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Central TX BBA Sends New Member to Convention

Congratulations to Andrew Bryan Cloyd of El Dorado Springs, Missouri for winning the Central Texas Beefmaster Breeders Association (CTBBA) 2014 Convention Sponsorship!

CTBBA is sponsoring Cloyd, as a new Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) member, and a guest to attend the 54th Annual BBU Convention from October 30 to November 1, 2014 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. The sponsorship is for two (2) full registrations (includes all meals and events). This sponsorship was developed by CTBBA as a way to encourage new members to get involved in the association and become leaders of the Beefmaster breed. If you are a new member and would like to attend a BBU convention, be looking for convention sponsorship opportunities next summer.

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

Register Today for the 2014 Convention

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014 - Memphis, Tenn.   

Memphis: the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. The 2014 BBU Convention in Memphis, Tenn., is going to be a great time for everyone in attendance. The convention committee has been a powerhouse leadership team that is helping lead the way for this to be a tremendous convention. The convention will be October 30 - November 1, 2014 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel located in Memphis, Tennessee.   

You and your family can now register and view the agenda for the 2014 BBU Convention: Beefmasters, Blues and BBQ on Beale Street. Simply click the buttons below to register and see what will be happening during the three day convention.



Please complete the registration form and enclose your check payment with the form. If you would like to pay with your credit card on file, please note this on the registration form and/or call the office with your credit card information.   

You can also make your hotel reservations today for the discounted rate of $119/night (plus tax) by calling 1 (866) 716-8106, mentioning Beefmasters and verifying that you are receiving the discount rate of $119 per night. Book your hotel reservations starting the night of October 29th because the first day of convention is full of events. If you have trouble getting into the Beefmaster block please call Marie Zirkel at 210-732-3132.

Beefmaster Breed Well Represented at Missouri Farm Fest 

Beefmaster Breeders United members from eight operations exhibited Beefmasters and promoted the Beefmaster breed at Farm Fest in Springfield, Mo., from October 3-5, 2014. Several bulls were sold from the displays and ranch visits were scheduled. It was a great showcase for Beefmasters with over 45,000 people attending the three-day event.


Pictured L-R: Dave Loftin, Gail Shuey, Lawrence Shuey, Connie Shuey, Sam Dryer, Tammi Dryer, Jerry Glor, Rhonda Wallen, Paul Wallen, Karen Johnson, Craig Johnson, Steve Craig, Hovie Gentry, Brandi Gentry, Jerad Gentry.

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BBU Membership Challenge  

The BBU Membership Committee is issuing a challenge to all members. We invite and challenge all members to write down a creative way to attract commercial cattlemen to your ranch in order to promote Beefmasters. Ideas must be presented to the BBU office in writing by October 20, 2014. The winner will be announced at the BBU Convention Awards Banquet in Memphis, Tenn., on November 1. The winner will be presented with a BBU jacket.

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  

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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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