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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The BBU office will be closed November 28-29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday, to allow the staff time to celebrate with their family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and we hope you enjoy the holiday season! Eat Beef.

Please note there was a typo in the November issue of The Beefmaster Cowman. Our office WILL BE OPEN NOVEMBER 21-22, 2019!

For the Christmas and New Year holidays, the BBU office will be closed December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020. The office will reopen for the New Year on January 2, 2020!


Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

  • New member of the year - Nextgen Cattle Company of Paxico, Kansas
  • Member of the year - Marie Welkener of Kenedy, Texas
  • Performance breeder of the year - Blau Ranch owned by Mark and Leesa Blau of Menard, Texas
  • Environmental award - J R Land and Cattle Company owned by John Rediger of Pecos, Texas
  • Breeder of the year - Derek Frenzel and Larry Meacham owners of F & M Cattle Co., of Temple, Texas
  • Beefmaster Cattlewomen of the year - Rhonda Collier of Brenham, Texas and Debbie Cheatham of Arlington, Texas

Award Photos →


Educational Videos

Check out these video links below to learn helpful tips and information to improve your Beefmaster program and data.

Seedstock Purpose

Data Collection

Performance Numbers

Mature Cow Weights

Heifer Pregnancy


Beefmaster International Semen and Embryo Directory el Directorio Internacional de Semen y Embrion is now available online and in print. This directory is a publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving international cattlemen. This internationally driven directory features 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. Advertisers must be "Go International Team" members.
 

Promote Your Business and Support JBBA

Want to promote your breeding program to thousands of 4-H and FFA students? Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association is providing you this opportunity. For just $250 or $125 you can promote the breed and your program at all the major shows in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. For more info contact a JBBA Director.
 
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Next Genetic Evaluation Run

We will be running the next Beefmaster breed genetic evaluation in early 2020. In order for animals to be included in this genetic evaluation, our office must have the animal's performance data and registration application submitted by December 13th. Please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 if you have any questions.

Did You Miss Convention?

If you were unable to attend this year’s convention and would like to view the educational sessions held in San Antonio, please click the links below to watch video recordings of the seminars. The videos will also be available on Beefmaster Breeders United Facebook page and YouTube channel.

An Afternoon with Neogen/Geneseek: DNA & Genomics

Beefmaster 101: Back to the Basics

Successful Seedstock Marketing

CattleFax Market Outlook

What Can BBU Do For You? Q&A with BBU Staff


Live Oak BBA Scan Day

  • WHEN:Friday, November 22, 2019 - Starting at 9:00 AM
  • WHERE:Anderson Cattle Company, 1495 Moritz Road, Meyersville, Texas  7797
  • WHO: Any BBU member needing animals scanned within the scan window of 340-500 days of age are welcome.
  • BBU field representative Lance Bauer will assist with paper work and give BBU updates. Scan tech is Casey Worrell.
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
    • Melvin Scherer, Jr.:  361-877-2577 or 361-579-6124
    • Marilyn Scherer: 361-215-0023

Membership Renewal Reminders

Membership renewal notices will be going out through the mail around the beginning of the year. Memberships can be renewed online, via mail or over the phone at 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $3,000.

Active/Associate Member Dues

$125 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2020

$135 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2020

$145 – if paid by March 31, 2020

$250 – reinstatement after March 31, 2020

Junior Member Dues

$60 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2020

$70 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2020

$80 – if paid by March 31, 2020

$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2020

WHR & IBR News

The 2020 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) and IBR (Inventory Based Reporting) inventories will be available online to participating members in December 2019. Be on the lookout for your inventories in your online BBU account.

The IBR inventories must be completed and posted through your online account by February 1, 2020. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the IBR inventories returned after February 1, 2020.

The WHR inventories must be completed and posted through your online account by May 1, 2020. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2020.

Please note if you are participating in a spring 2020 sale, your WHR or IBR inventory needs to be updated and posted online prior to registering any animals born in 2020. 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 jnovak@beefmasters.org.
 

Advertise in the spring 2020 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight

The Beefmaster Pay Weight is a publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving commercial cattlemen. We feature the latest beef cattle industry news, innovative discoveries in the industry, and discussions about the latest cattle trends and technologies. The Beefmaster Pay Weight was founded to assist the Beefmaster cattle industry with effective advertising and a communication tool with commercial cattlemen throughout the country.

Single copy mailed, bulk mailed to sale barns & digital distribution

Frequency: 2x Spring/Fall

Distribution: 15,000 livestock producers across United States

Deadline for Ad Space: December 15, 2019

Mail Date: February 1, 2020

Audience: Commercial Cattlemen

Format: Black/White or Full-Color Newspaper

If you would like to reserve your advertisement space and/or get price information, please contact Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 or jnovak@beefmasters.org.
 

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Winter Supplementation For Your Herd Webinar

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. CST

During winter, many cattlemen and women utilize harvested forages and even crop residues to serve as the primary diet for their cattle when most grazing forages go dormant. However, many of these feedstuffs may not meet the dietary requirements of the animal. Join Dr. Tryon Wickersham, Texas A&M; Dr. Eric Bailey, University of Missouri; and Dr. Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska as they cover the importance of supplementing your herd when generally lower quality feedstuffs make up a majority of the animals diet specific to regions across the U.S.

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Beefmaster Caps for Sale

We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! The caps cost $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.

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