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Beefmasters, Blues and BBQ on Beale Street!

By: Penny Bowie, Convention Chairman  

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.

Co-Chairman Ty Agee and I are working closely together to ensure that the Beale Street experience is one of a kind for BBU members. Ty is a Memphis expert because he owns a restaurant in downtown Memphis on Beale Street. His expertise, knowledge and Memphis connections have proven to be invaluable. Ty knows everyone in Memphis. I think he even knows Elvis, if you believe Elvis is still alive. With Ty's help, the convention committee has ensured that BBU members attending this year's convention will experience Memphis in first-class style.

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Beefmaster Feature, RFD-TV Coming in September 

Don't miss the Beefmaster episode that will premiere Mon., Sept. 15, 2014 on RFD-TV's The American Rancher! The feature will take an in depth look at commercial cattlemen that are utilizing Beefmaster genetics on their commercial females for the maternal heterosis advantage. You will hear testimonies from cattlemen who are personally using Beefmasters in their commercial operations. The episode will re-air on RFD-TV and Rural/FamilyNet (Dish-232) on Tues., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. CST and Sun., Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. CST. Check with your cable or satellite provider for your RFD-TV and Rural/FamilyNet listings. The video will also be available for viewing on the Beefmaster social media sites and

BBU Events: 

August 18 - Beefmaster International Summit (Aug.18-21), Fort Worth, TX 

August 22 - Southeastern BBA Miss Beefmaster America Futurity, Tunica, MS

September 05 - Lasater Ranch Field Day, Matheson, CO 

BBU Sales:

August 23 - Southeastern BBA Convention Sale, Tunica, MS

August 23 - Rio Grande Valley Beefmaster Sale, Rio Grande City, TX

September 06 - Lasater Ranch Sale, Matheson, CO

September 20 - Arkansas BBA Razorback Classic, Conway, AR

September 27 - Live Oak BBA Fall Sale, Three Rivers, TX 

 Upcoming Junior Events:

July 28 -  August 3, 2014 - JBBA National Convention & Shows, Shawnee, OK - More Information

August 23 - SEBBA JBBA Heifer Show, Tunica, MS - More Information 

October 06 - Mississippi State Fair, Jackson, MS

JBBA National Convention and Shows

If you are attending the 2014 JBBA National Convention and Shows, please make sure to read JBBA's important updates and reminders! This checklist will help you as you prepare in the coming days. Click here to download a printable version of the reminders list.

The JBBA calcutta showmanship will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the conclusion of the JBBA national showmanship contest. The auction for the calcutta showmanship will be held during supper on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The buyer of the champion calcutta showman will be awarded 50% of the total pot and the other 50% goes to JBBA. The 2014 calcutta showmen are: Mallory Blair, Colby Carpenter, Steve Carpenter, Lee Compton, Darrel Glaser, Jason Lyman, J. Ryan Morgan, John Price, Will Reed, Marsha Siptak, Shane Siptak, Allison Wells and Michelle Whalen. If you cannot attend the 2014 JBBA National Show tune in to and watch these "old timers" show the morning of Friday, August 1, 2014. For more information on the 2014 JBBA calcutta showmanship contest contact either Collin Osbourn at or Allison Wells at

TSCRA Ranch Gathering Opportunities

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is taking educational workshops to their members and non-member ranchers.  

Ranch Gatherings are an opportunity for TSCRA members and non-members to hear what TSCRA is working on for them, to get industry updates, enjoy a great beef meal, see friends and make a few new ones, and encourage other ranchers to join TSCRA.This is also a great opportunity for BBU members to get involved in their cattle community, meet potential customers and make new ranching friends!  

If you are interested in hosting a Ranch Gathering, here's a handy guide to get you started. TSCRA staff is ready to do the hard work to make your event great! TSCRA just asks that you help them identify venues and promote the event through your community contacts. Please contact TSCRA at 800-242-7820 or for more information. Click here for more information. 

If you would like to attend a TSCRA Ranch Gathering, see the calendar of events listed below.   


TSCRA Ranch Gathering Calendar

Ranch Gathering - Rosenberg, TX

Tue, Jul 22, 2014 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm @ Fort Bend Co. Fairgrounds

Ranch Gathering - Hamilton, TX

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Circle T Arena

Ranch Gathering - Holdenville, Okla.

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Holdenville High School

Ranch Gathering - Palestine, TX

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Palestine Civic Center

Ranch Gathering - Kaufman, TX

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Kaufman County Fairgrounds

Ranch Gathering - Center, TX

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ John D. Windham Civic Center

Ranch Gathering - Ardmore, Okla.

Thu, Sep 4, 2014 from 2:00pm - 8:00pm @ Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Ranch Gathering - Fowlerton, TX

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 from 5:30am - 8:00pm @ Donnell Ranch

Ranch Gathering - Placedo, TX

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ HK Ranch

Ranch Gathering - Livingston, TX

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Barney Wiggins Arena

Ranch Gathering - Gonzales, TX

Thu, Sep 18, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Gonzales American Legion Hall

Ranch Gathering - DeKalb, TX

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ DeKalb Animal Hospital

Ranch Gathering - Fredericksburg, TX

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Gillespie County Fairgrounds

Ranch Gathering - Elk City, Okla.

Tue, Oct 7, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Elk City Civic Center

Ranch Gathering - Bartlesville, Okla.

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve

Ranch Gathering - Wagoner, Okla.

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Wagoner Civic Center

Ranch Gathering - Stillwater, Okla.

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Payne County Expo Center - Heritage Hall

Ranch Gathering, Brenham, TX

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Washington County Fairgrounds

Ranch Gathering - Buffalo, TX

Tue, Oct 21, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Buffalo Livestock Marketing, Inc.

Ranch Gathering - Floresville, TX - Sponsored by Bill & Dusty Carr 

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 from 2:00pm - 8:00pm @ Hilltop Ranch


Become a 2014 BBU National Convention Sponsor Today


Downtown Memphis, Tennessee 

October 30 - November 1, 2014 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this prestigious event and we want to help you put your business in the Beefmaster spotlight. The convention committee is seeking sponsors for the 2014 convention in Memphis, Tenn., and we need your help. Commit to a sponsorship today! 

All metal and event sponsors will be featured at the convention, recognized in the convention pocket agenda and listed in The Beefmaster Cowman. All event sponsors will be featured on signage at their sponsored event. For more information or if you would like to co-sponsor an event, please contact Convention Committee Co-Chairman Penny Bowie at or (770) 328 - 1480.

Metal Cash Sponsors 

  •  Platinum Level - $1000 or more
  •  Gold Level - $500 - $999 
  •  Silver Level - $250 - $499
  •  Bronze Level - $100 - $249 

 Event Sponsors

  •  Break Refreshments - $1,500
  •  Seminar Sponsor - $2,000 
  •  Trade Show Welcome Reception - $2,000
  •  Kick-Off Luncheon - $3,500
  •  President's Reception & Award Banquet - $4,500

For a sponsorship form, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132, download it here or refer to the May 2014 issue of The Beefmaster Cowman.

View JBBA National Shows on Cattle In Motion

Mark your calendars for August 1-2, 2014 to support the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association. Tune into on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 to watch the 2014 JBBA National Shows. On Friday, August 1 JBBA members will compete in Showmanship, Advancer Heifer Show, Bred and Owned Heifer Show and the Bred and Owned Bull Show. On Saturday, August 2 participants will show in the 2014 JBBA National Heifer Show. Show catalogs will be available (closer to show time) for you to follow along on the junior section of the BBU website. Events will start at 8:00 a.m. on both days. For more information or if you would like to advertise during the broadcasting of the shows please contact Allison Wells at

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New Members: Win a Trip to Convention 

The Central Texas Beefmaster Breeders Association (CTBBA) will sponsor 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). It does not include hotel and travel expenses. A hotel room will be reserved for the winner and their guest to use during the convention, but the cost is not included in the sponsorship. The application deadline is August 1, 2014.

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Free New Member Ranch Visits  

We encourage all new members to take advantage of the free ranch visit offered to all new BBU members. If you would like to schedule a ranch visit please contact the BBU office today at 210-732-3132 to request a ranch visit form by mail or fax. The form can also be downloaded from the forms page of our website

The minimum fee for classification is $350 or $5 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for upgrading inspections is $250 or $3 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for a consultation visit is $250. The minimum fee for E6 inspection is $100 or $10 per head, whichever is greater. Please remember that the BBU field service staff will work with you and your neighbors to reduce individual classification costs if the cattle can be classified in the same trip. BBU file service staff can provide several services during a ranch visit including classifying, upgrading, inspection, E6 Commercial Females, marketing consultation, herd consultation in the pasture and industry news updates.

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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