April 8, 2003
Indiana Beef Evaluation Program auction set for April 17
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. The 51st Indiana Beef Evaluation Program bull sale is slated for April 17 at the Springville Feeder Auction near Bedford, Ind.
Kern Hendrix, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service beef specialist, said only bulls that are sound and rank in the top two-thirds of their breed will walk through the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program (IBEP) sale ring. This year 131 bulls made the cut.
"Bulls sold at an IBEP auction are thoroughly tested. They've passed growth, breeding soundness, structural soundness and carcass merit tests," said Hendrix, who also is director of the IBEP bull test station.
In addition to the auction barn, four other sites will offer video connections to the sale. Those sites are:
Lafayette, Ind. Home Economics Building, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.
Rockville, Ind. Purdue Extension office.
Charlestown, Ind. Clark County Agriculture Building.
Rochester, Ind. Fulton County Fairgrounds.
Only bulls that successfully complete a testing program at the IBEP bull test station are offered in the sale. This spring 105 Angus, one Braunvieh, one Charolais, one Gelbvieh, one Gelbvieh Balancer, five Hereford, three Limousin, seven Red Angus and seven Simmental bulls are for sale. Details on the bulls' performance in the test are available on the web.
Writer: Kay Hostetler, (765) 494-6682, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Kern Hendrix, (765) 494-4832, email@example.com
Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/AgComm/public/agnews/
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