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2019 Beefmaster Breeders United 59th Annual Convention
October 24-26, 2019 San Antonio, TX
Convention registration is now open and is ONLY available online through our website beefmasters.org/purebred/convention or by clicking the link button below! Please note that the discounted pre-registration deadline is October 5.
 

Annual General Membership Meeting

The 2019 BBU Membership Meeting will be held Friday, October 25 at 2:00pm at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio, Texas. This meeting is held in conjunction with the Annual BBU Convention and the meeting is open to all BBU members, however only Annual and Lifetime members can vote.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can vote via Proxy. Annual and LIfetime memberships will be receiving a Proxy through the mail soon. The Proxy is part of the 2019 Convention Packet that is mailed out to the BBU membership. Please note Junior and Associate members will receive their convention packets via email, since they do not receive the proxy for voting purposes.

This Proxy can be used by each Annual or Lifetime BBU membership to vote on the nominated Board of Directors' officers and directors, as well as the proposed amendments to the BBU By-Laws. Be on the lookout for your convention packets in the mail and please return your completed proxy in the provided envelope ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING!

Texas A&M Requesting Nomination of Beefmaster Genetics

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!
 
 

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 →

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2019 Beefmaster Breeders United 59th Annual Convention

October 24-26, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas

@ Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

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Convention Seminar Speakers

Thursday, October 24

An Afternoon with Neogen/GeneSeek Educational Seminars

  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm:  Basics of DNA Collection & Testing
    •     Speaker: Leoma Wells, Strategic Account Manager Neogen GeneSeek
  • 1:45 - 2:30 pm: Why, What & How of DNA Testing
    •     Speaker: Jill Ginn, Genomics Territory Manager Neogen GeneSeek
  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm:  Basics of Genomics & How They Affect EPDs
    •     Speaker: Kari White, Genetic Evaluation Scientist Neogen GeneSeek

Friday, October 25

Beefmaster 101 - Back to the Basics Seminars:  9:00 – 11:00 am

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Cattle Evaluation
    •     Speaker: Jason J. Cleere, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am:  EPD Basics: Collecting Data & Why We Use It
    •     Speaker: Megan M. Rolf, Ph.D., Associate Professor Kansas State

Saturday, October 26

8:30 – 10:00 am: CattleFax Market Outlook Seminar

Speaker: Kevin Good, Vice President Industry Relations and Analysis CattleFax

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!


Fall 2019 Genetic Evaluation Posted Online

Click the links below to view each respective genetic evaluation document

BREED AVERAGES
 
PERCENTILE RANK
 
GENETIC TRENDS
 
 

Read Latest Issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight

The fall 2019 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight is available online now! We encourage you to share the digital version with your friends, family and other cattle producers you do business with. Print hard copies will begin mailing out September 15. Of course, we are happy to mail you more hard copies to share with your friends. If you would like more hard copies, please email Jeralyn at jnovak@beefmasters.org or call us at 210-732-3132. We hope you enjoy the fall issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight!

Read Fall 2019 Issue →


Thank You Convention Sponsors!

  • Live Oak BBA
  • Scherer Kubota
  • Neogen
  • Swinging B Ranch
  • Collier Farms
  • Flying B Ranches

Click to View Complete List of Sponsors >


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

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Bull Gain Test

This is an official bull gain test and heifer development program conducted by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program and members of the RGV Beef Improvement Association (RGVBIA) with direction of Dr. Joe Paschal, Extension Livestock Specialist and County Extension Agents in Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr Counties.

Consignors must pay dues of $50 per year per ranch to come a member of the RGVBIA. For bulls, this is an official 112 day gain test. Bulls must be from 6 to 15 months of age.

RSVP by October 1, 2019 to (956) 383-1026 - Cattle Delivery Day is October 9
 
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Q&A with Brian Fieser, Beef Field Nutritionist

Brian specializes in seedstock production and cow calf operations. He has been with ADM since 2007 as a field nutritionist. Brian is a fifth-generation farmer and raises cattle on his family’s farming operation in south-central Kansas.

Learn more about why you should work with a beef cattle nutritionist.
 

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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