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Posted: June 15, 2009

The Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center hosted the 36th Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale on March 27, in conjunction with the 20th Pennsylvania Beef Expo. The sale featured bulls that completed the 84-day testing program...

The Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center hosted the 36th Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale on March 27, in conjunction with the 20th Pennsylvania Beef Expo. The sale featured bulls that completed the 84-day testing program.

The fastest gaining bull was an Angus consigned by Russell and Judy Hollenback of Towanda, The bull’s average daily gain (ADG) was 6.13 pounds. Two Angus bulls had the second fastest ADG. Consigned by Errer Hill Farms of Friedens and Riverbend Farms of Far Hills, N.J., they had an ADG of 6.07 pounds. The fastest-gaining Simmental bull with ADG of 5.79 pounds was consigned by Messick Farms of Middletown. The 20 Simmentals averaged 4.60 pounds per day.

Thirteen Hereford bulls averaged 3.80 pounds daily gain, led by a bull consigned by John and Kathy Wagner of Catskill, NY with an average daily gain of 5.05 pounds.

The eight Red Angus bulls had an ADG of 4.44 pounds, with a bull owned by Wade Vonada of Mill Hall achieving best of breed, with an ADG of 5.93 pounds.

The top-gaining bull of the four Limousin bulls had an ADG of 4.12 pounds. He was consigned by Jonah Broughton of Attica, N.Y. The Limousin bulls averaged 3.51 pounds of gain per day. The top-gaining Charolais bull was consigned by Leo W. Muncy of Pipestem, WV. His ADG was 5.36 pounds. A crossbred bull consigned by Frank Glass of Blairsville gained 4.84 pounds per day. The Pennsylvania Beef Expo, held March 26-29, is the largest beef cattle event in the Commonwealth. The event included a Simmental Breeding Cattle Sale, junior activities and competitions, producer seminars, sales, a large trade show and the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association’s awards banquet and annual meeting.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s performance testing programs and sales, contact Glenn Eberly at 814-238-2527 or geberly@state.pa.us. For more information on the Livestock Evaluation Center, visit the Center’s Web site at www.agriculture.state.pa.us/lec.