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New Fees Start January 1, 2019

 

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:

Memberships:

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

Registrations:

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

Inventories:

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.

Membership Fees

Fee Description Online Entry Rate Office Entry Rate
Lifetime Membership $3,000 $3,000
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 Dues $60 $60
Junior Jan. Renewal $60 $60
Junior Feb. Renewal $70 $70
Junior March Renewal $80 $80
Junior Reinstatement $120 $120

Registration Fees

*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.

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4 Comments

  1. Gene Hawthorne
    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Are registrations still free for inventory reporting? If not I see no need to inventory. You have raised the cost so much on IBR it appears you are trying to get everyone to go WHR which requires too much data for most of our breeders to collect. you need a full time foreman with help to do all of that. This is much like the paint issue, no input from members. I have gained nothing from your increased costs of so called new technology.

    • Jeralyn Novak
      Posted December 13, 2018 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Hello Gene,

      Yes, the first calf registration for each dam listed on the IBR inventory is free. The IBR fee mentioned is the inventory fee on the dam, not the registration of the calf. I have passed your comments along to Collin Osbourn and he will be giving you a call to discuss your concerns. Thank you for reaching out to us and voicing your opinions, we value your feedback.

      - Jeralyn Novak

  2. Dave Loftin
    Posted December 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    What are the new transfer fee rates for animals over 30 months or those not enrolled in IBR or WHR? Transfers are not mentioned other than free up to 30 months in those two programs.

    Dave

    • Jeralyn Novak
      Posted December 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      Transfer rates did not change. WHR or IBR animals over 30 months will have the same transfer fee as standard registered animals.

      Member to member or non-member = $25

      Non-member to member or non-member = $50

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