Whitestone Bull Sale: Something Old, Something New

 

Beef producers earned $252,950 at the 48th Pennsylvania Performance Tested Bull Sale on March 26.

The event, held at the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, attracts producers from multiple states. They sold 89 Angus, Hereford, Red Angus, Simmental, Black Hereford, SimAngus, Shorthorn and Limousin bulls. The bulls averaged $2,842 per head.

Topping the sale at $6,900 was an Angus consignment from A & L Angus of Rebersburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, sold to Alan Beck of Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Fifty-two Angus bulls averaged $2,976, eight Herefords averaged $2,512, nine Red Angus averaged $2,897, 11 Simmentals averaged $2,395, five SimAngus averaged $3,085, two Black Hereford Bulls averaged $2,862, one Shorthorn sold for $2,000, and one Limousin brought $2,500.

The bulls completed a 112-day test at the center that evaluated average daily gain, carcass traits and feed efficiency. After the testing period, the bulls were ultrasonically scanned to determine ribeye area, marbling and fat thickness and examined for breeding soundness.

“Pennsylvania has become the destination for producers in the northeastern United States who want to market and purchase quality livestock,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s performance testing programs, contact Greg Hubbard at 814-238-2527 or ghubbard@pa.gov.

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