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N.C. research stations to host first female cattle auction June 7

More than 100 cows from five North Carolina research facilities will be sold at auction June 7 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Upper Piedmont Research Station located near the Chinqua-Penn Plantation in Reidsville.

This sale will be the first opportunity to see and purchase diverse genetics from a cross section of excellent research cattle. Cattle consist of registered as well as cross bred females that represent some of the newest genetics available along with proven Angus and cross bred genetics.

E.B Harris is the sale manager and his Web site,, provides more details about the sale and the cattle.

The sale will consist of 101 head of cows from state-owned research stations and farms. The research programs represented are:

  • Upper Piedmont Research Station, featuring registered Black Angus cattle,
  • The Butner Beef Cattle facility, offering Simmental/Angus cross cows,
  • The N.C. State University Beef Unit, with registered Black Angus and Hereford cows,
  • The Tidewater Research Station, featuring Angus, Hereford, Braunvieh, South Devon and Simmental cross cattle,
  • and the Cherry Research Farm, with Angus, Braunvieh and Senepol cross cattle.

Most of the cattle will be bred artificially and all current breeding information will be listed on the Web site and will be updated on sale day.

Interested buyers are encouraged to view the cattle on Friday, June 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact E.B. Harris at (252) 257-2140 or any one of the previously mentioned research facilities for more information.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047