SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – This year’s Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale average exceeded all previous sales, averaging $4,440 on the 49 lots offered Feb. 23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The farm sector shouldn’t see quite as many transportation-related challenges this year compared to 2022, according to industry experts at the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois’ (GFAI) 130th annual convention in Peoria.

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  • Wind: 16 mph
  • Wind Chill: 30°
  • UV Index: 5 Moderate
  • Sunrise: 06:54:45 AM
  • Sunset: 07:02:53 PM
  • Dew Point: 17°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 49F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.


A few passing clouds. Low 32F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.


Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 52F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


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