Bull & Heifer Evaluation Program

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association bull and heifer evaluation program serves the needs of both the cattle seedstock producers and producers with commercial cow-calf herds. The program, which has been in place since 1985, provides seedstock producers comparison and bench marking information. The cow-calf producer benefits include access to superior genetics for their herd to enhance their bottom line.

Bulls and replacement heifers must meet strict selection criteria to be eligible for one of three ICA sales held across the state. The criteria are determined by ICA's Production Efficiency Committee, which is made up of all current consignors to the program. The top 75% of the evaluated bulls and replacement heifers in each breed that meet the criteria earn ICA's 'Symbol of Excellence' and are sold at the sales.

2018-2019  Calendar 

March 18 - Bloomfield Symbol of Excellence Sale, 6:30 p.m.
Selling Angus, Charolais, Simmental & Simm-Angus

March 29 - Dunlap Symbol of Excellence Sale, 6:00 pm
Selling Angus, Charolais & Simmental plus heifers

May 3 - Knoxville Symbol of Excellence Sale, 6:30 p.m.
Selling Angus, Simmental & South Devon

Bull Guidelines

Bull Health Sheets

Bull Reservation Form

Heifer Guidelines

Heifer Health Sheets

Heifer Reservation Form