​Bull Testing Program

The Bull Test Station is located at the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center 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. 

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.

TAEP Genetic Qualification Categories for the SR 2018-19 Test Station

Fall-Calving Bred Heifer Sale from the Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Program

 Related Sites



Sr Bulls Testing Schedule

​Birthdates     9/1/2018 - 12/15/2018  
​Nomination Deadline     July 19, 2019
​Delivery ​    August 13, 2019
On Test​  ​    August 26 & 27, 2019
28 Day Weight ​    ​September 24, 2019
56 Day Weight

​    October 22, 2019

​Ultrasound ​    Between October 31 & November 15 
Off Test ​    ​November 19, 2019
​Sa​le  ​    January 10, 2020

Program Contact


 Dr. David Kirkpatrick 
 2506 River Road
 256 Brehm
 Knoxville, TN 37996
 (865) 974-7294