Illinois Performance Tested Bull sale nears record average  

Photo Courtesy of Travis Meteer

The 2023 Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale averaged $4,440 on 49 lots, the second highest average in the history of the sale.  

The top selling bull was a yearling Angus consigned by Keith and Brady Kramer of Farina and sold to Thomas Laue of Shumway for $8,250. The high selling senior Angus bull was purchased for $7,500 and consigned by Seagraves Angus of Mulberry Grove.

Pleasant Street Farms in Ohio, Illinois purchased the high selling senior Simmental bull from Bob Fitzpatrick of Milan for $8,000.  The high selling yearling Simmental was consigned by Fox Creek Cattle of Newton and sold for $6,000.

Sale Manager Travis Meteer says the annual sale held at the Illinois Beef Expo continues to be one of the best sources for total performance genetics in the Midwest.

The record sale average of $4,538 was set in 2015. Click here for a link to the full list of 2023 sale results.

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