|Jerry Martin, Beef
Bull Test Director, back left, introduces OPSU students
who worked with the consigned bulls as auctioneer Eddie
Sims (back right) looks over the crowd. In front from left
to right, John Ward of Ramona, Okla., Cody Cox of Chugwater,
Wyo., Rebecca Reich of Dayton, Wyo., and Bryant Weber from
Woodward, Okla. - Campus Communications photo
**For Immediate Release**
Bull Sale Summary
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 02-24-2006
Goodwell, Okla. - Oklahoma Panhandle
State University held its 54th Performance Tested Bull
sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. Long time OPSU bull test
auctioneer Eddie Sims of Elgin presided over the bidding,
and the 68 bulls sold brought a total of $175,600, an average
of $2,582 per head.
The top-selling 25 bulls averaged $3,298. An Angus bull
consigned by Phil Light of Turpin sold for $4,500, which
placed him as the top seller. Purchased by Loyd Moore,
Inc. of Oberlin, Kan., the bull was sired by SS Traveler
6807 T510. The second-highest selling bull, a son of SA
Neutron 377 and consigned by Tim Meier of Hitchcock, sold
to Circle Dot Ranch in Mobeetie, Texas for $4,100. Another
Angus consigned by Light, a son of Rito 616 of 4B206807
sold to Bob B. Zimmer of Gruver, Texas for $4,000.
for the Sale
|Angus, 60 hd.
|Red Angus, 2 hd.
|Maine-Anjou, 2 hd.
|Simmental, 4 hd.
Several producers were recognized
including H&H Simmentals
of Weatherford for producing the highest-gaining junior
bull, Leroy Mindemann from Apache for consigning the top-gaining
junior pen, Al Rutledge of Stillwater for the highest-gaining
senior pen, Larry Weinkauf of Orlando for having bulls
with the highest weight-per-day-of-age average, and B&M
Angus of Edmond for the top-gaining bull on test.
For more information or for a complete report on all of
the bulls in the 54th annual Beef Bull Performance Test
and sale, please contact Jerry Martin at 580-349-1512.
A different sort of recognition took
place prior to the start of the auction. During his welcoming
remarks, OPSU President Dave Bryant announced that Dr.
Jerry Martin, Bull Test Director, and wife Gwen were
celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary that day as
well as Gwen’s
birthday. Dr. Bryant honored the couple for their contributions
over the 39 years both have been employed at OPSU. Jerry
has managed what is believed to be the oldest consecutively
held beef bull performance test in the U.S. since 1980
when Milt England retired. Gwen is the secretary in the
Ag Department, and Jerry instructs animal science classes.
In addition to teaching, Jerry served as the inaugural
Dean of Agriculture from the time the department started
in 1970 through 1994. He has also served as Athletic Director
and was active in OPSU athletics at the scorer’s
table for years. The couple also served as cheerleading
sponsors for 10 years. Throughout their long and varied
careers at OPSU, both Jerry and Gwen remain two of the