MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. — Top quality horses and beef animals will move through the auction ring Nov. 20 as Mississippi State University releases 23 horses and almost 100 surplus cattle to the highest bidders.

MSU and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the 21st annual Animal Production Sale at the Mississippi Horse Park, AgriCenter and Fairgrounds, which is located on Poorhouse Road south of Starkville, Miss. The horse sale begins at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. The cattle sale will begin around 1 p.m.

About 65 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, 25 upcoming 2-year-old Angus, Charolais and Polled Hereford bulls will be auctioned.

Organizers of the sale are providing details about the animals on a Web site before the sale. A link to the sale will be located on the Animal and Dairy Science Department's Web page at http://www.msstate.edu/dept/ads.

For more information on the sale, contact Animal and Dairy Science Professor Mike Boyd at 662-325-2802.