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11th Annual Hokie Harvest Sale

Livestock Update, September 2005

Dan E. Eversole, Animal Scientist, Beef Cattle Production & Management

There will be a "student-run" livestock sale of university beef cattle and horses at the Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Center on Friday, October 28, 2005. 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 (24 lots) and registered beef cattle (27 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:

 (Sport Horses, Paints, and Arabians)
  • Bred cows
    • 11 Angus
    • 2 Hereford
    • 1 Simmental
  • Weaned calves
    • 7 Angus
    • 2 Hereford
    • 1 Simmental
  • Yearling heifers
    • 4 Hereford
  • Yearling bulls
    • 4 Hereford
    • 3 Angus
    • 3 Charolais
    • 1 Simmental
  • 5 weanlings
  • 2 yearlings
  • 7 two-year-olds
  • 10 riding horses

3:00 - 5:00 pm -- Demonstration of Sale Horses
3:30 - 7:00 pm -- Registration of Buyers
4:30 - 6:00 pm -- Complimentary Barbecue Dinner
5.00 - 6.00 pm -- Horse Barn Closed for Sale Preparation
6:00 pm -- Horse Sale - Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena
6:30 pm -- Cattle Sale - Livestock Judging Pavilion

Sale catalogs can be obtained by contacting Dr. Dan Eversole (540/231-4738 or or Dr. Ann Dunnington (540/231-9179 or

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