June 16th is the last day to enter the JBBA National Show and Convention! Entries received after June 16th will be charged late fees. Sign up online at http://jbba.fairmanager.com/.
Fun night at the JBBA Convention will be held at the water park Castaway Cove in Wichita Falls, Texas! Please pack the appropriate items like swimsuits and sunscreen!
July 16 - 22, 2017 in Wichita Falls, Texas
J S Bridwell Agricultural Center – Wichita Falls MPEC
111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
ALL ENTRIES ARE NOW SUBJECT TO LATE FEES
Support Your Junior Beefmaster Breeders!
Look what the JBBA directors will be auctioning off during the live auction at the JBBA National Show and Convention on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 pm in Wichita Falls, Texas. Absentee bidding is available.
This is only a sampling of the items that will be available. Continue to watch for new items in each eNews and on social media. If you are interested in bidding on any of the items (you DO NOT have to be present to bid), please contact any JBBA director or any member of the JBBA Adult Advisory Committee. Listed below are some of the JBBA directors and volunteers with their contact information.
Seth Byers 254-631-9693
Emily Martin 832-314-5267
Raleigh Scherer 979-203-7236
Darrell Glaser 254-721-1497
Allison Wagner Wells 979-251-0325
Tricia Mackie 254-721-2983
Order Your Ear Tags Today!
The Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) ear tag program is designed to add more value to your high quality Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross calves. These “Original Z1 No-Snag-Tag” one-piece Z Tags are available through the BBU office and they will help identify the calves you sell as being Beefmaster and/or Beefmaster influenced animals.
Ear tags are currently available through contacting the BBU office at 210-732-3132. These Beefmaster ear tags cost $1.75 each plus shipping. Please note that these tags are one-piece Z Tags and require a specific tagging gun. Tagging guns are available for $25.00 plus shipping through the BBU office also. The minimum ear tag order is 25 tags and the ear tags will be shipped when payment is received. For more information please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or email@example.com.
Beefmasters on the Road: In Georgia and Panamá
By Lance Bauer
The past couple of weeks have been full of travel. I have gone from Athens, Ga. for the Beef Improvement Federation conference and to David, Chiriqui, Panamá for Feria De La Carne Bovina (Cattlemen’s Convention). In Athens, there were academics, as well as producers, represented and many informative presentations were presented about the future of the cattle industry in the United States. It was very evident from these presentations that we need to produce more efficient and maternal cattle. There was also a big push to use crossbreeding and take advantage of hybrid vigor. I believe that all three of these topics are strengths of the Beefmaster and make us a viable option for producers.In Panamá, I visited the government operated experiment station called Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá (IDIAP) and learned about their crossbreeding projects. They have recently incorporated Beefmasters into this project and are very pleased with the results.
June 2017 BBU Committee Meetings and Board Meeting
The Beefmaster Breeders United committee meetings will be taking place June 28 - 29, 2017 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 June 30, 2017 at the DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SAN ANTONIO NORTH.
Below is a schedule of the committee meetings. If you are not sure what committee you are one, you can view the committees list here.
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 28
THURSDAY - JUNE 29
FRIDAY – JUNE 30
After a long day of meetings let's unwind with great food, good friends and whole lot of fun! At the conclusion of the committee meetings on June 29th, BBU will be hosting a dinner and social at San Antonio's Topgolf.For just $30 per person, you will enjoy a delicious dinner and three hours of unlimited golf playtime: 7 - 10 pm. Payment can be made by credit card on file, credit card over the phone or by mailing in payment.
We have updated the BBU Membership Sign with the new association logo. If you would like to order a BBU Membership Sign please contact our official sign distributor: City Silk Screen.
City Silk Screen
Attn: Nat Garcia
San Antonio, TX 78214
Nominations must be sent to Collin Osbourn and completed nomination forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 here to download nomination forms.
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Beefmaster Caps and Cups For Sale
We have several different styles of caps for sale that have our new logo on them! Cap options are in photos below. If you would like to order a cap please call Jeralyn at 210-732-3132 to pay with a credit card over the phone. Or mail $26.80 ($20/cap and $6.80 for shipping) check payment made out to Beefmaster Breeders United to Attn: Jeralyn Novak, 118 W. Bandera Road, Boerne, TX 78006. Please put in the check memo section: Beefmaster Cap. Please indicate which caps and what quantities you want to purchase. You can also email email@example.com to order.
We are also selling Beefmaster Breeders United RTIC 30 Oz Stainless Steel Tumbler cups for $30 each plus shipping.
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! Apply soon and share the information with your fellow BBU and JBBA members.
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