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
By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative
The traits of birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight are all economically important to cattlemen. Birth weight is one of the leading causes of dystocia in cattle and can cause the loss of cow and/or calf. This leads many cow-calf producers to look for bulls with low birth weights. The majority of calves in the United States are also sold at weaning and are sold by the pound, so weaning heavy weaning weights are important to these producers. Other producers will retain ownership of calves through the feed yard and yearling weight can be an indicator of how well they will perform there. By measuring these weights on your cattle and recording the weights with the BBU registry system, you provide more information for the calculation of EPDs.
Birth weights are the first weights that should be recorded and should [...]
Huebner Brothers Cattle Company of Bay City, Texas has been crossing their cattle across the Colorado River, from their winter pastures on the 11-mile Matagorda Island that runs from Matagorda to Port O’Connor, for over 100 years. The part where the cattle cross the river is about 200 yards across and 15 feet deep, just at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico.
Before the cattle are driven across the island and across the river, the cowboys rope the smallest calves and load them in a trailer so they can ship them across on a river barge. Most of the calves can make the swim across the river, but we were on boats prepared to help the calves that struggled with the swim or got confused and swam the wrong way. No cows or calves were lost from the drive or swim.
On April 3rd I got to experience this cattle drive [...]
The 2018 Youth Beef Industry Conference (YBIC), hosted by the American Angus Association, was held in Ohio. “What an incredible experience building tomorrow’s leaders today,” exclaimed Bonnie Ramirez, JBBA Youth Director. Approximately 160 youth leaders representing 18 different breed/cattle associations participated in this year’s YBIC. “JBBA had four young ladies who proudly represented the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association at the conference,” Ramirez added. JBBA leaders that attended YBIC included Braylee Mackie – District 5 director, Amanda McCoskey – Reporter, Kodi Stapp – District 2 Director and Caitlin Vargas – District 4 Director. According to the YBIC coordinator, this year denoted one of the larger YBIC events ever held.
YBIC participants appreciated an energetic, powerful and inspirational keynote presentation by A’Ric Jackson. His mission is to teach, inspire, and encourage all those who hear him, and to take the challenge of helping others pursue their goals and dreams. “He really energized [...]
Tunica, MS 3-31-18
3 Bulls $13,250 avg $4,417
2 3n1 $5,800 avg $2,900
2 Pair $6,100 avg $3,050
14 Bred $33,900 avg $2,421
18 Open $46,650 avg $2,592
2 Picks $8,000 avg $4,000
1 Semen $25,00
1 Embryo Lot $4,525
43 Lots $120,725 Avg $2,808
Lot 14- Sire, CHRK Sledgehammer, consigned by brock Clay, Meridian, MS: Sold to Ty Reeves, Carthage, MS for $7000.
Lot 4- Bred to CF Brock, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN: Sold to Windy Hills, Poplarville, MS for $4500.
Lot 43- Open, Sire, EMS Captain Britches, consigned by Gerry Stricklin, Savannah, TN: Sold to Next Gen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS for $4500.
Lot 3- Open, Sire,m EMS Fire House, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN: Sold to Ken Gooch, Jackson, TN for $4000.
Lot 36- Pair, Calf Sire, Panther Creek Partners 495, consigned by Panther Creek, Bells, TN: Sold to Steven Anderson, Amarillo, TX for $3800.
Lot 11- Bred to BCF’s Hopes Hammer, consigned by Brock Clay, Meridian, [...]
With any new system, comes many questions. Here are some pointers/reminders and our answers to the most common questions we have received about the new online registry system.
How do I login?
Before you can login you must have a temporary password. To receive your temporary password, email Donna your name and membership number at email@example.com. You must submit request by email, if you call the office the staff will direct you to send an email. Here is a video on how to login and register an animal.
How do I register an animal?
View this video tutorial
Make sure to switch the “Calving Year” at the top of the “My Calving” registration page so that is matches the year of birth of the calf you are adding. If you are registering different year calf crops at one sitting, you must make sure to change the “Calving Year” at the top.
Why am I [...]
Beefmaster Promotion Group International Beefmaster Gala Sale – Houston, Texas – 3/3/2018
Lot 21 – 707 RGB Vivian – Logan x Baby Lisa
Rafter G Bar
DK 5 Bar Ranch, TX
Lot 16 – 17/17 WR Dakota – Pinnacle x Roxie’s Duramax
Poco Velasco, MX
Lot 22 – 1616 – EMS King George x Sister Grove 1226
Emmons Ranch, TX
Lot 6 – 35/534 Lyssy’s Vogue – Maverick x Hilltop 665-0
Steven & Lyn Anderson, TX
Lot 12 – -G 16/99 – EMS Headliner x 3G 3574 Exposed to VFF Mr. ADV. 31-4
Emmons Ranch, TX
Lot 9 – 9206 HL Fire in the Hole – EMS Fire House x T5 596-4
Steven & Lyn Anderson, TX
Lot 10 – 25 Painted on Smooth – EMS Smooth Cavalier x Amazing Jade
Cade Judd, TX
Lot 4 – EMS [...]
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