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Cal Poly Bull Test

Ranchers from throughout the country bring registered bulls to Cal Poly to test animal performance.

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Student-Run Enterprise

Cal Poly students are the foundation to the Cal Poly Bull Test. This year we have a team of 40 students.

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Cal Poly’s “Learn By Doing” Philosophy

Cal Poly students gain hands-on experience in the beef cattle industry.

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The Bull Sale

This student-run enterprise is one of the toughest bull tests in the country, with only about half of the bulls making the sale.

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Cal Poly

Performance Info

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For More Information

Contact us at
Beef Cattle Specialist
(805) 756-2685
Beef Operations Manager
(805) 801-7058



Welcome to the Cal Poly Bull Test!

Cal Poly Bull Test
Animal Science Department
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Refer any questions to our Bull Test Office @ (805) 756-2685 or our email

2021 Sale Catalog Available!

Email Zach McFarlane at to receive a copy of the sale catalog in the mail.

Access the online version of the sale catalog by clicking here.

Sale Updates!

Sale Day is Sunday, October 3rd at 1 pm at the Cal Poly Bull Test and Beef Center at the Escuela Ranch. We will have an in-person, live auction with an online live-stream opportunity. Bulls will be available for preview on Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 3rd at the Bull Test Facility.

We will have an online bidding option through DV Auctions. Preview bulls by clicking the "Video Catalog" link.

Online Bidding Link

Progress Reports

Follow the bulls as they progress through the contemporary group test. View progress reports by clicking the link in the Main Menu or by clicking here.

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