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Beefmasters in Asia & Europe

 

By M. Doyle Sanders- BBU International Committee- Vice Chair Asia & Europe

In the September 2019 issue of The Beefmaster Cowman, BBU Staff Member Lance Bauer provided an update titled “Beefmasters Around the Globe” on his travels this year for Beefmasters in Colombia and South Africa, where our breed has been popular for some time. Our breed is also continuing to be strong in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of Central and South America.

New interests in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Vietnam have also justified private visits by BBU “Go International” breeders within the past couple of years; without United States Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE) support due to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) target country procedures. Since introduction to Thailand during 2010- 2012, they have imported live bulls and females with multiple large shipments of Beefmaster semen with visits being planned for Thai guests in Missouri by the end of 2019. In 2018, Missouri exported almost 100 head of Beefmasters to Thailand.

Beefmaster breeders are growing in number in Europe by U.S., exports of European Union (EU) qualified embryos since the breed was initially introduced in 2014-2015.  Beefmaster breeders are now active with embryos and live cattle being developed in Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and Austria. Strong interest for new breeders is now coming from Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and areas of North Africa as well.

The Beefmaster International Group (BIG) Rome 2019 Event is scheduled for September 26, 2019 at Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) with guests registered from most of these countries; in addition to the existing breeder countries. Dr. Robert S. Wells of Noble Foundation will discuss “Beefmaster Profitability Opportunities” at this gathering. Heterosis and feed efficiency is driving the focus for Beefmaster benefits in these countries.

The first European Beefmaster calf was born in 2016 in Italy at the DD-Italia Beefmaster Ranch near the Port of Rome. Angelina has grown and is now pregnant with an Embryo Transfer (ET) calf due this year. Her younger purebred brothers, sisters, and cousins are also working with crossbreeding programs along with imported EU qualified US semen and locally collected semen from the first EU bulls developed. The Northern Irish bulls have also matured and being used for collection and crossing with Angus and Hereford cattle. Projects are being planned for ET exports into Turkey and Russia in 2020.

Beefmasters are leading other American breeds in market development in these regions. Become a Go International Team member and sow seedstock worldwide.

Angelina, first born Beefmaster in Europe has developed from a cutie to a fine “Bella Donna” beauty.  

 

 

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Q&A with Brian Fieser, Beef Field Nutritionist

 

Brian G. Fieser, Ph.D., Animal Nutrition – ADM Nutrition – Archer Daniels Midland Company

Brian specializes in seedstock production and cow calf operations. He has been with ADM since 2007 as a field nutritionist. Brian is a fifth-generation farmer and raises cattle on his family’s farming operation in south-central Kansas.

  • BS in Agriculture (Animal Science and Industry) from Kansas State.
  • MS (Ruminant Nutrition) from University of Kentucky
  • PhD (Animal Nutrition) from Oklahoma State

 

  • What are the advantages of working with a nutritionist?

Working with a nutritionist gives you an opportunity to work with a specialist: someone who does this job day in and day out. A nutritionist knows the right questions to ask to ensure your operation has what it needs to succeed. The industry is trending towards feedlots and large ranch operations to work with nutritionists.  These customers understand the value these experts will provide in improving performance and managing resources on their operation.

  • What is the difference between a private and company nutritionist?

Sometimes there is a perception that nutritionists who work for a feed company may not be as objective as a private nutritionist. The nutritionist’s job is to work for the customer whether they are privately or company employed.  In fact, nutritionists who are affiliated with feed companies often have access to resources that private consultants do not. For example, at ADM we have a large research farm and a team of R&D experts that we work closely with to test feed and ensure we are providing our customers with the best formulation for their operation.

The advantage of a larger feed company such as ADM is the ability to perform application research that has been mostly eliminated from university program and funding.

Whatever you decide, the most important thing is that you work with someone who makes an effort to build a relationship with you and gets to know you and your needs.

  • Will a nutritionist want to physically visit the operation?

I don’t always have an opportunity to visit every operation, but I prefer to.

When you visit an operation, you get a chance to see the equipment, the facilities and the cattle. For example, we don’t want to recommend an ingredient or program that the owners aren’t able to store or manage properly.  But being able to see the operation is not only important for understanding the physical layout, it also helps you build a relationship with the owner. There is no substitute for developing that relationship and really understanding the owner’s goals and expectations.

  • What information will a nutritionist want from me?

Every operation is different. My job is to figure out the requirements for the level of production, what the forage base is and what the expectations are for production. In order to do that, it’s important for the owner to know what their resources are (what kind of storage system do they have, what kind of ingredients do they have on hand) and what their expectations are (desired spend and desired outcome). My job is to take that information and come up with a nutritional plan that aligns resource inputs with desired performance for our customers.

  • Do nutritionists specialize in different types of operations?

Absolutely. There is a difference in how you approach the nutritional plan depending on the operation. Most nutritionists work in feedyards. Others specialize in cow/calf and stocker operations.

  • What should I expect from my nutritionist?

A nutritionist should provide a clear plan to enhance the utilization of your available feed resources to meet cattle performance goals.  This may include rations, mixing sheets, supplement program, forage management plan, and more.

That being said, your nutritionist is only as good as the information he or she is given. Your nutritionist should also know to be flexible and ask the appropriate questions so that they have a good understanding of your resources and expectations. A nutritionist’s top priority is to do what’s right for their customer and find the most affordable way to meet their goals without cutting any corners.

  • How should a nutritionist and vet work together?

Communication between your vet and your nutritionist is key to preventing problems from occurring.  Nutrition and health are very closely tied.  Health of the cattle will be enhanced by provide the nutrients they require.  Likewise, implementing proactive health and vaccination programs with improve cattle performance.   Including both your vet and nutritionist in an operational management plan will delivered dividends.

  • What are some challenges that you typically see when you visit producers?

When you are engrossed in your own operation you may not see the subtle changes that take place in your herd over time. However, the reality is we’re not producing the same animals today that we were five, or ten years ago. Today’s cattle have different needs and stressors, and often, would benefit from a different feeding program. Be open to that change and don’t let old habits get in the way.

  • What if we are limited on feedstuffs other than mediocre grass and hay, and what if we don’t have access to options like DDGs and other supplemental feeds?

I’ve seen this a lot in the last month and have done quite a few rations using ADM supplements and soybean meal and cracked corn from the operator’s co-op. Cows do a phenomenal job of utilizing feedstuffs so there was only a subtle cost difference.

Listen to your neighbors and know what’s available locally to you. Many are putting out cover crops and forage crops so this fall and winter there should be a lot of forages and feedstuffs available. Work with a nutritionist to get those ingredients tested and learn how the animal can best utilize it.

  • How does stress impact breedback or other performance factors?

Cattle are programed to perform – to eat and to grow – so the goal of owners and caretakers is to help alleviate any stressors that might hinder that performance. We have come a long way in understanding how nutrition programs may help mitigate stress symptoms.  For example, making a change to a nutrition program by adding supplements in the winter, or finding more ways to keep cattle cool in the summer. Nutritional management plays a fundamental role in coping strategies for any stress event. Understanding the nutritional hierarchy (the prioritization of nutrients needed by the animal) is the first step in utilizing nutrition as a proactive strategy to lessen the negative impact of stress.

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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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