Tradition of Excellence Sale

The 2016 Tradition of Excellence Cattle Sale was a Success!

On January 30th, three hundred fifty people attended the Tradition of Excellence Cattle Sale at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Student Agriculture Center that is run by students of Iowa State University. People traveled from Wisconsin, Illinois and parts of Iowa to attend the sale. 

Thirty-seven cattle lots sold for $86,250.00 with an average of $2,331.  Three semen lots sold for $325 with an average of $108.  The gross of the sale was $86,575.  The Private Treaty Bull sale committed40% of the departments’ bulls for a May delivery totaling over $20,000 and the remainder of the bulls are for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis until June 15th.

Thank you everyone who supported our sale!

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Why is our sale unique? 

The Tradition of Excellence Sale is a biannual heifer and private treaty bull sale that is hosted by students of Iowa State University. This opportunity allows students to gain hands-on experience in seedstock merchandising. Students who are on the sales team will be in charge of halter breaking cattle, clipping, photographing sale cattle, advertising, etc. Students who fully participate and satisfactorily complete the experience of hosting the sale will have the opportunity to receive academic credit (2.0 credits) in AnS 497: Livestock Merchandising. 

2016 Beef Sales Team

Co-Chairs: Taylor Handy & Micayla Christopher                         

Cody Fausch, Lisa Irons, Kylie Peterson, Andee Hammen, Ginny Miller, Cori Fitzgerald, Kelsey Faivre, Emily Fox, Nichole Wilson, Dane Asmus, Bret Cunningham, Ashli Jay, Jessica Kramer, Shelby Oldenkamp, Jordan Hagedon, Sierra Kaufman, Luke Perrilles, Rachael Waters