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Frequently Asked Questions: New Online Registry System

 

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 dhenderson@beefmasters.org. 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?

  • 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 getting an error when I have a breeding agreement on file for the sire?

  • Breeding links and natural breeding agreements from the old system are not available in this new system. If you try to register an animal through your online account about receive the error “No Access to Sire” please call the office so we can move over the natural breeding agreement or breeding link. You can see what natural breeding agreements you have on file by going to “My Account” > “NAT Service Signatures” > “My Signatures”. This is where your current natural breeding agreements will be listed. If you have missing agreements, call the office at 210-732-3132.

Can I add weaning weights and yearling weights online?

Can I see my billing and account balance?

  • Yes, when you log into your account go to “My Account” > “My Billing”. Here you will be able to see what you have be billed and what your balance due or credit is. Online payments are not currently available. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call the office at 210-732-3132 or mail in a check.

Can I see my A.I. Certificates?

  • Yes, when you log into your account go to “My Account” > “AI Service Signatures” > “My Signatures”. This is where your current A.I. Certificates are listed.

Can I transfer A.I. Certificates online?

  • Yes, when you log into your account go to “My Account” > “AI Service Signatures” > “My Signatures”. This is where your current A.I. Certificates are listed. If you want to transfer any of the A.I. Certificates listed in your account select “Give” at the far right of the listing. ON the “Give Semen Signature” page enter the membership number of the person you are transferring A.I. Certificates to and the number of certificates in the “# Sigs” box. Then click give.

Can I transfer animals online?

  • Yes and no. If the animal has already been issued a breeding certificate then the original certificate must be returned to the office with transfer form completed on the back. If you are registering an animal online, then the transfer can be completed at the same time. When you register an animal that needs to be transferred make sure on the “My Calving” registration page to click “Hold Paper for Online Transfer”.  Once you click that, you will be able to go under “My Herd” and transfer the held papers by selecting “My Held Papers Transfer or Print”. Please note that if you don’t know the buyer’s member or non-member number then online transfers cannot be completed.

Can I print a copy of an animal’s certificate?

  • Yes, go to “My Reports”. From the drop down menu select “Copy Certificate” and then enter the animal’s certificate number and hit print. Once you hit print a new browser tab will pop up, where you can print from the browser or save the download.

Can I switch an animal from a performance “P” animal to a certified “C” animal online?

  • Yes, go to “My Herd” > then click on “My Unregistered Animals”. From there the system will bring up all of your “P” performance animals. For each animal you want a certificate on you will click “register” which is located on the far right of the animal’s row. It will take you to the registration screen, where you will then go to the very bottom and select “Purebred” from the “herdbook for registration” dropdown menu and then click “Register”. If you are wanting transfer the animal and do not want a breeding certificate mailed to you, make sure to click “Hold Paper for Online Transfer”. Then click “Save” and it will give you the animal’s certificate number.

Can I print my own barnsheet by year?

  • Yes, go to “My Reports” > “Ultrasound Barn Sheet by Year”. Then the year you want, what sexes you want included and the order of the animals. Then click print. It will bring your report up in a new window, where you can print from the browser or save the report to your computer.

Can I view my herd inventory and update my inventory?

  • Yes, go to “My Herd” > “My Registered Females” or “My Registered Males”. This will show you your current herd inventory of registered animals. You can update your inventory by clicking “Dispose” on the far right of the row for each respective animal. It will bring you to an “Animal Disposal” page where you must enter the disposal code and disposal date. Then click save, which will remove the animal from your inventory.

How do I complete my online work and make a payment?

  • Once you have completed your online work, please call the office at 210-732-3132 to make payment with a credit card and let our staff know you are ready for the work order to be closed and processed.
I received an emailed invoice from BBU Edelivery Report, is this a valid email and should I pay the invoice?
  • Yes and Yes! Our new system sends out completed workorder invoices to the email address on file for each member. The email is from “BBU Delivery” bbu_edelivery@cgenregistry.ca and the subject line reads “BBU Edelivery Report”. The email text will read “This report has been created by the BBU automated email delivery system” and the invoice is attached as a PDF file. This is a valid BBU invoice and if there is a balance due then payment can be made via a credit card over the phone or mailed check.
  • When you receive an email from bbu_edelivery@cgenregistry.ca DO NOT REPLY to this email. The BBU staff will not respond to your email. This is an automatic email system and this email address is not monitored. Please send ALL email correspondence to staff emails listed on the website.

I received a “Needs Natural Service Signature” error when completing an online registration, what do I need to do?

  • If you have a current natural breeding agreement or breeding link for the sire, then please contact the office. When we moved systems the natural breeding agreements and breeding links did not transfer over, so the staff will have to manually add in the natural service signatures from the old system. Once the natural service signatures are added into the system, then you can complete the animal’s registration. If you do not have a current natural breeding agreement, please complete this form and return to the office.

If you have already submitted your registration applications via the mail and now want to process them online, please let our office know by calling 210-732-3132. If registrations are submitted multiple ways, errors will occur. To avoid duplicates and errors please let us know if you want to process a previously submitted application via the online registry program.

Purchased animals are not appearing on weaning/yearling worksheets – you can email specific certificate numbers on those animals to the office and the office staff can edit it to make those animals appear on the reports.

You can fill out a sire picker list by going under tools and adding the sires you may be using to register calves. Then when you register under “My Calving” and go to put in a sire you can do the drop down for the sire entry and select the correct sire. Sire certificate numbers will only appear in drop down menu if the sire was put in the sire picker list manually.

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Beefmaster Promotion Group International Beefmaster Gala Sale Report

 

Beefmaster Promotion Group International Beefmaster Gala Sale – Houston, Texas – 3/3/2018

Lots Type Gross Average
4 Bull $10,050.00 $2,512.50
3 Bred Heifer $8,450.00 $2,816.66
8 Open Heifer $38,700.00 $4,837.50
1 Frozen Embryo $1,125.00 $1,125.00
1 Flush $6,000.00 $6,000.00
2 Semen $5,125.00 $2,562.50
19 Total Lots $69,450.00 $3,655.26
 

 

 

Category Description Price Consignor Purchased by
Open Lot 21 – 707 RGB Vivian – Logan x Baby Lisa $6,750 Rafter G Bar DK 5 Bar Ranch, TX
Lot 16 – 17/17 WR Dakota – Pinnacle x Roxie’s Duramax $6,500 Blue Ribbon Poco Velasco, MX
Lot 22 – 1616 – EMS King George x Sister Grove 1226 $6,100 Sister Grove Emmons Ranch, TX
 

 

 

Flush Lot 6 – 35/534 Lyssy’s Vogue  – Maverick x Hilltop 665-0 $6,000 Lyssy Beefmaster Steven & Lyn Anderson, TX
 

 

 

Bred Heifer Lot 12 – -G 16/99 – EMS Headliner x 3G 3574 Exposed to VFF Mr. ADV. 31-4 $4,000 Troy Glaser Emmons Ranch, TX
 

 

 

Bull Lot 9 – 9206 HL Fire in the Hole – EMS Fire House x T5 596-4 $3,750 Lindsey Ranch Steven & Lyn Anderson, TX
Lot 10 – 25 Painted on Smooth – EMS Smooth Cavalier x Amazing Jade $3,700 Moreno Ranches Cade Judd, TX
 

 

 

Semen Lot 4 – EMS Johnny Cash $100 per unit Ellis / Emmons Kacer Farms, KY .                     Ashley Smithey, TX
Lot 3 – CF Sugar Bear $75 per unit JBBA price Sugar Bear Syndicate Balla, Bode, Hardin, Parrish
Volume Buyers: Steven & Lyn Anderson, TX.; DK5 Bar, TX.; Emmons Ranch, TX.
Auctioneer – Anthony Mihalski
Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins
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Houston Magic XVIII Sale Report

 

Houston Magic XVIII – Houston, Texas – 3/2/2018

Lots Type Gross Average
6 Bull $29,500.00 $4,916.67
30 Open Heifer $134,550.00 $4,485.00
14 Bred Heifer $57,000.00 $4,071.43
2 Pairs $8,500.00 $4,250.00
3 Bred Cows $7,700.00 $2,566.67
5 Semen $13,690.00 $2,738.00
4 Frozen Embryo $22,700.00 $5,675.00
64 Total Lots $273,640.00 $4,275.63
 

 

Category Description Price Consignor Purchased by
Open Heifer Lot 53 – L2 67/17 – L2 Bushwacker x L2 Peggy Sue $24,000 L 2 Ranch Timber Ridge, TX
Lot 52 – L 2 69/17 – L 2 Captain Jack x Touch of Sugar $8,000 L 2 Ranch Cissna Ranch, TX.
Lot 27 – cf 851 – L 2 Infinity x CF Oasis $7,000 Cottage Farm Island Beefmasters, TX
Lot 26A – cf 856 – CF Sandman x CF Oasis $6,500 Cottage Farm Kacer Farms Inc., KY
Lot 7 – 127 ANS Sweet Thang – Panhandle Dream x Sweetwater 28 $6,500 Anderson Beefmaster NextGen, KS
 

 

Bull Lot 8 – BF 1631 – CF Sugar Britches x Super Sensation $11,000 Bailey Farms Farm & Ranch Beefmasters, TX
 

 

Bred Heifer Lot 51 – L2 79/16 – L2 Bushwacker x Mimi L2 112/09  Bred to L2 Turbo 21 $9,000 L 2 Ranch Stakes Ranch, LA.
Lot 61 – RH 54 – El Patron x Maxie L2 5/13 Bred to Fusion $6,000 Roadhouse Ranch Windy Hills, MS
Lot 48C – 267/5 Pauline – L2 Prodigy x AvaBred to JK Performance Model $5,000 Kreger /Bedlam Stakes Ranch, LA.
 

 

Frozen Embryo Lot 68a – Synergy x Tiger Secret $600 each Priola JA Beefmasters, MX
68d – Spartacus x Simply Knockout L2 145/10 $550 each Bailey Farms Brown & Sons, TN
 

 

Semen Lot 3a – Panhandle Dream – 80 units sold to 8 breeders $55 per unit Anderson Bfms.
Lot 3b – EMS Fire & Smoke – 58 units sold to 7 breeders $55 per unit Anderson Bfms.
 

 

Volume Buyers: Stakes Beefmasters, LA.;Timber Ridge, TX.; Nextgen, KS.; Farm & Ranch, TX.; JA Beefmasters, MX.; Hans Wittenburg, TX.; Casey’s Crooked Bar C Farm, LA.; Kacer Farms Inc., KY.
Auctioneer – Gerald Bowie
Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins
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Isa Beefmasters Wins Efficiency Test

 

Isa Beefmasters, LLC of San Angelo, Texas, is proud to announce that one of their Beefmaster heifers, L Bar 7102, recently won the Fall 2017 Efficiency Test at the Genetic Development Center (GDC) in Navasota, Texas. She had the highest Efficiency Index among 335 animals of 17 different breeds.

Gustavo Toro, manager at the Genetic Development Center, awarded L Bar 7102 the MVP (Most Valuable Performer) trophy of the test. According to Toro, “on top of that, Isa Beefmasters had four of the top ten animals by Efficiency Index and six of the top 11 animals for Residual Feed Intake (RFI). Congratulations to Isa Beefmasters for the outstanding performance of their animals.”

Feed efficiency is the talk in the beef industry right now. According to the GDC, “it’s no mystery the public wants ranchers to produce more environmentally efficient animals, but just as important is that rancher’s ability to stay profitable. Drought, diminishing land resources and feed costs are all factors that point to the need to develop more efficient and profitable cattle.”

The Genetic Development Center test is a 71-day gain test conducted on Growsafe Technology feeders, which measure each animal’s individual feed intake. This revolutionary technology allows us to go beyond just assessing what an animal gains in a defined period, but also what they consumed to make that gain. More information can be found at www.geneticdevelopmentcenter.com.

Isa President Lorenzo Lasater, the third generation of his family raising Beefmasters stated, “this was the first time we had an opportunity to test a set of cattle using the Growsafe Technology, so I was hopeful but nervous going in. To have outperformed so many cattle in so many competing breeds was a wonderful validation of our cattle selection efforts over the past 80 years. My grandfather established a balanced approach through the Six Essentials, and the payoff is cattle that are optimal in all phases of their productive lives, whether that be fertility, efficient gains, foraging, maternal ability, longevity or carcass quality.

L Bar 7102 is a daughter of “Escalade”, one of the Lasater’s top semen sires in partnership with Dbl D Bar Ranch of Industry, Texas. The bull is currently owned by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. L Bar 7102 will be bred May 1st at 14 months of age. If she breeds successfully in 60 days, she will join her mother in the herd.

For more information on Beefmasters and the Isa Program, please visit their website at www.isabeefmasters.com or contact Lorenzo Lasater directly at (325) 656-9126.

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South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report

 

NRG Park Houston, Texas

March 2, 2018

 

27 Bulls $173,750 avg $6,435

5 Pair $21,500 avg $4,300

16 Bred $87,750 avg $5,484

30 Open $128,500 avg $4,283

1 Pick $6,750

2 Semen $15,780 avg $7,890

81 Lots $434,030 avg $5,358

 

Top Bulls

Lot 79- Sire, CF Sugar Britches consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch,  Lockwood, MO;  Sold to Terry Chambers, Terrell, TX for $18,500.

Lot 77- Sire, Red Bull 511, consigned by V7 Ranch, Meyersville, TX:  Sold to Carlos Rascon, MX for $14,000.

Lot 73-  Sire, New Dimension, consigned by Collier Farms, Brenham, TX:  Sold to Tyler Gwosdz, Orange Grove, TX for $12,500.

Lot 67-  Sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Bailey Farm, Pinson, TN:  Sold to Tommy Brittingham, Laredo, TX for $10,000.

Lot 64-  Sire, Red October, consigned by Flying B Ranch, LaPryor, TX:  Sold to Steven Carpenter, Tecumseh, OK for $9,000.

 

Top Females

Lot 33- Open, sire, Sheldon McManus, Lake Charles, LA:  Sold to Buddy Raney, Groveland, FL for $15,000.

Lot 39-  Bred to CF Brock, consigned by Bailey Farm, Pinson, TN:  Sold to Tommy Brittingham, Laredo, TX for $9,000.

Lot 3-  Open, sire Panhandle Dream, consigned by Steven and Lyn Anderson, Amarillo, TX:  Sold to Jim Colvin, Seguin, TX for $8,500.

Lot 9-  Open, sire, WPR’s Chick Magnet, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch,  Lockwood, MO:  Sold to Ken Tews, Timpson, TX for $8,500.

Lot 13-  Open , sire CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Tyler Gwosdz, Orange Grove, TX:  Sold to Luciano Martinez, MX for $8,500.

 

Volume buyers:  Jose Iracheta, MX; Octavio Amparan, MX: Tommy Brittingham, Laredo, TX:  Buddy Raney, Groveland, FL: Terry Chambers, TX:  Carlos Rascon, MX:

 

Auctioneer-  Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, TX

Co-Sale Manager-  Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, TX

Co-Sale Manager-  3G Sales and Service, Franklin, GA

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B.E.E.F. Foundation for the Future Campaign Issues Matching Challenge

 

The “Foundation for the Future” endowment campaign launched in October 2017 and is an initiative to secure a permanent financial base which will enable the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) to aggressively accomplish research and education. This endowment campaign will help to both enhance the breed and provide credible scientific research and information for BBU members and the public on the benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

The goal for phase one of the campaign was to secure $1 million in pledges and this goal was completed prior to the public launch in October 2017. We are now in phase two of the campaign and the goal is to raise $2 million in pledges, which may be paid over five years, in 2018.

To reach this goal, B.E.E.F. has issued a matching challenge through an anonymous donor. The donor is offering a matching pledge of up to $10,000 and will match donations made to the B.E.E.F. General Fund between now and May 31, 2018. For example, if you donate $5,000 to the B.E.E.F. General Fund, then the anonymous donor will also donate $5,000.

Please note that donations eligible for the challenge must be ear marked for the General Fund versus Endowment, Research, Education, etc., and be made before May 31. If you would like to participate in the challenge and donate to the Foundation for the Future, please contact the Campaign Finance Director Roger Fuller at 512-659-5428 or rfuller2316@gmail.com. Or download the gifting form here and mark on the form that you would like to support the “general fund”.

All new foundation campaign donors and those who may have increased their respective pledges will be formally recognized each year at BBU’s convention and throughout the year. All donations to B.E.E.F. are fully tax-deductible as provided by law.

For more information about B.E.E.F. and ways to give please visit beefmasters.org/purebred/contribute.

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The Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation formed in 2009. B.E.E.F., is dedicated to making a great breed of cattle even better through scientific research, education of the breed’s future leaders and providing valuable information to the public about the Beefmaster breed as superior meat production animal.

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Performance Data, EPDs & Indices: Part 1

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

Since the domestication of animals, humans have been on a quest to improve animals for specific purposes. For example, breeding dogs for hunting or working livestock, as well as developing oxen for work or food. Different methods of improvement have evolved over time with improvements in the areas of science and technology.

Initially animal selection was made based solely on phenotype or visual evaluation. For work purposes, the larger more fit animals were selected and for milk purposes the animals who looked to produce the most milk were selected. This visual evaluation is still a part of the selection process today, but many other tools have been developed to provide more information to the breeder.

Pedigrees were used by people once they realized that animals tended to resemble their parents and other relatives. People selected certain sire and dam combinations to improve the phenotype of their animals. This was the beginning of the use of pedigrees to make breeding selections and improvements.

As there were advancements in the study of genetics and other technologies, there were advancements in the selection of animals. Weight, height and other measurement data sets were collected and these became valuable tools in the selection of breeding animals, eventually leading to the advancement of breeds. It all goes back to the old saying “you can’t improve what you don’t measure”.

It has always been the goal of animal breeders to improve their animals in the most effective and efficient ways possible. A tool that is extremely efficient and has been used for years is Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs). EPDs take into account the pedigree of the animal, the performance of the animal, the performance of the animal’s progeny, and the performance of related animals. This is a valuable tool to use, in combination with structure and conformation, to decide which animals to breed. EPDs are becoming even better with the advancements in the field of genomics.

Since domestication, humans have selected animals based on several factors. However, new technologies have emerged in order to make animal selection more efficient. Using the best tools available is the most efficient way to make improvements in any animal production.

This is the first article in a series that will go into detail on performance data, EPDs and indices. Stay tuned for more information.

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Beefmasters Win Big at San Antonio Livestock Show All Breeds Sale

 

Boerne, Texas – The 27th Annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo All Breeds Bull and Commercial Female Sale proved to be a successful event for five Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) members, with two of the breeders taking top honors. Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., Moore, Texas won Overall Grand Champion Pen of Females with their first place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Heifers. Collier Farms Beefmasters, Brenham, Texas won Overall Reserve Champion Pen of Females with their second place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Heifers.

The Beefmaster breeders were recognized prior to the sale held on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 after being selected as top-placing cattle during the judging held on Tues., Feb. 13, 2018. All of the cattle consigned to the sale are judged by a panel of twelve judges. This sale features purebred bulls and commercial heifers consigned by premier Texas ranches.

Rancho Dos Vidas won grand champion with their consigned pen of Beefmaster/E6 Certified bred heifers with Red Angus sired calves. This pen consisted of a super set of moderate framed, easy fleshing Red Angus x Beefmaster replacement females. Don Mullins is the owner of Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., and Lane Roberson is the ranch manager. Mullins is one of the first ranchers to utilize the Beefmaster breed, dating back to the 1960s.

“This is our seventh year to compete in the San Antonio All Breeds Sale. We started breeding our BBU registered females to Red Angus bulls eight years ago in an effort to clean up their underlines, get moderate sized calves and to become more functional as commercial cattle,” said Roberson.

Collier Farms Beefmasters won reserve champion with their consigned pen of Beefmaster/E6 Certified bred heifers with Angus sired calves. The ranch is owned by Mike and Rhonda Collier and Trey Scherer is the ranch manager. Since 1987, the Collier family has bred exclusively Beefmaster and Beefmaster influenced cattle, marketing and promoting the breed both domestically and internationally. Collier cattle are bred and raised to fit the demands of today’s commercial cattle industry.

“This is the third time for Rancho Dos Vidas to win Grand Champion Pen of Females with their Red Angus x Beefmaster females – 2013, 2014 and now 2018,” said BBU Executive Vice President Collin Osbourn. “However, this year is extra special because Beefmaster cattle not only took home the top honor, but also won the second top honor. It was a great day for the Beefmaster breed and our members.”

Three more Beefmaster honors went to well-known Texas ranches and prominent members of BBU. The first place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Cow/Calf Pairs award was presented to H.T. Chapman Cattle Company, Rockport, Texas. The first place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Open Heifers was awarded to Golden Meadows Ranch, Cotulla, Texas. The High Grading Beefmaster Bull award was presented to Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, Texas.

For more information on utilizing Beefmaster genetics for commercial crossbreeding contact Bill Pendergrass at 210-464-6002 or visit www.beefmasters.org/commercial. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, follow us on Instagram, view our videos on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter. Receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

 

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Beefmaster Breeders United is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

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FAQ: B.E.E.F. Foundation for the Future Campaign

 

1) What is the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation [B.E.E.F]?

Established in 2009, as a tax-exempt corporation, B.E.E.F., serves as the official education and scientific research affiliate of Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU].  It accomplishes this through scientific research and both public and industry education of the benefits of the Beefmaster breed as a superior meat product animal.

 

2) How does the foundation differ from Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU]?

While BBU serves as the official trade association of the Beefmaster breed in providing a variety of membership benefits and representing the breed regionally, nationally and internationally — B.E.E.F., serves as the breeds education and scientific research affiliate. All donations to the Foundation are 100% tax-deductible as provided by law.

 

3) How is the foundation governed?

The foundation currently has six elected volunteer BBU members on its Board of Directors via national regional elections.  As the foundation grows and in accordance with the foundation’s by-laws the board will be expanding its membership to better represent its national and corporate donor base.

 

4) What is the focus of the foundation?

Two-fold: (1) Scientific research to provide sustainable and credible data on the benefits of the breed, and (2) education of the industry’s leadership, BBU members and the general public of the benefits of the breed. In addition, continued support of youth scholarships, BBU youth and JBBA.

 

5)  What is the goal of the “Foundation for the Future Campaign”?

To establish an initial multi-million endowment corpus which will remain inviolate and from which the foundation will utilize the earnings from the corpus investments to fund identified and appropriate research and educational initiatives. It will accomplish this through both immediate cash investments and pledges which may be paid over a 5-year period.

 

6) What is the amount raised to date?

We are very pleased to announce, that with the campaign just having recently been publicly launched, over $1,000,000 has been raised through direct contributions and secured pledges within a five-year period.

 

7)  Why give to the foundation?

1)  To provide a secure and permanent financial base for B.E.E.F.

2)  Enable the foundation to fund viable, useable, proven scientific data favorable to the breed & provide information to the public and BBU members on its benefits.

3)  Eliminate the need for total dependency on annual and unpredictable fundraising.

4)  Giving something back to the breed

5)  Leaving a legacy for future generations.

6)  Investment support is 100% tax-deductible.

 

8)  Are contributions tax deductible?

Yes. The foundation has been designated a 501(c)(3) corporation. Anything of value may be donated with full tax-deducible IRS credit as provided by law.

 

9)  Do pledges have to be paid all at once?

No. Pledges may be paid within a 5-year period.

 

10) How are contributions recognized?

All contributions are recognized in accordance with the level of amount of the donation.

Contributions/pledges in the amount of $25,000 & up are designated special recognition as Founding Members of the foundation’s Legacy Society with numerous recognition benefits as indicated in the Campaign Prospectus.

 

11) What portion of the donations will be spent on administration costs to run the foundation?

The foundation serves primarily as a funding mechanism, while engaging major research universities and professionals in accomplishing its goals. Thus, eliminating the need for extensive administration cost and allowing the monies to go to results. On the recommendation of the Endowment Investment Committee, the B.E.E.F., Board of  Directors has chosen to commit 100% of endowment monies to the lasting endowment.

 

12) How will the endowment be invested and what will be the return?

All contribution monies will be invested in secured conservative investment accounts overseen by the Investment Committee comprised of qualified members of BBU and managed by professional investment managers.

 

13)  When can I expect to see programs being funded?

Programs are already being funded and completed such as the recently announced Development of Beefmaster GE-EPDs to help build a diverse panel of Beefmaster genetics to be the foundation for the calculation of the GE-EPDs. We will see   additional program funding as monies are donated and invested with full funding once all pledges are fulfilled within a 5 year period.

 

14)  What is the process to get programs funded?

A formal Funding Request with prescribed details must be submitted to the foundation’s Program Committee who will evaluate the request and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration. The foundation will work with BBU staff in evaluating  the appropriateness and value of the request as it applies to the mission and goals of the Foundation and BBU.

 

15)  How can I get further information on the foundation?

Contact any member of the National Campaign Committee, B.E.E.F, Board of Directors  or BBU Senior Staff.  Also,

Roger Fuller

Campaign Finance Director

1955 CR  106

Paige, TX  78659-4210

[P] 512-659-5428 [F] 888-870-2404 [E-mail]: rfuller2316@gmail.com

 

Receive Free Campaign Prospectus by contacting:

Sarah Davis

BBU Staff Campaign Coordinator

“Foundation for the Future Endowment Campaign”

118 W. Bandera Rd.

Boerne, TX  78006

sdavis@beefmasters.org |  210-732-3132

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Beefmaster Bulls Included in Integrity Beef Alliance Program

 

Boerne, Texas - Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef’s board of directors for inclusion in the program. Beefmaster bulls are the newest addition to the program and join the already approved bull breeds of Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Red Angus.

“This past year has been an excellent year of growth for the Integrity Beef Alliance, both in participation numbers, but also marketing opportunities for members,” says Executive Director of Integrity Beef Dr. Robert Wells. “Additionally, Alliance leadership has taken numerous steps to further guarantee the future success of the program. Some of the changes that have been made are inclusion of more approved bull breeds.”

Established in 2000 by the Noble Research Institute (formerly the Noble Foundation), Integrity Beef is the culmination of best management practices developed by Noble’s agricultural consultants and recommended to producers who participate in the organization’s no-cost consultation program. Integrity Beef is a comprehensive beef production system that produces the highest quality calves possible for the next supply chain owner and the consumer, while improving returns for ranchers through value added traits.

Integrity Beef emphasizes progressive management methods, ranch stewardship and humane care of all livestock. Integrity Beef includes a terminal production system that uses a value added, preconditioning program. Through uniform and elevated standard management practices, Integrity Beef producers’ cattle far surpass industry standards for performance, quality, health and behavior.

Beefmasters are a strong compliment to the well thought out Integrity Beef program. Adding value and increasing efficiency at every turn is what Integrity Beef strives for and Beefmasters will help in those regards.

“As a piece of the Integrity Beef maternal equation, Beefmasters will capitalize on heterosis, maximize terminal crossbreeding, increase value adding selection tools and solidify commercial genomics,” says Vice President of Marketing and Research Bill Pendergrass. “All of these steps increase efficiency for the rancher, feeder, packer and ultimately the consumer, while also securing our ranches for the next generation of cattlemen and women.”

If you are a Beefmaster breeder interested in participating in the Integrity Beef Program the requirements for inclusion are as follows: for the terminal program, bulls must be in the top 20% of the breed for weaning weight (WW) and yearling weight (YW) at time of purchase by the member owner. For the replacement female program, the bull the replacement is bred to for the first calf must be in the top 20% of the breed for calving ease direct (CED), WW and YW. For those who wish to become a member of Integrity Beef, there are other requirements that must be met depending on which program a person is interested in. Please refer to www.integritybeef.org for more requirement details. For more information about joining the Integrity Beef Alliance, please contact Robert Wells at integritybeef@noble.org or 580.224.6430.

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Beefmaster Breeders United (www.beefmasters.org), located in Boerne, Texas, is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

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