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South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report


NRG Park Houston, Texas

March 2, 2018


27 Bulls $173,750 avg $6,435

5 Pair $21,500 avg $4,300

16 Bred $87,750 avg $5,484

30 Open $128,500 avg $4,283

1 Pick $6,750

2 Semen $15,780 avg $7,890

81 Lots $434,030 avg $5,358


Top Bulls

Lot 79- Sire, CF Sugar Britches consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch,  Lockwood, MO;  Sold to Terry Chambers, Terrell, TX for $18,500.

Lot 77- Sire, Red Bull 511, consigned by V7 Ranch, Meyersville, TX:  Sold to Carlos Rascon, MX for $14,000.

Lot 73-  Sire, New Dimension, consigned by Collier Farms, Brenham, TX:  Sold to Tyler Gwosdz, Orange Grove, TX for $12,500.

Lot 67-  Sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Bailey Farm, Pinson, TN:  Sold to Tommy Brittingham, Laredo, TX for $10,000.

Lot 64-  Sire, Red October, consigned by Flying B Ranch, LaPryor, TX:  Sold to Steven Carpenter, Tecumseh, OK for $9,000.


Top Females

Lot 33- Open, sire, Sheldon McManus, Lake Charles, LA:  Sold to Buddy Raney, Groveland, FL for $15,000.

Lot 39-  Bred to CF Brock, [...]

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B.E.E.F. Foundation for the Future Campaign Issues Matching Challenge


The “Foundation for the Future” endowment campaign launched in October 2017 and is an initiative to secure a permanent financial base which will enable the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) to aggressively accomplish research and education. This endowment campaign will help to both enhance the breed and provide credible scientific research and information for BBU members and the public on the benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

The goal for phase one of the campaign was to secure $1 million in pledges and this goal was completed prior to the public launch in October 2017. We are now in phase two of the campaign and the goal is to raise $2 million in pledges, which may be paid over five years, in 2018.

To reach this goal, B.E.E.F. has issued a matching challenge through an anonymous donor. The donor is offering a matching pledge of up to $10,000 and will match [...]

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Performance Data, EPDs & Indices: Part 1


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

Since the domestication of animals, humans have been on a quest to improve animals for specific purposes. For example, breeding dogs for hunting or working livestock, as well as developing oxen for work or food. Different methods of improvement have evolved over time with improvements in the areas of science and technology.

Initially animal selection was made based solely on phenotype or visual evaluation. For work purposes, the larger more fit animals were selected and for milk purposes the animals who looked to produce the most milk were selected. This visual evaluation is still a part of the selection process today, but many other tools have been developed to provide more information to the breeder.

Pedigrees were used by people once they realized that animals tended to resemble their parents and other relatives. People selected certain sire and dam combinations to improve [...]

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Beefmasters Win Big at San Antonio Livestock Show All Breeds Sale


Boerne, Texas – The 27th Annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo All Breeds Bull and Commercial Female Sale proved to be a successful event for five Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) members, with two of the breeders taking top honors. Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., Moore, Texas won Overall Grand Champion Pen of Females with their first place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Heifers. Collier Farms Beefmasters, Brenham, Texas won Overall Reserve Champion Pen of Females with their second place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Heifers.

The Beefmaster breeders were recognized prior to the sale held on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 after being selected as top-placing cattle during the judging held on Tues., Feb. 13, 2018. All of the cattle consigned to the sale are judged by a panel of twelve judges. This sale features purebred bulls and commercial heifers consigned by premier Texas ranches.

Rancho Dos Vidas won grand champion with their consigned pen of Beefmaster/E6 [...]

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FAQ: B.E.E.F. Foundation for the Future Campaign


1) What is the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation [B.E.E.F]?

Established in 2009, as a tax-exempt corporation, B.E.E.F., serves as the official education and scientific research affiliate of Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU].  It accomplishes this through scientific research and both public and industry education of the benefits of the Beefmaster breed as a superior meat product animal.


2) How does the foundation differ from Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU]?

While BBU serves as the official trade association of the Beefmaster breed in providing a variety of membership benefits and representing the breed regionally, nationally and internationally — B.E.E.F., serves as the breeds education and scientific research affiliate. All donations to the Foundation are 100% tax-deductible as provided by law.


3) How is the foundation governed?

The foundation currently has six elected volunteer BBU members on its Board of Directors via national regional elections.  As the foundation grows and in accordance with the foundation’s by-laws the board [...]

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Beefmaster Bulls Included in Integrity Beef Alliance Program


Boerne, Texas – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef’s board of directors for inclusion in the program. Beefmaster bulls are the newest addition to the program and join the already approved bull breeds of Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Red Angus.

“This past year has been an excellent year of growth for the Integrity Beef Alliance, both in participation numbers, but also marketing opportunities for members,” says Executive Director of Integrity Beef Dr. Robert Wells. “Additionally, Alliance leadership has taken numerous steps to further guarantee the future success of the program. Some of the changes that have been made are inclusion of more approved bull breeds.”

Established in 2000 by the Noble Research Institute (formerly the Noble Foundation), Integrity Beef is the culmination of best management practices [...]

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Beefmaster Announces Changes to its Organizational Leadership Team


Boerne, Texas – The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Board of Directors held a meeting on Jan., 4 in San Antonio Texas. During the meeting the board approved a restructure to the organizational leadership within BBU. The restructure appointed Collin Osbourn as the Executive Vice President and Bill Pendergrass as the Vice President of Marketing and Research.

“These changes in staff leadership come after several months of discussion among the board members and staff. Unfortunately, Bill Pendergrass suffered a stroke in August 2017 and this limited his ability to serve in full capacity in his previous role as Executive Vice President,” says BBU President Steve Carpenter. “Bill expressed his concern of not meeting the demands of the job and prompted the need for restructure within BBU leadership.”

Lance Bauer was also assigned by the Executive Vice President to serve as the Director of Breed Improvement and Western Field Representative. All other organizational staff [...]

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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Excel at Annual Live Oak Bull Sale


Boerne, Texas – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is comprised of satellite organizations and marketing groups that host Beefmaster cattle sales throughout the year, among many other events. One of the satellites, the Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association (LOBBA), held their premier annual bull sale on Saturday, Jan., 6 at the Live Oak County Fairgrounds in Three Rivers, Texas. This sale is the longest running sale in the Southwest, offering high quality Beefmaster bulls to commercial and purebred cattlemen and women. This year 104 lots were offered, which included Beefmaster bulls from Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana. Several international buyers were present and purchased quality Beefmaster bulls. The Live Oak Bull Sale grossed $587,050 and the average was $5,645 per head. The two high selling bulls sold for $30,000 each.

All bulls were graded on phenotypic make-up by a select panel of graders. Prize money was awarded to [...]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! There’s a lot going on right now and this is a busy time of the year, but B.E.E.F. , your breed’s education/research foundation, is doing some really great things to enhance the scientific validation and public information regarding the exceptional benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

Would you consider a tax-deductible year-end investment/donation to the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation’s campaign?

Would you consider increasing your initial 5-year pledge and move to a new higher giving recognition level?

Make a 2017 year-end gift/investment and join other breed leaders as “founding members” of the foundation’s endowment … or increase your current 5-year pledge to a higher level by contacting us:

Roger Fuller – Campaign Finance Director

1955 CR 106, Paige, TX  78659-4210

[P] 512-659-5428 * [F] 888-870-2404


Gerald Galbraith – Campaign Special Gifts Coordinator

1802 Elmwood, Abilene, TX  79605

[P] 325-829-3883 * [F] 325-676-1808


Bob Siddons – National Campaign Co-Chair

724 Vanguard, Lakeway, TX  78734

[P] 512-261-5327

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Ramirez Joins Beefmaster Breeders United Staff


Boerne, Texas – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is proud to announce the hiring of Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez as the JBBA/International and Membership Coordinator. Her duties include managing the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) program, BBU memberships and the U. S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc., (USLGE) portion of the BBU international marketing program.

Ramirez grew up in the small south Texas town of Encino and now resides in the Sutherland Springs/Floresville, Texas area. She joins the BBU team after most recently working for the International Brangus Breeders Association. Ramirez received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, with an emphasis in animal science and a minor in communications, from Sam Houston State University. Prior to working for the Brangus association, she worked for the Producers CO-OP Association’s La Vernia Country Store in La Vernia, Texas and served as director of communications for the Texas Animal Health Commission. Her other work experience includes [...]

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