Opportunity to sell cattle

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Southern Virginia Beef Alliance (SVBA), is a membership based organization selling feeder cattle covering the counties of Mecklenburg, Halifax, Campbell, Charlotte, Pittsylvania and more. The SVBA welcomes producers from any county around the region in Virginia and North Carolina. They sell both heifers and steers.

A general meeting Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. has been scheduled to select the sale dates for 2018. The meeting will be held at the Halifax Agricultural Marketing Center located at 1001 Farm Way Lane, Scottsburg, off Bethel Road near N. Terry’s Bridge Road.

The opportunity for increased feeder cattle sales exists with producers working together and comingling their cattle for loads. To sell with the SVBA, producers will need to be BQA certified.

Membership in the SVBA offers marketing of feeder cattle, membership meetings during the year, and mentoring from experienced cattle farmers.

Currently, there is the capacity and opportunity to grow the feeder cattle production in Southern Virginia. To be a part of and benefit from this growing market contact Tom Owen at (434) 579-0065 or via email at 1milkmantom@ gmail.com for more information.