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JUNE 26 – 28, 2019


Hotel and Reservation Link will be available soon and will be communicated to the membership as soon as information is posted.


  • 1:00pm - ETHICS
  • 1:00pm - MEMBERSHIP
  • 3:00pm - JBBA ADULT
  • 5:00pm - B.E.E.F.


  • 8:00am - FINANCE & AUDIT
  • 8:00am - AD & PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • 10:00am - CONVENTION
  • 10:00am - INTERNATIONAL
  • 3:00pm - BY- LAWS
  • 3:00pm - CATTLEWOMEN
  • 5:00pm - NOMINATING



Performance Data Collection Tips

We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at weaning time...

1. Collect weaning weight on calves

- Calves should be between 140 and 270 days old when weaning weights are recorded

- Contemporary groups are formed by calves born within 60 days of each other

2. Collect mature cow weight and Body Condition Score on cows (this should be recorded with BBU when completing the calf's registration)

3. Submit and record weaning weights with BBU using the online system or weaning worksheet

Age Windows

In order for weaning weight EPDs to be calculated, animals must be weighed within the proper age window: 140 - 270 days of age.

In order for yearling weight EPDs to be calculated, animals must be weighed within the proper age window: 320 - 430 days of age.

In order to process ultrasound data, animals must be scanned within the proper age window. Beefmaster cattle must be scanned between 320-500 days of age. When scanning you need a barn sheet with either P numbers or C registration numbers so the scan data can be processed. If no P or C numbers are provided the data will not get processed and will not be put into the BBU registry system.

Here is a chart to help you determine your age windows based on the animal's birth date.

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Did You Know...?

- Everything in our registry system is based on Membership Number and/or Animal Registration Number - this includes ultrasound scan data, weights and measures. Membership and animal registration numbers are required on ALL paperwork for the staff to enter data into the BBU registry system or pull data that has been entered.
- How well do you know Beefmaster $Values Indices? Do you know what $M is? $M or Maternal Index is designed to help ranchers select animals that fit into a maternal criteria. $M accounts for growth, milk production and fertility and considers expected cow maintenance issues. Learn more at http://beefmasters.org/commercial/value-indices.php
- Do you know what $T is? $T or Terminal Index is designed for the retained ownership cattleman, feeder cattle buyer or packer who is most interested in fast growing, high performing steers, who will be sold to the packer on grids based on carcass merit. $T is a combination of WW, YW, REA and IMF EPDs. Learn more at http://beefmasters.org/commercial/value-indices.php
- Do you know how BBU defines a contemporary group?Read more about it at http://www.beefmasters.org/…/How-BBU-Defines-Contemporary-G…
- Did you know that the Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen is an organization dedicated to assisting Beefmaster Breeders United in promoting the Beefmaster breed, educating the public to the merits of the breed, assisting the junior programs, and participating in any other projects deemed appropriate by the members. For more information about BBU Cattlewomen, visit http://beefmasters.org/purebred/cattlewomen.php

Convention Raffle

Win a Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick OR 3 nights at Port Royal Condo OR 4 guest passes to a Wine Tasting Event!

The Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association is selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the 2019 BBU Convention! Tickets are $20 each or 6 tickets for $100.

Contact Melvin Scherer 361-877-2577 to purchase tickets

Spring 2019 Genetic Evaluation Posted Online
Click the links below to view each respective genetic evaluation document
Learn More →

JBBA Scholarships

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

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.

JBBA Nationals Information

"Beef in the Heart of Texas" July 21-26, 2019 in Belton, Texas

Belton, TX Host Hotels

  • Expo Inn & Suites: 254-613-5289

$80.75 (new hotel next to Expo)

Must mention Jr. Beefmaster to receive discount

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites: 254-939-2772

$109 - Must mention Beefmaster to receive discount

National Show Judges

Showmanship Judge: Shannon Worrell

Bred & Owned and E6/Advancer Show Judge: Gregg Stewart

National Show Judge: Jack Ward


View Show Schedule →

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2019 SEBBA Dixie National Sale Report

Tunica, MS March 30, 2019

6 Bulls $15,650 avg $2,608 4 Pair $8,200 avg $2,050 15 Bred $28,600 avg $1,907 23 Open $45,450 avg $1,976 6 Semen lots $38,165 avg $6,361 5 Embryo lots $44,550 avg $8,910

59 Lots $180,615

Average $3,062

Read More →

RFD-TV Beefmaster Show

We are seeking advertisers to be apart of our fall 2019 television show on The American Rancher that airs on the RFD-TV Channel. 

Do you have a sale or private treaty animals or business you want to promote? This is the perfect opportunity to reach a large audience and support the Beefmaster breed's promotion, while promoting your ranch or business.

30-Second Commercial: $3,000  OR   60-Second Commercial: $5,500

Contact Jeralyn Novak at jnovak@beefmasters.org if you are interested in advertising.

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.

Reference Codes →

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

Learn More →

Beef 706

Beef 706 is a Beef Checkoff funded program available to you.

May 1-2, 2019

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

To Register - Register online at www.TexasBeefCheckoff.com. Call 1-800-846-4113 or email Jill Hodgkins with questions regarding registration.

This is a totally free program to all Texas Beef Cattle and Dairy Cattle Producers and is paid for through the Beef Checkoff. You only pay for your transportation to the Beef 706 and the Hotel Room, the rest is paid for through the generosity of the Texas Beef Council.

Hotel - Ramada BCS, 506 Earl Rudder Fwy South, College Station, TX 77840.

Call 979-846-0300. Ask for the “Beef 706” room block (or Texas Beef Council). Price is $90 per night (plus tax). Reserve room by April 15, 2019.

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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