Dear Beefmaster Breeders United members, Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association members, and other concerned individuals:
It is well understood that any viable pure breed of cattle in America today cannot exist without the demand for their genetics in the beef industry and by the commercial cattleman. Over the past ten years the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Board of Directors, staff, and BBU leadership have been very involved with the beef cattle industry and have represented the Beefmaster breed domestically and around the globe in a professional and honorable manner. This has included representation at many state cattlemen association meetings and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as well as visits and conferences with major commercial feed yard operators, packers, sale barn owners and various academic organizations, institutes, and agricultural universities from around the country. Through the countless hours spent in these endeavors, the BBU team has promoted the breed to the fullest extent [...]
Below is a list of the trade shows Beefmaster Breeders United will participate in as an exhibitor for the 2018 – 2019 convention season. We allow members to participate as a co-exhibitor with our booth space, for a fee, to promote sales or private treaty sales. If you would like to share in the cost and the booth space at any of the trade shows listed below please contact Jeralyn Novak at email@example.com or 210-732-3132. At all of the trade shows we welcome any and all BBU members to come work the booth and promote the association at no cost.
Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference: June 15, 2018 – Ardmore Convention Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Cattlemen Association: July 20-21, 2018 – Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma
Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course: August 6-8, 2018 – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Ozark Fall FarmFest – October 5-7, 2018 – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, Missouri
California Cattlemen [...]
Andy Boudreau, a young 83-year-old, met life’s challenges head-on, but he could not overcome an aggressive lung cancer and its side effects no matter how hard he fought. Andy lost his final challenge and passed away with close family and friends at his side on May 24, 2018.
Andy was born on December 18, 1934, in Beaumont, Texas. He attended parochial schools with his siblings, commuting from their rural Lumberton home. During his teen years, he participated in all sports, excelling in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Wharton County Junior College, and then Andy, a mathematics wizard, went on to receive a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University. Relocating to Houston in the mid ‘60’s and later to Richmond in 1979, Andy spent his professional career constructing gasoline plants all over the world, retiring from Mustang Engineering three years ago.
During the mid ‘80s, Andy discovered his true passion when [...]
By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative
There are several other traits that are measured either at the time of birth or when calves are weaned. These include a calving ease score and udder scores at birth, then mature cow weight at weaning. These traits are important for the survival of the calf, the longevity of the cow and the efficiency of the cow. A live calf every year is the goal of most producers and having low maintenance cattle that are able to produce calves for many years are very valuable. By measuring these traits there is information provided for calculating both direct and maternal calving ease, as well as the development of new EPDs for udder scores and mature cow weights. These are all traits that are important for maternal ability and can possibly be incorporated into the calculation of $M index.
Calving ease is an [...]
Freestone County Fairgrounds in Fairfield, TX
May 19, 2018
33 heifers entered
Calf Champion- Dylan Simons, Gilmore’s Heavenly Grace
Reserve Calf – Kaylee Beason, Lyssys Marie Laveau
Junior Champion- Braylee Mackie, Miss Legit
Reserve Junior- Reece Wrobleski, CHRK Wildfire
Senior Champion- Rebecca Small, Miss KK
Reserve Senior- Braylee Mackie, Ms Opal
Overall Champion- Dylan Simons, Gilmore’s Heavenly Grace
Reserve- Kaylee Beason, Lyssys Marie Laveau
Bred and Owned Champion- Emily Martin, 4M Firefox
Reserve- Ryan Wrobleski, RMW Penny
Junior- Kyndall Rhodes
Intermediate- Kaylee Beason
Senior- Braylee Mackie
Top Ten Exhibitors
April 21, 2018 in Crockett, Texas
98 heifers entered
Calf Champion- Saige Tassin, Ellis’ Elizabeth
Reserve Calf – Kaylee Beason, Miller 785
Junior Champion- Braylee Cowan, Lukes Cold Heart
Reserve Junior- Amelia Buckley, BR Selena
Senior Champion- Travis Glaser, Annabelle
Reserve Senior- Rebecca Small, Miss KK
Overall Champion- Braylee Cowan, Lukes Cold Heart
Reserve- Saige Tassin, Ellis’ Elizabeth
Bred and Owned Champion- Braylee Cowan, Lukes Cold Heart
Reserve- Amelia Buckley, BR Selena
Intermediate- Kaylee Beason
Senior- Saige Tassin
Top Ten Exhibitors
By Lisa Bard, BluePrint Media | BIF Sponsor
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is celebrating 50 years in 2018. Themed “Elevating the Industry,” the Annual Meeting and Research Symposium is poised not only to celebrate the last 50 years but launch into the next 50.
BIF was officially founded in 1968, but its formation began the previous January during a meeting at the National Western Stock Show. At that time, a group of producers and researchers – spearheaded by Colorado cattle producer, lawyer and performance evaluation advocate Ferry Carpenter, and Frank Baker, the federal Extension livestock specialist in 1967 – met with the goal to move the cattle industry from its historical basis of visual appraisal to one of evaluation based on performance.
Thus began a very powerful and intentional “performance movement” in the cattle industry that continues and thrives today. Fifty years later, the 2018 BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium [...]
A standing room only crowd witnessed the 40th Annual Ozark and Heart of America Spring Sale in Springfield, Mo., on April 14th. There were 209 registered buyers from 11 states competing for the 180 lots. Cattle went to Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Kansas and Alabama.
Thirty yearling futurity bulls averaged $2,606, 57 tested bulls averaged $3,170, 36 pairs averaged $2,427, 29 yearling futurity heifers averaged $2,484, 19 bred heifers averaged $1,989, and 9 bred cows averaged $1,833.
There were 68 consignors with 17 being first time consignors to the sale. Thank you to all the buyers and consignors that helped make this such a successful sale.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 – GIDDINGS, TEXAS
39 OPEN HEIFERS AVERAGED $12,179.49
27 BRED HEIFERS AVERAGED $13,129.63
18 PAIRS AVERAGED $13,305.56
2 BULLS AVERAGED $12,500.00
SEMEN SALES TOTALED $38,060.00
EMBRYO SALES TOTALED $33,800.00
TOTAL SALES: $1,165,860.00
SALE AVERAGE: $13,248.41
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