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The Enhanced User site will no longer be available starting January 15th, as we prepare to switch over to our new registration and data system. The new system is scheduled to go live online the week of February 5, 2018! We appreciate your patience as we make this transition. Between now and then, paper/pdf forms can still be accessed from Beefmasters.org and submitted via email, fax or mail.


Beefmaster Bulls Now Included in Integrity Beef Alliance

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef’s board of directors for inclusion in the program. Beefmaster bulls are the newest addition to the program and join the already approved bull breeds of Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Red Angus.

Large and small ranches benefit equally from participating in Integrity Beef through implementation of best management practices and increased marketing venues, replacement cattle, and ranch supply procurement support. For more information about joining the Integrity Beef Alliance, please contact Robert Wells, Integrity Beef Alliance executive director, at integritybeef@noble.org or 580.224.6430.

Good Luck Junior Beefmaster Breeders

It is stock show season and many junior Beefmaster breeders are preparing to exhibit their Beefmaster cattle at shows across the country. We want to extend the best of luck to all junior and open Beefmaster exhibitors as they enter the show ring.

Tomorrow, Jan., 20 is the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Beefmaster Heifer show, best of luck to all the exhibitors.

Don't forget that today is the annual JBBA meeting and reception at the Fort Worth Stock Show in the Cattle Barn 4 Dorm Area from 3:00pm – 6:00pm! Everyone is welcome! For more info call or text Bonnie Ramirez at 210-464-4711.

New Leadership Roles for BBU Staff

The BBU Board of Directors held a meeting on Jan., 4 in San Antonio Texas. During the meeting the board approved a restructure to the organizational leadership within BBU. The restructure appointed Collin Osbourn as the Executive Vice President and Bill Pendergrass as the Vice President of Marketing and Research.
Live Oak Bull Sale Report
 
The Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association (LOBBA), held their premier annual bull sale on Saturday, Jan., 6 at the Live Oak County Fairgrounds in Three Rivers, Texas. This sale is the longest running sale in the Southwest, offering high quality Beefmaster bulls to commercial and purebred cattlemen and women. This year 104 lots were offered, which included Beefmaster bulls from Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana. Several international buyers were present and purchased quality Beefmaster bulls. The Live Oak Bull Sale grossed $587,050 and the average was $5,645 per head. The two high selling bulls sold for $30,000 each.

Renew Your Membership Before February 1

You should have received your membership renewal notice in the mail. Make sure you renew your membership before February 1st, for the best possible rate. You can renew through the mail by completing the letter you received and returning it to our office. Or your membership can be renewed online or over the phone at 210-732-3132. If you have any questions regarding multiple-year renewals, please contact the BBU office by calling 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $2,000.

Active/Associate Member Dues
$100 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2018
$110 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2018
$120 – if paid by March 31, 2018
$200 – reinstatement after March 31, 2018
 
Junior Member Dues
$60 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2018
$70 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2018
$80 – if paid by March 31, 2018
$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2018

 

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WHR & IBR News

The 2018 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) and IBR (Inventory Based Reporting) inventories were mailed out in December 2017. If you need your inventory and did not recieve it, please contact the office at 210-732-3132.
 
The IBR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by February 1, 2018. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the IBR inventories returned after February 1, 2018.
 
The WHR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2018. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2018.
 
Please note if you are participating in a spring 2018 sale, your WHR or IBR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2018. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR or IBR programs, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or info@beefmasters.org.
 

JBBA A.I. Program Nominations Due Tomorrow

The JBBA A.I. Program is a great way for you to advertise your bull and support our junior program. Through the program JBBA members can purchase semen on bulls nominated from BBU breeders at a cost of $15 per straw of semen. BBU members can nominate Beefmaster bulls to the JBBA office and pay a nomination fee for each bull of $150. Bull nomination forms and fees are due by January 20th to JBBA office. You may email picture of bull (if available) and footnotes to Bonnie Ramirez bramirez@beefmasters.org.

Download the nomination form here. If you have any questions on how the JBBA A.I. program will work please feel free to contact Bonnie Ramirez at bramirez@beefmasters.org or at 210-464-4711.
 

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 jnovak@beefmasters.org to order.
 
We are also selling Beefmaster Breeders United RTIC 30 Oz Stainless Steel Tumbler cups for $30 each plus shipping. 
 

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Credit Cards on File

Starting December 1, the BBU office will no longer keep credit card numbers on file. In order to make payment on your account via credit card please call 210-732-3132 with your credit card information. DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.


DNA Testing Announcements

  • Hair cards for GeneSeek will now be $6.00 ($2.00/hair card + $4.00/processing fee). This is an additional fee to the actual DNA test, not included.
  • Along with blood and hair samples, we also accept tissue samples. We do have the Allflex Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU) available in the office for purchase. The Allflex tissue applicator is $45.00. The Allflex tissue punches are $25/per box and there are 10 punches in each box.

Call Sarah Davis at 210-732-3132 or email her at sdavis@beefmasters.org for more information or to answer your DNA questions.


Scan Data

Please take note that all certified CUP labs will require a certificate "C" number or performance "P" number on each Beefmaster animal, when submitting scan data to the lab via your ultrasound technician. If scan data is submitted without a "C" or "P" number, the animal's scan data will be entered as a commercial animal and the breeder will not receive scan data results. Take home message, make sure to register your animals as certified or performance prior to ultrasound scanning.


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.

Benefits include:

  • 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 info@beefmasters.org.

 

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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

375 Hawthorne

San Antonio, TX 78214  

210-532-8883

210-532-7889 fax

citysilkscreen@yahoo.com


 
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