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Spring 2019 Genetic Evaluation Posted Online
Click the links below to view each respective genetic evaluation document
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Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew your membership! Memberships can be renewed online, via 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 #. If you have any questions contact the BBU office by calling 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $3,000.

Active/Associate Member Dues

$145 – if paid by March 31, 2019
$250 – reinstatement after March 31, 2019

Junior Member Dues

$80 – if paid by March 31, 2019
$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2019

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WHR News

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

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

Watch WHR How To Video >

If you would prefer completing your 2019 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.

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.

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.

Ozark & Heart of America Field Day

The OHOA Bull Test Field Day will be held at the test facility on March 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Hugh Aljoe, Director of Producer Relations for the Integrity Beef Program operated by the Noble Research Institute. Dr. Aljoe works with over 1600 commercial herds participating in the program.

Address for the Field Day: 2780 NW Hwy A, Lowry City, MO

For other information contact Craig Johnson 417-876-7285

2019 Stephen F Austin University Beef Cattle Field Day

This year’s field day will be held on Friday, April 12 beginning at 9:30 am. The field day will include invited speakers to discuss marketing and managing cattle along with a farm tour.

  • Paul Craycraft, East Texas Livestock - “Alternative Ways to Market Cattle”
  • Steve Emmons, Emmons Ranch- “Best Practices to Prepare Cattle for Sales”
  • Brenden Benson, Boehringler Ingelheim- “Managing for Optimal Herd Health”
  • SFA students will present information on the Heifer and Bull Development Program
  • Tour the heifer and bull development cattle

Lunch will be provided. The field day will be held at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center Poultry Research Center Classroom on highway 259N in Nacogdoches, Texas. Please RSVP for lunch preparations by April 1st to Dr. Brown browneg@sfasu.edu.

Updated Reference Code Sheet
We have updated the BBU reference code sheet with the new scanning age window of 320-500 days. We encourage members to use this sheet while completing registrations, inventories and performance worksheets.

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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



First Time Active & Associate



Active & Associate Dues



Active & Associate Jan. Renewal



Active & Associate Feb. Renewal



Active & Associate March Renewal



Active & Associate Reinstatement



Junior Dues



Junior Jan. Renewal



Junior Feb. Renewal



Junior March Renewal



Junior Reinstatement



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


$35 first entry & $32 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 10-14 months


$40 first entry & $37 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 15-18 months


$50 first entry & $47 for each additional

Purebred Certificate 19 months +


$65 first entry & $62 for each additional

Advancer Certificate 0-9 months



Advancer Certificate 10-14 months



Advancer Certificate 15-18 months



Advancer Certificate 19 months +



WHR (per active dam)



IBR (per active dam)



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.

2019 JBBA A.I. Program Open

From now until May 1, JBBA members may purchase semen on bulls nominated from BBU breeders as part of the JBBA A.I. Program. Below is a list of the nominated bulls. To learn more about the bulls and who to contact for purchasing click here.

  • CF Pendleton 743/4
  • Ellis' Hour Glass
  • EMS Fire Chief
  • EMS Headliner
  • MR. CJ 27/17
  • Mr. Double L 421
  • VFF Secret Weapon

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2019 South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report

23 BULLS $144,500  AVG $6,283
2 3N1 $8,500 AVG $4,250
4 PAIR $17,000 AVG $4,250
15 BRED $88,250 AVG $5,883
24 OPEN $81,300 AVG $3,388
2 PICK $21,000 AVG $10,500
71 LOTS $367,430 AVG $5175
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Beefmaster Heifer Takes Top Honors at Houston Livestock Show

On Saturday, March 9 Caeden Scherer, a sixteen-year-old from Brenham, Texas, exhibited his Grand Champion Beefmaster heifer “BeBe” and claimed not only American Division Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Breeding Heifer Show, but won Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Junior Breeding Heifer. The champions were selected from more than 2,000 head of cattle and exhibitors at the 2019 show.



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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.

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  


210-532-7889 fax


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