The ISU Beef Teaching Farm sold a Simmental Angus Bull that was an ET (Embryo Transfer) son. The EPD or Estimated Progeny Difference, was as follows: top 10 percent of the breed for calving ease, top 10 percent for birth weight and top 15% of breed on maternal calving ease.
A commercial producer from Chariton, Iowa purchased the Bull for $3500 which was over the average sale of around $3400 of the other eighty bulls that sold that day. Teaching Farm Manager, David Bruene says "This is the first time in 8 years that the Teaching farm has sold a bull at Beef Expo and we are happy with the sale. The Beef Teaching farm retained 50 units of semen for on-farm use."
The picture below is of the bull and (L-R) David Bruene, Justin Utt, Wayne Eads