Top weight gains announced in 57th Annual Bull Test
The beef bulls on the 57th Annual OPSU Performance Test at Goodwell, Okla., were weighed off test Jan. 31. In preparation for the Feb. 23 sale, the bulls will be measured for frame score, scrotal circumference and evaluated on semen quality.
The bulls ended up with an average daily gain of 4.39 lbs., and a weight-per-day-of-age (WDA) of 3.35 lbs. Seventy of these bulls will sell in the 57th Annual Sale Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. CST, Goodwell, Okla. The sale will be held in the England Activity Center, University Farm.
The top gaining bull on test was an Angus senior-age bull consigned by Al Rutledge, Stillwater, Okla. This bull, a son of GAR Retail Product, gained 6.49 lbs., per day. The second place senior bull, with an ADG of 6.13 lbs., was consigned by Larry Weinkauf, Orlando, Okla. This Angus bull was sired by GAR H141 Precision 7893. Another Al Rutledge bull was in third place with an ADG of 5.96 lbs., on a son of GAR Solution.
In the senior pen division, Gary McPherson, Watonga, Okla., had the top pen on a pen of three Angus with an ADG of 5.19 lbs. One of these bulls was sired by B/R New Frontier 095 and the other two are sons of TC Foreman 016. Larry Weinkauf's pen of four Angus was in second place with an ADG of 4.99 lbs. These bulls were sired by GAR H141 Precision 7893. The third place senior pen was Al Rutledge's pen of three Angus at 4.94 lbs., per day. Two of these bulls are sons of GAR Solution and the other a son of GAR Retail Product.
The top gaining junior-age bull was an Angus consigned by Gary McPherson. The bull, a son of TC Precision 308, gained 5.59 lbs., per day and has a WDA of 3.95 lbs. Phil Light, Turpin, Okla. has the second and third place junior bulls with ADGs of 5.48 and 5.10 lbs., respectively. Morgans Direction III 9901 is the sire of the second place bull and GAR Retail Product is the sire of the third place bull.
The junior pen honors goes to Phil Light. He has the top three pens of junior-age bulls. These three pens of Angus bulls have ADGs of 4.83, 4.75 and 4.65 lbs.
The sale is set for Feb. 23 in the England Activity Building, University Farm, Goodwell, Okla. beginning at 1 p.m. CST. For complete test results and sale catalog, contact Jerry or Gwen Martin, OPSU, Box 430, Goodwell, OK, phone 580-349-1500 or 1512.