Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association

Sales Terms

TERMS: Terms of the sale are cash. Each bull will be sold to the highest bidder. The Auctioneer will settle any dispute as to bids. Bulls must be paid for by the Buyer before being released. Each bull will be at the Buyer's risk as soon as sold, but will be cared for by the management for a reasonable time until he is loaded.

REGISTRATION: Certificates (where applicable) will be transferred to the Buyer at the Seller's expense.

GUARANTEE: All bulls are guaranteed breeders if properly managed. Only bulls that have been examined for breeding soundness and classified as satisfactory potential breeders by a UW Staff Veterinarian will be eligible for sale. In the event of nonbreeders, the Seller must be notified within six months of the sale date. Any bull that has not proved himself a breeder within six months of the sale, if in healthy condition and meeting the health requirements of the State of Wisconsin, may be returned to the Seller at the Buyer's expense. Seller will refund full purchase price, which will be considered as full settlement and satisfaction of all claims.

HEALTH: Bulls will be tested for TB, Bangs and Anaplasmos only if required. Interstate health papers will be furnished on sale day. WBIA does not warrant bulls to be free of Johnne's. Any warranty is between Buyer and Seller.

BIDS: Sealed bids may be sent to the Auctioneer, Ringmen, Station Management, or any member of the WBIA Board of Directors. Sealed bids will be handled with strictest confidence. Phone bids will be accepted on sale day at: 1-800-297-5747.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Announcements from the auction box will take precedence over the printed materials in this catalog.

OBLIGATION: It shall be expressly understood that all persons who attend this sale do so at their own risk. The Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association and the University of Wisconsin and its employees assume no liability, legal or otherwise, for accidents which may occur, and the terms of the sale shall constitute a contract between Buyer and Seller.

REQUIREMENTS: The minimum requirement for entry into the test is 2.5 pounds weight per day of age. Bulls which fail to meet the minimum requirements for scrotal circumference and breeding soundness as established by the Society of Theriogeneology have been eliminated from the sale. Structural soundness has not been evaluated because of wide differences in opinion as to what constitutes soundness or unsoundness. This subjective evaluation is left to the Buyer.

RATION: All bulls were fed ad libitum a whole shell corn and oats based ration.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: Performance testing bulls in a central test station does not improve the bulls being tested. Its purpose is to aid in identifying bulls which are superior in growth performance. Even under the best possible conditions at a central test station, not all pre-test environmental effects can be eliminated. Therefore, small differences in measurements are not very meaningful. Some bulls have been sick or off feed for various lengths of time during the test, but there is no way to adjust the data for those circumstances. The only reasonable assumption is to assume that all bulls had an equal opportunity.

Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association
PO Box 955 | New Glarus, WI 53574 | 1-800-297-5747 | wbia@utelco.tds.net