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Hokie Harvest Sale Volume VI

Livestock Update, October 2000

Dan E. Eversole, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech

There will be a "student-managed" livestock sale of university beef cattle and horses at the Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Center on Friday, October 27, 2000. Students with Junior and Senior status enrolled in the Livestock Merchandising class taught by Dr. Dan Eversole will learn the underlying principles and pertinent activities involved in successfully promoting and merchandising livestock. Guest speakers have been invited to discuss specific skills in salesmanship, cataloging, photography, budgeting, facility development, and advertising.

Approximately 63 head of university horses (25 lots) and registered beef cattle (20 lots) will be catalogued for this sale. A wide assortment of horses and beef cattle of various classes, ages, and breeds will be offered for public auction. The breakdown of sale lots is as follows:

  • 12 cow/calf pairs
    • 7 Angus
    • 3 Polled Hereford
    • 2 Gelbvieh

  • 12 yearling heifers
    • 6 Angus
    • 4 Polled Herefords
    • 2 Gelbvieh

  • 2 yearling bulls
    • Angus
(Arabians, Warmbloods,
Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses)
  • 4 adult geldings

  • 4 adult mares

  • 6 weanlings

  • 4 yearlings

  • 7 two-year-olds

3:00 pm     Demonstration of Sale Horses
3:30 - 7:00 pmRegistration of Buyers
4:30 - 6:00 pmComplimentary Barbecue Dinner
6:00 pmHorse Auction - Campbell Arena
6:30 pmCattle Auction - Livestock Judging Pavilion

Sale catalogs can be obtained by contacting Dr. Dan Eversole, (540) 231-4738 or

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