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An SFA agriculture tradition since 2015

The Purple Premium Cattle Sale is one of the only cattle sales in the country that is 100% student-organized. Since the first-ever event in 2015, the Purple Premium Cattle Sale has provided students with valuable hands-on experience. Lumberjacks handle every aspect of this event, from sourcing hundreds of cattle from area breeders to planning and marketing the event to running the auctions.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can bid on Beefmaster cattle as well as semen from high-quality stock. The sale is held at the East Texas Livestock barn in Crockett, Texas.

For more information about the Purple Premium Cattle Sale, contact Dr. Erin Brown at



Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Building
Room 101

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13000, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962