BADGER INVITATIONAL SALE

The Badger Invitational Sale highlights a historically-rich 40 year old tradition as one of the most prestigious collegiate sales in the country. It is run solely by members of the Badger Dairy Club who create different committees to ensure the sale runs smoothly.

If you are interested in the sale or want to become a part of the committee, please read the descriptions below and/or contact one of the BDC Officers.



Chair Descriptions

GENERAL CHAIR (1)
The general chair oversees all other chairs and aspects of the sale. They also act as the public relations communicator for the event.

ADVERTISING CHAIR (1)
The advertising chair is responsible for ordering sale wear and advertisement of the event in newspapers, publications, magazines, and more. They will work closely with the sale manager as well.

CATTLE CARE/PREPARATION CHAIRS (2)
The cattle care and preparation chairs are responsible for getting the necessary supplies to house and tie all animals, as well as the set-up of the auction ring at the sale location. They are responsible for all feed and equipment needed to clean and feed the animals while on the grounds, and must coordinate nightlines, fitting, and washing schedules.

CATALOG CHAIR (1)
The catalog chair will design the layout for the catalog, organize the cattle information, and work closely with the printer of the catalog. They also must organize the semen sale and receive the semen donations.

SELECTIONS CHAIRS (4)
The selection chairs are responsible for selecting the animals for the sale from all farms and will be responsible for contracting the animals selected, as well as transmitting all of the consignment information to the catalog chairman.

SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR (1)
The special events chair is responsible for organizing all pre- and post- entertainment and activities.

DECORATIONS & CONCESSIONS CHAIR (1)
The decorations/concessions chair is responsible for organizing the concessions stand during the sale, and must decorate the sale area.


Sale History

20th Badger Invitational (2021)
Online Platinum Collection
Sale Catalog– Lots: 56
Average: $2,499.46
High Seller: Mead-Manor Def-Adeline-Red – $10,250
Consigner: Mike& Megan Moede

19th Badger Invitational (2019)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Sale Catalog– Lots: 43
Average: $2,380
High Seller: Lot 1, Ms Raptors Brutality-ET – $10,250
Consigner: Majestic View, Shore & Connery
Buyer: Maple-Leigh; Futures
Ninth Dr. David P. Dickson Hall of Fame Inductee: Mitch Breunig

18th Badger Invitational (2018)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
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Average: $3,180
High Seller: SSI Detour Maggie-ET – $8,400
Consigner: Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC
Buyer: Cycle Farm Holsteins
Eighth Dr. David P. Dickson Hall of Fame Inductee: Hilrose Holsteins, The Brantmier Family

17th Badger Invitational (2015)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Sale Catalog– Lots: 43
Average: $2,823
High Seller: RJR McCutchen 4310
Consigner: Reuter Dairy Inc.
Buyer: Brianne, Brooklyn, and Reid Vandoske & Jess Mullikin
Seventh Dr. David P. Dickson Hall of Fame Inductee: Scott Armbruster

16th Badger Invitational (2013)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Sale Catalog– Lots: 62
Average: $3,015
High Seller: Rosylane-LLC Jives 5611 (GTPI+2394) – $17,000
Consigner: Rosy-Lane Holsteins LLC
Buyer: Ideal Dairy
Sixth Dr. David P. Dickson Hall of Fame Inductee: Jim Hoskins

15th Badger Invitational (2011)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Sale Catalog– Lots: 57
Average: $2,989
High Seller: First Choice Female from Bomaz Shottle 4679-ET (GTPI+2129)
Consigner: Bomaz Holstein
Buyer: Ideal Dairy
Fifth Dr. David P. Dickson Hall of Fame Inductee (Previously known as BDC Hall of Fame): Tom Morris

14th Badger Invitational (2009)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 41
Average: $2,937
High Seller: Ms-Show-N-Style Blk Betty – $7,200
Consigner: Ron & Tom Mikulice of Calf-Vantage Feeds, Inc.
Buyer: Justin Langer
Fourth BDC Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. David Dickson

13th Badger Invitational (2007)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 49
Average: $3,657.45
High Seller: Budjon-JK Dundee Enya-ET – $6,700
Consigner: Budjon Farm & Joel Keitzman
Buyer: Siemers Holsteins
Third BDC Hall of Fame Inductee: Marlow Nelson

12th Badger Invitational (2005)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 53
Average: $3,292
High Seller: Pursuit September Storm*RC x Regancrest Starbuck Denyse – $8,900
Consigner: Carrousel Farms
Buyer: Adam Morris
Second BDC Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. Lee Allenstein

11th Badger Invitational (2003)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 50
Average: $2,595.80
High Seller: Carrousel Sky Manessa – $10,100
Consigner: Carrousel Farms
Buyer: Jeff Campbell
First BDC Hall of Fame Inductee: Merle Howard

10th Badger Invitational (2001)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 54
Average: $2,263.88
High Seller: Wilcoxview-SA Jolt Emily-ET – $5,200
Consigner: Wilcox Farms & Schorno Agri-Business
Buyer: Wendy & Galen Zens

9th Badger Invitational (1999)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 50
Average: $2,119
High Seller: Kellwood Broker Amber EX-93 – $10,000
Consigner: Mohrfield Holsteins
Buyer: Peter R. Heffering

8th Badger Invitational (1997)
UW-Madison Stock Pavilion
Lots: 47
Average: $1,837.23
High Seller: Golden-Oaks Serinity-Red-ET – $4,000
Consigner: Golden Oaks Farm
Buyer: Tom Lyon Jr.

7th Badger Invitational (1995)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 62
Average: $1,936.29
High Seller: Jauquet Mountain Monet-ET – $3,200
Consigner: Jauquet Farms
Buyer: Daniel Coulthard
High Seller: Fer-LI Jed Blake – $3,200
Consigner: Tim & Lisa Ferry
Buyer: Brett Dettmann

6th Badger Invitational (1993)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 56
Average: $2,083.04
High Seller: MS Cleitus Jobo Natzke-ET – $5,400
Consigner: Robert Trampf
Buyer: Larsen Acres

5th Badger Invitational (1991)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 65
Average: $1,980.38
High Seller: Enchanted-Oaks Mickie-ET – $5,200
Consigner: Robert F. Rowe
Buyer: ABS

4th Badger Invitational (1989)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 56
Average: $2,284.38
High Seller: Lost-Elm Cleitus Ginger-ET – $6,600
Consigner: Jerry Luttropp
Buyer: Kevin Jorgenson & Jerry Luttropp

3rd Badger Invitational (1987)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 60
Average: $2,242.79
High Seller: Crescent-Beauty Valiant Leann – $4,000
Consigner: Roy & Rodney Hetts
Buyer: Sunshine Genetics

2nd Badger Invitational (1985)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 57
Average: $2,075
High Seller: Kallot Bell Mia – $22,000
Consigner: Zimview Farms, Inc.
Buyer: La Pae Farms & Tom Meyers

1st Badger Invitational (1983)
Arlington, WI
Lots: 51
Average: $2,741
High Seller: $10,500
Buyer: Ray McEnroe