Bull Test at Halfway Mark—Submitted by Gwen Martin on 12/04/2012 Goodwell, Okla.—The beef bulls consigned to the 61st Annual OPSU Bull Test have completed 56 days of the 112 day performance test. The bulls have an overall average daily gain (ADG) of 4.71 lbs. The test will be completed January 26, 2012 and the top 70 head will sell in the 61st Annual Performance Tested Sale, February 18, 2013.
Phil Light, Turpin, Okla. has the top-gaining junior age bull with an ADG of 6.38 lbs. on a son of GAR Progress. Light also has the second-ranked junior with an ADG of 6.34 lbs. on a son of Connealy Final Product. OPSU Angus has the third place junior with an ADG of 6.02 lbs. on a son of B&M Right Time 667.
In the junior pen division, a Phil Light pen of four Angus leads with an ADG of 5.09 lbs., all sired by Connealy Final Product. In second place is the OPSU pen of three Angus with an ADG of 5.08 lbs. Two of these bulls are sons of B&M Right Time 667 and other bull is a son of GAR OAF 1I2 Rito 7041G. Wink Farms of Panhandle, Texas has the third-ranked junior pen on an ADG of 5.07 lbs. The sires represented are GAR 5050 New Design 5199, LLC New Standard and R/M Ironstone 4047.
H&H Simmentals, Weatherford, Okla., has the top-ranked senior age bull with an ADG of 6.64 lbs. on a son of Flying B Cut Above. Howard McCall of Albuquerque, N.M. has the second place senior with an ADG of 6.43 lbs. on a son of Sitz Upward 307R. A Wink Farms bull sired by Bon View New Design 1407 is third with an ADG of 6.20.
The top pen of senior age bulls is the Wink Farm pen of four Angus with an ADG of 5.75 lbs. Sires represented are WAR Alliance 9126 6006 and Bon View New Design 1407. Howard McCall's pen of five Angus is second with an ADG of 5.72 lbs. Sires represented are Sitz Upward 307R, Connealy Consensus 7229 and SAV Final Answer 0035. B&M Angus of Edmond, Okla. has the third place senior pen with an ADG of 5.45 lbs. The sires represented are Spur USPB 6401 and B&M Rito 745.
The next weigh day is December 29, 2012. Those interested in following the performance of the bulls through the test can contact Gwen Martin, Animal Science Department, OPSU (580) 349-1500 to be placed on the mailing list to receive the performance reports.