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Welcome to the Bull Test

43rd Annual Sale • March 12, 2015

The 42nd annual Western Illinois University Performance Tested Bull Sale, held on March 14, 2014 at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center, posted a record sale average. Buyers from Illinois, Iowa and Missouri took home 57 high-quality, high performance bulls for an average price of $3,271. The sale was strong all of the way through, as the highest selling bull was lot 24, a Simmental bull, selling for $6,000 and consigned by Washburn Simmental and Angus of Olney, Illinois.

This year’s sale was sold by Monte Lowderman of Lowderman Auction Company, Macomb, Illinois.

The top overall indexing bull was also the top indexing Angus bull consigned by Neubauer Farms of Atlanta, Illinois that sold for $5,000. The top indexing Simmental sold for $4,400 and was consigned by Shamrock Farms of Jacksonville, Illinois. Neubauer Farms also consigned the top indexing SimAngus bull that sold for $4,300.

The high selling Angus bull was also the highest indexing consignment by Neubauer Farms. The high selling Simmental consignment was the overall top selling bull from Washburn Simmental and Angus. Topping the SimAngus consignments was a bull from Rincker Simmentals of Shelbyville, Illinois that sold for $5,300. The lone Red Angus entry in the sale was from Claussen’s Simmental and Red Angus of Bettendorf, Iowa and sold for $2,900.

Breeders are encouraged to enter their top bull prospects next year as we hope to continue building upon the reputation of the WIU Performance Bull Test and Sale as a source of Top-quality, performance-tested genetics.

2014-2015 Calendar

  • August 2: Last Day for First Vaccinations
  • August 15: Last Weaning Date and Booster Vaccinations
  • August 31: Entries Due
  • September 29 & 30: Deliver Bulls
  • October 20 & 21: Start Test
  • November 17: 28 Day Weights
  • December 15: 56 Day Weights
  • January 12: 84 Day Weights
  • January 20: Scan Bulls
  • February 9 & 10: Complete Test 112-Days
  • March 13:
    • Advisory Meeting prior to the sale (time TBD)
    • 43rd Annual Sale @ WIU Livestock Center @ 7pm

Directions

1 mile west of Highway 67 on Tower Road, Macomb, Illinois, 61455

From the north: come into Macomb on Hwy. 67. At the north edge of Macomb, just before you get to the city, turn right (west) onto Tower Road at the sign that points the direction to the WIU Livestock Center and WIU golf course. Go one mile west and the WIU Livestock Center is on your left.

From the west: come into Macomb on Hwy. 136 and turn left (north) onto Wigwam Hollow road at the first stop light (there’s a Casey’s at that turn). Follow Wigwam Hollow Road north through two curves and you’ll be at the WIU Livestock Center.

From the east and south: come into Macomb on either Hwy. 136 or 67 (they join at the east edge of Macomb and become Jackson St.), and follow Jackson through Macomb until Highway 67 splits to the north. Go on Hwy. 67 to Tower Road at the very north edge of Macomb. Turn left (west) at the sign that points the direction to the WIU Livestock Center and WIU golf course and go one mile to the WIU Livestock Center, on your left.

2014-2015 Documents

  • Application Packet (pdf)
    (Includes entry letter, entry form, veterinarian sheet, agreement form, and health protocol form)
  • Sales Catalog (to be posted when available)

2014-2015 Test Reports

Contact

Samantha Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Animal Science/Beef Evaluation Station

Office: Knoblauch Hall B12
Office Phone: (309) 298-1288
Optional Phone: (979) 220-5681
Email: S-Cunningham@wiu.edu

Andrew Baker, Director - School of Agriculture

Office: Knoblauch Hall 145
Phone: (309) 298-1080
Email: AJ-Baker@wiu.edu

Lowderman Auction Service

Phone: (309) 833-5500
Email: info@lowderman.com
Website: www.lowderman.com