Join us for the
FALL ADVANCING THE BRAFORD BREED SALE Thursday, October 5 in Crockett, Texas
Offering 14 performance-tested and pasture-ready Braford bulls
Lot 231 (UBB Reg #: 131921) BW -0.1. BWM 2.8 WW -2 YW 1 MILK 6 TMAT 5 CW -13 FAT 0.01 REA -0.21 MARB -0.4
P.O. Box 243 Union Springs, AL 36089 Alabama: 334-738-2205
Lot 235 (UBB Reg #: 132012) BW 1.1 BWM 2.1 WW 17 YW 28 MILK 2 TMAT 11 CW 27 FAT 0.05 REA 0.3 MARB 0.17
Bill Rainer Cattle Co.
2949 State Road 70 West Okeechobee, Florida 34972
REGISTERED BRAFORD CATTLE
New Summerfield, Texas Cell: 903-780-6455 Texas Home: 903-683-1086
Jim W. Harvey — 863.697.6624 Ronnie Trythall — 863.697.2182
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Vol. XXXII, No. 3 2017
Other Features 14 USDA Beefs Up Fed Cattle Price Reporting 17 Braford Plus 18 All American Show Recap
In Each Issue
Feature Story 5 Braford Around the Globe by Courtney Wesner
2 President’s Notes by Robert Mills
3 From the Director’s Desk by Hannah Wine
10 Junior Focus 28 Association News 18 Show Results
New Member Report 5380 Old Bullard Rd., Suite 600, Box 358 Tyler, TX 75703 904.563.1816 www.brafords.org • BrafordNews@brafords.org Like the United Braford Breeders on Facebook! UBB Registration Office As of Sept. 29, 2017 PO Box 1177 Kingsville, TX 78364 361.296.4415 Braford News is the official publication of the United Braford Breeders (UBB). It is published four times a year and is supported by paid advertisements and subscriptions. Advertising and subscription information can be obtained from the UBB office. We appreciate your letters, comments and any editorial material you would like considered for publication. Editor – Hannah Wine firstname.lastname@example.org Production Hereford Publications Inc./Creative Services Abigail L. Engel P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101 816.842.3757 • 816.842.6931 fax email@example.com
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May C P Ranch, Bell City, La, Adult Lance Wedgeworth, Pass Christian, Ms, Adult Kate Lorenza Leonards, Bell City, La, Junior Luke Picou, Lake Charles, La, Junior Talan Canik, Lake Charles, La, Junior June Corona Ride, Llc, Hondo, Tx, Adult Diamond B Brahman Ranch, Sulphur Springs, Tx, Adult Elstner Cattle Co, Weimer, Tx, Adult Fairchild Brahmans, Maringouin, La, Adult Aspen Victoria Mayhew, Sulphur Springs, Tx, Junior Cole Tesch, Bellville, Tx, Junior Connor Thibodeaux, Iowa, La, Junior Jaylen Tesch, Bellville, Tx, Junior July Granger Cattle Enterprises Llc, Bell City, La, Adult Wade Novak, Danbury, Tx, Adult Kaitlyn Johnson, Lake Charles, La, Junior Molly Mcnabb, Welsh, La, Junior August Semex Alliance, Guelph, On, Adult Allie Cliburn, Prairieville, La, Junior Avery Ryan Savoie, Cameron, La, Junior Braden Smith, Gilham, Ar, Junior Harlie Smith, Brazoria, Tx, Junior Kylie Cliburn, Prairieville, La, Junior Sarah Schneider, Brazoria, Tx, Junior Sierra Grace Womack, Pioneer, La, Junior
Cover Caption: UBB Bull Development Program bulls at Graham Land and Cattle in Gonzales, Texas
Events September 7 Louisiana State Fair Entry Deadline September 8 Four States Fair Junior Braford Show, Texarkana, TX September 12 Four States Fair Open Braford Points Show and Braford Base Show October 1 UBB Lifetime Membership Deadline October 2 UBB Online Registration System Transition October 5 Advancing the Braford Breed 9 Sale, Crockett, TX November 4 Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, LA November 8 Adams Ranch Annual Field Day, Fort Pierce, FL November 9 Adams Ranch Sale, Fort Pierce, FL November 15 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Entry Deadline NOTICE: The UBB registration
processing work will be moving from Kansas City to Kingsville, Texas during the week of October 2-6. Business in Kansas City will cease on September 29. As we make this transition the online registration system will be unavailable October 2 – 6, we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but ask that you plan ahead should you foresee having any time sensitive registrations.
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by Robert Mills
I hope everyone had a pleasant, fun-filled summer. With school starting and vacations ending, things will become busy with Friday night football, weaning calves and fall cattle shows. Hopefully everyone made plenty of hay and you are now busy planting winter forages. For the UBB there are many changes also occurring this fall. The main change will be moving to our new registration system. As of September 29, we will be leaving the Hereford Association and ABRI as we move to Small Breed Registration System with the Santa Gertrudis Association and geneticist John Genho. This change has many new and exciting features that will help our membership while also being more user friendly. As with any change, there will be a learning curve. I am asking everyone to
UBB Board of Directors please pack a little extra patience with the new system and the new ladies answering our phones. Over the past few years, Nancy has done a very good job of spoiling everyone (including me). She will be greatly missed. I believe we shall find the new ladies will in turn also be very helpful as we move forward. The new system and the new-to-us personnel will do their best to spoil us in due time. Make plans to attend the Advancing the Breed Fall Bull Sale on October 5 at the new location near Crockett, Texas. Our fellow breeders have put together another outstanding set of bulls for your inspection. Adams Ranch will be hosting their annual Fall Sale on November 9 in Fort Pierce, Florida. I am sure many of you will return to enjoy their hospitality and bid on an outstanding group of Brafords. If you have never been, make plans for this to be the year you make the trip. The Adams family always goes out of their way to make you welcome, and you won’t be disappointed touring the foundation herd of the UBB. The World Braford Congress 2018 is fast approaching on March 7 and 8. This event will expose the UBB genetics and breeders to cattlemen from around the world. Those cattlemen are excited to be coming to the USA to find new genetics for their herds and share ideas. Now is the time to make your plans on how to best showcase your individual herds as well as the United
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Braford Breeders. Our World Braford Congress Committee has been working hard to make this a Congress experience they will never forget. Please take time to look at the sponsor brochure you received in the mail to decide at what level you will be contributing. It will be very important for each of us to financially support this very important event. This unique opportunity doesn’t happen often. The last time for the U.S. was in 2000. Please take advantage of this rare marketing opportunity. The International Braford Sale in Houston is also an event that we need to make advance plans for now. You will be asked for consignments for this sale held during our National Braford Show, which will also be attended by the World Congress delegates from around the world. This is a great opportunity to kick off Congress events in the right spotlight. Please reach deep into your herds and consign only your best. There will be foreign buyers present at the sale looking for animals for export. Let’s show them the best of what the UBB has to offer. Please take time to mark your busy calendars for these many events and opportunities. Exciting and positive times are definitely ahead for the UBB. Make sure you are there with us to share and support these important events.
President - Robert Mills 15535 C.R. 1123 Athens, TX 75751 Office: 903.489.0837 Home: 903.489.0869 Mobile: 903.676.8930 Email: email@example.com Vice President - Bill Rainer P.O. Box 243 Union Springs, AL 36089 Alabama: 334.738.2205 Texas: 800.729.7790 FAX: 903.683.9830 Mobile: 903.780.6455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary - Scott McCullough 3226 C.R. 3115 Greenville, TX 75402 Mobile: 903.274.7799 Email: email@example.com Treasurer - Larry Stanberry LS Brafords 996 VZ C.R. 1805 Grand Saline, TX 75140 Home: 903.962.7219 Mobile: 214.924.9202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Region 1 Director - Will Moncrief Running M Ranch 10006 Journeys End Tallahassee, FL 32312-3710 Office: 850.385.4489 Mobile: 850.566.6070 Email: email@example.com Region 1 Director - Zach Adams Adams Ranch Inc. 25501 Orange Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34945 Mobile: 772.215.6268 Email: ZachAdamsRanch@gmail.com Region 2 Director - Chris Herpin Herpin Cattle Company 20102 Herpin Circle Kaplan, LA 70548 Mobile: 337.652.8125 Fax: 337.643.3382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Region 2 Director - Heather Green 3313 Trailer Town Rd. Jennings, LA 70546 Mobile: 337.540.1748 Email: email@example.com Region 2 Director - Corey Doucet 120 Tans Road Lake Charles, LA 70607 Home: 337.598.5190 Mobile: 337.802.5528 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Region 4 Director - Paul Harris Greenview Farms 334 K-Ville Rd. Screven, GA 31560 Mobile: 912.294.2472 Fax: 912.586.6991 Email: Greenviewpaul@yahoo.com Region 4 Director - Jim Smith JS Land & Cattle Co. P.O. Box 487 Magnolia, MS 39652 Home: 601.783.7045 Mobile: 601.551.7045 FAX: 601.276.7675 Email: email@example.com
From the Director’s Desk
With Changes Come Opportunity by Hannah Wine UBB Executive Director
ff the bat, I want to thank the UBB for the opportunity to take a leave of absence and travel rural Alaska, where I spent
two months working with children in the native villages. I greatly enjoyed my summer adventures, and it’s good to be back! Many thanks to the Board of Directors and the many members who stepped up to fill in during my absence. Your dedication to the breed is greatly appreciated. With fall upon us, a big change is on the books for the United Braford Breeders. As you all know, we will be leaving the American Beef Records Association at the Hereford Association in Kansas City and moving our membership and registration work to the Small Breed Registry System at the Santa Gertrudis Breeders International in Kingsville, Texas. The last day of business in Kansas City will be Friday, September 29. As part of this transition, we will have a new online registration system. The system will function
much like the one you’re currently used to using, and it will also have several new features, including the ability to update your inventory electronically throughout the year and transfer your cattle electronically. During the week of October 2-6 the UBB online registration system and animal search will be unavailable while the geneticists at Livestock Genetic Services transfer our many years of Braford records and data to our new system. Beginning October 9, all registration business will be directed to the records ladies in Kingsville. I expect you will quickly come to enjoy working with them. As we make this transition, there will be many exciting new features but, as to be expected with any big change, there will also be challenges. This transition is a huge opportunity to move forward in our genetic
evaluation. It will benefit everyone from the Braford seedstock producer to the commercial cowman. As we adjust to the new system and work through the hiccups and frustrations that are bound to occur, I encourage you to ask for help from your support staff and build a relationship with the processing ladies. Tell them about your problems, not how frustrated you are. They will be able to help take care of the problems, unfortunately they can’t help how you feel about it. For registration work after September 29, please use this new address and contact number. United Braford Breeders PO Box 1177 Kingsville, TX 78364 Phone: 361.296.4415 Fax: 361.592.8572.
Cattle Company Lot 252 Sells October 5 at the Advancing the Braford Breed Sale in Crockett, Texas
Quality genetics for the Braford and commercial industry Owners Bryan and Roxanne Alleman Cell 337.278.2586 Office 337.334.9322 firstname.lastname@example.org
A lleman Cattle Company R egistered UBB Brafords
2709 Abbeville Hwy. • Rayne, LA 70578
Owner Neil J. Alleman 337.581.3171 email@example.com
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Braford Around the Globe A discussion of the International Braford market and World Braford Congress with PJ Budler By: Courtney Wesner, Freelance Writer
ometimes a cattleman comes along who has a passion for cattle that started at his conception. PJ Budler is that, and from his power resume it would appear that he followed his cattle dreams at his first breath. By the age 15, he had already founded BonHaven Beef Cattle in Tarkastad, a small town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. PJ was raised on a fifth generation cattle operation in South Africa. His background in seedstock production and ranching is not so different from the fifth-generation U.S. rancher, not at the start anyway. However, he didn’t stop and stay put on the closed-side of the pasture gate in South Africa. To date, Budler is the first cattle judge to judge a national show on all six major continents; he has evaluated 28 different breeds of cattle, managed Hereford show cattle in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. He has calved out and prepared sale bulls at Topp Herefords in Grace City, North Dakota. Budler was a co-founder of Braford operations in both Mauritius and Namibia. He has held board positions on the South African Hereford Breeders’ Society and the South African Braford Cattle Breeders’ Society, just to name a few. Long story short, Budler has a world view matched with experience in the cattle business that few at his young age of 36 can even begin to match.
“In 2012 I moved to Fort Worth, where my wife and I started TheCattleMarket.net, which is an international beef genetics marketing firm. Through our services, cattle breeders from all over the world can both buy and sell frozen genetics and live cattle through the online platform we have designed,” explained Budler. A likely fit for a cattleloving, globetrotter like himself. PJ has also proved to be a likely fit and a valuable asset to the World Braford Congress planning committee, as the United States will be hosting the next World Congress in March of 2018. Through his world travels, Budler has also attended several World Braford Congresses, which should come as no surprise. “World Braford Congress is a great opportunity to show breeders across the world your cattle, genetics, the breed improvements being made and outcross options for their own breeding programs. Besides being a great opportunity, it is a scarce one, as it only comes Budler evaluating the around once every 25 to 30 National Braford Show years for a country based on at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo the current event schedule,”
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says Budler about the event. World Braford Congress has always proved to be a premiere event for Braford breeders to share educational knowledge and build a stronger global brand. “It’s a place where breeders can discuss and share health protocols, which make it easier to move cattle on a global scale, to trade genetics and to
“It’s ideal to have promotional materials ready and in-hand to show prospective buyers your cattle, and it is supremely important to know the global market”
even educate government officials in attendance about legislative export needs,” commented Budler. Because the World Braford Congress is held once every three years and rotates host countries, Budler says it pays to be prepared and educated as a host country breeder going into the event. “Some of the attendees at World Congress will run upward of 50,000 to 100,000 head of cows, big and serious business. Sellers need to know what their semen and embryos are worth. It’s ideal to have promotional materials ready and in-hand to show prospective buyers your cattle, and it is supremely important to know the global market,”
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said Budler. “Ideally it needs to be a Walmart-like purchasing experience. Buyers need to be able to pick something up off the shelf that’s already priced, evaluate if that price and product works, and if so, carry the item to the check-out register,” says Budler, when commenting on the importance of preparedness. Expanding on the importance of effective, inhand promotional materials, Budler very graciously gave the following phenotypic descriptions of Braford cattle to other areas of the world. He also further expanded on the value of properly presenting cattle to make them palatable to the global consumer. “Photos of slick-coated cattle that are not haltered and that mirror one of the descriptions of Brafords in the prospective buyer’s part of the globe should prove to be the most attractive and effective at this particular event,” said Budler.
Australian, Argentinian, Paraguayan, Uruguayan Braford Australian Braford cattle are very similar to the Brafords also found in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. These extremely slick-hided cattle have, at a minimum, 50% Bos Indicus blood. The cattle’s markings are identical to that of a purebred Hereford in the United States, with full white faces and feathered necks. Alternatively marked Braford cattle are undesirable for this region of the world due to the strong emphasis placed upon the Hereford markings for breed specific branding and identity purposes, which was initially and is still
currently enforced by Braford breed associations in this area. They are moderately framed, big middle cattle that have more of a Bos Indicus body shape and hip structure (more bone and foot and more slope from hooks to pins). This body type is selected because functionality is prioritized and “cow hipped” cattle (cattle with more slope to the rump) are believed to have less calving difficulty.
Brazilian Braford Brazilian Braford cattle are more similar in shape and kind to the Braford of the United States. These cattle have a red and white color pattern, but are not selected for based initially on a specific red and white color pattern. Spotted and speckled cattle are acceptable, and red-necked cattle that are red
this trait is of the utmost importance to productive and profitable cattle of the region.
South African Braford South African Braford cattle are more moderate in type and kind than that of the Braford of the United States. Eye pigment is a necessity of the South African Braford cow and is very strongly selected and mated for. These tight-hided, cleanmade cattle are more refined in terms of their design. Feet and legs are a supreme priority of the breeder of this region, as these cattle travel extreme distances each day to water. These cattle are lower performing cattle that do not have the overall performance and growth of the U.S. Braford, as other traits such as pigment, extreme fertility, reproductive fitness, and feet and legs are prioritized first.
to the ground (including a red hoof) are preferred. Due to the fact that Nelore is used as the Bos Indicus ingredient in most cases, these are phenotypically shorter eared cattle that are tighter hided and tighter sheathed. Extreme parasite resistance is a top priority of breeders in this area of the world, and
Mexico is the home of Braford cattle that would be similar in type to the Australian Braford and to cattle that would side with the United States Braford. With that being said, no set color pattern or body type of cattle is strictly selected for across the board in this country. The desirable type and color would be strictly dependent on the specific breeder’s preference or the intended use within a breeding program in this region of the world.
United States Braford The Braford cow of the United States has been stringently selected and bred for added muscle,
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When it comes to producing Braford cattle with performance, growth, bone and udder shape and an International appeal, PJ reminded breeders quality. There is no set color pattern that is more desirable to the United States Braford producer as a to keep the fundamentals first. “Cattle have to whole. In terms of overall function and quality these eat, walk and reproduce. Jaws, muzzles, feet and legs, and sexual organs will always be important, cattle are world class. Cattle range from traditional in all places. A quality cow comes in all shapes Hereford markings, red and white, tigerstripe, and many variations in between. These cattle tend to be and sizes. I have judged a quality Simmental cow in Denmark that weighed 2,600 pounds, and a more level in their hip structure and at times have champion female more hair than Brafords in in Cuba may weigh other regions of the world; just 1,000 pounds. The especially those bred for the Photos of slick-coated cattle that are similarity between U.S. showring. not haltered and that mirror one of these two very When it comes to the descriptions of Brafords in the different females dispelling the stereotypical is that they both complexities that many prospective buyer’s part of the globe excelled in traits cattle breeders associate should prove to be the most attractive that led to profit. with export, Budler was and effective at this particular event Those traits are very reassuring. “When we fertility, longevity, think of export to Europe or and efficiency,” said China, that’s daunting. But Budler. Traits, he added, “that the Braford cross remember, we aren’t sending Braford genetics to naturally brings to the table.” those environments. It’s not that complicated,” said “The Braford breed is a dominant in other PJ. Facilities, companies and individuals such as countries, ranking in the top two or three breeds in Budler’s firm and American Genetics International terms of registrations in many of them. Within the are readily available to walk prospective exporters United States, Brahman, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster through the process. “Let’s take exporting semen and Brangus have set a model for the availability of as an example; it’s as simple as taking the bull to a added income when using an export market to sell certified collection facility and quarantining him. additional cattle, above the demand of just the U.S. A professional who specializes in export will work seedstock consumer. The 2018 U.S. World Braford as the go-between for seller and buyer, the buyer Congress should prove a great open door to start will put down a down payment, which would cover that movement,” said Budler. the collection costs, the semen is collected and the product is shipped,” said Budler.
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NJBA President Hayden Hyman Hayden is the 16-year-old son of Nathan and Perri Hyman of Fouke, AR. Grade: 11 School: Genoa Central High School Number of years your family has had Brafords: 13 years Number of years showing Brafords: 10 years Favorite Thing about Brafords: I love the maternal abilities of the Braford breed; their milking abilities, hybrid vigor, and the calm disposition. As a whole, first-time heifers make good, durable cows. Favorite Part of the 2017 All-American: The ship excursion that Amanda Lee set up for us was really fun. The nice facilities were an added bonus!
NJBA President Hayden Hyman
Favorite Farm Chore: Working cows and calves. I love to watch the calves go on the scale and try to guess their weights, as well as averaging the cows’ weights, and analyzing the numbers behind the bloodlines. Least Favorite Farm Chore: Cleaning out pens is a winner by a long shot. I don’t like the smell or the time that it takes up to clean up after the calves.
uring the National Junior Braford Association Membership Meeting at the 2017 All American in Gulfport, Mississippi, the 2017-2018 officers and directors were elected. Meet your newly elected officers!
Piece of Equipment I couldn’t live without: Pooper Scoop. Without the pooper scooper, there would be no good way to clean out pens or keep stalls clean at the shows. Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids Favorite Movie: “Forrest Gump” Favorite Braford Memory: Touring the LSU Campus and Football Facilities in 2010, in Baton Rouge when the Wood Family hosted the All-American.
NJBA Vice President Kylea Mansfield Kylea Mansfield is the 18-year-old daughter of Kelly DavisMansfield of Katy, TX. Grade: 12 School: Tompkins High School Number of years your family has had Brafords: 2 years Number of years showing Brafords: 2 years Favorite Thing about Brafords: My favorite thing is the people involved in the breed. They’re absolutely great. Favorite Part of the 2017 All-American: I loved getting to be more involved in running the show. Favorite Farm Chore: Washing my calves
NJBA Vice President Kylea Mansfield
Least Favorite Farm Chore: Doctoring calves. I don’t like it when my calves are sick. Piece of Equipment I couldn’t live without: The Weaver Livestock round brush from the All American. Favorite Candy: Peanut M&Ms Favorite Movie: “Trolls” Favorite Braford Memory: It’s a tie between being elected the Texas State Queen and being elected Vice President of the NJBA.
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Junior Focus NJBA Treasurer Brynlee Boudreaux Brynlee Boudreaux is the 14-year-old daughter of Summer Naranjo and Michael Boudreaux of Grand Chenier, LA.
NATIONAL JUNIOR BRAFORD ASSOCIATION
Grade: 9 School: Grand Lake High School Number of years your family has had Brafords: 26 years Number of years showing Brafords: 6 years Favorite Thing about Brafords: The people. Everyone in the association is amazing. My Braford family will always be close to my heart. Favorite Part of the 2017 All-American: Getting to announce the classes and results, and winning Champion Braford Bull
NJBA Treasurer Brynlee Boudreaux
Favorite Farm Chore: Grooming my cattle because that way I get to have it just the way I like it. Least Favorite Farm Chore: Cleaning stalls because I could be walking cows instead of cleaning stalls! Piece of Equipment I couldn’t live without: A four-wheeler, for sure. It helps with feeding cows, fixing fence and so much more! Favorite Candy: Blow Pops Favorite Movie: “The Longest Ride” Favorite Braford Memory: I have so many amazing memories with Brafords, but an extra special one is winning 17 buckles with Mr. TR DC Rectangles.
2017-18 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OFFICERS President Hayden Hyman Fouke, Arkansas Vice President Kylea Mansfield Katy, Texas Secretary Brynlee Boudreaux Grand Chenier, LA Reporter Ashlee Primeaux Bell City, LA DIRECTORS Gene Natall Louisiana Logan Vest Louisiana Brady Harrington Louisiana Audreanna Richard Louisiana Amber Lee Staltzman Louisiana Mallory Hobson Arkansas UBB AMBASSADORS Jamie Davis Pearland, Texas Hayden Hyman Fouke, Arkansas Kylea Mansfield Katy, Texas Mallory Hobson Arkansas
NJBA Reporter Ashlee Primeaux Ashlee Primeaux is the 16-year-old daughter of Blake and Gayla Primeaux of Bell City, LA. Grade: 11 School: Bell City High School Number of years your family has had Brafords: 8 years Number of years showing Brafords: 6 years Favorite Thing about Brafords: I love how the whole association treats each other like family. Favorite Part of the 2017 All-American: Being elected reporter, winning Champion Yearling Braford Base Bull and Reserve Grand Braford Base Bull.
NJBA Reporter Ashlee Primeaux
Favorite Farm Chore: Grooming and fitting the cattle Least Favorite Farm Chore: Cleaning stalls because it’s always a dirty and stinky job! Piece of Equipment I couldn’t live without: A four-wheeler or a side-by-side because we use them for everything! Favorite Candy: Anything chocolate Favorite Movie: “8 Seconds” Favorite Braford Memory: I have a lot, but a special one is winning over 20 titles, including 14 buckles, with SJH Miss Lil Annie 1520.
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Advancing the Breed Sale October 5, 2017 • East Texas Livestock, Crockett, Texas
Lot 201: This good looking Critical Mass son is out of a good, consistent daughter of TR Hulk. His EPDs indicate top 25% growth both pre- and post-weaning as well as top 25% marbling. His REA EPD ranks him well within the top 1 %. Lot 202: This is another massive Critical Mass son out of a very productive daughter of TR Gooseneck. The dam of this bull calved before her second birthday and she has calved annually ever since - 8 calves to date. This bull has low enough birthweight numbers to work on heifers yet good carcass numbers in the breed’s top 10%. Lot 203: This scurred son of TR Ribeye is out of a very productive 2007 Victor daughter that has calved every year without missing. This bull has breed leading growth and carcass EPDs and ultrasound values that reflect such. Lot 204: This TR Depth Charge son is scurred. He is out of a very good young Critical Mass daughter. He has a super set of EPDs ranging from low birth weight to great growth and top 1% REA and Marbling. Not extreme in any way, this is just a very good, clean sheathed bull. Lot 205: This is another good son of TR Depth Charge out of a young Critical Mass X Legacy cow. His numbers indicate that he should produce calves that grow rapidly and produce top carcasses. He’s very good sheathed and Hereford marked. Lot 206: This is a polled, solid red son of BR 8030 MR 3141, a bull that we borrowed from Bill Rainer to breed a few heifers to. This outcross bull should work on anybody’s heifers but with above average growth and ribeye area EPDs, he will be more than just a heifer bull. Lot 207: This polled Critical Mass son is out of a very good Legacy daughter that we have flushed. This bull has heifer bull potential plus a balanced and complete set of EPDs. Like most offspring of Critical Mass, he has outstanding (top 1%) carcass EPDs. Lot 208: This mottle-faced, scurred TR Depth Charge son is out of a young polled, perfect-uddered Legacy daughter. We have already flushed his dam that Lot 211 is a Legacy ET out of a big powerful Maverick daughter. The numbers this bull records indicate that he has the potential to be a real herd bull in a purebred herd focusing on maternal ability. You don’t find many Brafords with a Total Maternal EPD as high as his 21. He’s more than just a maternal bull as his Marbling and REA EPDs are top 1% too. Lot 210: This polled son of TR Ribeye is out of the Ugly Betty cow that is the top producing Legacy daughter we have. He is not a heifer bull but his growth, maternal and carcass EPDs are as good as any purebred herd bull being used. Don’t miss this power packed, long-fronted breeding piece. Lot 211: This is another polled Depth Charge son and he is out of a Top Hand daughter we bought from Running M. He is moderate in his frame size, super clean sheathed and bred to be a top female produce. He is ring eyed and Hereford marked. Lot 213: This polled Legacy son is out of a very good first generation cow. He will produce productive daughters with very good udders. He’s brindled and offers balanced numbers across the board with low BW. Lot 214: This TR Depth Charge son is out of a top Martin Manso daughter from Bill Rainer. He’s clean sheathed and he offers a ton of growth and big ribeye genetics. He’s very good on the maternal side too.
FIRST GENERATION BULLS Don’t discount these first generation bulls because they don’t have EPDs at sale time. The Braford system doesn’t currently calculate EPDs for non-parent cattle with newly introduced Brahman and Hereford genetics. All of these first generation bulls are produced out of proven ¾ Brahman cows in our ET/IVF program and their sires are the preeminent bulls in the Hereford breed. Ask any Hereford breeder about the power, performance and maternal ability of Trust, Revolution, Bennett Encore and Twentytwelve. They are the cream of the crop. Lot 215: This dehorned first generation bull is an ET son of one of the proven power bulls in the Hereford Breed, NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET. We retained two polled heifers out of this flush that we think are as good as they get. This bull should generate a lot of power, growth and muscling in his offspring. Lot 216: This polled first generation bull is sired by one of the renowned female producers in the Hereford breed, MSU TCF Revolution 4R. He also offers lots of growth and a big ribeye. Lot 217: This scurred powerhouse is another ET son of the female producer Revolution. Don’t miss this good looking powerhouse. His daughters will be the envy of your neighbors. Lot 218: This polled powerhouse is a flushmate to TR Genesis that was the 2016-2017 Braford Show bull of the year. Genesis, Lot 218 and Lot 219 are all sired by KCF Bennett Encore Z111 ET. Bennett Encore has taken the Hereford breed by storm as he is at the top of the breed for all growth traits as well as marbling. This is a big, stout brindle breeding bull. Lot 219: This scurred meatwagon is another flushmate to Genesis. He is dark red and simply massive. He’s easy fleshing and offers all the growth you’ll want in your breeding program. Lot 220: This is another polled Legacy son. He’s out of a productive Hulk daughter that goes back to Remittal Online. He’s a low birthweight bull with good balanced EPDs. He should produce moderate sized strong maternal daughters. Lot 221: This stout scurred bull is a first generation son of the Hereford bull NJW 78P Twentytwelve 190Z ET. He isn’t giant framed but is really thick from end to end. We plan to use a flushmate next spring.
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USDA Beefs Up Fed Cattle Price Reporting Watch how the market responds to changes in marketing methods and pricing. By Lee Schulz | Aug 18, 2017 Reprinted from Beef Magazine
uances in the fed cattle market always bear watching, especially with regard to alternative marketing methods and prices. The cattle industry has seen a significant shift from traditional negotiated transactions to alternative marketing arrangements, such as formula pricing. Two new or revised USDA reports can help producers better understand market trends. On July 25, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service launched the new National Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report. AMS issued its first revised National Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle — Prior Week Slaughter and Contract Purchases Report on July 31. These reports are provided through the Livestock Mandatory Reporting program. The full announcement is available online. The new National Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report can be found at USDA AMS web page National Direct Slaughter Cattle Reports.
More complete picture of cattle market The new National Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report provides stakeholders a more complete picture of the cattle market, including alternative marketing arrangements, in one convenient report. The new report shows week-to-week and year-overyear differences (spreads) between beef type and dairybred cattle. With fed cattle supplies rising, packers have less interest in dairy beef. The result, as the report shows, is a widening discount on dairy animals. The report also highlights price differences between specific purchase types of transactions. This includes dressed and live sales and alternative marketing methods. Here are some definitions of these methods: • Negotiated. A cash deal is negotiated between buyer and seller, where the price is established at the time the deal is struck and will not change regardless of how the cattle perform. • Grid net. It is the final price paid to the producer after premiums and discounts have been applied to the negotiated grid base. • Formula base. The base price is not negotiated, but is based on some other price (such as plant average or weighted average price) or value-determining mechanism that may or may not be known at the time the deal is struck. Final net price is determined after application of premiums and discounts. • Formula net. It is the final price paid to the producer after premiums and discounts have been applied to the formula base.
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• Forward-contract net. It is the final net price paid to the producer after any adjustments have been made to the forward contract base (mostly basis contracts). No “best” pricing method exists for all producers. But understanding how liveweight, dressed weight, negotiated and formula prices are related can help cattle producers decide which form of fed cattle pricing may be most profitable for them. Recognize that in some cases the cost of producing and marketing cattle with certain specifications is higher. That accounts for the higher prices producers receive under some pricing methods.
New report works across variables This new report should pair with the customary National Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle – Premiums and Discounts report. This report provides the range across packers, the simple average, and weekly change of premiums and discounts that were paid for various quality grade (with Choice being the base), cutability (yield grade, fat/inches), certified programs (CAB, All Natural, NHTC), dairy-type, bullock/stag, hardbone, dark cutter, over 30 months of age and weight. Differences among the various prices — say negotiated vs. formula net, or formula base vs. formula net — can be partially explained by considering the premiums and discounts. For instance, for week of July 31, packers paid an average of $13.54 per cwt more for cattle grading Prime than they paid for those grading Choice. This was up 15 cents from the previous week. The new comprehensive report provides the percentage of formula net, contract net and grid net beef-type carcasses grading USDA Choice or higher and the carcass weight of all grades. Seasonally, cattle weights drift lower in May and June and are highest in October and November. Week-to-week changes can show turning points in seasonal slaughter pattern and can signal if cattle are being pulled forward or if feedlots are falling behind in marketings.
Choice-Select spread is a seasonal pattern Just like weights, the Choice-Select spread has a seasonal pattern. A primary reason for the normal summer rally in the spread is the seasonal decline in percentage of cattle that grade Choice. One underlying feature is when the percentage of carcasses graded Choice rises, the percentage of Select almost always
drops. Lower Choice supply typically means higher Choice prices. At the same time, Select supplies grow driving Select prices lower. An increase in Choice-Select spread would be an indication of stronger demand if the percent of cattle grading choice or higher also increases. Further, in this report, the percent grading Choice or higher is for formula net, contract net and grid net cattle, which could be compared to their negotiated trade counterparts. Lastly, the daily head count of formula base purchases for the week, the composition of cattle sales (negotiated net, formula net, forward net, grid net) over the last 52‑week period, and the weekly negotiated head by delivery period (one to 14 days, 15 to 30 days) over the last 52-week period are provided in the new report.
Thin negotiated market a concern One beef industry concern is cattle marketed through negotiated trade may not accurately reflect market supply-and-demand fundamentals, particularly if negotiated cattle trade is thinning. Many formula pricing agreements have a base price tied to a negotiated trade price. Understanding the trend in negotiated trade is important for the degree of confidence when inferring a computed weighted average net price from purchase prices.
An increasing share of negotiated transactions increases confidence in the reported weighted average price, and a decreasing share of negotiated transaction reduces confidence in the reported weighted average price. For the last full week in July, negotiated transactions represented 26.26% of the national market, 61.30% formula net, 8.07% forward net and 4.37% grid net. As part of this enhanced livestock mandatory reporting for cattle, Section D: Basis Distribution, in the National Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle — Prior Week Slaughter and Contract Purchases report has been revised. Specifically, per USDA, “The negotiated cattle delivering beyond 30 days will no longer be represented as forward contracts with a “0.00” basis level, but instead will be identified with a blank basis level. This reporting change is in response to industry concerns of differentiating these types of purchases from other transactions.” While negotiated cattle delivering beyond 30 days is a relatively small share of the overall trade, this change provides a more accurate number of cattle forward contracted at a 0.00 basis level for a particular delivery month and basis month. Knowing basis distribution can help feedlots as they evaluate new offers from packers.
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BRAFORD BR Beginning in October 2017 the United Braford Breeders will begin registering Braford Plus cattle.
What is Braford Plus?
Braford Plus refers to the offspring of the mating of a purebred Braford (3/8 Brahman, 5/8 Hereford) or F1 Braford (½ Hereford, ½ Brahman) to a registered Angus or Red Angus. Braford Plus cattle can be registered as multi-generational breeding of Braford Plus cattle (i.e., the resulting offspring of a registered Braford Plus bred to a registered Braford Plus). All Braford and F1 sires and dams must be registered with the UBB, and all Angus and Red Angus sires and dams must be on file with the UBB.
By the numbers, a Braford Plus is a 3/16 Brahman, 5/16 Hereford and ½ Angus or Red Angus if the result of a mating of a purebred Braford to an Angus or Red Angus or, if the Braford Plus is the result of mating an F1 Braford to an Angus or Red Angus, the Braford Plus is a ¼ Brahman, ¼ Hereford and ½ Angus or Red Angus.
Why Braford Plus?
The function of crossbreeding is to optimize heterosis and it is important to utilize breeds whose genetics will complement each other. Braford Plus is the convenient way to capture heterosis and value. This crossbreeding system has the ideal balance of maternal and carcass traits. No two breeds offer more commitment to profitability and function in the southeast and southwest United States than the Braford x Angus or Braford x Red Angus mating. Braford Plus cattle are registered with documented parentage and EPDs. Braford Plus offer a simple and powerful way to optimize hybrid vigor. Use Braford Plus cattle to take advantage of management convenience and hybrid vigor in a single package while producing cattle that fit the pasture, the feedlot, and the meat case.
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2017 ALL AMERICAN NATIONAL JUNIOR BRAFORD SHOW For many, cattle shows don’t seem like much of a vacation, but when you’re truck is packed and the trailer is loaded and you’re east bound to the beach for the 2017 All American in Gulfport, Mississippi, it’s bound to be a family vacation for the books! This summer Braford families from Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas were welcomed to the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Gulfport, Mississippi by generous hosts Amanda Lee Gross and her family of Louisiana.
ypically, the All American is held in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. This year was a special opportunity for exhibitors to venture to the beaches of Mississippi for the All American. New and experienced members gathered for warm, fun-filled days packed with contests and cattle. Fifty-seven NJBA members exhibited 115 head of Braford and F1 females and bulls. The All American would not be possible without the support of sponsors. A huge thank you to all the sponsors for their continued support of the All American. Whether this was a family’s first year or fifteenth year at the All American, Juniors joined together as a Braford family for Brafords on the Beach. On the pages that follow, check out the highlights from this year’s All American.
Harrison County Fairgrounds July 13-16, 2017
2017 ALL AMERICAN SPONSORS
to the many sponsors and volunteers for their support of the NJBA All American. We’re certain we’ve forgotten someone — please forgive us in advance and know that while we may have missed your name, we still greatly appreciate your contributions.
All American Thank You
David Huval Trucking
Mississippi Beef Council
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60
Steves Folsom Hardware
Miller Animal Hospital
Kent Wood Co-op
Midpoint Feed and Seed
Crimson Kowboy Ranch
Weaver Leather Livestock
Wanda and Craig Lee
Thunderstorm R Cattle Company
Okeefe Feed and Seed
Rock Crest Ranch
Folsom General Store
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2017 NJBA ALL AMERICAN BRAFORD SHOW RESULTS July 13-16, 2017 — Gulfport, Mississippi — Harrison County Fairgrounds
Champion Braford Base Bull
Champion Braford Base Female
Champion Braford Bull
Champion Braford Female
Reserve Champion Braford Base Bull
Reserve Champion Braford Base Female
Reserve Champion Braford Bull
Reserve Champion Braford Female
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2017 ALL AMERICAN CONTEST RESULTS Quiz Bowl
1. Luke Natali, Grady Richard, Luke Mhire, Cole Tesch 2. Hailey Sheffield, Jaylen Tesch, Reina Petry, Ali Fontenot
1. Ellen Deshotel, Audreanna Richard, Amberlee Saltzmann, Emily Deshotel 2. Brynlee Boudreaux, Mia Daigle, Skylar Ford, Carly Ford 3. Kylie Sibille, Joe Natali, Peyton Harrington, Kensley Sibille
1. Hayden Hyman, Kylea Mansfield, Madalyn Jennings, Ashlee Primeaux 2. Gene Natali, Ryan Danos, Logan Vest, Brady Harrington
1. Luke Natali 2. Luke Mhire 3. Ali Fontenot
1. Joseph Natali 2. Brynlee Boudreaux 3. Audreanna Richard
1. Logan Vest 2. Hayden Hyman 3. Madalyn Jennings/Gene Natali (tie)
1. Vince Deshotel 2. Jessica Richard 3. Christi Natali
1. Grady Richard 2. Jaylen Tesch 3. Cole Tesch
1. Clayton McCarley 2. Audreanna Richard 3. Joseph Natali
1. Madalyn Jennings 2. Gene Natali 3. Hayden Hyman
1. TJ Cormier 2. Christi Natali 3. Carla Cormier
Junior: Luke Natali Intermediate: Leah Thibodeaux Senior: Wesley Thibodeaux Peewee: Luke Green, Case Mhire, Hudson Landry, Cutter Sibille, Ellee Nunez, Maverick Naranjo
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1. Grady Richard 2. Luke Natali 3. Hailey Sheffield
1. Joseph Natali 2. Audreanna Richard 3. Brynlee Boudreaux
1. Madalyn Jennnings 2. Hayden Hyman 3. Gene Natali
1. Hailey Sheffield 2. Luke Natali 3. Jaylen Tesch
1. Clayton McCarley 2. Joseph Natali 3. Audreanna Richard
1. Madalyn Jennings 2. Gene Natali 3. Hayden Hyman
2017 NJBA Officers
President: Hayden Hyman, AR Vice President: Kylea Mansfield, TX Secretary: Brynlee Boudreaux, LA Reporter: Ashlee Primeaux, LA
Gene Natali, LA Logan Vest, LA Brady Harrington, LA Audreanna Richard, LA Amber Lee Staltzman, LA Mallory Hobson, AR
2017 ALL AMERICAN CONTEST RESULTS Quiz Bowl
Junior Quiz Bowl First Place
Intermediate Quiz Bowl First Place
Senior Quiz Bowl First Place
Junior Quiz Bowl Second Place
Intermediate Quiz Bowl Second Place
Intermediate Quiz Bowl Third Place
Senior Quiz Bowl Second Place
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Junior Sales Talk
Intermediate Sales Talk
Senior Sales Talk
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Show Results Louisiana Junior Braford Breeders 2018 State Show June 9 & 10 | Dean Lee Research Station | Alexandria, LA Judge: Mark McClintock Champion Senior Showman: Ryan Danos Champion Intermediate Showman: Brynlee Boudreaux Champion Junior Showman: Ryann Landry Champion Super Pee Wee Showman: Klancie Jo Hebert
Braford Base Bull Show Results Grand Champion and LA Bred Grand Champion Braford Base Bull
Champion Braford Base Bull Calf: Mr AN 102 exhibited by Karlee Nunez Champion LA Bred Braford Base Bull Calf: Mr AN 102 exhibited by Karlee Nunez Champion Braford Base Fall Bull Calf: 5 Creole Ayce exhibited by Amberlee Saltzman Champion LA Bred Braford Base Fall Bull Calf: CC-5 Creole Ayce exhibited by Amberlee Saltzman Champion Braford Base Yearling Bull: CC-5 Creole Maverick exhibited by Amberlee Saltzman Reserve Champion Braford Base Yearling Bull: Mr Fosters 571 exhibited by Bralen Bertrand Champion LA Bred Braford Base Yearling Bull: Mr Fosters 571 exhibited by Bralen Bertrand Reserve Champion LA Braford Base Yearling Bull: CFCC Mr Rhineaux Woody 750 exhibited by Ashlee Primeaux Champion Braford Base Senior Bull: MRBR Wodman Manso exhibited by Maeleigh Conner Reserve Champion Braford Base Senior Bull: Jango exhibited by Destiny Doxey Champion LA Bred Braford Base Senior Bull: MRBR Wodman Manso exhibited by Maeleigh Conner Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: MRBR Wodman Manso exhibited by Maeleigh Conner Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Mr AN 102 exhibited by Karlee Nunez Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Base Bull: MRBR Wodman Manso exhibited by Maeleigh Conner Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Base Bull: Mr AN 102 exhibited by Karlee Nunez
Braford Base Heifer Show Results Grand Champion and LA Bred Grand Champion Braford Base Heifer
Champion Braford Base Heifer Calf: Miss Dubina Gold exhibited by Taylon Hess Reserve Champion Braford Base Heifer Calf: Miss Taylon’s TGN exhibited by Taylon Hess Champion LA Bred Braford Base Heifer Calf: Miss Kajun Bell 593 exhibuted by Ryann Landry Champion Braford Base Fall Heifer Calf: Miss Dubina Rose 92 exhibuted by Andon Bacigalopi Champion Braford Base Yearling Heifer: Miss Welch 102 exhibited by Shelby Welch Reserve Champion Braford Base Yearling Heifer: Miss Doogey exhibited by Taylon Hess Champion LA Bred Braford Base Yearling Heifer: Miss Welch 102 exhibited by Shelby Welch Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Base Yearling Heifer: Ms Taryn 572 exhibuted by Baleigh Conner Champion Braford Base Senior Female: Miss FC Mamie exhibited by Karlee Nunez Reserve Champion Braford Base Senior Female: Ms Kajun Lady 569 exhibited by Ryann Landry Champion LA Bred Braford Base Senior Female: Miss FC Mamie exhibited by Karlee Nunez Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Base Senior Female: Miss FC Pearl exhibited by Karlee Nunez Grand Champion Braford Base Female: Miss FC Mamie exhibited by Karlee Nunez Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Female: Miss Welch 102 exhibited by Shelby Welch Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Base Female: Miss FC Mamie exhibited by Karlee Nunez Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Base Female: Miss Welch 102 exhibited by Shelby Welch
Braford Bull Show Results
Grand Champion and LA Bred Grand Champion Braford Heifer
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Champion Braford Bull Calf: D&D Westin Ribeye 0107 exhibited by Ellen Deshotel Reserve Champion Braford Bull Calf: HCC Mr CoCo exhibited by Hagun Hebert Champion LA Bred Braford Bull Calf: D&D Westin Ribeye 0107 exhibited by Ellen Deshotel Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Bull Calf: HCC Mr CoCo exhibited by Hagun Hebert Champion Braford Fall Bull Calf: LV DC Mr 64 exhibited by Logan Vest Reserve Champion Braford Fall Bull Calf: D&D Ranger 1116 exhibited by Ellen Deshotel Champion LA Bred Braford Fall Bull Calf: LV DC Mr 64 exhibited by Logan Vest Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Fall Bull Calf: D&D Ranger 1116 exhibited by Ellen Deshotel Champion Yearling Braford Bull: HB Mr Cookie Monster ET exhibited by Gene Natali Reserve Champion Yearling Braford Bull: AGGP Charlie exhibited by Madalyn Jennings Champion LA Bred Yearling Braford Bull: HB Mr Cookie Monster ET exhibited by Gene Natali Reserve Champion LA Bred Yearling Braford Bull: AGGP Charlie exhibited by Madalyn Jennings Champion Senior Braford Bull: TRDC Rectangle exhibited by Brynlee Boudreaux Reserve Champion Senior Braford Bull: Mr Guilbeaux exhibited by Jed Guilbeaux Champion LA Bred Senior Braford Bull: Mr Guilbeaux exhibited by Jed Guilbeaux Reserve Champion LA Bred Senior Braford Bull: Toris BD Savells 50213 exhibited by Tori Townsend Grand Champion Braford Bull: TRDC Rectangle exhibited by Brynlee Boudreaux Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: HB Mr Cookie Monster ET exhibited by Gene Natali Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Bull: HB Mr Cookie Monster ET exhibited by Gene Natali Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Bull: D&D Westin Ribeye 0107 exhibited by Ellen Deshotel
Show Results Louisiana Junior Braford Breeders 2018 State Show June 9 & 10 | Dean Lee Research Station | Alexandria, LA Judge: Mark McClintock
Braford Heifer Show Results
Champion Braford Heifer Calf: DC MR 701 exhibited by Ryan Danos Reserve Champion Braford Heifer Calf: Ritz exhibited by Ali Fontenot Champion LA Bred Braford Heifer Calf: DC MR 701 exhibited by Ryan Danos Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Heifer Calf: Ritz exhibited by Ali Fontenot Champion Braford Fall Heifer Calf: D&D Ms Autumn Sun 1125 exhibited by Emily Deshotel Reserve Champion Braford Fall Heifer Calf: NPH Muscles 1054 MS 74 exhibited by Luke Mhire Champion LA Bred Braford Fall Heifer Calf: D&D Ms Autumn Sun 1125 exhibited by Emily Deshotel Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Fall Heifer Calf: 4GL Lil Bit exhibited by Jed Guilbeaux Champion Yearling Braford Heifer: WB DC Mila 62 exhibited by Ryan Danos Reserve Champion Yearling Braford Heifer: WBCB Camelia exhibited by Luke Mhire Champion LA Bred Yearling Braford Heifer: Mrs Theory exhibited by Ali Fontenot Reserve Champion LA Bred Yearling Braford Heifer: JRL Ms 111 Hack 1603 exhibited by Jaron Landry Champion Senior Braford Female: S5 CM Ms 191 exhibited by Hagan Hebert Reserve Champion Senior Braford Female: Mrs Nunez 1/15 exhibited by Shelby Welch Champion LA Bred Senior Braford Female: S5 CM Ms 191 exhibited by Hagan Hebert Reserve Champion LA Bred Senior Braford Female: Mrs Nunez 1/15 exhibited by Shelby Welch Grand Champion Braford Female: WB DC Mila 62 exhibited by Ryan Danos Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: S5 CM Ms 191 exhibited by Hagan Hebert Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Female: S5 CM Ms 191 exhibited by Hagan Hebert Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Female: DC MR 701 exhibited by Ryan Danos
Reserve Champion and LA Bred Reserve Champion Braford Base Bull
Reserve Champion and LA Bred Reserve Champion Braford Base Heifer
Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Heifer
Champion Senior Showman
Champion Intermediate Showman
Reserve Champion LA Bred Braford Bull
Champion Junior Showman
Champion Super Pee Wee Showman
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Show Results Louisiana Junior Braford Breeders 2018 State Show June 9 & 10 | Dean Lee Research Station | Alexandria, LA Judge: Mark McClintock
2017-2018 LJBB Officers President — Maeleigh Conner Vice President — Alex Herpin Secretary — Ellen Deshotel Treasurer — Jaron Landry Reporter — Emily Deshotel
Bralen Bertrand Brynlee Boudreaux Destiny Doxey Ali Fontenot Macie LaBove Quincy LaBove Gene Natali Karlee Nunez Ashlee Primeaux Shelby Welch Queen — Ellen Deshotel Princesses — Destiny Doxey and Ashlee Primeaux Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Winners 1st — Ryan Danos 2nd — Emilee Keller
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ABEAR-Nunez Farms, LLC Joseph and Jennifer Bourgeois Jerry and Kay Canik Crawfish Center LLC D&D Cattle Frey Outfitters K&K Brafords Landry Braford of West Hackberry Louisiana Home Builders Sabine State Bank & Trust Co
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Show Results 2017 Texas Junior Braford Association State Show Results Judge: Micah Morgan, Ore City, TX June 15 &16, Gilmer Yamboree Grounds, Gilmer, TX
Results Grand Champion Braford Bull: Hailey Sheffield, TX Grand Champion Braford Heifer: Hailey Sheffield, TX Reserve Champion Braford Heifer: Hayden Hyman, AR Champion Sr Showman: Kylea Mansfield, TX Champion Jr Showman: Hailey Sheffield, TX Texas State Queen: Kylea Mansfield, TX State officers: President Bailee O’Brien, TX Vice President: Hayden Hyman, AR Secretary: Kylea Mansfield, TX Treasure: Mallory Hobson, AR
Grand Champion Braford Bull Hailey Sheffield, Texas
Grand Champion Braford Heifer Hailey Sheffield, Texas
Champion Showman Kylea Mansfield, Texas and Hailey Sheffield, Texas
Reserve Champion Braford Heifer Hayden Hyman, Arkansas
Texas Junior Braford Association Officers Hayden Hyman, Bailee O’Brien, Kylea Mansfield, Mallory Hobson
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Association News UBB Online Registration System Upgrades October 2-6
2018 NJBA All American Slated for May 31 – June 2
Make plans to attend the 2018 All American Summer Show on May 31‑June 2 at the Four States Fair Complex in Texarkana, Arkansas, hosted by the Hyman Family. The dates are a bit earlier than usual due to the high demand for the facility, but it should make for cooler weather for you and your cattle. Mark your calendars now and look for more details to come soon!
In order to transition to the new online registration and animal search system, these online features will not be available Monday, October 2, through Friday, October 6, for system upgrades. Please note that this transition will be in conjunction with the movement of our registration work from Kansas City to Kingsville, Texas. The last day of business at the UBB Kansas City office will be Friday, September 29, after which all work will be directed to a new Kingsville, Texas, address and phone number. Look for the new address and phone number to come soon.
Braford Plus Registration Becomes Available October 7
Beginning on October 7, 2017 the United Braford Breeders will begin registering Braford Plus cattle. Braford Plus refers to the offspring of the mating of a purebred Braford (3/8 Brahman, 5/8 Hereford) or F1 Braford (1/2 Hereford, 1/2 Brahman) to a registered Angus or Red Angus. Look for more details on the Braford Plus feature in this issue.
Seeking High Quality Open Braford Heifers for the Spring 2018 Advancing the Braford Breed Sale
Commitments for the UBB Heifer Development Program are being accepted until October 4 for open, purebred Braford females calved November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. A $50/head commitment fee must be submitted with your commitment form by October 4. Heifers must be delivered to Graham Land and Cattle in Gonzales, Texas, by November 3. For form and complete details visit www.brafords.org > Genetics > Bull & Heifer Development
Houston International Braford Sale Commitment Deadline November 15 — Consign the kind that you would want to buy and that hurt to sell!
The National Braford Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is slated for Saturday, March 3, 2018. United Braford Breeders will once again be holding the International Braford Sale in conjunction with the Houston Stock Show. The sale will be Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the East Arena. We had a great sale in 2017, and we’re aiming to make 2018 even better. We are looking for some of the BEST Braford genetics in the breed for this sale. Commitments due November 15. Visit www.brafords.org > Events > International Braford Sale for all of the details.
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THE FUTURE OF OUR BREED! Wade and Lynette Granger 675 Grangerville Rd. • Bell City, LA 70630 337.598.2759 • firstname.lastname@example.org 28 BRAFORD news l Volume 32 • Issue 3 • 2017
New Change to the Braford Show Heifer and Show Bull of the Year Points Calendar The UBB Show Committee and Board of Directors have passed a change to the Show Heifer and Show Bull of the Year calendar. Beginning in 2018, the show calendar year for points calculations will begin with the Four States Fair and culminate at the prestigious Houston Livestock Show. To make this transition, the 2017-2018 Show Heifer and Show Bull of the Year points calculations will include the 2017 Houston Livestock Show points, 2017 Four States Fair points, 2017 Louisiana State Fair points, 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show points, 2018 Dixie Nationals points and the 2018 Houston Livestock Show points. With this new calendar in place, the announcement of the Show Heifer and the Show Bull of the Year will take place annually at the Houston Livestock Show.