Bull Testing Program
The Bull Test Station is operated by the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center in cooperation with the 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.
Purpose of the Bull Testing Station: (a) To provide a standard, impartial post-weaning gain test that will furnish records which will be useful to the consignor in his breeding program; (b) To provide a source of and market for completely performance tested bulls; and (c) To serve as an educational tool to beef cattle improvement and promotion.
About The Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center
The Middle Tennessee REC is one of 11 branch research stations in the University of Tennessee Agricultural Research system. Founded in 1917, the Middle Tennessee Station is the site of dairy, beef, agronomic, and fruit and vegetable research. With 1,263 acres, it is among the largest of the 11 stations in the Tennessee agricultural research system and has strong ties both to local agriculture and agribusiness.
2012-2013 Bull Testing Schedule
|Birthdates||Sept 1, 2011 - Dec 15, 2011||Dec 16, 2011 - March 15, 2012|
|Nominations Deadline||July 19, 2012||Sept 18, 2012|
|Delivery||Aug 21, 2012||Oct 23, 2012|
|On Test||Sept 3 & 4, 2012||Nov 5 & 6, 2012|
|28 Day Wt.||Oct 2, 2012||Dec 4, 2012|
|56 Day Wt||Oct 30, 2012||Jan 2, 2013|
|Off Test||Nov 26 & 27, 2012||Jan 28 & 29, 2013|
|Sale||Jan 24, 2013||March 7, 2013|