The Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA), whose parent group is the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU), is one of the fastest- growing junior beef breed associations in the country, and for some good reasons! You'll find a complete and well-rounded slate of programs available to you as a JBBA member. All aspects of the beef cattle industry are included so JBBA members can gain valuable knowledge about every phase of the business and become better prepared to contribute to the beef cattle industry and agribusiness as adults. And in addition to all that, it's fun!
JBBA was founded in 1984, as more and more young cattlemen became involved in the Beefmaster breed. Its membership has increased steadily, and the number of programs JBBA offers to its members has grown dramatically. Clearly, JBBA is moving with the Beefmaster breed to the forefront of the beef cattle industry. Learn More.
Save the Date July 15 – 20 for the JBBA National Show and Convention in Texarkana, AR. More Information.
Know before you go! Download and review the 2018 JBBA National Show Packet and Rules. More Information.
The host hotel for the 2018 JBBA National Show & Convention, which will be held in Texarkana, Arkansas July 15-20, 2018 is the Holiday Inn- Arkansas Convention Center. The address is 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854. Their phone number is 870.216.2000.
Please use this direct hotel link to make your hotel reservations with our group: CLICK HERE
Room rates are $89 per room (not including taxes).
If you call to make reservations, make sure you mention Jr. Beefmaster Breeders Association to receive our special rate. A full buffet breakfast is included in the rate, which is served in the hotel restaurant.
The hotel is located just feet from the Holiday Springs Waterpark. They are located off I 30 at Exit 1, between North State Line Avenue and Jefferson Avenue. The hotel is attached to the Arkansas Convention Center.
Our host hotel advised that many of these nearby hotels may honor the same room rate when mentioning they are “overflow” from the Holiday Inn- Arkansas Convention Center and mention the Jr. Beefmasters special rate code.
Rules for the A.I. program are:
We encourage all JBBA members to contact the breeders that are offering semen for sale to junior members at a discounted price and visit with them about their bull(s). We appreciate the support of the BBU breeders that are participating in the JBBA AI program. Download the nomination form here.
2018 JBBA National Packet and Schedule
2018 JBBA National Show Packet & Rules
2018 JBBA National Show Rules and Guidlines
2018 National Show & Convention Schedule
2018 JBBA A.I. Bulls
JBBA Show Agreement Form
JBBA Board of Directors Application
AI Program Rules & Forms
Junior National Show BIF Guidelines
Junior National Show Beef Glossary
Fall 2017 Sire Summary
JBBA Hair Rules
JBBA Show Rules
JBBA Approved Judges
Junior Top Hand Award
2018 National Heifer Show Order
2018 Beefmaster Cattlewomen Scholarship
2018 SEBBA Scholarship Form
East TX-LA BMG Scholarship App 2018
Brian Murphy Scholarship App 2018
JBBA Scholarship App 2018
2018 B.E.E.F. Scholarship Application
2018 Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial Scholarship App
Many JBBA members want to continue their educations at the college level. And thanks to the JBBA Scholarship Program, some of them are able to receive financial help toward college tuition. The JBBA Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of involvement in JBBA, FFA and/or 4-H leaders, or other adults who are familiar with the member's work.
A panel of people involved in the cattle business and youth work evaluate the applications, and the winners are announced each year at the JBBA Annual Convention. Thanks to BBU members who support the JBBA Scholarship Program, deserving young cattlemen get an extra boost toward their college degrees.
In addition, JBBA members are eligible for the Brian L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship. Brian Murphy was BBU Director of Youth Activities when he passed away June 23, 1989. A fund was established in his memory to provide a four-year financial aid package for recipients to attend the college of their choice. Contact the BBU Director of Youth Activities for more information on these scholarships.
Front row (sitting, from left to right) Officers: Seth Byers, Raleigh Scherer, Christian Samano, Emily Martin, Amanda McCoskey
Second row (from left to right) Directors: Caitlin Vargas, Reece Wrobleski, Kylee Henderson, Saige Tassin, Nick Flanery, Amelia Buckley, Kodi Stapp, Braylee Mackie
Back row (from left to right) Directors: Richard Longoria, Coby Pritchett
President: Christian Samano
President Elect: Raleigh Scherer
Secretary: Emily Martin
Treasurer: Seth Byers
Reporter: Amanda McCoskey