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Beefmasters earn top honors at all breeds sale for second year

Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., Moore, Texas, was recognized before the annual sale as the Overall Grand Champion Pen of Females after also winning first place Beefmaster pen of females. (Courtesy photo.)

The 23rd annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo All Breeds Bull and Commercial Female Sale proved to be a successful event for three Beefmaster Breeders United members. The Beefmaster breeders were recognized prior to the sale held on Feb after being selected as top-placing cattle during the show held on Feb. 11. This sale features purebred bulls and commercial heifers consigned by premier Texas and New Mexico ranches.

Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., Moore, Texas, was recognized before the annual sale as the Overall Grand Champion Pen of Females after also winning first place Beefmaster pen of females. Don Mullins is the owner of Rancho Dos Vidas Ltd., and Lane Roberson is the ranch manager. Mullins is one of the first ranchers to utilize the Beefmaster breed, dating back to the 1960s. This pen consisted of a super set of moderate framed, easy fleshing BBU certified Beefmaster Advancer females.

“This is our third year to compete in the San Antonio All Breeds Sale. We started breeding our BBU registered females to Red Angus bulls five years ago in an effort to clean up their underlines, get moderate sized calves and to become more functional as commercial Advancer cattle,” said Roberson.

Beefmaster Advancer cattle are animals of 50 percent or more registered Beefmaster breeding and fifty percent or less of other registered, DNA genotyped non-Beefmaster beef cattle breeding.

“This is the second year in a row for Rancho Dos Vidas to win Grand Champion Pen of Females with their Beefmaster Advancer females,” said BBU Chief Operations Officer Collin Osbourn. “This pen of Beefmaster females crossed with Red Angus bulls, and all of the Beefmaster animals here today, represented what the Beefmaster breed has to offer commercial cattlemen.”

Two more Beefmaster honors went to well known Texas ranches and prominent members of BBU. The first place Beefmaster/E6 Certified Bred Females award was presented to HT Chapman Cattle Company, Rockport, Texas. The High Grading Beefmaster Bull award was presented to Collier Farms, Brenham, Texas.

Click here to download photos of the winners. For more information about the Beefmaster Advancer Program or the San Antonio All Breeds Sale results, call the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, follow us on Instagram, view our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, as well as receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

Beefmaster Breeders United is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.

Date: 3/3/2014

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