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BCIA Southwest Virginia Bull Test Sale March 26th

Livestock Update, March 2005

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

The 26th annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Southwest Bull Test will be Saturday, March 26 at 12:00 noon. The sale will be held at the Danny Umberger sale facility, just outside Wytheville (same sale location as in past- take exit 77 off I-81, and follow Kenton Run Road located just south of the Exxon station on the access road west of the interstate). The sale will include approximately 130 bulls representing the top two-thirds of the bulls on test. Both fall-born senior and spring-born junior bulls will be offered. Selling will be approximately 85 Angus, 20 Simmental, 20 Charolais, and 5 Gelbvieh. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls.

The Southwest Virginia Bull Test is being conducted at a new location in 2004-05. An Open House at the new test facility will be held Sunday afternoon March 20, 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The bulls are being developed at Hillwinds Farm, owned and operated by Tim Sutphin of Dublin, Virginia. The station is located just outside Dublin, Virginia. 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. Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to attend the open house.

For catalogs and detailed information on the bulls, sale, and open house visit the website, or phone VA BCIA at 540/231-9163.

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