Membership renewal notices will be going out soon in the mail. Please make sure you renew your membership ASAP to receive the best price. 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 $2000, or:
Active/Associate Member Due
Junior Member Dues
Beginning January 1, 2014 Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) will offer three ways to participate in registration and performance programs. BBU members and Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members must choose one of these three BBU registry programs to participate in each year.
1. Registration Only
This program is designed for members that register a small percentage of their cattle and are not interested in collecting and reporting performance data. EPDs will print on the registration papers if they are available. The traditional fee structure (shown below), based on the age of the calf at time of application for registry will apply for this option.
The Board of Directors approved the following fee changes at the July meeting to become effective January 1, 2014.
2. Inventory Based Program (IBR)
Beginning January 1, 2014 members will have a new option to choose from when participating in animal registration and performance programs. Inventory Based Reporting (IBR) inventories will be mailed to breeders in late December and updated inventories are due back in the office February 1, 2014. Females 15 months of age or older as of January 1, 2014, will be included on the inventory, and each female listed on the updated inventory will be assessed an $8.00 annual fee which includes a free registration for her calf that year. Additionally, the annual fee includes performance submissions for the calf and reduced transfer fee ($15) up to 30 months of age. Inventories returned after February 1 will be assessed a $13 annual fee per female listed.
3. Whole Herd Reporting (WHR)
This program is the recommended option as it benefits the breeder, the association, the BBU performance database and the beef industry the most. An enrollment (inventory) form must be completed and submitted to the BBU office by May 1st each year. Each animal on the returned inventory form (if received by May 1) will be assessed a $15.00 enrollment fee each year. This fee includes a free registration and a free transfer (up to 30 months of age) of her calf born that year. A weaning weight or disposal code must be submitted on each animal included on the returned inventory form. Enrollment (inventory) forms submitted after May 1st each year will be assessed a $20.00 per animal fee which includes a free registration and free transfer (up to 30 months of age) of her calf born that year.
BBU Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled
The first BBU Board of Directors meeting of the year will be held on January 14-15, 2014 at Granbury Happy Hills Farm Academy in Granbury, Texas.
As a BBU member we ask that if you have issues or concerns that you would like to see addressed by the Board, please contact the BBU officers and/or directors in your area with your concerns. We are always needing input from our membership.
Whole Herd Reporting News
2014 WHR inventories will be mailed out to participating members in mid-January 2014. These inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2014. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories that are returned after May 1, 2014. 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 2014. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JBBA A.I. Program: Request Forms Due Dec. 31
JBBA members, it is time to submit the sires that you would like to use in your breeding program. This year we are again asking you what bulls you would like to have to use in your breeding program and we will try to find the amount of semen that we need from each bull requested. Remember that the rules for the AI program did not change for the number of straws that you can request. Please complete the Semen Request Form with the bull name and certificate number you are requesting for your breeding program. The AI program rules and request form can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Please make sure you review the rules carefully and return the semen request form to the BBU office by December 31, 2013.
2014 Spring Sire Summary Deadline
The 2013 Fall Sire Summary is available on the BBU website , click here to view and download the current sire summaries. If you would like a copy of the 2013 Fall Sire Summary mailed to you, please contact the BBU office.
To be included in the 2014 Spring Sire Summary all data must be recorded in the BBU system by February 1, 2014. Members needs to get their data into BBU on or before January 15, 2014. Please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 if you have any questions.
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU), San Antonio, Texas, is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Vice President (EVP). The cattle organization is also accepting applications for a Field Service Representative, which will increase field staff to two representatives.
The EVP is responsible for all facets of daily operations including: staffing, budgets, programs and marketing within BBU. The ideal candidate needs to have knowledge and understanding of cattle science including expected progeny differences (EPDs), DNA-typing and genomics. Candidates need to have experience with American cattle breeds, knowledge of the commercial cattle industry, as well as experience in the marketing of purebred and commercial cattle. The EVP must have superior leadership skills that allow them the ability to work within and enforce rules and by-laws of BBU. Not only will the EVP need to communicate effectively with the diverse membership of BBU, they will also need to dedicate time and travel to promote Beefmasters and meet the needs of the association membership.
Interested EVP candidates must submit answers to application questions, current resume and references to the BBU Search Committee at 6800 Park Ten Blvd, Suite 290 West, San Antonio, Texas 78213. Applications packets may also be emailed to email@example.com. Application questions can be found in the EVP position announcement.
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Follow BBU to sweet 'ole Tennessee!
Beefmaster Breeders United will be attending the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show February 4-7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort.
Join your fellow cattlemen and Beefmaster breeders from across the country for the oldest, largest national convention for anyone in the beef cattle business. This is one event you can't afford to miss!
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How To Register for the NCBA Convention
Complete the registration form and mail it with your check, money order or credit card payment to the NCBA offices.
Just fill out the registration form and fax it to NCBA at (301) 694-5124.
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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