Dear BPG members,
Our annual Awards Banquet was held in Ft. Worth during the inaugural Open Beefmaster Show at the Fort Worth Livestock Show. There were 96 entries in the show. That is a great start for our first show in Ft. Worth. 62 people attended the banquet that was held at Los Vaqueros in the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards. The restaurant was really an awesome place with a truly nostalgic atmosphere. Thank you Lindsey Hendricks for securing the restaurant, you did a great job!
Congratulations to the winners that were crowned for the 2011 Show Year:
Show Heifer of the Year
1st--WR Roxie, Shawn Skaggs
2nd--EMS Color My World, Steve and Cindy Emmons
3rd--SAT Houston's Sparkle, Jacob Willingham
4th--WR June, Shawn Skaggs
5th--Hope's Amazing Grace, Loren and Nancy Gilmore
Show Bull of the Year
1st--EMS Headliner, Steve and Cindy Emmons
2nd--Coco Beware, Leonarde Sr. or Darlene Graham
3rd--EMS True Grit, Steve and Cindy Emmons
4th--Hopes Troubador, Loren and Nancy Gilmore
5th--EMS Black Bear, Steve and Cindy Emmons
Produce of Dam
Clara's Hope, Loren and Nancy Gilmore
Get of Sire
EMS Smooth Cavalier, Steve and Cindy Emmons
Show Dam of the Year
EMS Miss Buff, Steve and Cindy Emmons
Show Sire of the Year
EMS Johnny Cash, Steve and Cindy Emmons
Breeder of the Year
Emmons Ranch, Steve and Cindy Emmons
Our Annual Meeting will be held during the week of the Houston Open Show. I am trying to get the meeting on Thursday but have not heard back from Houston yet on when we can get a room, but will send an email out as soon as I am notified. Please try and be in attendance if at all possible. Several items will be on the agenda such as approving the By Laws, electing new officers, rule amendments, etc. We need your input.
We are putting together a new Membership Directory for the BPG. We are selling ads for the directory. Full page color is $300, full page black and white is $250, 1/2 page color ads are $150 and 1/2 page black and white are $100. Please contact Sarah Nabours at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com with your info. We need that info ASAP so we can have the books available at Houston. This is a major fund raiser for our group. Please be a part and promote your cattle. If you have any photos that you would like placed in the directory, please email those to either Sarah or myself so we can get them in.
To be eligible for Show Dam of the Year and Show Sire of the Year award, you must nominate your cow or bull. The nomination fee is $100 per animal if nominated BEFORE the show at Houston. The points will be made retroactive back to the Ft Worth show so that all of your points will be counted. Nominations will also be accepted until June 30th that will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012, but the nomination fee will be raised to $150. I have attached the two forms to this email. Please fill them out and send them in.
The International Beefmaster Gala Haltered Sale will be held in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7:00 p.m. PLEASE try to attend this sale and support it in any way that you can. To make this event successful, we need you all to participate in some way. This event is for YOU the Beefmaster Promotion Group members. The quality of cattle will be high. If you need your next show prospect, please come look at this offering. There will be a pre sale Gala beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come and be a part.
Don't forget about your 2012 dues!
See ya in San Antonio,