Beefmaster Uniformity Initiative
The BBU Board of Directors received the following recommendations on the 2018 Color Policy from the appointed task force and has acted to accept those recommendations. 1.) The board of directors has voted to rescind the 2018 Color Policy as previously passed in the June meetings. 2.) The board of directors has voted to set a goal of reaching a more uniform breed identity in 15 years; through a voluntary pathway described as a Uniformity Initiative.
Performance Article Series: Part 1 Performance Data, EPDs & Indices
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”.
Just a friendly reminder, 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.
Beefmasters Gone Country!
Join us at the 2018 Beefmaster Breeders United Convention in Franklin/Nashville, Tenn.! Save the date October 25 -27, 2018, and Don't Miss These Exciting Events!
Wednesday, October 24th @ 3pm - Boot Shoot Boogie with Kix Brooks
Thursday, October 25th - Arrington Vineyards Meet & Greet
Friday, October 26th - President’s Reception, Dinner & Dance
Saturday! PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL SALE
Saturday, October 27th @ 7:30 pm - Grand Ole Opry Party!
More Detailed Convention Agenda - click here >
Book Your BBU Convention Hotel Today!
Reserve your convention hotel room now at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs at the discounted BBU rate of $139 per night! To receive this discounted rate use the direct hotel link below to be directed to our online reservations website. If you call the hotel directly at 615-261-6100 to make reservations, make sure you mention Beefmaster Breeders United to receive our special rate.If you’re going to convention and plan to attend the "Boot Shoot Boogie with Kix Brooks" Skeet Shoot on Wednesday and Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, please book your rooms ASAP. There are other groups in-house the week of our event and we want to make sure everyone has a room for those nights before the hotel gets booked up.
Online Registration LIVE ONLINE
The Breeder Online Login is live on our website! Here is a video tutorial on how to login and complete an animal registration.
To receive your temporary password, email Donna your name and membership number at email@example.com. You must submit request by email, if you call the office the staff will direct you to send an email.
This is a new online system and your old enhanced user password will not work, you must receive a new temporary password via email.
Frequently Asked Questions: New Online Registration 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.
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.
Arkansas, Missouri & Oklahoma E6 Sale Planning
Our field representative, Dusty Pendergrass, is hosting another meeting in Damascus, Ark., to discuss a E6 Commercial Female Sale for the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri areas.
The meeting will be held on Friday, September 14. More details to follow at a later date. RSVP to Dusty Pendergrass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-464-0923.
DNA Sample Submissions
As a reminder, if you submit a DNA sample to be tested you must complete the DNA Submission Order Form. Order forms for GeneSeek and Zoetis can be found on the website, under the “Forms” tab. Any samples submitted without an order form, will not be sent to the labs until an order form is completed. You cannot send in samples with a note of what you would like done; the proper submission form is required. If a sample is received at the office without an order form and the order form is not received within two weeks, samples will be mailed back to you. Samples are mailed out from the BBU office to the labs every Friday.
If you have any questions or need assistance in DNA submissions, feel free to contact Sarah at the office or by email at email@example.com. Please note that our DNA Coordinator Sarah Davis recently got married; her new last name is Clark and her new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for a BBU award today! Award Applications Available Now!
Each year Beefmaster Breeders United recognizes outstanding members through various awards at the annual national convention! The award applications and nomination forms are now available online at www.beefmasters.org/purebred/forms.php. Award nominees are due to the BBU office by June 15th with completed nomination forms due by July 25th! Award winners are announced at the 2018 BBU Convention in Franklin, Tenn.
Nominations must be sent to Collin Osbourn and completed nomination forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to email@example.com. BBU will accept nominations for the following awards:New Member of the Year, Member of the Year, Environmental Award, Performance Breeder of the Year, and Breeder of the Year. Nomination forms can be downloaded here.
Beefmaster Caps and Cups Make Great Gifts!
We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! Cap options are in photos below - $20 each plus shipping. If you would like to order a cap please call Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 to pay with a credit card over the phone. 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.
Exhibit with BBU at Our 2018-2019 Trade ShowsClick the link below to access the list of trade shows that Beefmaster Breeders United will participate in as an exhibitor for the 2018 - 2019 convention season. We allow members to participate as a co-exhibitor with our booth space, for a fee, to promote sales or private treaty sales. If you would like to share in the cost and the booth space at any of the trade shows listed below please contact Jeralyn Novak at email@example.com or 210-732-3132. At all of the trade shows we welcome any and all BBU members to come work the booth and promote the association at no cost.
Order Your Ear Tags Today!
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.
Breed identification anywhere, anytime
The front of the tag is available for you to write your own ID numbers.
Potential to increase market value
Provides advertisement for the Beefmaster breed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Your BBU Membership Sign
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
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