MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. —- Top quality beef animals will move through the auction ring Nov. 18 as Mississippi State University releases almost 90 surplus cattle to the highest bidders.

MSU and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the 22nd annual Animal Production Sale at the Mississippi Horse Park, AgriCenter and Fairgrounds, which is located on Poorhouse Road south of Starkville, Miss. Lunch will be served at noon, and the cattle sale will begin around 1 p.m.

About 70 bred, commercial heifers from MAFES research farms in Starkville, Raymond and Prairie, Miss., will be sold with calving dates beginning in February. In addition to the heifers, 17 coming two-year-old Angus, Charolais and Polled Hereford bulls will be auctioned.

For more information on the sale, contact Mike Boyd at 662-325-2802.