New Genetic Evaluation
The new genetic evaluation has been completed and updated EPDs are now posted online! Search animals and EPDs online here > animal/EPD search
Read Latest Issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight
As you read this, the fall 2017 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight has been mailed out to over 10,000 cattlemen and women. If you did not receive a hard copy, you can view and read it online at beefmasters.org in the media center under the commercial section! We encourage you to share the digital version with your friends, family and other cattle producers you do business with. Of course, we are happy to mail you more hard copies to share with your friends. If you would like more hard copies, please email Jeralyn at email@example.com or call us at 210-732-3132.We hope you enjoy the fall issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight!
Bill Pendergrass Health Update
On August 10, 2017 our Executive Vice President Bill Pendergrass suffered a stroke. After several days in ICU, Bill got stronger and was transported to TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, which is the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and number two in the nation for stroke rehabilitation. Bill gets stronger and better every day, which is promising for a strong recovery! Please continue to pray for Bill’s full recovery and cards of well-wishes may be sent to TIRR Memorial Hermann, Attn: Bill Pendergrass, 1333 Moursund Street, Room 602A – 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77030.
Fall 2017 Sire Summary Posted OnlineThe fall 2017 Sire Summary is available on the BBU website. If you would like a copy of the fall 2017 Sire Summary mailed to you, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132. To be included in the spring 2018 Sire Summary all data must be recorded in the BBU system by February 1, 2018. Members needs to get their data into the BBU office on or before January 15, 2018. Please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 if you have any questions.
Beefmaster International Tour
BBU is excited to be hosting the first Beefmaster Breeders International Tour and we are expecting guests from several different countries. The tour will take place from October 22 – 25, 2017 and we will visit ranches and operations in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The tour schedule details are enclosed in the packet linked below. If you will be attending the tour, please complete the registration form from the packet and return it to our office with payment by October 1, 2017.
Convention Registration is NOW OPEN!
Join us for the 2017 BBU Convention and enjoy Beefmasters on the Bay in Galveston, Texas from Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28, 2017. Our convention will be held at The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.Convention registration is now open, to register please use the registration form on our website. Complete the convention registration form and return it to the BBU office with your check payment. If you would like to pay with your credit card on file, please indicate this on the registration form. Please note that the discounted pre-registration deadline is October 6, 2017.
Advertise in 2018 The Banner - Beefmaster Seedstock Directory
The Banner - Beefmaster Seedstock Directory is a publication designed to reach FFA and 4-H students at the grassroots level to promote Beefmasters in the FFA classroom and county 4-H extension office. Additionally, The Banner is distributed at the major livestock shows and beef industry trade shows that BBU participates in. The Banner contains articles the junior exhibitor will find useful on topics such as selection, nutrition and management. JBBA will be promoted to help draw new members while also promoting JBBA activities, participation in leadership roles and scholarship opportunities.
Frequency: Once Yearly - January
Distribution: 5,000 + students throughout the United States
Ad Space Deadline: November 15, 2017
Audience: JBBA, 4-H, & FFA Members/Students
Format: Full-Color Magazine
If you would like to reserve your advertisement space or get price information, please contact Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFA Heifer Development Program
Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that SFA will host our heifer development program again this fall. Weaned heifers weighing between 400-700 lb will be accepted into the program beginning mid-October with a start date of November 3, 2017. Producers needing to deliver cattle at an earlier date may do so by contacting farm manager Chris Koffskey. Calves will be developed on a forage-based diet. Information on the program along with the signup sheet is linked below.
For more information contact Chris Koffskey (979)224-8178 or (936)468-6948 or Dr. Erin Brown (936)468-4433.
The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) ear tag program is designed to add more value to your high quality Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross calves. These “Original Z1 No-Snag-Tag” one-piece Z Tags are available through the BBU office and they will help identify the calves you sell as being Beefmaster and/or Beefmaster influenced animals.
Ear tags are currently available through contacting the BBU office at 210-732-3132. These Beefmaster ear tags cost $1.75 each plus shipping. Please note that these tags are one-piece Z Tags and require a specific tagging gun. Tagging guns are available for $25.00 plus shipping through the BBU office also. The minimum ear tag order is 25 tags and the ear tags will be shipped when payment is received. For more information please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or email@example.com.
Central States is in the beginning stages of organizing a Beefmaster influenced replacement female sale. There are a lot of questions and ideas that go along with this. In the next few months, a round-table meeting will be taking place to discuss everything. The big question that involves all of us is, who can produce these females. It goes without saying that the females need to be of breeding age and on up. This means a breeder needs to hold on to these females for an additional year or more after weaning. If you’re interested in being a part of this sale (commercial or purebred breeder) please drop a quick email to Greg Lemke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have updated the BBU Membership Sign with the new association logo. If you would like to order a BBU Membership Sign please contact our official sign distributor: City Silk Screen.
City Silk Screen
Attn: Nat Garcia
San Antonio, TX 78214
Beefmasters on the Bay
2017 BBU CONVENTION RETURNS TO GALVESTON
The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center was a huge hit during the 2015 BBU Convention, so back by popular demand this year’s convention will be held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas from October 26-28, 2017.Reserve your room now at the Moody Gardens Hotel by calling 1-888-388-8484 and asking for the Beefmaster rate of $139 per night plus tax. Self-parking is complimentary. Visit www.moodygardenshotel.com for a full overview of the beautiful property and amenities. We have been in touch with Moody Gardens and they had no damage from Hurricane Harvey. Convention will go forward as planned!
Become a Trade Show Exhibitor at Beefmasters on the Bay!During the 2017 BBU Convention, businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit and display their products during the BBU Trade Show. If you would like to be a trade show exhibitor, please fill out the exhibitor form found here. For questions, contact Sarah Davis at 210-732-3132 or email@example.com. We have been in touch with Moody Gardens and they had no damage from Hurricane Harvey. Convention will go forward as planned!
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Beefmaster Caps and Cups For Sale
We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! Cap options are in photos below. If you would like to order a cap please call Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 to pay with a credit card over the phone. Or mail $26.80 ($20/cap and $6.80 for shipping) check payment made out to Beefmaster Breeders United to Attn: Jeralyn Novak, 118 W. Bandera Road, Boerne, TX 78006. Please put in the check memo section: Beefmaster Cap. Please indicate which caps and what quantities you want to purchase. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
We are also selling Beefmaster Breeders United RTIC 30 Oz Stainless Steel Tumbler cups for $30 each plus shipping.
Fall Ultrasound Season is Almost Here
Make sure to contact your ultrasound technician to schedule a session for the fall season. If you need help locating certified technicians, please contact the BBU office or visit our ultrasound web-page. Please keep in mind that BBU's ultrasound window range is between 320 to 550 days of age. Pre-printed barn sheets are available to BBU members by contacting the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or by email at email@example.com. Blank barn sheets are available here on our website.