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Happy Labor Day weekend! The Beefmaster Breeders United office will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 to allow staff to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with their families.


Beefmaster Welcomes Woolfolk to Staff

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is proud to announce that Matthew Woolfolk of Jackson, Tenn., will be serving as the Field Representative/Commercial Marketing Director for the Beefmaster membership. Woolfolk will provide assistance to Beefmaster breeders and commercial beef producers throughout the United States. Woolfolk will provide consultation and farm visit services to members, while also increasing the Beefmaster breed's exposure in the commercial marketplace. His responsibilities will include providing classification services, managing commercial marketing programs and supporting BBU educational programs that create visibility and demand for Beefmaster cattle.

Read the complete news release and view Matt's photo here

Matt will be in East/Central Texas area Sept. 1 - 5 for ranch visits.  If you live in these areas and would like to schedule a ranch visit with Matt Woolfolk, contact him today at 210-464-0923 or at mwoolfolk@beefmasters.org to schedule a visit. The minimum fee for classification is $350 or $5 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for upgrading inspections is $250 or $3 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for a consultation visit is $250. The minimum fee for E6 inspection is $100 or $10 per head, whichever is greater. 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. BBU field service staff can provide several services during a ranch visit including classifying, upgrading, inspection, E6 Commercial Females, marketing consultation, herd consultation in the pasture and industry news updates. 


Beefmaster Breed to be Featured on RFD-TV's The American Rancher

The Beefmaster episode of The American Rancher premieres on September 15, 2014 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on your favorite rural television network, RFD-TV.

 

Click here to read the entire news release.


Tales From The Road 2.4:  B.I.G. International Event 

The Beefmaster International Group (BIG) Event brought together representatives from the Texas Department of Agriculture, Central Texas Beefmaster Breeders Association, U.S. Livestock Genetics Export Inc. and the TCU Ranch Management program in a special presentation for Central and South American cattlemen visiting the United States. Participants from Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and South Africa attended seminars focusing on ranch management practices and performance data to help improve their beef quality and distribution. They also toured working Beefmaster cattle ranches in north Texas for field demonstrations.

 

In this video we traveled along with the international visitors to Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding towns for the 2014 Beefmaster International Group (B.I.G.) Event! We visited with international committee co-chairman Lorenzo Lasater about the week's events and even captured video and photos of our international guests giving testimony to Beefmasters working internationally. Enjoy and share! 

For more information about Beefmaster Go International please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or info@beefmasters.org or visit us online at www.beefmasters.org.

View and share a Beefmaster testimony with your Spanish speaking friends and cattlemen!


Stephen F. Austin University Heifer Development Program 

SFA Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that they will host a heifer development program this fall. Weaned heifers weighing between 400-700 lb will be accepted into the program beginning mid-October with a start date of November 1st. Producers needing to deliver cattle at an earlier date may do so by contacting Chris Koffskey at the number below. Calves will be developed on a forage-based diet.

For more information contact Chris Koffskey or Dr. Erin Brown

(979) 224-8178  or (936) 564-5924

Click here to learn more and to download the sign up sheet


Register Today for the 2014 Convention

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014 - Memphis, Tenn.   

Memphis: the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. The 2014 BBU Convention in Memphis, Tenn., is going to be a great time for everyone in attendance. The convention committee has been a powerhouse leadership team that is helping lead the way for this to be a tremendous convention. The convention will be October 30 - November 1, 2014 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel located in Memphis, Tennessee.   

You and your family can now register and view the agenda for the 2014 BBU Convention: Beefmasters, Blues and BBQ on Beale Street. Simply click the buttons below to register and see what will be happening during the three day convention.

 

 

Please complete the registration form and enclose your check payment with the form. If you would like to pay with your credit card on file, please note this on the registration form and/or call the office with your credit card information.   

You can also make your hotel reservations today for the discounted rate of $119/night (plus tax) by calling 1 (866) 716-8106, mentioning Beefmasters and verifying that you are receiving the discount rate of $119 per night. Book your hotel reservations starting the night of October 29th because the first day of convention is full of events. If you have trouble getting into the Beefmaster block please call Marie Zirkel at 210-732-3132.


Become a 2014 BBU National Convention Sponsor Today

BEEFMASTERS, BLUES & BBQ on BEALE STREET 

Downtown Memphis, Tennessee 

October 30 - November 1, 2014 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this prestigious event and we want to help you put your business in the Beefmaster spotlight. The convention committee is seeking sponsors for the 2014 convention in Memphis, Tenn., and we need your help. Commit to a sponsorship today! 

All metal and event sponsors will be featured at the convention, recognized in the convention pocket agenda and listed in The Beefmaster Cowman. All event sponsors will be featured on signage at their sponsored event. For more information or if you would like to co-sponsor an event, please contact Convention Committee Co-Chairman Penny Bowie at pennybowie@gmail.com or (770) 328 - 1480.

Metal Cash Sponsors 

  •  Platinum Level - $1000 or more
  •  Gold Level - $500 - $999 
  •  Silver Level - $250 - $499
  •  Bronze Level - $100 - $249 

 Event Sponsors

  •  Break Refreshments - $1,500
  •  Seminar Sponsor - $2,000 
  •  Trade Show Welcome Reception - $2,000

For a sponsorship form, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132, download it here or refer to the May 2014 issue of The Beefmaster Cowman.


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Free New Member Ranch Visits  

We encourage all new members to take advantage of the free ranch visit offered to all new BBU members. If you would like to schedule a ranch visit please contact the BBU office today at 210-732-3132 to request a ranch visit form by mail or fax. The form can also be downloaded from the forms page of our website www.beefmasters.org.

The minimum fee for classification is $350 or $5 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for upgrading inspections is $250 or $3 per head, whichever is greater. The minimum fee for a consultation visit is $250. The minimum fee for E6 inspection is $100 or $10 per head, whichever is greater. 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. BBU field service staff can provide several services during a ranch visit including classifying, upgrading, inspection, E6 Commercial Females, marketing consultation, herd consultation in the pasture and industry news updates.


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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