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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Compete – 2020 National Show and Convention

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Approximately 215 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and approximately 450 head of cattle from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi gathered the week of July 19-25, 2020 at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas for a fun-filled week at the 2020 JBBA National Show and Convention.

In addition to the cattle shows, the event also included contests and competitions, a leadership conference, silent and live auctions, a meet and greet social and awards banquet were part of this annual event.

“The 36th Annual JBBA National Show and Convention would not have been possible without all of our sponsors, JBBA directors, BBU Staff, JBBA Adult committee and other volunteers. In this crazy time we are living in it was wonderful to have a week of “normal” with our Beefmaster family, and I cannot thank everyone involved enough for helping us pull it off,” said […]

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East Texas/Louisiana BMG Beefmaster Sale Report

 

HUNTSVILLE, TX  – JULY 11, 2020

3 BULLS, $10,000 AVG $3,334
1 3Nl $5,000
4 PAIR, $13,800 AVG $3,450
11 BRED, $32,450 AVG $2,950
19 OPEN, $38,250 AVG $2,013
4 PICKS, $16,200 AVG $4,050
1 EMBRYO LOT $2,800
43 LOTS $118,500 AVG $2,756

 

TOP BULLS

LOT 48- SIRE, ELLIS’ HOLLYWOOD, CONSIGNED BY MCMANUS BEEFMASTERS, LAKE CHARLES, LA; SOLD TO JASON WAGGONER, ROUND TOP, TX FOR $5,000.
LOT 59- SIRE, VFF TORQ’D, CONSIGNED BY JEFF GARNER, BLUE RIDGE, TX; SOLD TO PATRICK ROBINSON, ANGELTON, TX FOR $3,000.
LOT 61- SIRE, SWB VOOZER, CONSIGNED BY CODY MORGAN, LEXINGTON, TX; SOLD TO OSCAR STACEY, BUFFALO, TX FOR $2,000.

 

TOP FEMALES

LOT 52- OPEN, SIRE, ELLIS’ HOLLYWOOD, CONSIGNED BY LOW FAMILY BEEFMASTERS, ALTO, TX; SOLD TO JEFF GARNER, BLUE RIDGE, TX FOR $6,250.
LOT 50- 3Nl, SIRE, CAPTAIN KNOCKOUT, CONSIGNED BY WOODY LYNETTE STAMPER, BRENHAM, TX; SOLD TO JEFF GARNER, BLUE RIDGE, TX FOR $5000.
LOT 7- OPEN, SIRE, 4B REAL STEEL, CONSIGNED BY MATTHEW MARKWOOD, BRYAN, TX; SOLD TO […]

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Wallen Prairie Power and Performance Beefmaster Sale Report

 

JUNE 13, 2020

LOCKWOOD, MO

8 Bulls $146,000 avg $18,250
1 3n1 $4,500
9 Pair $28,700 avg $3,189
31 Bred $265,000 avg $8,548
25 Open $174,500 avg $6,780
75 Lots $618,700 avg $8,249

Top Bulls

Lot 3- Sire, WPR’s Chick Magnet, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Carl and Fran Ditta, Cleveland, TX for $29,000
Lot 2- Sire, WPR’s Empire, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Ken Tews, Timpson, TX for $25,000.
Lot 6- Sire, WPR’s Legendmaker, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Alan Wright, Magnolia, TX for $25,000.
Lot 5- Sire, WPR’s Capone, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Mike Osmundson, Oakdale, CA for $17,000.
Lot 8- Sire, WPR’s Chick Magnet, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Roy Barrett, Cypress, TX for $14,000.

Top Females

Lot 34- Bred, Sire, WPR’s Chick Magnet, Bred to Missouri Outlaw, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold to Randy Mason, Brownstown, IL for $27,000.
Lot 10- Open, sire, WPR’s Capone, consigned by Wallen Prairie Ranch: Sold […]

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Building for the Future: Breeder of the Year meets growing demand for quality genetics

 

By Chel Terrell, The Beefmaster Cowman

Growing demand for Beefmaster genetics in the commercial industry has skyrocketed in recent years as seedstock producers strive to develop genetics that not only meet customer demand, they exceed their expectations. Gaining this kind of traction in the commercial realm doesn’t happen overnight – it takes years of diligent work, making tough decisions with patience and fortitude to mold and develop a program into a premier operation that ultimately achieves this purpose.

Derek Frenzel, Temple, Texas, and Larry Meacham, Cat Spring, Texas, two of the leading breeders driving efforts to expand the commercial market for Beefmaster genetics, combined forces in 2009 and established F&M Cattle Co. (FMC). Their forward-thinking partnership has led to growth in Beefmaster sales across the country thanks to their continued focus on utilizing performance data and strict culling practices to improve their breeding program while eagerly helping other breeders achieve success and […]

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Springtime in Texas Beefmaster Sale Report

 

Brenham, TX – May 30, 2020

6 Bulls $13,000 Avg $$2,167
6 Pair $15,800  Avg $2,634
19 Bred $46,500  Avg $2,448
19 Open $35,100  Avg $1,848
5 Picks $21,100 Avg $4,220
55 Lots $131,500 Avg $2,390

 

Top Bulls

Lot 10- Sire, Captain Crunch, Consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX:  Sold to Louis Deblanc, Kaplan, LA for $3500
Lot 40- Sire, Lyssy’s Playin Dirty, consigned by Carl and Fran Ditta, Cleveland, TX: Sold to David Muegge, Edna, TX for $2600
Lot 55- Sire, Cain 15Z, consigned by Karisch Cattle Co., LaGrange, TX: Sold To Tony and Jackie Watson, Washington, TX for $2600

 

Top Females

Lot 21- Bred to SWB Teton, Consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to James Woolman, Brenham, TX for $4000
Lot 20- Bred to SWB Teton, Consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Charles Albright, Bellaire, TX for $3700
Lot 23- Bred to SWB Teton, Consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to  James Woolman, Brenham, TX […]

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T5 Beefmaster Dispersal Sale Report

 

Tenroc Ranch, Salado, TX
May 16, 2020

7 bulls $26,450 avg $3,779
11 3-n-1s $35,650 avg $3,241
31 pairs $90,300 avg $2,913
16 bred $57,400 avg $3,588
15 open $57,600 avg $3,840
1 semen lot $36,164
1 embryo lot $43,775
1 genetic clone material $3,000
83 Total Lots $350,339 avg $4,221

TOP BULLS

Lot 85- sire, EMS King George, sold to Danny Arnold, Weslaco, TX for $5,000.
Lot 86- sire, WPR Chick Magnet, sold to Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX for $5,000.
Lot 83- sire, EMS Fire House, sold to Jadyen Samford, Dowderly, TX for $4,300.

TOP FEMALES

Lot 8- Bred to WPR Chick Magnet, sold to D L Ranch, Montgomery, TX for $15,500.
Lot 77- Open, sire, WPR Chick Magnet, sold to Collier Farms, Brenham, TX for $8,500.
Lot 26- Embryo pair, calf sire, Mcalester, sold to D L Ranch, Montgomery, TX for $7,500.
Lot 25- Embryo pair, calf sire, Mcalester, sold to D L Ranch, Montgomery, TX for $6,750.
Lot 75- Open, sire, WPR Chick Magnet, sold to Jadyen […]

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Noble Research Institute Moves to Demonstrate Heterosis in Their Cow Herds

ARDMORE, Okla. – Heterosis is an often-overlooked production and financial advantage that many commercial cattle producers are not utilizing. Maternal heterosis can be measured in several ways: stayability of the cow, cow lifetime productivity, increase in calving and weaning rates, increase in calf weighing weight, and a subsequent increase of weaning weight per exposed cow. Developing and maintaining a deliberate maternal heterosis program is easy to talk about but difficult in practice to accomplish. Furthermore, small- to mid-sized producers find it difficult to manage the logistics of managing several distinct breeds on their operation to develop a cross-breeding program.

The Noble Research Institute determined they would utilize Beefmaster and Hereford genetics to take advantage of cross-breeding and maternal heterosis in their predominately commercial Angus-based cow herd, which is comprised of approximately 550 mother cows.

The decision to utilize Beefmaster genetics in the research herd was made in part based off of the […]

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Moving Forward with AI and ET

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement

My last article was about how to use breeding decisions to move forward. This article I will expand on ways to expedite those breeding decisions and make improvement at a more rapid pace. Using all the tools available to improve a herd of cattle is the best way to go. Some of these tools are new, while some are older and have been improved over time. Two tools that are not exactly new but have been improved and used more and more in recent years are: artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET). Both tools allow for rapid genetic improvement of a herd. Using both tools in conjunction with breeding decisions can really help move a breeding program forward.

Artificial insemination has been around since 1780 and has been continually improved upon since. AI is a way to incorporate sires with good genetics into your […]

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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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