Southwest Bull Test to Host Open House March 18th
Livestock Update, March 2007
Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech
An open house will be hosted at the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s Southwest Virginia Bull Test on Sunday afternoon, March 18th from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. Cattle producers and others interested are invited to attend. The Southwest Bull Test Station is located at Hillwinds Farm, owned and operated by Tim Sutphin of Dublin, Virginia. The station is located just outside Dublin. From Dublin, travel south on Route 11 just over two miles, and turn right on Thornspring Road/Rt. 643 (Cougar Express convenience store on corner). Proceed on Thornspring Road a little over a mile and the facility is on the left.
A total of 213 bulls are currently on test at Hillwinds Farm, including 86 fall-born senior bulls and 127 spring-born junior bulls. These include 149 Angus, 14 Charolais, 7 Gelbvieh, 2 Polled Hereford, 26 purebred Simmental, and 15 SimmAngus. The top two-thirds of these bulls will be sold on Saturday, March 24th at 12:00 noon. The sale will be held at the Danny Umberger sale facility, just outside Wytheville (same sale location as in past).Complete information on the bulls, Open House, and sale can be found on the VA BCIA website http://bcia.apsc.vt.edu, or phone 540/231-9163.