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Central Bull Test Stations

Note: The following list contains contact information for central bull tests known to the Angus Journal staff. If the test is located at a different city than its contact person, the location is noted in parentheses after the test name. The dates for collecting on-test weights and off-test weights for the next scheduled test(s), as well as the date of the test sale, are noted below the contact information. As not all tests had set a schedule for their next test, and as schedules invariably change due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the station to confirm dates and for more details. To update a listing, click here.

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ALABAMA

North Alabama Bull Evaluation Center (Donaldson Farm, Cullman, Ala.)
Michelle Elmore, extension animal scientist/beef cattle improvement, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 40 County Rd. 756, Clanton, AL 35045; phone: 205-646-0115; cell: 205-287-1080, fax: 205-646-3607; www.albcia.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Aug. 15-Nov. 15, 2013 Aug. 5, 2014 Oct. 28, 2014 Dec. 13, 2014

Nomination deadline: June 10, 2014 • Delivery: July 8, 2014.

The test is an 84-day test.

Bulls will be weighed on test Aug. 5.

The bulls are fed a ration recommended by Alabama Cooperative Extension that is fed in in self-feeders. Bulls are provided free-choice access to hay, as well.

Bulls must be registered or recorded in a recognized breed association.

Qualifying bulls will sell Dec. 14, 2013, at the Cullman Stockyards.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

Wiregrass Forage-Based BCIA Bull Evaluation
Rickey Hudson, test superintendent, PO Box 217, Headland, AL 36345-0217; Wiregrass Research & Extension Center, 334-693-2010; or Michelle Elmore, extension animal scientist, phone: 205-646-0115; www.albcia.org

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2013-2014 Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013 Nov. 27, 2013 April 23, 2014 Oct. 25, 2014
2014-2015 Test suspended        

The Wiregrass Forage-based BCIA Bull Evaluation, now in its 25th year, was reorganized in 2011.

The test sale for the 2013-2014 test will be Oct. 25, 2014.

The 2014-2015 test has been suspended; the test will restart the following year after a new evaluation site has been secured.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


CALIFORNIA

Cal Poly Bull Test (Cal Poly Beef Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Keela Retallick, beef cattle specialist, Department of Animal Science, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407; phone: 805-756-2685; fax: 805-756-5069 kretalli@calpoly.edu;; http://bulltest.calpoly.edu

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Aug. 1-Oct. 31, 2013 May 16-17, 2014 Aug. 22-23, 2014 Oct. 5, 2014

Delivery: May 2-3, 2014.

• This is a 100-day test. Bulls are fed a high-roughage diet for a targeted gain of 3 lb. per day.

• Bulls must be registered. The Angus test features low-birth weight (BW),multi-trait and growth divisions.

• Interim weights will be collected June 27, and Aug. 1, with final weights collected Aug. 22-23, 2014.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

FLORIDA

University of Florida Bull Test (Marianna, Fla.)
Cliff Lamb, bull test coordinator, University of Florida-NFREC, 3925 Hwy. 71, Marianna, FL 32446; phone: 850-394-9124, ext. 106; fax: 850-482-9917; http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test/

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Fall 2014 Aug. 15-Dec. 31, 2013 Aug. 19-20, 2014 Dec. 9-10, 2014 Jan. 17, 2015

This is a 112-day test.

• Nomination deadline: June 13, 2014. Delivery was accepted July 29 at the station.

• Interim weights will be collected Sept. 17, Oct. 14-15 and Nov. 12, with final weights collected Dec. 9-10.

• Bulls will be fed grain- and forage-based diet with free access to hay for a targeted gain of 4.0 lb. per day.

• Purebred animals must be registered and composites must be out of registered parents. All Angus and Angus derivatives must be tested for AM status, or must be accompanyied by a letter from the breed association to indicate they are not a carrier.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

GEORGIA

Calhoun Bull Evaluation Center (Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center, Calhoun, Ga.) PO Box 640, Calhoun, GA 30703; Jacob Segers, Extension animal scientist-beef, phone: 229-386-3214; Jason Duggin, Extension animal scientist-beef, phone: 706-624-1403; fax: 706-629-8686; or Patsie Cannon, program coordinator III, 2360 Rainwater Rd., Tifton, GA 31793-5766; 229-386-3683; ptcannon@ uga.edu; www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/
animals/beef/stations/index.html

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2013 July 21-22, 2014 Nov. 10-11, 2014 Dec. 5, 2014

This is a 112-day test. 2014 marks the 54th annual test.

• Bulls were delivered June 30-July 1, 2014, and were weighed on test July 21-22. Interim weights were to be collected approximately Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Final weights were collected Nov. 10-11.

• Bulls must be clean of all known genetic defects to be eligible to sell. The bulls will be scanned by ultrasound in October and will undergo breeding soundness exams in November.

• Cattlemen are invited to a Calhoun Beef Cattle Seminar Dec. 4, the evening prior the sale. The 45th Annual Calhoun Bull Evaluation Sale will be Dec. 5.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


Tifton Bull Evaluation Program (Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Tifton, Ga.)
2360 Rainwater Rd., Tifton, GA 31793;
Jacob Segers, 2360 Rainwater Rd. Tifton, GA 31793-5766; phone: 229-386-3683; fax: 229-391-2517; Jason Duggin, Extension animal scientist-beef, phone: 706-624-1403; or Patsie Cannon, program coordinator III, 2360 Rainwater Rd., Tifton, GA 31793; 229-386-3683; www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/animals/
beef/stations/index.html

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Dec. 1, 2013-Feb. 28, 2014 Oct. 20-21, 2014 Feb. 9-10, 2015 March 4, 2015

The test is 112-day test.

• Bulls are scheduled for delivery Sept. 29-30, 2014. Interim weights will be collected at 28-day intervals Nov. 18, Dec. 16 and Jan. 13, 2015, with final weights collected Feb. 9-10.

• The bulls will be scanned by ultrasound in January and will undergo breeding soundness exams in February.

• Cattlemen will be invited to attend the Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course March 3, the day prior to the 57th Annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale, which is scheduled for March 4, 2015.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

IDAHO

Snake River Bull Test LLC (Twin Falls)
Jason Anderson
, 208-420-7352; Ben Eborn, 208-399-2350; Snaker River Bull Test LLC, PO Box 6133, Twin Falls, ID 83303; www.snakeriverbulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Senior test Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 Oct. 18 & 20, 2014 Feb.. 7 & 9, 2015 March 6, 2015
Junior test Jan. 1-March 31, 2014 Oct. 18 & 20, 2014 Feb. 7 & 9, 2015

March 6, 2015

This test has junior and senior divisions, with two divisions within the Angus breed: growth and low birth weight (LBW). To qualify for the LBW division a bull must have a BW EPD of less that +1.8 and a CED EPD greater than a +5.0.

Applications are due Sept. 17, 2014, and delivery will be accepted Oct. 4.

Interim weigh dates are scheduled for Dec. 13, 2014 and Jan. 10, 2015.

The test ration is formulated to maintain an average ADG of at least 3.0 lb.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

ILLINOIS

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Performance Bull Test (Carbondale, Ill.)
Rebecca Atkinson, director, Dept. of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition, Mail Code 4417, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1205 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901; phone: 618-453-5000; fax: 618-453-5231; http://bulltest.siuc.edu/.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Senior test        
Junior test        

This test station has been temporarily closed due to Dr. Atkinson's current health condition.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


Western Illinois University Performance Bull Test (Macomb, Ill.)

Samantha Cunningham, assistant professor; WIU, Knoblauch Hall B 12, Macomb, IL 61455; Cunningham phone: 309-298-1288 (office) 979-220-5681 (cell); www.wiu.edu/cbt/agriculture/animal-research/bull_test/.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-March 31, 2014 Oct. 20-21, 2014 Feb. 9-10, 2015

March 13, 2015

Next* Jan. 1-March 31, 2015 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

The test is 112-day test. Bulls are scheduled for delivery Sept. 29-30, 2014, to go on test Oct. 20-21. Interim weights will be collected at 28-day intervals and are scheduled for Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and Jan. 12, 2015, with final weights to be collected Feb. 9-10.

The test sale is set for 7 p.m. March 13 at the WIU Livestock Center, Macomb, Ill.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


INDIANA

Indiana Beef Evaluation Program (IBEP) Bull Test

Brad Shelton, station manager, 1117 SR 458, Bedford, IN 47421; phone: 812-279-8554; fax: 812-279-4390; Terry Stewart, secretary-treasurer, Indiana Beef Evaluation Program, Purdue University, Lilly Hall – Dept. of Animal Sciences, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907; phone: 765-494-0138; fax: 765-494-9346; or Donna Lofgren, performance records and website www.ansc.purdue.edu/ibep.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2014 Winter Test Jan.1-April 30, 2014 Nov. 18, 2014 March 23, 2015 April 16, 2015
2015 Summer Test May 1-Oct. 31, 2014

May 19, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015 Oct. 17, 2015
2015 Winter Test* Jan. 1-April 30, 2015 Nov. 2015 March 2016 April 2016

The test is a 125-day test. Bulls are fed a total mixed ration that is approximately 55% wheat silage and corn silage, 22% corn grain, 23% DDGS and Balancer (dry-matter basis). The test index is 60% ADG ratio and 40% WDA ratio.

Interim weights for the Winter 2014-2015 test are scheduled for Dec. 16, 2014, Jan. 20, 2015, and Feb. 17, 2015. Interim weights for the Summer 2015 test are scheduled for June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18, 2015.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on the previous year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

IOWA

Iowa Angus Bull Test (Brad & William Schermer Farm, Latimer, Iowa)
Tricia and Colby Holmes, coordinators, 1424 220th St., Benton, IA 50835; phone: 641-785-2315; fax: 641-785-2220; www.iowaangus.org

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2013-2014 Jan. 1-March 31, 2013 Oct. 22, 2014 Feb. 2015 March 2015
Next* Jan. 1-March 31, 2014 Oct. 22, 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Delivery of bulls will be accepted Oct. 1, 2014. Off-test weights and the sale date are not available at this time.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


Iowa Cattlemen’s Ass’n Bull Tests (Amana, Guthrie Center)
Kellie Carolan, seedstock manager, Iowa Cattlemen's Ass'n, PO Box 1490, Ames, IA 50014; ICA phone: 515-296-2266; Kellie's cell: 641-751-0737; fax: 515-296-2261; www.iacattlemen.org

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Bloomfield Spring Bull Test Jan. 1-March 31, 2013 Oct. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 16, 2015
Dunlap Bull Test Jan. 15-April 15, 2013 Oct. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 27, 2015
Tama Bull Test March 1-May 15, 2013 Nov. 2014 April 2015 May 1, 2015
Tama Heifer Test Jan. 1-May 15, 2013 Dec. 2014 April 2015 May 1, 2015

• The Bloomfield Spring Bull Test is at Van Meeter Feedyard, Guthrie Center. It is a 112-day test. The sale begins at 6:30 p.m. March 16 2015, at Bloomfield Livestock.

• The Dunlap Bull Test is at Van Meter Feedyard, Guthrie Center, IA. It is a 112-day test. The sale begins at 6:30 p.m. March 27, 2015, at Dunlap Livestock.

• The Tama Bull Test is at Van Meter Feedyard, Guthrie Center, IA. It is a 126-day test. The sale will start immediately following the heifer sale, which starts at 6 p.m. May 1, 2015.

• The Tama Heifer Test is at Van Meter Feedyard, Guthrie Center, IA. Heifers must be open heifers. It is a 96-day test. The sale will start at 6 p.m. May 1 at Tama Livestock.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


KANSAS

Kansas Bull Test
Brian & Megan Hagedorn, managers, Kansas Bull Development LLC, 9760 Onaga Rd., Wamego, KS 66547; phone: 785-458-2137; fax: 785-456-2721; www.kansasbulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-April 15, 2014 Nov. 1, 2014 Feb. 21, 2015 April 1, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-April 15, 2015 Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 April 2016

This is 112-day test. Nominations were due Oct. 1, 2014. Delivery was accepted Oct. 17-18 for bulls to go on test Nov. 1.

The bulls will be fed high-quality forages along with some grain and distillers' grains for a target gain of 3.5 lb. per day. The emphasis is on health and a calm cattle environment.

The top 50% of the bulls within each breed are eligible to sell in the test sale, which will be April 1, 2015, in Beloit, Kan.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

 

MANITOBA

 

Manitoba Beef Cattle Performance Association Inc. (Douglas Bull Test Station, Carberry, Man.)

Ivan Ahntholz, station manager, Box 1190, Carberry, Manitoba R0K 0H0; cell: 204-724-6271; Bev Walker, office manager, phone: 204-763-4696; fax: 204-763-4102; email: bulltest@mynetset.ca; www.manitobabulltest.com

 

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-April 11, 2014 Nov. 12-13, 2014 March 4-5, 2015 April 4, 2015

This is a 112-day test. Nominations were due Sept. 30, 2014. Delivery was accepted Oct. 14-17, 2014, for bulls to go on test Nov. 12-13. Interim weights were to be taken Jan. 7, 2015 and Feb. 4, 2015.

Bulls and heifers are BVD tested upon arrival. Igenity testing is offered (at cost to consignor) and testing is done during the 84-day weight.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


MICHIGAN

 

Michigan Cattlemen’s Ass’n/Michigan State University
(MCA/MSU) Bull Evaluation Program
(Plank Farm, Crystal, Mich.)

Dan Buskirk, extension beef specialist; 474 Shaw Ln., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; 517-432-0400; Brian Plank, manager, 325 Mount Hope Rd., Crystal, MI 48818; cell: 989-506-2061; Michigan Cattlemen’s Ass’n, 2145 University Park Dr., Ste. 300, Okemos, MI 48864; phone: 517-347-8117; http://MIBulls.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2014-2015 Sept. 1, 2013-March 31, 2014 Oct. 23-24, 2014

Feb. 12-13, 2015

March 14, 2015
Next* Sept. 1, 2014-March 31, 2015 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Nominations were due Sept. 2, 2014. Delivery will be received Oct. 10-11, 2014, at Plank farms.

This is a 112-day test. Bulls are fed to gain approximately 3 lb. per day. Interim weights are scheduled for collection Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 2014 and Jan. 16, 2015.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


MINNESOTA

Minnesota Beef Cattle Improvement Ass’n Bull Test

Ron Holty, manager, 21685 Southview Rd., Spring Grove, MN 55974; phone/fax: 507-498-5839; cell: 507-429-7963

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-May 15, 2014 Nov. 8, 2014

March 20, 2015

April 10, 2015
Next*   Nov. 2015 March 2016 April 2016

The nomination deadline was Oct. 10, 2014. Delivery was accepted Oct. 25.

Interim weights: Jan. 4, 2015; Feb. 19, 2015

* Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Sept. 4, 2014.

 

MISSISSIPPI

Hinds Bull Test

Kenneth Banes, manager, Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus, PO Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154; phone: 601-857-3601; fax: 601-857-3633; or Lisa Whatley, office manager; www.hindscc.edu/Departments/agriculture/Bull_Test_Station.aspx.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2014-2015 Aug. 15, 2013-Feb. 28, 2014 Oct. 28, 2014 Feb. 3, 2015 March 5, 2015*
Next** Aug. 15, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2015 March 2016

Delivery: Oct. 14, 2014.

Interim weights were collected Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 2014 and Jan. 6, 2015.

The Hinds Community College Bull Test is a 112-day feed-based gain performance test conducted annually at the HCC Bull Test Station in Raymond, Miss. Cattlemen in Mississippi and surrounding states consign bulls to the test to gather pertinent information. The facility consists of eight pens, which combined can accommodate approximately 100 bulls.

*The HCC Bull Test Sale is hosted in conjunction with the Mississippi BCIA Spring Bull Sale.

**Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


South Mississippi Gain-On-Forage Bull Test (Tylertown, Miss.)

Richard Hay, Walthall County extension director, 259 Ball Ave., Tylertown, MS 39667 phone: 601-876-4021 (office); fax: 601-876-0077.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2013-2014 Sept. 1, 2012-April 30, 2013 Nov. 12, 2013 May 2, 2014* May 17, 2014
Next** Sept. 1, 2013-April 30, 2014 Nov. 2014 May 2015 May 2015

Nominations were due Oct. 1, 2013, with delivery of bulls scheduled for Nov. 1, 2013. The test is at HHH Farms, Tylertown, Miss.

Bulls will be grouped by breed and age, with Group A bulls born Sept.-Nov., Group B bulls born Dec.-Feb. and Group C bulls born March-April.

The test is scheduled to be 168-day test, with bulls grazing cool-season annual forage with Rumensin minerals and ad libitum access to hay.

The sale May 17 is a private-treaty sale during the field day.

*Or when adequate grazing is no longer available.

**Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: March 20, 2014.

 

MISSOURI

Green Springs Bull Test Station

Kent Abele, owner/manager, 17675 S. 2450 Rd., Nevada, MO 64772; phone/fax: 417-465-2240; cell phone: 417-448-7416; www.greenspringsbulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Group 1 Jan. 1-March 15, 2014 Oct. 21, 2014 Feb. 15, 2015 March 16, 2015
Group 2 March 16-June 1, 2014 Dec. 15, 2014

April 15, 2015

Third week of November 2015
Group 3 Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 2013 June 15, 2014 Oct. 15, 2014 Third week of November 2014
Group 4 Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 July 29, 2014 Nov. 18, 2014 Nov. 17, 2014

The performance test offered is a standard 112-day performance test with bulls grouped by breed and size, as much as possible, offering an optimum growth environment. Bulls go on test after a 14-day warm-up period. Four tests are conducted each year and begin in June, July, October and December. Bulls are fed a high-quality ration formulated by a qualified nutritionist and adequate for a targeted ADG of 3.5 lb. An individual feed efficiency test is also available.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


MONTANA

Midland Bull Test

Steve & Lindsay Williams; 5 Bull Dr., Columbus, MT 59019; phone: 406-322-5597 (office), 406-322-9044; 406-321-7046 (to text Steve) or 406-322-9044 (Lindsay's cell); fax: 406-322-5210; www.midlandbulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
First efficiency group Dec. 15, 2012-April 15, 2013 Oct. 5-6, 2013 Feb. 1-2, 2014 April 3-5, 2014
Second efficiency group Dec. 15, 2012-April 15, 2013 Nov. 9-10, 2013 March 8, 2014 April 3-5, 2014

Delivery Group 1: Sept. 11-21 • Delivery Group 2: Oct. 16-26.

This is a 120-day gain test with a 70-day efficiency test. Bulls are fed a 44 mCal diet that is high in roughage for targeted gains of about 3 lb. per day.

Intermediate weights on the first group were collected Jan. 8, 2014.

Intermediate weights on the second group will be collected Feb. 8, 2014.

Angus bulls will sell April 4.

Updated: March 20, 2014.


South Montana Angus Association Bull Test (Dyk & Sons Feedlot, Manhattan, Mont.)
Halane Van Dyken, secretary, 85 Lone Mountain Rd., Toston, MT 59643; phone:
406-266-3975; South Montana Angus Association

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2013-2014 Jan. 1-March 15, 2013 Oct. 18-19, 2013 Feb. 14-15, 2014 March 15, 2014
Next* Jan. 1-March 15, 2014 Nov. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 2015

Nominations due: Sept. 5, 2013 • Delivery: Oct. 5, 2013

This is a 120-day gain test for bulls of South Montana Angus Association members. Bulls are fed a high-roughage diet for a targeted gain.

Interim weights were collected in Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2014 with final weights taken Feb. 14-15, 2014.

The sale will be at the Montana Livestock Auction Yards in Ramsay, Mont.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: March 20, 2014.


Treasure Bull Test (Broken O Ranch Feedlot, Simms, Mont.)

Russ and Barb Pepper, PO Box 217, Simms, MT 59477; phone: 406-264-5694; fax: 406-264-5968; www.treasurebulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Spring Division Dec. 15, 2013-April 15, 2014 Nov. 1-2, 2014 March 1-2, 2015 April 13, 2015
Fall Division Aug. 1-Dec. 14, 2014 Nov. 1-2, 2014 March 1-2, 2015 April 13, 2015
Next spring group Dec. 15, 2014-April15, 2015 early November 2015 mid-March 2016 April 2016
Next fall group Aug. 1-Dec. 14, 2015 early November 2015 mid-March 2016 April 2016

Delivery: Oct. 17-26, 2014. Interim weigh dates: Dec. 31, 2014 and Jan. 30, 2015.

This is a 120-day test, with divisions for spring bulls and fall bulls, as well as a single-shot Jackpot division. Bulls are fed to gain approximately 3.2 lb. per day. The test index is calculated by using the weaning ratio with a limit of 110, gain index and yearling index divided by 3. The Jackpot index is 25% weaning ratio, 50% gain and 25% yearling ratio.

The sale will be at the Western Livestock Auction, Great Falls, Mont.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Bull Test LLC(Rhode Farms, Broken Bow)
Mick Philips, manager, 205 Phillips Dr., Arthur, NE 69121; phone: 308-764-2378; www.nebraskabulltest.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-April 1, 2014 Oct. 16-17, 2014 Feb. 13-14, 2015 March 25, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-April 1, 2015 mid-October 2015 mid-February 2016 March 2016

Nominations were due: Sept. 22, 2014.

This is 120-day test being conducted at the Rohde Farms located on Hwy. 2 east of Ansley and west of Mason City.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

 

Royal Hoofers Bull Test (Denton)
Jim Fixemer, manager, 10777 W. Midway, Denton, NE 68339; phone: 402-797-5415; www.royalhoofers.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current   Nov. 11, 2014 March 2015 Third week of March 2015
Next*   mid-November 2015 Early March 2016 March 2016

Delivery: Nov. 1, 2014.

This is 100-day test conducted after a 10-day preconditioning trial. The ration for the trial and the test is WDGs and hay.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


NEW MEXICO

Tucumcari Bull Test (Tucumcari)

Marcy Ward, extension livestock specialist, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003; office phone: 575-646-5947 or cell: 575-644-3379; http://tucbulltest.nmsu.edu

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current   Oct. 25, 2014 Feb. 2015 March 15, 2015
Next*   Oct./Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Delivery was . Interim weights were to be taken .

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 9, 2014.


NORTH CAROLINA

Butner Bull Test (Bahama, N.C.)

Gary Gregory, supervisor, PO Box 7621, Raleigh, NC 27695; phone: 919-515-4027; fax: 919-515-6884; Dean Askew, station manager, Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab, 8800 Cassam Rd., Bahama, NC 27803; phone: 919-471-6872;
www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/bcip/Ahbcip.html

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Aug. 15-Nov. 15, 2013 July 28-29, 2014

Nov. 17-18, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

Nominations due June 25, 2014 • Delivery: July 16, 2014

• This is a 112-day test. Bulls are fed a corn-silage-based ration with protein and energy supplements added to obtain a mixture containing 12% crude protein and 70% TDN. The bulls are fed once a day.

• Interim weights are tentatively scheduled Sept. 23 and Oct. 21, with the final weights to be collected Nov. 17-18.

• Qualifying bulls will be sold at the Granville County Livestock Arena in Oxford, N.C.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


Waynesville Bull Test (Waynesville, N.C.)

Gary Gregory, supervisor, PO Box 7621, Raleigh, NC 27695; phone: 919-515-4027; fax: 919-515-6884; Danny Hyatt, station manager, Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786; phone: 828-456-3943; www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/bcip/Ahbcip.html

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Aug. 15-Nov.15, 2013 Aug. 11-12, 2014

Dec. 1-2,. 2014

Jan. 3, 2015

Nominations due: July 9, 2014 • Delivery: July 30, 2014

• This is a 112-day test. Bulls are fed a corn-silage-based ration with protein and energy supplements added to obtain a mixture containing 12% crude protein and 70% TDN. The bulls are fed once a day.

• Interim weights are scheduled Oct. 7 and Nov. 4, with final weights to be collected Dec. 1-2.

• Qualifying bulls will sell at the Haywood County Agricultural Office Building in Waynesville.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Angus Ass’n Bull Test (Dickinson)

L.J. and Janet Dohrmann, 9721 31st St. SW, Taylor, ND 58656; phone: 701-974-2187 or 701-260-2650

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current   Nov. 2014 March 2015 April 27, 2015
Next*   Nov. 2015 March 2016 April 2016

Sale date is only known at this time.

This is a 112-day test.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


OKLAHOMA

Connors State College All Breeds Bull Test Station
M. Blake Nelson, bull test director, Connors State College, Rt. 1 Box 1000, Warner, OK 74469; phone: 918-463-6279; fax: 918-463-6336; Stacy Pearce, 918-463-6313; Dale Pitchford, assistant livestock manager; 918-463-6304, 918-463-6293; or Roger Morton, farm manager, 918-557-4560; www.connors.cc.ok.us/agriculture

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Next fall test* Sept.-Nov. 2013 July 2014 Nov.14, 2014 Dec. 5, 2014
Next spring test* Jan.-March 2014 Dec. 2014 March 2015 April 2015

The Connors State All-Breeds Performance Test Station started in 1962 and currently hosts two 112-day tests each year. Following each test, the top 75 gaining bulls will be sold.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: March 31, 2014.

 

Oklahoma Beef Inc. (OBI) (Stillwater, Okla.)

Tim Stidham, Station Manager, 10908 W. Hwy. 51, Stillwater, OK 74074; station phone/fax: 405-624-1181; Abby Grisedale, secretary, OBI office phone: 405-744-9287; fax: 405-744-7390; email for information: Cassie Jackson; www.ansi.okstate.edu/outreach-extension/beef/Oklahoma Beef Inc.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
141 April-Oct. 2013 June 20, 2014 Oct. 10, 2014 Pick up date: Oct. 24, 2014
142 Nov. 2013-March 2014 Oct. 10, 2014 Jan. 30, 2015 Pick up date: Feb. 13, 2015

141 delivery: June 6-7, 2014. Interim weights: Aug. 15, Sept. 12.

142 delivery: Sept. 26-27, 2014. Interim weights: Dec. 5, Jan. 2, 2015.

The spring sale will be March 26, 2015.

The tests are 112-day tests. Interim weights are taken at 56 and 84 days.

Bulls will be fed in self-feeders or are once daily in fenceline bunks. A new ration has been formulated and will be available for the test. The reformulation decreased net energy values in order to lower overall fatness of the bulls completing the test.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


OPSU Beef Bull Performance Test (Goodwell, Okla.)

Jerry and Gwen Martin, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, PO Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939; phone: 580-349-1500 (Gwen) or 580-349-1512 (Jerry); fax: 580-349-1501.

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2014 Oct. 11, 2014 Jan. 31, 2015 Feb. 23, 2015
Next* Sept. 1, 2014-March 31, 2015 Oct. 2015 Jan. 2016 Feb. 2016

Delivery date: Sept. 20, 2014. Interim weigh dates were Nov. 8, 2014; Dec. 6, 2014; and Jan. 3, 2015.

The test is a 112-day test that features junior and senior divisions. Weights will be collected at 28-day intervals. All bulls must be registered in their respective breed association.

Bulls are fed to express maximum gain. The test index is 50% ADG, 50% WDA. Qualifying bulls sold in the 63rd Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale Feb. 23, 2015.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


OREGON

Performance Angus Breeders of Central Oregon (PABCO) Bull Test

Rod Fessler, 2014 PABCO president,3284 NE Fern Ln., Madras, OR 97741; phone: 541-548-3513; or Edie Maley, secretary, phone: 541-548-7371

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current   Oct. 1, 2014 Feb. 1, 2015 Feb. 14, 2015
Next*   Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 Feb. 2016

The test is a 90-day test. Bulls are fed for a targeted gain.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated Aug. 8, 2014.


 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Performance Bull Test

Greg Hubbard, assistant director, PA Livestock Evaluation Center, 1494 W. Pine Grove Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865; phone: 814-238-2527; fax: 814-238-1785; www.livestockevaluationcenter.com/BullTesting.aspx

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2012 test Jan. 1-April 15, 2014 Oct. 28, 2014 Feb. 17, 2015 March 27, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-April 15, 2015 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Nominations accepted Aug. 1-20, 2014, with delivery scheduled Oct. 7. This is a 112-day test during which bulls are fed a corn-silage-based total mixed ration for a targeted gain of 3.5 lb. per day.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson Bull Test (Simpson Experiment Station, Pendleton, S.C.)

Matthew Burns, extension animal scientist, 103 Barre Hall, 120 McGinty Court, Clemson, SC 29634; phone: 864-878-1394, ext. 116 or 864-940-2428 (cell); fax: 864-878-6712; or Gary Burns, Clemson University beef farm manager; phone: 864-617-3402; www.clemson.edu/extension/livestock/beef/bulltests-cubt/

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Sr. Test Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2013 Aug. 21, 2014 Dec. 11, 2014 Feb. 7, 2015

Jr. Test

Nov. 1- Dec. 31, 2013 Aug. 21, 2014 Dec. 11, 2014 Feb. 7, 2015

Nominations due: July 18, 2014 • Delivery: Aug. 7, 2014.

Interim weigh dates: Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov.13.

The current tests will be 112-day tests. Bulls will be fed utilizing GrowSafe 6000 system to measure individual feed intake and calculate relative efficiency of individual bulls.

Updated Aug. 8, 2014.


Edisto Forage Bull Test (Edisto Research & Education Center, Blackville, S.C.)

Scott Sell, livestock/forages agent and bull test coordinator, Edisto Research & Education Center, 64 Research Rd., Blackviille, SC 29817; phone: 803-284-3343 (office); 912-682-9590 (cell); www.clemson.edu/extension/livestock/beef/bulltests-efbt/

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Sr. Test Nov. 1, 2013-Jan. 31, 2014 Dec. 16, 2014 June 2, 2015 Oct. 10, 2015
Jr. Test Feb. 1-March 31, 2014 Dec. 16, 2014 June 2, 2015 Oct. 10, 2015

2014 Sale date: Oct. 11, 2014

Nominations for the 2014-2015 test were due Oct. 15, 2014, with delivery accepted Dec. 2, 2014.

Interim weights were scheduled for Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, Aprli 7 and May 5, with final weights for the 168-day test taken June 2.

The bulls are given no additional supplements other than free-choice hay.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


TENNESSEE

University of Tennessee Bull Test (Spring Hill)

F. David Kirkpatrick, professor of animal science, University of Tennessee, Animal Science Department, 2640 Morgan Circle, B012 McCord, Knoxville, TN 37996; phone: 865-974-7294; fax: 865-974-0429; Kevin Thompson, station manager, Box 160, Spring Hill, TN 37174; 931-486-2129; fax: 931-486-0141; http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/Beef/BullTestingProgram.html

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
2014-2015 Sr. Test Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2013 Sept. 1-2, 2014 Nov. 25-26, 2014 Jan. 15, 2015
2014-2015 Jr. Test Dec. 1, 2013-Feb. 28, 2014 Nov. 10-11, 2014 Feb. 2-3, 2015 March 12, 2015
Next Sr. Test* Sept. 1-Dec. 15, 2014 Sept. 2015 Nov. 2015 Jan. 2016
Next Jr. Test* Dec. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 Nov. 2015 Jan. 2016 March 2016

Bulls are tested at the Middle Tennessee Experiment Station in Spring Hill.

Sr. test: Nominations due July 18, 2014 • Delivery: Aug. 19, 2014

Jr. test: Nominations due Sept. 30, 2014 • Delivery: Oct. 28, 2014

Interim weights for the 84-day tests are taken at 28-day intervals (sr. test: Sept. 30 and Oct. 27; jr. test: Dec. 9, 2014, and Jan. 6, 2015).

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

UTAH

Utah Beef Improvement Association (UBIA) Bull Test (Levan, Utah)

C. Kim Chapman, extension animal scientist, Utah State University Extension, 250 N. Main, Richfield, UT 84701; phone: 435-892-0474; fax: 435-893-0493; or Dale Kenison, manager; phone: 435-250-0090; www.ubiabulls.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Jr. Bull Test Jan. 1-March 15, 2013 Oct. 21-23, 2013 Feb. 10 & 12, 2014 March 15, 2014
Sr. Bull Test Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2012 Oct. 21-23, 2013 Feb. 10 & 12, 2014 March 15, 2014
Next Jr. Test* Jan.1-March 15, 2014 Oct. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 2015
Next Sr. Test* Sept.1-Dec. 31, 2013 Oct. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 2015

Nominations were due: Sept. 15, 2013 • Delivery accepted: Oct. 7, 2013.

This is a 112-day test with divisions for senior and junior bulls. There will be two divisions within the junior Angus breed test — a traditional growth division and a low-birth weight division.

Interim weights were scheduled for Dec. 16 and Jan. 13.

The test is conducted at the Kenison Feedlot in Levan, Utah.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: March 24, 2014


VIRGINIA

Virginia BCIA Culpeper Bull Test (Rapidan, Va.)

Scott Greiner, extension beef specialist, 366 Litton-Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone: 540-231-9159; fax: 540-231-3010; Joi Saville, extension associate, phone: 540-231-2257; Tom & Kim Nixon, owner/manager, Glenmary Farm, 21496 River Rd., Rapidan, VA 22723; 540-672-7396; fax: 540-672-3010; http://bcia.apsc.vt.edu

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Culpeper Sr. Test Aug. 15-Nov. 30, 2013 July 15, 2014 Nov. 4, 2014 Dec. 13, 2014
Next* Aug. 15-Nov. 30, 2014 July 2015 Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015

This is a 112-day test conducted at Glenmary Farm, Rapidan, Va.

Nominations due: June 6, 2014 • Delivery: July 1, 2014.

Interim weights were to be collected Sept. 9 and Oct. 7, 2014.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

Virginia BCIA Southwest Bull Test (at Hillwinds Farm, Dublin, Va.)

Scott Greiner, extension beef specialist, 366 Litton-Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone: 540-231-9159; fax: 540-231-3010; Joi Saville, extension associate, phone: 540-231-2257; Tim Sutphin, owner/manager, Hillwinds Farm, 5660 Thornspring Church Rd., Dublin, VA 24084; 540-980-5848; http://bcia.apsc.vt.edu

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
SW Sr. Test Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2013 Oct. 27-28, 2014 Feb. 16-17, 2015 March 28, 2015
SW Jr. Test Jan. 1-March 31, 2014 Oct. 27-28, 2014 Feb. 16-17, 2015 March 28, 2015
Next Sr. Test* Sept. 15-Dec. 31, 2014 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016
Next Jr. Test* Jan. 1-March 31, 2015 Oct. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Both divisions are 112-day tests conducted simultaneously at Hillwinds Farm, Dublin, Va.

Nominations due: Sept. 5, 2014 • Delivery: Oct. 7, 2014.

Interim weights were to be collected Dec. 23 and Jan. 20.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

WASHINGTON

Washington Cattlemen’s Ass’n (WCA) Bull Test (Bonina Facility, Eltopia, Wash.)
Lorren Hagen, chairman, Breeds Committee, WCA test coordinator, 2431 Heine Rd., Chewelah, WA 99109; phone: 509-936-4380; Gary Kendall, sale manager, 1040 Kendall Rd., Potlatch, ID 83855; phone: 208-858-2163; fax: 208-828-2158; Jack Field, WCA executive vice president, PO Box 96, Ellensburg, WA 98926, phone: 509-925-9871, fax: 509-925-3004; www.washingtoncattlemen.org

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-March 31, 2014 Nov. 1-2, 2014 Feb. 27-28, 2015 March 25, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-March 31, 2015 Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Nominations due: Sept. 15, 2014 • Delivery accepted: Oct. 17-18, 2014.

This year's test will allow for up to 172 bulls.

If the Angus breed has 50 bulls or more, the test may be divided into growth and low-birth weight divisions.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Wardensville Bull Evaluation Center (Wardensville)

Kevin Shaffer, program coordinator, West Virginia University Extension Service, 2084 Agricultural Sciences Bldg., PO Box 6108 Morgantown, WV 26505; phone: 304-293-2669; Jerry Yates, Reymann Memorial Farm, 1695 SR259N, Wardensville, WV 26851; phone:304-874-3561; www.bulltest.ext.wvu.edu

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 20-March 26, 2014 Nov. 24-25, 2014 Feb. 16-17, 2015 March 26, 2015
Next* Jan. 20-March 26, 2015 Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 March 2016

Nominations due: Sept. 20, 2014 • Delivery accepted: Oct. 31, 2014.

Interim weigh dates: Dec. 23, 2014, and Jan. 20, 2015.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 

Southern West Virginia Bull and Replacement Heifer Test

Rodney Wallbrown, Mason County WVU Extension Service, 525 Viand St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550; phone: 304-675-0888; fax: 304-674-6154; www.wvbeef.org/bulltest

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current   Nov. 2014 Feb. 2015 March 28, 2015

Entry deadline: Aug. 2014; Delivery: Oct. 2014

The test utilizes a forage-based ration and bulls are fed to achieve a target ADG of approx. 3.25 lb.

The test is located at Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


WISCONSIN

St. Croix Valley Bull Test (River Falls, Wis.)

Stacy Myers, chairman, phone: 608-792-9299; Jerry Lausted, vice chairman, phone: 715-308-9954 or 715-235-3814; Harry Larsen, station manager, 715-821-0020; Sandy Drinkman, recordkeeper, 715-265-4374

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-April 30, 2014 Nov. 1, 2014 March 21, 2015 April 18, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-April 30, 2015 Nov. 2015 March 2016 April 2016

Nominations due: Oct. 1, 2014 • Delivery accepted: Oct. 18, 2014.

The St. Croix Valley Bull Test (SCVBT) is a 140-day test conducted at the University of river Falls Mann Valley Farm at River Falls, Wis. If space permits, bulls born May 1-May 20, 2014, can be tested.

The SCVBT Sale will be at the UWRF.

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 12, 2014.


Wisconsin BIA Central Test (UW Platteville Pioneer Prairie Farm, Platteville, Wis.)
John Freitag, Wisconsin BIA executive director, PO Box 955, New Glarus, WI 53574; phone: 608-527-5747; fax: 608-527-3010; www.wisconsinbeef.com

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current Jan. 1-April 15, 2014 Dec. 1-2, 2014 March 11-12, 2015 April 4, 2015
Next* Jan. 1-April 15, 2015 Dec. 2015 March 2016 April 2016

Entry deadline: Sept. 20, 2014; Delivery: Nov. 3, 2014

Interim weigh dates: Jan. 6 and Feb. 4

*Dates for the next test are estimated based on this year's dates. Please check with test officials to confirm.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.


WYOMING

Wyoming Beef Cattle Improvement Associaton (BCIA) Bull Test

Robert Pingetzer, manager, 11882 Hwy. 789, Shoshoni, WY 82649; phone/fax: 307-856-4401; Scott Lake, executive secretary; office: 307-837-2000 or cell: 307-760-1561; info@wbcia.org; www.wbcia.org

Test Birth Dates On Test Off Test Sale Dates
Current       April 4, 2015

No other information available at this time.

Updated: Aug. 8, 2014.

 
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