Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Day to Be Held Nov. 20th

— Written By and last updated by Kim Davis

For some of you, it’s about time to introduce your bull to the herd. Don’t  you want to be sure your bull is ready to do his job? Any sort of failure or delay can prolong the calving season, messing up your schedule and possible profit.

Wayne County Cooperative Extension, with the help of Duplin County Cooperative Extension, will host a Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Day on Thursday, November 20th beginning at 8:00 a.m. There will be scheduled appointment times to bring your bulls to the Duplin Livestock Facility. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to ensure your bulls are ready to do their job!

Bulls will be evaluated for the following:

  • Physical examination of the animal
  • Examination of reproductive organs
  • Measurement of scrotal size
  • Evaluation of semen

Dr. Brad Heins, D.V.M. will conduct the evaluations at the cost of $40/bull (cash or check) at the Duplin Livestock Facility located at 275 Fairgrounds Dr., Kenansville, NC 28349.


Please call the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office at (919) 731-1525 with the number of bulls that you plan to bring so that we can schedule times to bring them.

Stefani Garbacik is the livestock and forage agriculture extension agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.