BOERNE, TEXAS – More than 200 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members gathered the week of July 15-21, 2018, at the Four States Fairgrounds and Holiday Inn Convention Center in Texarkana, Ark., for a fun-filled week at the 2018 JBBA National Show and Convention.
In addition to the cattle shows, the event also included contests, leadership training, engaging speakers, a live and silent auction fundraiser, family fun night, the annual awards banquet and dance and other exciting activities.
Bonnie Ramirez, JBBA Coordinator, said if she had to describe the week-long event in a few words they would be “An Awesome Experience.”
“Though it was a long, hot and tiring week; the fellowship, fun and comradery experienced was one like no other,” Ramirez said. “I am so proud of the Beefmaster youth. They did great participating in contests, showing their animals, meeting and making new friends, and working. It takes a village to execute [...]
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
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 [...]
BOERNE, Texas – Over two hundred Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and their families traveled to the MPEC – J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center in Wichita Falls, Texas for the 33rd Annual JBBA National Show and Convention from July 16-22. This week-long event hosted Junior Beefmaster breeders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Along with the cattle shows and convention, money was also raised to support the JBBA program.
“A big thank you to the auction donors, live auction buyers and Calcutta auction buyers. The auctions held last week raised over $16,000 for the Junior Beefmaster Breeders program,” said Collin Osbourn, Beefmaster Breeders United Chief Financial Officer.
During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2017-2018 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.
President: Cristian Samano of Decatur, Texas
President Elect: Raleigh Scherer of Brenham, Texas
Secretary: Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas
Treasurer: Seth [...]
The previously scheduled judge for showmanship classes at the 2017 JBBA National Show had to cancel due to unforeseen schedule changes and the new 2017 JBBA National Show showmanship judge is Dr. David Roper of Tarleton State University.
Dr. David Roper currently serves as the Judging Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor within the Department of Animal Science & Vet Technology at Tarleton State University (TSU). Prior to arriving at TSU in September 2016, David served as the Virginia State Extension Livestock Specialist where he had the opportunity to coach the 2015 National Champion 4-H Livestock Judging team as well as manage several state wide youth events. He and his wife, Jennifer, and three boys (Ty, Kase, and Lane) now reside in Gorman, Texas. They are actively making preparations for the start of their youth show careers and look forward to being in the ring soon.
David received his Bachelors in Animal Science [...]
BOERNE, TEXAS – The schedule has been set and young Beefmaster breeders are preparing for the 33rd annual Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Convention and Junior Show to be held in Wichita Falls, Texas. The show and convention will take place at the J S Bridwell Agricultural Center from July 16 – 22.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to compete with their cattle in the E6/Advancer Show, National Heifer Show, National Bull Show, Bred & Owned Heifer Show and Showmanship Contest. Matt Claeys of West Lafayette, Ind., will judge the National Heifer Show. Dr. Dave Nichols of Manhattan, Kan., will serve as the judge for the Bred & Owned Heifer Show, E6/Advancer Show and the National Bull Show. The showmanship contest judge is Jared Givens.
Claeys grew up in Atkinson, Ill., and attended Black Hawk East Community College and the University of Illinois. He was a member of the judging teams [...]
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 www.beefmasters.org 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
Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen Scholarship
Kenneth Lewis Memorial Scholarship
SAN ANTONIO – One hundred and seventy two Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and their families traveled to the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La., for the 32nd Annual JBBA Convention and National Show from July 17-23. This week-long event hosted Junior Beefmaster breeders from Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
“The contests in West Monroe were very successful and congratulations to all the exhibitors, we look forward to seeing you next year in Wichita Falls, Texas,” said Matt Woolfolk, Junior Program Coordinator. “Also a huge thank you to our numerous sponsors for supporting the future of the Beefmaster breed. This junior program is possible because of the support from businesses and families.”
During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2016-2017 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.
Remember when you were in school and the month of May signaled summer was just around the corner? The teachers were trying to teach their final lesson plan, dates had been set on the calendar for final exams and the whole school was on the “Countdown”, especially the seniors.
The Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) is on the count down and waiting in anticipation for the scholarship applications that will be arriving from graduating high school seniors and current college students. The scholarship information has been posted on the BBU website along with all the necessary details. Once the applications are received, they are reviewed by a scholarship committee and finalists are selected. The winners of the scholarships are announced at the JBBA convention banquet in July. B.E.E.F. will issue up to four $1,000 scholarships to be used for the recipient’s fall tuition.
B.E.E.F. feels strongly about investing in the lives of [...]
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