SPRING HILL, Tenn. – The
University of Tennessee will auction more than 90 performance-tested bulls at
the upcoming Senior Bull Test Sale on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The sale will take
place at noon at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring
All bulls to be auctioned
have recently passed the Senior Bull Test, which measures weight gain, frame
and breeding soundness. This class of 96 bulls includes 86 Angus, six Hereford,
two Simmangus and two Simmental. All bulls have passed the test’s strict
requirements. Top-gaining honors went to an Angus consignment from Alheit Farm
in Burns, Tennessee. The bull averaged a gain rate of 5.69 pounds per day.
All bulls in the sale have
also undergone DNA testing that can improve the accuracy of genetic
predictions, allowing producers who purchase these bulls to make better
breeding and management decisions for their herds. This testing will also
qualify buyers for an additional $400 in cost-share reimbursement from the
Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.
Sale catalogs are now
or you can pick one up at your local county UT Extension office. Catalogs will
also be provided at the sale. Additionally, lunch will be available.
In addition to the live
auction at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, two tele-video
sites will be provided at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville and the
Knoxville Livestock Center.
For questions, contact Dr.
David Kirkpatrick at 865-974-7294, or call the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and
Education Center at 931-486-2129. The Center is located on Highway 31 between
Spring Hill and Columbia.
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