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SFA Bull Development Program Spring 2021

 

SFA Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that they will host a Spring Bull Development Program. The bull development program is scheduled to begin January 2021. Reserve your spot today. Bulls will be charged $0.90/d for yardage + feed costs. Bulls will be fed from January 15 through November 30. Additional details in the attached packet here.

There is still time to deliver your heifers also. Producers needing to deliver cattle at an earlier date may do so by contacting farm manager Cobey Hendry.

For more information contact Cobey Hendry (985) 514-3516  or Dr. Erin Brown (936) 468-4433.

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Carcass Quality

 

By: Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement

This has been a year of new experiences for everyone and has really shown the resilience of the agriculture industry. The year started calm and then COVID-19 happened, and we saw shortages of all sorts of products from toilet paper to meat. One thing that never had a shortage was fake meat, which proved that consumers want good old-fashioned beef. As cattle producers it is our job to make sure that we help put the highest quality safest product on the table of consumers. In the US beef industry, there are different quality grades of meat and those higher quality grades demand a premium price. The grades are Prime, Choice, Select and Standard, with Prime being the highest quality grade.  These grades are based on marbling and age, marbling is the intramuscular fat. Because of this premium and demand for higher quality beef, it is important that Beefmaster breeders keep this in mind while making breeding decisions.

As a breed we have come a long way in the past few years in terms of carcass quality. More and more breeders are scanning cattle and using that information to help in breeding and culling decisions. As a breed we have increased the average rib-eye area (REA) by a good amount, however we have not made near as much improvement on intramuscular fat (IMF). This means that there needs to be some focus on IMF moving forward and we should focus on increasing it. While our focus should be making the best females in the industry, we can not neglect the final product and sacrifice quality. Continuing to use the IMF EPD, as well as scan data, it is easy to make quick progress in this area because it is a highly heritable trait. We need to make sure that the steers that our customers produce will grade and demand a premium.

Over the past few years there has been data collected on finished Beefmaster cross steers and it looks good for our breed. Many of the cattle are grading choice or better and have good yield grades too. One set of steers recently did extremely well. Seventy-one steers sired by Beefmaster bulls were harvested and graded 96% Choice or better and 6% graded Prime. The average yield grade was 3.37, which means on average there was no deduction for a higher yield grade. These steers did extremely well and brought a $48 premium per head. This is promising data for the breed and shows that we are moving in the right direction, but we need to keep pushing forward and making improvements.

As a breed we are taking steps in the right direction in terms of carcass quality, but we still have improvements to be made. It is an extremely important aspect because it is the final product that consumers have on their plate, so it must always be on our mind as a breed. Being able to produce a high-quality carcass allows customers to have the opportunity to put more money in their pockets by making a premium on their cattle. We are a maternal breed first, but we must not lose sight of the rest of the industry and we need to constantly make improvements on Beefmaster carcass quality.

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New Rules Start January 2021

 

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021 –

EMBRYOS:

  • EVERY EMBRYO CALF MUST BE GENOTYPED PRIOR TO RECEIVING A C# (CERTIFICATE)
    • FIRST YOU MUST GET A P# ON THE EMBRYO CALF
    • THEN YOU MUST SUBMIT A SAMPLE ON THE CALF (AN ULTRA LOW-DENSITY WILL WORK) FOR GENOTYPE
    • ONCE THE ULD GENOTYPE IS BACK AND RECORDED ON THE P# YOU CAN PROCEED TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION OF THE EMBRYO CALF
  • EVERY EMBRYO CALF REGISTERED
    • WILL REQUIRE AN AI CERTIFICATE IN YOUR AI INVENTORY AT BBU FOR THE SIRE
    • OR REQUIRE YOU HAVE AN EMBRYO RECORDED IN YOUR EMBRYO INVENTORY AT BBU

 

AI CERTIFICATES:

  • ONLY THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF A BULL MAY PURCHASE AI CERTIFICATES ON THAT BULL AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021.
  • IF YOU COLLECTED BULLS YOU ONCE OWNED BUT HAVE SINCE SOLD, BE SURE YOU RECORD AI CERTS ON HIM AT BBU, PRIOR TO THE DATE YOU SOLD HIM (SUBMIT AN AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASE/TRANSFER FORM WITH TOP HALF COMPLETED PUTTING THE QUANITY YOU ARE “PURCHASING” – FEE IS $5 FOR EACH AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASED). NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BACK DATE AI CERTIFICATE PURCHASES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021. IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL AI CERTS, YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF THE BULL TO GET THEM
  • TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL AI CERTIFICATES TO REGISTER EMBRYO CALVES AND/OR AI CALVES, YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE PERSON YOU PURCHASED THE SEMEN FROM. IF THEY CANNOT SUPPLY THE ADDITIONAL AI CERTS NEEDED THEN CONTACT THE CURRENT/LAST RECORDED OWNER OF THE BULL AND GET AI CERTS FROM THEM.

 

 

SOME RULES DIDN’T CHANGE…..

  • EMBRYO DONOR (NOT IN USE – MEANING WITH A RECORDED EMB CALF OR EBOS PROCESSED – AS A DONOR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2016) MUST BE HIGH DENSITY GENOTYPED AND PARENT VERIFIED
  • AI SIRE (NOT IN USE – MEANING WITH RECORDED AI PROGENY OR AI CERTS RECORDED – BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2016) MUST BE HIGH DENSITY GENOTYPED AND PARENT VERIFIED

 

 

 

HOW TO GET A P# ON AN ANIMAL

  • WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE – DO NOT CLICK THE REGISTER BOX AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A P# INSTEAD OF A C#
  • WHEN MAILING INTO THE OFFICE – MARK THE COLUMN THAT SAYS REGISTER NOW? AS “NO”
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Producing Commercial Females through Value Added Programs

 

By Jeralyn Novak, Communications Coordinator

Value-added programs are on the rise in the beef industry as input costs increase and margins remain tight. Enterprising beef producers are exploring new ways to improve their return on investment and open doors to new marketing avenues. Beefmaster Breeders United offers a value-added program through the Beefmaster E6 Commercial Female. The BBU Essential Commercial Female Program is a prime example of expanding the market for Beefmaster cattle. The program, referred to as the E6 program, focuses attention on the strong maternal traits of Beefmaster cattle and helps commercial cattlemen develop stronger markets and greater value for their Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross heifers. The word “essential” is included in the name because of the six essentials upon which the breed was founded – weight, conformation, milk production, fertility, disposition and hardiness.

While attractive, hearty bulls are often known to steal the spotlight, the modest hero of this legendary breed is without a doubt the essential Beefmaster female. She’s universal – in tropical climates of the South, high altitude or sparse sections of the West. Throughout the Fescue Belt and stretching into the High Plains, the Beefmaster female remains constant.

What is an E6 Certified Female?

The E6 program is a commercial Beefmaster female. This female was labeled as an E6 based off the essential six traits that were used to develop the Beefmaster breed. This program has been around now for about 20 plus years. The National E6 Sale in Columbus, Texas, and others like it throughout the Plains and Florida, ensure there’s verified and top-quality females available for purchase. The National E6 Sale as been held for 15 years plus.

Commercial breeders from all over the country are constantly looking to restock their pastures with Beefmaster cross females.

“They are needing that genetics and they realize that in hot and humid and tropical regions they need cattle that can go out there and eat really low quality forage, that has high water content, fight mosquitoes, fight pests and go out make money for them in a hostile climate situation,” said Trey Scherer, a Beefmaster breeder from Brenham, Texas and a consignor to the National E6 Sale.

The essential Beefmaster cross, there’s no better cow. In today’s beef cattle industry, branded programs are the main topic of discussion. The Beefmaster E6 Program is a branded program for those highly sought-after replacement females. This program also gives the buyer assurance that these cattle are at least 50% Beefmaster and that they have been inspected for quality. The program serves as a marketing tool for the cattle producer.

“When you get around trying to kind these kinds of cattle, they’re hard to find. They are popular,” said Anthony Mihalski, a long-time auctioneer and sale manager for the Beefmaster industry.

The advantage of these commercial Beefmaster female sales is that each sale has specific consignors that are committed to producing these types of cattle and holding them for these value-added sales.

“These sales give us one place where buyers can come to and get a pretty large offering,” said Mihalski.

When buyers purchase cattle from the commercial Beefmaster females from these sales they know the ranch that the cattle are coming from.

“You know that these cattle are at least half registered Beefmaster genetics. They give that producer that secure feeling that I am going to get that longevity. We know that these cattle are home raised cattle and coming out of vaccination programs,” said Scherer.

If you are a commercial cattleman, you simply can’t afford NOT to be crossbreeding. The benefits of a crossbred cow to any commercial herd are undeniable and highly documented.

Scherer is a true believer in Beefmaster genetics and the advantages of crossbreeding to produce a commercial Beefmaster female. “There’s no more versatile cow out there in the industry than a Beefmaster cow.”

Crossbreeding leads to hybrid vigor or heterosis. Simply put, crossbred calves, on the average, are better performers than their straight bred parents. More vigorous at birth, faster growing calves perform better for almost every trait and make more money.

“The beautiful part about a Beefmaster based cow and or just Beefmaster genetics is that you can put them on anything. You can fit them to whatever program serves your ranch the best. You can add Beefmaster genetics to it to get the longevity, the structure, to get the efficiency and it’s going to work within the first year,” said Larry Meacham, a Beefmaster breeder and commercial cattlemen.

Crossbred cows improve calving rates, calf survivability, more calves born and weaned, more pounds of calf and more calves produced over the cow’s lifetime. With good management, Maternal Heterosis will make a rancher more money than anything else he can do.

Meacham adds, “she’s [Beefmaster cow] known for her maternal traits. She’s known for her longevity, along with her efficiency in the pasture when converting grass into pounds. There’s no better female than a Beefmaster based cow.”

That’s the Certified E6 Beefmaster Female. With longevity and sustainability at her core, she’s the cow that can do it all. Her versatility compliments any program and brings cattle producers more dollars at the end of the day.

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Inspired By the Land

 

Story and Photos By Tahlia Warrick

reprinted with permission from Glades Electric Cooperative

 

Fisheating Creek winds through wetlands, prairies, hammocks and woodlands as it makes its way through Highlands and Glades counties to reach Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida. It is the last natural tributary to the lake.

Through the years, the creek has inspired recreation, conservation, art and adventure. Most recently, the creek and its surrounding lands inspired a new author.

Dr. Richard Karlson, a Glades Electric Cooperative member from Lake Placid, published his first book this summer. “Impossible Quest: One Man’s Journey for Adventure on the Last Frontier” details accounts from Richard’s life as a conservationist, hunter and rancher along the creek’s basin outside Venus.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Richard moved to Pompano Beach as a young man to open an orthodontic practice. An avid hunter and pilot, he frequently took to the skies in search of new places to hunt. He soon realized most of the wild lands surrounding Pompano Beach would be lost to development.

“It was getting so built up,” Richard says. “I used to go quail hunting with a friend of mine west of Pompano Beach. Pretty soon, the concrete jungle started going over everything, and we had no place left to hunt.”

In search of a new place to land, Richard searched from the air, spotting the parcel of land along Fisheating Creek he would later buy and work to preserve.

“The original purchase was 200 acres,” Richard says. “Now it’s over 500 acres. I kept adding on over the years.”

Richard initially bought land along the creek to serve as a hunting camp for private use. But he eventually moved his family to Highlands County, and his use for the land evolved.

“When I bought the land, it was just natural prairie grass, and everybody around was in the cattle business,” he says. “I was looking to do something productive with it, and cattle were a natural fit.”

Today, Richard manages a portion of the land as a cow-calf operation and a portion as a natural wildlife preserve, which he has left untouched. His son manages citrus groves and a citrus nursery on drier parts of the property, away from the creek.

“I didn’t want to bulldoze it all down and change it,” Richard says. “I wanted to leave something in its original state.

“That’s my hobby: trying to keep it as pristine as possible.”

In managing his herd of Beefmaster cattle, Richard is intentional about selecting the most suitable forages and practices for grazing near the environmentally sensitive Fisheating Creek basin.

“We planted Hermarthia grass (or Limpograss) with the help of UF/IFAS Extension Services,” he says. “We were the first ones to plant it in Highlands County. Our ranch is a perfect combination: half wetlands in the headwaters of Fisheating Creek and half higher ground.

“During the winter dry months, the grass will support a herd of 140 cows—almost one cow per acre—in contrast to some of my neighbors on higher ground who have to buy hay to supplement.”

Richard says he has faced many challenges through the years—from encounters with wildlife to dealings with real estate developers. Despite the obstacles, he remains determined to preserve and protect this unique piece of Florida.

That mission has sent him on many adventures, which inspired his book.

“My efforts were to try to preserve the pristine wildlife corridor that runs along Fisheating Creek from Palmdale up almost to Highlands Hammock State Park,” Richard says. “It was a great effort to succeed in doing that. These are the stories that came from it.”

When talking with friends and acquaintances, it wasn’t unusual for Richard to recount experiences of close encounters with alligators or unruly trespassers. He was often told his stories should be in a book.

“These are all true stories that I thought people would find interesting, especially people familiar with the area,” Richard says. “A lot of our friends never even knew these things happened.”

Richard worked with Melissa Main, his co-author, to bring the stories to life.

“I learned that I wish I had kept a diary, a daily diary, of everything that’s happened in my life,” he says. “The hardest thing was trying to go back over 50 years and try to keep everything in perfect sequence. I was thankful I had someone like Melissa who would research and check things.”

Richard’s stories come from a lifetime spent trying to preserve a piece of Florida’s heartland. He is not ready to give up the fight just yet.

A proposed toll road has the potential to fall west of Fisheating Creek basin. Richard says he hopes the new road does not encroach on the pristine area surrounding the creek.

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New BBU Board of Directors Elected

 

BOERNE, Texas (Oct. 29, 2020) – Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) voting delegates elected Ty Agee, Memphis, Tenn.; Cindy Emmons, Fairfield, Texas; Lorenzo Lasater, San Angelo, Texas and Kito Saenz, San Isidro, Texas, to serve on the Board of Directors. Each candidate will serve four-year terms on the 18-member Board.

Larry Meacham, Houston, Texas, was elected the 2021 BBU President and Derek Thompson, Paxico, Kan., was elected vice president. Each will serve a two-year term. Completing their terms on the BBU Board were retiring president Robert C. Siddons, Tilden, Texas, and directors Dr. Jim Colvin, Seguin, Texas; Larry Lairmore, Foreman, Ark.; Sue Pierson, Vacaville, Cali.; and Jerry Thomas, Henderson, Tenn.

BBU President: Larry Meacham

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Larry graduated from Spring Woods High school in 1974. He attended Sam Houston State University for a brief period before pursuing a career in the Construction Trades. Larry has one son, Chad, a daughter in-law, Mimi, and 3 grandchildren that are the apple of his eye – Mae 6, Hazel 4 and Bates 18 months. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and just about anything outdoors. Larry is part of a family owned business (began in 1979) in Houston, Texas called DL Meacham Construction Company. The company is now a third-generation business with his son at the helm. Larry grew up in and around cattle and horses owned by two of his uncles. His uncles had a tremendous influence on his desire to become a rancher/cattleman. He bought his first Beefmaster cattle in 1985, just because he liked their look. He quickly became passionate about his cattle and started to push them to be better and better. “It’s certainly a marathon and not a sprint” Larry admits. Larry has been a BBU member for 30 plus years (mostly as a lifetime). He is currently serving as BBU President for two years. Meacham has served on numerous committees over the years (Breed Improvement, Commercial Marketing, Long Range Planning, Finance and Audit and Convention). He is the President of the Texoma Marketing Group, CEO for Beef Development Group (GrowSafe System), a member of the Central Texas BBA satellite group and a proud donor and supporter of the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.). Larry partners with Derek Frenzel in F&M Cattle Company, a Beefmaster seedstock operation. They market their bulls through Beef on Forage and sell heifers private treaty. They sell cattle nationally and internationally. Meacham states, “We not only follow the Six Essentials, but we also push our cattle to perform in carcass traits and feed efficiency. We make no excuses. If it can be measured, we measure it. We have a 60-day breeding program for calving in the spring and a 60-day breeding program for calving in the fall. We utilize Artificial Insemination and embryo transfer in our breeding.” They also participate in Whole Herd Reporting (WHR), genotype and ultrasound 100% of their calves and put their calves through a GrowSafe system (test for Feed Efficiency and Residual Feed Intake). Meacham explains, “I strive to be the best that I can be, and I expect my cattle to follow suit. It’s a way of life.”

 

BBU Vice President: Derek Thompson

Derek is a native of Silver Lake, Kansas, and graduated from Washburn University in 1999, with a degree in business. Derek entered the financial services arena in the fall of 1999 by way of a national, corporately-owned marketing organization as his first opportunity out of college. Quickly recognized for his leadership, he served as Director of LTCi Sales, growing the division from the ground floor to annual sales of over $5 million by 2004. Seeking independence and greater opportunity, Derek partnered with close friends Cody Foster and David Callanan, forming Advisors Excel in 2005. Derek was instrumental in helping Advisors Excel become fastest financial marketing organizations that industry has ever seen. Currently Advisors Excel employs over 650 employees in their hometown of Topeka, Kan. Seeing an opportunity to get involved in the cattle industry, Derek started and co-founded Nextgen Cattle in 2016. “The goal of Nextgen Cattle Co. is to have a foundation of integrity, trust, passion and vision in our approach, in our cattle, and in our service to provide data and consulting to each ranch that chooses to purchase cattle from us.” Nextgen Cattle Feeding includes two feed yards with approximately 45,000 head capacity in southwest Kansas and a 10,000 head grow yard in Allen, Kan. Nextgen Trading was started in 2018 in which it trades bulk feeding commodities across the United States. In 2019 Nextgen Trading traded over 250,000 tons of feed. Derek and his wife, Christin, were married in 2005 and have three incredible children, Carlie, Chase and Caden. Life at the Thompson’s, paired with helping run a company, keeps Derek on the move, but when he gets a chance to unwind you can find him hunting, fishing and donning the purple to support his Kansas State University Wildcats.

New directors

Ty Agee, Memphis, Tenn.   

Ty Agee manages his own business on Beale Street, Memphis, Tenn., for 20 years. He has been involved with cattle his entire life. He started his registered Beefmaster cattle operation in 1994. Ty and his wife Preslie have three boys. They live in Memphis and Preslie works part-time at their business on Beale. The cattle are located in Fayette County, where Ty grew up. Ty is actively involved in satellites (SEBBA, ABBA, CSBBA, OHOA) and BOF. He has served in many capacities of leadership in these organizations, making him aware of the needs and programs to keep their operation growing. Ty was SEBBA member of year in 2018. Ty has served on several of the BBU committees for multiple years including Membership, Long Range Planning, Convention, Advertising and Nominating. He knows what a sound customer friendly registry should be providing to its membership. Ty has Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Dyersburg State University, with a plethora of knowledge in the school of hard knocks. He has the ability to get people involved for the good of all. He is a really good motivator with a focus on making Beefmaster better. Ty states, “I will serve each of you to the best of my ability. I want us to be more consumer friendly for our membership and grow the Beefmaster breed.”

Cindy Emmons, Fairfield, Texas

Being born and raised in Fairfield, Texas, Cindy has spent her entire life in ranching operations, only leaving the rural lifestyle to attain her college education at Texas A&M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. Cindy, along with her best friend and partner, Steve, began Emmons Ranch in 1975, the summer they were married. Their dream and goal from the beginning, was to raise the very best Beefmaster cattle possible and make ranching their family lifestyle.  Their three sons, Bodie, Corey and Clay, were raised on the ranch, and now their six grandchildren are also following the same lifestyle. Emmons Ranch has been producing and promoting Beefmaster cattle for 45 years. They host an annual Bull Sale and Female Production Sale. Cindy has been very active in BBU as well as her local community, serving on numerous committee’s and chairing events. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Streetman, Texas.

Lorenzo Lasater, San Angelo, Texas

Lorenzo Lasater is President of Isa Beefmasters, LLC in San Angelo, Texas. He has been with the company for over 27 years. Lorenzo graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1990 with a B.A. in Literature. He then graduated from Texas Christian University’s Ranch Management Program in 1993. Isa Beefmasters raises registered Beefmaster cattle on native grassland in eight leased locations around Texas. The company holds a 140 head bull sale each October, sells 50 private treaty bulls each spring, offers females for sale private treaty and sells semen and embryos both domestically and internationally. Lorenzo is the grandson of the founder of the Beefmaster breed, and a fifth-generation rancher, so he has spent his entire life around Beefmasters. He has served as President of Beefmaster Breeders United and chaired numerous committees including the International Committee currently. He is also is a Director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and serves on committees for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. He has also served as Chairman of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and served on numerous non-profit boards in the community. He has been married to Leslie for 27 years, and they have two sons; Watt and Beau and one awesome grandson, Jaxon. Both boys married wonderful girls in 2020. He and Leslie also own a printing and direct mail company, Company Printing.

Kito Saenz, San Isidro, Texas

Kito owns and operates Farm and Ranch Beefmasters in San Isidro, Texas. Kito is a fourth-generation rancher who currently runs over 400 head of registered Beefmasters on two different ranches in Starr County, Texas. The cattle operation uses weights and measures, Al breeding, flush donors and transfers embryos to Beefmaster females using the best genetics available. Kito is a Lifetime Member of BBU and has been with BBU since 2002. He is a member of LOBBA and STBBA where he sits on both the South Texas and LOBBA Board. He was a member of the Board of Directors of BBU from 2010 to 2014 and served on the International and Membership Committees. He has served on the International Committee making several trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, and Argentina representing Beefmasters at their Conventions and cattle shows. He was chosen Member of the Year in 2010 by STBBA and Breeder of the Year in 2012 and 2013 by both STBBA and LOBBA. Kito received the BBU Environmental Award in 2014. His cattle have won numerous Championship awards at local and district livestock shows and have received numerous championship awards at Beefmaster sales and futurities. Kito sponsors local students with his animals so students can have an animal project at local and district shows at no cost to the students. Kito attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education and a master’s degree in School Administration. He taught vocational agriculture for 13 years before leaving his teaching profession to operate his part time business full time. Kito owns and operates Farm and Ranch Supply, a local hardware and feed store in San lsidro, Texas and also owns Farm and Ranch Pump Service, which installs and repairs water well pumps and a Trash Disposal Company that collects and disposes of local residential and commercial trash. Kito served on the San Isidro School Board where he was a member for 26 years. He also served on the South Texas Workforce Commission Board and has served on the Starr County Appraisal District Board and was chosen Starr County Conservation Rancher of the year in 2014. Kito and Leti Saenz are members of San Isidro Catholic Church and have been married for 35 years and have four daughters and nine grandchildren.

For more information about Beefmaster Breeders United and its board of directors please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, view our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

 

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Beefmaster Breeders United (www.beefmasters.org), located in Boerne, Texas, is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

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Lyssy Beefmasters, G4 Ranch Heart of the Herd Production Sale Report

 

Luling, Texas

October 3, 2020

  • 11 Pair Lots: Gross = $186,000.00, Avg.= $16,909.09
  • 23 Bred Heifer Lots: Gross = $246,000.00, Avg. = $10,695.65
  • 8 Open Heifer Lots: Gross = $115,000.00, Avg. = $14,375.00
  • 3 Bull Lots: Gross = $47,000.00, Avg. = $15,666.67
  • 1 Flush Lot: Gross = $20,000.00, Avg. = $20,000.00
  • 1 Frozen Embryo Lot: Gross = $65,500.00, Avg. = $65,500.00
  • 1 Semen Lot: Gross = $24,125.00, Avg. = $24,125.00
  • 48 Total Lots: Gross = $703,625.00, Avg. = $14,658.85
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Isa Beefmasters, LLC 59th Beefmaster Bull Sale Report

 

Isa Beefmasters, LLC’s 59th Beefmaster bull sale was held October 3rd in San Angelo, Texas. It was an excellent sale; with 45 buyers from 9 states, Costa Rica and Mexico taking home 118 Beefmaster bulls at an average of $4864. Isa’s President, Lorenzo Lasater, stated the sale was strong, with excellent demand for good Beefmaster genetics even in an “unprecedented” year. Auctioneer Joe Goggins of Billings, MT sold the 118 bulls in the blistering time of 1 hour, 39 minutes.

The high-selling bull, L Bar 9124, sold to Greg Tatum of Texas for $17,000. This awesome young herd sire prospect is the son of Schneider 0481 and L Bar 7111 and was one of the overall top performers in the offering.

The second high-selling bull, San Pedro 8817, sold to Arthur Rainey of Florida for $16,000. This excellent bull was the top performer amongst the 2-year-old bulls was sired by San Pedro 3-121.

Volume buyers included: A. Duda and Sons, FL -16, Lykes Brothers, FL – 13, the Wedgeworth Clan, TX – 8, Arthur Rainey, FL – 6. The following each purchased 5 bulls: Bonds Ranch, TX, Jeff Cairns, TX, Fite Ranch, NM and Alamo ranch, NM.

Current Isa president, Lorenzo Lasater, represents the 4th generation of the family dedicated to breeding performance Beefmaster genetics. The breed was founded by Lorenzo’s grandfather, Tom Lasater, in 1937. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of the breed.

According to Lorenzo, “This set of bulls represents over 80 years of consistent, balanced selection for economically viable cattle. These bulls will produce excellent feeder calves and replacement heifers in any environment, but especially the tougher ones. With more pounds at weaning, lower input costs, more longevity and the best mother-cow on the planet, Beefmasters can’t be beat.”

The Lasater family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone in attendance, especially the many repeat customers, including several second generation buyers. We are already working hard to bring you our 60th set of Beefmaster bulls on October 2nd, 2021.

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Anderson Beefmasters Herd Reduction Sale Report

 

Salado, Texas

August 29, 2020

  • 23 Open Heifers    Gross= $119,750.00     Average= $5,206.52
  • 7 Bred Heifers        Gross= $39,500.00     Average= $5,642.86
  • 11 Bred Females     Gross= $45,000.00    Average= $4,090.91
  • 19 Pairs                    Gross= $111,500.00    Average= $5,868.42
  • 1 Bull                        Gross= $13,000.00     Average= $13,000.00
  • 1 Pick of Flush        Gross= $12,250.00      Average= $12,250.00
  • 1 Frozen Embryo   Gross= $6,875.00        Average= $6,875.00
  • 1 Semen                   Gross= $16,875.00      Average=  $16,875.00

64 Total Lots          Gross= $364,750.00    Average= $5,699.22

 

Pair

  • Lot 46 – WB 21/4 – Fusion x Logan’s Bengal Baby with Heifer Calf at side by EMS Fire & Smoke – $18,000 – Purchased by: Travis Graybeal, KS.
  • Lot 49 – EMS Amazing Pearl – Cavalier x EMS Amazing Ace with Heifer calf by CF Trifecta – $14,500 – Purchased by: Emmons Ranch, TX
  • Lot 43 – WB 64/6 – Cf Adrenaline x Logan’s Bengal Baby with Heifer calf by EMS Fire & Smoke – $13,000 – Purchased by: Scott Rice, TX.

Open Heifer

  • Lot 11 – ANS Panhandle Daisey – Panhandle Dream x EMS Sugar’s Tiger – $17,000 – Purchased by: Kalli Ellis, TX.
  • Lot 18 – ANS Panhandle Vogue – Panhandle Dream x Lyssy’s Vogue – $9,500 – Purchased by: Swinging B Ranch, TX.
  • Lot 30 – ANS Golden Eagle – Bf Goldstrike x Bf 1650 – $9,500 – Purchased by: Vicente Garza, TX.

Bred Heifer

  • Lot 26 – ANS Cierra – Cf Masterpiece x Cf 394 Bred to ANS Bull – $14,000 – Purchased by: Clay Floyd, Jeff Graham, GA.
  • Lot 29 – ANS Dream Diamond – Panhandle Dream x 4C 937-2 Bred to Bf Goldstrike  – $8,000 – Purchased by: G5 Ebony, TX.

Bull

  • Lot 63 – EMS Fire & Smoke – Bonfire x EMS Sugarbelle – $13,000 – Purchased by: San Gabriel Beefmaster, TX

Bred Female

  • Lot 38 – T5 Farrah’s Ace – Ace in the Hole x Infinite Proof bred to CF Trifecta – $9,000 – Purchased by: Matt Cowan, TX
  • Lot 39 – EMS Sugar’s Tiger – Painted Tiger x EMS Miss Sugarbelle bred to CF Trifecta – $6,750 – Purchased by: Marcelo Gonzalez, MX

Frozen Embryo

  • Lot 65b – Cf Sugar Britches x Cf 622/5 – $350 each – Purchased by: Lee Compton

Semen

  • Lot 66a – Panhandle Dream – $7,900
  • Lot 66b – Mr CJ1807 Gunslinger – 50 units

 

Volume Buyers: Matt Cowan, TX.; Kalli Ellis.; Travis Graybeal, KS.; Wade Ritter, TX.; Emmons Ranch, TX.; Clay Floyd /Jeff Graham, GA.; Scott Rice, TX.; San Gabriel Beefmasters, TX.; Gerald Galbraith, TX.; Bill Wilson, TX.

 

Auctioneer – Anthony Mihalski – Sale Consultant – 3G Sales & Service

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

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Emmons Ranch Production Sale Report

 

Bryan, TX – August, 15, 2020

 

Lots Type Gross  Average
1 Bull $18,500.00 $18,500.00
10 Pair $99,000.00 $9,900.00
22 Bred $179,000.00 $8,136.36
6 Open Heifers $68,000.00 $11,333.33
1 Semen $23,700.00 $23,700.00
40 Total Lots $388,200.00 $9,705.00

 

Category Description Price Consignor Purchased by
Bull Lot 1 – EMS Bubba Tough – EMS Bet on Bubba x EMS Bonfire’s Barbie $18,500 Emmons Ranch Kenneth Walther, TX
Open Heifers Lot 21 – EMS Time to Shine –  CF Sugar Britches x EMS Stylish Jezzy $20,000 Emmons Ranch Sittipong Kritchpakorn, Thailand
Lot 2a – EMS Heart Throb –  EMS Headliner x EMS Bet on Buff $12,000 Emmons Ranch Randy Mason, IL
Lot 4 – EMS Bubba’s Abigail – EMS Bet on Bubba x EMS Buff’s Sugar Pie 923 $11,000 Emmons Ranch Parkphum Mungngarm, Thailand
Bred Heifers Lot 25 – EMS Fancy Georgie – EMS King George x EMS Reba Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $13,000 Emmons Ranch Bailey Farms, TN
Lot 26b – EMS Bet on Lola – EMS Bet on Bubba x R4R’s 002/2 Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $10,500 Emmons Ranch Bar M Land & Cattle, TX
Lot 10 – EMS Eye Opener – EMS Captain Britches x EMS Buff’s Jade Bred to EMS/VFF Amazing Britches $10,000 Emmons Ranch Bailey Farms, TN
Pair Lot 15 – SM 6108 – Rock Star x CCC 137Z with Heifer calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $19,000 Emmons Ranch John Hubbard, TX
Lot 20 – EMS Cactus Rose – EMS Colonel Sugar x 881 with Heifer calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $14,000 Emmons Ranch Pinyo Suwannatee, Thailand
Lot 34 – EMS 6021- EMS Headliner x SWB Classy with Heifer calf by  EMS King George and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $11,000 Emmons Ranch Arrowhead Ranch, TX
Lot 14 – EMS Lady Britches – EMS Smooth Cavalier x EMS Buff’s Sugar Pie with Bull Calf by EMS Bet on Bubba and Bred to EMS Surely a Bubba $10,000 Emmons Ranch Brayton Robinson, TX
Semen Lot 40a – EMS Bet on Bubba –  Heifer Semen  – EMS Headliner x EMS Bet on Buff 8062 $350 per unit Emmons Ranch 4M Beefmasters, TX
Lot 40b – EMS Johnny Cash 632 – Ace In The Hole x EMS Miss Buff 86-6 $175 per unit Emmons Ranch / Larry Ellis Lorena Flores, TX
Lot 40d – EMS Bet on Bubba – $55 per unit $8,525 Emmons Ranch

 

Volume Buyers – Sittipong Kritchpakorn, Thailand; Bar M Land & Cattle, TX.; Bailey Farms, TN.; Whiskey Creek, TX.; Pinyo Suwannatee, Thailand.; Jaime Clemmons, FL.; John Hubbard, TX.; Kenneth Walther, TX.; Randy Mason, IL.; Arrowhead Ranch, TX.; Parkphum Mungngarm, Thailand; Santa Ana Ranch, TX.

 

Auctioneer – Anthony Mihalski

Sale Consultant – 3 G Sales & Service

Sale Manager – Robbins Cattle Consulting & Marketing, Bruce Robbins

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