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Junior Bull Test Auction Slated for March 8

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Spring Hill, Tenn. – Prospective buyers will have their pick of more than 80 performance-tested Angus bulls at the University of Tennessee Junior Bull Test Sale on Thursday, March 8.  The sale begins at noon at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.  Having recently completed an 84-day gain test, these bulls have met strict qualifications in average daily weight gain, frame score and reproductive soundness.

The Junior Bull Test Sale is a public auction. All bulls are between the ages of 12-15 months, and represent breeding programs from purebred herds in Tennessee and Kentucky.  You will have the opportunity to bid on these outstanding bulls at the Bull Evaluation Center or at the two TeleVideo centers located at the Knoxville Livestock Center and the 4-H Camp in Greeneville.

The overall average daily gain for all bulls on test was 4.37 pounds per day.  The high-gaining bull was consigned by Jimmy Mathis and Sons Angus of Duck River, Tenn. This Sydgen C C & 7 sired son finished the gain test at 5.68 pounds per day. He had an adjusted 365-day weight of 1309 pounds and a frame score of 6.  Second high honors in the gain test went to a Sitz Upward 307R sired son consigned by Williams Angus of Gray, Tenn. He gained 5.29 pounds per day with an adjusted 365-day weight of 1505 pounds and a frame score of 7.

Complete test reports are available online at http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/Beef/BullTestingProgram.html.  A video copy of these reports can also be found online at http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/ExtensionOutreach.html or at UT Extension offices across the state.  For catalogs and additional information, contact Dr. F. David Kirkpatrick at 865-974-7294 or email at fkirkpat@utk.edu.

The Central Bull Evaluation program is a cooperative program with UT Extension, UT AgResearch, UT College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association.