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SDSU Annual Bull Sale

The Sale is by Private Treaty this year.

We are facing an unprecedented time in our history as we all take measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at SDSU we have taken several measures to minimize the risk for exposure and transmission of the disease. One of those measures was to cancel the 2020 Bull Sale as a production sale. We will still be offering several high-quality Angus and SimAngus bulls, but for 2020 they will be sold private treaty. The Seedstock Merchandising class has been diligently working all spring to advertise and work on our catalog and videos. This class is comprised of a group of talented individuals with a passion for the beef industry.

A special thanks goes out to Kevin Vander Wal and his crew at the Cow-Calf Unit. We are extremely appreciative of the tireless hours that these individuals have dedicated to our purebred cow herd. This sale, in addition to many other student activities, would not be possible without Kevin’s commitment to our program.

Please feel free to stop by the Cow-Calf Unit and view the bulls at any time. If you have questions pertaining to the bulls, please feel free to contact a member of the Seedstock Merchandising Class, Kevin Vander Wal (605-693-2253), or Dr. Cody Wright (605-688-5448).

Kind regards,
2020 Seedstock Merchandising Class Members: Olivia Bailey, Mallory Carlson, Avery Davis, Shanae Erickson, Jackie Farniok, Kelsey Geraets, Reid Hansen, Alex Hardina, Joslyn Hurlbert, Megan Kellen, Zac Latzke, Koltyn Louwagie, Addison Magill, Christian Netzke, Beau Schacherer, Daniel Scotting, Shyanne Seidel, Jenna Van Ginkel, Collin Vander Wal, Katharine Wesche, and Carrie Wetz

How the Private Treaty Sale Works
Because of the protective measures underway to address human health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the SDSU Bull Sale has been modified from a production sale to a private treaty sale. We will still be offering an outstanding set of bulls to the general public; however, not via a public auction as in previous years. For the 2020 sale, the bulls will be available private treaty. The bulls will be available for purchase at 1 pm on Friday, April 3rd. Producers are still welcome to visit the Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility to view and purchase bulls, but we have been asked to keep the groups small. Buyers interested in purchasing a bull remotely, can contact Kevin Vander Wal at 605-693-2253. All bulls will be available on a first come, first served basis. All of our normal discounts and guarantees are still in place. SDSU retains the right to in-herd semen use at our expense and the buyer’s convenience.

Sale Day Phone Number: 605-693-2253

Sale Start Date and Time:  April 3, 2020, 1 p.m.

The Bull Sale Catalog is located here.

Email contacts for more information: Cody Wright or Kevin Vander Wal

Volume Discount
Buyers purchasing 2 or more bulls, paid by the same check, and transferred to the same name will receive a 10% discount from their purchase price.

Only bulls with satisfactory semen quality and scrotal circumference will be sold. If a buyer is not satisfied with the reproductive performance of their bull, please contact us within 8 months of purchase. We may request that the buyer return the bull to SDSU at the buyer’s expense. We will then offer credit toward the purchase of a replacement bull at our next sale.
Sale Phone Number: 605-693-2253

Location: New SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility - The SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility is located northwest of campus at 2901 Western Avenue. From I-29 exit 133, go west 2.3 miles on the Hwy 14 Bypass. Continue west on the Hwy 14 Bypass past Medary Avenue (4-way stoplight) to Western Avenue. Go north 3/4 miles on Western Avenue. There will be signs marking the entrance to the bull sale.

Data for this year's sale:

SimAngus Yearling data:

10/29/2019 - 2/6/2020


Angus Yearling Data:

10/29/2019 - 2/6/2020