CSU’s Seedstock Team gains unique real-world experience at NWSS

Seedstock Team to show cattle Jan. 12-13 at the National Western Stock Show

The select eight members of CSU’s Seedstock Merchandising Team, in the Department Animal Sciences, gains one-of-kind industry experience through their year-long training at the university. The team raises bulls selected for specific characteristics, and these bulls are sold to commercial ranchers who use them to get their cows pregnant and generate calves for the beef industry. For more than a decade, the Seedstock Merchandising Team has overseen the selection, development, and marketing of these genetics. The students who make up CSU’s Seedstock Team actively market bulls and heifers via a production sale scheduled for February 2019. This allows for a real-world, hands-on learning environment and an opportunity for students to network within the beef cattle industry. CSU’s Seedstock Team will be showing their cattle at the National Western Stock Show Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Livestock Center Auction Arena.