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USLGE assists Beefmaster breed to grow demand in Thailand over the past decade

 

U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. (USLGE) supported Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) in gaining EMP funding of $145K in 2009. The program ran from 2009-2012 to introduce this American breed to beef producers in Thailand. Education to explain Beefmaster benefits was the first step.  Missions for breeders from US to Thai regional cattle shows for local and ag university seminars were conducted and a series of educational articles were developed and published in various journals from 2010 to 2011.  Reverse missions were developed for key Thai breeders and publishers to visit US cattle shows and conduct ranch tours to BBU breeders across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado.

Initial health restrictions for frozen genetics were a restrictive obstacle and extended the time for the Thai DLD to approve our first semen shipment for import permitting.  USLGE worked with BBU for a workshop at Texas A&M University that allowed USDA and US Animal […]

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Plan for the Future with EPDs

 

By Lance Bauer, BBU Director of Breed Improvement

As we begin a new year, it’s a great time to reflect on the last year and plan. As a breed Beefmasters experienced a great year and the demand for our cattle is high, which has been great and a testament to the work that everyone has put in as breeders. As a breed we have seen a trend in the right direction in terms of performance measures and EPDs. As we continue to move forward as a breed it is important to realize that EPDs are the best genetic selection tool that is available. An EPD is an expected progeny difference, or how we expect one animal’s calves to perform on average against another animal’s calves.

When evaluating cattle, it is important to realize that phenotype refers to all observable or measurable traits. This means that all weight and carcass traits as well […]

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McIntosh Joins the Beefmaster Team

 

Boerne, Texas  – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) welcomed Kylie McIntosh, Boerne, Texas, as the membership coordinator on December 6.

In this role, McIntosh will serve as a liaison between the organization and its members, as well as manage the current membership database and help execute successful strategies to recruit and orient new members.

“I am eager to assist the members of the Beefmaster breed and help the association grow exponentially,” McIntosh says. “The Beefmaster breed has an exciting future, and I am proud I get to be part of the team moving us forward.”

Originally from Boerne, Texas, McIntosh grew up raising and showing swine and Brahman cattle through the Texas Pork Producers and American Brahman Breeders Association. She currently owns and operates LK Brahmans with her younger sister.

Prior to joining BBU, McIntosh studied Agriculture Services and Development at Tarleton State University. She completed an internship with The Brahman Foundation, where she served as their […]

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2021 OHOA Fall Roundup Sale Report

 

Springfield, MO – November 13, 2021

8 BULLS $27,900 AVG $3,488
6 3Nl ‘S $21,200 AVG $3,533
4 PAIRS $12,000 AVG $3,000
11 BRED COWS $25,300 AVG $2,300
23 BRED HEIFERS $56,400 AVG $2,452
26 OPEN HEIFERS $75,500 AVG $2,904
78 TOTAL LOTS $218,300 AVG $2,799

TOP BULLS

LOT 76- SIRE, WPR’S POLLED LEGACY, CONSIGNED BY WALLEN PRAIRIE RANCH, LOCKWOOD, MO; SOLD TO SCOTT BURNES, MT VERNON, MO FOR $7,500.
LOT 31- SIRE, WPR’S DESTINATION, CONSIGNED BY CEDAR SPRINGS, CONWAY, MO; SOLD TO PAUL FENSKE, MONNETT, MO FOR $4,000.
LOT 23- SIRE, WPR’S SUPERMAN, CONSIGNED BY THE UDDER FARM, SP ARKS, OK; SOLD TO MICHAEL FLESHMAN. VERNON, MO FOR $3,500.

TOP FEMALES

LOT 63- OPEN, SIRE, WPR’S RYDIN LUCKY, CONSIGNED BY T J RAINWATER, STRAFFORD, MO; SOLD TO MASON CATTLE CO., BROWNSTOWN, IL FOR $11,000.
LOT 29- OPEN, SIRE, WPR’S RYDIN LUCKY, CONSIGNED BY CEDAR SPRINGS, CONWAY, MO; SOLD TO SOLD TO MASON CATTLE CO., BROWNSTOWN, IL FOR
$4,750.
LOT 32- OPEN, SIRE, FMC FLINT, CONSIGNED […]

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BBU Hall of Fame: Fred and Judy Long

 

The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Hall of Fame has been established to honor the exceptional, visionary men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Beefmaster breed. Fred and Judy Long, owners of the L2 Ranch in Beeville, Texas were inducted into the 2021 BBU Hall of Fame.

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For the Longs it is clearly a great honor to be inducted into the BBU Hall of Fame at the 2021 BBU Convention.

Fred joined BBU in 1976. His goal was to breed a Beefmaster herd that was phenotypically correct and carried solid performance traits based on “The Six Essentials”. In the development of his program, he added an additional essential trait to represent the importance of predictability of the animal’s phenotype and performance traits which he calls the Seventh Essential. This […]

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2021 Beefmaster Breed Registration Leaders

 

Top 10 Breeders by Registration
• MIKE & RHONDA COLLIER – BRENHAM, TX
• CASEY BEEFMASTERS – ALBANY, TX
• THE DALE LASATER RANCH – MATHESON, CO
• CRAIG & KAREN JOHNSON – EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
• SCHNEIDER BEEFMASTERS – PREMONT, TX
• NEXTGEN CATTLE COMPANY – PAXICO, KS
• FRENZEL & MEACHAM LLC – TEMPLE, TX
• PAUL G SR AND RHONDA WALLEN – LOCKWOOD, MO
• CEDAR SPRINGS BEEFMASTER – CONWAY, MO
• LORENZO LASATER – SAN ANGELO, TX

Top 10 Breeders by Transfer
• CASEY BEEFMASTERS – ALBANY, TX
• FRENZEL BEEFMASTERS – TEMPLE, TX
• MIKE & RHONDA COLLIER – BRENHAM, TX
• THE DALE LASATER RANCH – MATHESON, CO
• HUGH (TIM) CHAPMAN – ROCKPORT, TX
• FRENZEL & MEACHAM LLC – TEMPLE, TX
• PAUL G SR AND RHONDA WALLEN – LOCKWOOD, MO
• CRAIG & KAREN JOHNSON – EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
• STEVE & CINDY EMMONS – FAIRFIELD, TX
• LORAN M AND/OR NORMA J BOUNDS – AXTELL, TX

Top 10 Breeders by […]

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Lyssy Beefmasters All Access Frozen Genetics Sale Report 2021

 

Internet only – 10/6-7/2021

Lots
Type
Gross

 Average

1
Flush
$7,250.00

$7,250.00

7
Heifer Frozen Embryo  (3 embryos per lot)
$35,550.00

$5,078.57

4
Frozen Embryo (3 embryos per lot)
$16,700.00

$4,212.50

4
Semen
$19,650.00

$4,545.00

16
Total Lots
$79,150.00

$4,946.88

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

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Beefmaster Breeders United Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

 

The 60th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention was hosted in Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from October 28 – 30, 2021. This year’s convention was very special because three legendary cattle producers were inducted into the BBU Hall of Fame. The BBU Hall of Fame has been established to honor the exceptional, visionary men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Beefmaster breed.

The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees are Fred and Judy Long, owners of the L2 Ranch in Beeville, Texas, and Mike Collier, owner of Collier Farms Beefmasters in Brenham, Texas.

Fred and his wife Judy, owners of L2 Ranch in Beeville, Texas, have dedicated the last 40-plus years to the challenge of improving the Beefmaster breed and the genetics within their own herd. That commitment to superior quality and uniformity is the cornerstone of their breeding program, which they designate as “L2 […]

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Beefmaster Recognizes Breeder Excellence Awards

 

The 60th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention was hosted in Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from October 28 – 30, 2021. During the convention several member awards were presented to outstanding Beefmaster breeders who have excelled over the past year and decades before.

The BBU New Member of the Year award is awarded to a BBU member who has been involved in the breed for less than eight years, and to a member who has shown, dedication, progressivism, and growth within their program and the breed. This member must also be a part of at least one BBU satellite or marketing group. The 2021 new member of the year was awarded to Cannon Cattle of Brooksville, Fla. Cannon Cattle is family owned and operated by Colson Cannon and fiancé Kirsten Walker, as well as other family members Adam, Denise and Craig Cannon. Cannon Cattle has been […]

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Beefmaster Celebrates 60 Years on Conventions!

 

The 60th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention was hosted in Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from October 28 – 30, 2021. The unofficial kick-off to the convention was the 2021 BBU Sporting Clays Classic hosted at Defender Outdoors Shooting Center. The official kick-off of the 2021 convention was highlighted with award winning speeches from the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members Lane Hendricks, Kayl Tassin and Westeon Brooks, followed by featured speaker Danielle Beck who serves as the Senior Executive Director of Government Affairs at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

During the convention, BBU held their general membership meeting and BBU members elected new Board directors and officers. Chris Kauffman of Searcy, Ark., was elected treasurer and Kendall McKenzie of Angie, La., was elected secretary. The following individuals were elected to the BBU Board of Directors with a three-year term: Ruben Gutierrez of Monte Alto, Texas, […]

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BBU News Releases

McIntosh Joins the Beefmaster Team

POSTED on 8th December 2021

Beefmaster Breeders United Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

POSTED on 3rd November 2021

Beefmaster Recognizes Breeder Excellence Awards

POSTED on 3rd November 2021

 

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