The Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.
July 16 - 22, 2017 in Wichita Falls, Texas
J S Bridwell Agricultural Center – Wichita Falls MPEC
111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
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.
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.
B.E.E.F. Sire Evaluation Program
Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F) is hard at work laying the groundwork to prove the maternal excellence of Beefmasters in today’s rapidly changing, technology driven beef industry. Educating the beef industry about the cow efficiency advantages of Beefmaster cattle is a key responsibility for B.E.E.F. Beefmaster Breeders United’s (BBU) Sire Evaluation Program is the first step in collecting valuable genomic and feed efficiency data that will be used to position Beefmasters as the maternal breed of choice. Here are some key points to the Sire Evaluation Program.
Long term these Beefmaster sired heifers will form a nucleus of genetics that BBU will use to collect invaluable fertility, efficiency, performance, carcass and genomic data. The Sire Evaluation Program is underway with the first calves from the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) already at PX Feeders in Evant, Texas undergoing Growsafe development. UAM used three Beefmaster A.I., sires and cleaned up with Angus bulls. The UAM cattle will finish Growsafe in late July 2017 and be bred in December 2017. BBU anticipates having Growsafe efficiency data back on these cattle and to be presented at convention in October 2017.The Flying B Ranches calf crop was born beginning in February 2017 featuring Beefmaster sired progeny from four A.I., sires and four Flying B Beefmaster bulls. These calves will begin Growsafe development in October 2017. Earlier this month, BBU staff visited Flying B Ranches in La Pryor, TX in order to collect DNA samples on these calves. Below are some photos captured.
June 2017 BBU Committee Meetings and Board Meeting
The Beefmaster Breeders United committee meetings will be taking place June 28 - 29, 2017 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 30, 2017 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH.
Room reservations can be made by reserving online through the Beefmaster group booking link (https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2293666). Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the group number of 2293666.
Reservations must be received on or before Friday, June 2, 2017.
Below is a schedule of the committee meetings. If you are not sure what committee you are one, you can view the committees list here.
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 28
THURSDAY - JUNE 29
FRIDAY – JUNE 30
After a long day of meetings let's unwind with great food, good friends and whole lot of fun! At the conclusion of the committee meetings on June 29th, BBU will be hosting a dinner and social at San Antonio's Topgolf.For just $30 per person, you will enjoy a delicious dinner and three hours of unlimited golf playtime: 7 - 10 pm. Payment can be made by credit card on file, credit card over the phone or by mailing in payment.
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
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.
Click here to download nomination forms.
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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.
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 and the due dates are for this spring and summer! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.