Panhandle State Bull Sale — Photo by Danae Moore

Oct 18, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

67th Annual Beef Bull Performance Test

Goodwell, Okla. — The 81 beef bulls consigned to the 67th Annual Oklahoma Panhandle State University Beef Bull Performance Test were weighed on test Saturday, October 6, 2018. The bulls were delivered to the testing facility on September 15th and have had a 21-day warm-up period before being weighed on test.
Breeds represented are Angus, Hereford, and Red Angus. Cooperators participating this year are B&M Angus of Edmond, Okla.; Johnny Canaday of Laverne, Okla.; Bob and Kevin Chaffin of Davis, Okla.; Carl Cook of Galveston, Texas; Eddie and Dustin Cook of Orlando, Okla.; Clarence Frey of Mulhall, Okla.; Mike Frey of Kingfisher, Okla; Gerald Fish of Harrah, Okla; William Gilmore of Canyon, Texas; Phil Light of Turpin, Okla.; Casey Murdock of Felt, Okla; Panhandle State of Goodwell, Okla.; Al Rutledge of Stillwater, Okla.; Terry Sedlak of Kingfisher, Okla. and Larry Weinkauf of Ponca City, Okla.
Panhandle State students working on the test are Jack Hudgins of Stilwell, Okla. and John Barger of Pawnee, Okla.
The test runs for 112 days during which data will be collected on the bull’s average daily gain and weight-per-day-of age. The bull’s adjusted 205-day weaning weight will also be recorded. Other data collected on the bulls are their frame score, scrotal circumference, semen quality, fat thickness, rib-eye area and marbling score.
The test ends January 26, 2019 and the top 70 bulls will sell in the 67th Annual OPSU Bull Test Sale on February 18, 2019. Those interested in following the performance of the bulls during the test can contact Gwen Martin at (580) 349-1500 or email

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