Seedstock Improvement Bull Sale Features Seven Different Breeds

John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is hosting this year’s Seedstock Improvement Bull Sale on Saturday, April 9 at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro. The sale starts at Noon.  This sale offers an opportunity to buy bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day. Buyers have the assurance of buying bulls that have successfully passed a breeding soundness examination, with known genetics, and a completed vaccination protocol. This year there are 52 bulls consigned to the sale, originating from 16 different Ohio seedstock breeders. There are 25 Angus, 12 Red Angus, 6 Hybrid Simmental, 4 Simmental, 2 Hereford , 2 MaineTainer, and one Charolais bulls selling.

Catalogs are now available for the sale at The bulls in the sale range in age from one to five years and are all registered and have Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs.) The bulls are placed in sale order based on a within breed evaluation star system using EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling, and rib eye area.

For more information on the sale, visit and look under the Beef Improvement section, call the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or e-mail   You may also contact John Grimes at 740-289-2071, Extension #242 or e-mail