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Barber Joins Beefmaster Breeders United Staff

 

BOERNE, Texas – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is proud to announce that Rylee Barber will serve as their new Youth and Membership Programs Coordinator. Her duties include managing the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) program and working with the BBU membership on a daily basis.

“I am passionate about the livestock industry and I am excited to be joining the Beefmaster family,” said Barber.

Barber is originally from the Texas Panhandle, where she grew up in the small town of Channing, Texas and was raised on a purebred Hereford seedstock operation. Rylee’s family has lived in Channing and raised Herefords there since 1904. Barber grew up through the National Junior Hereford Association and currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the junior board.

Barber graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelors in Agricultural Communications and Journalism in December 2019. While attending school, Barber was involved in several clubs and served as the […]

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South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report

 

March 6, 2020 – NRG Park, Houston, TX

32 Bulls $160,700  Avg $5,022
2 Pair $16,400  Avg $8,200
17 Bred $70,200  Avg $4,130
23 Open $104,000  Avg $4,522
2 Picks $6,300  Avg $3,150
1 Semen/Embryo Lot $3,210
77 Total Lots $360,810  Avg $4,686

Top Bulls

Lot 50- Sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch, Lockwood, MO:  Sold to Beto Perez, Mexico for $26,000
Lot 67- Sire, McAlester, consigned by Nextgen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS;  Sold to C-M Ranches, Kershaw, SC for $24,000
Lot 73- Sire, CF Sugar Bear, consigned by New Relic Ranch, San Antonio, TX:  Sold to Carlos Rascon, Mesa, AZ for $7,000
Lot 61- Sire, EMS Fire and Smoke, consigned by Steven and Lyn Anderson, Amarillo, TX:  Sold to Phillip Edwards, Lake Charles, LA for $6,750
Lot 58- Sire, CF Sugar Britches, Consigned by Tyler Gwosdz, Orange Grove, TX:  Sold to Clay Mills, Mt. Airy, NC for $6,600

Top Females

Lot 15- Open, Sire, McAlester, consigned by Nextgen Cattle Co., Paxico, […]

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New Reproductive EPDs

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is releasing new reproductive Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs).

Beefmasters are known for being a maternal breed and these new EPD tools will help us to select for more maternal animals. The first new Beefmaster EPD is Age at First Calf and the second new EPD is Stayability. Age at First Calf (AFC) is for heifers and Stayability (STAY) is a lifetime measurement.

Age at First Calf is defined as the difference between a heifer’s birthdate and the birthdate of her first calf. When looking at this number, a lower number is more favorable indicating that a heifer is having her calf at a younger age. Contemporary groups for this are broken by utilizing yearling weight groups and the service type with a 120-day calving window. This helps to separate animals that are bred to calve at 24 months from those bred to […]

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Beefmaster Welcomes New International Program Director

 

BOERNE, Texas  – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to bring a new addition to the Beefmaster staff. Jon Garza will serve as the Director of International Programs and his duties include coordinating our international programs, as well as helping grow more interest in Beefmaster genetics on the international and domestic fronts.

Jon comes to us from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), where he most recently acted as Director for International Programs and Livestock Export Pens. His duties consisted of directing, developing and implementing and being the primary information source for the agency relative to all international programs and livestock export.

“I am excited to be a part of the Beefmaster family and working for all of you through expanding our current markets and opening new markets around the globe,” said Garza.

Garza is originally from Laredo, Texas and attended US Army Chemical School in Fort McClellan, Ala., and graduated from Texas A&M […]

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Oklahoma State Builds Beefmaster Research Herd

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Oklahoma State University (OSU) Department of Animal and Food Sciences in Stillwater, Oklahoma is initiating a new research cow herd and they are using Beefmaster genetics as their crossbreeding tool. The research effort, led by Dr. Ryan Reuter, will focus on precision ranching for improved long-term sustainability of ranches in Oklahoma and the Southern Plains.

“Our research will focus on incorporating cutting-edge technology such as automated supplementation equipment, on-animal sensors to monitor behavior and stress, and virtual fencing. This technology will allow real-time decision making and better implementation of best management practices. We need a base herd of approximately 70 cows to conduct this research effectively and sustain our research into the future,” said Reuter, Beef Range Nutrition Associate Professor.

OSU is in the process of building a commercial cow herd to facilitate this exciting research. They currently have cows of predominately Angus breeding and will incorporate Beefmaster genetics […]

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Houston Magic XX Sale Report

 

Houston, Texas – March 6, 2020

Lots
Type
Gross

 Average

7
Bull
$34,500.00

$4,928.57

27
Open Heifer
$120,950.00

$4,479.63

9
Bred Heifer
$45,000.00

$5,000.00

2
Donor Package
$20,075.00

$10,037.50

3
Bred Cows
$9,750.00

$3,250.00

3
Semen
$51,785.00

$17,261.67

3
Frozen Embryo
$28,250.00

$9,416.67

54
Total Lots
$310,310.00

$5,746.48

 

Category
Description
Price
Consignor
Purchased by

Bred Heifer
Lot 12 – BF 1805 – Cf Sugar Britches x CF 715/4 Silk Lady Bred to BF 1720
$7,500
Bailey Farms
Janet Lagow, TX.

Lot 11 – BF 1802 – BF Goldstrike x CF 520/3 Super Sensation Bred to CJ’s Revolution
$7,500
Bailey Farms
Janet Lagow, TX.

Lot 16 – BF 1815 – Cf Sugar Britches x CF Tiger Time.    Bred to CJ’s Revolution
$6,500
Bailey Farms
Jose Louis Canales, MX.

Lot 50 – L 2 76/18 – L2 Turbo 21 x L2 52/11 Knockout Anna      Bred to L2 Crimson
$5,500
L 2 Ranch
Janet Lagow, TX.

Lot 58 – TT 2 – Cf Sugar Britches x L2 94/10 Jacklin                 Bred to JT The Rock
$5,500
TT Beefmasters
Stakes Beefmasters, LA.

Bred Female
Lot 4 – CF 518/3 Visions Vanna – Vision x L2 94/05 Vanna Lu Bred to BF Colonel
$7,100
Bailey Farms
C4 Beefmasters, TX.

Pair
Lot 6 – CF 994/4 Tiger’s Sensation – Cf Adrenaline x Simply Secret with Bull […]

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2020 Beefmaster Border Classic Sale Report

 

2020 Beefmaster Border Classic Sale – Edcouch, Texas – Feburary 22, 2020

Lots
Type
Gross

 Average

1
Pairs
$4,800.00

$4,800.00

41
Bred Heifer
$109,800.00

$2,678.05

5
Bull
$11,100.00

$2,220.00

9
Open Heifer
$20,100.00

$2,233.33

6
Bred Cow
$15,850.00

$2,641.67

1
Frozen Embryo
$1,200.00

$1,200.00

63
Total Lots
$162,850.00

$2,584.92

 

Category
Description
Price
Consignor
Purchased by

Bred Heifer
Lot 29 – 8048 Polled Santa Maria – Polled Jersey Boy x Polled Red Beauty Bred to CF Fusion King
$7,500
Santa Ana
Collier Farms, TX.

Lot 13 – 7098 Package of Ace’s – Polled Red Package x Polled Red Ace Bred to SA Polled Comando
$7,000
Santa Ana
Wallen Prairie Ranch, MO.

Lot 10 – 7082 Sweet Coffee  – Polled Red Coffee x Polled Red Baby Bred to SA Polled Comando
$5,100
Santa Ana
Steve Cogdell, TX.

Lot 17 – 7114 Cosmopolitan Package – Polled Red Package x  Polled Cosmopolitan Bred to SA Polled Comando
$4,500
Santa Ana
Rodrigo Rodriguez, MX.

Lot 23 – 8016 Polled United Dream – Captain United x Miss CJ 972 Exposed to CF Fusion King
$4,500
Santa Ana
Vicente Garza, TX.

Lot 61 – 834 Miss Tiger’s Daisy – Phantom Tiger x Daisy Bred to Logans Vision
$4,100
Pena Farms
Chilo Guiterrez, TX.

Bred Female
Lot 36 – Tiger Lady 523/13 […]

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Animal ID Prefix FAQ

 

ANIMAL ID PREFIX SELECTION FORM

 

Q: What is an Animal ID Prefix?

A: An Animal ID Prefix is a combination of letters and numbers that precede the name or ID number of an animal. For example: CRO 15/22 or CRO Big Red

 

Q: How short or long does the Animal ID Prefix need to be?

A: This prefix must be a minimum of two (2) characters and up to a maximum of eight (8) characters (including spaces). Your Animal ID Prefix can only be a combination of letters and/or numbers, symbols or punctuation are NOT allowed. Please remember that animal names are limited to 25? characters, including the Animal ID prefix.

 

Q: Why has the Animal ID Prefix been established?

A: To help recognize and maintain recognition of the original owner of an animal.

 

Q: I have been using an Animal ID Prefix for many years now, do I still need to submit the form?

A: Yes, every […]

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Animal Name Change FAQ

So, you have purchased an animal with no name or you would like to change the name, so what do you do now?

To change a name on an animal, the office must receive written permission from the Breeder-Member-First Owner that is listed on the Certificate of Breeding in order to make the name change. Our rules state, that an animal has a name if there is anything listed in the “Named” section of the certificate, this includes an ID number. The fee to change an animal name for an animal with NO PROGENY is $20. The fee to change an animal name for an animal WITH PROGENY is $100. The best and most efficient way to change the name of an animal is for the member requesting the name change to directly contact the Breeder-Member-First Owner and obtain the written/emailed permission from them. Once the written/emailed permission is obtained, the […]

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SFA State University Purple Premium Sale Report

 

November 9, 2019 – Nacogdoches, Texas

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