Beefmaster Ear Tag Program

The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) ear tag program is designed to add more value to your high quality Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross calves. These “Original Z1 No-Snag-Tag” one-piece Z Tags are available through the BBU office and they will help identify the calves you sell as being Beefmaster and/or Beefmaster influenced animals.

Superior retention. Foolproof one-piece ear tag design ensures that back of tag will not snag and pull out or break off. No more torn ears.
Outstanding readability. Dark laser printing and long neck calf tags make Z Tags easier to read from front or back.
Easier application. Patented Z1 No-Snag-Tagger is designed for fast and easy tagging. Unique pivoting Z1 No-Snag-Tagger pin makes loading ear tags easy while eliminating ripped ears.
Reduced risk of infection. Exclusive self-piercing tag tip makes a clean, precise incision to [...]

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OHOA Sale Averages

The 39th Annual Ozark & Heart of America Beefmaster Sale was held this past Saturday, April 8th in Springfield, Mo. The sale had 162 registered buyers from over six different states. Thank you to all the buyers and consignors!

Sale Averages:
Tested bulls averaged over $3,300 per lot
Pairs averaged over $3,000 per lot
Bred heifers averaged $2,200 per lot
Bred cows averaged $2,700 per lot
Futurity Bulls averaged over $2,600 per lot
Futurity Heifers averaged over $2,200 per lot

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Scholarship Applications Available

Did you know that the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association offers several scholarships throughout the year to junior Beefmaster breeders? Several scholarship applications are now available on the junior page of and the due dates are for this spring and summer! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.

Brian Murphy Memorial Scholarship
East TX/LA Beefmaster Marketing Group Scholarship
SEBBA “Hoss Shaw” Scholarship
JBBA Scholarship
Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen Scholarship
B.E.E.F. Scholarship
Kenneth Lewis Memorial Scholarship

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Apply for a BBU award today! Award Applications Available Now!

Each year Beefmaster Breeders United recognizes outstanding members through various awards at the annual national convention! The award applications and nomination forms are now available online. Award nominees are due to the BBU office by June 16th with completed nomination forms due by July 25th! Award winners are announced at the 2017 BBU Convention in Galveston, Texas.

Nominations must be sent to Collin Osbourn and completed nomination forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to BBU will accept nominations for the following awards: New Member of the Year, Member of the Year, Environmental Award, Performance Breeder of the Year, and Breeder of the Year.

Click here to download nomination forms.

Breeder of the Year Award Application
Environmental Award Application
Member Award Application
New Member Award Application
Performance Award Application

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Order Your BBU Membership Sign

We have updated the BBU Membership Sign with the new association logo. If you would like to order a BBU Membership Sign please contact our official sign distributor: City Silk Screen.

City Silk Screen
Attn: Nat Garcia
375 Hawthorne
San Antonio, TX 78214
210-532-7889 fax

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Whole Herd Reporting News

The 2017 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) inventories were mailed out in January. These WHR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2017. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2017.

Please note if you are participating in a spring sale, your WHR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2017. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR program, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or

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Spring 2017 Sire Summary Posted Online

The Spring 2017 Sire Summary is now available online. You can download and print the sire summary from the website or if you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 for a complimentary copy.

Click here for Complete Sire Summary.
Click here to View Foreword & Stats.
Click here to View Trait Leaders.
Click here to View Young Sires.
Click here to View Active Sires.

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DNA Testing with Tissue Sample Units (TSU)

GeneSeek is now accepting tissue samples for DNA testing by using the GeneSeek Tissue Sample Units (TSU). GeneSeek currently accepts Beefmaster DNA samples in the form of blood, hair or tissue. If you would like to start collecting DNA samples via tissue sample units, please visit and review the GeneSeek TSU Order Form. GeneSeek offers various sampling units that will allow you to collect tissue samples through the ear tagging process. For more info about this tissue sample collection process and details on ordering a TSU Sampling Units please contact GeneSeek directly at or 402-435-0665.

Click here to learn more about Beefmaster DNA Testing

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Beefmaster Awards at San Antonio All Breeds Sale

On February 15th at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Commercial All Breeds Sale, Beefmaster breeders H.T. Chapman, Collier Farms and Rancho Dos Vidas represented the breed well.

H.T. Chapman won First Place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Heifers
Collier Farms won First Place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Cow/Calf Pairs
Rancho Dos Vidas won Second High Grading Pen of E6 females

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San Antonio International Beefmaster Subasta

Congratulations to the consignors of the Champions and Reserve Champions of the 2017 San Antonio International Subasta Auction held on February 11th in conjunction with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo!

photos left to right, top to bottom:

Reserve Grand Champion Bull, Wallen Prairie Ranch, Paul & Rhonda Wallen
Grand Champion Bull, Long Beefmasters, Fred & Judy Long
Second Place Pair, Collier Farms, Mike Collier
Champion Pair, Lyssy Beefmasters, Lawrence Lyssy
Second Place Bred, Halepeska Beefmasters, Gary & Abradella Halepeska
Champion Bred, Farm & Ranch Beefmasters, Kito & Leti Saenz
Second Place Open, Rancho Tres Hijos, Bud & Nancy Epley
Champion Open, Anderson Beefmasters, Steven & Lyn Anderson
Grand Champion Female, Farm & Ranch [...]

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