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2019 SEBBA Dixie National Sale Report

 

Tunica, MS March 30, 2019
6 Bulls $15,650 avg $2,608
4 Pair $8,200 avg $2,050
15 Bred $28,600 avg $1,907
23 Open $45,450 avg $1,976
6 Semen lots $38,165 avg $6,361
5 Embryo lots $44,550 avg $8,910

59 Lots $180,615

Average $3,062

Top Bulls: Lot 29- Sire, Black Bayou, consigned by Mason Cattle co., Brownstown, IL; Sold to Britt Parker, Montrose, GA for $5,000.
Lot 24- Sire, CHRK Generator, consigned by Channarock Farm and Hiatt Diamond H, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Ricky Cornelison, Iuka, MS for $3,600.
Lot 13- Sire,, Sugar Britches; consigned by South Oaks Beefmasters, Lexington, TN; Sold to Walt McKellar, Senatobia, MS for $2,750.

Top Females:
Lot 26- Open, sire, Cl’s Lovemaker, consigned by Clark Jones, Savannah, TN; Sold to Santa Anna Ranch, MCAllen. TX for $8,000.
Lot 51- Open, sire, Ace of Spades, consigned by T5 Ranch, Bedias, TX; Sold to Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX for $3,750.
Lot 27- Bred to Cl’s Sure Fire, consigned by Clark Jones; Savannah, […]

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Data Collection Tips #2

 

We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at weaning time…

Collect weaning weight on calves

– Calves should be between 140 and 270 days old when weaning weights are recorded

– Contemporary groups are formed by calves born within 60 days of each other

 

Collect mature cow weight and Body Condition Score on cows (this should be recorded with BBU when completing the calf’s registration)

 

Submit and record weaning weights with BBU using the online system or weaning worksheet

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Emmons Ranch Bull Sale Report

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Data Collection Tips #1

 

We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at calf’s birth…

Birth Weight:

Take the weight of the calf within 24 hours of birth
Use a consistent weighing method and have the same person weigh calves

Use a scale or tape, do not guess weights

Report all weights on calves to avoid biased data

Calving Ease:

Record calving ease at the same time Birth Weights are collected
Use the scale provided on the BBU Reference codes form

No difficulty/No assistance
Minor difficulty/Some assistance
Major difficulty/Calf puller used
C-Section
Abnormal Presentation

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Performance Article Series: Purpose of Technology

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

In the past couple of decades technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in almost every industry. With new technology we have more access to more data faster than we ever have before. The cattle industry is no different and technology is rapidly increasing and helping producers to make even more informed decisions than they have ever been able to before. Many people think that the cattle industry is behind the times when it comes to technology, but this is far from the truth. First producers took and recorded weights on their cows and calves, then other measurement technologies came along such as, ultrasound carcass scanning and now even measurements of feed intake and efficiency. These measurements have all gone into the calculation of EPDs, and EPDs have advanced more with the advent of DNA testing. What is the purpose […]

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2019 Houston Magic XIX Sale Report

 

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Beefmaster Heifer Takes Top Honors at Houston Livestock Show

 

BOERNE, Texas – On Saturday, March 9 Caeden Scherer, a sixteen-year-old from Brenham, Texas, exhibited his Grand Champion Beefmaster heifer “BeBe” and claimed not only American Division Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Breeding Heifer Show, but won Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Junior Breeding Heifer. The champions were selected from more than 2,000 head of cattle and exhibitors at the 2019 show.

According to Karl Hengst, Managing Director of Livestock Competitions at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, this is the first time a Beefmaster was one of the top two heifers in the junior breeding heifer show.

Scherer is a sophomore at Brenham High School and is a member of the Brenham FFA chapter where he serves as the chapter secretary. He has been an active member of the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) for seven years and during those years he has been among the Top Ten All-Around […]

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2019 South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report

 

STBBA HOUSTON FUTURITY SALE

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO

MARCH 1, 2019

 

23 BULLS $144,500  AVG $6,283

2 3N1 $8,500 AVG $4,250

4 PAIR $17,000 AVG $4,250

15 BRED $88,250 AVG $5,883

24 OPEN $81,300 AVG $3,388

2 PICK $21,000 AVG $10,500

1 SEMEN/EMBRYO LOT $6,880

71 LOTS $367,430 AVG $5175

 

TOP BULLS

LOT 73- SIRE, PANHANDLE DREAM, CONSIGNED BY STEVEN AND LYN ANDERSON, AMARILLO, TX;  SOLD TO FLYING B RANCH, LAPRYOR, TX FOR $23,000.

LOT 55-  SIRE, WPR’S CHICK MAGNET, CONSIGNED BY PAUL AND RHONDA WALLEN, LOCKWOOD, MO.;  SOLD TO JERRY VORDENBAUM, SEGUIN, TX FOR $22,000.

LOT 82-  SIRE, SUGAR BRITCHES, CONSIGNED BY KAREN AND TONY PSENCIK, SAN ANTONIO, TX;  SOLD TO IRACHETA, MEXICO, FOR $8500.

LOT 62- SIRE, COLLIER 3760, CONSIGNED BY SEVEN C ANDERSON CATTLE CO, VICTORIA, TX;  SOLD TO BAR M LAND AND TIMBER, BEAUMONT, TX FOR $7500.

LOT 61- SIRE L2 MAX, CONSIGNED BY TYLER GWOSDZ AND DANIEL DOMINGUEZ, ORANGE GROVE, TX;  SOLD TO KEN WALTHER, HOUSTON, TX FOR $7250

 

TOP FEMALES

LLOT […]

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Organize that paper trail

 

By Gilda V. Bryant for Progressive Cattleman – original article

Today’s seedstock producers face the daunting task of organizing massive amounts of data from veterinary records, animal marketing reports, as well as collection and sales of semen and embryos.

While many purebred producers utilize spreadsheets and custom-designed computer software, this approach may not work for breeders with small herds.

Craig Bieber runs Bieber Red Angus Ranch near Leola, South Dakota. Lorenzo Lasater raises Isa Beefmaster cattle outside San Angelo, Texas. Jonathan Perry, general manager of Deer Valley Farm, raises Angus cattle near Fayetteville, Tennessee.

These producers share the filing systems that work for them, the various paperwork challenges they have faced and advice for other producers.

Q. How do you keep veterinary health records, sales and other information organized?

Bieber: We think electronically is the best way. We scan everything but keep and […]

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Performance Article Series: Purpose of the Seedstock Industry

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

Last month I wrote about breeding with a purpose, and I think that in order to breed with a purpose it is vital to understand the purpose of the Seedstock or Purebred industry. While it is nice to sell bulls for $20,000 and females for $10,000, the purpose of the Seedstock industry is not that, it is to produce cattle that will help the commercial producer become more profitable in what they do. Whether it is a small producer that just sells calves by the pound at the local auction barn or a large producer that sells pot loads of steers or even retains ownership of the cattle. Seedstock producers need to know their target audience and produce a product that will help the bottom line of their commercial customers.

A Seedstock producer needs to be in touch with the commercial […]

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