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Welcome to the Bull Test • Celebrating 45 Years of Genetic Evaluation

View the results from the 45th Bull Test

2017 Catalog

Four types of bulls

45th Annual Sale • Friday, March 10, 2017

7 p.m. at the WIU Livestock Center in Macomb, IL

Selling Lots • Angus • Charolais • Hereford • Simmental • Sim-Angus • Red Angus


For additional information or catalog requests, please contact the following:

  • John Carlson, Bull Test Director
    (309) 298-1288
  • WIU School of Agriculture
    (309) 298-1080
  • Monte Lowderman
    (309) 833-5543
  • Delson Wilcoxen
    (309) 338-1724

2016-2017 Calendar

  • June 28, 2016: Mail Test Information to Breeders
  • July 31, 2016: Last Day for First Vaccinations
  • August 14, 2016: Last Weaning Date and Booster Vaccinations
  • August 31, 2016: Entries Due
  • September 27-28, 2016: Deliver Bulls
  • October 18-19, 2016: Start Test
  • November 15, 2016: 28 Day Weights
  • December 13, 2016: 56 Day Weights
  • January 10, 2017: 84 Day Weights
  • January 17, 2017: Scan Bulls (tentative)
  • February 4, 2017: Visit our display at the WIU Farm Expo
  • February 7-8, 2017: Complete Test 112-Days
  • March 10, 2017: 45th Annual Sale @ 7 p.m. 1 mile west of Highway 67 on Tower Road; Macomb, IL


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.

Previous Sale Information

2016-2017 Documents


John Carlson, Bull Test Director

Office: Knoblauch Hall 304A
Phone: (309) 298-1288

Andrew Baker, Director - School of Agriculture

Office: Knoblauch Hall 145
Phone: (309) 298-1080

Lowderman Auction Service

Phone: (309) 833-5500