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Spanish Version of The American Rancher 

The International Committee is always seeking new ways to share the news of Beefmasters with countries around the world. With a majority of the interest being in Spanish speaking countries, the most recent The American Rancher Beefmaster episode was translated into Spanish. It will be distributed to cattlemen and cattlewomen in Central and South America, along with bi-lingual Beefmaster brochures. We ask that you also share the video via YouTube to your friends and customers that are Spanish speaking. Enjoy!


Advancing with Beefmaster Advancers

Somewhere in Texas between San Antonio and Laredo, there is an impressive cattle operation. Just off southbound interstate 35 outside of Moore, Texas, Rancho Dos Vidas sits surrounded by mesquite trees and cactus. The picture perfect image of a South Texas ranch, bustling with wildlife.  

Rancho Dos Vidas and its ranch manager, Lane Roberson, are focused on producing profitable and high quality cattle.

According to Roberson, the Beefmaster and Red Angus cross has produced him stronger offspring and the female offspring hit puberty earlier. He says they typically can start breeding these crossbred females at 11-13 months, have a calf on the ground by 24 months and are ready to breed back at 24 months. This cross of Beefmaster and Red Angus provides Roberson with the ideal mother cow that has superior milk production, clean underlines and is range hardy.

"With these Beefmaster Advancers their fertility is higher and they get rebred quicker. The Beefmaster cow and these Beefmaster crossbred cattle bring a lot to the table for today's market," said Roberson.

Click here to read the whole article and view photos.


Renew Your Membership Today! 

Membership renewal notices will be going out through the mail soon. Multiple-year renewals are now available for Active/Associate membership dues. Memberships can be renewed via online, mail or over the phone at 210-732-3132. If you have any questions regarding multiple-year renewals, please contact the BBU office by calling 210-732-3132. Lifetime membership is available for a one-time cost of $2,000.

Active/Associate Member Dues

  • $110 - if paid by Feb. 29, 2016
  • $120 - if paid by March 31, 2016
  • $200 - reinstatement after March 31, 2016

Junior Member Dues

  • $70 - if paid by Feb. 29, 2016
  • $80 - if paid by March 31, 2016
  • $120 - reinstatement after March 31, 2016

EASY MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ONLINE NOW!


Beefmasters Leave Mark at National Trade Shows

The week of January 25-30, the Western State Beefmasters Breeders (WSBBA) set up their trade show booth at the 75th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, the premier range bull sale in the Northwest and located in Red Bluff, Cali.

 

Also that week Beefmaster Breeders United, Vaughn Family Farms, Isa Beefmasters and Texoma Beefmasters/Beef on Forage attended the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention in San Diego, Cali. While at the convention they visited with cattlemen and women from all over the United States at the Beefmaster trade show booth. Both events were well attended and Beefmasters made important contacts throughout each event. 


Second Issue of The Banner - Beefmaster Seedstock Directory

The Beefmaster breed has emerged as one of the most popular choices for youth livestock projects. FFA students and 4-Hers from across the country have recognized the value of Beefmaster show calves.

With this in mind, BBU unveiled last year The Banner - Beefmaster Seedstock Directory and this year we have published the second issue of the publication. This publication is designed to reach FFA and 4-H students at the grassroots level to promote Beefmasters in the FFA classroom and County 4-H Extension offices.

Enjoy this publication and please share, download and read as much as you like!

 

Share Your Winter Beefmaster Photos!

Did you capture some photos of your Beefmaster cattle in the snow? Do you have a great winter themed Beefmaster photos to share? Send them to us at jnovak@beefmasters.org for the possibility of them being shared on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as being used in BBU advertisements. In your email please include...

*           Photographer's Name and/or Ranch Name

*           Location

*           Title of Photo

*           Photo Caption

Please note that all photos submitted will become the property of Beefmaster Breeders United and that through submitting your photos you are giving permission for photos and names associated with photo to be utilized in BBU promotional materials, electronic communications, print advertisements and on social media websites.

Do you raise commercial cattle? If you have any Beefmaster cross cattle photos that you would like to share, please send those in! We would love to see how your Beefmaster heterosis is shining through in your operation.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY

Beefmaster Breeders United advertisement from the March 1987 issue of The Progressive Farmer magazine! Where were you in March '87?

 


BBU PRO SERVICES : CATTLE RECORD KEEPING AND CONSULTING SERVICES 

Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Pro Services is a new program designed to allow members to take advantage of BBU's expertise in performance records, basic herd management, data entry, report building and other areas of technical expertise demanded by today's fast paced seedstock industry.

BBU members who utilize Pro Services will have beef industry professionals visit their ranch twice a year for a one on one consultation and assistance with the most complicated aspect of the purebred industry: record keeping. Pro Services will update your inventory, register your calves and enter all of your performance data. This will allow you over time to improve your herd's performance and phenotypic quality.

Click here to learn more about program and service charges


Start Planning Now for JBBA Nationals

It's February and winter temperatures are heavy on all our minds. But it is time to start thinking about summer vacation, and what better place to spend it than at the JBBA National Convention and Heifer Show? Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 17 to Saturday, July 23 in West Monroe, Louisiana for this awesome annual event. It's a week of fun for all ages, contests and leadership development for the kids, and the week is capped off by a great display of Beefmaster cattle in the show ring. If you've never been to JBBA Nationals, make extra effort to make it to West Monroe. Whether you are a junior or an adult supporting the youth, you will have fun and want to come back to nationals next year! We look forward to seeing you in West Monroe this July!


Beefmasters in Costa Rica 

American Beefmaster genetics are proudly represented in Costa Rica and through out the world!

In 2015, Gattis Cattle Company and Collier Farms sold several head of Beefmaster cattle to ranchers in Costa Rica. Just last week, several calves were born from the cattle sold by these American breeders!

The calf pictured is out of a Gattis Cattle Co., heifer and the men pictured are Dr. Carlos Jimenez Taboada, Orlando Hernandez and Freddy.


Whole Herd Reporting News 

The 2016 WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) inventories were mailed out January 15th and you should now have them in your mailbox. The WHR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1, 2016. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1, 2016.

Please note if you are participating in a spring sale, your WHR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in 2016. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR program, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or info@beefmasters.org.


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Inaugural Texas Youth Cattle Conference 

The Texas Beef Council would like to invite all Texas Junior Breed Association youth to apply for the Inaugural Texas Youth Cattle Conference. This conference is designed for youth who have a desire to expand their knowledge about the Texas beef industry.   We will explore the beef industry by focusing on beef's role in the food industry, nutrition, beef cattle science, management and marketing. Applications can be found at http://texasbeefcheckoff.com/texasyouth and are due March 4, 2016 by 5 PM.   A limited number of students will be accepted. Applicants must be at least 16 years old as of January 2016. Please contact Victoria Pilger with any questions. Victoria Pilger Industry Outreach Coordinator Texas Beef Council Office: 512.335.2333 ext. 510  Cell: 979.595.3343 vpilger@txbeef.org 


 

 

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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