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Bull Test Reaches Halfway Mark

Submitted by Gwen Martin on 12/05/2017

Goodwell, Okla. — The beef bulls consigned to the 66th Annual Oklahoma Panhandle State University Bull Test have completed 56 days of the 112 day performance test. The bulls have an average daily gain (ADG) of 4.50 pounds and a (WDA) weight-per-day-of-age of 2.96 pounds. The test will be completed January 27, 2018 and these top performing bulls will sell in the 66th Annual Performance Tested Sale, February 19, 2018.

William Gilmore of Canyon, Texas has the top gaining junior age bull with an ADG of 6.59 pounds on a son of JAF 545 Tradition. He also has the second ranked junior with an ADG of 5.96 pounds and by the same sire. B&M Angus of Edmond, Okla. has the third ranked junior with an ADG of 5.86 pounds sired by B&M Upshot 304.

B&M Angus has the top gaining pen of juniors on a pen of three Angus with an ADG of 4.80 pounds, all sired by the B&M Upshot sire. In second place is Al Rutledge’s pen of three Angus with an ADG of 4.43 pounds, two sons of WR Journey 1x74 and 1 son of GAR Anticipation. Clarence Frey’s pen of four Angus are in third place with an ADG of 4.39 pounds. Sires represented in his pen are EXAR Upshot 0562B, TC Dollar Up 5154 and SAV Bruiser 9164.

B&M Angus has the top ranked and fourth ranked senior age bulls on ADG’s of 7.46 and 6.75 pounds, respectively. Both bulls are sons of B&M Upshot 304. Gerald Fish of Harrah, Okla. and Al Rutledge of Stillwater, Okla. have senior bulls tied for second with ADG’s of 6.96 pounds. Gerald Fish’s bull is a son of B&M Upshot 304 and Al Rutledge’s bull is a son of GAR Anticipation.

B&M Angus has the top pen of senior age bulls on a pen of four bulls with an ADG of 6.62 pounds, three sons of B&M Upshot 304 and one son of WR Journey 1x74. Al Rutledge has the second ranked senior pen with an ADG of 6.15 pounds on three Angus, two sons of GAR Sure Fire and one son of GAR Anticipation. Another pen of B&M Angus is in third place with an ADG of 6.07 pounds for three B&M Upshot sons.

The next weigh-day is December 30, 2017. Those interested in following the performance of the bulls through the test can contact Gwen Martin in the Panhandle State Animal Science Department at 580-349-1500 to be placed on the mailing list to receive the performance reports.