We are excited to be hosting the first Beefmaster Breeders International Tour and we are expecting guests from several different countries. The tour will take place from October 22 – 25, 2017 and we will visit ranches and operations in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The tour schedule details are enclosed in this packet. If you will be attending the tour, please complete enclosed registration form and return it to our office with payment by October 1, 2017.
If you are planning to attend either one of two sales on October 21, 2017, we have made arrangements to transport you on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from the sale to Gulfport, Miss., in order to join the rest of the tour. Please indicate on the registration form which sale you will be attending and if you need transportation from the sale.
If you are flying into Gulfport, Miss., on Sunday, October 22 you will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express that evening. Transportation will be provided to shuttle you from the airport to the hotel, which is not far from the airport. Also, there are multiple choices for dinner on Sunday evening that are within walking distance of the hotel.
On Wednesday, October 25, the tour will conclude and we will arrive in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel just in time to participate in the 57th Annual BBU Convention! We are planning an international panel and discussion, as part of the convention activities. If you will be attending the BBU Convention, the registration form and agenda are located in this packet. Reserve your convention hotel room now at the Moody Gardens Hotel by calling 1-888-388-8484 and asking for the Beefmaster rate of $139 per night plus tax. Self-parking is complimentary. Visit www.moodygardenshotel.com for a full overview of the beautiful property and amenities.
As you make your travel arrangements, please let us know your arrival times and what airline you are arriving on.
Robert Williams, Ph. D.
BBU International Committee