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WHR & IBR News

It's time to update your 2019 Whole Herd Reporting (WHR) or Inventory Based Reporting (IBR) inventory!

We highly recommend and encourage you to update your 2019 WHR or IBR inventory through the online system. Below is a link to a step-by-step tutorial video on how to complete your WHR or IBR inventory online.

Watch IBR How To Video >

Watch WHR How To Video >

If you would prefer completing your 2019 WHR or IBR 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.

As of January 1, 2019:

WHR Fee (per active dam) = $20.00

WHR Transfer (up to 30 months) = $0.00

IBR Fee (per active dam) = $18.00

IBR Transfer (up to 30 months) = $15.00

WHR inventories must be completed and submitted to the BBU office by May 1, 2019. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2019. Please note if you are participating in a spring 2019 sale, your WHR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2019.

IBR inventories must be completed and submitted to the BBU office by February 1, 2019. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the IBR inventories returned after February 1, 2019. Please note if you are participating in a spring 2019 sale, your IBR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2019.

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.


New Fees Started January 1, 2019

Below are the pricing adjustments that have been approved through the board of directors, these new rates and fees started January 1, 2019. Read more about the fee changes in Collin’s article here. Beginning January 1, 2019 we implemented an Office Entry Rate that will be charged on a per work order request for registrations, in addition to the registration costs. This Office Entry Rate will be $5.00 for the first animal entry and $2.00 for each additional entry processed in the BBU office. Registrations entered online by the member will not incur the in-office fee.

Membership Fees

Fee Description

Online Entry Rate

Office Entry Rate

Lifetime Membership

$3,000

$3,000

First Time Active & Associate

$60

$60

Active & Associate Dues

$125

$125

Active & Associate Jan. Renewal

$125

$125

Active & Associate Feb. Renewal

$135

$135

Active & Associate March Renewal

$145

$145

Active & Associate Reinstatement

$250

$250

Junior Dues

$60

$60

Junior Jan. Renewal

$60

$60

Junior Feb. Renewal

$70

$70

Junior March Renewal

$80

$80

Junior Reinstatement

$120

$120

Registration Fees

*Office Entry Rate is charged on a per work order request basis and is the Online Entry Rate + $5 for the first animal entry, then for each additional animal entry it is Online Entry Rate + $2

Fee Description

Online Entry Rate

Office Entry Rate*

Purebred Certificate 0-9 months

$30

$35 first entry & $32 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 10-14 months

$35

$40 first entry & $37 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 15-18 months

$45

$50 first entry & $47 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 19 months +

$60

$65 first entry & $62 for each additional

Advancer Certificate 0-9 months

 

$30

Advancer Certificate 10-14 months

 

$35

Advancer Certificate 15-18 months

 

$45

Advancer Certificate 19 months +

 

$60

WHR (per active dam)

$20

$20

IBR (per active dam)

$18

$18

Animal Name Change

$20 (NO registered progeny) OR $100 (registered progeny)

* WHR inventory and IBR inventory fees mentioned above are the charges to the dam enrolled on the WHR or IBR inventory for the respective year. For WHR and IBR programs the first calf registration per dam enrolled is FREE, when registration is completed online. WHR and IBR calf registrations entered by office staff will incur the Office Entry Rate of $5 for the first animal entry, then for each additional animal entry it is $2.
 

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.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal notices will be going out through the mail soon, but why wait? You can renew your membership online now! Or you can renew via the mail or over the phone at 210-732-3132. If renewing via mail, please include your BBU # on the memo of the check or attach a note with your BBU #. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $3,000.

Active/Associate Member Dues

$125 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2019

$135 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2019

$145 – if paid by March 31, 2019

$250 – reinstatement after March 31, 2019

Junior Member Dues

$60 – if paid by Jan. 31, 2019

$70 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2019

$80 – if paid by March 31, 2019

$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2019
 

Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program 2019 - 2020

The 2019 - 2020 Live Oak BBA Bull Development Program will be conducted at LANDAIR, INC., 2050 Brown Ranch Lane, Beeville, Texas 78102.

The test will include the following:

  • grow and condition yearling Beefmaster bulls on a silage based ration
  • record average daily rate of gain (100-120 days test)
  • obtain weight per day of age
  • collect scan data and scrotal measurement
  • collect yearling weights
  • maintain growing period through summer months
  • conditioning and preparation for LOBBA Bull Sale 2020 acquire rate of gain during conditioning period

Bull eligibility: Ages September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

(Fall group: 9-1-17 through 12-31-2017;  Spring group: 1-1-18 through 5-31-18)

Requirements:

Current LOBBA membership

Entry nomination fee of $10.00 per bull to LOBBA

For information & nomination contact:

Melvin Scherer, Jr.  361-877-2577  melvinscherer@yahoo.com

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The Fall 2018 Genetic Evaluation is available online
This Genetic Evaluation represents part of a comprehensive breed-wide genetic evaluation program available to breeders of Beefmaster cattle. This program provides genetic values in the form of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) for all animals — male and female — recorded on the BBU database with performance records of their own or progeny with performance records. This Genetic Evaluation contains bulls which have produced progeny with at least one weaning weight record. EPDs for all other animals included in the evaluation - such as cows with performance progeny or non—parent animals with performance records — are available from the BBU office and via the EPD search on the BBU website.
 

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Rio Grande Valley Beefmaster Roundup

Attention Rio Grande Valley JBBA & BBU members: Join us for a Rio Grande Valley Beefmaster Round-Up! BBU and JBBA representatives will share the latest and greatest Beefmaster news, events, programs and services available to Beefmaster breeders and JBBA members.

➡ Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 pm

➡ At Dr. Alvaro Restrepo’s Santa Ana Ranch – 8175 Ramseyer Rd., Edcouch, Texas

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Dr. Jason Cleere to Address BBU Members at Live Oak Bull Sale

On Friday Jan. 11, 2019, at the Live Oak County Fairgrounds in Three Rivers, Texas starting at 10am, Dr. Jason Cleere – Extension Beef Cattle Specialist - will present an educational session on “Bull Selection: how buying better quality sires will help to increase returns, while using a combination of both data and visual confirmation to make purchasing decisions”. He will also discuss how Beefmasters fit into the future of the Texas A&M Beef Center.

Beefmaster Caps Make Great Gifts!

We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! Cap options are in photos below - $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. You can also email jnovak@beefmasters.org to order. To receive your order by Christmas please place orders on or before Tuesday, December 18.

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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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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


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