Second annual Cattlemen’s Day held at Edisto REC

By Peter Hull

Cattlemne's Day at Edisto RECThe S.C. Cattlemen’s Association held their 2009 Cattlemen’s Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville in conjunction with the annual Edisto Forage Bull Test Sale.

More than 150 people from across the Southeast saw about 50 purebred bulls on display and up for auction. To be included in the sale, all bulls had passed strict tests in the months leading up to the auction.

The average age of the bulls was 20 months with an average weight of 1,600 pounds.

When all bids were in, 47 bulls sold for a total of $96,100. This amount is 36 percent higher than last year’s auction. The highest bid for a single bull was $3,700.

For information: Larry Olson, 803-284-3343 x 231,