The Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) is hosting a semen and embryo raffle to raise funds for research. The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive ALL of the donated semen and embryos, stored in a semen tank with custom artwork donated by Elgin Breeding Service.
You are invited to help B.E.E.F., this year with a donation of semen or embryos from your program. If you would like to donate please complete this online form.
Raffle tickets are NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
Tickets will be sold for $100/each from June 2021 through October 2021. The winner will be drawn at the Fort Worth, Texas BBU Annual Convention from October 28-30, 2021. Raffle tickets will be on sale at convention. A banner with all donors will be displayed at the B.E.E.F., booth during convention.
Research provided through Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) funding to Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is ongoing and generating valuable data at […]
Dear Beefmaster Breeder,
We need your help! Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is making a change in direction for their beef cattle herd. They have made the decision to upgrade with two new breeds, Beefmaster and Red Angus. We have been planning since the end of 2018 with TAMU leadership on the parameters and timelines for nominating Beefmaster embryos. This is very exciting news for the Beefmaster association. Beefmaster cattle are being recognized for outstanding maternal traits, growth, efficiency and adaptability. We are proud that Texas A&M has decided to build a Beefmaster herd!
Texas A&M is seeking embryos to be placed in University-owned recipient females during the spring of 2020 (so time is of the essence)! Their goal is to source at least 120 embryos of high genetic merit, based on the included EPD parameters, to build an early spring calving herd. Their second new breed (Red Angus) […]
SAN ANTONIO â€“ At its January 2013 meeting the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Board of Directors finalized funding for a research project at the University of Missouri for genomic sequencing of Beefmaster bulls. This sequencing is meant to enhance the understanding and genetic prediction of Beefmaster cattle performance.
The $27,500 research study was recommended for funding to the board by Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Long Range Planning Committee and will be awarded to the University of Missouriâ€™s Dr. Jerry Taylor who serves as the wurdack chair of animal genomics and curatorsâ€™ and a professor of genetics and animal sciences.
Taylor expressed that the B.E.E.F., funding will be used in tandem with funding provided by the United States Department of Agricultureâ€™s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to deep sequence the genomes of high-impact bulls to identify variation in growth, carcass quality, feed intake, disease resistance and early embryonic loss.
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