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Purdue University Beef Unit Will Hold Production Sale

Purdue University Beef Unit Will Hold Production Sale
Chance to buy some of Purdue's cow-calf pairs from latest bloodlines.

If you're in the beef business and want to purchase new blood for your herd, here's your chance. It's also an opportunity to stay current on the type of animals that are leading the industry today.

The Purdue Beef Unit will hold its fifth annual Golden Girls sale on Saturday, April 6. The sale features about three dozen lots, many of them cow-calf pairs. Many of the latest bloodlines in the industry are represented through the sires used to produce these calves.

Golden Girls: Purdue University's beef unit offers cows for sale at auction on April 6.

The sale is made up of animals from Purdue's beef unit. The beef unit is part of the Animal Sciences Department, and is the university's research farm for beef cattle. Besides producing animals for research projects, the beef unit has also developed an impressive herd of quality beef animals. The females in this sale will come from that group.

Interested perspective buyers can view the cattle on Friday at the Animal Research Center Beef Unit located northwest of the Purdue campus. Cattle will again be open for viewing beginning at noon on Saturday, April 6, EDT. The sale itself begins at 3 p.m. EDT.

While the sale will include mostly cow-calf pairs, a few fall calving cows will be offered. All of these cows are considered commercial beef cows.

You can learn more about the event and see a full catalog of animals available for sale at the Website for the sale. All animals are vaccinated, and other important information about the cattle is available at the Website. Visit

This is an entirely separate sale from the production bull sales also held by Purdue. Those are typically held twice each year at the Feldun Purdue farm at Bedford. Bulls offered there come off of a test where they are compared for various growth traits, and tested for soundness. Watch for information on the bull sale in the near future.

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