PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Department of Animal Sciences will host the third annual Club Calf Sale – Silent Auction and Seminars on Oct. 30. The event will take place at the WSU Beef Center in Pullman with a welcome at 10 a.m. and other events to follow.
Sammy Ledgerwood will give a demonstration of the proper way to clip show cattle, which is essentially a hair cut for cattle. Ledgerwood has been showing cattle for many years and has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the presentation of cattle for both show and sale.
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., Bill Armstrong, a representative from the feed manufacturer Elenbaas, will give a seminar on feeds and feeding management of cattle. Armstrong will be covering some of the best practices for feeding both show cattle as well as market cattle and how both should look after proper feeding. Feed samples will be made available.
A health seminar will also take place, which will be presented by an experienced livestock veterinarian. Digestion issues, vaccinations, and other health related issues pertinent to 4-H or FFA cattle will be discussed during this time.
A silent auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be 12 premium steers and three show or replacement quality heifers on auction. Animals that have been purchased from this sale in the past have gone on to do very well at local and regional area fairs and shows. These quality calves, sired by artificial insemination to ensure high-quality genetics, are ready for spring or late summer fairs. In addition to the silent auction, prizes will be raffled off throughout the event.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tom Cummings at 509-335-2280.