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Thailand Beefmasters- The First Decade

 

In 2010, BBU launched an initiative to introduce Beefmasters in Thailand in response to Thai beef breeders seeking to improve the national beef efficiency and meat quality. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded the “Emerging Markets Grant” to help with the educational and promotional work, while a group of BBU breeders donated top quality semen for this program. It was distributed across Thailand through a Bangkok genetics firm, Yenwa Ltd.

Vinit and Pawanee of Yenwa Ltd helped educate the Thai beef industry about Beefmasters’ benefits and brought Thai cattlemen to America to view and learn more about the breed.  Dept of Livestock Development (DLD) officials also attended animal health sessions in Texas to confirm suitability of the beef breed for Thai environments.  Since the first donated semen tanks were shipped, Yenwa Ltd and other genetic brokers, including the DLD, have purchased, shipped, and distributed several thousand straws of CSS semen […]

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Isa Beefmasters, LLC 60th Beefmaster Bull Sale Report

 

Isa Beefmasters, LLC’s 60th Beefmaster bull sale was held October 2nd in San Angelo, Texas. It was an excellent sale; with 38 buyers from 7 states and Mexico taking home 131 Beefmaster bulls at an average of $4581. Isa’s President, Lorenzo Lasater, stated the sale was strong, with excellent demand for good Beefmaster genetics despite the horrible drought in the western states. Auctioneer Joe Goggins of Billings, MT sold the 131 bulls in the blistering time of 2 hours, 12 minutes.

The sale was dedicated to the company’s founder, Laurie Lasater, on his 80th birthday. He has built an enduring legacy of outstanding genetics, marketing ability and integrity.

The high-selling bull, L Bar 9541, sold to Bertrand, Fuller and Lasater for $19,000. This awesome young herd sire prospect is the son of L Bar 6105 and L Bar 6411 and was one of the overall top performers in the offering.

The second high-selling […]

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Breeder Profile: Rocking R Beefmasters

 

By LeAnne Peters, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association

Located in central Mississippi, just outside of French Camp, is a Beefmaster operation filled with quality cattle and a deep love for the beef industry. Owned by Aaron Roebuck and his wife Mona, the two proudly comprise the operation known as Rocking R Ranch Beefmasters.

The Beefmaster breed first originated in 1954 based on a 3-way cross between Hereford, Shorthorn, and Brahman cattle. Tom Lasater, the founder of the breed, selected cattle on the “Six Essentials” which include fertility, milking ability, weight, conformation, hardiness, and disposition. Since then, the breed has grown in popularity among many producers just like the Roebucks.

Aaron first got his start back in 1986 when he purchased his first cow from a sale barn and sold her first calf to begin his herd of commercial cattle. Roebuck then purchased his first Beefmaster bull from Mr. Johnny Sides and ran cattle for several […]

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2021 The Beefmaster Network Sale Report

 

RAYMOND, MS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

6 BULLS $30,000 AVG $5000
4 3Nl $25,500 AVG $6375
2 PAIR $9000 AVG $4500
23 BRED $92,400 AVG $4017
12 OPEN $62,650 AVG $5221
1 PICK $4750
1 SEMEN LOT $17,460
2 EMBRYO LOTS $3300 AVG $1650
51 TOTAL LOTS $245,060 AVG $4805

 

TOP BULLS

LOT 19- SIRE, CAIN 550F3 OF 4248, CONSIGNED BY RANDY MASON, BROWNSTOWN, IL; SOLD TO JEFF GARNER BLUE RIDGE, TX FOR $10,000.
LOT 20- SIRE, CF SUGAR BRITCHES, CONSIGNED BY RANDY MASON, BROWNSTOWN, IL; SOLD TO DOUBLE R MISSION, TX FOR $5250.
LOT 18- SIRE, CHRK KONG, CONSIGNED BY RANDY MASON, BROWNSTOWN, IL; SOLD TO ROLAND LEE, PICAYUNE, MS FOR $4250.

 

TOP FEMALES

LOT 12- BRED TO LIGHTS OUT, CONSIGNED BY CHANNAROCK FARM, ROCKFIELD, KY; SOLD TO DARYL HARVEY, WESTMORELAND, TN FOR $11,500.
LOT 15- OPEN, SIRE MCC DARTH VADER CONSIGNED BY RANDY MASON, BROWNSTOWN, IL; SOLD TO STEVEN ANDERSON, AMARILLO, TX FOR $10,500. LOT 13- 3Nl , CALF SIRE, CHRK FIRST CLASS, CONSIGNED BY CHANNAROCK […]

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2021 SEBBA Convention Sale Report

 

Lexington, TN August 28, 2021

1 Donated Semen Lot $6,600.00
3 Bulls $5,200.00 Avg $1,733.00
2 3Nl $9,200.00 Avg $4,600.00
5 Pair $12,700.00 Avg $2,540.00
8 Bred $39,150.00 Avg $4,894.00
9 Open $53,150.00 Avg $5,906.00
1 Embryo Lot $7,665.00
1 Semen Lot $5,500.00
7 Commercial Lots $27,550.00 Avg $3,936.00
37 Lots $166,715.00 Avg $4,506.00

 

Top Lots

Lot 13- Bred to The Rock, Consigned by J T Farms, Henderson, TN: Sold to Charlie Lopez, Houston, TX for $12,000.
Lot 4- Open, Sire, CJ’s Sure Fire, consigned by Clark Jones and Steve Dodds; Sold to Charlie Lopez, Houston, TX for $9500.
Lot 15- Bred to LL Red Kiota, Consigned by Ronnie Teague, Ramer, TN: Sold to Charlie Lopez, Houston, TX for $8,500.
Lot 8- Open, Sire, CHRK. First Class, Consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX: Sold to Charlie · Lopez, Houston, TX for $7,500
Lot 6- Open, Sire, The Colonel, Consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN: Charlie Lopez, Houston, TX for $7,000.
Lot 40- 3nl, Calf sire, Addicted To […]

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2021 LOBBA Heifer Development Program

 

Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association (LOBBA) is sponsoring a heifer development program at Landair, Inc., in Beeville, Texas. The purpose of the program is to provide LOBBA members a means to economically feed and grow out heifers in preparation for sale or other private use purposes. The heifers will be grouped by age to form contemporary groups where the cattle can be evaluated, compared and graded according to desired phenotypical look. Scan data and weight gains will be acquired at proper intervals for participating heifers. Note: this is a development program not a gain test. Heifers will be fed accordingly for proper growth and conditioning. Structural defects will be pointed out so that the owner can decide if any action is required regarding their animal. This information and data will be obtained in order to provide the owner the data for performance evaluation and potential sale requirements.

The open heifers will […]

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Beefmaster Commits to Sustainability with Efficiency EPDs

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is pleased to announce the development and release of their Residual Feed Intake (RFI) Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) and Feed Efficiency Index ($FE). Beefmaster breeders and commercial cattlemen now have the most powerful Beefmaster selection tools at their fingertips.

“Both of these efficiency EPDs will assist producers to select animals that are feed efficient and fit into the ever-increasing demand for sustainability in the beef industry,” said Lance Bauer, BBU Director of Breed Improvement.

Residual feed intake is a measure of feed efficiency. RFI is the difference between an animal’s actual intake and expected intake based on size and growth of an animal on a feed test. The new Beefmaster RFI EPD utilizes ultrasound measured rib fat in the calculation to help select for animals that will grow and maintain optimal condition. When examining this EPD it is important to notate that an animal with a lower […]

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2021 Junior Beefmaster National Show and Convention Results

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Approximately 250 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and approximately 550 head of cattle from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas and Mississippi gathered the week of July 17-23, 2021 at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas for a fun-filled week at the 2021 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 37th Annual JBBA National Show and Convention would not have been possible without all of our sponsors, JBBA directors and ambassadors, BBU Staff, JBBA Adult committee and other volunteers. I had the privilege of watching many junior members make lifelong friends, re-connect with old friends, and grow their love for Beefmaster cattle. The people involved in the Beefmaster breed are the ones that […]

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San Gabriel Beefmasters Dispersal Sale Report

 

Rockdale, Texas

7/10/21

12 Bred Heifer: Gross=$85,600.00 Avg=$7,133.33
4 Open Heifers: Gross=$27,000.00 Avg=$6,750.00
29 Pair: Gross=$158,250.00 Avg=$5,456.90
3 Embryo Pair: Gross=$19,000.00 Avg=$6,333.33
30 Bred Cow: Gross=$155,200.00 Avg=$5,173.33
1 Bull: Gross=$7,000.00 Avg=$7,000.00
1 Frozen Embryo: Gross=$24,625.00 Avg=$24,625.00
1 Semen: Gross=$25,390.00 Avg=$25,390.00
81 Total Lots: Gross=$502,065.00 Avg=$6,198.33

 

Bred Cow

Lot 5 – Cf 680 Painted Oasis – Painted Tiger x Cf Oasis Bred to EMS Fire & Smoke “$21,000” San Gabriel “Travis Greybeal, KS.”
Lot 38 – 585/15 – L2 Captain Sugar x Cf 430 Bred to EMS Fire & Smoke “$11,000” San Gabriel “David Botello, CA.”
Lot 20 – 19/17 – Cf Sugar Bear x Cf 469 Bred to EMS Fire & Smoke “$9,000” San Gabriel “David Botello, CA.”

Bred Heifer

Lot 57 – SG 35/9 Creamsickle – L2 Captain Sugar x Painted Oasis Bred to EMS Fire & Smoke “$17,000” San Gabriel “Travis Greybeal, KS.”
Lot 17 – SG 15/9 Bubba’s Singapore Baby – EMS Bet on Bubba x SG Singapore Sling Bred to Cf Sugar Bear […]

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Texas A&M University Beefmaster Herd Continues to Grow

 

Freezing temperatures and record-breaking snowfall is synonymous with February 2021. It was a turbulent time for everyone, especially cattle producers. Despite the difficulties brought forth by many days living below zero, the Beefmaster herd at Texas A&M University (TAMU) endured the cold and more than tripled in size.

“One of the calves happened to be born during the middle of the ice storm, where it was down to zero and essentially, we couldn’t read a temperature on the calf,” said Jason Cleere, Ph.D., TAMU Associate Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist. “We had graduate students work to save the calf and it survived. Our students have bonded with our Beefmaster cattle, and they are getting real-world learning experiences.”

In 2019, TAMU launched a purebred Beefmaster herd through donations from several Beefmaster Breeders United members. The donors supplied 15 purebred Beefmaster heifers and purebred Beefmaster embryos to the TAMU […]

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