BOERNE, Texas – The Beefmaster breed, a unique American beef breed, will be introduced to cattlemen attending EuroTier 2018. Beefmaster breeders will be available to discuss the benefits that Beefmasters can provide to improve beef quality and efficiency among Bos indicus or Bos taurus cattle. The breed is coming to the attention of European Union (EU) dairy operators for improving revenue of beef production from dairy herd operations as well.
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) will be represented at EuroTier 2018 by Doyle and Dorothy Sanders of DBL D BAR Ranch in New Ulm, Texas, USA. They will be joining the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE) Team at the U.S. Livestock Pavilion led by Enrique Gandara of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture at EuroTier in Hanover, Germany from November 12-16, 2018. This is billed as the largest cattle show in the world with exhibitors and participants from across the globe. Beefmasters are the only known U.S. beef breed to be represented at this show.
Beefmaster breeders are now in Italy, Poland, UK/ N. Ireland and expanding into Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in Berlin has assisted with contacts in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Czech Republic. Interested beef breeders from Africa, Asia, Russia, and Kazakhstan have also expressed interest in learning more about this unique American breed of cattle. Beefmasters are increasingly being used for crossbreeding with other Bos indicus or Bos taurus bulls to improve fertility, weight gain, conformation, milk ability, disposition, and hardiness. Those economic traits are supplemented with scientific research proving Beefmasters are the leading beef breed for feed efficiency and retained hybrid vigor (heterosis).
For more information about Beefmaster Breeders United please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, view our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.
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.