Rio Grande Valley Beef Development Program


Bull Gain Test, Heifer Development Program and Pen of Steers

2019 – 2020 Bull Gain Test Letter (dated 9/30/19, goes with Information Packet, from County Extension Agents)
2019 – 2020 Bull Gain Test Information Packet (dated 9/30/19, includes Memorandum of Agreement, application form, schedule & protocol)

2019 – 2020 Cattle RSVP is MANDATORY! Click Here -> RSVP Cattle HERE!

NOTICE: The decision has been made to move forward with plans to again have a sale at the end of the 2019 – 2020 Bull Gain Test!

Value Added Calf (VAC) Vaccination Program (vaccination recommendations)
Value Added Calf Management Program (Extension publication)
Cattle Trichomoniasis (information from Texas Animal Health Commission)

History of Participation (1998-2017) 20 years!!!


2018-2019   Bull Data (pdf)   Sale Order (pdf)   Consignors   Terms    Award Group

2016-2017 Bull Data    Heifer Data    Bull & Heifer Data (Excel)    Consignors    Terms    Awards

2014-2015 Bull Data   Bull Data in Excel    Awards

2013-2014 Bull Data   Heifer Data   Consignors    Awards    Terms

2012-2013 Bull Data   Heifer Data    Consignors    Awards

2011-2012  Bull Data    Heifer Data    Consignors    Awards

2010-2011  Bull Data    Heifer Data    Consignors    Awards

2009-2010 Bull Data    Heifer Data    Consignors    Awards    Terms


The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association was created in 1998 to assist cattlemen in the Rio Grande Valley in improving the quality of their livestock.

The initial project undertaken by the Association was to conduct a Bull Gain Test and Heifer Development Program. This is an official gain test conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service under the direction of Dr. Joe Paschal, Extension Livestock Specialist and County Extension Agents in Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr Counties.

Successful bull gain tests and heifer development programs have been conducted since 1998.

The Simbrah and Santa Gertrudis breeds have been represented in the largest numbers.

Other breeds have included: Simmental, Beefmaster, Braunvieh, Red Brangus, Charolais, Limousin, Hereford, Angus, Red Angus, Maine Anjou and others.

The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association is affiliated with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Any of the following County Extension Agents will glad to provide additional information.

Marco Ponce, County Extension Agent – Agriculture
Cameron County, 956-361-8236

Vidal H. Saenz, County Extension Agent – Agriculture
Hidalgo County, 956-383-1026 or 1-800-638-8239

Omar Montemayor, County Extension Agent- Agriculture
Starr County, 956-487-2306

Ronnie Zamora, Extension Agent- CEP Community Development
Matthew Rodriguez, County Extension Agent – Agriculture
Willacy County, 956-689-2412

Derek Correa, County Extension Agent – Agriculture
Brooks County, 361-325-4402


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