Arkansas Beefmaster Breeders Association Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2022 ABBA award winners
  • New Member of the Year: Pickle Creek Beefmasters
  • ABBA Hall of Fame: John & Judy Waddle
  • Member of the Year: Kent Aebischer
  • Breeder of the Year: Alex Magee & Family
  • Division 1st Place Heifer: J & T Farms
  • Division 1st Place Heifer: Chris Imhoff
  • Champion Open Heifer: Larry & Dianne Lairmore
Attention: Breeders selling to Junior Exhibitors & Junior Members
Please check your Registration Papers! Heifer and steer validation will be happening soon for many 4-H and FFA students. Get your transfer of ownership paperwork sent in and any pending registrations completed ASAP! The easiest and most cost-efficient way to register your animals is through our online registry system! Don’t wait until the last minute because rush fees are $25 per certificate plus overnight shipping fees, etc. Before you head to validation or process major show entries, be sure to double check your registration papers to make sure all the information is correct.
2021 Annual Financial Audit
The 2021 Annual Financial Audit has been completed, if you would like a copy of the audited financials, please contact Donna Henderson in the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or via email at dhenderson@beefmasters.org.
Beefmaster Turkey Project
The Honorable US Ambassador to Turkey, Jeffry L. Flake, met with the Kafkas University Beefmaster Project Team at the new US Embassy in Ankara on September 14, 2022. Ambassador Steven Flake is a former US Senator from Arizona whose family raised Beefmaster cattle in Snowflake, Arizona. Dr. Yavuz Ozturkler and his team made a Powerpoint Presentation on the Chronology of their project which was very well received by the USDA FAS Ag Attache and Staff.
Following the US Embassy presentation, the team met with top officials of the Turkish Ministry of Food Agriculture Livestock (MinFAL) and the national centers for livestock and agricultural research and enterprises to advance plans for the Beefmaster Foundation herd into artificial insemination and embryo production projects while establishing a distribution network for EU qualified Beefmaster semen for crossbreeding use across the country.
On September 28, 2022, M. Doyle Sanders of the DBL D BAR Ranch- Industry, Texas will present Proclamations from the Texas Agriculture Department, Texas A&M University, and Beefmaster Breeders United to Kafkas University and their Beefmaster Project Team in honor of the launch of the Turkish Beefmaster Foundation Herd in Kars, Eastern Turkey.
The Fall 2022 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight is available online now and are now in your mailboxes! We hope you enjoy the fall issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight! To read the Fall 2022 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight, please use this link below: Read The Beefmaster Pay Weight
The BBU Annual Convention will be held October 21 & 22, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel. Start making plans now because the Convention Agenda is officially posted and registration is now open online or by mail via the form linked here or the form printed in the September 2022 issue of The Beefmaster Cowman. Please note that the discounted pre-registration deadline is October 7, 2022.
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Reserve Your Convention Hotel Room!
We are now accepting hotel reservations at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, click here to make your reservations online until September 27, 2022. Or you can call (405) 438-6500 to make your reservations over the phone and use the code: Beefmasters.
Voting Proxy Needs to be Returned ASAP
If you are not attending the general membership meeting and/or convention, your membership voting proxy has been mailed to the address we have on file for your membership account. Please locate the proxy in your mail NOW and complete your proxy as soon as possible. Return it using the provided prepaid envelope or the proxy may be faxed to (210) 366-9451 Attn: Nadara Simmons or e-mailed to nsimmons@cpatx.com. The proxy must be received by the accounting firm no later than October 7, 2022. The board considers this necessary in order to facilitate the checking and validating of proxies to the membership meeting. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting or return your voting proxy ASAP.
Garza Serves as USLGE Vice Chair
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is a proud member of the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. (USLGE) and we are proud to announce that our very own International Programs Director Jon Garza is currently serving on the USLGE Board of Directors. He is serving in the position of Vice Chair of the Executive Board.
Pictured Left to Right:
Jon Garza – USLGE Vice Chair Executive Board (Beefmaster Breeders United)
Davis Hobbs – Board Member (Charolais Association)
Beck Payne – USLGE Executive) Board (Ayrshire Association)
Luke Bowman – Board Member (Simmental Association)
Irene Stamatelakys – Board Member (Paint Horse Association)
Martin Sieber – USLGE – (President & CEO)
Kimberly Gordon – USLGE- (International Programs Manager)
Jennifer Herron – USLGE – (Executive Assistant)
Carr and Others Fall Educational Program
We invite you to attend the Carr and Others Fall Educational Program!
This program will take place on Friday, Oct. 7th at the Carr Cattle Sales Facility 8 miles west of Floresville, Texas (6720 Highway 97 West).
Several topics and industry professionals will be presenting including our own Director of Breed Improvement, Lance Bauer.
For more information, please see the flier above.
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Visit Our Trade Show Vendors!
The 2022 BBU Trade Show will take place at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel on the second floor in Five Moons Prefunction Area. The trade show officially opens at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022. The Trade Show officially ends at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
Visit with these following vendors at our Trade Show!
• B.E.E.F.
• Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewomen
• Champion Genetics
• Chase IH
• Chisholm Trail Wealth Planning – Kreger Ranch
• Collier Farms Beefmasters
• Datamars Livestock
• Elgin Breeding Service
• Neogen
• Oklahoma State University
It is free to attend the trade show and/or educational seminars, but you still must let us know you are attending by contacting Jeralyn Novak at 210-732-3132 or jnovak@beefmasters.org.
To become a sponsor and/or trade show exhibitor please fill out the online forms linked below or email Jeralyn at jnovak@beefmasters.org.
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Explore OKC!
Looking for things to do while in Oklahoma City for BBU Convention? We’ve got you covered! Please see the guide created below. You’ll find great restaurant recommendations, various attractions, and fun for the whole family!
Also, if you haven’t booked your hotel room don’t delay! The deadline to book your hotel is quickly approaching! You can use the link below to book if you haven’t already.
Lone Star Beefmaster Breeders Association Carcass Ultrasound Scan Day
– When: Saturday, October 8th
– Where: Champion Genetics, Canton, Texas.
– For: Calves being born May 26, 2021-November 22, 2021 (500-320 days).
– Contact: Debbie Cheatham (call or text) 972-979-8556.
Please note that reservations are due by Friday, September 30th, and that Lone Star BBA will also be offering DNA collection on your calves or any animal during this scan day. They will be providing the tubes, pull the tissue, and have forms for you to send in and pay for your DNA.
Oct 07, 2022
Carr & Others Educational Program, Floresville, TX – More Info
Oct 08, 2022
Lone Star BBA Ultrasound Scan Day @ Champion Genetics, Canton, TX – More Info
Oct 21 & 22, 2022
BBU Annual Convention, Oklahoma City, OK – More InfoBook HotelRegister
Upcoming Sales

Sep 23, 2022

Flint Hills Classic Female Sale, Paxico, KS – More Info
Sep 24, 2022
5th Annual Flint Hills Classic Bull Sale, Paxico, KS – More Info
Sep 24, 2022
Live Oak BBA Perfect Pair Fall Sale, Three Rivers, TX – More Info
Oct 1, 2022
Lyssy’s Heart of the Herd Production Sale, Luling Foundation, Luling, TX – More Info
Oct 1, 2022
Isa Beefmasters 61st Performance Test and Sale, San Angelo, TX – More Info
Oct 8, 2022
Carr & Others Fall Sale, Floresville, TX – More Info
Oct 15, 2022
Beef on Forage Bull and Maternal Collection Female Sale, Brenham, TX – More Info
Oct 29, 2022
Red River Performance Group Bull Sale, Paris, TX
Nov 4, 2022
Premium Power Bull Sale, Wauchula, FL – More Info
Nov 4, 2022
Beef on Forage Maternal Compass Commercial Replacement Female Sale, McAlester, OK
Nov 5, 2022
Southern Plains Performance Beefmaster Sale, Valliant, OK
Nov 12, 2022
SFA Purple Premium Sale at the SFA Beef Pavilion, Nacogdoches, TX
Nov 19, 2022
Collier Farms Performance Bull Sale, Brenham, TX
Dec 3, 2022
Lone Star BBA Fall Sale, Sulphur Springs, TX – More Info
  • Sep 24, 2022 – JBBA Fall Classic Show @ East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX
  • Nov 12, 2022 – SFA Purple Premium JBBA Heifer Show, Nacogdoches, TX – More Info
  • Jun 17, 2023 – Lone Star BBA JBBA Heifer Show, Sulphur Springs, TX



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