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Halfway mark reached for OPSU bull test

The beef bulls consigned to the 62nd annual Oklahoma Panhandle State University Bull Test have completed 56 days of the 112 day performance test. The bulls have an overall average daily gain of 4.15 pounds. The test will be completed Feb. 1, 2014, and the top 60 head will sell in the 62nd annual Performance Tested Sale, Feb. 24.

Phil Light, Turpin, Okla., has the top gaining junior age bull with an ADG of 5.55 pounds, on a son of Connealy Final Product. Light also has the second ranked junior on another son of Connealy Final Product with an ADG of 5.2 pounds. Russell Fields of Cashion, Okla., has an Angus tied for second place on an ADG of 5.2 pounds. His bull is sired by SAV Mandan 5664.

In the junior pen division, Braden Naylor of Balko, Okla., has the top pen with an ADG of 4.59 pounds on his pen of three bulls, one Maine and two Simmentals. Light has the second, third and fourth ranked pens on ADG’s of 4.48, 4.41 and 4.05 pounds, respectively.

Al Rutledge of Stillwater, Okla., has the top ranked senior age bull with an ADG of 5.91 pounds on a son of GAR New Design 5050. He also has the third-ranked senior with an ADG of 5.5 pounds on another son of the GAR New Design bull. Carl Cook of Galveston, Texas, has the second ranked senior bull on an Angus sired by the GAR New Design bull with an ADG of 5.52 pounds.

The top pen of senior bulls is the Al Rutledge pen of three Angus with an ADG of 5.26 pounds. Wink Farms of Panhandle, Texas, pen of three Angus with an ADG of 4.63 pounds is in second place. Two of his bulls were sired by GAR Ingenuity and one by AAR Ten X 7008 SA. In third place is an OPSU pen of three Angus with an ADG of 4.52 pounds. These bulls are sons of GAR OAF 1I2 Rito 7041G.

The next weigh-day is Jan. 4. Those interested in following the performance of the bulls through the test can contact Gwen Martin, OPSU Animal Science Department, at 580-349-1500 to be placed on the mailing list to receive the performance reports.

Date: 12/23/2013


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