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Livestock Update, October 1998

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 30, 1998. 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 62 head of university horses (21 lots) and registered beef cattle (24 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:

  • 13 Angus cow/calf pairs

  • 3 Polled Hereford cow/calf pairs

  • 1 Gelbvieh cow/calf pair

  • 9 yearling heifers
    • 4 Angus (bred)
    • 2 Polled Herefords (bred)
    • 2 Polled Herefords (open)
    • 1 Gelbvieh (bred)

  • 2 Angus yearling bulls
  • 4 Adult Arabian geldings

  • 5 Adult mares
    • TB, Warmblood, Paint, Arabian, Draft x TB

  • 6 Weanlings
    • 2 TB, 3 QH, 1 Paint

  • 3 Warmblood yearlings

  • 3 Two-year-olds
    • 2 Warmbloods, 1 Arabian
    3:00 pm
    3:30 -- 6:30 pm
    4:30 -- 6:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm
           Demonstration of Sale Horses
    Registration of Buyers
    Complimentary Barbecue Dinner
    Horse Auction -- Campbell Arena
    Cattle Auction -- 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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