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| ANNOUNCING A
will be hosting the "COWTOWN SHOWDOWN" in Fort Worth, TX on November
13-14-15. Events will include a JBBA HEIFER SHOW, BRED & OWNED
SHOW, SHOWMANSHIP, ADVANCER SHOW, OPEN FEMALE SHOW AND BULL SHOW. If
you've got a Beefmaster, we've got a show for you!!!
have invited the Brangus to go in together with us to help pay building
rent. They will be hosting their National Show of Merit.
so many of our shows have been cancelled, BPG decided to step up to the
plate and provide a great and exciting new event. The event will take
place at Will Rogers Memorial Center. We will be showing in Watt Arena,
so Juniors just think what this means for ya'll--get those new, young
heifers out and show them in the same arena they will be showing in for
the FTW Livestock Show. This is an amazing opportunity!
flyer and more info will follow shortly but I wanted to get the word
out so you can be sure and save the date. Move in will be Nov 13 and
show dates will be Saturday and Sunday.
We do need more SPONSORS!! To
make this show the best of the best, that takes money! So please
volunteer with donations. We have 4 levels of sponsorship,
GOLD--$500 OR $450
SILVER--$250 (Logo on T shirt or Neck gator)
Star BBA has already jumped in with a $1000 Diamond Sponsorship. This
group is really pushing forward and working on making the best breed
even better! They already sponsor a JBBA Show and give out scholarships
to deserving Seniors. Be sure and check this group out! Lone Star has
also coordinated with Emmons Ranch to host a Scan Day on October 24
here at Emmons Ranch. If you have an animal that you need scanned, call
Debbie Cheatham, 972-979-8556, and schedule an appointment to get your
animals scanned on Oct. 24.
had our Fall meeting in Abilene, which by the way, the West Texas Fair
hosted an amazing show in their new facilities. We had 175 Open
Beefmaster entries which was the largest open show on record at the West
Texas Fair. Congratulations to Abilene for conducting your fair as
"business as usual". You hosted a wonderful event! Back to our
meeting, if you have an animal that has a chance to make our Hall of
Fame, please get me the name of the animal because the points will be
adjusted since 3 of our shows have been cancelled. We are making up for
one of the shows by hosting our Cowtown Showdown. The new points will
affect all the way back to 2018 and will continue through to 2022.
another note, I'm sure ya'll have read that the BBU convention has been
cancelled for this year. However, they must still have the General
Membership Meeting. It will be held via Zoom on October 29 at 2:00.
Proxies will be mailed out to all BBU members. It is imperative that
you vote your proxy and mail it in. An addressed envelope should come
with your proxy to mail it back in with. We must stay active and keep
our voices heard in these elections.
See ya on the end of a lead rope,
Dear BPG Members,
each of you are doing well and getting through this summer heat.
Praying for each of you that went through the storm. If you need any
help, please reach out to your fellow BPG members for assistance.
sure most of you have heard, the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport,
has been cancelled as for as the Open Beefmaster show goes. The only
show we have scheduled for 2020 at this moment is the West Texas Fair in
will be having a BPG meeting in Abilene on Saturday, September 12 at
2:30. It will be in the same room we used last year. Go to the
Livestock office and the room is on the far side of that office. Please
try and come if possible.
Hope to see you in Abilene.
| Hi BPG Members,
Hope everyone is doing well in the summer heat and hopefully gotten some rain.
U was a huge success! Thanks to EVERYONE that helped with this great
event. We had the largest number of entries to date and it was exciting
to get back on the road for a weekend!! A special thank you to Emily
and Alex for heading up this great event.
Nationals came to an end on July 24 and it was an exciting week. BPG
was able to make an impact in their show by making a donation and by
also giving awards in the Showmanship event. Linda Hicks, in memory of
Pevine Hicks, gave the champion exhibitor in each Showmanship division
$100. The winners were:
Junior Champion--Mackenzie Low
Intermediate Champion--Kayl Tassin
Senior Champion--Braylee Mackie
overall winner that received the traveling trophy and Belt Buckle,
donated by BPG, was Braylee Mackie. All 3 of these showman did an
West Texas Fair is still scheduled as normal. Be sure and submit your
entries by August 15. Our show is supposed to start earlier this year
so that will certainly be helpful to those needing to get back home
Sunday evening. BPG is sponsoring the Belt Buckles and giving premium
money to the show, as well as Division Awards. Let's make this a large
show since it will be a bit before we get to go again!!
most of you know, the Heart O'Texas Open Beefmaster show has been
cancelled, as well as the State Fair of Texas Open Beefmaster Show. At
the writing of this letter, I still don't know any details about the
State Fair of Louisiana so will let you know as soon as I know
two shows definitely affects our Hall of Fame winners. Have been
studying this for quite a while on how to handle it. The maximum points
available for a show is 60 points, therefore losing 2 shows will equal a
possibility of losing 120 points. After visiting with Mona, the
easiest way for her to track this is, if you think you have a female or
bull that might possibly make the Hall of Fame, send me their names.
The females' DOB needs to be from January 1, 2018 through Shreveport
2020. (if we have Shreveport) The bulls' DOB needs to be from September
1, 2017 through Shreveport 2020. Losing these shows will affect the
Hall of Fame through 2022. I know this is kind of confusing, so if you
have any questions, just let me know. Maybe I can talk about it better
than I can explain it on paper!!
will be having a BPG meeting in Abilene on Saturday afternoon,
September 12. As soon as I get a definite time from Abilene, I will
send out an email.
See ya on the end of a lead rope!
| UPCOMING EVENTS:
**BEEFMASTER U--June 26 & 27
ENTRY DEADLINE JUNE 15 (postmarked)
We need sponsors if anyone would like to sponsor any class or award or buckle, or ANYTHING!!
**WEST TEXAS FAIR--Abilene
Show Sunday, September 13--after Longhorns that begin at 9:00 am
**STATE FAIR OF TEXAS--Dallas
Arrive Wednesday, Oct 7 from 2-7 or Thursday, Oct 8 from 7-12 am
Show Friday, October 9
**HEART O'TEXAS FAIR--Waco
Arrive Thursday, October 15
Show Friday, October 16
See ya June 26 in Bryan!!!
Dear BPG Members,
Wow! What an eventful turn of events. It has all certainly blown me away! Hope each of you are doing well.
Thanks to LYSSY BEEFMASTERS for donating the beautiful buckles at the San Antonio Livestock Show.
group was blessed to have been able to get the Open Beefmaster Show
done at the Houston Livestock Show, before Houston shut down. Thanks so
much to the committee that put our Aisle Party together--Kalli Ellis,
Sherri Ellis, Carissa Karisch, Nancy Gilmore, Lindsey Hendricks. It was
amazing!! Loved our new banner!! I guess I'd better thank Laddie
too--he built the frame to hold up the new banner!
had a great crowd show up for the party. Thanks to the BBU staff for
coming, even though the South Texas Sale ran very late, they still
managed to get there. Thanks to Elgin Breeding Service for the donation
of food for the party. If anyone has any suggestions or comments for
next year, please let us hear from you. We are always striving to
improve and make BPG the best for all involved.
Also, thanks to Mike Rodriguez for manning the International Booth for us during the show.
was the first year to recognize all of our Year End Winners at the
Houston Livestock Show. Be sure and let your officers and directors
know your thoughts on this. Also, let us hear your comments on having
our General Membership meeting in Fort Worth. We are just striving to
always make things better.
the writing of this letter, Beefmaster U is still a go, June 26-27.
Emily Knoll is working hard on our annual Fund Raising event. And by
the way--CONGRATULATIONS EMILY AND ALEX--a new little BPG member is on
the way!! Also, congrats to Grandma and Grandpa on the new addition!
Emily will welcome any more hands to help put on this great event. Be
sure and give her a hollar and offer your help. It is costing a lot of
money for BPG to operate and continue to give the amazing awards and
premium money we have been giving out. This show helps make this all
That's all for now. See ya on the end of a lead rope!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at FORT WORTH
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 3:00 PM
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
how 2019 has flown by. It seems as though it just began. Hope each of
you had a very BLESSED Christmas and wishing you the best for 2020.
Our General Membership meeting has been moved to Fort Worth this year.
It will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 3:00 pm in the Brown Lupton
North--Meeting Room E. This is in the building where John Justin Arena
is located. Please try and attend. We have several items of business.
Monday, January 20 we will have a PARTY!!! The show will be over, we can't go home until Tuesday, so it's time to PARTY!!
VAQUEROS, 2629 N Main Street in the Stockyards is the place. 7:00 pm
is the time. The Mule Barn is supplying some door prizes (woohoo) cause
we all know how AWESOME Mrs. Nancy's store stuff is!! No
Business--Just fun! Come and enjoy your group and let your hair down!!
Houston entries are due Jan 5. Don't be late!!
year we are giving out all of our 2019 Year End Awards during the
Houston Livestock Show, between the Female and the Bull Show. This will
put our group out in front of a lot of people!
is also hosting an "AISLE PARTY" in Houston. It will be on Friday
evening, March 6. We are inviting International guests to this event.
Food and drink will be served. Advertising will be shown on our TV. If
you are interested in advertising your ranch, contact Kalli Ellis. She
is putting the ads together for this. We are hoping for a good turnout
from the International guests in Houston.
It's time to pay your 2020 BPG Dues. Go to the website and print off the form and mail to Linda Hicks.
it's time to nominate your sires and dams. If you have a cow or a bull
that is producing winning show cattle, get her/his name out there for
all to see. Nominate them for year end awards. It's $100 to nominate.
The top 5 dams and top 5 Sires will be honored at the end of the year.
Can't wait to see you all at Fort Worth!
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