The Edisto Forage Bull Test (EFBT) located at the Edisto Research & Education Center near Blackville, SC is a unique approach to central gain testing bulls. It is a 168-days pasture-based test with limit-feeding of a commodity byproduct-based test ration at 1% of body weight. EFBT was developed, built and started in 1982 with the commercial cow-calf producer in mind. It utilizes the Southeast’s advantage in the cattle business which is the ability to grow high quality, lush forages year-round. EFBT was designed to performance test bulls in an environment in which bull buyers expect their progeny to perform.
The Clemson Bull Test (CUBT) is located at the Clemson Beef Cattle Farm on the Simpson Experiment Station near Pendleton, SC. It is a 112-days feedlot test feeding a commodity byproduct-based bull test ration.