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Hi BPG Members,
everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It's so hard to believe that
December is already here!! And, CHRISTMAS, is just a few short days
big "THANK YOU" goes out to Kalli Ellis for the amazing job she did on
THE BPG COWTOWN SHOWDOWN. It was such a great event and a tremendous
success. Thanks to all of you for supporting this show. Here's a list
of our GREAT SPONSORS:
everyone working together this show would not have been possible so I
tip my hat to each of you that participated in each and every way!
next scheduled show will be at the DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW in
Jackson, MS. Show day is February 16. Move in is February 14. Go to
the Dixie National Livestock show website to enter. Hopefully we can
get a good turnout at this show.
will be participating in a new show this year that is a replacement
show for the Houston Livestock Show. This show will be geared toward
International guests being in attendance. A lot of work is going into
this show to have our foreign guests in attendance. Be sure and mark
your calendars for "The International". Our dates for the show will be
move-in on March 23 and show on March 25, then release. It will be held
in Waco, TX at the Extraco Events Center. It will be set up similar to
The United that was held in Waco this past fall. The Brahmans,
Brangus, Santa Gertrudis and Beefmasters will be in attendance. It
should be an exciting time!
will be held June 25-26, 2021 in Bryan, TX. Be sure and save the date
on this show and make your plans to attend.
Be sure and get your 2021 dues sent in. Go to our website: www.beefmasterpromotiongroup.com and print a membership form off from there and mail to Linda Hicks. We need your dues now more than ever!
May God's Love & Blessings Fill Your Heart This Christmas!
See ya on the end of a lead rope!
Reminder: BPG Cowtown Showdown
| Hi Everyone!
know you are as excited as I am about the upcoming BPG Cowtown
Showdown! Just wanted to reiterate a couple of important things.
>ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1--NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
So highlight that date on your calendar and make sure your
entries are postmarked by midnight, November 1.
>SHAVINGS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL CENTER
In other words, don't bring any shavings or pellets in with you. There is a reason for this,
if any outside bedding is brought in, then WE (BPG) have to pay
a large cleanup fee. If you are caught with outside bedding, you will
be charged a large fine and nobody wants this.
PLEASE just follow the rules and let's all have a great show!
lot of work and effort is going into this great event and we can't wait
to see everyone in COWTOWN! Start getting those entries filled out and
let's have a HUGE, MEMORABLE weekend in FORT WORTH!!! All info is on
our website and on the BBU website under the Juniors tab.
See ya soon!
The BPG Cowtown Showdown
| Hi Folks,
Here is the info you have been waiting for. Get those entries sent in to Kalli. It is going to be an AMAZING weekend.
THANKS SO MUCH to all of our great SPONSORS for this event. You will want to be a part of this!
Tell all of your friends to get entered up!!
See ya there!
| 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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