Bull Sale Rules & Forms
Rules For The Sale
This is the 97th All-Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale held in Southwest Missouri. Commercial and purebred buyers will have individual performance data available, along with pedigree to select a prospective herd sire. The rules for the sale were developed by the Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Entry deadline is January 25th, 2021.
Required Performance Information
- The bulls must be produced in a registered herd that is enrolled in the Missouri On-Farm Performance Testing Program and their respective breed association records program. Bulls may also qualify by being tested at an approved test station under university supervision.
- The bulls eligible for the 2021 Spring Sale must have been calved from May 1, 2019 and March 15, 2020.
- All calves in the herd eligible for registry must have been weighed at weaning for that season. (Herd definition: All cattle on a given farm and handled as a separate unit.)
- The bulls calves nominated must be weighed at weaning (between 160 and 280 days of age.) They must have a 365-day weight ratio of 95% or more. If 10 or more male calves are sired by a given sire, they may be used for the season male average. The steers will be adjusted upward 5% to a bull equivalent to determine average weaning weight of male calves. (A steer is any calf castrated when weaning weights are taken.) A first time consignor may consign a bull, tested at an approved test station, to one sale, even though his entire herd was not tested.
- The bull’s yearling weight must be taken at the associations recommended time (320 to 440day for most breeds). He must have a 365 day weight of 1100 pounds or better and measure 49 inches or better at the hip.
- Bull must rank in the 50th percentile or better for 3 of the following 6 EPD traits: Calving ease or birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling, and rib-eye area for non-parent bulls in the most recent sire evaluation.
- All weighings must be supervised by the Regional Livestock Specialist or authorized personnel.
- Age of dam adjustments will follow the breed associations.
- If the bull has been in service prior to the sale, this will be announced from the auction block.
- Bulls to be eligible for this sale will have to be owned as a cow-calf unit prior to the time the calf is 120 days of age. Exceptions to the rule, partnership cattle, leased herds, etc., will be determined by the sale committee prior to consignment.
- All bulls must be semen tested and examined for breeding soundness by a veterinarian within 30 days of sale, suing standard assay analysis of semen approved by the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri.
- All bulls must be at the sale location by 1:00 p.m. the day of the sale.
- All bulls will have a minimum floor of 2,250.
- Scrotal circumference as taken by the producer’s veterinarian during the breeding soundness exam will be reported sale day. Minimum circumference 33 cm.
- Information not available at press time will be available sale day on supplement sheet.
- All potential carriers for known genetic defects for any breed will need to be tested and declared free of the defect.
- Bulls must be DNA tested and have a genomic profile.
- The females eligible for the 2021 Spring Sale must have been calved from March 28, 2015 and March 29, 2021.
- Females must rank in the 50th percentile or better for 3 of the following 10 EPD traits: Calving ease, birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, carcass weight, intramuscular fat, rib-eye area , and two breed indexes in the most recent evaluation.
- All cows that sell as bred and safe in calf must have a preg- nancy examination within 30 days of sale and stated stage on health papers.
- Consignors shall furnish an official health certificate issued within 30 days of sale date. All calves old enough to be split from dams will need a separate health paper.
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