State -- Top quality beef animals will move through the auction ring Nov. 15 as Mississippi State University plans to market 84 lots of bulls and heifers from the research cattle herds to the highest bidders.
The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences will host the 25th annual Livestock Production Sale at the Mississippi Horse Park, which is located on Poorhouse Road south of Starkville. Interactive video bidding during the sale will take place at the Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg and the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.
Lunch will be served at noon, and the sale will begin at 1 p.m.
Four select females from the purebred Angus and Charolais herds as well as 44 bred, commercial heifers from the MAFES research farms in Starkville, Raymond, Newton and Prairie will be sold with calving dates beginning in February. In addition to the heifers, 36 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 sale, contact Trent Smith (662) 325-3691 or Jane Parish (662) 325-7466 in MSU's Animal and Dairy Science Department. Additional details on the sale are available at http://msucares.com/livestock/beef/mafesbeef.html.