Beefmaster on RFD-TV’s Cattlemen to CattlemenThe Beefmaster breed was asked to participate in NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen Breed and Genetics panel show, which was taped at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention on February 5, 2020. Our Executive Vice President Collin Osbourn represented the Beefmaster breed and participated in a discussion with the host Kevin Ochsner and four other breed representatives from Angus, Simmental, Limousin and Brahman. This episode will air on RFD-TV on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. (CT), with reruns Wednesday, March 18 at 11:30 p.m. (CT), and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 a.m. (CT). The episode will also be posted online to the Cattlemen to Cattlemen YouTube channel and shared on Beefmaster social media pages.
Spring 2020 Issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight
The Beefmaster Pay Weight spring 2020 issue is now available for reading ONLINE AND WILL HIT MAILBOXES NEXT WEEK! This publication is produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving commercial cattlemen. The publication features 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. You can read it online now HERE! If you would like a hard copy of the newspaper or to advertise please contact BBU at 210-732-3132.
We encourage you to renew your membership online here.
Please note that all active, associate and junior memberships are renewable every January, with the exception of Lifetime members and NEW members that have joined since October 1, 2019. Memberships can also be renewed via mail, if you wish to renew through the mail and send a check please include your membership number AND name to ensure the funds are applied correctly.
University of Tennessee Heifer Development Program
The Beefmaster breed has a tremendous opportunity approaching. The University of Tennessee Heifer Development Program is opening its doors to the breed with the chance to have a Beefmaster section. If they receive 50 head of females, they will allow the breed to have their own section included with a Beefmaster clean-up sire.
The program is designed to develop females over 10 months. Included in the program is weight and ultrasound measurements, along with two rounds of AI. For a flat fee, the producer drops off weaned females and gets to pick up confirmed bred heifers to take home or consign them in their annual commercial female sale.
Registered and commercial females are both welcome in the program, just be sure to denote that you want them bred to a Beefmaster bull! For more information contact Dusty Pendergrass at 210-464-0923 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit their website at utbfc.utk.edu/BHDProgram.html
SFA Heifer Development Program
SFA Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that they will host a Summer Heifer development program for fall 2019 born heifer calves. The heifer development program is scheduled to begin July 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.
Check out these video links below to learn helpful tips and information to improve your Beefmaster program and data.Heifer Pregnancy
Upcoming BBU Board and Committee Meetings
Please take note that the annual committee meetings will be held in May instead of June. These meetings and the Board of Directors meeting are open to all BBU members. Please start making your hotel reservations at the link provided!
May 27-28, 2020: BBU Committee Meetings, San Antonio, TX at Hilton San Antonio Airport
May 29, 2020: BBU Board of Directors Meeting, San Antonio, TX at Hilton San Antonio Airport
JBBA Gun Raffle Fundraiser
Contact any JBBA officer or director to purchase tickets or contact Darrell Glaser at 254-721-1497.
The 2020 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) inventories are now online for participating members. Here is a link to a step-by-step video on how to update your WHR inventory online.
The WHR inventories must be completed and posted through your online account by May 1, 2020. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2020.
If you would prefer completing your 2020 WHR inventory via hard copy and NOT online, please contact our office for a hard copy version of your inventory. Please note, hard copy inventories will not be mailed out unless requested by the member.Please note if you are participating in a spring 2020 sale, your WHR or IBR inventory needs to be updated and posted online prior to registering any animals born in 2020. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR or IBR programs, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or email@example.com.
Facebook Live with Working Ranch MagazineCheck out the Facebook Live video that featured the Beefmaster breed at the 2020 NCBA Trade Show! Tigger with Working Ranch Magazine catches up with our very own Collin Osbourn.
We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! The caps cost $20 each plus shipping. If you would like to order a cap please call Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 to pay with a credit card over the phone.
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