General Info


DISCOUNTS: We are offering $100 off each bull that you haul home sale day, and we are also offering a volume discount. The first bull purchased will be full price, the second bull we will deduct 2.5% off that bull, the third bull we will deduct 5% off that bull, the forth bull we will deduct 7.5% off that bull. Any additional bulls will have a 10% discount.

INSPECTION: We invite you to come and inspect the cattle at our ranch 6 miles south and 1/4 mile west of Almont anytime.

TRUCKING: If the purchaser requests at the time of settlement, we will assist in making delivery. Trucking will be free within a 300 mile radius of Almont, to central locations. Long distance will either get hired and we will pay for half, or we are willing to meet at central locations, if there is a full load going to your area, for free.

CANADIAN SALES: We will cover the health papers, semen test, and Canadian delivery to the North Portal or Dunseith, Port of Entries. We will help you in making arrangements to any other Ports of Entry. Border costs are at your expense.

HEALTH: All the bulls were vaccinated with BoviShield Gold 5, One Shot, Ultrabac 7/Somubac, and treated with Clean Up II pour on. Fertility tests and health papers provided by Mandan Veterinary Clinic.

FEEDING ARRANGEMENTS: If purchaser requests, we will feed your bull and have him fertility tested in early April. We would like to have all bulls picked up or delivered no later than May 1. The fee will be $100 per bull. The bull’s ration will be the same or very similar to what they are receiving now. We are not responsible for accidents of cattle kept at the ranch. We strongly encourage insurance.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: They will be the same as those recommended by the National Associations. If you have any questions, please contact us. In no instance shall the seller be responsible for more than the purchase price of the bull. The bulls are 100% guaranteed. We guarantee to provide you with a sound breeding bull, capable of passing a semen test within 14 months of age.Should any bull fail, we will refund your money, or we will supply you with a bull for the upcoming breeding season, plus you will receive full credit at the next year’s sale. We have always prided ourselves with satisfied customers.

REGISTRATION PAPERS & INSURANCE: Registration papers will be transferred on all animals. Please leave all information, plus your ASA or RA number in the offi ce. Let us know within one week if you have a name preference for your bull. An Insurance salesperson will also be available at the sale.

OPTIONS FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE SALE: Those with high speed internet may view and bid on DVAuction (see details on the following page). We also have a phone conference line in place for phone bidding. Please be in a quiet room when on the conference line. Contact Kevin for a bidder number and the conference line passcode if using this option. Kevin is also more than happy to go over the bulls and recommend ones that best fi t your needs. A bid can be placed with any of the sales reps. Our dealings are all handled in a 100% honest manner.

MOTEL RESERVATIONS: Some motels conveniently located near I-94 are:
Comfort Inn, Mandan ............................................................... 701-751-4388
Comfort Inn, Bismarck (pool, breakfast, airport shuttle) ....... 701-223-1911
Baymont Inn, Mandan (pool, airport shuttle) .......................... 701-663-7401
Arrowhead Inn, New Salem ...................................................... 701-843-7100
Comfort Inn, Dickinson (pool, breakfast, airport shuttle) ....... 701-264-7300

AUCTIONEER:
Marlin Kapp ............................................................................... 701-475-2427

SALES REPRESENTATIVES:
Perry Thomas, American Simmental Assn. .............................. 701-370-8336
Rocky Forseth, Allied Genetic Resources ................................ 406-590-7954
Alex Acheson, Farm and Ranch Guide .................................... 785-366-1185
Kirby Goettsch, Farm and Ranch Guide ................................. 605-380-3939
Scott Ressler, ND Stockmen Association ................................. 701-391-7310
Tony Heins, Cattle Business Weekly ........................................ 701-400-4435 

LIABILITIES: We are not responsible for any accidents, or damaged or stolen items, the day of our sale.

SEMEN RIGHTS: We are selling full possession, full salvage, plus 2/3 semen revenue. This means any semen sold on any of the bulls, TNT Simmentals will receive 1/3 the selling price per unit. We also reserve the right to collect up to 100 units of semen on any of the bulls, for our own use. This semen will be collected at our expense and the buyer’s convenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.

SCROTAL CIRCUMFERENCE: Each bull was measured to the nearest .5 centimeter and adjusted to 365 days using a daily adjustment of .033 centimeters. Only bulls with a minimum of 30cm were selected. The ratings for 12 14 month bulls are 30cm and less = poor; 30 35cm = good; and 35cm and over = very good.

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK: Will only sire black calves when used on black or nondiluter red cows. You will get mostly gray calves when used on yellow cows or red cows that have the dilution gene.

HETEROZYGOUS BLACK: Will sire both black and red calves when used on nondiluter red cows. When used on yellow or red cows that have the dilution gene you will get roughly half red and the rest will be gray, with some blacks.

HOMOZYGOUS POLLED: All calves will be polled and requires both parents to be polled and both to pass on the polled gene to their offspring. The majority of our bulls are polled for several generations. Every bull in the sale is sired by a Homozygous Polled bull and a polled cow.

HETEROZYGOUS POLLED: Approximately half the calves will be polled out of horned cows. All single polled animals will be heterozygous.

POLLED/SCURRED: A polled/scurred animal is genetically polled.


We will be serving coffee and rolls in the morning and a complimentary lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
Come early and take a look! The sale starts at 1:00 CT.


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