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. 

2023-2024 Bull Sale Announcements

Nominations for the 23-24 class are due July 18th.

The Performance Tested Bull Sale will be January 11, 2024 at 12:00pm CST.

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January 2023 Sale Results

Sales by CategoryDollar Amount
Sale Average (59 lots)$3,388
High-Selling (1 lots)$8,000
Angus Average (28 lots)$3,007
Simmental Average (3 lots)$2,566
SimAngus (24 lots)$3,868
Hereford (4 lots)$3,787
Sales Results by Lot

Program Contacts

Saulo Zoca Profile Page
Saulo Zoca
Assistant Professor, Animal Science
Troy Rowan Profile Page
Troy Rowan
Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Genomics, Animal Science

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2023 – 2024 Bull Testing Schedule

Report EventReport Date
Birth Dates 9/1/2022- 12/15/2022
Nomination Deadline July 18, 2023
Delivery August 8, 2023
On-Test Report August 21 & 22, 2023
28-Day Weight Report September 19, 2023
Open HouseSeptember 26, 2023
56-Day Weight Report October 17, 2023
Ultrasounds November 2, 2023
Off-Test Report November 13 & 14, 2023
Sale Date January 11, 2024