Memorial Day Weekend!
Thank you to those who courageously gave their lives serving our country and thank you to those who bravely fight today. May we never forget that freedom is not free. In honor of Memorial Day, the Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed Monday, May 30th.
Junior Top Hand Award
The Junior Top Hand award, similar to the BBU Breeder of the Year award, will recognize the JBBA member that participates in JBBA and BBU programs and is involved in building their herd and marketing their cattle. Showing cattle is not a criteria for this award and ALL JBBA MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE! Applications must be completed and returned to the JBBA office before June 3, 2016.
Save the Date for the 2016 Convention!
Come one, come all! The Magic of Beefmasters will be playing in Branson, Mo., from October 27th - 29th, 2016. Be ready to be amazed at the 2016 Beefmaster Breeders United Convention. Make your hotel reservations at the Branson Convention Center Hilton Hotel before they sell out. This hotel is attached to the Branson Convention Center!
Call 1-866-442-0959 and use the group code: BEEF to make your reservations today! Single king deluxe and double queen room rates are $129/night plus tax. Hotel reservations can also be made online at by visiting the link below. Book by October 12th to reserve your room! If you have any problems making reservations please contact Sarah Davis at the BBU office at 210-732-3132.
Scholarship Deadline Countdown
JBBA Scholarship applications are due soon!
July Committee Meetings!
Book Hotel Rooms SOON!
During the July committee meetings, San Antonio has another big event in town that week and rooms need to be booked now, even though the deadline is June 13th.
The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) committee meetings will be taking place July 6-7, 2016 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH, 823 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232. The BBU Board of Directors will meet on July 8, 2016 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH. Individual reservations can be made by reserving online through the Beefmaster group booking link below. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2270198. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, June 13, 2016.
CSBBA Award Winners
Central States Beefmaster Breeders Association (CSBBA) held their annual banquet and sale at Locust Grove, Okla., on May 13th and 14th. Membership awards were presented at the banquet and congratulations to the following winners.
New Member of the year: the Gentry Family
Breeder of the year: James and Mary Ann Skelton
Member of the year: Davin Vaughn
Trichomoniasis – The Silent Infection
By Wesley Hood DVM, Pro-Vet of Siloam Springs, Ark.
Much has been said over the past few years about Trichomoniasis or “Trich” as it is commonly referred to. However, there is still confusion and mystery surrounding exactly what it is and more importantly what it can do to decimate your herd. In the next few minutes of reading, hopefully those questions can be cleared up in order to help protect your herd from this silent infection.
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 and nomination forms are now available and the deadline is September 30, 2016. Award winners are announced at the 2016 BBU Convention in Branson, Mo. Completed nomination forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the BBU office. BBU will accept nominations 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.
Click the links for each respective nomination form!
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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