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Stephen F. Austin State University will host its second annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The sale, held at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center, is planned and executed by students enrolled in Dr. Erin Brown’s advanced beef science class. According to Brown, associate professor of animal science, the students are instrumental in all aspects of the sale, from obtaining cattle consignments to sale marketing and setup.

To promote this year’s sale, students will host the Purple Premium Photo Competition, encouraging participants to share creative photos taken with the sale’s advertisement featured in Gulf Coast Cattleman and Beefmaster Cattleman magazines. Pictures may be sent to Dr. Erin Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 11.

To learn more about the students and the Purple Premium Sale, follow the Facebook page Stephen F. Austin State University Purple Premium Sale, or Twitter page @Purple_Premium.