Bull Development and Evaluation Program

The UT Bull Development and Evaluation Program is jointly sponsored by UT Extension, UT AgResearch, and the Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

  • Provides a standard, impartial post-weaning gain test that furnishes records useful to the consignor in his breeding program;
  • Provides a source of and market for completely performance-tested bulls; and
  • Serves as an educational tool for beef cattle improvement and promotion.

The Bull Test Station is located at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill and in cooperation with Tennessee Extension. Data on individual bulls will be available prior to the sale, as well as on a video that will be made available across the state during the sale so that prospective buyers need not travel to Spring Hill for the actual sale. 

This year’s Open House will be in conjunction with the first annual Beef Cattle & Forage Crops Field Day on September 23, 2022.

2022/2023 Bull Sale Announcements

The Performance Tested Bull Sale will be January 12, 2023.
12:00pm CST

We will begin taking 2022-2023 nominations in June.

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January 2022 sales Results

Sales by CategoryDollar Amount
Sale Average (65 lots)$3,150
High-Selling (1 lots)$6,750
Angus Average (38 lots)$3,026
Simmental & SimAngus Average (24 lots)$3,377
Hereford (3 lots)$2,900
Sales Results by Lot

Program Contact

Kevin Wendal Thompson Profile Page
Kevin Wendal Thompson
Research Center Director, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill
Matt Backus Profile Page
Matt Backus
Coordinator I, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Lewisburg

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2022 – 2023 Bull Testing Schedule

Report EventReport Date
Birth Dates 9/1/2021- 12/15/2021
Nomination Deadline July 15, 2022
Delivery August 9, 2022
On-Test Report August 22 and 23, 2022
28-Day Weight Report September 20, 2022
Open HouseSeptember 23, 2022
56-Day Weight Report October 18, 2022
Ultrasounds November 3, 2022
Off-Test Report November 14 and 15, 2022
Sale Date January 12, 2023