Seedstock Improvement Sale
April 9, 2016 - Union Stock Yards, Hillsboro, Ohio
The Ohio Cattlemen's Seedestock Improvement Sale offers an affordable way to market bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day. Buyers have the assurance of buying bulls with known genetics, a completed vaccination regimen and a breeding soundness exam.
The Seedstock Improvement Sale is open to consignments from all breeds of bulls. Consignors must be a current member of the Ohio Cattlemen's Association to participate. Bulls are required to be registered and to have expected progeny differences (EPDs). The bulls will be placed in sale order based on a within breed evaluation star system using EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling and ribeye. Bulls consigned to the sale can be from one to five years of age. History of the sale shows that bulls 18 months of age and older command a higher price. Consignors will be allowed to substitute bulls for entries made to the Seedstock Improvement Sale. All bulls are required to be tested for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) persistent infection (PI) status.
*New for 2016*
In 2016, consignors are REQUIRED to tag their bulls with EID “840” tags prior to arrival at the sale site. EID tags are acceptable only if the first three numbers are “840” and the herd premise ID number appears on the CVI (Health Paper). No other form of ID is acceptable for sale cattle. The 15 digit EID number must be on the CVI. If you need a herd premise ID number, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6220 or download the form at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/animalid/docs/Premise%20Registration%20Form.pdf.
For more information on the sale including all requirements contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested consignors or buyers can also contact John Grimes, sale manager and OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, with any questions at 937-763-6000 or email@example.com.