UTIA Family, please refer to utk.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates and student information. For UTIA-specific resources, including event information and county office status, please visit utia.tennessee.edu/coronavirus .

Bull Testing Program

The UT Bull Testing Station 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, and prospective buyers may view bulls at the annual Open House, 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. 

2020/2021 Bull Sale Announcements

2020/2021 Bull Sale Catalog

2020/2021 Bull Sale Video Catalog

View the video Catalog

Open House

Open house this year will be a week-long event. It will run from January 4 – 8, 2021 and will be by appointment only. Please contact Ashley Savage by phone (931) 486-2129 or by email savage15@utk.edu to reserve a time slot. Kevin Thompson and Wes Gilliam will be available to guide each attendee and answer any questions.

The sale

The sale date is Janaury 14, 2021 at 12:00pm CST. In order to be in compliance with CDC guidelines, we will have 2 bidding locations on site. The sale will also be available online through DVAuctions. The sale event details are found on this page. You may also view the flipbook style catalog, or the video catalog. DVA Auctions also have a page of tutorial videos to familiarize you how to bid online with a desktop computer or mobile device.

Additional in-person bidding sites will be:

  • Greene County Extension Office
    204 N Cutler Street
    Suite 105
    Greeneville, Tennessee 37745
  • Lexington First Farmers Co-op
    16219 Highway 22 North
    Lexington, TN 38351
  • UT Extension Eastern Region Office
    1801 Downtown West Blvd.
    Knoxville, TN 37919

2020 – 2021 Bull Testing Schedule

Birth Dates 9/1/2019- 12/15/2019
Nomination Deadline July 17, 2020
Delivery August 11, 2020
On-Test Report August 24 and 25, 2020
28-Day Weight Report September 22, 2020
56-Day Weight Report October 20, 2020
Ultrasound Between October 31 and November 15, 2020
Off-Test Report November 17 and 18, 2020
Sale Date January 14, 2021