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WIU School of Ag First Annual Livestock Legacy Sale April 7-8; Proceeds to Go Toward WIU Ag Facility Improvements

March 31, 2015

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MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University School of Agriculture students and faculty have put together an online auction to raise funds to put toward facility improvements at the WIU Agriculture Field Laboratory. According to WIU School of Ag Assistant Professor Samantha Cunningham, the first annual WIU Livestock Legacy Sale was organized by Mark Hoge and students in his livestock merchandising class and is set for Tuesday-Wednesday, April 7-8. The sale will be hosted online by Lowderman Auction Co.

"All auction items have been donated. Funds raised from this auction will be used to make improvements to the WIU Performance Bull Test, by helping to fund a feeding system that would allow Western to collect individual animal intakes, and thus calculate individual animal feed efficiency," she explained.

Sale items include cattle semen and embryo packages, along with WIU bred heifer lot; agronomy items—corn seed; agriculture advertising and art prints; and many other items.

Beginning Wednesday, April 1 all items will available for viewing at Lowderman Auction Options, see

For more information, contact Cunningham at (979) 220-5681 or via email at or Mark Hoge at (309) 255-2735 or via email at, or one of the WIU student sale liaisons: Carly Lukas at (920) 723-2191 or via email at; Andrew Sloan at (419) 544-3168; Kaitlin Akers at (309) 299-7319; or Blake Bauer at (618) 339-8613.

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