The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will auction performance-tested bulls at the upcoming Junior Bull Test Sale on Thursday, March 12.  The sale will take place at noon CDT at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill.

While the sale features mostly purebred Angus bulls, some Gelbvieh, Hereford and Simmental bulls will also be sold. All bulls to be auctioned have recently passed the performance test, which measures weight gain, frame score and breeding soundness. The high-gaining bull, an Angus consigned by Bandy Acres Farm in Irvington, Kentucky, put on an average of 6.29 pounds per day, finishing with a yearling weight of 1,423 pounds and a frame score of 5.8.

You can preview the bulls in an online video catalog found at the UT Department of Animal Science web page. Print catalogs are also available online, or you can pick one up at your local county Extension office. Additionally, catalogs will be provided at the sale.

The Junior Bull Test is a public auction. In addition to the live auction site at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch 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 David Kirkpatrick at 865-974-7294, or call the Middle Tennessee AgResearch Center at 931-486-2129. The Center is located on Highway 31 between Spring Hill and Columbia, Tenn.

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.