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Happy Thanksgiving!

The BBU office will be closed November 27-28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday, to allow staff to celebrate with their friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and we hope you enjoy the holiday!

FREE Beef 706 Programs Offered

It's almost time for another BEEF 706 program and we need your help! Please spread the word by passing along this invitation to other producers who would appreciate learning more about their beef industry. The next sessions are Jan 13-14 and 15-16, 2015.

Register online at:

This program is paid for by your Beef Checkoff dollars. There is no additional charge for this class or your meals. You are responsible for your lodging if needed. For hotel accommodations please call (979) 846-0300, Ramada BCS, 506 Earl Rudder Fwy South, College Station, TX. Ask for Texas Beef Council/Beef 706 room block to receive the rate of $75.00/night plus tax. Reservations should be made by December 12, 2014.

Central States BBA Beefmaster Performance Bull Test & Sale

The Central States Beefmaster Breeders Association would like to invite you to consign your 2014 spring born bull calves to the inaugural CSBBA Beefmaster Performance Bull Test and Sale. Our goal is to place 200+ bulls on test and sell 150+ bulls on sale day.

The 300 day test will begin on January 3, 2015 at Rose Bud Feeders, LLC. located in Rose Bud, AR. The sale will be held on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Cleburne County Livestock Auction located in Heber Springs, AR. The Cleburne County Livestock Auction has a great facility and will be very user friendly for the sale activities and auction. We invite all breeders to be part of the CSBBA sponsored sale.

If you have questions as to whether your bull calves qualify for the test and sale contact Justin Rhodes at 785-969-7619.

Please complete the attached Field Sheet and Entry forms. All animals must have registration papers prior to delivery to Rose Bud Feeders. If you have any questions, please call CSBBA President Davin Vaughn at 417-793-1830. Again, please consign your best to make the CSBBA Beefmaster Performance Bull Test and Sale a positive and successful event.

Click here to learn more about the test and sale.

JBBA A.I. Program Update:

The semen has been released to each respective junior's name through Elgin Breeding Service. All JBBA members participating in this program please contact Elgin at (512) 285-2019 and make arrangements for semen delivery between December 1 and December 19, 2014.

Live Oak BBA Bull & Heifer Gain Tests

Attention LOBBA Members:

In preparation for upcoming gain test opportunities Bob Siddons has met with the folks at Tom Brothers Ranch and the LOBBA Board has approved three different calf development options. There is limited space for each option so we need to get a response from our members on your level of commitment to each option.

Option 1: As last year we will be starting our 2014 spring born Bull Development Gain Test for Bulls weaned this fall on February 1, 2015. These calves should be delivered in mid January. We have reserved 2 pens and can accommodate about 80 bulls. As we did last year we will attempt to make it possible to keep the top end of these Bulls all the way through to the 2016 Bull Sale with special recognition at that sale for all Bulls completing the test.

Click here to learn about the other options

Your prompt response to any or all of these options will help LOBBA plan and assure you of a place in these programs as space is limited at the Tom Brothers Facility. You may call Bob Siddons at 512-217-3400 or Anthony Mihalski at 210-415-0888 with any questions or to reserve space in these programs.

Beefmaster Feature to Re-Air on RFD-TV's The American Rancher

On September 15, 2014 Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) and RFD-TV's The American Rancher premiered an episode featuring the Beefmaster cattle breed and it received positive feedback by Beefmaster breeders, RFD-TV viewers and the general public. Due to the huge success of the episode’s premiere, the two groups have decided to re-air the episode once again on Sun., November 23 at 11 a.m. CST. BBU invites the public, cattle industry professionals, all BBU members, Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and potential Beefmaster breeders to learn more about the Beefmaster breed and how the breed is positively influencing the beef cattle industry. The episode is also available for viewing 24 hours a day online at the BBU website, BBU’s Facebook page and BBU’s YouTube channel.

Introducing The Beefmaster Banner

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is unveiling The Beefmaster Banner. This publication is designed to reach FFA and 4-H students at the grassroots level to promote Beefmasters in the FFA classroom and county 4-H extension office. Additionally, The Beefmaster Banner will be handed out at the major livestock shows and beef industry trade shows that BBU participates in. The Beefmaster Banner will contain articles the junior exhibitor will find useful on topics such as selection, nutrition and management. JBBA will be promoted to help draw new members, while promoting JBBA activities, participation in leadership roles and scholarship opportunities.

The advertising deadline for this publication is December 1, 2014, so be sure to secure your space today. Please call BBU Field Representative Matt Woolfolk at (210) 464-0923 or BBU Junior Program Coordinator Allison Wells at (979) 251-0325 to secure your space today.

Click here to continue reading about The Beefmaster Banner.

Be in the Cattle Barn at 2015 NCBA Trade Show

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is seeking Beefmaster breeders that would like to display their cattle at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. This is a cost-effective and highly-visible marketing opportunity for the Beefmaster breed and we need the support from our members. Prices vary depending on how many pens are needed for the cattle.

If you are interested in displaying your cattle at the trade show, please contact Jeralyn Stephens at the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or at

Changes to the JBBA A.I. Program

The Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) A.I. program is changing its format for the JBBA AI Program. In the past we have relied on donations of semen from breeders across the country for our junior members. This year breeders are allowed to nominate their top bulls to the JBBA A.I. program. Breeders will pay a nomination fee of $150 and fill out a form and return both back to the JBBA office by January 15, 2015. The JBBA office will then put a list of bulls that have been nominated with breeders contact information, pedigree and performance information together. JBBA members will be allowed to purchase semen on these bulls for $15 per straw from March 1, 2015 through May 1, 2015. If you have any questions on how the new JBBA A.I. program will work please feel free to contact Allison Wells at or at 979-251-0325.

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2015 JBBA Nationals Hotel Arrangements

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.

*** Please book rooms early due to many other activities going on in Bryan-College Station during Nationals***

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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