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Click here to view the video BBU Tales from the Road 1.5 via YouTube. BBU Field Service Representative Jason Bates keeps you updated with what is happening in the Beefmaster world and how BBU is working to improve the Beefmaster breed, while also improving the entire cattle experience for all cattle industry partners.
29th Annual JBBA National Convention and Junior Heifer Show
The 2013 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Junior Heifer Show is scheduled for July 22-27, 2013 in Bryan/College Station, Texas. The registration packet has been released and is currently posted on the JBBA website.
Entries are due to the JBBA office by Monday, June 3, 2013! All entries and pre-registrations must be received (not post marked) at the JBBA office no later than June 3, 2013 or you will pay the late animal entry and late convention registration fees. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED WITH NO EXCEPTIONS!
Send entry forms to: JBBA by mail at 6800 Park Ten Blvd., STE 290W, San Antonio, TX 78213, by email at email@example.com or by fax at 210-732-7711.
The JBBA National Convention will be hosting a wide array of contests and events. For more information on contests and events available for JBBA members to participate in please download the JBBA Nationals Packet. Please note that JBBA members should study the material listed below for the steer quiz and herdsman quiz. JBBA members are also selling Beefmaster t-shirts for a JBBA fundraiser that are only available for a limited time and will only be ordered once. Click here to view the t-shirt and order form.
Stephen F. Austin Beefmaster Field Day
On June 8, 2013 Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) and Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is hosting a Beefmaster field day and all BBU members are invited to attend. The one day program will be held in Nacogdoches, Texas at the Walter C. Todd Agriculture Research Center Beef Farm located at 442 CR 123 and the Agriculture building on the SFA campus located at 1972 Wilson Drive. Contact Dr. Erin Brown with SFA before May 28, 2013 to RSVP for the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-468-3705. Click here to learn more about the field day sessions.
Cattleman's Field Day Coming in June
On June 15, 2013 the Ozark and Heart of America Beefmaster Marketing Group, Central States Beefmaster Breeders Association and Berachiah Beefmasters will be sponsoring a Cattleman's Field Day in Cassville, Missouri at 23332 Farm Road 1095. The field day will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will feature several cattle industry speakers and BBU staff members talking about some of the subjects listed below.
The field day will also feature cowboy poet Gabe Pennell, live cattle demonstrations, cattle judging contests, door prizes and a Chuck Wagon style lunch.
For more information and directions contact
Lawrence & Connie Shuey OR Dale & Karen Shuey
23332 Farm Road 1095 Cassville, MO
417-826-5881 or 417-847-6977
Feed Efficiency Testing Offering Beefmaster Reduced Rate
The Genetic Development Center in Navasota, Texas is hosting a Summer 2013 feed efficiency test that is just around the corner. They will be accepting bulls and heifers June 10-12, 2013 for entry into their third feed efficiency. Eligible age ranges to enter the feed efficiency test are September 1 - December 15, 2012 born calves. The Genetic Development Center is offering a "Beefmaster Rate". When contacting the Center let them know you're a Beefmaster breeder and your rate will be $870.00 compared to $955.00, as well as a reduced day rate of $3.95 after the test is completed. Contact them at www.geneticdevelopmentcenter.com or 936-870-3960.
They ask that producers who are sending animals complete the Summer 2013 Entry Info Form and send it back to the Genetic Development Center via mail, email or fax. The contract and field sheets will need to be completed and are due upon animal arrival. Click here for the heifer contract/field sheets and click here for the bull contract/field sheets. The entry form helps the center get a general head count and the contract/field sheet gives us detailed information about each animal to have on our files (ranch tag, date of birth, registration #).
Beefmaster Feature to Re-Air on RFD-TV's The American Rancher
Did you miss the Beefmaster episode that premiered Mon., April 8, 2013 on RFD-TV's The American Rancher? No worries, it will re-air on RFD-TV starting on Mon., May 27 at 8 p.m. CST and will also re-air on Tues., May 28 at 10 a.m. CST and Sun., June 3 at 11 a.m. CST. Check with your cable or satellite provider for your RFD-TV listing. The video is also available for viewing on the BBU website, to the right of this paragraph..
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There are many words that could be used to describe Nolan Ryan: tough, intimidating, feared, dominating. In a career that stretched from 1966 to 1993, Ryan was one of the best pitchers to ever play the game of baseball. Thanks to a fastball that routinely topped 100 miles per hour, he still stands as the all-time strikeout leader with 5,714 K's and threw more no-hitters - seven - than any other pitcher. With that kind of resume, would you call Nolan Ryan tender? Try telling that to Robin Ventura, the Chicago White Sox third baseman who once infamously charged Ryan on the mound and ended up in a headlock as Ryan rained punches on his head. When it comes to Nolan Ryan's All-Natural Beef, however, tenderness isn't just a word that's thrown around. Every steak that bears his name is guaranteed tender, and those steaks have to go through a rigorous set of standards to even make it to the consumer. Continue reading about Ryan's Beefmaster Connection.
Share Your Beefmaster Photos!
Do you have a great Beefmaster photo to share? Send it to us at email@example.com for the possibility of it being shared on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as being used in BBU advertisements. In your email please include...
• Photographer's Name and/or Ranch Name
• Title of Photo
• Photo Caption
Please note that all photos submitted will become the property of Beefmaster Breeders United and that through submitting your photos you are giving permission for photos and names associated with photo to be utilized in BBU promotional materials, electronic communications, print advertisements and on social media websites.
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.
Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., PAS
BBU Executive Vice President
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