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Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program 2019-2020

 

The 2019-2020 Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program to be conducted at:

LANDAIR, INC.

2050 Brown Ranch Lane

Beeville, Texas  78102

Mission: Provide a bull development program for LOBBA members.

Will include the following:

grow and condition yearling Beemaster bulls on a silage based ration
record average daily rate of gain (100-120 days test)
obtain weight per day of age
collect scan data and scrotal measurement
collect yearling weights
maintain growing period through summer months
conditioning and preparation for LOBBA Bull Sale 2020 acquire rate of gain during conditioning period

 

Bull eligibility: Ages September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

(Fall group: 9-1-17 through 12-31-2017;  Spring group: 1-1-18 through 5-31-18)

 

Requirements:

Current LOBBA membership
Entry nomination fee of $10.00 per bull to LOBBA

 

When arriving at LANDAIR (Brown Ranch):

Copy of BBU registration certificate
Legible permanent ID (brand or tattoo) , tag in left ear with ID and date of birth
Suggested health vaccination and protocol (see LANDAIR contract)
All bulls will be given a booster vaccine on […]

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Positive Outlook Ahead for Beefmaster Breeders

By BBU Executive Vice President, Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., PAS

Many cattle producers received some much needed moisture this past week, while cattle prices also remain high and the beef export market remains favorable. Other than the high cost of feed, fuel and fertilizer most beef industry professionals agree it is a great time to be in the beef cattle industry. There also seems to be trend in the beef industry to put the “cow” back into the beef industry’s “black hided” genetics. This has been very good news for the breeders of Bos Indicus cattle. This trend has been strong toward the Beefmaster breed. Here at Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) we have received more interest in Beefmaster bulls than ever before. It appears that cattlemen are searching out large numbers of Beefmaster bulls to breed the fertility, longevity, docility and growth back into their cow herds. Performance tested Beefmaster bulls […]

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Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation to Fund Genomic Sequencing of Beefmaster Sires Through the University of Missouri

SAN ANTONIO – At its January 2013 meeting the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Board of Directors finalized funding for a research project at the University of Missouri for genomic sequencing of Beefmaster bulls. This sequencing is meant to enhance the understanding and genetic prediction of Beefmaster cattle performance.

The $27,500 research study was recommended for funding to the board by Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Long Range Planning Committee and will be awarded to the University of Missouri’s Dr. Jerry Taylor who serves as the wurdack chair of animal genomics and curators’ and a professor of genetics and animal sciences.

Taylor expressed that the B.E.E.F., funding will be used in tandem with funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to deep sequence the genomes of high-impact bulls to identify variation in growth, carcass quality, feed intake, disease resistance and early embryonic loss.

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