When the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale comes around in 2010, sale manager Dave Seibert will be winding down his career. The University of Illinois Extension animal systems educator known for pioneering progress is retiring from his Extension position after 41 years of service to Illinois livestock producers. But he may still manage the sale for a couple of years.
Seibert will tell you the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale has been the most rewarding project of his career. Since becoming sale manager in 1991, 2,238 Angus and other-breed bulls with a gross value of more than $4 million have been sold through the program.