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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
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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]