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November 2017 Newsletter
  Dear BPG Members,

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Hope everyone is Blessed by a special Thanksgiving. Our new year will begin before we know it. A few dates to have on your calendar:

San Antonio Livestock Show Entry Deadline: December 15

CONSIGNMENTS DUE FOR INTERNATIONAL BEEFMASTER GALA SALE, Houston Livestock Show--December 15

Houston Livestock Show Entry Deadline: January 5

BPG Awards Banquet: January 15, Fort Worth, TX

Please get your sale consignments sent in to Bruce Robbins. If you don't have a consignment form, there is one posted on the BPG website. Time is getting close on this. Be sure and let Bruce know your consignments so we can make advertising and catalog decisions.

This is the perfect time to show case your breeding program. We need quality consignments every year to make this be a sale with credibility and a success. To all you junior members, show heifers that have aged out are perfect consignments. There is a great market for these. Please call with any questions or concerns on this sale.

Once again, I hope everyone has a Blessed Holiday.

See ya on the end of a lead rope,

Cindy
August 2017 Newsletter
  Dear BPG Members,

It's hard to believe that August is already here.  Where has summer gone??  It's time to get your entries in for our Fall Show season. Show Dates and Entry DEADLINES are as follows:

WEST TEXAS FAIR--Abilene, TX
Show Date: September 10
JBBA Show:  September 9
ENTRY DEADLINE:  AUGUST 15

***Please note--Bob Welbourn, head of the Beefmaster Shows, is having some health issues at this time.  Don't know if he will be at the West Texas Fair this year, tests pending.  BPG needs to fill the gap.  We will need volunteers to do most of the work--checking in papers, lining cattle up, keeping records, showring help, etc.  If you will be available to help with any of the jobs that it takes to put on a show, please let me know.  Bob does sooo much for our Beefmaster shows and we need to pitch in and help out when needed.  Thanks so much for being the awesome group that you are!

HOT FAIR--Waco, TX
Show Date:  October 13
Junior Show:  October 13
ENTRY DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 15 

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS--Dallas, TX
Show Date:  October 20
Junior Show: October 21
ENTRY DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 1

STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA--Shreveport, LA
Show Date:  November 4
ENTRY DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 7

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the PEVINE HICKS MEMORIAL SHOWMANSHIP AWARD--PAYTON HERZOG!

REMINDER:  BPG will be making a membership directory to hand out in 2018.  You may place your ranch ad, a champion you want to advertise or whatever you would like in this directory for FREE.  The directory will be 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Your ad must be camera ready.  The book will be full color.  Take advantage of this.  Not very often do you get a chance to advertise for FREE!!  Also, if you have any fun photos for the book, please send them to me also, along with your ad. DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1.

INTERNATIONAL BEEFMASTER GALA SALE, March 3, 2018,Houston Livestock Show.  Please get your animals picked out to consign to our sale NOW!!  An old, retired show heifer would be a great consignment.  Bred heifers seem to sell well also.  If any of you need someone to halter break your animal, just contact me and I will get that lined up for you.  If there are any JBBA members going off to college that need to sell their heifers or cows, this would be a great place.  We can work out most situations if you need help.  Don't wait until the last minute to consign.  We will be doing a full color catalog IF the consignments come in on time.  Let me hear from you!!

REMEMBER, you must be a BPG member to show.  There is a membership form on our website.  Just print it out and bring it with you to your next show or mail it in to Linda Hicks.  These dues ultimately go back to our membership in premium money and awards.  See Gina Paris at the shows to get your exhibitor number stamped to show you are a paid member of BPG.  This is a new procedure we are trying to show proof of membership.  Help us Help YOU!  You will have your name listed in our Membership Directory that will be handed out in 2018!

We will have a BPG meeting in Abilene on Sunday morning, Sept. 10 at 9:00 am.  Will announce the meeting room.

HEALTH PAPERS--Reminder that all bulls 20 months old and older must have a BSE performed.  I have attached a form to this email if you need a copy of one.  Some vets do not have these forms.  You only have to have this done one time in the bulls show career, but please keep the form with you just in case any questions ever arise.  Make sure you get with me before the show so I can check these papers.

HEIFERS exhibited at 24 months of age or older must be accompanied by a certificate of pregnancy or be nursing their natural calf at side (under 6 months of age).  Females with calves over 6 months of age must be palpated safe in calf by a licensed veterinarian.  Make sure this is checked.

See ya on the end of a lead rope,

Cindy
July 2017 Newsletter
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!


 THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

to all of you that helped put on BEEFMASTER U and to all of you that attended BEEFMASTER U!  It was a very successful day with great attendance (probably the biggest ever!).   Alyssa, Jacqueline and Emily worked very hard getting everything together for a successful event.  We appreciate everyone else that helped in any way.  We must all work together to help make BPG successful.

CONGRATULATIONS to these winners!
BPG OPEN SHOW
     GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE--CAROLINE'S CHARLOTTE--Kallie Ellis
     RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE--RGB GOSSIP GIRL--Rafter G Bar
     GRAND CHAMPION BULL--EMS BET ON BUBBA--Emmons Ranch
     RESERVE CHAMPION BULL--EMS SUGAR'S DREAMER--Emmons Ranch

JUNIOR SHOW
      GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE--CAROLINE'S CHARLOTTE--Kallie Ellis
      RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE--WR BLIZZARD--Shawn Skaggs

The dates for our fall shows are all listed on the website.  Please check them out and SAVE THE DATES.

If you want your HALL OF FAME female or bull to be on our website, please send me a photo.  Will be putting together a page of those champions.

REMINDER:  BPG will be making a membership directory to hand out in 2018.  You may place your ranch ad, a champion you want to advertise or whatever you would like in this directory for FREE.  The directory will be 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Your ad must be camera ready.  The book will be full color.  Take advantage of this.  Not very often do you get a chance to advertise for FREE!!  Also, if you have any fun photos for the book, please send them to me also, along with your ad.

INTERNATIONAL BEEFMASTER GALA SALE, March 3, 2018,Houston Livestock Show.  Please get your animals picked out to consign to our sale NOW!!  An old, retired show heifer would be a great consignment.  Bred heifers seem to sell well.  If any of you need someone to halter break your animal, just contact me and I will get that lined up for you.  If there are any JBBA members going off to college that need to sell their heifers or cows, this would be a great place.  We can work out most situations if you need help.  Don't wait until the last minute to consign.  We will be doing a full color catalog IF the consignments come in on time.  Let me hear from you!!

BPG will again be giving out the PEVINE HICKS MEMORIAL SHOWMANSHIP BUCKLE at JBBA NATIONALS, as well as the traveling trophy.  We want to always keep Pevine's memory with us.

See ya at the shows,

Cindy
May 2017 Beefmaster U - Deadline Approaching
 
Dear BPG Members,

It is almost the deadline to get your entries postmarked for Beefmaster U. May 31 is the deadline! Head to the mailbox and get them headed in. WE NEED YOUR PRESENCE!!

As most of you know, this is our major fund raiser for the year. We are in need of sponsors and award donors for BPG. Show your appreciation of this great organization by making a donation. We continue to add more premium money and more awards every year. In order to do this, we must have YOUR SUPPORT! The money will collect goes back into awards for you. PLEASE help us HELP YOU!!

I have posted the BPG Sponsor Letter and Beefmaster U Sponsor Form. I urge you to fill out the form and mail in to Emily Griffith. If you can only give $50, that will be appreciated also.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 24, Groesbeck, TX!!
May 2017 Newsflash
 
Don't forget to get your entries in for Beefmaster U. Must be postmarked by May 31. See Entry Form attached. Come be part of the fun!

See ya in Groesbeck,
Cindy
April 2017 Newsletter
  Dear BPG Members,

Hope everyone had a very Blessed Easter and were able to spend time with family members.  This year is passing so quickly!  It's hard to believe Easter has already passed.

We had a great show, sale and meeting during Houston.  Our numbers continue to be on the rise. I believe Beefmaster cattle were extremely well represented by the quality animals that BPG members continue to walk into the show ring.  I would like to commend all of you on doing such an excellent job.

The semen tank that we auctioned off brought in $7500.  A big "thank you" goes out to all of the breeders that donated semen to go in this tank.  This was the first time that all of the past Grand and Reserve Champion Bulls were ever put together in a tank.  Thanks to our donors, this was quite a unique offering.  Channarock Farms, Ellis Beefmasters, Emmons Ranch, Vaughn Family Farm, Gilmore Ranch, HG Griffin, Zipperer Beefmasters, Rafter G Bar, Anderson Beefmasters, Wallen Prairie Ranch and Grullo Beefmasters.

We also had semen donated by Larry & Sherri Ellis--Ellis' Hollywood, CB Supreme--N-U Ruston and Wallen Prairie Ranch--WPR's Primetime.  Our members are so generous and that is what keeps BPG growing!!

The BPG International Beefmaster Gala had a sale average of $5185, up from $3920 last year.  The sale grossed $103,700.  Thanks to all the consignors for working so hard to make the sale happen.

An issue that was brought up at our meeting was the difficulty it is in collecting dues from our members.  Some of you pay on time (Yeah!!) and always take care of your business.  Some, on the otherhand, make it very difficult to collect their dues.  Dues are a big money maker for our association.  Just at the Houston show alone, the BPG paid out $3500 in premium money (which Houston matches) and about $2000 in awards.  That costs us $5500 at 1 show, which shows how much we need to collect the dues money.  Gina Paris has been collecting the dues since the Fort Worth show and has worked really hard trying to make sure no one gets away without paying.  If you see Gina coming with guns blazing, you better give her money!!!!!  She is on a mission!
I have requested to all of the fall shows to put at the top of our page, dues must be paid before entering the show ring. 

Hopefully, this will help.  Gina will have a booth set up with a sign at each show.  She has ordered BPG logo stamps to stamp your exhibitor numbers as being a paid member of BPG.  Please go by her booth after you check in and get your exhibitor numbers stamped as being a paid BPG member.  Help police this by sending exhibitors to Gina if you do not see the "paid stamp" on anyone's numbers.  This is to help everyone in our group.  The money that BPG collects, either by dues or donations, goes back to the members in premium money and awards.  Help Us Help You!!

Another way BPG members benefit by paying their dues is FREE advertising.  BPG is putting together a membership directory for its membership.  We are offering all members the opportunity to advertise their program in this directory.  Each member can put a full page ad in this directory.  It must be camera ready for a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 page book.  The deadline for all ads is September 1.  The directory will be handed out beginning at the Fort Worth Livestock Show.  You can email these ads to me.

BPG awarded the inaugural Hall of Fame Females and Hall of Fame Bulls at the Houston Livestock Show.  It was so exciting to see this actually happen.  Each recipient was awarded a certificate and will be awarded a bronze as soon as they are finished.  If you received one of these awards, please send me a photo of your animal, with name and pedigree to go on our Hall of Fame page on the website.  Congratulations to all of you.  A big "THANKS" to Mona Mink for taking the extra time to tally all of these points from 2008.

HALL OF FAME FEMALES 
WR Foxie                         Shawn Skaggs                    Shawn Skaggs
EMS Pistol Annie              Raegan Emmons                Emmons Ranch
WR Baby Lisa                   Shawn Skaggs                   Shawn Skaggs
Diamond RB Sassy Girl     Devon Wilson              Ricky & Brandi Davis
EMS Smooth Georgia        Raegan Emmons               Emmons Ranch
WR Roxie's Rumor Has It   Lillian Hettinger                 Shawn Skaggs
EMS Reba                        Raymie Emmons                 Emmons Ranch
WR Heartbreaker               Ashley Smithey           Will & Rayna Skaggs
WR Josey                         Shawn Skaggs                    Shawn Skaggs
EMS Color Me Smooth      Emmons Ranch                  Emmons Ranch
EMS Bonfire's Barbie         Raegan Emmons                Emmons Ranch
EMS Stylish Sofie             Raymie Emmons                  Emmons Ranch
WR Flashy at Heart          Ashley Smithey             Will & Rayna Skaggs
WR Roxie                        Shawn Skaggs               Will & Rayna Skaggs

HALL OF FAME BULLS
EMS Headliner                Steve & Cindy Emmons        Emmons Ranch
EMS Fire and Smoke       Steven & Lyn Anderson       Emmons Ranch
WR Roxie's Sampson      Shawn Skaggs                     Shawn Skaggs
EMS King George           Raegan Emmons                  Emmons Ranch
Illusion's Impression        Rafter G Bar                          Rafter G Bar
EMS Ring of Fire            Jones Beefmasters                Emmons Ranch
RGB Handsome Henry    Benita Garcia                        Rafter G Bar
EMS Bet on Bubba         Steve & Cindy Emmons         Emmons Ranch
EMS Fire Proof               Cade Judd                              Emmons Ranch
EMS Easy Ryder            Trey Black                              Emmons Ranch
EMS Fire House             Bailey Farm/Steve Dodds       Emmons Ranch

BEEFMASTER U--June 24, Groesbeck, TX
Please make your plans to attend this show.  It is a major fund raiser for BPG.  There will be an Open show in the morning and a JBBA show in the afternoon.  Bring out your animals that are going to JBBA Nationals and get them ready.  Be sure to bring your bulls--this gives you a chance to get them in the show ring before you head to Wichita Falls!  The entry blank is on our website.  Thanks to Lauren and Alyssa Lyssy, Jacqualyn Cawley and Emily Griffith for all your work on this.  THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE JUNE 24!!!

FALL SHOW CALENDAR

West Texas Fair, Abilene, TX--September 10, 2:00 pm

HOT Fair, Waco, TX--October 13

State Fair of Texas--October 20

State Fair of Louisiana--November 4

REMINDER
Go ahead and pick your cattle for the BPG Sale in Houston for 2018.  You know how time flies!!
Show babies, old show heifers, breds, a few good bulls!  You juniors headed off to college--bring us your too old heifers and let us replace COWS FOR CASH!!  It's never to early to plan for the future.

See ya on the end of a lead rope,
Cindy
February 2017 Newsletter
  Dear BPG Members,

Our 2016 year-end banquet was held at Los Vaqueros in Fort Worth on January 16.  A large crowd was in attendance and we filled our room to capacity!  Hope everyone had a great time visiting and socializing with friends.  It is awesome to have a group of such wonderful folks!

A lot of people have been working hard to keep BPG running so smoothly.  At Fort Worth and San Antonio, Gina Paris has done an incredible job getting all of our dues collected and Mike Griffith has been quietly making sure our hair looked exquisite and that our cattle go into the show ring in the correct place. Mona Mink continues to keep all of our points tallied up to give out all of our awards.  Thanks to ya'll for your help.

The Beefmaster Promotion Group General Membership meeting will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 9:30 am at the Houston Livestock Show.  The location will be NRG Center 2nd Floor--Cafe on the Park.  Please mark your calendars for that day, hopefully we will have a large attendance with new ideas and thoughts.  Elections will be held, plus other business.

We have 20 lots in the BPG International Beefmaster Gala Sale. The sale will be Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 pm.  I have attached the catalog and it is also posted on the website.  There are some awesome cattle that will be available for purchase.  Please support your fellow members by attending the sale and bidding on some of these lots.  These animals and semen will work in anyone's herd.  We, as a group, need to stick together and make this a great sale that everyone is talking about.  Please post the catalog on your Face Book and any other social media venues.  WE CAN DO IT!!!

Elgin Breeding Service will be sponsoring our Pre-Sale festivities.  Be sure you thank them for their support of our group.

Another unique fund raiser lot has been put together for BPG. Semen has been donated from all but 2 of the past Houston Livestock Show Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Bulls.  This semen is in a brand new MVE XC 20 semen tank that the buyer can take home with them from the sale, along with all AI certificates.  We have had a BPG Open Beefmaster Show in Houston since 2008.  There are 5 straws of 16 past champions in this tank.  Some of this semen is off the market and very limited.  Don't miss a chance of a lifetime to purchase this semen tank.  Thanks so much to all of the breeders that donated their valuable semen to BPG.  Again, please post this Champion's Semen Brochure on all social media outlets.  I would also like to thank Amy and Casey Ballard for getting all the semen together and to Morgan Mink for creating our booklet.  With your help, we can keep this organization at the top!  

We also have 3 other semen donation lots in the sale catalog to help support BPG.  Thanks so much to those breeders for their support as well.

Our show numbers continue to increase.  We had the largest show at the Fort Worth Livestock Show that we have had there.  Also in San Antonio, the numbers were up from last year.  Thanks to all of you that continue to support BPG and our great breed of cattle.

A big thank you goes out to our latest buckle donors:

     LINDA HICKS--Fort Worth Livestock Show Grand Champion Female Buckle--                                        In Memory of Pevine Hicks

     LYSSY BEEFMASTERS--San Antonio Livestock Show Grand & Reserve Champion Female
               Grand & Reserve Champion Bull

At our meeting in March 2016, it was voted on that the Show Heifer of the Year, the Show Bull of the Year, and the Breeder of the Year awards would be presented at the Houston Livestock Show.  During the break between the females and the bulls, we will present those 3 awards.

Also, as we have talked about at our prior meetings, giving out a new set of awards.  We will award these during the Houston show as well.  These Hall of Fame awards will be the highest accumulated point earners in their lifetime of showing, both females and males.  Certificates will be handed out to the owners of these animals.  The actual awards have not been completed yet so we will take a photo with a dummy trophy and the real trophies should be completed this summer.  This will be an exciting time--awarding individual animals for their lifetime point earnings.

That's all I can think of for now.

See ya in Houston!
Cindy

PS--Don't forget to pay your 2017 dues!

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