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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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JBBA Nationals Speech Topics

The schedule has been set and young Beefmaster breeders are preparing for the 33rd annual Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Convention and Junior Show to be held in Wichita Falls, Texas. The show and convention will take place at the J S Bridwell Agricultural Center from July 16 – 22.

JBBA members will have the opportunity to compete in a speech contest during the convention. The topics for the competition are:

Senior Topics

  • The FDA recently announced the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), what are some short term implications of this, and what are some possible long term effects of the VFD on the Beefmaster Breed?
  • BBU recently unveiled two new indexes $T and $M.  How can these two indexes be used in the selection of bulls and females and determining the value of these animals?

Intermediate Topics

  • Artificial insemination (AI) is a tool that is being used more and more in the beef cattle industry, what is the value of AI in the Beefmaster Breed?
  • Why is it important to keep performance records on cattle and how can it improve Beefmasters?

Junior Topic

  • How can you promote Beefmasters to someone that is new to the cattle industry?

Sale Report

The 39th Annual Ozark & Heart of America Beefmaster Sale was held this past Saturday, April 8th in Springfield, Mo. The sale had 162 registered buyers from over six different states. Thank you to all the buyers and consignors!

Sale Averages:
Tested bulls averaged over $3,300 per lot
Pairs averaged over $3,000 per lot
Bred heifers averaged $2,200 per lot
Bred cows averaged $2,700 per lot
Futurity Bulls averaged over $2,600 per lot
Futurity Heifers averaged over $2,200 per lot

If you have a sale report and would like to share it on our website, on social media and on the Beefmaster eNews, please send the report to jnovak@beefmasters.org. Thank you!


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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEETINGS AND ROOM RATES.

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

  • 8:00 A.M. LONG RANGE PLANNING
  • 11:00 A.M. JBBA
  • 1:00 P.M. EXECUTIVE SALES
  • 1:00 P.M. MEMBERSHIP
  • 3:00 P.M. BEEF ADVISORY BOARD
  • 3:00 P.M. INTERNATIONAL
  • 5:00 P.M. SOUTH 40
  • 5:00 P.M. B.E.E.F.

THURSDAY - JUNE 29

  • 8:00 A.M. FINANCE & AUDIT
  • 8:00 A.M. ADV & PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • 10:00 A.M. CONVENTION
  • 10:00 A.M. ETHICS
  • 1:00 P.M. COMMERCIAL MARKETING
  • 1:00 P.M. NOMINATING
  • 3:00 P.M. BREED IMPROVEMENT
  • 3:00 P.M. BY-LAWS
  • 6:00 P.M. TOPGOLF DINNER & SOCIAL

FRIDAY – JUNE 30

  • 8:00 A.M. BBU BOARD MEETING

Beefmaster Social at TOPGOLF SAN ANTONIO

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.

The dinner and social is open to all BBU members. Call 210-732-3132 or email Sarah at sdavis@beefmasters.org to reserve your Topgolf social spot. The deadline to reserve a spot is Monday, June 19th.

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.
 
 

 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


JBBA National Show & Convention Schedule

THE 2017 JBBA NATIONAL SHOW SCHEDULE IS POSTED ONLINE!

The National Show Packet will be posted on the website, shared on social media and sent out over email later this month. Until then, please review the schedule and make your hotel reservations.
 

Spring 2017 Sire Summary Posted Online
 
The Spring 2017 Sire Summary is now available online. You can download and print the sire summary from the website or if you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 for a complimentary copy.

Apply for a BBU award today! Award Applications Available Now!
 
Each year Beefmaster Breeders United recognizes outstanding members through various awards at the annual national convention! The award applications and nomination forms are now available online. Award nominees are due to the BBU office by June 16th with completed nomination forms due by July 25th! Award winners are announced at the 2017 BBU Convention in Galveston, Texas.

Nominations must be sent to Collin Osbourn and completed nomination forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to cosbourn@beefmasters.org. 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.


DNA Testing with Tissue Sample Units (TSU)
 
GeneSeek is now accepting tissue samples for DNA testing by using the GeneSeek Tissue Sample Units (TSU). GeneSeek currently accepts Beefmaster DNA samples in the form of blood, hair or tissue. If you would like to start collecting DNA samples via tissue sample units, please visit and review the GeneSeek TSU Order Form. GeneSeek offers various sampling units that will allow you to collect tissue samples through the ear tagging process. For more info about this tissue sample collection process and details on ordering a TSU Sampling Units please contact GeneSeek directly at igenity.support@neogen.com or 402-435-0665.
 

Whole Herd Reporting News

The 2017 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) inventories were mailed out in January. These WHR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2017. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2017.

Please note if you are participating in a spring sale, your WHR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2017. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR program, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or info@beefmasters.org.


Beefmaster releases genomic-enhanced calving ease EPDs
 
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has expanded their offering of genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) through releasing calving ease direct (CED) and maternal calving ease (MCE) EPDs.
 
Calving ease is one of the most important genetic traits for producers to consider. The Beefmaster calving ease EPDs take into account the birth weight, as well as the calving ease score that producers assign to heifers and cows at calving. The CED EPD is based on the calving ease score and birth weight and can be used to evaluate how a sire will impact calving ease in heifers calving at two years of age. While the MCE EPD is used to evaluate how a sire’s heifer offspring will calve at two years of age without difficulty.

CED and MCE are included in the current Beefmaster genetic evaluation provided through the Beefmaster EPDs Search and current sire summary.
 

 


JBBA National Show: Hotels

It's time to start making hotel reservations for JBBA Nationals!
Click here to view the complete list of hotels that JBBA has setup room blocks. You must mention Junior Beefmasters when making reservations.
 
 

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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 jnovak@beefmasters.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.

 


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