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Beefmaster Featured on RFD-TV

Check out RFD-TV’s The American Rancher Beefmaster feature that premiered on September 7, 2020! View > https://youtu.be/84JfUZ7GYvE The episode will re-air on RFD-TV on Sun., Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. CST. Check with your cable or satellite provider for your RFD-TV listings.

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Read Latest Issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight

As you read this, the Fall 2020 issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight has been mailed out to over 12,000 cattlemen and cattlewomen. The newspaper should arrive in your mailbox next week, until then you can view it online here! We encourage you to share the digital version with your friends, family and other cattle producers you do business with. Of course, we are happy to mail you more hard copies to share with your friends. If you would like more hard copies, please email Jeralyn at jnovak@beefmasters.org or call us at 210-732-3132. We hope you enjoy the fall issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight!

 

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Carcass Ultrasound Scan Day

Mike Moss, owner of Pine Springs Ranch, invites all BBU members to a carcass ultrasound scan day on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00pm CST. The event will take place at the ranch located at 15186 E 645 RD, Hulbert, OK. For more information or to ask questions please contact Mike directly at 918-316-0905.

 

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Fall 2020 Genetic Evaluation Posted

The 2020 Fall Genetic Evaluation is now available at www.beefmasters.org. This summary compiles the massive amounts of data collected by Beefmaster breeders, as well as the more recently collected genomic results, into the best possible predictions of each animal’s genetic merit.

BREED AVERAGES

PERCENTILE RANK

GENETIC TRENDS

 

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60th Beefmaster Convention Postponed

Due to the elevated concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Beefmaster Breeders United Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the 60th BBU Convention until October 2021.

Although we will not have our normal convention, there are several items of business that must still be completed. This includes our annual membership meeting, the election of officers and directors, and a Board of Directors meeting. The elections will be completed via a voting proxy. Your membership voting proxy will be mailed to the address we have on file for your membership account. Please be looking for the proxy in your mailbox during the latter part of September. We ask that you please complete your proxy as soon as possible and return it using the provided prepaid envelope.The membership meeting and election results will be held via web conference on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The Board of Directors will also meet at 10:00 a.m., on October 29 via web conferencing. Web conference details will follow soon.

 

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BBU Standard of Excellence

The Six Essentials are what differentiates Beefmasters from all other beef breeds. The BBU Board of Directors developed a Standard of Excellence brochure to provide a summation of what a Beefmaster should be like physically, as defined within our founding philosophy.
 

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Join the BBU “Go International Team” (GIT)

GIT is a voluntary BBU program focused on international marketing of Beefmaster genetics.

GIT Membership Benefits:

  • Free listing in International Semen Directory. Option to buy a color display ad in same publication. Must be a GIT member to participate.
  • Directory to be featured in BBU booth at all functions
  • Listing / weblink on BBU’s “Go International Team” section of Beefmasters.org
  • Receive notice of any international inquiries received at office or website.
  • Use of GI logo in advertising and directory
  • Can participate in BBU international mission trips (non-members not eligible)
  • Can apply for reverse trade funds to bring foreign guests to sales or events. Only GIT members can apply. This includes Satellites.
  • Featured on BBU list of recommended locations for international visits. A list with contact info for each member will be given to all international guests planning a U.S. tour.
  • Eligible to participate in International field days and reverse trade missions
  • Listed as sponsor of any potential International Field Days or Sale Events.
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BBU Rule Changes Coming January 1, 2021

  • All embryo calves will have to be genotyped prior to registration (parent verification (PV) is NOT required) –  which means they must first get a P# to be genotyped.
  • Every AI calf registered will require an AI certificate to register
  • Every embryo calf (without embryos recorded in your BBU inventory) will require and AI certificate to register

 

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View all of the BBU webinar recordings by clicking the link below!

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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

Learn More >

 

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RGV Beef Development Program         

The Rio Grande Valley 23rd Annual Bull Gain Test and Heifer Development Program will be starting on October 7, 2020 at Rio Beef Feedyard in Linn, Texas. If you would like to performance test your cattle, please view the linked packet that will explain the details of the program. Feel free to call Vidal H. Saenz if you have any questions.

Vidal H. Saenz – Hidalgo County Extension Agent-Ag & Natural Resources

(956) 383-1026 (Office)

(956) 802-6589 (Cell)

 

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