The Beefmaster Breeders United committee meetings will be taking place June 27-28, 2018 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH, 823 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232. The BBU Board of Directors will meet on June 29, 2018 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH.
Life Tribute to Andy Boudreau
Andy Boudreau, a young 83-year-old, met life’s challenges head-on, but he could not overcome an aggressive lung cancer and its side effects no matter how hard he fought. Andy lost his final challenge and passed away with close family and friends at his side on May 24, 2018.
During the mid ‘80s, Andy discovered his true passion when he bought six Beefmaster heifers from a rancher in Welfare between Kerrville and Boerne. As ranchers, Andy and Kim were off and running when they bought their first bull from Hans Whittenburg in Edna, and went on to purchase six more heifers from Bill Niaser in El Campo. Then, in 1989, they joined Beefmaster Breeders United, becoming official ranchers and active members in BBU. This resulted in many happy memories and friendships that have enriched their lives in a ways they could never have imagined throughout the past 30 years.
Emily Horton has been selected as the 2018 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) summer intern for Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU). Emily is a senior in agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University and will graduate in December 2018. Horton began her internship duties on June 4 at the BBU office in Boerne.Emily’s family has owned and operated a cow-calf operation for more than 120 years in Hardeman County, Texas on the historic Bar A Ranch. For more than 40 of those years, Emily’s family has raised Beefmaster cattle and she is incredibly passionate about the breed. She is also a very talented writer, photographer and enjoys public relations and event management.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
ATTENTION JBBA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORSThe Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen's (BBC) Scholarship application deadline is fast approaching. Applications MUST be postmarked on or before June 15, 2018. The BBC scholarship application can be downloaded here. For information regarding the scholarships, applicants may contact Kathy Skinner at Kathy@skinners-rafter-s.com.
Arkansas, Missouri & Oklahoma E6 Sale Planning
Our field representative Dusty Pendergrass is hosting a meeting in Conway, Ark., to discuss a potential E6 Commercial Female Sale for the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri areas.
The meeting will be held on Friday, July 13 - 5:30 p.m., at the Whole Hog Café, 105 East Oak St., Suite A, Conway, AR 72032. Dutch Treat!RSVP to Dusty Pendergrass at email@example.com or 210-464-0923.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our DNA Coordinator Sarah Davis recently got married; her new last name is Clark and her new email address is email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Scholarship Applications Available
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; the due dates are for this spring and summer! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.
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 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
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