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Carcass Quality

 

By: Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement

This has been a year of new experiences for everyone and has really shown the resilience of the agriculture industry. The year started calm and then COVID-19 happened, and we saw shortages of all sorts of products from toilet paper to meat. One thing that never had a shortage was fake meat, which proved that consumers want good old-fashioned beef. As cattle producers it is our job to make sure that we help put the highest quality safest product on the table of consumers. In the US beef industry, there are different quality grades of meat and those higher quality grades demand a premium price. The grades are Prime, Choice, Select and Standard, with Prime being the highest quality grade.  These grades are based on marbling and age, marbling is the intramuscular fat. Because of this premium and demand for higher quality beef, it is important that Beefmaster breeders keep this in mind while making breeding decisions.

As a breed we have come a long way in the past few years in terms of carcass quality. More and more breeders are scanning cattle and using that information to help in breeding and culling decisions. As a breed we have increased the average rib-eye area (REA) by a good amount, however we have not made near as much improvement on intramuscular fat (IMF). This means that there needs to be some focus on IMF moving forward and we should focus on increasing it. While our focus should be making the best females in the industry, we can not neglect the final product and sacrifice quality. Continuing to use the IMF EPD, as well as scan data, it is easy to make quick progress in this area because it is a highly heritable trait. We need to make sure that the steers that our customers produce will grade and demand a premium.

Over the past few years there has been data collected on finished Beefmaster cross steers and it looks good for our breed. Many of the cattle are grading choice or better and have good yield grades too. One set of steers recently did extremely well. Seventy-one steers sired by Beefmaster bulls were harvested and graded 96% Choice or better and 6% graded Prime. The average yield grade was 3.37, which means on average there was no deduction for a higher yield grade. These steers did extremely well and brought a $48 premium per head. This is promising data for the breed and shows that we are moving in the right direction, but we need to keep pushing forward and making improvements.

As a breed we are taking steps in the right direction in terms of carcass quality, but we still have improvements to be made. It is an extremely important aspect because it is the final product that consumers have on their plate, so it must always be on our mind as a breed. Being able to produce a high-quality carcass allows customers to have the opportunity to put more money in their pockets by making a premium on their cattle. We are a maternal breed first, but we must not lose sight of the rest of the industry and we need to constantly make improvements on Beefmaster carcass quality.

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New Rules Start January 2021

 

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021 –

EMBRYOS:

  • EVERY EMBRYO CALF MUST BE GENOTYPED PRIOR TO RECEIVING A C# (CERTIFICATE)
    • FIRST YOU MUST GET A P# ON THE EMBRYO CALF
    • THEN YOU MUST SUBMIT A SAMPLE ON THE CALF (AN ULTRA LOW-DENSITY WILL WORK) FOR GENOTYPE
    • ONCE THE ULD GENOTYPE IS BACK AND RECORDED ON THE P# YOU CAN PROCEED TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION OF THE EMBRYO CALF
  • EVERY EMBRYO CALF REGISTERED
    • WILL REQUIRE AN AI CERTIFICATE IN YOUR AI INVENTORY AT BBU FOR THE SIRE
    • OR REQUIRE YOU HAVE AN EMBRYO RECORDED IN YOUR EMBRYO INVENTORY AT BBU

 

AI CERTIFICATES:

  • ONLY THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF A BULL MAY PURCHASE AI CERTIFICATES ON THAT BULL AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021.
  • IF YOU COLLECTED BULLS YOU ONCE OWNED BUT HAVE SINCE SOLD, BE SURE YOU RECORD AI CERTS ON HIM AT BBU, PRIOR TO THE DATE YOU SOLD HIM (SUBMIT AN AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASE/TRANSFER FORM WITH TOP HALF COMPLETED PUTTING THE QUANITY YOU ARE “PURCHASING” – FEE IS $5 FOR EACH AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASED). NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BACK DATE AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021. IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL AI CERTS, YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF THE BULL TO GET THEM
  • TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL AI CERTIFICATES TO REGISTER EMBRYO CALVES AND/OR AI CALVES, YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE PERSON YOU PURCHASED THE SEMEN FROM. IF THEY CANNOT SUPPLY THE ADDITIONAL AI CERTS NEEDED THEN CONTACT THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF THE BULL AND GET AI CERTS FROM THEM.

 

 

SOME RULES DIDN’T CHANGE…..

  • EMBRYO DONOR (NOT IN USE – MEANING WITH A RECORDED EMB CALF OR EBOS PROCESSED – AS A DONOR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2016) MUST BE HIGH DENSITY GENOTYPED AND PARENT VERIFIED
  • AI SIRE (NOT IN USE – MEANING WITH RECORDED AI PROGENY OR AI CERTS RECORDED – BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2016) MUST BE HIGH DENSITY GENOTYPED AND PARENT VERIFIED

 

 

 

HOW TO GET A P# ON AN ANIMAL

  • WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE – DO NOT CLICK THE REGISTER BOX AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A P# INSTEAD OF A C#
  • WHEN MAILING INTO THE OFFICE – MARK THE COLUMN THAT SAYS REGISTER NOW? AS “NO”
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Inspired By the Land

 

Story and Photos By Tahlia Warrick

reprinted with permission from Glades Electric Cooperative

 

Fisheating Creek winds through wetlands, prairies, hammocks and woodlands as it makes its way through Highlands and Glades counties to reach Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida. It is the last natural tributary to the lake.

Through the years, the creek has inspired recreation, conservation, art and adventure. Most recently, the creek and its surrounding lands inspired a new author.

Dr. Richard Karlson, a Glades Electric Cooperative member from Lake Placid, published his first book this summer. “Impossible Quest: One Man’s Journey for Adventure on the Last Frontier” details accounts from Richard’s life as a conservationist, hunter and rancher along the creek’s basin outside Venus.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Richard moved to Pompano Beach as a young man to open an orthodontic practice. An avid hunter and pilot, he frequently took to the skies in search of new places to hunt. He soon realized most of the wild lands surrounding Pompano Beach would be lost to development.

“It was getting so built up,” Richard says. “I used to go quail hunting with a friend of mine west of Pompano Beach. Pretty soon, the concrete jungle started going over everything, and we had no place left to hunt.”

In search of a new place to land, Richard searched from the air, spotting the parcel of land along Fisheating Creek he would later buy and work to preserve.

“The original purchase was 200 acres,” Richard says. “Now it’s over 500 acres. I kept adding on over the years.”

Richard initially bought land along the creek to serve as a hunting camp for private use. But he eventually moved his family to Highlands County, and his use for the land evolved.

“When I bought the land, it was just natural prairie grass, and everybody around was in the cattle business,” he says. “I was looking to do something productive with it, and cattle were a natural fit.”

Today, Richard manages a portion of the land as a cow-calf operation and a portion as a natural wildlife preserve, which he has left untouched. His son manages citrus groves and a citrus nursery on drier parts of the property, away from the creek.

“I didn’t want to bulldoze it all down and change it,” Richard says. “I wanted to leave something in its original state.

“That’s my hobby: trying to keep it as pristine as possible.”

In managing his herd of Beefmaster cattle, Richard is intentional about selecting the most suitable forages and practices for grazing near the environmentally sensitive Fisheating Creek basin.

“We planted Hermarthia grass (or Limpograss) with the help of UF/IFAS Extension Services,” he says. “We were the first ones to plant it in Highlands County. Our ranch is a perfect combination: half wetlands in the headwaters of Fisheating Creek and half higher ground.

“During the winter dry months, the grass will support a herd of 140 cows—almost one cow per acre—in contrast to some of my neighbors on higher ground who have to buy hay to supplement.”

Richard says he has faced many challenges through the years—from encounters with wildlife to dealings with real estate developers. Despite the obstacles, he remains determined to preserve and protect this unique piece of Florida.

That mission has sent him on many adventures, which inspired his book.

“My efforts were to try to preserve the pristine wildlife corridor that runs along Fisheating Creek from Palmdale up almost to Highlands Hammock State Park,” Richard says. “It was a great effort to succeed in doing that. These are the stories that came from it.”

When talking with friends and acquaintances, it wasn’t unusual for Richard to recount experiences of close encounters with alligators or unruly trespassers. He was often told his stories should be in a book.

“These are all true stories that I thought people would find interesting, especially people familiar with the area,” Richard says. “A lot of our friends never even knew these things happened.”

Richard worked with Melissa Main, his co-author, to bring the stories to life.

“I learned that I wish I had kept a diary, a daily diary, of everything that’s happened in my life,” he says. “The hardest thing was trying to go back over 50 years and try to keep everything in perfect sequence. I was thankful I had someone like Melissa who would research and check things.”

Richard’s stories come from a lifetime spent trying to preserve a piece of Florida’s heartland. He is not ready to give up the fight just yet.

A proposed toll road has the potential to fall west of Fisheating Creek basin. Richard says he hopes the new road does not encroach on the pristine area surrounding the creek.

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Lyssy Beefmasters, G4 Ranch Heart of the Herd Production Sale Report

 

Luling, Texas

October 3, 2020

  • 11 Pair Lots: Gross = $186,000.00, Avg.= $16,909.09
  • 23 Bred Heifer Lots: Gross = $246,000.00, Avg. = $10,695.65
  • 8 Open Heifer Lots: Gross = $115,000.00, Avg. = $14,375.00
  • 3 Bull Lots: Gross = $47,000.00, Avg. = $15,666.67
  • 1 Flush Lot: Gross = $20,000.00, Avg. = $20,000.00
  • 1 Frozen Embryo Lot: Gross = $65,500.00, Avg. = $65,500.00
  • 1 Semen Lot: Gross = $24,125.00, Avg. = $24,125.00
  • 48 Total Lots: Gross = $703,625.00, Avg. = $14,658.85
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Isa Beefmasters, LLC 59th Beefmaster Bull Sale Report

 

Isa Beefmasters, LLC’s 59th Beefmaster bull sale was held October 3rd in San Angelo, Texas. It was an excellent sale; with 45 buyers from 9 states, Costa Rica and Mexico taking home 118 Beefmaster bulls at an average of $4864. Isa’s President, Lorenzo Lasater, stated the sale was strong, with excellent demand for good Beefmaster genetics even in an “unprecedented” year. Auctioneer Joe Goggins of Billings, MT sold the 118 bulls in the blistering time of 1 hour, 39 minutes.

The high-selling bull, L Bar 9124, sold to Greg Tatum of Texas for $17,000. This awesome young herd sire prospect is the son of Schneider 0481 and L Bar 7111 and was one of the overall top performers in the offering.

The second high-selling bull, San Pedro 8817, sold to Arthur Rainey of Florida for $16,000. This excellent bull was the top performer amongst the 2-year-old bulls was sired by San Pedro 3-121.

Volume buyers included: A. Duda and Sons, FL -16, Lykes Brothers, FL – 13, the Wedgeworth Clan, TX – 8, Arthur Rainey, FL – 6. The following each purchased 5 bulls: Bonds Ranch, TX, Jeff Cairns, TX, Fite Ranch, NM and Alamo ranch, NM.

Current Isa president, Lorenzo Lasater, represents the 4th generation of the family dedicated to breeding performance Beefmaster genetics. The breed was founded by Lorenzo’s grandfather, Tom Lasater, in 1937. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of the breed.

According to Lorenzo, “This set of bulls represents over 80 years of consistent, balanced selection for economically viable cattle. These bulls will produce excellent feeder calves and replacement heifers in any environment, but especially the tougher ones. With more pounds at weaning, lower input costs, more longevity and the best mother-cow on the planet, Beefmasters can’t be beat.”

The Lasater family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone in attendance, especially the many repeat customers, including several second generation buyers. We are already working hard to bring you our 60th set of Beefmaster bulls on October 2nd, 2021.

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Anderson Beefmasters Herd Reduction Sale Report

 

Salado, Texas

August 29, 2020

  • 23 Open Heifers    Gross= $119,750.00     Average= $5,206.52
  • 7 Bred Heifers        Gross= $39,500.00     Average= $5,642.86
  • 11 Bred Females     Gross= $45,000.00    Average= $4,090.91
  • 19 Pairs                    Gross= $111,500.00    Average= $5,868.42
  • 1 Bull                        Gross= $13,000.00     Average= $13,000.00
  • 1 Pick of Flush        Gross= $12,250.00      Average= $12,250.00
  • 1 Frozen Embryo   Gross= $6,875.00        Average= $6,875.00
  • 1 Semen                   Gross= $16,875.00      Average=  $16,875.00

64 Total Lots          Gross= $364,750.00    Average= $5,699.22

 

Pair

  • Lot 46 – WB 21/4 – Fusion x Logan’s Bengal Baby with Heifer Calf at side by EMS Fire & Smoke – $18,000 – Purchased by: Travis Graybeal, KS.
  • Lot 49 – EMS Amazing Pearl – Cavalier x EMS Amazing Ace with Heifer calf by CF Trifecta – $14,500 – Purchased by: Emmons Ranch, TX
  • Lot 43 – WB 64/6 – Cf Adrenaline x Logan’s Bengal Baby with Heifer calf by EMS Fire & Smoke – $13,000 – Purchased by: Scott Rice, TX.

Open Heifer

  • Lot 11 – ANS Panhandle Daisey – Panhandle Dream x EMS Sugar’s Tiger – $17,000 – Purchased by: Kalli Ellis, TX.
  • Lot 18 – ANS Panhandle Vogue – Panhandle Dream x Lyssy’s Vogue – $9,500 – Purchased by: Swinging B Ranch, TX.
  • Lot 30 – ANS Golden Eagle – Bf Goldstrike x Bf 1650 – $9,500 – Purchased by: Vicente Garza, TX.

Bred Heifer

  • Lot 26 – ANS Cierra – Cf Masterpiece x Cf 394 Bred to ANS Bull – $14,000 – Purchased by: Clay Floyd, Jeff Graham, GA.
  • Lot 29 – ANS Dream Diamond – Panhandle Dream x 4C 937-2 Bred to Bf Goldstrike  – $8,000 – Purchased by: G5 Ebony, TX.

Bull

  • Lot 63 – EMS Fire & Smoke – Bonfire x EMS Sugarbelle – $13,000 – Purchased by: San Gabriel Beefmaster, TX

Bred Female

  • Lot 38 – T5 Farrah’s Ace – Ace in the Hole x Infinite Proof bred to CF Trifecta – $9,000 – Purchased by: Matt Cowan, TX
  • Lot 39 – EMS Sugar’s Tiger – Painted Tiger x EMS Miss Sugarbelle bred to CF Trifecta – $6,750 – Purchased by: Marcelo Gonzalez, MX

Frozen Embryo

  • Lot 65b – Cf Sugar Britches x Cf 622/5 – $350 each – Purchased by: Lee Compton

Semen

  • Lot 66a – Panhandle Dream – $7,900
  • Lot 66b – Mr CJ1807 Gunslinger – 50 units

 

Volume Buyers: Matt Cowan, TX.; Kalli Ellis.; Travis Graybeal, KS.; Wade Ritter, TX.; Emmons Ranch, TX.; Clay Floyd /Jeff Graham, GA.; Scott Rice, TX.; San Gabriel Beefmasters, TX.; Gerald Galbraith, TX.; Bill Wilson, TX.

 

Auctioneer – Anthony Mihalski – Sale Consultant – 3G Sales & Service

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

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Emmons Ranch Production Sale Report

 

Bryan, TX – August, 15, 2020

 

Lots Type Gross  Average
1 Bull $18,500.00 $18,500.00
10 Pair $99,000.00 $9,900.00
22 Bred $179,000.00 $8,136.36
6 Open Heifers $68,000.00 $11,333.33
1 Semen $23,700.00 $23,700.00
40 Total Lots $388,200.00 $9,705.00

 

Category Description Price Consignor Purchased by
Bull Lot 1 – EMS Bubba Tough – EMS Bet on Bubba x EMS Bonfire’s Barbie $18,500 Emmons Ranch Kenneth Walther, TX
Open Heifers Lot 21 – EMS Time to Shine –  CF Sugar Britches x EMS Stylish Jezzy $20,000 Emmons Ranch Sittipong Kritchpakorn, Thailand
Lot 2a – EMS Heart Throb –  EMS Headliner x EMS Bet on Buff $12,000 Emmons Ranch Randy Mason, IL
Lot 4 – EMS Bubba’s Abigail – EMS Bet on Bubba x EMS Buff’s Sugar Pie 923 $11,000 Emmons Ranch Parkphum Mungngarm, Thailand
Bred Heifers Lot 25 – EMS Fancy Georgie – EMS King George x EMS Reba Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $13,000 Emmons Ranch Bailey Farms, TN
Lot 26b – EMS Bet on Lola – EMS Bet on Bubba x R4R’s 002/2 Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $10,500 Emmons Ranch Bar M Land & Cattle, TX
Lot 10 – EMS Eye Opener – EMS Captain Britches x EMS Buff’s Jade Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $10,000 Emmons Ranch Bailey Farms, TN
Pair Lot 15 – SM 6108 – Rock Star x CCC 137Z with Heifer calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $19,000 Emmons Ranch John Hubbard, TX
Lot 20 – EMS Cactus Rose – EMS Colonel Sugar x 881 with Heifer calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $14,000 Emmons Ranch Pinyo Suwannatee, Thailand
Lot 34 – EMS 6021- EMS Headliner x SWB Classy with Heifer calf by  EMS King George and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $11,000 Emmons Ranch Arrowhead Ranch, TX
Lot 14 – EMS Lady Britches – EMS Smooth Cavalier x EMS Buff’s Sugar Pie with Bull Calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $10,000 Emmons Ranch Brayton Robinson, TX
Semen Lot 40a – EMS Bet on Bubba –  Heifer Semen  – EMS Headliner x EMS Bet on Buff 8062 $350 per unit Emmons Ranch 4M Beefmasters, TX
Lot 40b – EMS Johnny Cash 632 – Ace In The Hole x EMS Miss Buff 86-6 $175 per unit Emmons Ranch / Larry Ellis Lorena Flores, TX
Lot 40d – EMS Bet on Bubba – $55 per unit $8,525 Emmons Ranch

 

Volume Buyers – Sittipong Kritchpakorn, Thailand; Bar M Land & Cattle, TX.; Bailey Farms, TN.; Whiskey Creek, TX.; Pinyo Suwannatee, Thailand.; Jaime Clemmons, FL.; John Hubbard, TX.; Kenneth Walther, TX.; Randy Mason, IL.; Arrowhead Ranch, TX.; Parkphum Mungngarm, Thailand; Santa Ana Ranch, TX.

 

Auctioneer – Anthony Mihalski

Sale Consultant – 3 G Sales & Service

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

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60th Beefmaster Convention Postponed

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Due to the elevated concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Beefmaster Breeders United Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the 60th BBU Convention until October 2021.

“Our members’ health and safety is our top priority,” said Executive Vice President Collin Osbourn. “We are disappointed to not host our convention this year, but we know it’s the right decision during this pandemic.”

More details regarding officer and director elections via member proxy, will be released within the next two weeks as they become available.

For more information please contact the office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org.

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Beefmaster Breeders United (www.beefmasters.org), located in Boerne, Texas, is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

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Clark Jones & Cottage Farm Southern Tradition XX Beefmaster Production Sale Report

 

Savannah, Tenn. – August 1, 2020

Lots Type Gross  Average
11 Bred Heifer $173,500.00 $15,772.73
6 Pair $75,500.00 $12,583.33
4 Donor Package $46,700.00 $11,675.00
21 Open Heifer $160,500.00 $7,642.86
5 Bull $71,000.00 $14,200.00
3 Bred Female $19,500.00 $6,500.00
1 Semen $41,275.00 $41,275.00
1 Frozen Embryo $16,500.00 $16,500.00
0 $0.00 #DIV/0!
52 Total Lots $604,475.00 $11,624.52

 

Category Description Price Consignor Purchased by
Bred Heifer Lot 1A – Miss CJ 5/18 – CJ’s Game Changer x CJ’s Cutting Edge Bred to CJ’s Game Day $25,000 Clark Jones Bailey Farms, TN
Lot 1B – Miss CJ 6/18 – CJ’s Game Changer x CJ’s Cutting Edge Bred to CJ’s Game Day $25,000 Clark Jones Bailey Farms, TN
Lot 8 – Miss CJ 1861 – CJ’s Diamond Rolex x Miss CJ 1531 Bred to CJ’s Game Day $20,000 Clark Jones John Rediger, TX
Lot 6 – Miss CJ 3/18 – Cf Dr. Love x CHRK Milky Way Bred to CJ’s Game Changer $19,000 Clark Jones Roadhouse Ranch, TX
Lot 10 – Miss CJ 14/18 – Cf Masterpiece x CJ’s Diamond of Soul Bred to CJ’s Game Changer $17,000 Clark Jones Justin Ryals, OK
Lot 3 – Miss CJ 1837 – ECJ’s Love Maker x 101/1 Bred to CJ’s Game Day $16,000 Clark Jones C & M Beefmaster, SC
Open Heifers Lot 49 – Cf 022 – CF Prime 8 x Oasis $24,000 Cottage Farm Everardo Canales, MX
Lot 39 – Cf 969 – CF Prime 8 x Cf DeJaVu $20,000 Cottage Farm Brody Mason, IL
Lot 51 – Cf 020 – Cf Sugar Britches x Miss CJ 3/13 $12,000 Cottage Farm Everardo Canales, MX
Lot 48 – Cf 953 – Cf Masterpiece x Miss CJ 1602 $11,000 Cottage Farm Roadhouse Ranch, TX
Pair Lot 36 – TR Eternal Oasis – Infinity x CF Visual Oasis with Heifer calf by Cf Brass Monkey exposed to Ruger Red Label $22,000 Cottage Farm Jose Gonzales, AR.
Lot 12 – EMS Made Right – EMS Captain Britches x EMS Buff Built with Heifer calf by CJ’s Game on Bred to CJ’s Surefire $18,000 Clark Jones Travis Graybeal, KS.
Lot 13 – WH Miss Sugar – The Captain x Soul Baby with Heifer by CJ’s Love Maker Bred to CJ’s Surefire $14,000 Clark Jones Bob & Bonnie Siddons, TX.
Lot 11 – CJ 4/15 – Vision x CJ’s Diamond of Soul with Heifer by CJ’s Game On Bred to CJ’s Game Changer $10,000 Clark Jones Next Gen, KS.
Lot 29 – L2 Fairy Tale – L2 Captain Jack x L2 Knockout Sugar with Bull by Cf 896 Exposed to Ruger Red Label $10,000 Cottage Farm Matt Mize, AL.                     Doyle Barnes, AL.
Bull Lot 25 – Cf 966 – CF Prime 8 x Cf DeJaVu $21,000 Cottage Farm Ed Faye, KY.
Lot 24 – Cf 964 – L2 Captain Jack x Oasis $20,000 Cottage Farm Sombrillo Beefmasters, TX.
Lot 21 – Mr. CJ 10/18 – Cf Dr. Love x CHRK Milky Way $10,000 Clark Jones Zipperer, FL.
Semen Lot 28a – CF Prime 8 – Logan x Miss Superior 8 $29,400 Cottage Farm/   Clark Jones TX.,MX.,KS.,OK.,    TN.,AL.,KY.,LA
Frozen Embryo Lot 22a- Infinity x Oasis Clone $600 each Clark Jones Tyler Gwosdz, TX
Lot 22c – Infinity x Sex Life Clone $500 each Clark Jones Sierra’s Love, AL.
Lot 22d – CJ’s Love Maker x Sex Life Clone $500 each Clark Jones C & M Ranch, SC

 

Volume Buyers: Bailey Farms, TN.; Everardo Canales, MX.; Travis Graybeal, KS.; Roadhouse Ranch, TX.; Jose Gonzales, AR.; Nextgen Cattle Co., KS.; Ed Faye, KY.; Basillio Mercado, AK.; Justin Ryals, OK.; John Rediger, TX.; Randy Mason, IL.

 

Auctioneer – Gerald Bowie

 

Sale Consultants – 3G Sales & Service, Anthony Mihalski

 

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

 

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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Compete – 2020 National Show and Convention

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Approximately 215 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and approximately 450 head of cattle from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi gathered the week of July 19-25, 2020 at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas for a fun-filled week at the 2020 JBBA National Show and Convention.

In addition to the cattle shows, the event also included contests and competitions, a leadership conference, silent and live auctions, a meet and greet social and awards banquet were part of this annual event.

“The 36th Annual JBBA National Show and Convention would not have been possible without all of our sponsors, JBBA directors, BBU Staff, JBBA Adult committee and other volunteers. In this crazy time we are living in it was wonderful to have a week of “normal” with our Beefmaster family, and I cannot thank everyone involved enough for helping us pull it off,” said Youth Programs and Membership Coordinator Rylee Barber.

During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2020-2021 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.

  • President: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas
  • President Elect: Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Secretary: April Solis of Mission, Texas
  • Treasurer: Bennett Janssen of Victoria, Texas
  • Reporter: Bryanna Hardin of Sweeny, Texas
  • District 1 Directors: Hudson Ham of Bellville, Texas and Breyana Robinson of Garland, Texas
  • District 2 Directors:  Lukas Mazac of Columbus, Texas and Colby Mullins of New Baden, Texas
  • District 3 Directors: Caeden Scherer of Brenham, Texas and Gracey Leopold of West Columbia, Texas
  • District 4 Directors: Kolton Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas and Garrett Melnar of Bellville, Texas
  • District 5 Directors: Travis Glaser of Rogers, Texas and Braylee Cowan of Dodd City, Texas
  • At-Large Directors: Jacob Kolwes of Bellville, Texas and Mackenzie Lee of Sealy, Texas

The annual event consisted of several competitions including public speaking, photography, video, livestock judging and Beef Skillathon.

The winners of the public speaking contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Noah Mullins of New Baden, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

The winners of the photography contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Adley McCuistion of Sanger, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Parker Schwarz of La Cygne, Kansas
  • Senior 1st place: Mackenzie Lee of Sealy, Texas

The winners of the video contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Bridger Ethridge of Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Caeden Scherer of Brenham, Texas

The winners of the livestock judging contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Parker Schwarz of Lacygne, Kansas
  • Senior 1st place: Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas

The winners of the Beef Skillathon contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Garrett Melnar of Bellville, Texas

JBBA members exhibited their cattle in six different shows over the week, including; an ultrasound carcass contest, showmanship competition, a bred and owned heifer show, a bred and owned bull show, a Beefmaster E6/Advancer heifer show and the JBBA National Heifer Show.

The winners of the ultrasound carcass contest are as follows:

  • Class 1 Heifers: Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas
  • Class 2 Heifers: Kace Bronikowsky of Sweeny, Texas
  • Class 3 Heifers: Makatlyn Burton of Stilwell, Oklahoma
  • Class 4 Heifers: Wyatt Morrison of Brenham, Texas
  • Class 1 Bulls: Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana

The winners of the showmanship competition are as follows:

  • Junior Champion Showman: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Junior Reserve Champion Showman: Elliott Dore of Crowley, Louisiana
  • Intermediate Champion Showman: Kayl Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Intermediate Reserve Champion Showman: Vance Aaron of Gladewater, Texas
  • Senior and Pevine Hicks Memorial Champion Showman: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
  • Senior Reserve Champion Showman: Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Heifer Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: WR Foxie’s Felicity owned by Shawn Skaggs of De Leon, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: WR Madonna owned by Shawn Skaggs of De Leon, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Bull Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: TCC Playing With Fire owned by Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: JTR Downtown 822F owned by Jack Redden of Midway, Texas

The winners of the Beefmaster E6/Advancer heifer show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: L156 owned by Lane Hendricks of Flynn, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: L157 owned by Lex Hendricks of Flynn, Texas

The winners of the JBBA National Heifer Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Heifer: Emmons Zoe’s Secret owned by Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: 4M Onyx owned by Faith Martin of New Ulm, Texas

To wrap up the event, JBBA members and their families attended the annual awards banquet. Contest and event winners from throughout the week were announced and received awards. All-Around Champions were awarded in each age division, determined from points earned throughout the week. The All-Around Champions are awarded based on accumulated points in the National Junior Heifer Show, Bred and Owned Show, Judging Contest, Public Speaking Contest, Beef Skillathon, Photography Contest, Video Contest, Leadership Conference and Showmanship Contest. The top ten in each age division were recognized.

The All-Around Champion Awards were presented to the following JBBA members:

  • All-Around Junior: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • All-Around Intermediate: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • All-Around Senior: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

In addition to contest awards, several scholarships were awarded to the following senior JBBA members:

  • Brian L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Foster Hall of Alto, Texas
  • JBBA Scholarships: Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas, Bryanna Hardin of Sweeny, Texas and Preston Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas
  • Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Scholarship: Reid Lovorn of Como, Texas, Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas and Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas.
  • Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewoman Scholarship: Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Kirstin Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas, Kirby Russell of Bridgeport, Texas, Graicie Bouchard of Azle, Texas, Preston Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas, Rylee Howton of Three Rivers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas and Luke Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas.
  • Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial JBBA Scholarship: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas, Foster Hall of Alto, Texas and Kirstin Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
  • East Texas/Louisiana Marketing Group Scholarship: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas and Foster Hall of Alto, Texas.

This year the WorkHorse Award was presented to Bennett Janssen of Victoria, Texas. The WorkHorse Award honors an individual that demonstrates a great work ethic, who willingly goes above and beyond what their responsibilities call for during the JBBA National Show and Convention.

In recognition of outstanding JBBA volunteers’ service, dedication, time, and support to the JBBA program, the JBBA Helping Hand Award were presented to Dawn and Lee Compton.

The BBU Staff and JBBA Board of Directors would like to thank all those that made this year’s event possible and congratulate all the participants. They look forward to next year’s 37th Annual JBBA National Convention and Show to be held in same location in Belton, Texas.

For more information about BBU and JBBA please contact the office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org.

 

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Beefmaster Breeders United (www.beefmasters.org), located in Boerne, Texas, is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

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