By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative
It’s the front end of 2019 and by now most people have either stuck with their New Year’s Resolution or it was abandoned by the second week in January. I didn’t make a resolution this year, instead I was encouraged to come up with a word for the year. I decided that the word I would use is “purpose”. Purpose is a word that makes you stop and think about why you are doing what you are doing. Whenever I do something, I ask myself why and find the reason for that activity, granted some activities have the sole purpose of just allowing me to relax. I think that purpose is something you need to have when breeding cattle, from a broad sense, all the way down to making breeding decisions. I feel that my purpose for this breed is [...]
Proving to be a success in its inaugural year, JBBA is continuing its stock show exhibitor outreach promotion. We will be including a JBBA brochure along with breeder/company ads and promotional items in a JBBA bag that will be passed out at major stock shows beginning in January at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Each exhibitor that exits the showring will be given a JBBA goodie bag. These bags will touch many hands including parents, Ag teachers, 4-H leaders, etc., which all equates to potential Beefmaster buyers. JBBA’s outreach promotion is a great marketing opportunity for Beefmaster breeders and any agriculture-driven entity. The advertising exposure is endless. Promotional items may be included with the purchase of any ad size. Items may include koozies, notepads, pens/pencils, key chains, cups, business cards, etc. (limit of two per ad). If you are interested in including promotional items only, a standalone marketing opportunity is [...]
The 2019-2020 Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program to be conducted at:
2050 Brown Ranch Lane
Beeville, Texas 78102
Mission: Provide a bull development program for LOBBA members.
Will include the following:
grow and condition yearling Beemaster bulls on a silage based ration
record average daily rate of gain (100-120 days test)
obtain weight per day of age
collect scan data and scrotal measurement
collect yearling weights
maintain growing period through summer months
conditioning and preparation for LOBBA Bull Sale 2020 acquire rate of gain during conditioning period
Bull eligibility: Ages September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
(Fall group: 9-1-17 through 12-31-2017; Spring group: 1-1-18 through 5-31-18)
Current LOBBA membership
Entry nomination fee of $10.00 per bull to LOBBA
When arriving at LANDAIR (Brown Ranch):
Copy of BBU registration certificate
Legible permanent ID (brand or tattoo) , tag in left ear with ID and date of birth
Suggested health vaccination and protocol (see LANDAIR contract)
All bulls will be given a booster vaccine on [...]
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 [...]
Brenham, TX 10-20-18
156 lots for $1,106,000 to avg. $7,090
Top Selling bulls:
Lot 2 from Frenzel sold to John Gillespie, TX $29,000
Lot 3 from Lairmore sold to Blau Ranch, TX $25,000
Lot 17 from Miller sold to Trueheart, TX $25,000
Lot 1 from Miller sold to Chris Hearn, TX $22,500
Lot 5 from Vaughn sold to Lyssy Beefmasters, TX $22,000
Lot 6 from Eubank sold to Wallen/Holden, MO $20,500
Lot 8 from Lairmore sold to Ervin Allen, TX $20,000
Lot 7 Brown sold to Whiskey River, KS $16,000
Lot 11 Wallen sold to Larry Herd, TX $13,000
Lot 54 Blau sold to Frenzel Beefmasters, TX $12,500
Lot 13 Lairmore sold to Vaughn Farms, MO $12,000
Lot 22 FMC sold to Hood Hidden Hollow, OK $12,000
Lot 29 Brown sold to Whiskey River, KS $12,000
Lot 12 Frenzel sold to Gary Long, FL $11,000
Lot 14 Frenzel sold to MMM/Ronnie Felts, TX $11,000
Lot 20 Frenzel sold to Schneider and Sons,TX $11,000
Lot 15 Miller sold to Cory [...]
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL SALE
OCTOBER 29, 2018
1 Bull $3,500
2 Pairs $17,500 Avg $8,750
8 Bred $35,500 Avg $4,438
6 Open $34,050 Avg $5,675
2 Picks $15,000 Avg $7,500
1 Semen lot $19,300
2 Embryo lots $15,200 Avg $7,600
22 Lots $140,050 Avg $6,366
9- Pair, calf sire BF’s Gold Strike, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN: Sold to Windy Hills, Poplarville, MS for $11,000.
10- Open, sire, Sugar Britches, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN: Sold to Roger and Beverly Austin, Marshville, NC for $9,500.
3- Bred to Sugar Britches, consigned by Painted Springs Beefmasters, Thompson Station, TN: Sold to C & M Beefmasters, Kershaw, SC for $8,000.
13- Open, sire McAlester, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX: Sold to Brody Mason, Brownstown, IL for $8,000.
22- Open, sire, El Guapo, consigned by Golden Meadows Ranch, Cotulla, TX: Sold to Jim and Pam Colvin, Seguin, TX for $8,000.
5B- Sugar britches semen, consigned by Painted Springs Beefmasters, Thompson Station, TN: [...]
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 [...]
BOERNE, Texas – The 58th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention “Beefmasters Gone Country” was hosted in Franklin, Tenn., at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel and Conference Center from October 24 – 27, 2018. The official kick-off of the 2018 convention was highlighted with award winning speeches from the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association members Saige Tassin, Braeden Lee and Weston Brooks, followed by featured speaker and radio personality Shawn Parr.
During the convention, BBU held their general membership meeting and BBU members elected new Board directors and officers. Robert “Bob” Siddons of Lakeway, Texas, was elected president and J.C. Thompson of Bedias, Texas, was elected vice-president. The following individuals were elected to the BBU Board of Directors with a three year term: Trey Scherer of Brenham, Texas, James Skelton of Springdale, Ark., Brian Melloan of Rockfield, Ky., and Tony Psencik of San Antonio, Texas.
Convention attendees enjoyed seminars and fellowship with [...]
October 13, 2018 – Sycamore Springs Ranch – Locust Grove, OK
56 different buyers from 8 different states purchased 135 lots sold that averaged $1,983/lot.
28 pairs averaged $2,444/lot, 39 bred heifers averaged $2,073/lot, 38 open heifers averaged $1,591/lot, 15 bred cows averaged $1,793/lot, and 16 bulls averaged $1,946/lot.
135 lots totaled $276,825
By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative
As discussed in the previous article EPDs are Expected Progeny Differences, and the calculation of EPDs was discussed. In order to effectively use EPDs as a tool you must understand how to use them correctly, you wouldn’t use a screw driver instead of a hammer to put in a nail. EPDs are to be used as a tool to compare animals to each other or to compare against an average. EPDs are an estimate, based on pedigree and performance, of how an animal’s progeny should perform on average when compared to the progeny of another animal or against a breed average. They offer a quick and efficient way to compare how an animal’s progeny should perform because of genetics. They are not the only tool that you need to use in cattle evaluation, but they [...]
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