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New Beefmaster Commercial Tool: Igenity Beefmaster

 

By Lance Bauer, Beefmaster Breeders United Director of Breed Improvement

A seedstock producer’s main goal is to produce animals that will help the commercial cattleman increase his profits and continually improve his cattle. Seedstock producers should be making choices to improve their cattle, so that the commercial cowman can use those cattle to improve his herd. Seedstock producers regularly select cattle for performance and they use EPDs to help improve in areas that their herd is lacking. Commercial cattlemen can use EPDs to select bulls with the performance they need to work on their cow base. With Beefmaster bulls many of these cattlemen are retaining the heifers and using them as replacements. What if there was a way to offer the commercial cattle producer another selection tool for these replacement females?

There is now a way! Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is releasing a commercial female chip that will be a tool for selecting commercial females, that are at least 50% Beefmaster.

This new way is called Igenity Beefmaster and it is a product that will be offered by BBU as another selection tool for commercial producers. This product will calculate molecular breeding values (MBVs) on heifers that are at least 50% Beefmaster, for the traits that have EPDs. These MBVs will be in a format of a score from 1-10. There will also be a Maternal Advantage Index and Terminal Advantage Index. The Maternal Advantage will be based on $M and the Terminal Advantage based on $T. The Maternal and Terminal Advantage indexes will be on a dollar basis. These are added selection tools that can be used to help determine which heifers to keep back for replacements. It is also information that can be used to help sell commercial females, if they have the chip run on them. The MBVs are derived from the BBU genomic evaluation, that is run twice a year, and they provide another tool for selecting heifers that perform well, thus making the best replacements. Igenity Beefmaster can also be used as a tool when marketing commercial heifers. Producers can run the Igenity Beefmaster chip on their heifers and use the results to help add value to replacement females that are being marketed.

Beefmaster breeders will be promoting this test to their commercial bull customers so that they can utilize this tool. Commercial producers should add this tool to their toolbox and use it in selection decisions. Animals with scores higher than five are better for the trait that is being evaluated. The Maternal and Terminal Advantages are in dollars, so the higher the dollar value the more valuable the heifer is for breeding. This tool can also be used to identify the sire of commercial females, which is great for the commercial cattleman. For example, if a cowman has five bulls with a group of cows and one of those bulls doesn’t sire any calves, he knows that he has an issue. He can also identify which of the bulls produces the most replacement heifers and continue to use that bull to build a cow base. The commercial cattleman will also have an idea of where his cows stand and what traits to select for in a bull to compliment his cows.

The Igenity Beefmaster Commercial Heifer chip is a great new tool for the commercial producer and is also valuable in marketing commercial females that are at least one half Beefmaster. This product gives the producer a set of MBVs on a 1-10 scale that can be added to the toolbox as an addition selection tool. When the bulls being used have DNA on them the producer can also identify those higher performing bulls, as well as bulls that do not breed as many cows. This is a great product for all commercial bull customers to use and add more data to their cow herd. Igenity Beefmaster will be available to order from Beefmaster Breeders United for $25 per chip, for more information contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or contact directly Lance Bauer at lbauer@beefmasters.org or Dusty Pendergrass at dpendergrass@beefmasters.org.

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Texas A&M Requesting Nomination of Beefmaster Genetics

 

Dear Beefmaster Breeder,

We need your help! Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is making a change in direction for their beef cattle herd. They have made the decision to upgrade with two new breeds, Beefmaster and Red Angus. We have been planning since the end of 2018 with TAMU leadership on the parameters and timelines for nominating Beefmaster embryos. This is very exciting news for the Beefmaster association. Beefmaster cattle are being recognized for outstanding maternal traits, growth, efficiency and adaptability. We are proud that Texas A&M has decided to build a Beefmaster herd!

Texas A&M is seeking embryos to be placed in University-owned recipient females during the spring of 2020 (so time is of the essence)! Their goal is to source at least 120 embryos of high genetic merit, based on the included EPD parameters, to build an early spring calving herd. Their second new breed (Red Angus) was initiated last fall and has been set up as a fall calving herd. In wanting to expedite the process, they would like to have Beefmaster embryos delivered to the TAMU Beef Center no later than January 15, 2020. Donations of the embryos will be tax deductible through the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.).

TAMU Animal Science Department Head Dr. Cliff Lamb, is determined to make the Texas A&M Beef Center a highlight for the department. Dr. Lamb and his team would like to create the best possible cow herd for teaching, research and demonstrations, as well as be a place for visitors and international guests. This is a tremendous opportunity to become a part of a leading agricultural university’s quest to build a premier Beefmaster herd. Member-nominated embryos offered for donation should contain breed-leading genetics, with a balance of traits, while being focused on maternal abilities. Embryo selections from the pool of nominated genetics will be made by TAMU personnel.

The embryo nomination period is August 15, 2019 through September 30, 2019. Screening will take place by October 15, 2019, with delivery of the embryos no later than January 15, 2020. If you have questions or are interested in nominating embryos, please contact BBU Director of Breed Improvement Lance Bauer or me. We are excited for the opportunity to team up with Texas A&M and build an excellent herd of Beefmasters that will showcase our great breed!

Sincerely,

Collin Osbourn

Executive Vice President

Beefmaster Breeders United

For more information on nominating Beefmaster embryos, complete the enclosed nomination form or contact Collin Osbourn at cosbourn@beefmasters.org.

Embryo Nomination Form

EPD Parameters

Program Overview

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Texas A&M University and Beefmaster Breed Join Forces

 

BOERNE, Texas – Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is making a change in direction for their beef cattle herd. They have made the decision to upgrade with two new breeds, Beefmaster and Red Angus. Beefmaster Breeders United has been working with TAMU leadership since the fall of 2018 on this project. This partnership demonstrates that Beefmaster cattle are being recognized for outstanding maternal traits, growth, efficiency and adaptability not just in Texas, but globally.

“There are multiple reasons why we decided to initiate a herd with Beefmasters,” said TAMU Animal Science Department Head Dr. Cliff Lamb. “Globally, about 70% of the world’s beef cattle are in tropical or sub-tropical regions. It is certainly a reason to have a breed that is associated with the ability to adapt to those climates.”

Dr. Lamb is determined to make the Texas A&M Beef Center a highlight for the Animal Science Department. Lamb and his team would like to create the best possible cow herd for teaching, research and demonstrations, as well as be a place for visitors and international guests.

“We made a decision early on that we were going to establish a reputable Beefmaster herd, along with a Bos taurus based breed, so we could use this as front door to our department,” Dr. Lamb stated.

This is a tremendous opportunity for the Beefmaster breed to become a part of a leading agricultural university’s quest to build a premier Beefmaster herd. Beefmaster breeders are currently in the process of nominating their embryo donations. Embryo selections from the pool of nominated genetics will be made by TAMU personnel. Their goal is to source at least 120 embryos of high genetic merit, based on the approved EPD parameters, to build an early spring calving Beefmaster herd. Their second new herd of Red Angus cattle was initiated last fall and has been set up as a fall calving herd.

“The Beefmaster cattle are going to be at our Beef Center and we are going to utilize those Beefmasters to not only teach classes and educate producers, but we are also going to utilize that herd to do some cutting edge research that will have a positive impact on not only livestock producers in Texas, but around the world,” stated Lamb.

According to Lamb, the Beefmaster females in their herd will be of high-genetic merit and with these animals they will investigate some fundamental research associated with reproduction, genetics and carcass-based traits. The department’s goal is to be able to identify things that they can take into their other larger cattle herds that belong to the department and utilize those ideas they developed, then further expand those technologies on a larger scale somewhere else. Ultimately, distributing that information out to livestock producers.

“We certainly are excited about this and we certainly value what the Beefmaster breed is doing in terms of helping us get this herd established,” said Lamb.

For more information about BBU 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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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Compete at “Beef in the Heart of Texas”

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Approximately 215 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and approximately 460 head of cattle from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi gathered the week of July 21-26, 2019 at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas for a fun-filled week at the 2019 “Beef in the Heart of Texas” JBBA National Show and Convention.

In addition to the cattle shows, the event also included contests and new competitions; Beef Skillathon and “Tell Your Beefmaster Story” video contest. The inaugural year of the video contest had an impressive 41 entries. A leadership conference, silent and live auctions, family fun night, awards banquet, and dance were also part of this annual event.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to all sponsors, junior leaders, BBU staff, JBBA Adult committee, BBU members and other volunteers for all of their support and contributions,” said JBBA Director of Youth Programs Bonnie Ramirez. “It takes a village to make a high caliber event of this magnitude happen and because of the like-minded team we have, that believe in our youth program, it was a great event.”

During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2019-2020 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.
• President: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
• President Elect: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas
• Secretary: Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas
• Treasurer: Faith Martin of New Ulm, Texas
• Reporter: Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas
• District 1 Directors: Bryanna Hardin of Sweeny, Texas, and Hudson Ham of Bellville, Texas
• District 2 Directors: April Solis of Mission, Texas and Lukas Mazac of Columbus, Texas
• District 3 Directors: Isaiah Madison of New Ulm, Texas and Caeden Scherer of Brenham, Texas
• District 4 Directors: Victoria Vera of Edinburg, Texas, and Bennett Janssen of Victoria, Texas
• District 5 Directors: Travis Glaser of Rogers, Texas and Braylee Cowan of Dodd City, 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: Lane Hendricks of Flynn, Texas
• Intermediate 1st place: Kayl Tassin of Bush, La.
• Senior 1st place: Abi Hooper of Joaquin, Texas

The winners of the photography contest are as follows:
• Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
• Intermediate 1st place: Sarah Wells of Grapevine, Texas
• Senior 1st place: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

The winners of the video contest are as follows:
Junior 1st place: Lane Hendricks of Flynn, Texas
Intermediate 1st place: Kolton Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas
Senior 1st place: Melvin (Raleigh) Scherer IV of Brenham, Texas

The winners of the livestock judging contest are as follows:
• Junior 1st place: Wylie Butler of Cameron, Texas
• Intermediate 1st place: Kennedy Hobbs of Thorndale, Texas
• Senior 1st place: Travis Glaser of Rogers, Texas

The winners of the Beef Skillathon contest are as follows:
• Junior 1st place: Haidan Lee of Azle, Texas
• Intermediate 1st place: Mackenzie M. Lee of Sealy, 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: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
• Class 2 Heifers: Mark Ovalle of Edinburg, Texas
• Class 3 Heifers: Rheagan Karisch of Ellinger, Texas
• Class 4 Heifers: Gracey Leopold of West Columbia, Texas
• Class 1 Bulls: Reese Tassin of Bush, La.

The winners of the showmanship competition are as follows:
• Junior Champion Showman: Eli Middleton of Alto, Texas
• Junior Reserve Champion Showman: Lane Hendricks of Flynn, Texas
• Intermediate Champion Showman: Raymie Emmons of Streetman, Texas
• Intermediate Reserve Champion Showman: Sarah Wells of Grapevine, Texas
• Senior and Pevine Hicks Memorial Champion Showman: Saige Tassin of Bush, La.
• Senior Reserve Champion Showman: Shawn Skaggs of DeLeon, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Heifer Show are as follows:
• Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: BR Selena owned by Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss.
• Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: J3 Gemma owned by Cade Judd of Gilmer, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Bull Show are as follows:
• Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: Jack owned by Caitlin Vargas of Edinburg, Texas
• Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: EMS Prince Harry owned by Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas

The winners of the Beefmaster E6/Advancer heifer show are as follows:
• Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: B Bar Honey owned by Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
• Reserve Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: BR Tigress owned by Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss.

The winners of the JBBA National Heifer Show are as follows:
• Grand Champion Heifer: Ellis’ Phyllis owned by Braylee Cowan of Dodd City, Texas
• Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: J3 Gemma owned by Cade Judd of Gilmer, Texas

To wrap up the event, JBBA members and their families attended the annual awards banquet and dance. 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 (Intermediate & Seniors only), 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: Ruby Redden of Midway, Texas
• All-Around Intermediate: Kolton Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas
• All-Around Senior: Melvin (Raleigh) Scherer IV of Brenham, Texas

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

• Brian L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
• JBBA Scholarships: Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss., Kodi Stapp of Shawnee, Okla., Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas and Caitlin Vargas of Edinburg, Texas
• Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Scholarship: Melvin (Raleigh) Scherer IV of Brenham, Texas, Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas, Saige Tassin of Bush, La., and Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss.
• Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewoman Scholarship: Cade Judd of Gilmer, Texas, Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas, Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas, Haley Guerrero of Fayetteville, Texas, Paige Zeringue of Saint Amant, La., Kallie Wallace of Leaksville, Miss., and Isaiah Madison of New Ulm, Texas.
• Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial JBBA Scholarship: Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas, Isaiah Madison of New Ulm, Texas, Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas and Kallie Wallace of Leaksville, Miss.
• East Texas/Louisiana Marketing Group Scholarship: Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas, Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss., Haley Guerrero of Fayetteville, Texas, Isaiah Madison of New Ulm, Texas and Kodi Stapp of Shawnee, Okla.

This year the WorkHorse Award was presented to Isaiah Madison of New Ulm, 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.

Finally, the JBBA Top Hand Award was presented to Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas. This award is like the BBU Breeder-of-the-Year Award, as it recognizes the JBBA member that participates in JBBA and BBU programs and is involved in building their herd and marketing their cattle.

In recognition of outstanding JBBA volunteers’ service, dedication, time, and support to the JBBA program, the JBBA Helping Hand Award were presented to Bob and Pam Welborn and family.

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 36th Annual JBBA National Convention and Show to be held in same location in Belton, Texas, but different dates of July 19-24, 2020.

Click here to download official results.

Click here to download winner photos.

Click here to view candid event photos.

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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2019 Clark Jones & Cottage Farms Southern Tradition XIX Beefmaster Production Sale Report

Clark Jones & Cottage Farms Southern Tradition XIX Beefmaster Production Sale Report

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2019 Swinging B Ranch and Friends Sale Report

Swinging B Ranch and Friends Sale

Tenroc Ranch, Salado, TX

May 18, 2019

  • 4 Bulls $13,150 avg $3,288.00
  • 7 Exposed $47,250.00 avg $6,750.00
  • 30  Opens $134,000.00 avg $4,467.00
  • 24 Bred $152,500.00 avg $6,355.00
  • 3 Pair $11,250.00 avg $3,750.00
  • 2 Picks $16,000.00 avg $8,000.00
  • 1 semen lot $18,720.00
  • 1 embryo lot $5,000.00
  • 72 lots $397,870.00 avg $5,526.00

Top lots

Lot 27- Exposed, sire SWB Earthrocker, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Mason Cattle Co., Brownstown, IL for $20,000.00

Lot 28- Exposed, sire, VFF Torq’d, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Everardo Canales, Mission, TX for $12,000.00

Lot 46- Bred to SWB Luckenbach, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Jim Colvin, Seguin, TX for $12,000.00

Lot 31- Bred to Mcalester, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Everardo Canales, Mission, TX for $10,500.00

Lot 76- Sire, Painted Tiger, consigned by Tony and Karen Psencik, San Antonio, TX:  Sold to Bill and Dusty Carr, laredo, TX for $10,000.00

Lot 30- Bred to Summit, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Next Gen Cattle Co. , Paxico, KS for  $9,500.00

Lot 58- Open, sire, Sugar Bullet, consigned by T5 Ranch, Bedias, TX:  Sold to Collier Farms, Brenham, TX for $9,000.00

Lot 34- Bred to Mcalester, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Eliud Rivera, jR., Edcouch, TX for $8,500.00

Lot 29- Bred to CJ’s Crossfire, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Barney and Margie Lowery, Sweeny, TX for $8,000.00

Lot 5- Open, sire, Adonis, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Collier Farms, Brenham, TX for $7,500.00

Lot 11- Open, sire, Bullet Proof, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Santa Anna Ranch, McAllen, TX for $7,500.

 

Volume Buyers

Bob and Bonnie Siddons, Lakeway, TX: Collier Farms, Brenham, TX; Jeff Garner, Blue Ridge, TX

 

Auctioneer and Sale consultant-  Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, TX

Sale Consultant- Bruce Robbins, San Antonio, TX

Sale Manager- 3G Sales and Service, Franklin, GA

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2019 Emmons Ranch Production Sale Report

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Purpose of an Index

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

In previous articles I have mentioned that the purpose of the seedstock industry is to continually advance and make animals that fit into the commercial industry and make them more profitable. I have also mentioned the tools that are available to producers to help them make informed breeding decisions that should lead to increased returns. A key component to informed decisions is that a producer should never select on just one criterion, in other words avoid single trait selection. When looking at Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) it can sometimes be difficult to avoid single trait selection because a producer may become too focused on one trait, such as birth weight. To help producers avoid this, many breeds including Beefmaster, have implemented one or more indices that weight EPDs appropriately for different production systems. The use of index selection has been around since the 1940s. In 1943 Hazel noted that using an index that was properly weighted was more efficient than single trait selection or culling based on several traits with an individual culling level for each trait. In summer 2016, BBU released two indices, $M and $T, to help producers select animals that fit their production systems. $M is the maternal index and should be used when females are being retained in the herd. $T is the terminal index for BBU and should be used in a terminal production system.

$M is the maternal index and it is designed to balance weaning weight with cow maintenance and fertility. The index includes the EPDs for birth weight (BW), weaning weight (WW), Milk, yearling weight (YW) and scrotal circumference (SC). It was developed for the profit per cow exposed, due to the weaning weight of her calf and accounting for cow maintenance. $M is helpful in evaluating how a bull’s daughters will contribute to the advancement of a herd. When looking at Beefmaster cattle $M seems like a smaller number than $T, however the effects of $M are cumulative because of retaining females in the herd. A bull that consistently produces high quality females that are kept in the herd is continually increasing in value to the producer in terms of $M.

For example, if a producer is looking to use a bull that will produce quality females that will wean a good calf every year and they are choosing between two bulls, then $M is a good tool. If Bull A has a $M of 24.50 and Bull B has a $M of 14.50, then it would be expected that Bull A’s daughters would return approximately $10 more per head per year. This may seem to be a small amount, but if we assume that both bulls are bred to 20 cows and 10 heifers are retained each year, then after a year there is a $100 advantage for Bull A. If both bulls are used for four years with the same results on keeping heifers, then there is a $400 advantage to Bull A. Now assume that each of the heifers that is kept stays in the herd for 10 calves, now there is a $4,000 advantage to Bull A. This is a value that could be increased by using reproductive techniques, such as artificial insemination or embryo transfer, to produce even more females from a valuable bull.

$T is the terminal index and is designed to be used when bulls are mated to cows in a strictly terminal system, in other words all offspring will be harvested. The EPDs that are used in the calculation of $T are YW, rib-eye area (REA), intramuscular fat (IMF) and Fat. The goal of this index is to help the producer select and use bulls that will produce high quality carcasses that also yield well and will help make the operation more profitable. By comparing $T of different bulls a producer can estimate how much more a bull could potentially be worth in a terminal system.

For example, if a producer is selecting a bull to produce calves that will do well in a feedyard and they are choosing between two bulls, then $T would be an informative tool to use. If Bull X has a $T of 100 and Bull Y has a $T of 60, it would be expected that Bull X’s calves would be $40 more valuable per head on average. In this situation if both bulls are used on 20 cows and you produce 20 calves, then after one-year Bull X is worth $800 more than Bull Y. If both bulls are used for four years in the herd with the same results, then Bull X becomes worth $3,200 more than Bull Y. This value could be even more if artificial insemination was used and more steer calves from Bull X were produced each year.

An index is another tool that producers can use to make informed breeding decisions that will help return the most profit to the operation. It is important to remember when using an index that a producer should have a production system in mind and then choose the appropriate index. Selection on an index is more efficient than single trait selection or setting culling levels for multiple traits because it is economically weighted for that production system. $M is the Beefmaster maternal index that is designed for a maternal system where replacement females will be kept and used in production. $T is designed as a terminal index to be used when all calves will be sold for harvest. There has been a great amount of research put into both indices and the economic values assigned to each trait. They are a great tool that can and should be used to help eliminate single trait selection. Remember to use each index for its intended purpose.

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2019 Springtime in Texas Beefmaster Sale Report

 

Brenham, Texas –  April 27, 2019

  • 5 Bulls $20,700 avg $4,140.00
  • 1 3n1 $2,200.00
  • 13 Pairs $30,300 avg $2,331.00
  • 19 Bred $36,850.00 avg $1,940.00
  • 32 Opens $68,600.00 avg $2,144.00
  • 2 Picks $18,250.00 avg $9,125.00
  • 1 Semen $1,900.00
  • 1 Embryo Lot $3,600.00
  • 74 Total Lots $182,400.00 avg $2,465.00

Top Bulls

  • Lot 53- sire, Tiger Britches, consigned by Carl and Fran Ditta, Cleveland, Tx:  Sold to Jeff Davis, Burton, TX for $6,250.00.
  • Lot 69- sire, Cain 15Z, consigned by Karisch Cattle Co., LaGrange, TX:  Sold to Steve McFaull, Cameron, TX for $5,000.00.
  • Lot 14- sire, Red Bayou, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX;  Sold to Jim Candler, Iola, TX for $3,750.00.
  • Lot 13- sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX;  Sold to Jim Candler, Iola, TX for $3,750.00.

Top Females

  • Lot 2a- open, sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX; Sold to Jon and Michelle Colburn, College Station, TX for $5,500.00.
  • Lot 3- open, sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX; Sold to Hiatt Diamond H, Mt. Ulla, NC for $4,750.00.
  • Lot 52- bred to EMS Headliner, consigned by Bradley Cattle Services, Groesbeck, TX:  Sold to Clay Mills, Mt. Airy, NC for $4,600.00.
  • Lot 2b- open, sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX;  Sold to Clay Mills, Mt. Airy, NC for $4,500.00.
  • Lot 51a- sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Bradley Cattle Services, Groesbeck, TX:  Sold to Ryan and Pam Walker, Big Spring, TX for $4,250.00.

Volume Buyers-  Jim Candler, Iola, TX;  Jeff Davis, Burton, TX:  Clay Mills, Mt. Airy, NC:  Hiatt Diamond H, Mt. Ulla, NC;  Jim Darling, Houston, TX.

Auctioneer- Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, TX

Sale Manager- 3G Sales and Service, Franklin, GA

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2019 SEBBA Dixie National Sale Report

 

Tunica, MS March 30, 2019
6 Bulls $15,650 avg $2,608
4 Pair $8,200 avg $2,050
15 Bred $28,600 avg $1,907
23 Open $45,450 avg $1,976
6 Semen lots $38,165 avg $6,361
5 Embryo lots $44,550 avg $8,910

59 Lots $180,615

Average $3,062

Top Bulls: Lot 29- Sire, Black Bayou, consigned by Mason Cattle co., Brownstown, IL; Sold to Britt Parker, Montrose, GA for $5,000.
Lot 24- Sire, CHRK Generator, consigned by Channarock Farm and Hiatt Diamond H, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Ricky Cornelison, Iuka, MS for $3,600.
Lot 13- Sire,, Sugar Britches; consigned by South Oaks Beefmasters, Lexington, TN; Sold to Walt McKellar, Senatobia, MS for $2,750.

Top Females:
Lot 26- Open, sire, Cl’s Lovemaker, consigned by Clark Jones, Savannah, TN; Sold to Santa Anna Ranch, MCAllen. TX for $8,000.
Lot 51- Open, sire, Ace of Spades, consigned by T5 Ranch, Bedias, TX; Sold to Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX for $3,750.
Lot 27- Bred to Cl’s Sure Fire, consigned by Clark Jones; Savannah, TN; Sold to Hurla Farms, Paxico, KS for $3,500

Other Lots
Lot 42- Sugar Britches Semen; 120 units sold for $28,125

Volume Buyers: Victor Jiminez, Mexico; Clark Jones, Savannah, TN; Jason Hearn, Henderson, TN

Auctioneer- Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, TX
Sale Consultant- Bruce Robbins, San Antonio, TX
Sale Manager- 3G Sales and Service, Franklin; GA

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