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[November 10, 2012]
URBANA -- The IPT Bull Sale is
scheduled for Feb. 21 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Livestock
Center in Springfield. It will lead off the 2013 Illinois Beef Expo,
which will be Feb. 21-24. The sale accepts older bulls and yearling
bulls with birthdates from January through March in 2011.
Some changes have been introduced this year. Trich tests within
30 days prior to the sale are required for bulls over 24 months
of age as well as for bulls that have previously been used for
breeding. Also, the power score used for ranking the bulls will
be determined from the percentile rankings on two $Value
indexes. The $W and $B indexes will be used for Angus bulls, API
and TI for Simmentals and BMI and CHB for Herefords. Breeds
without $Value indexes will still be ranked according to the
six-trait power score. The maximum value for cataloging will
remain 55. All bulls must have EPDs for marbling/IMF and REA.
The age divisions remain unchanged, with the December bulls
being included with the yearlings. The remaining Junior division
(July through November 2011) and Senior division (January
through June 2010) will be combined and sold together. WDA
requirements will stay the same: seniors, 2.3 WDA; July through
September 2011 juniors, 2.6 WDA; October through November
juniors, 2.8 WDA; December yearlings, 2.9 WDA; and January
through March yearlings, 3.0 WDA.
All bulls will be tested for bovine viral diarrhea, using the
persistently infected ear-notch screening system. Also, breeding
soundness exams by a veterinarian are required.
Breeders are eligible to sell up to six bulls that have a
power score of 55 or below. Those same breeders can nominate
more than six bulls, which will be cataloged as long as they
have power scores in the top 50 percent of the bulls in the
pre-sale catalog. Consignors who did not sell bulls in the 2011
or 2012 sales may nominate only two bulls.
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Nomination deadlines and fees are three-tiered: $75 if received
prior to Nov. 16, $100 if received from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1 and $125
if received Dec. 2-15.
Feedstock breeders can obtain a current copy of the rules and
regulations as well as the nomination form for the 2013 sale at
Copies of the forms can also be obtained by contacting Travis Meteer
at 217-823-1340 or by email at
[Text from file received from
the University of Illinois
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences]