NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University will host its third annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.

The sale is planned and completed 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 offers 27 bull lots and 112 registered and 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, semen from high-quality stock also will be auctioned.

Buyers may view sale cattle from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, or beginning at 8 a.m. on sale day. The Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center is located on County Road 123 off U.S. Highway 259 in Nacogdoches.

To learn more about the sale, visit the Stephen F. Austin State University Purple Premium Sale Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram; or email Dr. Erin Brown at