Sale Terms

At the conclusion of the test, a sale of all qualifying bulls will be held.

The sale is April 15, 2023 in the Livestock Pavilion at UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm. Bulls will be sold in order of their Sale Index. The sale index is calculated as follows: Sale Index = .75 ADG Ratio + .25 WDA Ratio. All bulls in the test regardless of breed are indexed as a single group.

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.

Terms of this sale are cash or check. Each bull will be sold to the highest bidder. The auctioneer will settle any disputes as to bids. The buyer must pay for bulls before being released. Each bull will be at the buyer’s risk as soon as they are sold but will be cared for by management for a reasonable amount of time until they are loaded. For those requiring bull housing and care for a longer period while arranging for transport, see the notice below. SCVBT and UW-River Falls assume no liability for injury, sickness, or death during transport after the sale or anytime thereafter. The sale of each bull constitutes a contract between the buyer and seller and expressly excludes UW-River Falls and SCVBT from liability, contractual or otherwise, to the seller or buyer. Registration Certificates will be transferred to the buyer at the seller’s expense.

Consignors are responsible for transferring the registration papers to the buyer within 30 days of the sale.


Concerned about where your new bull will be staying after the sale? This year, the UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm will be offering housing until 6/1/2022 at $5.50/animal/day. Please contact David James, UWRF Farm Associate, at (715) 821-0020 to discuss plans with him.

SCVBT Guarantee:

All bulls are guaranteed breeders by the seller if properly managed. Only the bulls that have been examined for breeding soundness and classified as satisfactory potential breeders by a staff veterinarian are eligible for sale. Any bull appearing structurally or reproductively unsound in the opinion of the staff veterinarian or the bull test board of directors will not be sold.

SCVBT and UW-River Falls assumes no liability for any bull sold that subsequently fails to have breeding capabilities. The sale constitutes a contract and agreement between buyer and seller. The seller assumes no liability for injury, sickness, or death of the bull(s) during transport after the sale or anytime thereafter. In the event a bull is a non breeder because of these factors other than injury, sickness, or death, the seller must be notified in writing within 6 months of the sale day of that fact. A vet certificate and prognosis must accompany that written notification. A copy of the buyer’s letter and vet’s certification and prognosis must be sent to the SCVBT President.

A yearling bull is considered a breeder if he is a least 15 months old at the time of use, and is exposed to no more than 15 cows, and settles at least 1/2 of those females within 60-75 day period.

The guarantee is void if the bull has lost weight from the time of sale to the time of the complaint. Non breeder options are as follows:

A: Seller has 6 months from the time of the written notice receipt to prove the bull is a breeder. If the bull is a proven as a breeder by the seller’s vet he can return the bull to the buyer. Trucking will be at buyer’s expense.

B: Seller may replace the purchase bull with one of comparable quality and performance. Acceptance by the buyer is mandatory. Trucking is at the buyer’s expense.

C: Seller may refund full purchase price for the non breeder if approved by the buyer. Trucking of the non breeder is at the buyer’s expense.

D: If the bull is proven a non breeder after the seller exercises option A, the option B or C can be exercised at the buyer’s choice. Options A,B,C,D are considered full and satisfactory settlement. The buyer and seller may agree on other terms. All disputes about breeding are between the buyer and seller. SCVBT or UW-River Falls are not responsible for the settlement of these disputes.