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Beefmaster Breed to be Featured on RFD-TV's The American Rancher

During the past few months Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has traveled the country capturing footage for the upcoming Beefmaster episode on RFD-TV's The American Rancher. After months of dedication the episode premieres on September 15, 2014 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on your favorite rural television network, RFD-TV. BBU invites the public, all BBU members, Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and potential Beefmaster breeders to learn more about the Beefmaster breed and how the breed is positively influencing the beef cattle industry. The episode will also be available on the BBU website and social media platforms Facebook and YouTube.

"We are excited to be apart of this creative process and see hard work developed into an outstanding program that will share the Beefmaster story to a greater audience," said Jeralyn Stephens, BBU communications coordinator. "Working with several cattle producers on this project has been a great opportunity for the BBU staff and Superior Productions."

Click here to read the entire news release.

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.

Junior Beefmaster Breeders Compete at 30th Annual National Show & Convention

One hundred and forty three Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and their families traveled to the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla., last week for the 30th Annual JBBA National Convention and Heifer Show from July 28 through August 3. There were six states (Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas) represented at the 2014 convention and the association celebrated 30 years of building leaders and still counting.

Click here for a full list of contest and show winners.

Tales From The Road 2.3 

JBBA Show Highlights

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) keeps you updated with what is happening in the Beefmaster world and the cattle industry. In this video we traveled to Shawnee, Okla., for the 2014 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Convention and Shows! We visited with JBBA members about the week's events and even captured video and photos of the most popular events! For more information or to join JBBA please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or

Fall Ultrasound Season is Here

Make sure to contact your ultrasound technician to schedule a session for the fall season.  If you need help locating certified technicians, please contact the BBU office.  Remember, BBU's ultrasound window range is between 320 to 550 days of age.  Pre-printed barn sheets are available to BBU members by contacting the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or by email at Blank barn sheets are available on the BBU website here.

Notify of DNA Typing Prior to Registration

As a reminder, when you are verifying parentage through DNA typing of animals prior to registration, please let the BBU office know when you do register the animals that they have been DNA typed and provide the case number with your application for certificate of breeding. This will ensure that all animals DNA typed have their DNA on file at BBU.

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

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.

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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 field 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.

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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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