**For Immediate Release**
Bulls Weighed for 55th Annual Test
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 10-26-2006
Goodwell, OK - The 55th annual Beef Bull Performance Test at Panhandle State University, Goodwell, is underway once again. The bulls consigned to the test this year were officially weighed on test October 7, 2006. Of the 122 bulls consigned to the test this year, three beef breeds are represented — Angus, Red Angus and Simmentals. Seventeen cooperators from the states of Oklahoma and Nebraska have bulls on test.
The test covers a period of 112 days during which data will be collected on each bull’s average daily gain, weight-per-day of age, frame score, scrotal circumference, fat thickness, rib-eye area and marbling score. Feed efficiency is measured on a pen basis. The bulls are fed a growing ration consisting of rolled corn, rolled oats, chopped alfalfa, cottonseed hulls, molasses and protein supplement. Performance summaries will be reported at 28-day intervals during the test. The test will be completed January 27, 2007 and the 55th Annual Bull Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
The bulls are being cared for by OPSU student employees: Ty LaRue, Ponca, City, OK; Terry McSparrin, Colony, OK; John Ward, Ramona, OK and Bryant Weber, of Woodward, OK.
If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive the performance reports, please contact Gwen or Jerry Martin, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, P.O. Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939, telephone (580) 349-1500, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.