85th IBEP Bull Sale Moved Online For April 16

(BEDFORD) – Due to restrictions on social gatherings in the midst of COVID-19 the 85th IBEP Bull Sale will now be done online using DVAuction.

The 85th IBEP Bull Sale will be April 16th at 6 p.m. on https://www.dvauction.com/.

The sale offering consists of 85 bulls from the Angus, Hereford, Red Angus, Simmental/Simm Angus, and Charolais breeds.

The sale will remain a live auction with an auctioneer calling the sale. DVAuction provides the opportunity to actively bid or simply view the live auction.

To bid or view, one must first be approved through DVAuction. Details on how to register as a bidder or viewer click here.

IBEP realizes this auction format may be new to some. At the same time, some may be uneasy about online bidding. No worries. IBEP is happy to work with anyone to take bids over the phone or as an absentee bid.

To bid over the phone or to place an absentee bid, please contact Nick Minton at the Test Station at 812-279-4330 or 812-797-7944 to become registered and to receive additional information.

While the sale format has changed, the quality of bulls remains the same. All sale eligible bulls are top indexing of their respective breeds, have passed a thorough screening for structural soundness and disposition and have passed a breeding soundness exam.

All bulls are parents are verified to sire and dam with many having genomically enhanced EPDs.

Bulls are available for viewing, at any time, between now and the day of the sale at the IBEP Test Station, located at the Feldun Purdue Ag Center, 1117 State Road 458, Bedford, IN 47421 (coordinates: 38.889864, -86.555149).

IBEP encourages folks to view bulls at the test station at their convenience. IBEP would appreciate a call prior to your visit just to let them know you are stopping by. Catalogs are available at the test station, in the mailbox, at the end of the feed alley.

In addition, videos of bulls and the catalog are available for viewing by clicking here.

Please direct questions to Nick Minton, IBEP Test Station Manager, and IBEP
Secretary/Treasurer, at 812-279-4330 or 812-797-7944 or email nminton@purdue.edu