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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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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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2021 OHOA Futurity Results

The Ozark & Heart of America Beefmaster Marketing Group Bull and Heifer Futurity took place on April 10, 2021 in Springfield, Missouri. The results are as follows…

Bull Futurity:

1st place:  Pickle Creek Beefmasters Jimmie Chastain and Marilynn Teague

2nd place:  Wallen Prairie Ranch Paul and Rhonda Wallen

3rd place:  Pine Springs Beefmasters Mike and Kelly Moss

4th place: Cedar Springs Beefmasters Roger and Cindy Holden

1st place:  Pickle Creek Beefmasters

2nd place:  Wallen Prairie Ranch

3rd place:  Pine Springs Beefmasters

4th place:  Cedar Springs Beefmasters

Heifer Futurity:

1st place:  Cedar Springs Beefmaster Roger and Cindy Holden

2nd place:  R Squared Beefmasters Russell Simpson

3rd place:  Running M Beefmasters Travis and Alana Holcomb

4th place:  TA Beefmasters Ty Agee

1st place:  Cedar Springs Beefmasters

2nd place:  R Squared Beefmasters

3rd place:  Running M Beefmasters

4th place:  TA Beefmasters

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BBU News Releases

Beefmaster Breeders United Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

POSTED on 3rd November 2021

Beefmaster Recognizes Breeder Excellence Awards

POSTED on 3rd November 2021

Beefmaster Celebrates 60 Years on Conventions!

POSTED on 3rd November 2021

 

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