Consign National Western Stock Show Angus bulls now and save

Farm Forum

The American Angus Association is now accepting consignments for the 2014 National Western Angus Bull Sale held during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. The sale is set for Jan. 15, 2014, and producers can save $50 by acting now.

Consignments received on or before Sept. 15 are $400 per head. From Sept. 16 through the Oct. 1 entry deadline, the fee is $450 per head. Consignments must have Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR) performance information to be eligible.

All bulls born before Jan. 1, 2013, must have passed a complete breeding soundness examination (sometimes referred to as a BSE), including both physical and semen, within 30 days of the sale.

The Angus Bull Sale Show will kick-off Angus activities at noon on Jan. 15, where prospective buyers will have the opportunity to preview the bulls before the sale begins. A panel of three judges will evaluate the bulls using a composite system to establish a sale order. Judges are Chris Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.; and Joe Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Attendees will be invited into the showring to inspect bulls after the grand and reserve grand champions have been selected.

Following the bull show, the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will sell in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the Stock Show Complex. Immediately after, the National Western Angus Bull Sale will begin.

The NWSS Angus Bull Sale is the only sale managed by the Association. For more information contact David Gazda, sale manager and Association regional manager, at 706-296-7846. For entry forms contact the Association at 816-383-5100.