The 54th annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Culpeper Senior bulls will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises located on Route 29 just south of Culpeper, Virginia.
The sale will include approximately 60 fall-born yearling bulls representing the top end of the 88 bulls developed. Currently, Angus, Gelbvieh, Polled Hereford, and SimmAngus bulls are on test. Only bulls which meet stringent BCIA criteria will sell. BCIA has made some significant changes to the program which has been brought about through feedback from commercial bull buyers. Highlights include complete breeding soundness exams (including semen evaluation), volume buyer discounts, and an enhanced soundness and fertility guarantee on all bulls selling.
The majority of the bulls selling are sired by trait-leading, highly proven AI bulls of each breed. All bulls selling meet minimum genetic requirements (EPDs) to sire calves for the VQA Purple Tag Feeder Calf Program. Bulls have been screened for reproductive and structural soundness, and offered as guaranteed breeders. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls, including growth, maternal, and carcass EPDs, detailed test performance information, and ultrasound data.
Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to visit Glenmary Farm to view the bulls. Glenmary Farm is located at Rapidan, VA and operated by Tom and Kim Nixon.
For catalogs and detailed information on the bulls visit the website http://bcia.apsc.vt.edu, or phone VA BCIA at 540-231-9163 or Glenmary Farm at 540-672-7396.
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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.
November 10, 2011