville. Simmental- Darrell Layne, Triple L Farms, at Wytheville, VA. Bulls tested at Wytheville. Charolais- Fred Gent, FBG II Farm, of Abingdon, VA for bulls tested at Wytheville.
Virginia BCIA Elects 2002 Officers
Smith Reasor was recently elected president of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association for 2002. Reasor is a Simmental breeder from Rural Retreat.
Other officers elected at the BCIA Annual Meeting held March 14 include Vice President Charles Rossen of Trevilians, and Secretary/Treasurer Hank Maxey from Chatham.
During the annual meeting of Virginia BCIA, directors elected to serve a three year term included Carl Lindgren of Upperville, Randy Mink of Rocky Mount, and Dennis Pearson of Warrenton. Other members of the BCIA board of directors include Jerry Burner from Luray, Jasper Persinger of Covington, C.W. Pratt of Atkins, and Bill Tucker of Amherst.
The technical directors of the association are Norm Vincel, VA-NC Select Sires, Rocky Mount, Virginia and Bill Beal, Virginia Tech Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences. The educational advisor is Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist at Virginia Tech.