The 2017 offering of bison for sale by sealed bid will consist of 1 lot of exposed/open cows, 2 lots of bull calves, and 2 lots of heifer calves. The calves were weaned and conditioned in late October of 2016 and prepared for shipment by mid February 2017.
The minimum prices for the 2017 offering are as follows:
Open/exposed cows 4 head --- $2,120 each, United States dollars
Bull Calves heavy lot, 12 head --- $2,005 each, United States dollars
light lot, 11 head --- $1,500 each, United States dollars
Heifer Calves heavy lot, 9 head --- $1,840 each, United States dollars
light lot, 9 head --- $1,500 each, United States dollars
If you are interested in well prepared Custer State Park bison, we hope this offering will be of use to you. Be sure to read the enclosed information sheet carefully before bidding. Calves have been sorted for sale in October and conditioned in the wean lot on dehydrated alfalfa pellets and free choice hay. Bison will be tested in mid-February, and prepared for shipping. Please note: bison will NOT be tested for TB unless requested for in writing and at buyers’ expense.
4 head - Open/exposed cows - 10/24/16 average weight; 1,063#
2 – 6 year olds – 1006# & 1010#
1 – 7 year old – 1080#
1 – 12 year old – 1155#
12 hd. Heavy bull calves - 10/24/16 average weight; 329#
294# - 384# range
11 hd. Light bull calves - 10/24/16 average weight; 212#
136# - 286# range
9 hd. Heavy heifer calves - 10/24/16 average weight; 342#
308# - 368# range
9 hd. Light heifer calves - 10/24/16 average weight; 208#
150# - 276# range
Download a bid form here.
For further information, write to address or call telephone number shown on letterhead or email: Chad Kremer, Bison Herd Manager at Chad.Kremer@state.sd.us or Mark Hendrix, Resource Program Manager at Mark.Hendrix@state.sd.us.