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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 cosbourn@beefmasters.org.


Beefmaster Genetics For Export
 
The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) International Committee has been working tirelessly for the past several years to spotlight how Beefmaster genetics can add significant value and efficiency to cattle operations around the globe. 2014 has been a crowning achievement for this group of hard working members as world wide interest in Beefmaster genetics has reached new peaks.

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JBBA National Convention and Shows Packet
 
The 2014 JBBA National Convention and Shows will take place July 28 - August 3, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla., at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. Make plans to attend this year's convention and celebrate "JBBA 30 years of building leaders and still counting". The National Convention and Shows packet is now posted on the junior page of www.beefmasters.org . The packet provides junior members with the tentative schedule, entry forms, classes, competition information and rules. All entry forms are due to the JBBA office by June 6, 2014

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. 


Beefmasters, Blues & BBQ on Beale Street
 
Please make plans now to attend the 54th Annual BBU Convention from October 30 to November 1, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn. The host hotel is the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel located at 250 North Main Street, TN 38103. To make hotel reservations call 866-716-8106 and make sure to confirm you are in the Beefmaster room block and will be receiving the rate of $119 per night plus tax.  Room reservations can also be made online through the link provided at www.beefmasters.org.
 
The cattle will be conveniently located in the attached Memphis Cook Convention Center. Look for more details in upcoming Cowman issues and on the BBU web site. What could be better than Beefmasters, Blues and BBQ?!? 

Breeders Needed for BBU Brand Wall
 
We are seeking Beefmaster breeders and BBU members to participate in the BBU Brand Wall that is located in the front of the BBU office in San Antonio, Texas. The brand wall would like to welcome your ranch's brand to the BBU office for a $250 fee. There are limited spaces available on the brand wall, so act today and call the BBU office at 210-732-3132 to add your brand to our beautiful wood wall. Adding your brand will ensure that your ranch leaves a legacy at BBU and will promote your ranch to office visitors. 

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Classification and Consultation Schedule

If you can utilize our services for classification, inspection, consultation, or the E-6 Program please click the following link to download the Request for Ranch Visit form. Simply complete and return the form to BBU at 6800 Park Ten Blvd., Suite 290W, San Antonio, TX, 78213, along with directions to your ranch. Please remember that the BBU Field Service staff will work with you and your neighbors to reduce individual classification costs if the cattle can be classified in the same trip. For questions about a ranch visit please contact Ryan Cummins at 210-464-0923 or rcummins@beefmasters.org.

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. 

Welcome to BBU!

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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