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Wytheville Bulls Sell March 23rd

Livestock Update, March 2002

Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

The 23rd annual sale of Virginia BCIA Wytheville bulls will be Saturday, March 23rd at 12:00 noon at the Southwest Virginia Bull Test Station located just north of Wytheville. The sale will include 150 bulls representing the top two-thirds of the 226 bulls on test. Both fall-born senior and spring-born junior bulls will be offered. Selling will be 89 Angus, 32 Simmental, 18 Charolais, 8 Gelbvieh, 2 Red Angus, and 1 Limousin. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls.

Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to visit the test station at any time and are especially invited to the Sunday afternoon Open House on March 10th, 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The SW VA Bull Test Station is located just north of Wytheville (take exit 77 off I-81, and follow the signs located just south of the Exxon station on the access road west of the interstate).

For additional information on the Wytheville bulls, contact the VA BCIA, Dept. of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061, 540/231-9163. For sale catalogs, contact sale manager VA Sale Services, Rt. 2, Box 446, Staunton, VA, 24401, 540/337-3001.

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