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International Semen Marketing Opportunity

Beefmaster Breeders United has recently formed a Genetics Combine to facilitate the marketing of Beefmaster Semen at the International level. This optional program is designed to build a large inventory of exportable semen from performance oriented Beefmaster sires that can be marketed in large volume at commercial prices to interested customers from several different nations.

Member Qualifications

  • Enroll in the BBU Go International Team ($100 annual dues)
  • Participate in Whole Herd Reporting
  • Consign a minimum of 100 units of CSS Certified semen from qualified bulls, in 50 unit lots per sire

Sire Qualifications

  • Semen to be collected at CSS Certified facility and accompanied by appropriate documentation for CSS export
  • Bulls must be "U" Classified
  • Bulls must have a minimum of weaning and yearling weights. Additional data like ultrasound is strongly encouraged.
  • Bulls must have above average EPD's in at least 5 of the 10 BBU published EPD's.
  • A high quality digital photo of the bulls is required.

Nominated bulls which fit the requirements will be included in an online catalog to be used for marketing purposes.  

Complete the nomination form and enroll in the Genetics Combine today! Click here to download the nomination form. Please contact Bill, Collin or Matt at the BBU office for details.


Update Your BBU Directory Information 

In preparation for the 2015 BBU Directory, you will be receiving a directory information update letter. Please make sure you respond by April 17th with any changes. If you do not receive the letter, please notify Mary at the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or info@beefmasters.org.


Whole Herd Reporting News 

The 2015 WHR inventories have been mailed out. These inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2015 to avoid the $5 late fee per head. An additional fee per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories that are returned after May 1, 2015. Per the Board of Director's approval in July 2014, the price for 2015 WHR has increased to $18 per head. Please note if you are participating in a spring sale, your WHR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2015. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR program but are not currently participating please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or  info@beefmasters.org.


Scholarship Applications Available

Did you know that the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association offers several scholarships throughout the year to junior Beefmaster breeders? Several scholarship applications are now available on the junior page of www.beefmasters.org 

and the due dates are for this spring and summer! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.  


March Madness Takes Over Beefmaster

As I sit down to write, two of the sure signs of March is here: The Beefmaster Cowman A.I. edition and the NCAA Basketball Tournament on television.  If you haven't studied your Cowman yet, I encourage you to go through and read the articles.  There's lot of useful info on artificial insemination, as well as new and proven bulls with semen available.  Find the bull that can improve your next calf crop and incorporate him into your herd. March has been a time of "madness" for the Beefmaster breed as well, and it's just as exciting as its college basketball counterpart.  Starting in Houston, breeders from all over the world made their way to the busiest weekend on the Beefmaster calendar.  International guests from Nicaragua took advantage of their time and toured several operations before the festivities kicked off.  I believe our friends had a good time, but the weather was a surprise for folks who are not used to windy and 40 degrees!

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Beefmasters Make Huge Impact at UAM

On March 18, 2015 Bill Pendergrass visited the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) and got to witness this great set of Beefmaster sired calves out of commercial Beefmaster influenced cows. UAM has been using Beefmaster sires in their program since 1999 beginning with the legendary Hilltop Ranch foundation sire Classic Cotton.

There are still several Beefmaster sired cows born in the early 2000's still in production at UAM. BBU salutes UAM and the Research Station at Monticello for their valuable research on Bos Indicus influenced genetics.


 Save the Date for the 2015 BBU Convention

October 29-31, 2015 - Galveston, Texas 

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Seven Hope Boulevard

Galveston, Texas 77554 

Reservations:  888-388-8484

Ask for the Beefmaster Rate of $129.00 plus tax. Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking is $18 per night.

Moody Gardens Convention Center is nestled among 242 acres of lush tropical gardens on historic Galveston Island, Moody gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is the ultimate destination for business and pleasure. With 428 luxurious new guest rooms and 103,000 square feet of combined convention and meeting spaces, the full-services resort provides the backdrop for an unforgettable experience.

The hotel's top-of-the-line amenities include a Texas-size heated tropical pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge area and cabanas, full service Spa, fine and casual dining, 24-hour room service, indoor, lap pool and fitness center, Kids Crew, complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and hotel public spaces, Moody brews Starbucks beverage outlet, Garden Cay activity room with billiards and large screen TVs and championship golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

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Renew Your Membership Today

Don't forget to renew your BBU membership! The board approved to honor the February rate of $110 for the month of March also. But starting April 1 there will no longer be renewals and reinstatement is required for membership. Multiple-year renewals are now available for Active/Associate membership dues. If you have any questions regarding multiple-year renewals, please contact the BBU office by calling 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $2,000. Memberships can be renewed via mail, online or over the phone.  

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM 

Active/Associate Member Dues

  • $110 - if paid by Feb. 28, 2015
  • $110 - if paid by March 31, 2015
  • $200 - reinstatement after March 31, 2015

Junior Member Dues

  • $70 - if paid by Feb. 28, 2015
  • $70 - if paid by March 31, 2015
  • $120 - reinstatement after March 31, 2015

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  2015 JBBA Nationals Hotel Arrangements

JBBA members are reminded to make their hotel reservations early if they are planning on attending the 2015 JBBA National Convention and Shows. Room are filling up at the two host hotels and Bryan-College Station has other events going on during the 2015 Nationals.

 Room reservations can be made at:

Best Western Premier at Old Town Center

  • 1920 Austin's Colony Parkway
  • Bryan, Texas 77802
  • (979) 731-5300
  • The block of rooms are reserved from July 19-26, 2015
  • Run of House- $99.99 + tax
  • Reservation deadline is 6/21/2015
  • Please tell them you are with JBBA or the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association when making reservations.

Courtyard Marriott

  • 3939 SH 6 South
  • College Station, Texas 77845
  • (979) 695-8111
  • The block of rooms are reserved from July 19-25, 2015
  • Run of House- $99 + tax
  • Reservation deadline is 6/5/2015
  • Please tell them you are with JBBA or the National Junior Beefmaster Show when making reservations.

JBBA A.I. Program

Junior members are reminded that the Junior A.I. Program is going on now through May 1, 2015. JBBA members need to contact the breeder/contact person that is listed in the 2015 JBBA A.I. Program catalog to purchase semen.

Welcome to BBU!

Beefmaster cattle optimize traits necessary to rebuild the nation’s cow herd because they excel in fertility, docility and longevity. Commercial cattlemen understand the economic advantages that improvements in these traits offer a beef operation. These include, but are not limited to, higher conception rate, more weaned calf per cow and reduced replacement heifer development costs. You will appreciate the high quality females that Beefmaster bulls produce as they will excel in the hot, humid environments of the South to the wet, cool climates up north and everywhere in between.

Efficiency is also a strong attribute of the Beefmaster breed. In a recent all-breeds performance test in Texas, yearling Beefmaster bulls were the highest average daily gain (ADG) on test as well as the lowest residual feed intake (RFI) on test. Beefmaster cattle not only have high daily gains, they also consume less feed per pound of gain. Use of Beefmaster influenced cattle allows you to be a low-cost producer with reduced input levels in the cow/calf enterprise. These cost cutting measures have been built into the Beefmaster influenced female and will be necessary for cow/calf operators to survive in the developing beef industry.

Docility, fertility, efficiency, and longevity are just a few of the traits that Beefmaster cattle offer as you will also appreciate the early growth of these calves. Your weaned calves will have heavy weights at the market place and will have added value in the feedlot segment of the beef industry. Interest in Beefmaster genetics has been extremely good the past several years as the beef industry has seen the positive changes in the cattle recently. If you are looking for Beefmaster cattle don’t hesitate to call 210-732-3132 for additional information.

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