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Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is making a change in direction for their beef cattle herd. They have made the decision to upgrade with two new breeds, Beefmaster and Red Angus. Beefmaster Breeders United has been working with TAMU leadership since the fall of 2018 on this project. This partnership demonstrates that Beefmaster cattle are being recognized for outstanding maternal traits, growth, efficiency and adaptability not just in Texas, but globally.
 
 

We need your help! Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is making a change in direction for their beef cattle herd. They have made the decision to upgrade with two new breeds, Beefmaster and Red Angus. We have been planning since the end of 2018 with TAMU leadership on the parameters and timelines for nominating Beefmaster embryos. This is very exciting news for the Beefmaster association. Beefmaster cattle are being recognized for outstanding maternal traits, growth, efficiency and adaptability. We are proud that Texas A&M has decided to build a Beefmaster herd!
 
 

Beefmasters in South Africa

During the last week of July and first week of August, Lance Bauer and International Committee Regional Vice Chair for Australia & South Africa Gary Frenzel traveled to South Africa. They met with Stud Book and the mission of SA Stud Book is to be a significant role player in the genetic improvement of animals in South Africa. The meeting discussed a genomic swap between associations to compare Beefmaster populations.

They also met numerous South African Beefmaster producers and visited their operations through out the country. This trip is one of several international trips taken throughout the year, in order to promote Beefmaster genetics globally.


Advertise in 2020 International Semen & Embryo Directory

We are seeking advertisers for the International Semen & Embryo Directory publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving international cattlemen. This internationally driven directory will feature semen and embryos that are for sale and marketed specifically to foreign and international cattlemen. The directory was founded to assist the Beefmaster cattle industry with effective advertising to the international cattle market. The footnotes will be printed in English and Spanish.

MUST BE “Go International Team” MEMBER TO ADVERTISE

To advertise contact Bonnie Ramirez at 210-732-3132 or bramirez@beefmasters.org


BBU Mating Tool Online

Our Online BBU Registry NOW has a MATING TOOL that is available to EVERYONE! The Mating Tool provides EPD estimates on planned matings. Check out how to access it by watching the video linked below!

Mating Tool →

Video →


¡Save The Date!

2019 Beefmaster Breeders United 59th Annual Convention

October 24-26, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas

@ Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

 

Convention Agenda →

 

It's that time of year to start booking your hotel room for the BBU Convention! To receive the Beefmaster discounted hotel rate of $139/night, reservations must be made online by clicking the button below!

Book Hotel →

 

Promote your business and support the Beefmaster breed by signing up for a trade show booth in San Antonio for just $250. For more details click the button below. 

Trade Show Exhibitor Info →

 

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the 2019 BBU Convention!

BECOME A CONVENTION SPONSOR!

Convention Sponsorship Opportunities →

Advertise in our 2019 Convention Guide! You can promote your ranch or business and support the 2019 BBU Convention at the same time!

Convention Guide Advertisement →

 
2019 Convention Trap Shoot
October 23, 2019 at the San Antonio Gun Club
Join a Shooting Team or Just Come for Fun and Food!
Learn more at the link below!

COMPLETING ONLINE WORK

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. IF YOU DO NOT CALL THE WORK WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE AN INVOICE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH!


Junior Members Check Your Registration Papers

Heifer and steer validation will be happening soon for many 4-H and FFA students. Get your transfer of ownership paperwork sent in and any pending registrations completed ASAP! The easiest and most cost efficient way to register your animals is through our online registry system! Don't wait to the last minute because rush fees are $25 per certificate. Before you head to validation or process major show entries, be sure to double check your registration papers to make sure all the information is correct.


Check Sale Consignment Registration Papers

The fall sale season will be here soon, so double and triple check to see if your animals are registered prior to sale consignment. Get your pending registrations completed ASAP! The easiest and most cost efficient way to register your animals is through our online registry system! Don't wait to the last minute because rush fees are $25 per certificate. Before you consign to a sale, be sure to double check your registration papers to make sure all the information is correct.


Age Windows

In order for weaning weight EPDs to be calculated, animals must be weighed within the proper age window: 140 - 270 days of age.

In order for yearling weight EPDs to be calculated, animals must be weighed within the proper age window: 320 - 430 days of age.

In order to process ultrasound data, animals must be scanned within the proper age window. Beefmaster cattle must be scanned between 320-500 days of age. When scanning you need a barn sheet with either P numbers or C registration numbers so the scan data can be processed. If no P or C numbers are provided the data will not get processed and will not be put into the BBU registry system.

Here is a chart to help you determine your age windows based on the animal's birth date.

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Convention Raffle

Win a Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick OR 3 nights at Port Royal Condo OR 4 guest passes to a Wine Tasting Event!

The Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association is selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the 2019 BBU Convention! Tickets are $20 each or 6 tickets for $100.

Contact Melvin Scherer 361-877-2577 to purchase tickets

Convention Fundraiser

You have a chance to get your ranch's brand burned into a one-of-a-kind walking stick that will be auctioned off at BBU's convention, as a fundraiser! It costs $100 to put your brand on the walking stick, just simply download and complete the form linked below.

Walking Stick Brand Order Form →


Did You Know?

- Online Registry Info

Through the online registry system, members can now edit the horn status and color code on a certified purebred animal. This can be done online, as long as you currently own the animal and have your online login information. HORN and COLOR are the only fields that can be edited online after an animal is given a "C" number. However, a "P" number animal can have all fields edited online until it is registered and processed with a certificate (“C”) number. To make corrections to a "P" animal you DO NOT have to contact the BBU office, all corrections can be made online. If a member needs to make correction on a “C” certified animal, other than HORN or COLOR, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving an error when registering an AI or Embryo calf online, please contact the office to verify the donors and AI sires meet the specified requirements of HD Genotype and Parent Verification.


Sign Up For Online Access

We encourage you to sign up for the BBU Online Registry System. Having online access to your BBU account will allow you to register animals online, view your billing information, transfer AI certificates, view your animal inventory, give natural breeding agreements, enter weaning/yearling weights and so much more!

Before you can login you must have a temporary password. To receive your temporary password, please email Donna your name and membership number at dhenderson@beefmasters.org. You must submit request by email, if you call the office the staff will direct you to send an email.

We encourage you to watch this video to learn more about how to access the BBU Online Registry System.

Or you can read step by step instructions here.

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

natsigns3@gmail.com


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