Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale results

The highest indexing Angus bull, MG Patriot 14G sold by Murphy’s Genetics LLP in Illiopolis. (Photo from IPT)

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 wmeteer2@illinois.edu to request a copy of the rules and nomination form. Nominations need to be made by Dec. 15.