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.
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 NewspaperIf you would like to reserve your advertisement space and/or get price information, please contact Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information contact Collin Osbourn or Lance Bauer at 210-732-3132.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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