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Livestock Update, December 2007

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

The 50th annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Culpeper Senior bulls will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 12:00 noon at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises located on Route 29 just south of Culpeper, Virginia.

The sale will include 74 fall-born yearling Angus, Gelbvieh, and Gelbvieh Balancer bulls representing the top sixty percent of the 117 bulls developed.  Only bulls which meet stringent BCIA criteria will sell.  The majority of the bulls selling are sired by trait-leading, highly proven AI bulls of each breed.  All bulls selling meet minimum genetic requirements (EPDs) to sire calves for the VQA Purple Tag Feeder Calf Program.  Bulls have been screened for reproductive and structural soundness, and offered as guaranteed breeders.  Complete performance information will be available on all bulls, including growth, maternal, and carcass EPDs, detailed test performance information, and ultrasound data.

Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to visit Glenmary Farm to view the bulls.  Glenmary Farm is located at Rapidan, VA and operated by Tom and Kim Nixon.

For catalogs and detailed information on the bulls visit the website, or phone VA BCIA at 540-231-9163 or Glenmary Farm at 540-672-7396.

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