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SFA Artificial Insemination Clinic
Stephen F. Austin State University will be hosting an artificial insemination clinic on two different days this Spring.
Clinic I – April 29
Clinic II – May 6
Cost $500 (non-refundable)
For more info contact:
Erin G. Brown, Ph.D.
936.468.3705
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Help Sponsor the 2021 JBBA National Show
The JBBA National Show and Convention is host to more than 250 exhibitors and 500 head of cattle each summer. JBBA members compete in a wide variety of educational and leadership based contests and learn more about the Beefmaster breed.
The JBBA has several sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 National Show and Convention. If you would be interested in donating to this event and hearing about the different sponsor benefits please fill out this form- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MX6XF5Y and a JBBA Director will contact you with information.
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Improve Any Herd With EPDs
EPDs are a readily available tool that can be used to improve any herd. To learn more about EPDs and how they can be beneficial to your herd, please click on the link below to read The Beefmaster Cowman article written by Director of Breed Improvement, Lance Bauer.

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RENEW BBU MEMBERSHIP
It’s time to renew your Beefmaster Breeders United membership! We encourage you to renew your membership online at www.beefmasters.org.
Active/Associate Member Dues
$145 – if paid by March 31, 2021
$250 – reinstatement after March 31, 2021
Junior Member Dues
$80 – if paid by March 31, 2021
$120 – reinstatement after March 31, 2021
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BBU Standard of Excellence
We as Beefmaster Breeders United hold ourselves to a Standard of Excellence that includes the Six Essentials that our breed was founded upon. This includes the history of the breed and the traits that have lead Beefmasters to become widespread. To read more about the Standard of Excellence, and how it was created, please click on the link below.
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Board of Director Spotlight
Meet 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. 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. Read more about Derek >
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Built for Heterosis
“The Beefmaster Calves we have marketed appear to outperform our straightbred calves about 75 to 100 pounds. That’s like getting about an extra calf for every eight calves you produce-for free! We’ve been real pleased with that on the steer calves we go to town with.” – Dr. Bob Evans, Tecumseh, Okla.
Indeed, the Beefmaster is an American original, the first breed designed to infuse maximum retained heterosis into cow herds. So if you’re giving up ground in the traits that matter-and want to raise calves that look like this-take a look at a Beefmaster Bull.
Did You Know?
Tom Lasater developed the Beefmaster breed on his ranch by a three-way cross between Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman breeds. He came up with the Six Essentials we know today by making a list of 25 traits that he thought cattle couldn’t get along without. He then boiled them down into 6 that we are familiar with: Disposition, Fertility, Weight, Conformation, Hardiness and Milk Production. In 1954, the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially recognized the Beefmaster as an American breed. Nearly 67 years later, Beefmaster Breeders all over the world are proudly continuing to raise, and produce high quality Beefmaster Cattle and Genetics. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our breed, and are thankful for innovative cattlemen and cattlewomen such as Tom Lasater.
JBBA Gun Raffle Tickets On Sale
The JBBA is currently selling gun raffle tickets to help support the 2021 National Show and Convention. All junior board members and ambassadors will be selling tickets. The raffle tickets are $40 each for a chance to win 40 different prizes in 40 days! Drawing will start April 5, 2021. If you have any questions please contact Rylee at rbarber@beefmasters.org.
Directory Information Updates
In preparation for the 2021 BBU Membership Directory, please contact the BBU office if you have any changes or updates to make to your membership listing. For example: new address, new phone number, or new email address. Please contact Rylee Barber at 210-732-3132 to update your information or email her at rbarber@beefmasters.org. Please include your membership number in the correspondence.
Upcoming Events
March 13, 2021
OHOA Field Day @ RTR Beefmasters, Neosho, MO – More Info
March 25, 2021
The International Beefmaster Open Show, Waco, TX – More Info
Upcoming Sales
March 17 – 18, 2021
Lyssy’s All Access Frozen Genetics Sale, Online – More Info
March 20, 2021
Beef on Forage – Texoma Bull & Female Sale, McAlester, OK – More Info
March 20, 2021
Live Oak Spring Sale, Three Rivers, TX
March 27, 2021
Emmons Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Groesbeck, TX – More Info