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Hokie Harvest Sale, Virginia Tech Volume V

Livestock Update, October 1999

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 29, 1999. 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 51 head of university horses (25 lots) and registered beef cattle (22 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:

  • 15 cow/calf pairs
    • 11 Angus
    • 3 Polled Hereford
    • 1 Gelbvieh
  • 8 yearling heifers
    • 4 Angus
    • 2 Polled Herefords
    • 2 Gelbvieh
  • 3 yearling bulls
    • Charolais, Gelbvieh, Angus
  • 5 adult geldings
    • Arabian, PHR, TB, QH x TB
  • 10 adult mares
    • TB, WB, Arabian, ISR, QH
  • 5 weanlings
    • 4 QH
    • 1 WB
  • 2 yearlings
    • WB, TB x Belg.
  • 3 Arabian two-year-old fillies

Sale Day Activities
3:00 pm    Demonstration of Sale Horses
3:30 -- 6:30 pmRegistration of Buyers
4:30 -- 6:00 pmComplimentary Barbecue Dinner
6:00 pmHorse Auction -- Campbell Arena
6:30 pmCattle 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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