Prospective buyers will have their pick of more than 80 performance-tested Angus bulls at the University of Tennessee Junior Bull Test Sale on Thursday, March 8.

The sale begins at noon at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center near Spring Hill.

Having recently completed an 84-day gain test, these bulls have met strict qualifications in average daily weight gain, frame score and reproductive soundness.

The Junior Bull Test Sale is a public auction. All bulls are between the ages of 12-15 months, and represent breeding programs from purebred herds in Tennessee and Kentucky.

You will have the opportunity to bid on these outstanding bulls at the Bull Evaluation Center or at the two TeleVideo centers located at the Knoxville Livestock Center and the 4-H Camp in Greeneville.

The overall average daily gain for all bulls on test was 4.37 pounds per day.

The high-gaining bull was consigned by Jimmy Mathis and Sons Angus of Duck River, Tenn. This Sydgen CC & 7 sired son finished the gain test at 5.68 pounds per day. He had an adjusted 365-day weight of 1,309 pounds and a frame score of 6.

Second high honors in the gain test went to a Sitz Upward 307R sired son consigned by Williams Angus of Gray, Tenn. He gained 5.29 pounds per day with an adjusted 365-day weight of 1,505 pounds and a frame score of 7.

Complete test reports are available online at A video copy of these reports can also be found online at or at UT Extension offices across the state.

For catalogs and additional information, contact F. David Kirkpatrick at 865-974-7294 or email at

The Central Bull Evaluation program is a cooperative program with UT Extension, UT AgResearch, UT College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture.

In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.