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.

JBBA National Show and Convention

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.

JBBA National Show Hotel: Make Reservations Today!

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.

Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
Address: 5219 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 774-1534

Hampton Inn Texarkana Arkansas
Address: 5302 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 774-4267

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Address: 5210 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 216-0083


JBBA A.I. Program

Rules for the A.I. program are:

  1. BBU members will nominate Beefmaster bulls to the JBBA office and pay a nomination fee for each bull of $150.
  2. Bull nominations and fees are due by February 15th to JBBA office. You may email picture of bull (if available) and footnotes to bramirez@beefmasters.org.
  3. JBBA members will be allowed to contact BBU members from March 1-May 1 and purchase semen on bulls nominated from BBU breeders at a cost of $15 per straw of semen.
  4. BBU members are allowed to limit number of straws of semen a JBBA member is allowed to purchase on each bull.
  5. If breeder limits the number of straws of semen that they are willing to sell to JBBA members on a particular bull, once those numbers of straws of semen are sold breeders does not have to sell any more semen to a JBBA member at a discounted price of $15/ straw.
  6. JBBA office will provide JBBA members with a list of bulls that have been nominated by BBU members.
  7. Semen purchased by JBBA members will not be allowed to transfer to BBU members.
  8. BBU members are responsible for releasing semen to JBBA members once payment has been received and sending in an AI transfer certificate to the JBBA office.
  9. JBBA members are responsible for all freight cost associated with semen.
  10. Breeders need to turn in Semen Bill of Sale to BBU office by June 1st for each bull that is nominated with JBBA member's information.

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.

If you have any questions on how the JBBA A.I. program will work please feel free to contact our office at 210-732-3132 or bramirez@beefmasters.org


Scholarship Applications

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.



Officers and Directors

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


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District 1:
Saige Tassin & Amelia Buckley
District 2:
Kodi Stapp
District 3:
Reece Wrobleski
District 4:
Caitlin Vargas
District 5:
Braylee Mackie



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