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35th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test Sale results


The 35th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test concluded with the sale of the bulls on April 14, at Winter Livestock in La Junta, Colo. A total of 37 performance tested bulls were offered for sale.

Overall the bulls averaged $1,454.76. An Angus bull out of Shurrtop E626 X 872 and owned by Taylor Livestock of Karval, Colo., was the high selling bull bringing $2,000. Second highest selling was a TG Spirit 54 Angus bull owned by T.J. Verquer from Trinidad, Colo.

Volume buyers included Quentin Simmons from Wray, Colo. Simmons purchased a TJV 501 Advance 451 2ET horned Hereford bull from T.J. Verquer--Trinidad, Colo., a Star Toolbar 31N polled Hereford bull from Bruce and Joyce Leach--Lindon, Colorado, and a DB Future Direction 496 Angus bull from Taylor Livestock--Karval, Colo.. The second volume buyer, also purchasing three bulls, was Stan Whinnery from Lake City, Colo. Whinnery took two Allens LLL Redwood 252 Polled Hereford bulls and a Star Toolbar 31E Polled Hereford bull, all consigned by Bruce and Joyce Leach, home to Lake City.

The staff of the Southeast Colorado Bull Test wishes to thank all of the cooperators who consigned bulls and participated in this year's test. We also thank all of the producers who attended the sale and especially those who purchased bulls. Finally, a huge thank you to Norman and Jean Dorenkamp and the Trail City Livestock crew for their care and feeding of the bulls and allowing us to use their facilities again this year.

To all livestock producers, we hope you have a successful year and look forward to serving you again.

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