Turner Bison Exchange


2019 Turner Ranches Prairie Performance Auction


Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza; Rapid City, SD (505 N. 5th St. Rapid City, SD 57701)

Animals to be auctioned: 195 heifers; 10 bulls

For any questions related to the 2019 Turner Ranches Prairie Performance Auction, please contact Dusty Hepper at:

Office (605) 223-2316; Cell (605) 280-5637; email dusty.hepper@retranches.com


  • Two -Year-Old Bred Heifers

    • Bad River Ranches - 50 animals

    • McGinley Ranch - 50 animals

    • Ladder Ranch - 20 animals

  • Yearling Heifers

    • Bad River Ranches - 15 animals

    • McGinley Ranch - 15 animals

    • Spikebox Ranch - 15 animals

    • Armendaris Ranch - 15 animals

    • McMurtrey Ranch - 15 animals

  • 2017-Born Castlerock Bulls - See Castle Rock Herd section for detailed information on these special animals.

    • Snowcrest Ranch - 5 animals

  • 2017-Born Production Bulls

    • Bad River Ranches - 2 animals

    • McGinely Ranch - 3 animals

  • Yellowstone Bulls

    • The Yellowstone bison on Red Rock Ranch in Montana undergo annual testing for Brucellosis exposure because of their location within Montana’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA).  This herd is continually exposed to Brucellosis infected elk that often transmit the disease to the bison through female elk having abortive births within the bison herd.  This year there was a suspect animal found in the herd.  Although we believe that further confirmatory tests would eventually clear the herd, we were uncertain as to the length of time this may require.   With the sale date being so close, it was with an abundance of caution that we decided to remove the Yellowstone bulls from the 2019 Turner Ranches Prairie Performance Auction (TRPPA).   We are currently making plans move the Yellowstone herd to another ranch location to ensure Yellowstone bulls will be available for sale in the 2020 TRPPA.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to make the best decisions for our clients!


  • 5:00 PM - Doors open (registration; open bar for auction participants)

  • 5:30 PM - Buffet dinner is served (Turner Ranches bison prime rib carving station)

  • 6:00 PM - Turner Ranches presentation

  • 6:30 PM - Auction begins (live streamed)