Northeast Missouri Bull Sale

by Daniel Mallory Livestock Specialist Ralls County University Extension

The 48th Annual Northeast MO Performance Tested Bull Sale was held in Palmyra, Mo. on March 28. The overall average on thirty bulls was $3,240. Following an extremely difficult situation with quarantines and social distancing, buyers came looking for quality and bull prices held.
The high breed average was Angus at $3,517. Other breed averages were Polled Hereford $2,000, SimAngus $3,500, and Red Angus $2,800.
High selling bulls in the sale were Angus consigned by Graupman Angus, Palmyra, Mo. and Hudson Angus Farm, Jefferson City, Mo. and sold for $7,000 and $5,200 respectively, they were purchased by Mayes Farm, Shelbina, Mo. and Greg Clark, New London, Mo. Seven other bulls sold for $4,000 or higher.
Bulls offered in this sale met certain predetermined standards in order to be eligible for this sale. Bulls must be in the upper 50th percentile in two out of four EPD (Expected Progeny Difference) traits: CE or BW, WW, YW, or Milk, yearling height 49 in or above, weight at a year 1100 lbs. or above, semen tested and examined for breeding soundness and to be found satisfactory potential breeders. As well as meeting health requirements: tested and found negative for Brucellosis and BVD-PI, vaccinated against Leptospirosis, and must follow state requirements for trichomoniasis.
The sale is a cooperative effort between the Northeast Missouri BCIA and University of Missouri Extension. For details on participating, contact your nearest Extension Livestock Specialist. The next sale will be March 27, 2021 at F & T Livestock Market, Palmyra, Mo.