Bull Test & Heifer Development
The WBCIA Bull Test originated in Worland, with Bill and Phyllis Glanz feeding the bulls. After 10 successful years, the program was moved to Shoshoni where Bob and Paige Pingetzer established Pingetzer's Bull and Heifer Development Center in 1995. After two years of hauling the bulls to a sale barn to sell, Pingetzer's added a new sale facility in 1997.
The Bulls are fed a high roughage ration, consisting of corn silage, alfalfa hay, corn, oats, and supplement. They are fed to gain an average of 3.25 lb/day. This ration helps to identify outstanding genetics while promoting longevity.
In 2001, heifers were added to the sale. Registered heifers, followed by commercial heifers, both precede the sale of bulls. Another addition in 2001 was the option of ultrasound carcass data on all bulls.
Highlighting the end of the test are awards for high performing bulls. These awards are presented just prior to the bull sale. This gibes recognition not only to the outstanding bulls, but to the breeders as well.