Performance Tested Bull Sale averages $4,372 on 46 lots

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – For 54 years, the Performance Tested Bull Sale has provided elite seedstock for cattle breeders. The 2022 sale held Feb. 24 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield averaged $4,372 on the 46 lots sold. The sale is a multi-breed sale and offers both older age-advantaged bulls and yearlings.

The top selling bull was a yearling Angus bull consigned by Murphey's Genetics LLP of Illiopolis. The bull, MG Monumental 4J sold for $8,500 to Lukach Cattle Company of Streator.

Two bulls commanded a price of $7,000. Keith and Brady Kramer of Kramer Farms near Farina, sold Kramer Farms Monumental 007 to Thomas Downey of Putnam. Callan Farms of Stonington sold CF Advance 720F-93J to Joe Hampton of Windsor.

"This sale continues to be one of the best sources for total performance genetics in the Midwest," says Travis Meteer, Illinois Extension commercial ag educator and sale manager. "During the past 54 years, the sale has sold 4,905 bulls valued at over 9 million dollars."

University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, and consigning breeders sponsored the sale. Vita-Ferm, ABS, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Zoetis 50K, Dearwester Grain, and Illinois Simmental Association provided industry support.

Producers interested in viewing a breakdown of all the prices can visit the IPT Bull Sale website. Also included on this site are numbers and averages from the previous sales.

Seedstock breeders interested in consigning to the 2023 IPT Bull Sale should contact Meteer at 217-430-7030 or wmeteer2@illinois.edu to request a copy of the rules and regulation and nomination form. Nominations must be made by Dec.1, 2022, for the 2023 sale.

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WRITER: Travis Meteer, Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator