The Connors State College Spring Performance Bull Test Sale garnered more than $210,050 in sales, despite an uncertain beef cattle market on Thursday, April 14. Sale day, cattle breeders and buyers from across the Midwest packed into the CSC Sale Facility in Warner, Okla., while others placed bids online. The 68 bulls on display sold for an average of $3,088 per head.
There is a great deal of uncertainty in the beef market at the present time, so we are pleased with the outcome of this spring sale, said Dr. Ron Ramming, Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. This success was the result of a tremendous set of bulls that were offered by the breeders as well as the hard work and dedication of the farm crew and our students.
The top-earning bulls sold for $6,500 each Lot 465, a Simmental consigned by Willis Simmentals of Marietta, Okla., and sold to Gene Bennett of Gentry, Ark.; and Lot 486, a Sim-Angus consigned by Clark Farms of Westville, Okla., and sold to River Road Farms of Tonkawa, Okla.
Breeders from across Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri put their bulls on test at Connors, where they are evaluated for growth performance, structural soundness, and fertility. Contact Dr. Ramming at 918.463.6328 for more information, or to place a bull on test.