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BBU Fun Facts

    • Beefmasters were recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a pure breed in 1954
    • Beefmaster Breeders United was founded in 1961
    • Developed on the Six Essentials – Weight, Conformation, Milk Production, Fertility, Hardiness and Disposition
    • In 2016, Beefmaster Breeders United registered 16,900 animals
    • As of June 2017, there are 3,074 Beefmaster Breeders United members
    • Beefmaster is ranked 9th among beef cattle breed registrations (source: National Pedigreed Livestock Council)
    • The association is made up of nine satellite organizations
      • Arkansas BBA, Central Texas BBA, Central States BBA, Live Oak BBA, Lone Star BBA, Louisiana BBA, Southeastern BBA, South Texas BBA and Western States BBA
    • The association has six marketing groups that assist in marketing Beefmaster cattle
      • Beefmaster Promotion Group, East Texas / Louisiana, Mid-Atlantic, Ozark and Heart of America, Southern Alliance and Texoma Beefmaster
    • In 2009 the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) was founded and is dedicated to scientific research, scholarships and public education
    • Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to providing young Beefmaster breeders education, scholarships and agribusiness opportunities
    • The Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen is an organization affiliated with BBU and is dedicated to assisting with junior programs and promoting the Beefmaster breed
    • The 2017 BBU Convention is in Galveston, Texas from October 26-28, 2017
    • There are fourteen BBU standing and special committees and there are twenty members of the BBU Board of Directors
    • There are seventeen BBU breeding programs: Advancer, Artificial Insemination, Carcass Evaluation, Classification, DNA Testing, E6 Female, Ear Tags, Embryo Transfer, Go International, Pacesetter, Pro Services, Ranch Visit, Typesetter, Ultrasound, Upgrading, Weights & Measures and WHR/IBR
    • The Beefmaster Cowman is the official publication of BBU and The Beefmaster Pay Weight is the commercial publication
    • There are thirteen EPDs calculated in the Beefmaster breed: Calving Ease, Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, Scrotal Circumference, REA, IMF, Rib Fat, $T Index and $M Index
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