Welcome to the 2018 St. Croix Valley Bull Test. At our 36thannual sale, we are proud to offer you an outstanding group ofperformance tested Black Angus, Simmental, Normande,Hereford, Red Angus,South Devon, Braunvieh, and Charolaisherd bulls.The bulls inthis test represent the “best of the best” from top herds acrossWisconsin,MinnesotaandIowa. All bulls have been ration tested, ultrasounded and fertility checked to provide you the information you need to select your future herd sire.The bulls are fed a high forage diet that allows them to express their true genetic potential. A diet of this type, combined with a good healthprogram and genetically superior cattle assures you that a bull from SCVBT will add value to your herd.
Thank You for your interest in our bull test! We look forward to serving your genetic needs now and in the future. Purpose To evaluate differences in performance traits among bulls raised in uniform environment and fed under practical conditions. Test Location University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mann Valley Farm 129 South Glover Road, River Falls, WI 54022 715-821-0020 Sale Location University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mann Valley Farm Benefits
Educational tool to acquaint producers with performance records.
Provides producers with comparative data based on measurable traits of economic value.
Provide seed stock to producers.
Administration/Management This test is under the general supervision of the St. Croix Valley Bull Test Board. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is under contract to furnish facilities, complete feeding, care and management for the bulls. Vet services will be used when deemed necessary and at the owner’s expense. UW-River Falls and the St. Croix Valley Bull Test Board will not assume liability for the cattle in case of sickness or loss.
Sale TermsAt the conclusion of this test, a sale of all qualifying bulls will be held.
The sale will be held on April 21, 2018 at UW-River Falls.To ensure that SCVBT has adequate sale numbers, the number of sale bulls will be approximately 70% of the largest enrollment group and 70% of the other breeds group to achieve a minimum of 40 bulls, based on sale index. To be eligible for the Sale, bulls must finish the Test with minimum weight of 1050# for the largest enrollment group and 1000# for the other breeds group. The sale index will be calculated as follows: Sale Index = .75 ADG Ratio + .25 WDA Ratio Bulls will be placed in two groups for determining sale index, the breed with the largest enrollment in one group and all other breeds combined together in a second group.
All bulls making sale must be offered at the sale. Owners must sell at least 1/3 interest in all bulls that make the sale. Owners wishing to retain partial ownership of a bull must notify SCVBT by March 23, 2018.
All bulls not qualifying for the sale will require a release fee of $400 prior to removal from the station. To qualify for the sale a bull must also pass a breeding soundness exam. Any bull that appears to be reproductively or structurally unsound or hazardous in temperament at the test station will NOT be eligible for the sale.
Sale order will be as follows: Bulls will sell by the breed group with fewest bulls, followed by the breed group with the largest number of bulls. Within each group, the sale order will be based on sale index starting with the highest indexing bull first. Consignors are responsible for transferring the registration papers within 45 days of sale.