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Beef Update

Livestock Update, April 2003

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

BCIA Culpeper Junior Bulls and CVCA Bred Heifers Sell April 4th
The 45th annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Culpeper Junior bulls will be Friday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Culpeper Agriculture Enterprises located on Route 29 just south of Culpeper. As a special guest, the Central Virginia Cattleman's Association will sell 53 bred, fall-calving Virginia Premium Assured heifers immediately following the bulls.

The sale will include 56 spring-born yearling Angus bulls representing the top cut of the 88 bulls tested. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls.

The CVCA consignment will include 53 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 two to four 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, or Glenmary Farm. Or visit the websites or .

Virginia BCIA Announces Premier Breeder Awards
The Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association presented its Premier Breeder Awards at their Annual Meeting held on March 13. Three breeders received the award based on outstanding performance of their entire consignment at Virginia BCIA Central Bull Test Stations in the test year 2001-02. These awards were as follows: Angus - Green Acres Farm, James Willis, of Rocky Mount, VA; Simmental - Reasor Simmentals, Smith Reasor, at Rural Retreat, VA; and Charolais - Leo and Annette Muncy of Pipestem, WV.

Virginia BCIA Elects 2003 Officers
Hank Maxey was recently elected president of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association for 2003. Maxey is a commercial cow-calf producer from Chatham, Virginia.

Other officers elected at the BCIA Annual Meeting held March 13 include Vice President Dennis Pearson of Warrenton, and Secretary/Treasurer Carl Lindgren of Upperville.

During the annual meeting of Virginia BCIA, directors elected to serve a three year term included John Wilkins of Middleburg, Roger Morris of Appomattox, and Ray Simms of Fredericksburg. Other members of the BCIA board of directors include Jerry Burner from Luray, Jasper Persinger of Covington, Randy Mink of Rocky Mount, and Smith Reasor of Rural Retreat.

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.

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