Crossville Stockyard hosts successful Vacc-60 sale

Feb 13, 2023


The Crossville Stockyard, LLC hosted a successful Vacc-60 sale Dec. 3 and will begin marketing Vacc-60 cattle during the first Saturday sale of each month.

Vacc-60 is a 60-day preconditioned calf program that is designed to prepare calves for the next phase of production by getting them accustomed to eating out of a bunk and by giving them recommended vaccinations. Preconditioning practices drastically decrease the likelihood of sickness and disease, thereby increasing the value of the calves.

“We are looking forward to continuing to partner with Vacc-60 cattle producers,” says Heslie Powell, one of the owners of the Crossville Stockyard. “The Vacc-60 program ensures the cattle coming through our stockyard are familiar with eating out of a bunk and are vaccinated, which is important as they will be around cattle from other farms.” 

By coordinating producers’ cattle marketing, Crossville Stockyard, LLC hopes to encourage the production of better-quality calves and to create a platform for producers to be rewarded for their efforts. While pre-conditioned calves have historically sold at above-average prices, past performance does not guarantee future sales performance.

The first step in enrolling cattle in Vacc-60 is to fill out an enrollment form. For assistance, please contact TFC Livestock Program Manager Dale Bryson at (615) 202-8997 or dbryson@ourcoop.com or a Vacc-60 Professional at your local Co-op.

For more information about the sales at the Crossville Stockyard, contact the sales staff at (931) 484-1447 or visit their website at www.crossvillestockyard.com. The Crossville Livestock Barn is located at 79 Stockbarn Road, Crossville, TN 38557.

For a complete list of Vacc-60 protocol guidelines and more information about the program contact TFC Livestock Program Manager Dale Bryson or visit https://www.ourcoop.com/vacc-60.

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