Central States – Over the last year BBU has made a commitment to putting more emphasis on the maternal traits of the Beefmaster breed. We all know this, but it is time to get the word out about not only their mothering and milking ability but their ability to be some of the most efficient cows out there. BBU has split up the United States into regions per say and would like to have some Beefmaster female events in these different regions. Central States is in the beginning stages of organizing a Beefmaster influenced replacement female sale. There are a lot of questions and ideas that go along with this. In the next few months, a round-table meeting will be taking place to discuss everything. The big question that involves all of us is, who can produce these females. It goes without saying that the females need to be of breeding age and on up. This means a breeder needs to hold on to these females for an additional year or more after weaning. If you’re interested in being a part of this sale (commercial or purebred breeder) please drop a quick email to Greg Lemke at email@example.com. We need to compile a list of people that would commit to supplying these kind of females, so we can decide if it’s feasible to proceed further.
Central States Advertising Committee – Last year Central States used the BBU co-op advertising program in three different magazines across the area. The way this program works is that BBU pays for 25% of the advertising, Central States BBA pays for another 25% and Central States BBA members pick up the remaining 50%. Last year the members were responsible for $50 per advertisement with a maximum of eight members per ad. This is a great way to get exposure for your farm at a very low rate. There are not very many places where you can get maximum exposure for $50. Last year’s advertisement featured a map of the state with a dot and the members farm and phone number (see example). The three publications that we advertised in were, The Oklahoma Cattleman, Missouri Beef Cattleman, and Joplin Regional Stockyards Cattleman’s News. At our next meeting we will be discussing whether we want to do this again in 2018. If you’re interested in being a part of this in 2018, please drop a quick email to Greg Lemke at firstname.lastname@example.org. This would not be a commitment, but a way to decide if we should do it again in 2018.