Bull Test Station

Hinds Community College operates a Central Bull Test Station. Purebred breeders from Mississippi and surrounding states consign bulls to the test whereby all pertinent performance information is gathered and computed by Hinds Community College. The test facility consists of 8 pens, which can accommodate approximately 100 bulls. At the completion of the test, an auction is held, which is open to the public to purchase bulls with built in performance.

A. To record difference in ability of bulls to gain in a uniform environment.

B. To provide breeders with a sound scientific basis for selecting bulls with ability to gain weight rapidly and to make such bulls available to the cattlemen.

Bull Test Schedule

October 4, 2011

October 18, 2011

November 14, 2011

December 13, 2011

January 10, 2012

February 7, 2012

March 1, 2012

— Bulls Arrive

— Test Begins

— First Period

— Second Period

— Third Period

— Fourth Period (End of Test)

— Sale

 Hinds Community College Farm

The Hinds Community College Farm consists of approximately 1200 acres of pasture and hay land. The cow herd is made up of 85 commercial cows that are utilized to give students hands on experience in the various management practices. Artificial insemination is used extensively in the cow herd. The top end of the steer calves are sold in the Hinds Community College Club Calf Sale which is held on the first Saturday in April each year. These steers will be used in 4-H and FFA livestock projects. The staff at Hinds Community College provides expertise and advice to these youngsters in the care and feeding of their animals.

Show Barn Facility

The show barn facility is designed to accommodate cattle, sheep and hogs. It is complete with a show ring, bleachers and a P.A. system. The cattle barn has a capacity of approximately 100 head. It has permanent mounted fans and a tube gas heating system. In addition, the wash rack has mounted chutes to facilitate washing of animals. There are 84 pens to accommodate sheep and hogs. The barn is complete with wash racks and designated areas for shearing and grooming. Concession stand and cooking facilities make it a modern, efficient and workable facility. Sale Barn The 33,000 square foot Sale Barn contains a 6,300 square foot temperature controlled area, which houses the sale ring, bathroom facilities and concession area. There are 53 pens and three carousels, which make it ideal for most consignment and production sales. Hinds Community College provides hay racks, feed troughs and water pails for each individual pen. The Sale Barn is connected to the Bull Test Station by an alley which further enhances its use by having access to cattle scales and a hydraulic chute.

Contact

For more information, call Kenneth N. Banes at 601.260.7850; Lisa Whatley at 601.857.3351 or email lwhatley@hindscc.edu

Downloads

Bull Test Sale Results 2011