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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Excel at Annual Live Oak Bull Sale

 

Boerne, TexasBeefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is comprised of satellite organizations and marketing groups that host Beefmaster cattle sales throughout the year, among many other events. One of the satellites, the Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association (LOBBA), held their premier annual bull sale on Saturday, Jan., 6 at the Live Oak County Fairgrounds in Three Rivers, Texas. This sale is the longest running sale in the Southwest, offering high quality Beefmaster bulls to commercial and purebred cattlemen and women. This year 104 lots were offered, which included Beefmaster bulls from Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana. Several international buyers were present and purchased quality Beefmaster bulls. The Live Oak Bull Sale grossed $587,050 and the average was $5,645 per head. The two high selling bulls sold for $30,000 each.

All bulls were graded on phenotypic make-up by a select panel of graders. Prize money was awarded to the top ten grading bulls. Placing in the top 25 were two active Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members. JBBA secretary Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas sold the 5th place bull which sold for $30,000. JBBA member Cayden Carpenter of Tecumseh, Okla., also had a top placing bull. His bull placed 22nd and sold for $4,500. Emily’s two-year-old bull, ENM Future Info 1115 was one of the two high selling bulls at this year’s LOBBA sale.

“JBBA offers young people the opportunity to improve the Beefmaster breed,” said JBBA adult volunteers Casey Ballard and Darrell Glaser. “Through technological advances like AI, embryo transfer and carcass ultrasound, their cattle are quickly improving. Young breeders recognize the direction the breed is headed and they are leading the way.”

JBBA was founded in 1984 and is one of the fastest growing junior beef breed associations in the country. There are approximately 700 active JBBA members. JBBA members gain valuable knowledge about every phase of the cattle business and become better prepared to contribute to the beef cattle industry and agribusiness as adults through their involvement in the program.

For more information on the JBBA program contact Bonnie Ramirez at 210-464-4711 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, follow us on Instagram, view our videos on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter. Receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

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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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B.E.E.F. MAKING A YEAR-END IMPACT … LEAVING A LEGACY!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! There’s a lot going on right now and this is a busy time of the year, but B.E.E.F. , your breed’s education/research foundation, is doing some really great things to enhance the scientific validation and public information regarding the exceptional benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

Would you consider a tax-deductible year-end investment/donation to the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation’s campaign?

Would you consider increasing your initial 5-year pledge and move to a new higher giving recognition level?

Make a 2017 year-end gift/investment and join other breed leaders as “founding members” of the foundation’s endowment … or increase your current 5-year pledge to a higher level by contacting us:

Roger Fuller – Campaign Finance Director

1955 CR 106, Paige, TX  78659-4210

[P] 512-659-5428 * [F] 888-870-2404

rfuller2316@gmail.com

 

Gerald Galbraith – Campaign Special Gifts Coordinator

1802 Elmwood, Abilene, TX  79605

[P] 325-829-3883 * [F] 325-676-1808

gerald.galbraith@wfadvisors.com

 

Bob SiddonsNational Campaign Co-Chair

724 Vanguard, Lakeway, TX  78734

[P] 512-261-5327

rcsiddons@gmail.com

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Ramirez Joins Beefmaster Breeders United Staff

 

Boerne, Texas Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is proud to announce the hiring of Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez as the JBBA/International and Membership Coordinator. Her duties include managing the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) program, BBU memberships and the U. S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc., (USLGE) portion of the BBU international marketing program.

Ramirez grew up in the small south Texas town of Encino and now resides in the Sutherland Springs/Floresville, Texas area. She joins the BBU team after most recently working for the International Brangus Breeders Association. Ramirez received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, with an emphasis in animal science and a minor in communications, from Sam Houston State University. Prior to working for the Brangus association, she worked for the Producers CO-OP Association’s La Vernia Country Store in La Vernia, Texas and served as director of communications for the Texas Animal Health Commission. Her other work experience includes the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, D&D Farm and Ranch, Wilson County News, and Ultimate Genetics-Sire Services.

Ramirez is very involved in her local community and the agriculture industry. She is currently an active member of the San Antonio Ranch Rodeo Finals committee and she and her family produce the annual Forget Me Not Benefit Alzheimer’s Team Roping. She has judged multiple public speaking and skill contests at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, as well as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She was one of the original partners in the South Texas Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association. Ramirez serves as a freelance writer for The Ag Mag. Previously she also freelanced for the Texas High School Rodeo Association and Extreme Team News. Her professional accolades include Texas Farm Bureau “Excellence in Journalism” and outstanding volunteer of the year for the San Antonio Stock Show Ranch Rodeo Committee.

“Bonnie is passionate about agriculture and is a goal-oriented individual,” says BBU Chief Financial Officer Collin Osbourn. “Her knowledge and background in stock show management will be valuable to JBBA and she will bring great energy to the junior program. She will also serve as a great role model for our junior members and will be dedicated to our Beefmaster breeders in every capacity. We are excited to have Bonnie as part of the team.”

Ramirez can be contacted at (210) 732-3132 or by email at bramirez@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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Dusty Pendergrass, New Field Representative for Beefmaster Breeders United

 

Boerne, TexasBeefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is proud to announce that Dusty Pendergrass of Bryan, Texas, has joined the BBU staff as the Eastern Field Representative. Pendergrass will provide field assistance to Beefmaster breeders and commercial beef producers that are located east of Interstate-45 in Texas, as well as Oklahoma and all states to the east. Lance Bauer will continue to serve as the Western Field Representative/Commercial Marketing Director and will continue to cover all areas west of Interstate-45 in Texas and west of Oklahoma.

Dusty Pendergrass will provide ranch consultation services to members, as well as guidance through the Pro Services program. BBU members who utilize Pro Services will receive a ranch visit from a field representative twice a year for a one-on-one consultation and assistance with the most complicated aspect of the purebred industry: record keeping. Through Pro Services, Dusty Pendergrass will assist participating members in updating their herd inventory, registering calves and entering performance data. His responsibilities will also include promoting and supplying support for other BBU programs, while also encouraging breeder education and improving breeding plans.

Pendergrass grew up in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and a minor in agronomy. Pendergrass joins the BBU staff after most recently working for Irsik and Doll Feedyard in Garden City, Kan. Prior to supervising the feedyard department members at Irsik and Doll, he worked in the Texas A&M Animal Science Department where he administered animal health protocols in feedlot, stocker, and cow-calf research herds. His other work experience is comprised of working for Turner Crop Consulting in Hearne, Texas and managing sales at Outfront Cattle Services in College Station, Texas.

“Dusty will provide our association with a wealth of knowledge in the realm of cattle herd management and assisting our membership in Pro Services consultation,” said BBU Chief Financial Officer Collin Osbourn. “Dusty is part of an exceptional family and has the same strong work ethic as his father Bill Pendergrass, we are lucky to have him as part of the team.”

Dusty Pendergrass can be contacted at (210) 464-0923 or by email at dpendergrass@beefmasters.org.

For more information or to contact the BBU staff members call the office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, follow us on Instagram, view our videos on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter. Receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

 

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Beefmaster Breeders United 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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Stephen F. Austin Bull Development Program

 

Stephen F. Austin State University is preparing for its Bull Development Program set to begin January 2018. The program is designed to assist producers in selecting and managing bulls. It offers producers relief from providing additional facilities, labor, and feed to retain young bulls. The program is designed for bulls born January 1, 2017to May 31, 2017. Bulls entered into the program are fed through mid-October. At the end of the development program, bulls may be consigned to the Purple Premium Sale scheduled for November 2018. Producers are issued a bi-monthly report on the performance of each bull in the program with information including BW, ADG, and carcass ultrasound traits. The bulls are developed for 120 days on a grain-based diet and finished on forage with supplementation (depending on forage conditions). Information on the program can be downloaded here.

For more information contact Chris Koffskey or Dr. Erin Brown

(979)224-8178  or (936)468-6948

LEARN MORE >

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Have You Rolled Over Yet?

Here’s a great way for you to make a huge difference in the future of the Beefmaster breed through your foundation and be a significant recognized donor to the Foundation for the Future Endowment Campaign before the end of the year.

If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can transfer up to $100,000 directly to the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) for education and research in our breed from a traditional or Roth IRA without paying income tax on the withdrawal — and help meet your required minimum distribution … annually! In addition, you can deduct the entire amount from your annual gross income … a tremendous benefit to you and to your breed!

To discuss your IRA Charitable Rollover, simply notify your IRA Administrator or contact us at either:

Roger Fuller – Campaign Finance Director

1955 CR 106, Paige, TX  78659-4210

[P] 512-659-5428 * [F] 888-870-2404

rfuller2316@gmail.com

 

Gerald Galbraith – Campaign Special Gifts Coordinator

1802 Elmwood, Abilene, TX  79605

[P] 325-829-3883 * [F] 325-676-1808

gerald.galbraith@wfadvisors.com

 

Bob SiddonsNational Campaign Co-Chair

724 Vanguard, Lakeway, TX  78734

[P] 512-261-5327

rcsiddons@gmail.com

 

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B.E.E.F. is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. The purpose of this article is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

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2018 Convention Fundraiser

 

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and these signs would be a great gift for a good cause.

As many of you know the 2018 BBU convention will be in Franklin, Tenn., on October 25 – 27, 2018 and hosted by the Southeastern Beefmaster Breeders Association (SEBBA).

Part of having a successful convention is fundraising, so SEBBA will be selling these BEEFMASTER signs that are made of steel. One is the natural color that you can paint your favorite color. The others are red and turquoise. The cost is $500 each which includes shipping and the donation is tax deductible. SEBBA will mail you a receipt for your purchase.

To place your order or to ask questions please contact Amber Earl Leatherwood at 615-293-7491 or AmberE@williamson-tn.org.

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Attention Go International Team (GIT) Members

It’s time to reserve your ad space in the 2018 International Semen Directory. The semen directory is a publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving international cattlemen. This internationally driven directory will feature A.I. sires that have semen for sale and marketed specifically to foreign and international cattlemen. The directory was founded to assist the Beefmaster cattle industry with effective advertising to the international cattle market. The footnotes will be printed in English and Spanish. THIS ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITY IS EXCLUSIVE TO GIT MEMBERS.

Single copy distribution & digital distribution
Frequency: Once per year – Spring
Distribution: International Events and Trade Shows
Print Date: February 15th (January 15 Space Deadline)
Audience: Foreign/International Cattlemen
Format: Full-Color 5.5 X 8.5 Magazine
 

Full page (one bull per page): $500
Business Card: $125
Directory Listing: FREE for ALL GIT members
 

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Collier Farms Sale Report

 

Collier Farms Performance Beefmaster Bull Sale

Brenham, Texas – Washington County Fairgrounds

November 18, 2017

  • 103 top-quality Beefmaster bulls sold for an average of $9,274 each.
  • Bulls sold from $4,500 to $29,000 giving buyers at every level a shot at owning these premium genetics.
  • Of the bulls, 35 went to registered programs and 68 went to commercial operations.
  • 8 bulls sold from $20,000 to $29,000. 9 bulls sold from $15,000 to $20,000.
  • 5 bulls sold from $10,000 to $15,000. 39 bulls sold for $7,000 to $10,000. 41 bulls sold for $4,500 to $7,000.
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Record Your Mature Cow Weights

 

> Mature Cow Weight Spreadsheet <

We are currently asking members to record and submit their mature cow weights to BBU, in order to help in the formulation of a new EPD. Mature cow weights are tied to cow efficiency and will help us to prove that we are THE maternal breed. A mature cow weight can be tied into the $M index and make the maternal index an even better tool in the selection of replacement females.

These weights are simple to collect, as they will be collected when calves are weaned. When weaning calves, run the cows belonging to the weaned calves, across the scale and collect a weight and a Body Condition Score (BCS). Body condition scores are recorded on a 1-9 scale with 1 being emaciated and 9 being severely obese. You can refer to the diagram below for a visual representation of BCS.

The cow’s identification number and BBU breeding certificate number are needed, as well as the weight, BCS and the recorded date. Records that do not tie in with a weaning record will not be recorded. We ask that you record these data points on the spreadsheet linked here and return the completed spreadsheet to the BBU office via lbauer@beefmasters.org.

For more information contact Collin Osbourn or Lance Bauer at 210-732-3132.

> Mature Cow Weight Spreadsheet <

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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