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Hokie Harvest Sale
Volume III

Livestock Update, September 1997

D. E. Eversole, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech

There will be a "student-managed" livestock sale of university beef cattle and horses at the Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Center on Friday, October 31, 1997, at 6:00 PM. Students with Junior and Senior status will be enrolled in the Livestock Merchandising class taught by Dr. Dan Eversole in which the students will learn the underlying principles and pertinent activities involved in successfully promoting and merchandising livestock. Guest speakers will be invited to discuss the specific skills in salesmanship, cataloging, photography, budgeting, facility development, and advertising.

Approximately 45 head of university horses (19 lots) and registered beef cattle (25 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:


  2. HORSES (7:30 PM)

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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