April 15- Australian Exchange Program Deadline
April 15- BIF Early Registration Deadline
May 1- AJBA All American Ownership Deadline
May 1- AJBA Scholarship Deadline
May 24- AJBA All American Show Entry Deadline
June 1 - Brahma Mamas Scholarship Deadline
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ABBA Blanket - $50.00
Brahman Pendant - $15.00
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|Deep South Brahman Association Program Recap |
Hattiesburg, Mississippi- ABBA held a Producer Education Program on Friday, April 5 at the Southeast Livestock Association Auction in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This event was held in conjunction with the Deep South Brahman Sale.
A amiable crowd was in attendance to hear presentations from representatives of different sectors of the beef industry on their utilization of Brahman and F-1 genetics. The program was moderated by ABBA Vice President J.D. "Bubba" Sartwelle, Jr.
Sartwelle laid the basis of the day's program and gave an overview of the role of the Brahman breed in the commercial cattle world.
ABBA Executive Vice President Chris Shivers discussed the ABBA F-1 & F-1 Plus Certification Programs. Shivers reviewed the simple mechanics of the program, the benefit of the program, and economic value to both the producer and purchaser of the females.
Stacey Broadhead of Mendenhall, Mississippi then told his story of success using the F-1 cow in his commercial operation. Not only did Broadhead give a glowing report of the performance of the cattle in the pasture but also their progeny's performance in the feedyard.
Robert Bergner from Hitch Feeders in Hooker, Oklahoma was present to discuss the profitability of feeding F-1 and ¼ Brahman steers in the feedyard. He told of the efficiencies and overall profitability that he had seen in feeding the cattle in his Oklahoma feedyard.
Stanley Knight of Mt. Olive, Mississippi followed up with an overview of his operation and the type of genetics he uses to produce F-1's. Knight's practical presentation also included discussion of marketing both heifers and steer calves while receiving top dollar for both.
The last speaker of the day was Joe Johnson, Manager of Southeast Mississippi Livestock Association Auction. He discussed marketing opportunities available to local producers. Johnson also spoke of the top prices that could be earned for both Brahman influenced steers and heifers.
Sartwelle concluded the program and opened the floor for questions.
Following the seminar, attendees had an opportunity to visit and view the offering of the Deep South Sale before enjoying a hamburger supper sponsored by ABBA.
|BIF Early Registration Deadline Nearing |
June 12-15, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), will be hosting the 45th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Meeting. BIF is an organization dedicated to coordinating all segments of the beef industry, from researchers and producers to retailers, in an effort to improve efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of beef production.
BIF was initiated almost 70 years ago to encourage the use of objective measurements to evaluate beef cattle. Continuing the tradition, BIF is now the clearing house for developing standardized programs and methodology for recording of performance data for all traits from birth weights to carcass traits. Their three leaf clover logo symbolizes the link between industry, extension and research.
The 2013 BIF convention will be held in Oklahoma City from June 12-15, 2013, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. It will be a forum bringing together industry professionals, producers, and researchers to discuss current issues facing the beef industry. The schedule boasts an interesting array of speakers, socials, and tours that promise to be exciting and informative. Special features include a night out at the National Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame featuring live music and museum tours. We are anticipating a large turnout and hope that all of you will be there to promote the rich history and spirit of Oklahoma beef production.
You can see the schedule and register for the convention by visiting the Oklahoma State extension website.
Or visit beefimprovement.org
for more information.
Early registration is $250 and ends April 15, after which time registrations will still be accepted at a higher price.
Hotel rooms at the headquarters can be reserved in the BIF block at a reduced rate by contacting the hotel directly at (405)228-8000
. Additional rooms at the same rate are available at the Courtyard Marriott
by calling (405)232-2290
. We hope to see you there!
|Ask the Experts |
Beginning this month, ABBA is looking to answer YOUR questions about Brahman cattle, the F-1 & F-1 Plus Programs, and association activities. Questions will be answered and featured in the new "ask the experts" article of the ABBA E-News..... Fire away Brahman enthusiasts!
To submit questions for ABBA's E-News post on the ABBA Facebook wall. Then, watch for your Q & our A in the ABBA E-News.View ABBA Facebook wall
|Reminders from the Bluebonnet Brahman Association |
The Bulebonnet Brahman Association would like to remind all 2013 graduating seniors to apply for the Bluebonnet Brahman Association Scholarships. To apply, go to www.bluebonnetbrahman.com and download the forms to be sent in by the May 1st deadline.
The Bluebonnet Brahman Association will also hold it's general membership meeting is April 18, 2013 at the Washington County Fair Grounds Gathering Place at 7:30p.m. The Gathering Place is located across from the food court and behind the main fair office. Enter at gate off of FM 577/Bluebell Road by the main fair office.
|Send in Your ABBA Member Survey |
By now, your ABBA Member Survey is likely on your kitchen table. Don't forget about us! The ABBA is interested in feedback from you on how to better serve its members with programs, activities, and services. Fill it out and send it back to us!
Be sure to provide feedback and become eligible for the drawing of a paid 2014 activity fee.
|Aged Cow Moratorium |
Only two weeks left to take advantage of our Registration Moratorium for animals over two years of age. From now until April 30, 2013 any animal over 24 months of age will be registered at a reduced fee of $50. Don't miss out!
Contact the Houston headquarters for more information.
|Florida Brahman Association Field Day |
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Marcus Shackelford's Rocking S Ranch
840 Wingate Rd., Wauchula, Florida 33873
Join us for a fun event for the whole family! Speakers, complementary lunch, a junior meeting, and a heifer sale. The sale will offer replacement heifers and show prospects from some of Florida's top herds. 14 of these females will be halter broke. This is the LAST sale before the AJBA possession date. Don't miss out!
Field Day Chairman- Marcus Shackelford
Heifer Sale Chairman- Joe Butt
Best Western Heritage Inns and Suites
Request rooms for Brahman Field Day for discount
|ABRI Offers Breed App |
| | ABRI, the firm that handles the ABBA registry, is now offering an app for breed organizations. You can download the app from Google Play store for Android phones or iTunes for iPhones by searching "INSolutions" under app name.
The cost is $2 which goes to ABRI to help cover development cost.
INSolutions is an add-on to the successful Internet Solutions web-based service that has been developed in Australia by the Agricultural Business Research Institute for application within the livestock industry.
INSolutions allows individual users to instantly access detailed information about registered animals from a complete electronic herdbook for ABBA and other breed organizations.
The app enables users to access a number of different services, including sale catalogs, semen catalogs, animal searched, and member searches.
View app info for iPhone View app info for Andriod
|ABBA Spring Select Brahman Sale Set for May 25, 2013 at Wichita Ranch in Brenham, Texas |
Brenham, Texas - Mark your calendars for the Spring Select Brahman Sale and educational workshop, set for 1 p.m. on May 25, 2013 at Wichita Ranch in Brenham, TX, sponsored by the American Brahman Breeders Association and Broken Triangle Cattle.
Consignments will include:
Registered Brahman Bulls
Registered Brahman Females: pairs, bred females, and open heifers
Show heifer prospects for the young Brahman enthusiast
Flushes or embryos
The sale will be carried live online through Cattle In Motion. Cattle will be available for viewing on Friday, May 24 and on sale day.
Keep the following ABBA events and future opportunities in mind!
- AJBA All American National Junior Brahman Show, Lufkin, Texas June 24-30, 2013
- 2014 ABBA International Show, Houston, Texas, March 3-7, 2014
2014 WORLD BRAHMAN CONGRESS Please save the date for the 2014 World Brahman Congress, which will be held April 6-11, 2014 in Parys, Free State Province, South Africa. Online registration will be available March 1, 2013 at www.brahman.co.za.
|April 13 || |
Miami International Show
|Miami, Florida |
|April 20 ||Dyess Farms Internet Sale || |
|April 26-28 ||Pattaya International Brahman Show ||Pattaya, Thailand |
|April 27 ||Florida Brahman Association Field Day ||Wauchula, Florida |
|April 27 ||Heritage Cattle Company Production Sale ||Hungerford, Texas |
|May 1 ||AJBA All American Ownership Deadline || |
|May 3-4 ||Feria Internacional de Azuero ||Azuero, Panama |
|May 4 ||Rio Grande Valley Brahman Association Field Day ||Mercedes, Texas |
|May 24 ||AJBA All American Show Entry Deadline || |
|May 25 ||ABBA Spring Select Brahman Sale ||Brenham, Texas |
|June 2 ||Okie Extravaganza ||Idabel, Oklahoma |
|June 8 ||Hunt County Fair ||Greenville, Texas |
|June 8 ||Carolinas Brahman Association Sale ||Clemson, South Carolina |
|June 12-15 ||Beef Improvement Federation Convention ||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma |
|June 24-29 ||2013 AJBA All American Brahman Show ||Lufkin, Texas |
|September 9-10 ||V8 Ranch Power of Production Internet Sale || |
|September 14 ||South Texas Brahman Association Field Day ||Boerne, Texas |
|November 22-24 ||3rd Annual ABBA Membership Convention ||Biloxi, Mississippi |
|March 3-7 ||2014 International Show ||Houston, Texas |