Seedstock Performance Tests

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.

MARCH 15, 2021

Bloomfield Symbol of Excellence Sale

Bloomfield Livestock Auction
6:30 p.m.

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APRIL 9, 2021

Kirkwood Symbol of Excellence Sales

Kirkwood Community College
6:00 p.m.

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April 23, 2021

Humeston Symbol of Excellence Sale

Humeston Livestock Exchange 
6:30 p.m.

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Request a Catalog

It's easy to request a catalog for each of the sales in 2021. Just use the button below to fill out the Google form and submit. When the catalog is ready for print, you'll automatically be added to our mailing list!

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Important information

2020-2021 Calendar Timeline

Below are the guidelines for participation in the ICA Bull & Heifer Program as well as the forms you need to get started! Once your reservation is accepted, we will follow up with additional information and paperwork.


Please note this year, our preferred method of reservations is by using the Electronic Reservation Forms.

If you have questions, please reach out to Lane Eads or call the office at 515-296-2266