"This sale has developed into one of the largest performance-tested bull sales in the Midwest," said Dave Seibert, IPT sale manager. "During the past 44 years, the sale has sold 4,458 bulls valued at over 7.5 million dollars."
There were four breeds represented in the 2012 sale: Angus, Simmental, Polled Hereford, and Red Angus. Seibert said a yearling Angus bull set a new IPT Bull Sale record, selling for $8,800. The bull, Kramers Mandate 112, was sold by Kramer Angus of Farina, Ill., to Alta Genetics of Watertown, Wis.
The University of Illinois (U of I) Extension, U of I Department of Animal Sciences, and consigning breeders sponsored the sale. Also, Vita Ferm, Illinois Angus Association, and Illinois Simmental Association provided industry support, Seibert said.
Producers interested in viewing a breakdown of all the prices can visit the IPT Bull Sale website at www.IPTBullSale.com. Also included on this site are the individual bull prices from the 2012 sale and the numbers and averages from the previous 43 sales.
Seed-stock breeders interested in consigning to the 2013 IPT Bull Sale should contact Dave Seibert at 309-339-3694, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to 300 North Street, Washington, IL 61571 to request a hard copy of the rules and regulation and nomination form. Nominations need to be made by Dec.15, 2012, for the 2013 sale.