26th Annual JBBA National Convention and Show a Huge Success

I would to thank everyone for an awesome 2010 JBBA National Convention in Waco, Texas last week.  There are an unlimited number of people that I would like to thank but I am certain that I would leave someone out.  You know who you are and I am very happy to have you in the Beefmaster family. Please extend a big thank you to Cain Cattle Company (Ted and Julie Cain) and Reata Advertising (Ernie Gill) for providing the live feed of our shows through the Advanced Video Auctions internet site.  I really enjoyed the participation of the JBBA exhibitors and breeders that were interviewed throughout the event.

I would also like to thank the entire BBU staff (Jeff Natho, Melissa Becker, Collin Osbourn, Cody Ann Bainter, Donna Henderson, Mary Francois and Marie Zirkel) for their dedication to make things happen for the success of the show.  The adult committee did an outstanding job as well.

There were many positive comments about the steer show and the haltered bull shows.  The JBBA Directors are to be commended for having the fortitude to make some necessary changes to make a good event even better.

 I would also like to update everyone on the protest that was filed on Saturday.  A legal protest was filed against the Haliburton Show string on the suspicion that some or all of the animals had been altered with air.  Please note that the protest was filed against the Haliburton cattle and not the Haliburton family.  On Tuesday (July 27, 2010) a team which included myself, Bill O’Connor, Russell Mackie, Dr. Flavio Rubiero (Texas A&M University-Commerce), and Dr. Matt Wright (Veterinarian) traveled to the Haliburton Ranch and ultrasounded the cattle for determination of the claim.  None of the heifers exhibited at the 2010 JBBA National Show were determined to have been injected with air.  I apologize to the Haliburton family for the inconvenience and I thank them for cooperating in the process. 

Again, I want to thank every participant, parent, grandparent, breeder, volunteer and staff member for going the extra mile to make the 2010 JBBA National Show a great success.  It is time to get ready for 2011 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

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