Interested in consigning a bull or heifer in the Sioux Empire Livestock Show Purebred Cattle Shows & Sales?

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All Purebred Cattle Shows & Sales will be held on Wednesday, January 22. The 2020 Sioux Empire Livestock Show’s $12,000 Supreme Row is brought to you by our generous sponsors: Tri-State Neighbor (gold sponsor), Wells Fargo Bank (silver sponsor), and Campbell’s (bronze sponsor). See enclosed rules. All 2020 Sioux Empire Livestock Show entries will also be published in a catalog. The catalog is distributed through the Tri-State Neighbor, merging their entire livestock producer mailing list with the SELS mailing list. The catalog will also be published on the Sioux Empire Livestock Show website and be available to all visitors of the 2020 Show.

The Supreme Row Social will be held immediately after the Supreme Row Judging on Thursday, January 23. The Supreme Row Social is a great opportunity to visit after the cattle sales and enjoy some beverages with other producers from the region. All Supreme Row exhibitors will be entered into the drawing for a 1-year lease on a 24’ EBY livestock trailer provided by M.H. EBY, Inc. Drawing of the trailer will take place at the conclusion of Supreme Row Judging by an EBY representative. The Supreme Bull and Supreme Female will be selected at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, however the presentation of the Supreme Champions will be made at the Sale of Champions, as well, on the evening of Friday, January 24, which takes place at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall.

General Cattel Health Regulations:

A current, completed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), listing individual animal official identification (official ear tag or registration tattoo accompanied by the registration certificate) must accompany all animals exhibited. The CVI must be issued within 30 days of entry. CVIs written for animals originating from outside the state of South Dakota must have a telephone import permit number listed on the certificate. Import permits are issued to the veterinarian completing the CVI and can be obtained by calling (605) 773-3321. Cattle originating from outside of the state may be subject to more requirements. Animal health import requirements can be found at http://aib.sd.gov/mainimport.html or call the SD Animal Industry Board at (605) 773-3321.

TRICHOMONIASIS: All non-virgin bulls must be tested negative within 30 days of the sale date. Approved testing methods include:
  • One negative PCR test conducted on a preputial scraping sample.
  • Three consecutive negative culture attempts of preputial scraping samples collected with a minimum of seven days between each collection.

The veterinarian issuing the CVI must certify that the bull has not bred since the start of the test and a copy of the test results must be attached to the CVI. Virgin bulls are exempt from testing. MAKE SURE IT IS STATED ON THE CERTIFICATE IF YOUR BULL(S) IS/ARE VIRGIN. Cattle must be free of any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease at the time of entry onto the Fairgrounds. If warts have been surgically removed, the scars must be healed by the time of exhibition. Semen check is required on all bulls 15 months of age, or older, as breed requires. We must have the DATES OF TESTS AND WHERE THEY WERE TESTED (name of lab and address) listed on CVI.


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