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Upcoming BBU Board and Committee Meetings

Please take note that the annual committee meetings will be held in June. These meetings and the Board of Directors meeting are open to all BBU members.

June 24 - 25, 2020: BBU Committee Meetings, Boerne, TX at Bevy Hotel

June 26, 2020: BBU Board of Directors Meeting, Boerne, TX at Bevy Hotel

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JBBA National Show & Convention Registration is OPEN!

We are busy preparing for the 36th Annual JBBA National Show and Convention that will be held July 19th - 25th in Belton, Texas.

The late entry deadline is July 1st. There will not be any entries accepted after July 1st.

Here are some helpful links to help you start preparing -

​​​​​​​​​​National Show and Convention Entry Packet

National Show and Convention Entry Website

National Show and Convention Hotel Information



Next Genetic Evaluation Run

We will be running the next Beefmaster breed genetic evaluation in fall 2020. In order for animals to be included in this genetic evaluation, our office must have the animal's performance data and registration application submitted by July 1. Please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 if you have any questions.



Dusty Pendergrass Departs BBU

We would like to congratulate Dusty Pendergrass on his new position as the Executive Vice President of the Louisiana Cattleman's Association. We are sad to see Dusty leave the Beefmaster family, but we wish him all the best in his new role in Louisiana. If you need to schedule a ranch visit or have questions please contact Collin Osbourn at cosbourn@beefmasters.org or Lance Bauer at 210-464-1309.



T5 Beefmaster Ranch Dispersal Sale Report

Tenroc Ranch, Salado, TX - May 16, 2020

  • 7 bulls $26,450 avg $3,779
  • 11 3-n-1s $35,650 avg $3,241
  • 31 pairs $90,300 avg $2,913
  • 16 bred $57,400 avg $3,588
  • 15 open $57,600 avg $3,840
  • 1 semen lot $36,164
  • 1 embryo lot $43,775
  • 1 genetic clone material $3,000
  • 83 Total Lots $350,339 avg $4,221

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Recorded BBU Webinars


Dr. Ky Pohler presented an educational webinar on cattle reproductive technologies and answered questions from webinar attendees. Dr. Pohler is an Assistant Professor in Physiology of Reproduction at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. You can view the webinar recording by clicking the video link below!
We have developed a shorter recap video to summarize the webinar we hosted on May 7th about "Reproductive Technologies with Dr. Pohler". To view the webinar recap click the video link below!
Dr. Jason Cleere is an associate professor and Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist. During this webinar he reviews how to correctly prepare your cattle for a production sale, consignment sale or private treaty selling.
Kari White, Genetic Evaluation Scientist with Neogen GeneSeek, reviews how to correctly collect birth, weaning and yearlings weights. She discusses how to properly record those weights with BBU and how to factor this data into your culling decisions. Kari White and Collin Osbourn also answer questions during this webinar from attendees.


Register for our Next Webinar

When: Wednesday, June 17 at 12 Noon

Topic: Collecting Carcass Traits

Casey Worrell will review how to collect carcass traits and how to appropriately record them. Casey is a certified Carcass Ultrasound Technician and the owner/operator of The Rancher's Resource. Collin Osbourn and Lance Bauer will also be available to answer questions during this webinar.



Apply for a BBU award today! Award Applications Available Now!

Each year Beefmaster Breeders United recognizes outstanding members through various awards at the annual national convention! The award applications are now available online at www.beefmasters.org/purebred/forms.php. Completed applications are due to the BBU office by July 1, 2020! Award winners are announced at the 2020 BBU Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

Applications must be sent to Collin Osbourn by mail, fax or email to cosbourn@beefmasters.org. BBU will accept applications for the following awards: New Member of the Year, Member of the Year, Environmental Award, Performance Breeder of the Year, and Breeder of the Year. Applications can be downloaded at www.beefmasters.org/purebred/forms.php.



Seeking Oklahoma State Herd Nominations

As part of the new Oklahoma State University (OSU) research cow herd, OSU is currently seeking donations of 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, Okla., between March – May 2020.

If you would like to nominate your females for the donation, please complete the enclosed nomination form and review the target EPD percentile rankings for the OSU Beefmaster Research Herd.


Recorded BBU Webinars

Contemporary Groups Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/q6LgmUWlhfA
How Contemporary Groups are used in EPD Calculations Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/jQeGsxk0E_Q

For a condensed version, we have developed a shorter recap video to summarize and discuss FAQs pertaining to Contemporary Groups. https://youtu.be/x_Cc5gSrHjc



JBBA 2020 National Show Schedule & Judges

The official 2020 schedule, rules and packet for the JBBA National Show and Convention are now posted online here.

It's time to start making plans to attend the 2020 JBBA National Show and we are here to help with our list of avaliable discounted hotel room blocks listed online here.

We are also proud to announce the 2020 JBBA National Show Judges:

  • National Heifer Show: Chris Mullinix of Manhattan, Kansas
  • Bred and Owned Heifer, Bulls and E6/Advancer Show: Graham Blagg of Spring Hill, Kansas
  • Showmanship: Gary and Kathy Buchholz of Waxahachie, Texas



 JBBA Scholarship Deadlines

Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial Scholarship Due June 11th (Link to Application:https://bit.ly/2QOkCwj)

Beefmaster Cattlewomen Scholarship Due June 15th (Link to Application: https://bit.ly/2wv9opS)

Brian Murphy Memorial Scholarship Due June 21st (Link to Application: https://bit.ly/3dsV6qe)

Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association Scholarship Due June 21st (Link to Application: https://bit.ly/2QKwbVd)



Educational Videos

Check out these video links below to learn helpful tips and information to improve your Beefmaster program and data.

Seedstock Purpose

Data Collection

Performance Numbers

Mature Cow Weights

Heifer Pregnancy



Beefmaster Caps for Sale

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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