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 UT 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. 

2024 Bull Sale Announcements

The Performance Tested Bull Sale will be December 12, 2024, at 12:00pm CST at the Middle TN AgResearch & Education Center in Spring Hill, TN.

Online bidding will also be available via LiveAuctions.tv.

The video catalog is available on YouTube.com.

The digital catalog can be viewed here.

For Consignors

Link Pointer Letter to Consignors

Link Pointer Senior Entry Form

Link Pointer Rules & Regulations

Link Pointer Directions to Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill

Link Pointer Directions to Tennessee Livestock Center

Program Coordinators

Saulo Zoca Profile Page
Saulo Zoca
Assistant Professor, Animal Science
Responsible Area(s)
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Troy Rowan Profile Page
Troy Rowan
Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Genomics, Animal Science
Responsible Area(s)
Agriculture and Natural Resources

2024 Bull Development and Evaluation Schedule

Management & EventsReport Date
Birth DatesAugust 15, 2023-November 20, 2023
Nomination DeadlineJune 28, 2024
DeliveryJuly 9, 2024
On-Test ReportJuly 22 and 23, 2024
28-Day Weight ReportAugust 20, 2024
56-Day Weight ReportSeptember 17, 2024
Carcass UltrasoundOctober 15, 2024
Off-Test ReportOctober 15, 2024
Bull Selection SeminarNovember 2024
Bull Selection SeminarDecember 2024
Sale DateDecember 12, 2024

January 2024 Sale Results

Sales by CategoryDollar Amount
Sale Average (45 lots)$5,388
High-Selling (1 lots)$10,500
Angus Average (15 lots)$5,716
Simmental Average (4 lots)$4,312
SimAngus (17 lots)$6,058
Hereford (4 lots)$4,250
Black Hereford (5 lots)$3,900
Link Pointer Sales Results by Lot

Helpful Information

Link Pointer FY22-23 EPD Requirements for the Ag Enhancement Program

Link Pointer TAEP Bull Purchase Reimbursement Tool

Link Pointer Curly Calf Syndrome Information for Bull Buyers

Link Pointer Angus Journal Virtual Library