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The Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.


JBBA National Show & Convention

July 16 - 22, 2017 in Wichita Falls, Texas
J S Bridwell Agricultural Center – Wichita Falls MPEC
111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306

ENTRIES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

    • To register start with the Sign In button at the top right on ShoWorks page

BBU “Go International Team”
 
Go International Team (GIT) is a voluntary BBU program focused on international marketing of Beefmaster Genetics.
• An individual membership costs $100
• A corporate or satellite memberships costs $250
• Dues payable in January each year
 
 
Benefits to GIT Membership:
• Free listing in International Semen Directory. Option to buy a color display ad in same publication. Must be a GIT member to participate.
• Directory to be featured in BBU booth at all functions.
• Feature ad in BBU international DVD.
• Featured in full page The Beefmaster Cowman ad to be run once annually in semen and embryo issue.
• Listing / weblink on BBU’s “Go International Team” section of Beefmasters.org
• Option to participate in the BBU International Semen Combine.
• Receive notice of any international inquiries received at office or website.
• Use of GIT logo in advertising and directory.
• Can participate in BBU international mission trips (non-members not eligible).
• Can apply for reverse trade funds to bring foreign guests to sales or events. Only GIT members can apply. • Featured on BBU list of recommended locations for international visits. A list with contact info for each member will be given to all international guests planning a U.S. tour.
• Eligible to participate in International field days and reverse trade missions.
• Listed as sponsor of any potential International Field Days or Sale Events.
 
Program to be funded through a combination of member dues, BBU funds, USLGE funding and profits from Semen Directory and semen combine. GIT will support international marketing activities and fund:
• Annual Directory (will be supported by advertising opportunities in Directory)
• Beefmaster Cowman ad(s)
• DVD, Thumb Drive and development of other Trade Show marketing materials.
• Translations into pertinent languages
• Administration feed for BBU to handle sales, etc.
• Annual USLGE Training Conference

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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B.E.E.F. Sire Evaluation Program

Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F) is hard at work laying the groundwork to prove the maternal excellence of Beefmasters in today’s rapidly changing, technology driven beef industry. Educating the beef industry about the cow efficiency advantages of Beefmaster cattle is a key responsibility for B.E.E.F. Beefmaster Breeders United’s (BBU) Sire Evaluation Program is the first step in collecting valuable genomic and feed efficiency data that will be used to position Beefmasters as the maternal breed of choice. Here are some key points to the Sire Evaluation Program.

  • 300 commercial cows in three separate test herds
    • The University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR
    • Flying B Ranches, La Pryor, TX
    • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
  • All cows A.I. bred to Beefmaster sires from programs with the largest genetic footprint in BBU
  • All progeny will be genotyped to increase the validity and accuracy all data points collected
  • All progeny to be developed on Growsafe Systems LLC technology to compute individual feed intake and residual feed intake (RFI), feed efficiency measures
  • Steer progeny will be finished at Next Gen Feedyard(s) in Kansas and full complete individual carcass data to be collected and used to build a current carcass database for EPD development
  • Heifer progeny will return to herd of origin and be put into production for lifetime (or as long as possible) breeding and production data, breeding, calving, birth weight and weaning weight at a minimum will be submitted to BBU
  • Heifer data will be used to compute efficiency measures on Beefmaster genetics and included in $M and other new relevant EPDs
  • Heifer data and the test herds will be used to develop new genomic selection tools, such as Beefmaster commercial replacement heifer chip
  • All data will be used to improve BBU’s performance, genomic and carcass databases

Long term these Beefmaster sired heifers will form a nucleus of genetics that BBU will use to collect invaluable fertility, efficiency, performance, carcass and genomic data. The Sire Evaluation Program is underway with the first calves from the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) already at PX Feeders in Evant, Texas undergoing Growsafe development. UAM used three Beefmaster A.I., sires and cleaned up with Angus bulls. The UAM cattle will finish Growsafe in late July 2017 and be bred in December 2017. BBU anticipates having Growsafe efficiency data back on these cattle and to be presented at convention in October 2017.

The Flying B Ranches calf crop was born beginning in February 2017 featuring Beefmaster sired progeny from four A.I., sires and four Flying B Beefmaster bulls. These calves will begin Growsafe development in October 2017. Earlier this month, BBU staff visited Flying B Ranches in La Pryor, TX in order to collect DNA samples on these calves. Below are some photos captured.

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


Sale Report!

Live Oak BBA Spring Sale

April 29, 2017

Three Rivers, TX


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.

 


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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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