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Keela Trennepohl
Beef Cattle Specialist
Animal Science Department
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93407
(805) 756-2685

kretalli@calpoly.edu

2017 Consignor Information

If you are interested in consigning bulls this year, contact one of us to get the consignor handbook, contract, and entry form. Entry forms are due April 20!

Dr. Trennepohl: kretalli@calpoly.edu

Kara Porterfield: porterfi@calpoly.edu

Rebecca Mason: remason@calpoly.edu

2017 Important Dates 

Date Event
April 28-29 Bull Delivery
May 13-14 Start Test Weights Taken
June 19 Weigh Day
July 17 Weigh Day
August 11-12 End Test Weights Taken
August 29 Ultrasound Bulls
September 7-8 Semen Testing
October 1 Sale Day

See how your bulls compare...

Do your bulls meet these qualifications?

  • Bulls must have been born between August 1-October 31, 2016.
  • All bulls must weigh 550 lbs. at the start of the test.
  • Bulls must be registered prior to arrival
  • Bulls must be weaned and preconditioned three weeks prior to shipment
  • Bulls must be free of structural defects or abnormalities (all bulls prior to the sale will be subject to disqualification if they are prone to unsoundness, i.e. feet, legs)
  • No evidence of ringworm, pinkeye, lice, etc.
  • Good Disposition
  • All Angus, Red Angus, or Composite bulls that are potential carriers of AM, NH, CA, DD, M1, or any ancestral genetic defect must be tested prior to sale. No carrier animals will be eligible to sell.
  • Up to date on clostridium and respiratory vaccinations.
    • Recommended: four weeks prior to delivery with a seven-way clostridium and respiratory vaccination of IBR,PI3, BVD, Pasturella and BRSV (modified-live, given twice before arrival with the second shot given 20 days prior to delivery)
  • All Angus bulls must have genomic-enhanced EPDs to sell.

Cal Poly reserves the right to sift any bull not meeting the above requirements.

There is NO MAXIMUM on the number of bulls that you may consign in the 2017 Test. However, due to space limitation, we do reserve the right to limit the number of bulls per consignor if needed. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only the first 300 bulls which are enrolled and have initiation fees paid will be accepted. Again, we encourage you only to send us your BEST BULLS.

To qualify for the sale, a bull must...

  • Have a Cal Poly Test Index of:
    • CPTI = 100+ ...OR
    • CPTI = 97+ and ADJ YW 1150 lb ...OR
    • CPTI = 92+ and top 30% of respective breed for BW EPD (determined by respective breed association current data for Spring 2017), and ADJ YW 1150 lb.
  • Have a scrotal circumference of 32 cm or better when adjusted to 365 days of age
  • Have no reproductive or soundness problems
  • Structurally sound

All bulls qualifying for the sale will have the following information available to the buyers:

  • Breeding soundness evaluation
  • Frame Score
  • Scrotal Circumference
  • EPDs (birthweight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, scrotal, and carcass) of individual, sire and dam.
  • Conformation scores
  • Ultrasound measurements for fat thickness, ribeye area, and marbling.

What did the 2016 test cost consignors?

Average overall cost of bulls on test (per head basis)

Item Approximate Cost (per Head)
Entry Fee $60.00
Yardage Fee $0.35/day
Feed Cost $1,050.00 (approx.)
Health/Maintenance $70.00
Semen Testing $50.00
Private Treaty Sales $50.00
Ultrasound Test $30.00
Sale Cost Pro-rated on percent gross sale/head (approx. 10% for sale bulls)

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