The recent Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale averaged $4,206 on 37 lots. During the last 52 years, about 4,825 bulls valued at more than $8.9 million have been sold at the event.
The highest indexing Angus bull, MG Patriot 14G sold by Murphy’s Genetics LLP in Illiopolis, proved the top seller at $12,500. Grimmius Cattle Company in Hamford, California, bought the bull.
The second-highest selling bull was a Simmental consigned by Rincker Simmentals of Shelbyville that sold for $7,000 to Wildberry Farms at Scales Mound.
Keith and Brady Kramer of Kramer Farms in Farina consigned an Angus yearling bull that was the third-highest selling bull at $6,500 to Chris Bruns of Carthage. The highest-selling Hereford bull, consigned by Rabideau Polled Herefords of Clifton, left the ring at a price of $4,500.
The University of Illinois Extension, U of I Department of Animal Sciences and consigning breeders sponsored the sale. Vita-Ferm, ABS, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Zoetis 50K, the Illinois Angus Association and Illinois Simmental Association provided industry support.
To see a breakdown of all the prices, click here. Seedstock breeders interested in consigning to the 2021 IPT Bull Sale should contact Travis Meteer at 217-430-7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the rules and nomination form. Nominations need to be made by Dec. 15.