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Cattle, horse sales set for November
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Quality horses and beef cattle will move through the auction ring in two separate November sales as Mississippi State University plans to market 92 lots of cattle and about 40 horses from research herds.
The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and MSU’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences will host the 27th annual Livestock Production Sale of bulls, bred heifers and cows on Nov. 19. The university’s horse sale will follow on Nov. 21.
Both sales will take place at the Mississippi Horse Park, which is located on Poorhouse Road south of Starkville. Interactive video bidding during the cattle sale will take place at the Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg and the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.
On Nov. 19, a $5 hamburger plate lunch will be served at noon by the MSU Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association, and the cattle sale will begin at 1 p.m.
Twelve commercially bred purebred cows and 51 bred commercial heifers from the MAFES research farms in Starkville, Raymond, Prairie and Poplarville will be sold with expected calving dates this fall and next spring. In addition to the heifers, 29 coming 2-year-old and yearling Angus, Charolais and Hereford bulls will be marketed.
The annual livestock production sale is conducted as part of the Managing Livestock Sales class taught at MSU. Students in the class play an integral role in sale activities.
For more information on the cattle sale, contact Trent Smith at (662) 325-3691. Additional information on the sale and the sale catalog are available at MSUcares.com.
On Nov. 21, lunch will be provided at noon, and the horse sale will begin at 1 p.m. It will feature horses from weanlings to mature mares. All horses are registered in the American Quarter Horse Association, The Jockey Club and The American Paint Horse Association. This also will be the last year to buy a foal out of the late Minister Slew, a descendant of Triple-Crown winner Seattle Slew.
Horse sale information is available at MSUcares.com. For more information on the horse sale, contact Russ Farrar at (662) 617-9057 or Greg Fulgham at (662) 418-1110.