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Office Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

The Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed this Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The office will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 26.


Communicating with Commercial Cattlemen 

Beefmaster Breeders United is proud to introduce their newest publication that will be debuting Fall 2015. The Beefmaster Pay Weight is a publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving commercial cattlemen. We feature the latest beef cattle industry news, innovative discoveries in the industry, and discussions about the latest cattle trends and technologies. The Beefmaster Pay Weight was founded to assist the Beefmaster cattle industry with effective advertising and a communication tool with commercial cattlemen throughout the country.

If you are interested in advertising with The Beefmaster Pay Weight please contact Matt Woolfolk at 210-464-0923.

Click here or the image below to view rates and details in the 2015/2016 Media Kit for The Beefmaster Pay Weight


JBBA National Show Packet Posted   

The 2015 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association National Show Packet is now posted on the website! Please use this packet to find answers to all your questions about the upcoming JBBA National Convention and Shows! The registrations and show entries are due on June 5, 2015. Scholarship applications, JBBA Top Hand and director applications are also available online. Please pay close attention to deadlines for each application. Also, if you have not made your hotel reservations you need to do so as soon as possible.


Executive Sales Committee Meeting

A Beefmaster Breeders United Executive Sales Committee Meeting has been called for Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. CST. The meeting will take place at the La Quinta Inn Austin Airport Hotel, at 7625 E Ben White Blvd., in Austin, Texas. This meeting is an open meeting and is open to the public. The meeting will discuss BBU Sale Terms and Conditions. For more information contact Collin Osbourn at 325/347-7507. 


Scholarship Applications Available

Did you know that the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association offers several scholarships throughout the year to junior Beefmaster breeders? Several scholarship applications are now available on the junior page of www.beefmasters.org and the due dates are for this spring and summer! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.  


 Save the Date for the 2015 BBU Convention

October 29-31, 2015 - Galveston, Texas 

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Seven Hope Boulevard

Galveston, Texas 77554 

Reservations:  888-388-8484

Ask for the Beefmaster Rate of $129.00 plus tax. Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking is $18 per night.

Moody Gardens Convention Center is nestled among 242 acres of lush tropical gardens on historic Galveston Island, Moody gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is the ultimate destination for business and pleasure. With 428 luxurious new guest rooms and 103,000 square feet of combined convention and meeting spaces, the full-services resort provides the backdrop for an unforgettable experience.

The hotel's top-of-the-line amenities include a Texas-size heated tropical pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge area and cabanas, full service Spa, fine and casual dining, 24-hour room service, indoor, lap pool and fitness center, Kids Crew, complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and hotel public spaces, Moody brews Starbucks beverage outlet, Garden Cay activity room with billiards and large screen TVs and championship golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

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  A Moment with Matt: Shining a Light on Beefmaster in the Sunshine State

The area around Lake Okeechobee is one of the most agriculture rich areas I've ever traveled. You can drive for miles with citrus trees lining both sides of the highway. Sugar cane fields are everywhere. Several of the vegetables in Southeastern grocery stores were harvested in this area. Perhaps the most exciting part of it all is the large number of cattle and the good name Beefmaster owns in the area.

For almost two weeks, I crisscrossed through the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee to learn more about beef cattle production in this fertile region, as well as the role played by Beefmaster cattle. I was able to visit with both purebred and commercial producers, sale barn managers, pharmaceutical representatives, feed representatives and employees of the University of Florida, to try and get a complete picture of the business. You may not realize it, but Florida is big time cattle country. Four of the ten largest ranches in the United States are located in the Sunshine State. Florida's cow herd is the twelfth largest in the United States.

Click here to read about Matt's trip to Florida & view photos.


 

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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