Spring 2018 EPDs Posted
We recently ran our Spring 2018 genetic evaluation and the new GE-EPDs are posted on the animal search portion of beefmasters.org.
The Spring 2018 Sire Summary will be posted soon and will be included in the next eNews on February 16th.
The Enhanced User site will no longer be available starting January 15th, as we switch over to our new registration and data system. We appreciate your patience as we make this transition. Between now and then, paper/pdf forms can still be accessed from Beefmasters.org and submitted via email, fax or mail.
2018 BBU Committees
Committee assignments have been made and approved. Download the list of committees to see which committee you will be serving on this year.
Beefmaster Bulls Now Included in Integrity Beef Alliance
If you are a Beefmaster breeder interested in participating in the Integrity Beef Program the requirements for inclusion are as follows: for the terminal program, bulls must be in the top 20% of the breed for weaning weight (WW) and yearling weight (YW) at time of purchase by the member owner. For the replacement female program, the bull the replacement is bred to for the first calf must be in the top 20% of the breed for calving ease direct (CED), WW and YW. For those who wish to become a member of Integrity Beef, there are other requirements that must be met depending on which program a person is interested in. Please refer to www.integritybeef.org for more requirement details. For more information about joining the Integrity Beef Alliance, please contact Robert Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 580.224.6430.
Good Luck Junior Beefmaster Breeders
It is stock show season and many junior Beefmaster breeders are preparing to exhibit their Beefmaster cattle at shows across the country. We want to extend the best of luck to all junior and open Beefmaster exhibitors as they enter the show ring.
Since the launch of the Foundation for the Future Campaign back in October 2017, we have had questions arise about the campaign specifics, below are answers to your frequently asked questions!
1) What is the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation [B.E.E.F]?
Established in 2009, as a tax-exempt corporation, B.E.E.F., serves as the official education and scientific research affiliate of Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU]. It accomplishes this through scientific research and both public and industry education of the benefits of the Beefmaster breed as a superior meat product animal.
2) How does the foundation differ from Beefmaster Breeders United [BBU]?
While BBU serves as the official trade association of the Beefmaster breed in providing a variety of membership benefits and representing the breed regionally, nationally and internationally — B.E.E.F., serves as the breeds education and scientific research affiliate. All donations to the Foundation are 100% tax-deductible as provided by law.
3) How is the foundation governed?
The foundation currently has six elected volunteer BBU members on its Board of Directors via national regional elections. As the foundation grows and in accordance with the foundation’s by-laws the board will be expanding its membership to better represent its national and corporate donor base.
4) What is the focus of the foundation?Two-fold: (1) Scientific research to provide sustainable and credible data on the benefits of the breed, and (2) education of the industry’s leadership, BBU members and the general public of the benefits of the breed. In addition, continued support of youth scholarships, BBU youth and JBBA.
Renew Your Membership Before March 1
You can renew through the mail by completing the letter you received and returning it to our office. Or your membership can be renewed online or over the phone at 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $2,000.
Active/Associate Member Dues
$110 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2018
$120 – if paid by March 31, 2018
$200 – reinstatement after March 31, 2018
Junior Member Dues
$70 – if paid by Feb. 29, 2018
$80 – if paid by March 31, 2018$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2018
WHR & IBR News
Beefmaster Caps and Cups Make Great Gifts!
Starting December 1, the BBU office will no longer keep credit card numbers on file. In order to make payment on your account via credit card please call 210-732-3132 with your credit card information. DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.
DNA Testing Announcements
Call Sarah Davis at 210-732-3132 or email her at email@example.com for more information or to answer your DNA questions.
Please take note that all certified CUP labs will require a certificate "C" number or performance "P" number on each Beefmaster animal, when submitting scan data to the lab via your ultrasound technician. If scan data is submitted without a "C" or "P" number, the animal's scan data will be entered as a commercial animal and the breeder will not receive scan data results. Take home message, make sure to register your animals as certified or performance prior to ultrasound scanning.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
San Antonio, TX 78214
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