UPDATE: New Sale Format
Due to the rapidly evolving environment relative to the coronavirus, an in-person sale will not be possible for the foreseeable future; therefore, we are going to provide the sale in an alternate format. Pertinent details are below:
Sale Date and Time: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Conference Line: (800) 309-2350 NOTE: This is a different number than advertised in catalog.
2. Online via Cowbuyer.com
To participate in the sale, all buyers need to pre-register. If you prefer to bid online, you will need to do this through the Cowbuyer.com webpage at least 24 hours prior to the sale. If you don’t feel comfortable with being online or are concerned about internet speed or access, please use the phone bidding option. Please call the number listed in the sale catalog at least two hours prior to sale time to register for a bidder’s number for phone bidding.
- Bulls will be available for viewing at the test station through March 25th.
- Delivery will still be offered to the locations indicated in the sale catalog or you can schedule pick-up of your purchases at the test station; however, payment will be required prior to pick-up or delivery. Delivery date and payment details will be announced prior to the sale.
- If you do not feel comfortable with either of these options, please contact myself, one of the sale representatives, or a consignor to leave a confidential bid. We will handle your bids discreetly and with the utmost care.
Finally, we apologize for the inconvenience but are diligently working to make the best of this situation for all involved. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. May you and yours stay safe and healthy.
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The West Virginia Bull Evaluation Program at Wardensville is a progressive performance evaluation center focused on increasing the efficiency and profitability of West Virginia cattlemen. The program has evolved significantly since its inception, but the primary goal remains the same—identifying genetically superior bulls that will improve the bottom line of commercial cattlemen in West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Housed at the WVU Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville, West Virginia, the program is sponsored by WVU Extension Service, and WVU Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences.
Now in its 51st year, the West Virginia Bull Evaluation Program, or Wardensville Bull Test as it is more commonly known, develops and evaluates over 150 bulls annually for some of the state’s most progressive seedstock breeders. Since its inception in 1967, the program has been on the leading edge of performance evaluation in cattle. Early on, the program focused on improving growth rate and feed conversion, but to meet the demands of an evolving market, the program later shifted to emphasizing calving ease and carcass quality. As input costs have steadily risen in recent years, the program has also focused on feed conversion efficiency and identifying complete bulls that can function efficiently in all sectors of the beef industry. Each year, the program culminates with a sale on the fourth Thursday in March.