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15th Annual Hokie Harvest Sale

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Dr. Dan E. Eversole
Animal Scientist, Beef Cattle Production & Management, VA Tech

There will be a student-run livestock sale of university beef cattle, horses, and swine at the Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Center and the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena on Friday, October 30, 2009.  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.

Twenty-nine sport horses, 40 head of beef cattle, and 10 commercial bred gilts will be catalogued for this sale.  A wide assortment of horses and beef cattle of various ages and breeds will be offered for public auction.  The breakdown of sale lots is as follows:


Bred cows

  • 7 Angus
  • 4 Hereford
  • 2 Simmental

Weaned calves

  • 6 Angus
  • 3 Hereford
  • 1 Simmental

Yearling heifers

  • 2 Angus
  • 1 Hereford

Yearling bulls

  • 1 Hereford
  • 4 Angus
  • 6 Simmental
  • 3 Charolais


  • 4 Weanlings
  • 15 Yearlings
  • 3 Two-year-olds
  • 7 Broodmares

SWINE (Silent Auction)

  • 10 Commercial bred gilts



3:00 – 5:00 pm                  Sale Horse Demonstration

3:30 – 7:00 pm                  Buyer Registration

4:30 – 6:00 pm                  Complimentary Barbecue Dinner

5:00 – 6:00 pm                  Horse Barn Closed for Sale Preparation

6:00 pm                             Horse Sale – Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena

6:30 pm                             Cattle Sale – Livestock Judging Pavilion

Sale catalogs can be obtained by contacting Dr. Dan Eversole (540/231-4738 or at or Dr. Rebecca Splan (540/231-4740 or at


Visit our catalog on the Internet after October 9th:  OR (Select:  Beef Cattle Center or Swine Center)


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.


Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Alan L. Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


September 1, 2009

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