Committee Meetings and Board Meeting Scheduled for July
The 2013 Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) committee meetings are scheduled for July 10 and 11 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio, Texas. The BBU Board of Directors will meet at the same location on the morning of July 12, 2013. Hotel rooms are available at a special rate for $99 a night plus tax. Please call (888) 728-3031 to make your reservation or via fax at (210) 377-4695. The Beefmaster rate is available through June 17, 2013.
Committee members should have received a letter or email from their chairman regarding the date and time of their meeting. The complete meeting schedule is listed below. Please call the BBU office at (210) 732-3132 with any questions.
Meetings will be held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Nominate a Bull for Herd Sire of the Year
In order to promote the outstanding herd sires in our breed, the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) has created a competition among Beefmaster breeders in order to recognize an outstanding bull and name him Herd Sire of the Year. A bull can be nominated to win Herd Sire of the Year by filling out a form and sending it in with a $150 donation. Then $50 of that donation will be put into a jackpot. In order to win the title of JBBA Herd Sire of the Year and the jackpot prize, the bull nominated must be the sire of the female named Grand Champion Female of the JBBA National Show being held July 22-27, 2013 in College Station, Texas. The competition promises to be intense, but with that much money on the line why wouldn't you nominate your bull? Continue reading...
The nomination deadline is July 24, 2013.
New, First-Time Members: Win a Trip to Convention
The Central Texas Beefmaster Breeders Association (CTBBA) will sponsor a new Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) member and a guest to attend the 53rd Annual BBU Convention from October 31 to November 2, 2013 at the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. The sponsorship is for two (2) full registrations (includes all meals and events). It does not include hotel and travel expenses. A hotel room will be reserved for the winner and their guest to use during the convention, but the cost is not included in the sponsorship. The application deadline is August 2, 2013.
Criteria For Selecting Recipients:
The 2013 Beefmaster Breeders United Membership Directory has been printed and distributed. Make sure to find your copy of the directory in your June issue of the Beefmaster Cowman or click here to view the electronic version. Hard copies are available from the BBU office upon request.
JBBA National Heifer Show Advertising Opportunities
Cattle in Motion will be broadcasting the JBBA Junior National Show on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at www.CattleInMotion.com. Please share this with friends and family who can not be present at the show in College Station, Texas.
If you are interested in sponsoring a banner advertisement that will air during the broadcast please contact Allison Wells, Junior Program Chairman at 979-251-0325 or at email@example.com. You can also contact Cattle In Motion directly at 888-554-8437 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost of each advertisement is $100. For the $100 agreement you will receive a banner advertisement that is 240 x 320 pixels (about 2.5 X 3 inches). The advertisements are shown online during the live broadcast for 2 minutes each in a rotation that is no longer than 1 hour.The banners will provide a direct link to the sponsor's website.
There is also advertisement space available for purchase in the 2013 JBBA National Show Catalog. The deadline to reserve your advertisement space is June 14, 2013. The advertisements will be printed in black and white and must be submitted print ready via PDF form. Please submit all payments, print ready artwork and advertisement forms to email@example.com.
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To self-enroll, go to www.clclodging.com. Select Join. Set up a username/ password and register your preferred credit card. Note: To waive the $9.95 enrollment fee you must type BBU in the box titled "key code/promo code".
Call 1.866.857.9747 (Select Option 1) Note: To waive the $9.95 enrollment fee, tell the representative your promo code is BBU. CLC Savings Card membership requires a valid credit card. A $4.95 per room night transaction fee applies when you choose to save money at a participating hotel.
Space Still Available for Beef 706 Meetings
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU), with support from the Texas Beef Council and Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting four days of educational courses for Beefmaster breeders as part of the Beef 706 program. The first part of the program was held April 29, 2013 however there are still plenty of spots available for the July and September meetings.
The second part of the program will take place on July 25, 2013 in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M University campus. This intermediate meeting will focus on gain and feed efficiency, while also taking a deeper look into the importance of animal health. Even though the July meeting does not require pre-registration, as there is no limit to the number of people who can attend, BBU does encourage participants to inform BBU staff members of their planned attendance.
The program is completed with a two-day course hosted on Sept. 17-18, 2013 in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M University meat science laboratory. This final part of the educational course will allow Beef 706 participants to see the finished product of the fed cattle they chose at the first meeting in Gonzales. During this hands-on meeting, participants will learn about carcass fabrication and how to evaluate the value of a beef carcass. Cattle industry experts will discuss the advantages and disadvantage of marketing cattle on a grid versus live basis. This third meeting does require registration due to limited available space.
For more information about the Beef 706 Program and to sign up for the September meeting, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132.
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.
Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., PAS
BBU Executive Vice President
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