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UT PLATEAU AG RESEARCH CENTER IN CROSSVILLE TO HOST ONLINE CATTLE AUCTION

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The fall cattle sale is a staple event at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, and this year the sale is getting an exciting update. With the help of Tays Realty and Auction, LLC, the auction and all bidding will be completed online.

“Utilizing this technology will allow buyers the convenience of bidding on cattle without needing to physically attend on the day of the sale,” says Walt Hitch, director of the center. “Anyone who has bought from us in the past will recognize the auction setup as it is very similar. We will be providing assistance to any bidders who need help during the registration process.”

More than 70 bred heifers and more than 25 bred and open cows will be offered in the sale, making this year’s sale the largest to date. All heifers are Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Project qualified and all heifers and cows are registered Angus and part of the UT herd.

An open house and preview will be held on Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST at the UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville. At the preview, representatives will be available to show the cattle, assist in bidder registrations and give instructions for bidding. Lunch will be provided for all preview attendees. Cattle may also be previewed on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 prior to 10 a.m.

The online auction can be found at taysauctions.com. Bidding will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, and closing will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

For auction details and instructions, visit taysauctions.com. For assistance with registration and bidding, contact Nate Houser at nate@taysauctions.com or call 423-605-7511. For information about the animals to be sold, contact Walt Hitch at jhitch@utk.edu or call 931-484-0034.

The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is located off of Highway 70N at 320 Experiment Station Road in Crossville. A map to the facility and complete directions are available online at plateau.tennessee.edu. The center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system.

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