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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. 

2021/2022 Bull Sale Announcements

January 2021 sales Results

Sales by CategoryDollar Amount
Sale Average (70 lots)$3,890
High-Selling (2 lots)$6,750
Angus Average (47 lots)$3,980
Simmental & SimAngus Average (19 lots)$4,095
Hereford (4 lots)$3,450
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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2021 – 2022 Bull Testing Schedule

Report EventReport Date
Birth Dates 9/1/2020- 12/15/2020
Nomination Deadline July 16, 2021
Delivery August 10, 2021
On-Test Report August 23 and 24, 2021
28-Day Weight Report September 21, 2021
56-Day Weight Report October 19, 2021
Ultrasounds Between October 31 and November 15, 2021
Off-Test Report November 15 and 16, 2021
Sale Date January 13, 2022