March 8, 2006 | By: Laura Skillman

If you are looking for a new bull to add to the herd and improve the quality of your calves, then the University of Kentucky Bull Sale is where you want to be.

Fourteen, 2-year-old Angus bulls will go on the auction block at 10 a.m. April 8. The sale will be held at the UK Animal Research Center in Versailles. 
The bulls have been wormed and vaccinated for Vibrio, Lepto, IBR, BVD, BRSV, PI3 and H Somnus. A breeding soundness examination will be conducted prior to sale and only those bulls that are listed as “satisfactory potential breeders” will be offered.

For producers eligible for cost-share money for bull purchases through their county agricultural development boards, all but one of these bulls meet the guidelines established in at least one of the cost-share categories and most meet multiple guidelines, said Darrh Bullock, UK beef specialist.

The calves were born on the UK farm and are the “cream of the crop,” Bullock said.

“For the most part, these are high productivity bulls with acceptable calving ease, birth weight and excel in growth and milking ability,” he said.

Detailed information on the bulls is available at county Extension offices across the state. For directions to the farm contact Bruce Hightshoe at (859) 873-6587, ext. 181.


Darrh Bullock, (859) 257-7514