WBIA Bull Test Sale Beats 2023 Average

The Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association Central Bull Test Sale on Saturday, both live and via DVAuction, totaled 55 bulls sold averaging $4,786.

This sale average was considerably better than last year’s average at nearly $700 higher. The consignors keep moving the quality bar higher each year. The buyers continue to like the Wisconsin bull development program and the bulls that the consignors bring to the test, says the association.

At the sale, the WBIA recognized Darlington Farms for their loyalty to the bull test. They have attended every sale since the first sale in Hancock in 1957.

“Either Homer Evenstad or someone from Darlington Farms has attended one of our 67 sales since then,” says WBIA. “We appreciate their continuing to buy bulls from our sale.”

Breed Averages

  • 28 Angus averaged $5,027
  • 11 Red Angus averaged $3,864
  • 9 Simmental averaged $5,000
  • 3 Simmental/Angus averaged $4,250
  • 2 Charolais bulls averaged $6,625
  • 1 Simmental/South Devon sold for $5,500
  • 1 Herefords sold for $3,500

Bulls from this year’s sale are going to Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Montana.

Specific Breed Information

The two top-selling bulls each sold for $7,000. Gill Brothers of Shullsburg, WI purchased this Simmental, Lot # 12, a KBHR Bold Ruler son. The Allan Arndt Family of Double A Simmental Farm in Janesville, WI consigned this bull.

The second $7,000 bull sold came from Shawano, WI. Johnson Family Cattle Co. was the proud seller of this bull, Lot # 53. David and Karen Gallion of Spencer, WI are the proud new owners of this Red Angus sire, a son of Bieber CL Atomic C218.

The two next high-selling bulls were a Charolais bull and an Angus bull. They each sold for $6,750. Jake and Regan Adams from Cedar Rapids, Iowa consigned this Charolais bull. Charolais bull lot # 29 was the third-ranked selling bull. This bull, a LT Authority son, sold for $6,750. Darren Luchsinger of Monticello, WI bought it.

Lot # 46 was the other high-selling Angus bull consigned by Spring Creek Cattle Company, Wauzeka, WI. The Mitchell Family, a first-time consignor, used a POSS Rawhide son for the sire of this bull. Dane Suvada of Colfax, WI purchased this bull.

The 28 Angus bulls averaged $5,027. Two other Angus bulls of note sold for $6,250 each. The Andy Strasburg family from Marshall, WI, presented their bull for sale, Lot # 66 was consigned by Johnson Family Cattle of Shawano, WI. E & B Wildcat 9402 was the sire of this bull. Both bulls will be breeding cows in Bellvue, Iowa. Cornelius Land and Cattle Company is the proud owner of these two bulls.

Other breeds represented at the sale were a Simmental/South Devon cross and a Hereford bull. The
Simmental/South Devon cross bull is going home with Keith Raty, Chinook, Montana. It sold for $5,500. Kurt and Nettie Nelson, Bay City, WI, first-time consignors sold the bull.

Brent Sanders, Boscobel, WI purchased the lone Hereford bull in this sale. It is a Wilks Regiment 9035 son. He sold for $3,500. The Hereford bull was consigned by Caleb and Alissa Ahrens from Monroe, WI.