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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 50 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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C-Lock Smart Feed

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Cal Poly

Performance Info

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

Consignor Information

Apply to consign your bulls for the 2024 test and sale here. Please submit your application by April 19, 2024. 

Find the Consignor Agreement here.

Find the Consignor Entry Form here.

Sale Updates!

Please use this Sale Catalog Link to view the 2023 Cal Poly Bull Test Salebook!

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

The 2023 Bull Sale is Sunday, October 1st. Press on the link below for online bidding. 


Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 5 

5:30 pm

Cal Poly Young Cattlemen's Benefit Dinner, Twissleman Barn, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunday, October 6 

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Bull preview, Escuela Ranch/Cal Poly Bull Test Facility, San Luis Obispo, CA 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

BBQ lunch

1:00 pm

Cal Poly Bull Sale begins 


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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