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Performance Article Series: Breeding with Purpose

 

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 [...]

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Buy a JBBA Ad and get a lot of Bang for Your Buck!

 

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 [...]

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Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program 2019-2020

 

The 2019-2020 Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program to be conducted at:

LANDAIR, INC.

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)

 

Requirements:

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 [...]

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New Fees Start January 1, 2019

 

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 [...]

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2018 Beef on Forage Beefmaster Bull Sale Report

 

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 [...]

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President’s Council Sale Report 2018

 

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL SALE

FRANKLIN, TN

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

Top Lots

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.

Other Lots

5B- Sugar britches semen, consigned by Painted Springs Beefmasters, Thompson Station, TN: [...]

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Ozark and Heart of America Fall Round Up Sale Report

 

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

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Performance Article Series: Part 7 Using EPDs

 

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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Isa Beefmasters Holds 57th Annual Bull Sale

 

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 [...]

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Flint Hills Classic Sale Report

 

Flint Hills Classic

Paxico, KS

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

Top Bulls

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.

Other Lots

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

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