To the Beefmaster Breeders United membership:
With the United States currently dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, Beefmaster Breeders United will be complying with the precautions and restrictions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, as well as state and local officials. Effective immediately, the BBU staff is organized to work remotely through April 3, 2020 pending further notice.
BBU business will continue to operate on as normal of a basis as possible within the given guidelines. During regular business hours your call will be forwarded as a voicemail to BBU staff who can help you with your questions. You must leave a message since staff will not be in office to take phone calls, but a staff member will return your call. You can email our staff at their individual addresses or call them on their direct phone lines. If you have a general question or are not sure who to contact, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be directed to the staff member who can best address your scenario. Online registrations and business will not be disrupted.
If you have a sale or event that will be postponed or cancelled please contact Jeralyn Novak at email@example.com and she will work with our communication outlets.
BBU will continue to send and receive mail on a regular basis, but we will not send out any overnight orders. Keep in mind that the daily scenarios in every community around the world are changing by the day, if not the hour and we anticipate some delays in the postal system. We will continue to closely monitor the recommendations and make decisions with the interest of protecting the health and well-being of our Beefmaster staff.
Please be patient with us as we work to serve our membership in the best way we can during this difficult time.
Collin Osbourn - Executive Vice President
New Reproductive EPDs
Welcome Rylee to the BBU Staff!
We are proud to announce that Rylee Barber will serve as our new Youth and Membership Programs Coordinator. Her duties include managing the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) program and working with the BBU membership on a daily basis. Rylee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-732-3132. Read more about Rylee here > https://bit.ly/33H4h20
New International Program Director
Oklahoma State Builds Beefmaster Research Herd
Oklahoma State University (OSU) Department of Animal and Food Sciences in Stillwater, Oklahoma is initiating a new research cow herd and they are using Beefmaster genetics as their crossbreeding tool. OSU is in the process of building a commercial cow herd to facilitate this exciting research. They currently have cows of predominately Angus breeding and will incorporate Beefmaster genetics into their crossbreeding program. OSU is currently seeking quality, problem-free, moderate framed Beefmaster influenced females of any age that are either purebred Beefmaster or Beefmaster x Red Angus breeding that can be delivered to Stillwater between March – May 2020. Donors would be eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the donated animal.
For more information about this project please contact the BBU staff members at 210-732-3132 if you have questions about making cattle donations or getting involved in the OSU Beefmaster research herd. Producers are also welcomed to personally contact Wes Hood, Bruce Robbins or Joe Bayne Kreger with their questions and donations.
Live Oak BBA to Host Scan Day
Join the Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association at their Carcass Ultrasound Scan Day at Anderson Cattle Co. - 1495 Moritz Road, Meyersville, Texas - on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This scan day is OPEN TO ALL BBU MEMBERS!For more information or to RSVP contact Melvin Scherer at 361-877-2577.
2020 Houston Magic XX Sale Report
2020 South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report
Beefmaster on RFD-TV’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen
Spring 2020 Issue of The Beefmaster Pay Weight
The Beefmaster Pay Weight spring 2020 issue is now available for reading ONLINE AND has arrived in maliboxes across the country! This publication is produced by Beefmaster Breeders United and dedicated to serving commercial cattlemen. The publication features the latest beef cattle industry news, innovative discoveries in the industry, and discussions about the latest cattle trends and technologies.
The Beefmaster Pay Weight was founded to assist the Beefmaster cattle industry with effective advertising and a communication tool with commercial cattlemen throughout the country. You can read it online now HERE! If you would like a hard copy of the newspaper or to advertise please contact BBU at 210-732-3132.
We encourage you to renew your membership online here.
Please note that all active, associate and junior memberships are renewable every January, with the exception of Lifetime members and NEW members that have joined since October 1, 2019. Memberships can also be renewed via mail, if you wish to renew through the mail and send a check please include your membership number AND name to ensure the funds are applied correctly.
University of Tennessee Heifer Development Program
The Beefmaster breed has a tremendous opportunity approaching. The University of Tennessee Heifer Development Program is opening its doors to the breed with the chance to have a Beefmaster section. If they receive 50 head of females, they will allow the breed to have their own section included with a Beefmaster clean-up sire.
The program is designed to develop females over 10 months. Included in the program is weight and ultrasound measurements, along with two rounds of AI. For a flat fee, the producer drops off weaned females and gets to pick up confirmed bred heifers to take home or consign them in their annual commercial female sale.
Registered and commercial females are both welcome in the program, just be sure to denote that you want them bred to a Beefmaster bull! For more information contact Dusty Pendergrass at 210-464-0923 or email@example.com. Or visit their website at utbfc.utk.edu/BHDProgram.html
SFA Heifer Development Program
SFA Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that they will host a Summer Heifer development program for fall 2019 born heifer calves. The heifer development program is scheduled to begin July 2020. Reserve your spot today. Producers needing to deliver cattle at an earlier date may do so by contacting farm manager Cobey Hendry. For more information contact Cobey Hendry (985)-514-3516 or Dr. Erin Brown (936)468-4433.
Check out these video links below to learn helpful tips and information to improve your Beefmaster program and data.Heifer Pregnancy
Upcoming BBU Board and Committee Meetings
Please take note that the annual committee meetings will be held in May instead of June. These meetings and the Board of Directors meeting are open to all BBU members. Please start making your hotel reservations at the link provided!
May 27-28, 2020: BBU Committee Meetings, San Antonio, TX at Hilton San Antonio Airport
May 29, 2020: BBU Board of Directors Meeting, San Antonio, TX at Hilton San Antonio Airport
JBBA Gun Raffle Fundraiser
Contact any JBBA officer or director to purchase tickets or contact Darrell Glaser at 254-721-1497.
The 2020 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) inventories are now online for participating members. Here is a link to a step-by-step video on how to update your WHR inventory online.
The WHR inventories must be completed and posted through your online account by May 1, 2020. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2020.
If you would prefer completing your 2020 WHR inventory via hard copy and NOT online, please contact our office for a hard copy version of your inventory. Please note, hard copy inventories will not be mailed out unless requested by the member.Please note if you are participating in a spring 2020 sale, your WHR or IBR inventory needs to be updated and posted online prior to registering any animals born in 2020. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR or IBR programs, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! The caps cost $20 each plus shipping. If you would like to order a cap please call Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 to pay with a credit card over the phone.
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