Pa. tested bull sale set March 27


Auction features 86 bulls from four breeds; online viewing and bidding available.

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — Beef producers can buy some of the best genetics in the region during a bull sale March 27 at Pennsylvania’s Livestock Evaluation Center. The sale gets underway at noon.

Consignors will offer 86 bulls representing five breeds — 50 Angus, 26 Simmentals, five Red Angus, four Herefords, and a SimAngus — at the 42nd Performance-Tested Bull Sale.

Sale day events also include a trade show hosted by the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association and the Pennsylvania Angus Finest Female sale and Simmental female consignment sale following the bull sale.

Females will be displayed in an adjacent hall, producer meetings will be in the facility’s conference room, and food will be available through the facility’s commercial kitchen next to the trade show hall.

About the bull test

Bulls enrolled in the program completed a 112-day test evaluating average daily gain, weight per day of age, feed efficiency, loin muscle size and fat deposition. They also passed a breeding soundness exam.

Top bulls from each breed include:

Angus — consigned by Elimsprings Farm of Allenwood, Union County; adjusted yearling weight 1,330 pounds; average daily gain 5.10 pounds; adjusted loineye 14.9 square inches.

Hereford — consigned by Sherman Beef Cattle, Montgomery, Lycoming County; adjusted yearling weight 1,319 pounds; average daily gain 4.53 pounds; adjusted loineye 14.6 square inches.

Red Angus — consigned by Country Acres Farm, New Windsor, Maryland; adjusted yearling weight 1,395 pounds; average daily gain 5.35 pounds; adjusted loineye 15.3 square inches.

Simmental — consigned by Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, Dauphin County; adjusted yearling weight 1,504 pounds; average daily gain 5.21 pounds; adjusted loineye 16.0 square inches.

SimAngus — consigned by Messick Farms, Middletown, Dauphin County; adjusted yearling weight 1,316 pounds; average daily gain 4.21 pounds; adjusted loineye 14.5 square inches.

Online videos

Video of the bulls and catalogs featuring final weights and performance information are available at the center’s website and mailed by request. The auction will be broadcast at

Since 1973, the Pennsylvania Performance Bull Testing Program has provided the state’s beef industry with a way to measure inherited traits through sire evaluation. For more information about Pennsylvania’s performance testing programs and sales or facilities for hosting livestock events, contact station manager Greg Hubbard at 814-238-2527 or or visit


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