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World Brahman Congress
 
     
   
  World Brahman Federation Meeting -May 2014
Countries represented: South Africa, United States, Australia, Botswana, Namibia, and Panama.
 
     
  ► Brazilian Brahman Breeders Association
Click here to check out some data about the Brahman breed around the world.
 
     
  ► USDA Announces GSM-102 Credit Guarantees for Export Sales To South America Region
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announces availability of the following credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation’s Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2011.

Total Amount Available: $300,000,000

Geographical Area: Argentina , Bolivia , Chile , Colombia , Ecuador , Paraguay , Peru , Uruguay , and Venezuela

The GSM-102 program provides credit guarantees to encourage financing of commercial exports of U.S. agricultural products to developing countries, while providing competitive credit terms in these countries. Under this program, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) reduces the financial risk to lenders by guaranteeing payments due from approved foreign banks to exporters or financial institutions in the United States .

This program announcement is issued in accordance with title 7, section 1493.10(d), of the Code of Federal Regulations.

APPLICATIONS FOR COVERAGE
CCC will initially consider applications under this announcement received between 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 4, 2010. All applications received by CCC within these times will be considered as having been received at the same time. Therefore, exporters should submit only one copy of each application. If the total dollar amount of the applications received within the time frame specified above exceeds the total dollar amount of the announcement, CCC will determine the distribution of the announced allocation. Applications received after the ending date and time specified in this announcement will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Exporters are reminded that a firm sale must exist between the buyer and seller prior to submission of an application for a guarantee. Exporters must limit the maximum total guarantee value of all submitted applications to the total amount of coverage available under this announcement.

All applications submitted must be accompanied by the full guarantee fee. Fees may be submitted with the application or submitted separately by check or wire transfer, but all application fees must be received by CCC by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the same day that the application is received by CCC. Each fee payment should note the applicant name, the sale number, the country/region name, and the amount of fee to be allocated to each application (if one payment is submitted to cover multiple applications). CCC will not consider any applications where the fee is not submitted within this time frame.

TERMS OF COVERAGE
Coverage is available to cover sales of any of the commodities specified in the GSM list of commodities. The latest commodity list can be obtained by accessing the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Web page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/gsmcommodities.html.

In accordance with 7 CFR 1493.20(v) (1), this announcement offers coverage on a free-alongside-ship or free-on-board basis. If commodities are sold on a cost-and-freight or cost-insurance-and-freight basis, coverage on a cost-and-freight basis to point of ocean transportation or international air carrier discharge is also available in accordance with 7 CFR 1493.20(v)(2). Coverage is not available under this announcement for insurance costs.

Coverage of up to 98 percent of the principal is offered on credit terms based on the obligor country risk category as specified in the table below. A complete list of countries and their associated risk category is available on the CCC "Country Risk Category" Web page located at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/countryrisk.html. Credit terms for solid wood products, wood pulp, and wood chips are limited to the lesser of 720 days or the maximum tenor as determined by the allowable tenor permitted for the obligor country risk category.

Adjustable interest coverage is also offered in accordance with FAS program announcement PR 0138-08 issued September 4, 2008, or as superseded.

Obligor (Foreign Bank) Country Risk Category Allowable Tenor
0, 1, 2, or 3 30 days up to 2.5 years (30 months)
4 30 days up to 2 years
5 30 days up to 1.5 years (18 months)
6 30 days up to 1 year

SHIPMENT TERMS
Exporters’ contractual arrangements must call for exports no later than 90 days from the date of registration or November 30, 2011, whichever date is earlier. Extensions to the export date must be submitted in writing and will only be permitted on a case by case basis. CCC does not anticipate granting any extensions unless the exporter can demonstrate that circumstances beyond the exporter’s control precluded export by the final date to export on the guarantee.

RESERVE COVERAGE
Pursuant to 7 CFR 1493.60(e), the exporter may request reserve coverage to cover contract loading tolerances. If coverage is available, CCC will grant reserve coverage of up to 10 percent of the requested guarantee value provided the sales contract allows for this loading tolerance.

ELIGIBLE BANKS IN THE SOUTH AMERICA REGION
Any bank approved by CCC for this region is eligible. For a complete list of eligible banks, refer to the CCC "GSM Program Foreign Bank Obligors" Web page located at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/foreignbanks.html. Exporters are advised to obtain from their foreign buyer the name of the CCC-approved foreign bank that will be opening the letter of credit.

GUARANTEE FEE RATES
Pursuant to 7 CFR 1493.70, for a complete list of fees refer to the CCC "GSM-102 Guarantee Fee Rate Schedule" Web page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/gsm102fees.html. These fees are listed by risk category. A complete list of countries and their associated risk category is available on the CCC "Country Risk Category" Web page located at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/countryrisk.html.

POINTS OF CONTACT
For further information, contact the Registrations and Operations Branch of FAS at (202) 720-3224, or by e-mail at gsm.registrations@fas.usda.gov.

For the latest updates on FAS programs and activities, go to the FAS Web page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/ecgp.asp.
 
     
  Please contact any of the following breed associations for more information about
Brahman cattle in their respective countries.
 
     
  AMERICAN BRAHMAN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
3003 South Loop West, Suite 520
Houston, TX USA 77054
Phone: 713-349-0854
Fax: 713-349-9795
Email: abba@brahman.org
Web: brahman.org
Asociacion de Criadores Brahman Argentina
Attn: Amelia J. Labarthe
Cap. Gral. Ramon Freire 183
1426 Buenos Aires , Argentina
Tel: 011-54-11-4551-7030
Fax: 011-54-11-4551-7020
Web: www.brahman.org.ar
     
  Asociacion de Ganaderos
del Litoral y Galapagos
Av. Macara mr 38 Villa 9
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Tel: 011-290-134-290-136
Fax: 011-290-136-281-991
Email: aganader@gye.satnet.ne
ASOCEBU
President, Dr. Victor Chahin
Trans. 21, #95-64
Santafe de Bogota, Colombia
Tel: 011-57-1-610-5486
Fax: 011-57-1-691-8641
Email: asocebu@asocebu.com
     
 

ASOCEBU Barrio Sirari Calle
Azucenas esquina Los Pinos
Casilla de Correo 954
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Tel/Fax: (591-3)3452400 – 3452403 – 3584239
Email:  gerenciatecnica@asocebu.net
Website:  www.asocebu.com.bo

Asociacion Paraguaya de Criadores De Brahman
Manuel Bobadilla - Presidente
Km 14 Ruta Transcacho
Casilla de Correo # 2717
Asuncion, Paraguay
Tel/Fax: 011-595-21-754-280
Email: brahman-py@tigo.com.py

     
 

Australian Brahman Breeders
Association Limited
John Croaker — General Manager
183 East Street PO Box 796
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
Phone: 011-61-7-4927-7799
Fax: 011-61-7-4922-5805
Email: abba@brahman.com.au
Web: brahman.com.au

Brahman Cattle Breeders Society of South Africa
Attn: Johan Olivier
Private Bag X12
Brandhof, Bloemfontein 9324, South Africa
Tel
:  011-27-51-448-0603
Fax: 011-27-86-669-9516
Email: info@brahman.co.za or johan@brahman.co.za
     
  Brazilian Brahman Breeders Association
Associacao Dos Criadores de Brahman do Brasil
Wilson Roberto Rodrigues— President
Parque Fernando Costa – Pca. Vicentino Rodrigues da Cunha
110 Bloco 1
Uberaba – MG, Brazil
Tel/Fax: 011-55-34-336-7326
Email: Brahman@brahman.com.br
Namibia Brahman Breeders Society
Siegfried (Mecki) Schneider - President
P.O. Box 11790
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel/Fax:  011-264-61-240573
brahman@iway.na   or schloder@mweb.com.na
     
 

Panamanian Brahman Breeders Association
Asociacion De Criadores Cebu en Panama (CRICEPA)
Cesar E. Morales — President
Apartado Postal 0426-00362
David, Chiriqui
Panama
Tel: 775-2983 Fax: 774-2272
Email: info@cricepa.org

Philippine Brahman Breeders Association
Billy L. Badilla — Secretary
39 Canada St., Better Living
Paranaque, Philippines
Tel: 063-2-832-1271
Fax: 063-2-832-9598
Email: advira@mindgate.net
     
  ASOCIACION DE CRIADORES DE GANADO
BRAHMAN DE NICARAGUA (ACBN)

La Colonia Linda Vista 1c., 1/2 al sur.
Managua, Nicaragua
Venezuelan Brahman Breeders Association
Asociacion Venezolana de Criadores de Ganado Cebu
Dr. Florencio Jimenez
Av. Andres Bello, Centro Andres Bello
Torre Este, Piso 12, Oficinas 123-124
Caracas, Venezuela 1080.C
Tel: 011-52-58 212-781-9653 or 782-6879
Fax: 011-52-58-212-781-8479
Email: asocebu@cantv.net
 
       
Calendar of Events
 
Upcoming World Brahman Congress Sites
2016 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
2018 Colombia
2020 Paraguay
 
     
  National Cattleman's Beef Association
Texas A&M University Animal Science Extension Publication Database
University of Florida Extension
 
     
 

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The following logo is available to be downloaded and used by breed association members in their marketing efforts such as on association letterhead, ads, business cards, etc. Additionally, it is asked that members provide a link on their web site to the WBF site to help spread the word about Brahman cattle. Suggested link terminology includes:

 
     
     
 
     
 

WORLD BRAHMAN FEDERATION
3003 South Loop West, Suite 520
Houston, Texas 77054
Phone: 713-349-0854
Fax: 713-349-9795
Email: abba@brahman.org
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