Beefmaster Releases Genomic-Enhanced EPDs
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has released the breed’s first-ever genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) evaluation. GE-EPDs utilize genomic test results in addition to pedigree, performance and progeny data for increased reliability of an animal’s EPD.
The Beefmaster GE-EPDs evaluation is available for download at beefmasters.org/genomics. GE-EPDs for a specific animal can be found by searching the animal name or registration number through the animal search function at www.beefmasters.org. When using the online search feature, the animals with GE-EPDs are identified by the “Beefmaster Genomics” logo on their pedigree.
After a long day of meetings let's unwind with good food, good friends and whole lot of fun! On July 7, 2016 the BBU committee meetings will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH, 823 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232.
At the conclusion of the meetings on July 7th, BBU will be hosting a dinner and social at San Antonio's Topgolf. The dinner and social is open to all BBU members. Call Sarah at 210-732-3132 or email Sarah to reserve your Topgolf social spot. The deadline to reserve a spot is Monday, June 27th. Payment can be made by credit card on file, credit card over the phone or mailing in payment. For just $30 per person, you will enjoy a delicious fajita dinner and three hours of unlimited golf playtime: 7 - 10 pm.
Bring Canned Goods to JBBA Convention!
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.
62nd Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
August 1-3, 2016 - College Station, Texas
The highly respected TAM Beef Cattle Short Course is nationally and internationally recognized as the largest attended beef cattle educational program of its type in the world. It has gained the respect from organizations, associations, Land Grant universities and agencies alike as the focal point for beef cattle educational information. The Cattleman’s College features more than 20 concurrent sessions. Topics include animal health, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, selection, research, marketing and handling. Management sessions will cover business, forage, range, and purebred cattle.
Topics such as landowner issues and fence building will be featured at this BCSC. Sessions are designed for everyone, from the newest member of the industry to the most seasoned producer. A number of pesticide CEUs, veterinarian CECs and BQA credits are available to attendees Additionally, over 125 agriculture related businesses and trade show exhibitors annually attend the course and attest to the fact that it is the most highly attended activity of its kind anywhere in the United States. Annually over 1400 participants attend the Beef Cattle Short Course to gain valuable knowledge about beef cattle production.
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!
Cattlemen's Webinar Series
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm CDT
The future of our industry is always top of mind and generational transfer is a priority in ensuring opportunities for those next in line. Donnell Brown and family of R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas will discuss how they were able to successfully Bridge the Generational Gap in a family business founded in 1895. Family dynamics, business operations and industry engagement have all been a huge part of the equation in sustaining the ranch for over 100 years.
Join the free webinar to hear more on the value of generational planning and industry engagement.
On June 1st, Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton, Texas weighed out bulls for the Live Oak Beefmaster Breeders Association (LOBBA) Bull Test. These Beefmaster bulls were on a 112 day gain test and Tom Brothers Ranch collected yearling and ultrasound data. There are 22 breeders from Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia involved in this test.
On June 3rd, a panel of BBU members and staff sorted through 100 bulls for the LOBBA Bull Test at the Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton, Texas.
On June 4th, the Lone Star Beefmaster Breeders Association hosted their field day in Kaufman, Texas. Over 80 people attended the field day! Great turn out and great speakers.
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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