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**For Immediate Release**
Final Results of 54th Annual Beef Bull Performance Test
Sale Set for Wednesday, February 22, 2006
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 01-30-2006

Goodwell, OK - Beef bulls on the 54th Annual Performance Test at Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK were weighed off test Saturday, January 28, 2006. Bulls in this year’s test have an overall average daily gain (ADG) of 4.30 pounds and a weight-per-day-of-age (WDA) of 3.45 pounds. This is the highest WDA set of bulls that we have had on test. The top performing bull was an Angus senior-age bull consigned by B&M Angus, Edmond, OK. This son of B/R New Design 323-9150 gained 6.33 pounds per day and has a WDA of 3.60 pounds.

Preparations are in progress for the 54th Annual Performance Tested bull Sale where the top 70 bulls will be offered for sale. The bulls are being fertility checked, measured for frame score, scrotal circumference and scanned for fat thickness, ribeye area and marbling. Carcass trait expected progeny differences (EPDs) will be available on many of the bulls sale day. The sale is set for Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in the England Activity Building, University Farm, Goodwell, OK beginning at l:00 pm CST.

Following close behind B&M’s top gaining bull is another Angus at 6.14 pounds consigned by Al Rutledge, Stillwater, OK. This bull is sired by Connealy Lead ON. Another B&M bull by the SAF Strategy 9015 sire is the third top senior bull with an ADG of 5.54 pounds.

Al Rutledge’s pen of four Angus with an ADG of 5.31 pounds leads the senior pen division. Four different sires are represented in his pen: Connealy Lead On, Rutledge New Design 296M, GAR Expectation 4915 and TC Moonshine 001. B&M Angus had the second and third ranked senior pens with ADGs of 5.09 and 4.6l pounds, respectively.

A Simmental bull consigned by H&H Simmentals of Weatherford, OK sired by Kenco/MF Powerline 204L leads the junior age bulls with an ADG of 5.66 pounds. This bull’s WDA of 4.56 is the highest on test. Leroy Mindemann, Apache, OK had the second place junior with an ADG of 5.57 pounds on an Angus sired by Littlerobe Design 969. In third place is another H&H Simmental bull by Powerline 204L with an ADG of 5.50 pounds.

Leroy Mindemann’s pen of three Angus leads the junior age pen division with an ADG of 5.19 pounds. Two of the bulls are sons of the Littlerobe Design 969 bull and one is the son of Empirette JR Upshot. H&H Simmental’s pen of five bulls is second with an ADG of 4.97 pounds. The average WDA of this pen of bulls is 4.16 pounds. Larry Weinkauf, Orlando, OK had the third place junior pen with an ADG of 4.92 pounds on three Angus, all sired by Circle S 598 Bando1037. This pen, with an average WDA of 4.32 pounds, was the highest on test.

An OPSU Hereford pen of four bulls was the most efficient in converting feed to gain requiring 6.0 pounds of as-fed feed per pound of gain. Close behind was their other pen of four Herefords at 6.01 pounds per pound of gain. The leading senior-age pen was Al Rutledge’s pen of four Angus at 7.32 pounds of feed per pound of gain.

The sale is set for Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in the England Activity Building, University Farm, Goodwell, OK beginning at 1:00 pm CST. For complete test results and sale catalog, contact Jerry or Gwen Martin, OPSU, Goodwell, OK 73939, ph (580) 349-1500 or 1512.

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