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: [...]
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 [...]
Isa Beefmasters, LLC’s 57th Beefmaster bull sale was held October 6th in San Angelo, Texas. It was an excellent sale; with 41 buyers from 9 states, Mexico and Costa Rica taking home 137 Beefmaster bulls at an average of $4372. Isa’s President, Lorenzo Lasater, stated the sale was strong, with excellent demand for good Beefmaster genetics. Auctioneer Joe Goggins of Billings, MT sold the 137 bulls in the blistering time of 1 hour, 45 minutes.
The high-selling bull, L Bar 7301, sold to Doyle and Dorothy Sanders, Dbl D Bar Ranch, Industry Texas for $15,500. This awesome young herd sire prospect is the son of L Bar 1525 and was one of the overall top performers in the offering.
Volume buyers included: Lykes Brothers, FL – 14, A. Duda and Sons, FL – 14, Alamo Ranch, NM – 11, and Rafter T Ranch, FL – 10.
Current Isa president, Lorenzo Lasater, represents the [...]
Flint Hills Classic
September 29, 2018
116.75 Beefmaster Bulls $438,600 avg $3757
34 Charolais Bulls $95,050 avg $2796
1 Semen $33,125
187 Commercial Females $267,475 avg $1430
Gross Sales $834,250
Lot 1- McAlester, sire, J K 1001, consigned by Next Gen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS; Sold to Swinging B Ranch and Clark Jones Beefmasters, Axtell, TX and Savannah, TN for $75,000, for 3/4 interest.
Lot 55- Sire, EMS ring of Fire, consigned by Clark Jones, Savannah, TN; Sold to Hurla Farms, Paxico, KS for $18,500.
Lot 2- Sire, Ace of Spades, consigned by Next Gen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS: Sold to Randy Mason, Brownstown, IL for $15,000.
Lot 1A- McAlester semen, sold 435 units $31,125
Volume Buyer: Roaring Springs Ranch, Kalama , WA
Auctioneer- Doak Lambert, Decatur, TX
Sale Manager- 3G Sales and Service, Franklin, GA
By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative
The past articles in this series have all been leading up to this, a basic overview of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs): what they are and how they are calculated. EPDs are designed to be used to show differences in the genetic potential of an animal when compared to another animal or to an average. EPD calculations take into account an animal’s individual performance, the performance of related animals and the estimated relatedness of animals. The environment is factored out of an EPD because of the manner in which they are calculated. The calculation of EPDs is based on C.R. Henderson’s Mixed Model Equations, which utilize a method called Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP). The key word in BLUP is unbiased, an EPD is an unbiased prediction based on the information that is used in the genetic evaluation.
The first part of [...]
Beefmaster Network Performance Sale
September 8, 2018
5 Bulls $19,200 avg $3,840
3 3n1′s $28,750 avg $9,584
3 Pair $16,250 avg $5,417
23 Bred $82,950 avg $3,607
12 Open $37,250 avg $3,105
3 Picks $14,750 avg $4,917
1 Flush $6,500
1 Semen lot $6,325
3 Commercial lots $24,500 avg $8,167
54 Lots $236,475 avg $4,380
Lot 23- Sire, Hi Profile, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Mike Savage, Hamilton, MS for $5,700.
Lot 37- Sire, Adonis, consigned by Hiatt Diamond H, mt. Ulla, NC: Sold to Perry Harris, Mooresboro, NC for $4000.
Lot 22- 3n1, calf sire, McAlester, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Mason cattle co. Brownstown, IL for $15,000.
Lot 3- ET pair, calf sire Genesis, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Bar G, Rogers, TX and Casey Ballard, Bryan, TX for $10,000.
Lot 32- 3n1, calf sire The Republican, consigned by Hiatt Diamond H , MT Ulla, NC ; Sold to Clay Floyd, [...]
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