The Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. The office will reopen on Monday, April 21 at 8:00 am.
Whole Herd Reporting News
Please note that 2014 Whole Herd Reporting (WHR) inventories were mailed out to participating members in mid-January. These inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2014. Please be aware that if you are a WHR member and need to register any 2014 animals for spring sales, you must submit your completed inventory prior to registering the animals. Members that have not received their inventory or those who would like to enroll in WHR can contact Collin Osbourn at the BBU office at (210) 732-3132 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Applications Available
Did you know that the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association offers several scholarships throughout the year to junior Beefmaster breeders? Several scholarship applications are now available on the Junior page of www.Beefmasters.org and the due dates are for this spring and summer! Check them out and share with your fellow BBU members.
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Beefmasters on The American Rancher
Two BBU members will be featured on the The American Rancher , an RFD-TV program. Beefmaster ranches Vaughn Family Farms of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Emmons Ranch of Fairfield, Texas will discuss their Beefmaster seedstock and go behind the scenes of their ranch operations.
Tune in April 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. Eastern time to see the Beefmaster breed be recognized, yet again, on a nationally acclaimed agriculture television show. The American Rancher episodes premiere each Monday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time and re-air Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Eastern time and again on Sundays at noon Eastern time.
Beefmaster cattle optimize traits necessary to rebuild the nation’s cow herd because they excel in fertility, docility and longevity. Commercial cattlemen understand the economic advantages that improvements in these traits offer a beef operation. These include, but are not limited to, higher conception rate, more weaned calf per cow and reduced replacement heifer development costs. You will appreciate the high quality females that Beefmaster bulls produce as they will excel in the hot, humid environments of the South to the wet, cool climates up north and everywhere in between.
Efficiency is also a strong attribute of the Beefmaster breed. In a recent all-breeds performance test in Texas, yearling Beefmaster bulls were the highest average daily gain (ADG) on test as well as the lowest residual feed intake (RFI) on test. Beefmaster cattle not only have high daily gains, they also consume less feed per pound of gain. Use of Beefmaster influenced cattle allows you to be a low-cost producer with reduced input levels in the cow/calf enterprise. These cost cutting measures have been built into the Beefmaster influenced female and will be necessary for cow/calf operators to survive in the developing beef industry.
Docility, fertility, efficiency, and longevity are just a few of the traits that Beefmaster cattle offer as you will also appreciate the early growth of these calves. Your weaned calves will have heavy weights at the market place and will have added value in the feedlot segment of the beef industry. Interest in Beefmaster genetics has been extremely good the past several years as the beef industry has seen the positive changes in the cattle recently. If you are looking for Beefmaster cattle don’t hesitate to call 210-732-3132 for additional information.
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