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.

2021-2022 information

Planning for the 2021-2022 ICA Bull & Heifer Evaluation Program is underway. Updated information will be available during the summer of 2021. You can review the 2020-2021 calendar timeline, guidelines and other information below. Please know that this information is subject to change.


2020-2021 Calendar Timeline

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.

Request a Catalog

It's easy to request a catalog for each of the sales in 2022. When the Google form is available, you will find a button below, fill out the form and submit. When the catalog is ready for print, you'll automatically be added to our mailing list!