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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!
 
 

GE-EPDs Video Series

We visited with Dr. Matt Spangler to learn more about Genomically Enhanced-EPDs. Watch the video linked below to learn more about GE-EPDs and how GE-EPDs add value to your herd.

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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!


The Cowboy Heritage Sale Report

September 7, 2019 - Oklahoma City, Okla.

27 Bred Heifers = Average $5,366.67

3 Bred Females = Average $7,200.00

25 Open Heifers = Average $2,986.00

3 Pairs = Average $3,583.33

1 Bull = Average $6,500

59 Total Lots = Average $4,379.66
 

J&T Farm and San Gabriel Production Sale Report

September 21, 2019 - Rockdale, Texas

27 Open Heifers = Average $4,768.52

15 Bred Heifers = Average $3,966.67

4 Bred Females = Average $4,925.00

12 Pairs = Average $3,879.17

4 Bulls = Average $2,725.00

1 Frozen Embryo = $8,975.00

1 Semen = $7,500.00

63 Total Lots = Average $4,474.21


 Thank You Convention Sponsors!

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

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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

JBBA Fundraiser

Don't miss your opportunity to purchase a "brand spot" for only $20/a brand on our upcoming customized JBBA souvenir. Last year it was a branded cookie jar full of recipes. This year it could be another cookie jar or potentially another high quality, custom JBBA memento. Proceeds benefit the JBBA. Contact Tricia Mackie to purchase your brand spot. $20 per brand. Please mail checks to the BBU office and make payable to JBBA. Thank you for supporting JBBA!

Tricia's contact: 254-721-2983


SFA Bull Development Program

SFA Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that they will host their bull development program again this spring. The bull development program is scheduled to begin January 13, 2020. Reserve your spot today. Producers needing to deliver cattle at an earlier date may do so by contacting farm manager Cobey Hendry. For more information contact Cobey Hendry (985)-514-3516 or Dr. Erin Brown (936)468-4433.
 
 

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.

Beefmasters in Asia & Europe

By M. Doyle Sanders- BBU International Committee- Vice Chair Asia & Europe

    In the September 2019 issue of The Beefmaster Cowman, BBU Staff Member Lance Bauer provided an update titled “Beefmasters Around the Globe” on his travels this year for Beefmasters in Colombia and South Africa, where our breed has been popular for some time. Our breed is also continuing to be strong in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of Central and South America.

    New interests in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Vietnam have also justified private visits by BBU “Go International” breeders within the past couple of years; without United States Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE) support due to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) target country procedures. Since introduction to Thailand during 2010- 2012, they have imported live bulls and females with multiple large shipments of Beefmaster semen with visits being planned for Thai guests in Missouri by the end of 2019. In 2018, Missouri exported almost 100 head of Beefmasters to Thailand.
 
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