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Enhanced Users! You may have received an email that has no attachment and the subject line is "BBU Download File Available". The email is simply telling you that your 2018 WHR Inventory is now available for download on enhanced user. Please log into your enhanced user to complete your 2018 WHR, no action is required via email.
 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Beefmaster staff and Board of Directors wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in 2018! To celebrate the holidays, the BBU office will be closed Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018 for Christmas and New Year. Staff will return to the office on January 2, 2018 to start the New Year.

 


 

FREE CATTLE WEBINARS!

The Trump Administration and Congress have had a huge impact on America’s cattle producers. Join NCBA’s Washington, DC staff for a recap of the wins and concerns from 2017 on everything from trade to taxes, to Federal lands.

When? Mon, Dec 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
How? Click here to sign up for the webinar https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5188093281244486915

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association Webinar: FAKE NEWS: EPDs Don't Work

There is a lot of fake news out there, and the perception that EPDs don’t work is one such piece of news. This webinar will look at the objective evidence supporting the fact that EPDs do work, and examine how their accuracy is impacted by pedigree, performance records, progeny data and genomic information. Alison Van Eenennam, PhD at the University of California - Davis and Matt Spangler, PhD at University of Nebraska - Lincoln will be leading the discussion.

When? Thu, Jan 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
How? Click here to sign for the webinar https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4355988378748651521

 


 

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and these signs would be a great gift for a good cause.

As many of you know the 2018 BBU convention will be in Franklin, Tenn., on October 25 – 27, 2018 and hosted by the Southeastern Beefmaster Breeders Association (SEBBA).
 
Part of having a successful convention is fundraising, so SEBBA will be selling these BEEFMASTER signs that are made of steel. One is the natural color that you can paint your favorite color. The others are red and turquoise. The cost is $500 each which includes shipping and the donation is tax deductible. SEBBA will mail you a receipt for your purchase.
 
To place your order or to ask questions please contact Amber Earl Leatherwood at 615-293-7491 or AmberE@williamson-tn.org.

 


 

Membership Renewal Reminders
Membership renewal notices will be going out through the mail soon. Multiple-year renewals are now available for Active/Associate membership dues. Memberships can be renewed online, via mail 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 will be mailed out to participating members in December 2017 – January 2018. Be on the lookout for your inventories in the mail towards the end of the year and beginning of 2018.
 
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.
 

 

Advertise in the spring 2018 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: January 15, 2018

Mail Date: March 15, 2018

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.
 

Media Kit →

 


 

Collier Farms Performance Beefmaster Bull Sale Report
Brenham, Texas – Washington County Fairgrounds - November 18, 2017

103 top-quality Beefmaster bulls sold for an average of $9,274 each. Bulls sold from $4,500 to $29,000 giving buyers at every level a shot at owning these premium genetics. Of the bulls, 35 went to registered programs and 68 went to commercial operations. 8 bulls sold from $20,000 to $29,000. 9 bulls sold from $15,000 to $20,000. 5 bulls sold from $10,000 to $15,000. 39 bulls sold for $7,000 to $10,000. 41 bulls sold for $4,500 to $7,000.
 

 

Attention Go International Team (GIT) Members
It's time to reserve your ad space in the 2018 International Semen Directory. The semen directory is a publication produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving international cattlemen. This internationally driven directory will feature A.I. sires that have semen 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. THIS ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITY IS EXCLUSIVE TO GIT MEMBERS.
 
Single copy distribution & digital distribution
Frequency: Once per year - Spring
Distribution: International Events and Trade Shows
Print Date: February 15th (January 15 Space Deadline)
Audience: Foreign/International Cattlemen
Format: Full-Color 5.5 X 8.5 Magazine
 
Full page (one bull per page): $500
Business Card: $125
Directory Listing: FREE for ALL GIT members
 
 

Media Kit →

 


 

Beefmaster Caps and Cups Make Great Christmas 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. 
 

Order Now→

 

 

 


 

Record Your Mature Cow Weights

We are currently asking members to record and submit their mature cow weights to BBU, in order to help in the formulation of a new EPD.

These weights are simple to collect, as they will be collected when calves are weaned. When weaning calves, run the cows belonging to the weaned calves, across the scale and collect a weight and a Body Condition Score (BCS).

The cow's identification number and BBU breeding certificate number are needed, as well as the weight, BCS and the recorded date. Records that do not tie in with a weaning record will not be recorded. We ask that you record these data points on the spreadsheet linked here and return the completed spreadsheet to the BBU office via lbauer@beefmasters.org.

For more information contact Collin Osbourn or Lance Bauer at 210-732-3132.
 

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Download Spreadsheet →



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.


 

Beefmaster Foundation Launches National Endowment Campaign - Exceeds Phase One Goal of $1 Million

During BBU's recent convention in Galveston, Texas, national campaign co-chairs Mackie Bounds and Bob Siddons, announced the public launch of the “Foundation for the Future” endowment campaign, an initiative to secure a permanent financial base which will enable the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) to aggressively accomplish research and education, which will help to both enhance the breed and provide credible scientific research and information for BBU members and the public on the benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

The phase one goal of the campaign was to secure $1 million in pledges, which may be paid over five years, at the time of the public launching of the campaign.
 
 

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.



Give to B.E.E.F. before January 1, 2018 & Save Money!

The end of the year can be a good time to review important financial matters, including charitable gift donations to your breed’s Foundation. For many BBU members this will be especially true in 2017. The past year has seen changes in tax laws and other factors that can influence when and how we make our charitable gifts. Careful planning today can help you balance your personal and philanthropic goals for the remainder of this year and beyond.

Act Now for Tax Savings

Now is an opportune time to examine the amount and timing of your investment donations to B.E.E.F., in order to maximize your tax savings for 2017. Your charitable deductions are one of the few tax-savings opportunities that are totally within your control. Recently enacted tax law changes have reduced tax rates for most Americans. By carefully planning your charitable gifts — like those to B.E.E.F. — and completing them by December 31st, you may find you can further reduce the amount of tax you will owe on April 15th 2018.

What can you give?

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Property
  • Depreciated Property

Satellites and Marketing Groups May Also Donate to B.E.E.F.

Individual members are not the only ones asked to donate to the endowment campaign. "The Foundation for the Future" campaign also encourages BBU satellites and marketing groups to pledge a charitable donation to the endowment. Recently, the Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association pledged $10,000 to the endowment, over a five year period. Your satellite is welcome to do the same! If you have questions regarding a satellite or marketing group pledge, please contact Bob Siddons at 512-217-3400. 
 
 

 
 
Cattlewomen Custom Ranch Door Mat Fundraiser

Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen are selling CUSTOM, HAND PAINTED Ranch Doormats!

YOUR RANCH – YOUR BRAND! These personalized ranch doormats are also the perfect gift for that someone on your list who seems to have everything! Taking Christmas Orders Now!

The custom ranch door mats are $100 each. Please add $10.00 per 2 mats for shipping.

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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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