We are excited to see everyone in Memphis, Tennessee for the 2014 BBU Convention!
Convention Cattle Unloading Directions
Directions to loading dock for cattle... This road is under heavy construction. Be patient and follow the Beefmaster signs.
The front check in entrance for Sheraton hotel is on second street. Go passed hotel on second street to Jefferson St. Turn right on Jefferson St. Down hill thru two lights. Cross Riverside St. Veer right toward pyramid. Right at sign Cannon Center parking and docks. Right at sign loading docks. Cross railroad tracks. Turn right to loading dock door.
Trailer parking at lot on north front street and Winchester.
Just Getting Warmed Up - By: Matt Woolfolk
Fall sale fever has spread across Beefmaster territory! Starting with the Southeastern Beefmaster Breeders Association (SEBBA) sale in Tunica, Miss., through this past weekend at Beef on Forage in Brenham, Texas, Beefmaster breeders have seen excellent prices and a strong demand for their genetics. I have no doubt that this momentum will carry into Memphis and the President's Council Sale to be held Nov. 1, 2014 . After seeing many of the consignments headed to Beale Street, I think you will be impressed with the offering!
While times are good throughout the cattle industry, I think this is only the beginning for the Beefmaster breed! Now is the time to begin putting yourself in prime position for the future. With feeder calf prices at record highs, it's tempting to sell heifers at weaning. However, I think now is the time to keep quality replacement heifers. Producing the right kind of bull starts with a strong, high-quality cow herd built on young, strong replacements.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 979-251-0325.
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Enjoy Grizzly Basketball while in Memphis
If you are looking for an evening of entertainment while attending the 2014 BBU Convention in Memphis, Tenn., don't miss out on these discounted prices for Grizzly basketball tickets. Join the Grizzlies at their "Opening Night tip-off game", October 29th vs. Minnesota Timberwolves. Discount prices: Club seats - $60, Terrace 2 Plus - $22, Terrace 2 and Terrace 4 - $15.
In addition, Opening Night is themed as "Breast Cancer Awareness Night" and the first 10,000 fans will be given a pink Grizzlies headband to show support to those individuals and families who have been affected and those survivors who continuously inspire us with their story.
Tickets can be purchased either through the link below or by contacting Adrienne Mosby at (901) 205-1463 or email@example.com.
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2015 JBBA Nationals Hotel Arrangements
Best Western Premier at Old Town Center
1920 Austin's Colony Parkway
Bryan, Texas 77802
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.
3939 SH 6 South
College Station, Texas 77845
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***
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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