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SFA to host second annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale

November 11, 2015 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University students enrolled in Dr. Erin Brown's Advanced Beef Science class will host the second annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Brown, associate professor of animal science in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, said that students are instrumental in all aspects of the sale held at SFA's Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University will host its second annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.

The sale is planned and executed by students enrolled in Dr. Erin Brown's Advanced Beef Science class. According to Brown, associate professor of animal science in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, students are instrumental in all aspects of the sale, from obtaining cattle consignments to sale marketing and setup.

This year, the sale will offer 33 purebred lots of Beefmaster, Angus and Hereford cattle, as well as 138 head of commercial females. While a number of the lots are consigned by cattle owners throughout the region, cattle from SFA's herd also are included. In addition to cattle being auctioned, attendees also may bid on semen from high-quality stock donated by several cattle breeders.

Interested buyers may view the cattle from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, or beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the sale. The SFA Beef Farm is located at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center on County Road 123 off of Highway 259 in Nacogdoches.

To learn more about the sale, visit the Stephen F. Austin State University Purple Premium Sale Facebook page, or email Dr. Erin Brown at browneg@sfasu.edu.