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 [...]
SAN ANTONIO – The schedule has been set and young Beefmaster breeders are preparing for the 32nd annual Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Convention and Junior Show to be held in West Monroe, La. The show and convention will take place at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center from July 17 – 23.
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. Dr. Randy Perry of Fresno State University will judge the National Heifer Show. Perry has judged most of the major livestock shows in the nation, has a vast wealth of experience in all beef cattle breeds, and has served in beef industry leadership roles at the national level.
Chris Mullinix of Manhattan, Kan., will serve as the judge for the Bred & Owned Heifer Show, E6/Advancer Show and the National Bull [...]
In the past we have relied on donations of semen from breeders across the country for our junior members. We now ask breeders to nominate their top bulls to the JBBA A.I. program. The 2016 bulls that were nominated are listed in the 2016 JBBA A.I. Brochure that is available online NOW! View it below!
JBBA members will be allowed to contact nominated bull BBU members from March 1-May 1, 2016 and purchase semen on bulls nominated from BBU breeders at a cost of $15 per straw of semen.
For more information about the JBBA A.I. Program or to learn the requirements for nominating a bull for next year’s program, please download the program’s rules and form.
In the past we have relied on donations of semen from breeders across the country for our junior members. We are asking breeders to nominate their top bulls to the JBBA A.I. program. Rules for the A.I. program are:
BBU members will nominate Beefmaster bulls to the JBBA office and pay a nomination fee for each bull of $150.
Bull nominations and fees are due by January 20, 2016 to JBBA office. You may email picture of bull (if available) and footnotes to firstname.lastname@example.org
JBBA members will be allowed to contact BBU members from March 1-May 1, 2016 and purchase semen on bulls nominated from BBU breeders at a cost of $15 per straw of semen.
BBU members are allowed to limit number of straws of semen a JBBA member is allowed to purchase on each bull.
If breeder limits the number of straws of semen that they are willing to sell to JBBA members [...]
2016 JBBA National Show Hotel Arrangements: July 17-23, 2016
**IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM BOOKING A ROOM AT ANY OF THE BELOW HOTELS BEFORE THE CUTOFF DATE ASK TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER OF THAT HOTEL**
Best Western Complimentary breakfast.
405 Thomas Road
West Monroe, LA
King Rooms $93.95/night plus tax
Double Rooms: $99.95/night plus tax
Room cut-off date: June 17, 2016
Ask for Junior Beefmaster rate.
Hampton Inn West Monroe Complimentary hot/cold breakfast.
601 Main Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
$119.00/night plus tax
King or 2 queen beds
Room cut-off date: June 26, 2016
Room block name: JBBA Beefmaster
Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
400 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
$130/night plus tax
Room cut-off date: June 25, 2016
Room block name: Junior Beefmaster
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Complimentary hot breakfast.
603 Constitutional Drive
West Monroe, La 71292
$119/night plus tax
King or 2 queen beds
Room cut-off date: June 20, 2016
Room block name: Beefmaster/JBBA National Show and Convention
Super 8 Motel-West Monroe Complimentary hot/cold breakfast.
West Monroe, LA 71291
In Texas and surrounding states, the major show season is not far off! At many of these shows the Beefmaster breed will lead the way with numbers of animals and exhibitors. The future of our breed is bright thanks to the hard work and dedication of the youth showing our cattle.
As a breed, we realize the importance of getting young people involved with Beefmasters and exposing them to the benefits of the breed. That is why we published the first edition of The Beefmaster Banner in January 2015. Thousands of copies of this directory were distributed at stock shows and other Beefmaster events, as well as mailings to every county extension office within the Beefmaster footprint. Additionally, FFA chapters in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi received The Beefmaster Banner at school to use as an in-class reference. With articles on nutrition, crossbreeding, cattle management and the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association [...]
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