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National Salers Sale

To:  Salers Breeders and Friends

From:  JR Adcock, Bittersweet West

Subject:  44THAnnual National Salers Sale

Bitttersweet West is excited to be managing the 2019 National Salers Sale. This “Mile High Event” will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.  We look forward to your participation. 

SALE DATE: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

NWSS HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:   Doubletree of Hilton, Denver Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO.  Room rate is $120.  Reservation deadline is December 15, 2018. 1-800-222-TREE.  Group code is ASA.

ENTRY INFORMATION:  The entry deadline has been extended to October 15, 2018.  All entry forms, registration papers, entry fees and photographs are due in the sale manager’s office on that date to be accepted as an entry to the National Salers Sale.  We need to have your information by this date in order to get the catalog printed.  Please send high quality photos by November 15 to make the December magazine deadline.

VIDEO ENTRIES:  We will accept video entries of sale cattle.  There is an extra $100 fee per head.  

ENTRY FEES:   Entry fees will be $250 for bulls and $150 for females.  Entry fees are non-refundable and are applied to the sale expense.  Entry fees are forfeited on cattle that are scratched from the sale.  

SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE:  November 20, 2018.  All cattle must be entered in the National Western Stock Show by this date.

                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BULLS: Entries are open for 50% to fullblood bulls calved after January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  Refer to the NWSS premium book for health requirements on sale cattle.  Bulls also need to be semen tested and a scrotal measurement must be taken.

FEMALES:   Entries are open for 50% to fullblood females calved after January 1, 2017 to July 21, 2018.  If a female has been flushed, a full report of the flush must be printed. All breeding age females must be safe in calf.  We are also accepting pens of females.

AGES: The National Salers sale will follow the standard classification for ages of the National Salers show.  

SIFTING OF ENTRIES:  An anonymous sifting committee will be appointed by the Show and Sale Committee to be used at the sale site to eliminate any consignment that is not suitable to sell.  The following will be considered as grounds for expulsion from the sale by the Sifting Committee:  poor disposition, poor conditioning, substandard presentation, structural unsoundness, etc.  Sale entry fee will be forfeited on entries sifter from the sale.

PARENTAL VERIFICATION/BETA MANNOSIDOSIS:  All sale entries must be DNA typed. Bulls willneed complete parental verificationto the sire and dam through the ASA’s office test lab, Geneseek.  Heifers need a DNA type only, no parental verification.  Contact the ASA website for the forms.

Beta Mannosidois tests:  Michigan State University will be doing the testing for this.  Forms are available on the website. 

Any entry that does not meet the DNA and Beta-Mannosidosis qualifications prior to cataloging will be eliminated from the sale and entry fees forfeited.

**REGISTRATIONS:  All sale cattle must be registered with the American Salers Association prior to the entry deadline. Registration papers are required to be in the sale manager’s office along with the entry forms and entry fees, with a postmark on or before November 1, 2018, in order to be accepted to the National Sale.  The National Western is requiring all show animals to be registered by November 20, 2018, at the time of entry in the NWSS. No pending registrations will be accepted.