Louisiana Tech farm sale to support agricultural sciences, forestry students

Dr. William Green (right) works with a student in La Tech's School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry (courtesy: La Tech)
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RUSTON, La (Louisiana Tech) - Animals suitable for raising, breeding, riding and consumption will be featured during Louisiana Tech University’s 46th Annual University Farm Production Sale, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Tech Farm located on Louisiana Tech’s South Campus.

Included in the sale will be 20 Black Baldy heifers and 20 F-1 (Brahman/Angus) heifers that will be exposed to a Hereford bull. Additional cattle include a registered Polled Hereford heifer and other crossbred heifers.

Consumers can take advantage of finished market steers, hogs and even a lamb. Those market animals will be processed at the Tech Meat Science Laboratory at no additional cost to the buyer.

The sale will also offer five Quarter Horses, including riding horses, a broodmare and other prospects.

Organized by the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry's faculty, staff and students, the sale raises money for the program as well as offering “an excellent learning experience for the students involved," said Dr. William Green, Interim Director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry.

More information is available from Green at 318-257-3275, by email at wgreen@latech.edu or on the sale's website at www.livestocksale.latech.edu.