By Collin Osbourn, Executive Vice President
As we get set to wrap up 2018 the Beefmaster office kicks into high gear. Between the last few sales and events of the year, the registrations and transfers and then the 2019 member renewals and dam inventories it has the staff working at a gallop. One thing is for sure though, we have a great crew that can handle the fast pace and get your work done!
In the past year BBU has made an investment in new technologies and programs that have allowed us to better service our members, give members better access to the registry system and improved turn around times for processing work. We have added to our field staff to better serve membership out in the field and added a JBBA program director to better facilitate our junior members and help grow their programs and events. With these investments come additional costs and the board of directors made the decision to implement price adjustments to more accurately reflect the value members get and to help pave the way for continued improvements.
Below are the pricing adjustments that have been approved through the board of directors:
All 2019 membership renewals and new memberships will be charged at following rates
Lifetime Membership – $3,000.00
Annual and Associate Memberships – $125/year
First time annual and associate members will receive a discounted cost of $60.00
Junior Membership – Will remain at $60.00/year
We will no longer offer a discounted new or first time junior membership rate
Beginning January 1, 2019 we will implement an Office Entry Rate that will be charged on a per registration work order request for registrations, in addition to the registration costs. This Office Entry Rate will be $5.00 for the first animal entry and $2.00 for each additional entry processed in the BBU office. Registrations entered online by the member will not incur the in-office fee. Registrations will be charged at the following rates
Purebred and Advancer Certificates 0- 9 months = $30.00
Purebred and Advancer Certificates 10-14 months = $35.00
Purebred and Advancer Certificates 15-18 months = $45.00
Purebred and Advancer Certificates 19 months + = $60.00
All 2019 inventory fees will be charged at the following rates
Whole Herd Reporting (WHR) = $20.00 per active dam
A free transfer is still included up to 30 months
Inventory Based Reporting (IBR) = $18.00 per active dam
A reduced transfer of $15.00 is still included up to 30 months
Animal Name Change:
The requirements to change an animal’s name has not changed and must be followed, but beginning January 1, 2019 we will implement the following animal name change charges
If an animal has no recorded progeny = $20.00
If an animal has recorded progeny = $100.00
These changes allow the association to continue to grow and add more technologies to better serve members. We encourage all members to review their herds and to look at the program that best fits their goals. We are always glad to help members select the right registration program to meet their needs, while being the most cost-effective option. If you have any questions, please give us to a call to discuss the programs and what we can do to help you!
We hope that all our members, families and friends can have some time to enjoy with their families during the Christmas season. We will be taking a few days for our staff to have some days away from the office to enjoy family and celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The BBU office will be closed Dec. 24, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019 for Christmas and New Year. Staff will return to the office on January 2, 2019 to start the New Year.
I hope that each of you will have a blessed and Merry Christmas!
Below are the pricing adjustments that have been approved through the board of directors, these new rates and fees start January 1, 2019.
|Fee Description||Online Entry Rate||Office Entry Rate|
|First Time Active & Associate||$60||$60|
|Active & Associate Dues||$125||$125|
|Active & Associate Jan. Renewal||$125||$125|
|Active & Associate Feb. Renewal||$135||$135|
|Active & Associate March Renewal||$145||$145|
|Active & Associate Reinstatement||$250||$250|
|Junior Jan. Renewal||$60||$60|
|Junior Feb. Renewal||$70||$70|
|Junior March Renewal||$80||$80|
*Office Entry Rate is charged on a per work order request basis and is the Online Entry Rate + $5 for the first animal entry, then for each additional animal entry it is Online Entry Rate + $2
|Fee Description||Online Entry Rate||Office Entry Rate*|
|Purebred Certificate 0-9 months||$30||$35 first entry & $32 for each additional|
|Purebred Certificate 10-14 months||$35||$40 first entry & $37 for each additional|
|Purebred Certificate 15-18 months||$45||$50 first entry & $47 for each additional|
|Purebred Certificate 19 months +||$60||$65 first entry & $62 for each additional|
|Advancer Certificate 0-9 months||$30|
|Advancer Certificate 10-14 months||$35|
|Advancer Certificate 15-18 months||$45|
|Advancer Certificate 19 months +||$60|
|WHR inventory (per active dam)||$20||$20|
|IBR inventory (per active dam)||$18||$18|
|Animal Name Change||$20 (NO registered progeny) OR $100 (registered progeny)|
* WHR inventory and IBR inventory fees mentioned above are the charges to the dam enrolled on the WHR or IBR inventory for the respective year. For WHR and IBR programs the first calf registration per dam enrolled is FREE, when registration is completed online. WHR and IBR calf registrations entered by office staff will incur the Office Entry Rate of $5 for the first animal entry, then for each additional animal entry it is $2.