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Culpeper BCIA Senior Bull Sale Scheduled Sat., Dec. 14

Livestock Update, October 1996

Ike Eller, Animal & Poultry Sciences

The Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association sponsored Culpeper senior performance tested bull sale will be held Saturday, December 14 at 12:00 Noon at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises at Culpeper, Virginia.

Selling in this 39th annual sale will be 80 completely performance tested bulls that represent the top two-thirds of the 118 bulls currently on test, composed of 102 Angus, 11 Polled Hereford, 3 Simmental, 1 Charolais and 1 Gelbvieh. The Virginia BCIA Culpeper test is being conducted at Glenmary Farm near Rapidan, Virginia in Orange County, operated by Bob & Tom Nixon. The farm is located just south of the Rapidan River on Rt. 636, 2 miles west, off Rt. 522. The farm is located about 10 miles south of Culpeper.

Interested cattlemen are invited to visit Glenmary Farm to view the bulls at any time.

For additional information about the Culpeper test or the December 14 sale, contact Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, Dept. Of Animal & Poultry Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061-0306, 540/231-9163. For catalogs and other information on the sale, contact sale manager, Mike Gothard, VA Sale Services, Rt. 2, Box 446, Staunton, Virginia, 24401-9432, 540/337-3001.

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