Houston Show & Convention Summit Issue
Thanks to All
From East Coast to West Coast, South America and Australia...the strength of the Brangus breed was alive! Thanks to all of the consignors and buyers, and everyone in between, you made this a success.
Global 21 Lots Grossed Collection $259,000
to average $12,333
4 EMBRYO LOTS GROSSED $16,800
$23,000 for the Juniors! Thanks to those that bid on the donation lots and especially the Knox family for donating this yearâ€™s heifer. Roy Schoenig was the lucky name pulled out of the hat to take home the IJBBA Donation Heifer.
Joe Dillard purchased the winning artwork this year for $1500. Sale sponsored by
Southern Cattle Company
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Address: 5750 Epsilon, San Antonio, Texas 78249 Tel.: 210.696.8231 Fax: 210.696.8718 Web site: www.GoBrangus.com Officers President: Angelo Zottarelli (512.422.3123) 1st Vice President: R.L. Robbs (520.384.3654) 2nd Vice President: Fred McCreary (251.578.4750) Secretary/Treasurer : Steve Densmore (979.778.1055) Member At Large : Don Cox (281.395.1277) Executive Vice President : Dr. Joseph Massey (210.696.8231) 2011-2014 IBBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Term Expires 2012 Bill Felton, Holly Springs, Mississippi (662.252.1314) R. L. Robbs, Wilcox, Arizona (520.384.3654) Robert S. Vineyard, Wharton, Texas (979.532.4243) Doug Williams, Mocksville, North Carolina (336.998.8125) Term Expires 2013 Steve Densmore, Bryan, Texas (979.778.1055) Fred McCreary, Evergreen, Alabama (251.578.4750) Larry Parker, San Simon, Arizona (520.508.3505) Frank Perry, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (405.833.5189) Angelo Zottarelli, Austin, Texas (512.422.3123) Term Expires 2014 Don Cox, Katy, Texas (281.395.1277) Ron Flake, Ecru, Mississippi (662.509.2233) Mike Burke, Waynesboro, Georgia (706.551.3025) Cody Gariss, Lamar, Missouri (417.398.2836)
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BPI Officers and Board of Directors Chairman : R.L. Robbs (520.384.3654) President : Dr. Joseph Massey (210.696.8321 x212) Secretary/Treasurer : Steve Densmore (979.778.1055) Director : Fred McCreary (251.578.4750) Director: Angelo Zottarelli (512.422.3123) STAFF Elma Ryan: Administrative Assistant to the Executive VP (x211, firstname.lastname@example.org) Frances Miller: Controller (x203, email@example.com) Grant Keenen: Director of Commercial Marketing Programs (x202; firstname.lastname@example.org) Ben Spitzer: Marketing Programs Director (x215; email@example.com) Rosanne Sralla: Registry Specialist (x206, firstname.lastname@example.org) Patti Teeler: Accounting (x205, email@example.com) Jim Bulger: Information Technologies Manager (x207, firstname.lastname@example.org) Emilio Silvas: Application Developer (x204, email@example.com) ADVERTISING Melanie Fuller: (979.828.5300), firstname.lastname@example.org LAYOUT/ART DIRECTOR Cattle Solutions Crystal Devoll: (979)820-8358, email@example.com
The excitement of the WIN!
The IBBA Global Brangus Using EPDs in the Concludes its 2011 Roundup a Success Seedstock Herd by Dr. Mark Enns Annual Convention by Grant Keenen by Dr. Joseph M. Massey
Off and Running by Angelo Zottarelli
The Basics of Good Advertising Design by Rachel Cutrer
4. New Members 26. IJBBA: A Few of My Favorite Things 28. IBA: Greetings from Georgia 30. News & Noteworthy 32. Sale Reports 34. How To - IBBA Progeny Calculator 36. Show Results
46. Summit Bulls & Cows 58. IBBA Audited Financials 64. BOD Minutes 66. State Directory 70. Services 72. Advertiserâ€™s Index 72. Calendar of Events
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Shined and ready to go! The best of the best were out in Houston.
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membershipbenefits Total Herd Reporting (THR) is rapidly becoming the industry standard for reporting beef seedstock performance information, and the IBBA is emerging as a leader in THR. IBBA membership is full featured, not complex. IBBA membership provides flexibility. IBBA membership includes a subscription to the Brangus Journal, the official publication of the IBBA, and to the FRONTLINE Beef Producer, the IBBA's commerciallyfocused publication. IBBA members receive a complimentary copy of the IBBA Breeder Handbook. Brangus®, Red Brangus, Ultrablack® or Ultrared, it’s your choice. You choose the genetics that best fit your customers’ needs. The Brangus Automated Registry Network (BARN) is the most advanced and user friendly registry system in the industry. In fact, for most breeders the BARN can eliminate the need for other herd management software. IBBA membership provides access. The IBBA is an active participant in the development of Multi-Breed EPD, and participates in the Beef Cattle Decision Support web-based software developed by Colorado State University and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium. Sorting and selecting genetics based on real economics positions IBBA members and their customers for increased profitability. IBBA membership is global. IBBA is an active member of US Livestock Genetics Export, Inc., allowing members to leverage their ability to market IBBA genetics worldwide. IBBA currently provides services to breeders in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. IBBA membership creates opportunity. The IBBA Business Plan adopted January 8, 2006 includes the following purpose statement: “Enable IBBA members to serve the commercial cattle industry.” The beef seedstock business is becoming increasingly competitive, and today’s breeders need an association that is truly dedicated to the needs of its members’ customers. 4 | March/April 2011
HOTEL DISCOUNT FOR IBBA MEMBERS IBBA members, their families and friends can now receive specials rates* (12% discount) at over 650 La Quinta Hotels** nationwide for business or leisure travel. HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: Go to: www.lq.com 1. Select City, and Specific Hotel; Type in Promotional Code: IBBA Or 2. *Call 1-800-753-3757 (1-800-SLEEPLQ). Toll Free Reservations; Request: “ International Brangus Breeders Association Rate” Or 3. *Call Hotel’s Direct Number; Request: “International Brangus Breeders Association Rate” *Not available at some locations during special events or holidays **Limited # of Hotels do not participate in “Texas State Rates”
welcome our new members
Please contact members in your area and welcome them to the IBBA. Thank you! Circle M Mike McGlothlin Houston, TX
Triple C Ranch Dr Marcus Caughron Port Lavaca, TX
Kahla Cattle Co Kody Kahla Santa Fe, TX
S M Colvin Benton, LA
Hilltop Farm Wayne Stafford Bradon, MS
Ed & Debra Plato Madisonville, TX
Wendall & Lavenia Morris Ravenden, AR Ironstone Farm James or Janice White Mocksville, NC Palmetto High School Julie Tillett Palmetto, FL Cuevas Brangus Trey Cuevas Purvis, MS Anthony & Patricia Korzekwa Falls City, TX D Bar D Don Dorn Piedmont, OK Proper T Jerry L Hubbard Calvin, OK Terry & Catherine Pigg Collinsville, AL
Rockin R Ranch Tad Reddig Gorham, KS Coldpepper Ranch Brian Reddig Gorham, KS American Marketing Services Wheelock, TX Fisher Cattle Ranch Howard Fisher Deer Park, TX John Lair Luling, LA Weldon Russell Navasota, TX Ricky White Romance, AR Kenneth & Dena Janish Bellville, TX
James M Hall Arcadia, FL TPK Hay & Cattle Co Medley, FL Diamond Wood Ranch Mike & Debra Wood Iola, TX M-4 Ranch Marshall Atkinson Wharton, TX Laurie Clifton Magnolia, TX Rancho Doble B Jorge Eduardo Araya Cisneros Costa Rica
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The ibba concludes its 2011 annual convention
by DR. JOSEPH MASSEY
he IBBA Annual Convention in Houston, Texas was well attended and a number of changes to the schedule were implemented this year in order to start the year off running. The IBBA Board had their meeting on Wednesday afternoon and the committee meetings were scheduled on Thursday where the new committee members were seated. By appointing the new committee members coming into Houston the committees were able to start working immediately. This new change should allow each committee to have a full year to work and have an opportunity to develop full agendas for the year. The annual member’s breakfast was on Friday morning followed by presentations by Don Cox, IBBA outgoing president, Angelo Zottarelli, IBBA incoming president and a review by Dr. Massey, IBBA Executive Vice President.
extremely relevant to what is going on in our industry at this time and if you were not able to attend you missed out on some of the best discussions that we have had at our annual meeting as to the direction of the seedstock industry. We will have all these presentations on the IBBA website and I would strongly recommend that you take time to go through them.
I encourage you to make plans for the 2012 meeting, as we can only anticipate building on the success of the last several years.
This year invited speakers were Drs. Keith Bertrand, University of Georgia, Milt Thomas, New Mexico State and Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University. Dr. Bertrand explained the improvements of the new multi-breed EPD model and what we as IBBA members and seedstock producers should expect from this new model. Both Dr. Thomas and Dr. Garrick when into the new developments occurring in the animal molecular field and what we should be expecting over the next few years from this technology. The presentations were all
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Massey has served as Executive Vice President of the IBBA since 2004. In 2007, he started Genetic Performance Solutions, LLC, a breed registry services and performance analysis company serving the cattle and breed association industry— an IBBA owned company. GPS manages online registry programs for breed associations and the data base management of performance data like multi-breed EPDs.
The IBBA cattle show was split into two days. The bulls showed on Friday afternoon and the females showed on Saturday afternoon. We had well over 200 exhibitors for the two days with plenty of good cattle showing making it difficult work for this year’s judging. The Annual Awards Banquet was held on Friday evening where great recipients were honored. Ludwig Brand, was this year’s Pioneer recipient for developing top cattle in the 70’s and 80’s but maybe more importantly for being the driving force in raising the funds and building the IBBA Office Building in San Antonio, Texas. The Breeder of the Year was Johnny Vines from Alabama and the Commercial Cattleman of the Year was Lee Alford III from Texas.
Become active and hope to see you there next year!
The activities concluded on Sunday afternoon with the third Annual Brangus Global Roundup. The International Global Roundup show continues to grow. This year, the event was attended by 300 participants making it our largest show yet. The activities continued to expand with exhibitors and cattle on display. This year was also the second year in which our members participated in two Brangus sales on Friday and Saturday evening. The IBBA convention schedule is stretching into a 5-day event with a variety of activities for all our members and if you have not attended our events, I encourage you to make plans for the 2012 meeting, as we can only anticipate building on the success of the last several years. Become active in your Association and join us for our Annual Convention. Hope to see you there next year. bj 6 | March/April 2011
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PERSONTOPERSON by ANGELO ZOTTARELLI, IBBA President Off and Running
irst, I am honored that your IBBA Board has selected me to serve as your president for the 2011 year. IBBA has had a good year; we have a great breed of cattle that offers great things to the commercial cattlemen now and later. As we reflect on our 2010 successes, make plans for the future and continued achievements, we learn from the past and take forward all those good plans and great ideas. We’ll make it a Brangus future. Our association has done a great deal of work to increase awareness and bring useful breed information to our Brangus community. Our committees and our Board strive to help make your operation more successful and profitable. That has always been our goal. To help assure that, this year our committees were established going into the Houston meeting so they could launch agendas for the year. Your committees are now at work and ready to tackle issues relevant to the association and you, our members. This means we will lose little time in continuing the hard work that has already been done and have a full year to produce more results. I believe that past presidents have a great deal of history to share, so we made a special effort to search the past in order to help ensure the future. This year we held a Past Presidents Breakfast attended by several past presidents and the IBBA
Board of Directors. It was a great opportunity to open lines of communication with our predecessors who have perhaps tackled some of the same problems we now contend with and allow us to glean information which may lead to solutions. Our breakfast meeting with them was productive and informative. We reflected on the past and we now look forward to the future. We will be holding a Board orientation meeting in San Antonio, Texas in May 2011 to give the Board the opportunity to work together and gain firsthand knowledge of the IBBA strategic planning. This year we plan to invite the state and regional leadership to participate in the strategic meetings so that they can take their experience directly from the source to their local associations and IBBA members. This is a great opportunity to exchange information and knowledge and to look forward.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Angelo is actively involved in the ranching business running a herd of Registered and Commercial Brangus cattle on ranches in Hamilton and Mills Countries, Texas. He has served as President of the Texas Brangus Breeders Association . Zottarelli has served on the Finance Committee, Promotions Committee and was Chair of the Commercial Marking Committee. He also served as the Chairman of Brangus Publications.. He is also a member of The Hill Country Brangus Breeders, West Texas Brangus Breeders Associations and the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.
Additionally, to continue the educational process, we will organize cattle workshops such as the successful and well attended 706 program in College Station last summer to increase awareness of the commercial industry. It was a great program and I still hear comments from attendees as to the value of the program... Our goal is to schedule similar programs in other areas of the county to make easier access to other members. We’ll also see feedlot tours again this year. We have established a Field Days Ad Hoc Committee to assist in this effort and a Branded Beef Ad Hoc Committee to continue the work started this past year. Yes, we’ve had a good year. We’ve had lots of folks work hard and devote time and effort to the success of our breed. Let’s continue our hard work and move our Brangus cattle in to one of the premier breeds in our country and around the world. We’re off and running! bj 10 | March/April 2011
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the bottom line
by GRANT KEENEN
his Year’s Global Brangus Roundup Was a Tremendous Success! The 2011 Global Brangus Roundup was held Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, TX. Dr. Joseph Massey, Andres Sanchez and Marcos Borges welcomed everyone to this year’s event and thanked all for attending. Everyone enjoyed their Texas style BBQ lunch served by Thomas Catering of Shepherd, TX, while listening to the great music performed by the San Antonio River Coyotes. Following the meal and entertainment, Ian Galloway and Amanda Salisbury representing the Australian Brangus Association made a special presentation regarding the World Brangus Congress that will be held in Queensland, Australia, in May 2012 There were a total of 283 plates served at lunch with right at 200 of those being International guests representing 13 countries. What an extraordinary turnout! The attendance of the event clearly shows the worldwide interest in Brangus cattle and genetics. After the BBQ lunch and the special presentation, we moved the program to the covered arena where there were 34 head of high quality Registered Brangus Cattle on exhibit representing 20 different operations. There was an open bar surrounded by Industry partners and ranches with booth displays that received much attention. Attendees were able to visit with vendors as well as walk the alleys, look at cattle and converse with US breeders. It was really great to see so many people looking at cattle and talking with each other…that in itself made the event and the hard work that went into putting the event together very worthwhile.
resent AMS on behalf of their other partners Mark Cowan and Trey Kirkpatrick. Dr. Charles Looney, owner of OvaGenix helped make this year’s Roundup possible as well. OvaGenix provides a vast array of reproductive services to US and international customers. They offer embryo collection and transfer, In vitro fertilization, embryo export, ultrasound and different artificial insemination breeding programs. Dr. Looney has worked all over the world and OvaGenix can provide the ABOUT THE AUTHOR Grant Keenen is the Direcabove services anywhere.
Attendees were able to see well known and accomplished herd sires that have helped shape the Brangus breed as well as the up and coming bulls who will continue shaping this great breed in the future. There was also a great set of quality Brangus females on display including donor cows that are producing embryos certified for export, which will certainly have positive impacts on any program in any country. Heifers and cow-calf pairs on exhibit will probably soon find themselves in the donor lineup at their respective ranches. The cattle at this year’s Roundup were of the best in the breed!
Thirteen countries were represented by 200 International guests.
After people had an hour or so to look at the cattle in the pens and visit, we started the cattle and ranch presentation part of the program. Andres Sanchez, Marcos Borges, and yours truly were the official emcees. I made a short introduction in English and then Andres or Marcos would speak in Spanish about the ranch and the cattle. Every ranch exhibiting was highlighted with one selected pen being talked about as the animals were moved through the display ring. This gave both the international and domestic guests a chance to view all of the cattle once more and learn a little bit about each breeder. This year’s Roundup was sponsored in part by Sexing Technologies of Navasota, TX, represented by Gustavo Toro and Dustin Dean. Sexing specializes in sexed semen and sells to a worldwide clientele. They also provide semen collection at their custom bull stud facility and help the bull owners sell semen with different marketing opportunities. American Marketing Services (AMS) based in Wheelock, TX, were also sponsors. AMS is a semen sales company with their primary focus on Brangus genetics. AMS has years of combined experience with Brangus genetics and semen marketing, both domestic and internationally. Richard Hood and Brad Wright were there to rep-
tor of Commercial Martking Programs for the IBBA. For any questions or inquiries regarding IBBA Commercial Programs, such as OptimaxX and Brangus Gold, Grant can be reached by phone at 210.696.8231 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the IBBA office and myself, I would like to THANK and recognize each of the breeders who made the Global Brangus Roundup possible. With each of your help, this year’s event was an amazing SUCCESS!!! Alford Cattle Company, Lee Alford III and Bruce Alford Bar C Bar Brangus, Charles Atkinson & Family BKC Ranch, Kelly & Stacey Costello Buffaloe Cattle Company, Bruce & Nancy Buffaloe Circle X Land & Cattle, Steve Densmore, mgr. Corlay Cattle Company, Dr. Jody Crawford & Family Cox Excalibur, Don Cox & Family Dillard Land & Cattle, Joe Dillard & Family Douget’s Diamond D Ranch, Mike Douget & Family Indian Hills, Buck & Sidney Thomason Oak Creek Farms, John & Carolyn Kopycinski OB Ranch, Marcos Borges Quail Creek Brangus, Johnny & Donna Vines Rancho la Victoria, Victor Nader and Family Schoenig Land & Cattle, Roy & Debbie Schoenig Shelton’s 3 Bar S Cattle Company, Raymond Shelton & Family Thomas Show Cattle, Garrett Thomas Triangle K Farm, Dennis Kmiec Continued on page 29
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The Basics of Good Advertising Design By Rachel Cutrer Part of the Modern Livestock Merchandising Series
hile browsing through any of today’s popular printed media publications, one can become overwhelmed with the number of advertisements competing for the consumer attention. Many times ad design can be overly-busy, leaving the reader with a headache, while other advertising may be so boring and dull that it puts the reader to sleep. This article will evaluate the basics of good advertising design for the modern livestock merchandiser, and how to utilize these techniques in your printed media. Well designed advertisements should include these five basic elements: a headline, a photograph or visual image, advertising copy or text, a call to action, and contact information. These elements help direct the reader in understanding the advertising message, and leave them with a feeling of fulfillment. The headline should be creative, concise, and most importantly, clearly legible. A good rule of thumb is that the headline should be at least 3 times as large as the text on an advertisement. The headline sets the overall tone and prepares readers for what is still yet to come once they delve into the page. Photographs are imperative in modern livestock advertising design. Your photographs should be as large as possible, clear, and unobstructed from view. Remember that the goal of the advertisement is to showcase your product to potential clients. Each photo should include a concise and easy-to-read caption explaining the relevance of the photo in the ad. If picturing a specific animal, include the animal’s name, pedigree, and any other necessary information. Every good advertisement will include some type of advertising copy, or text, explaining the purpose of the ad to the reader. This text can range from a single sentence to several paragraphs, depending on the purpose of the ad. Typically, such text includes highlights of an animal’s pedigree, performance information, show accomplishments, notable siblings, and other selling points. The call to action is an often overlooked, but a necessary advertising element. These short phrases leave readers with a take away message. Example calls to action include: “Call us today to place your semen order,” or “Please join us September 1st for our annual sale,” or even a simple “Visitors welcome anytime, call today to schedule a visit.” The call to action provides prospective clients with the next step to take after reading your ad. Finally, every ad should include contact information of the featured farm or ranch. Depending on your preferred methods of contact, this may include anything from a name and home telephone num18 | March/April 2011
ber, to an email address, web site, fax number, or even cell phone numbers. Make it easy for people to get in touch with you. If you rarely check your email, be cautious in listing the address in your advertising. When potential clients use email as a method of contact, they typically expect a response within 1 business day. If you only check your email once a week, do not list your email address in your advertising. After meeting these five required elements, it is perfectly acceptable for producers express their individuality in the design style of their advertising. Some may prefer extremely busy ad designs; while others seek a more conservative or minimal look. Keep in mind, however, it is always important to consider the advertising preferences of your target audience. If your advertisement is promoting a purebred commercial bull sale in western Nebraska, chances are your target audience wouldn’t appreciate an overly-trendy design with a grunge look. Conversely, if your target audience is youth livestock exhibitors, the flashier the better. Regardless of your design preference, clarity of advertising is very important. All fonts and typestyles in any ad should be clearly legible. If possible, keep all text to at least a 10 point size or higher, enabling audiences of all ages to read your ads easily. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rachel Cutrer, M.S., is president of Ranch House Designs, Inc., a leading national graphic design and communications firm. Copyright 2010.
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by Dr. MARK ENNS
Using EPDs in the Seedstock Herd
xpected Progeny Differences (EPD) have been available in the beef industry for decades and have been well documented to speed the rate of genetic progress possible with appropriate use. However, in the past we have often become lost in a perspective that every trait with data needs to have an EPD. At times the ever-increasing number of EPD has generated considerable confusion leading to the question—how should the overwhelming amount of information best be used in a seedstock breeding program? Focusing on the economically relevant traits helps the seedstock breeder to sift through all of the information and decide where selection emphasis should lie. But first, we need to consider who our customers are. Ultimately the largest market for the seedstock producer, particularly bulls from seedstock herds, is the commercial breeder. Seedstock breeders must keep that mission—to service the commercial industry—at the forefront of their selection programs. As a seedstock breeder, the first priority is then to find out what your primary customers are looking for. Through customer conversations, surveys or performance feedback, learning their needs will help you focus your genetic improvement program on the economically relevant traits. Economically relevant traits are the traits that, will directly translate into a change in profitability, either through a change in income or in costs of production. So if your commercial customers are selling at weaning, choosing and producing bulls with higher weaning weight EPD in the seedstock herd will ultimately increase the pounds of calf weaned and sold in the commercial herd. With the increased weaning weights, commercial breeders become willing to spend more on these superior genetics which ultimately increases the demand for your bulls and increases your income. That said, we all have multiple customers— each with different goals and marketing programs and there-
fore different economically relevant traits. Some commercial customers will likely be retaining ownership and selling carcasses on the rail— meaning the seedstock breeder must be cognizant of the genetic carcass merit of their herd. However, if your customers gain no benefit from improved carcass merit, then carcass traits are not economically relevant to your program. Bringing us back to knowing what your customers goals and needs allows you to focus selection on the economically relevant ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Enns’ research focuses traits they are willing to pay for.
on methods to genetically evaluate and select animals that fit their production environment both biologically and economically. These efforts include development of new methods for evaluating and improving cow and heifer fertility, cow maintenance requirements, time to finish in the feedlot; and development of methods to better use economic information in selection decisions for increased profitability of beef production.
Realize that there are traits for which no EPD exist but that also require consideration when making selection decisions. Traits such as mature cow size and cow maintenance requirements are obvious candidates. The former influences the income arising from the sale of cull cows and the latter influences the number of cows that you can successfully raise on a fixed amount of feed resources or alternatively indicates the amount of additional feed required to maintain those cows. Selection for increased growth will increase mature cow size and cow feed requirements because of the genetic correlation between those traits. So the breeder must constantly monitor cow size to make sure the cows remain adapted to the production environment. This is where the “art” of cattle breeding comes in— not always do EPD address everything of importance. Monitoring performance of the cow herd in other traits can yield useful information as to the traits of genetic importance. Using EPD also allows for “fine tuning” of the breeding program. For instance, your customers may be using your bulls on heifers and experiencing no problems with dystocia. If that is the case, then downward selection on birth weight EPD would not be necessary, and instead BW EPD could be held constant in the breeding program with selection emphasis now focusing on improving other traits important to your customer such as weaning weight as an example. Seedstock breeders should focus their selection programs on EPD for the traits that are economically relevant to their customers. Customers are continually looking for bulls that will improve their profitability. However, EPD are not available for all economically relevant traits and this must be kept in mind when selecting bulls for their total impact on your cow herd and calf performance. BJ
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A Few of My Favorite Things Hey everybody! I hope that everyone is welcoming in spring with open arms after this harsh winter that we have had the past few months. A few of my favorite things about spring other than the beautiful weather are the baby calves, show season, and it’s only a few months away from summer. When I think about summer I think about my favorite week of the entire year, which is the National Junior Brangus Show in West Monroe, Louisiana. My favorite thing about the NJBS is the people. I refer to all of you as my Brangus family. Many people would not understand that, but any person that is a part of this family knows exactly what I am talking about. I love looking on facebook weeks before nationals and reading everyone’s status updates about getting ready for the NJBS. To me the National Junior Brangus Show is a family OFFICERS ADVISORS reunion. Each and everyone of us look forward to the time we President: Justin Shrader, Texas Tyler Dean email@example.com Ex-Officio: Chelsie Meyer, Oklahoma get to spend together, and no matter how long it has been since Ginger Pritchard we have seen each other we pick right up where we left off. That firstname.lastname@example.org BOARD OF DIRECTORS: is why I love the NJBS so much! Damon Acord Alex Brull, Kansas Katy Knox, Texas email@example.com I am so excited to see what the 2011 NJBS will hold. Our Rhumina Stofa Jessica Brumley, Louisiana theme for this year is, “The Magic of Brangus”. We have worked Emily Jackson, Texas firstname.lastname@example.org hard to plan and prepare an amazing week for all the juniors and Emily Smith, Texas Steve Densmore their families. We have made several changes in order to make email@example.com Allison Deshotel, Louisiana Thad Gorczyca, Oklahoma Janet Greuel this the best NJBS ever. We have excellent judges coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org judge each of the shows, and one of the major attractions that Chip Gibson IBBA Youth Department we are all very excited about is having a hypnotist come to make email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org our crazy Brangus family be even crazier and entertaining than they are normally. I hope that everyone is getting their cattle, speech, photos, computer generated ad, and all their other contest entries ready for a great national show. I look forward to seeing everyone is West Monroe!!
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Greetings from Georgia
by JANET GREUEL
What a challenging winter! Ice, snow and cold temperatures have been in this part of the country more often than we wanted. Some days the elements looked like I had been transported back to my childhood winters (Illinois). Southern hospitality is for the Yankees—not their winters! But as cattlemen we are accustomed to meeting challenges head –on and excelling. I’m about to face a new Brangus challenge for me! I was asked to be a Junior advisor and as with most questions about the “kids”, my answer was in the affirmative. We visited our first National Junior Brangus Show in Texarkana in 1991. It was an impressive event—looked like a worthy thing for young people and families to be involved in. The next year NJBS came to Perry, Georgia. Being in the host state, all four of us were in the middle of all activities that year. Richard, our son, also participated in the NJBS in Austin the next year before college and summer jobs took over his time. Today he is busy with his civil engineering career but comes home to the farm to check on the cattle when we are away and has basic agriculture knowledge to draw upon in his work and life. Ann, our daughter, participated in seven NJBS and was on the Junior Board in 1997 and 1998. Now she is the mother of a 5-yearold boy and almost one-year-old girl and a registered nurse in a critical care unit. However when she and her husband bring the grandchildren to the farm, she always looks at the cattle. (She was always our best cowhand.) Our grandson witnessed a calf being born about two months before his sister arrived. Zachary’s description: “The baby calf came out of the mama cow between her legs and when the calf tried Continued on page 29
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INTERNATIONAL BRANGUS AUXILIARY OFFICERS President: Melanie Fuller 13001 OSR, Hearne, Texas 77859 (979.828.5300) Co-First Vice-President: Mary Beth Farris 918 Lemons Gap Rd, Tuscola, Texas (325.669.5594) Kay Gibson 2321 Schulze Rd, Muldoon, Texas (281.705.7647) Second Vice-President : Marlene Schwerin 11897 Schwerin Lane, Gentry, Arkansas (409.790.2355) Secretary: Tracee Buffaloe 2405 Terrace, Victoria, Texas 77901 (281.748.2399) Treasurer: Sharon McCreary HC 34, Box 125, Evergreen, Alabama (251.578.4750) Historian: Jodi Jackson 3099 Horseshoe Bend Road, Waco, Texas 76708 (254.836.4320) DIRECTORS Mary Beth Farris, Texas Kay Gibson, Texas Karen Lucherk, Texas Joy Reznicek, Alabama Barbara Watson, Louisiana Susan Vaughan, Georgia
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Trio Cattle & Genetics, Allen Goode, Cheramie Viator, Damon Acord Vineyard Cattle Company, Dr. Robert Vineyard GeneTrust Brangus also participated in this year’s Roundup. Although they were not able to exhibit cattle, they had a booth display and contributed greatly to the overall appeal and success of the event. Vern Suhn, Craig Green, Mike Weathers, Joe Cavender, Joe and Melanie Fuller were in attendance to represent GeneTrust. Last, but not least, I would like to express my thanks and that of our exhibitors to Coastal-Tex Genetics for providing superb cattle handling. Jarvis Kramer and his crew did an exceptional job with the cattle from the time they arrived until the last animal was loaded. The professional and calm manner in which they handled the animals kept the program moving along perfectly with absolutely no problems. Great work men!
I encourage everyone to start making plans now to attend and exhibit at the 2012 Global Brangus Roundup and be part of a tremendous day and have the opportunity to connect with breeders from all over the world. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, cattle handlers and IBBA staff for contributing to the overwhelming success of the 2011 Roundup! Thanks again to all of our International Guests for attending the 2011 Global Brangus Roundup and we look forward to seeing you next year for the 2012 event! bj
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to stand up, it fell on its bootie.” We attended some Nationals for the whole week and some for only a couple days. Now I am preparing to attend my first IJBBA Board meeting. This is one of the best group of young people anywhere. Two of the board members were little girls in the stands with their mothers watching their big sisters in the show ring back when Ann was on the board. Now they are leading the IJBBA. All the directors are growing lifetime leadership skills and encouraging the “little” showmen to do their best and “go for it”. A former Junior, Tyler Dean is an ideal leader for this Board. I will try to do a job worthy of the honor. So come to West Monroe, LA, the week of July 11 and observe the National Junior Brangus Show. You will be awed by “the Magic of Brangus”!
Show the world what you have to offer. Advertise in the Brangus Journal. 979.828.5300
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NEWS&NOTEWORTHY wilsons celebrate 50th Scotty and Bitsy Wilson of Troup celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a private reception of family and friends. The former Bitsy Mitchell and L.S. Wilson were married March 10, 1961, in Tyler. They have four children, Sally Jones of Nacogdoches, Melinda Wilson of Troup, Hays Wilson of Norman, Okla., and Ross Wilson of Whitehouse. They also enjoy six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson continue to reside in Troup where they have been lifelong partners in cattle ranching. They have retired from a 28-year career in the dairy business and will celebrate their 20th year of raising registered Brangus cattle this August.
branguslist Are you looking for Brangus bulls to meet your bull battery needs? Do you need Brangus Gold Commercial Females to expand and improve your herd? Are you considering expanding your seedstock operation with registered Brangus females? Are you in need of semen or embryos? The all new BrangusLIST is your one-stop source for finding all of your Brangus genetic needs! BrangusLIST is a new on-line cattle marketing service provided by the IBBA. It is a totally free classified listing of registered IBBA bulls and females as well as BrangusGold commercial females and OptimaxX feeder cattle. This new feature is designed to help both commercial cattlemen and registered breeders find and fill their Brangus genetic needs. BrangusLIST is a service for commercial cowcalf producers, stocker operators, seedstock producers and feedyards looking for Brangus influenced genetics. Listing is free for users of Brangus Genetics and gives a place for them to advertise BrangusGold commercial females and OptimaxX feeder cattle they wish to market. BrangusLIST will give IBBA members a place to advertise Brangus bulls for sale as well as Registered females to cattlemen all over the country. This new on-line feature will give buyers and sellers a place to meet!To get started visit www.GoBrangus.com and click on the BrangusLIST icon. You will be directed to the current listings where there are search choices to help narrow the search to your specific criteria or you can add to the listing with cattle you have available. If you have any questions feel free to contact IBBA marketing staff. Grant Keenen - Director of Commercial Marketing Programs 210/696-8231 Office 417/540-6570 Mobile email@example.com Ben Spitzer - Marketing Programs Director 210/696-8231 Office 864/723-3779 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Continued on page 33ď€¸ 30 | March/April 2011
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Salereports spitzer ranch professional cattlemen’s brangus bull sale Date: February 26, 2011 Location: Fair Play, SC Sale Manager: Spitzer Ranch
Brinson Farms receiving the Customer Honor Roll award.
High Selling Registered Bulls Lot 5: SR Wrangler Warrior W423 purchased by Pat and Brady Pfeil, Carlton Ranches (Arcadia, FL) for $4000 Lot 2: SR Mohican Warrior W533 purchased by Ron Melancon, (Woodville, MS) for $3800 Lot 1: SR Medicine Man W415 John and Adam Whitesell, Whitesell Land and Cattle Company, (South Greenfield, MO) for $3700 Bulls sold from $1900 to $4000 to average $2711, with every bull going to commercial cattle operations. Each year the folks at Spitzer Ranch add another operation to their Customer Honor Roll. This year’s honorees were Michael and Debbie Brinson, Brinson Farms, Chinquapin, NC. The 2012 SPITZER RANCH PROFESSIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BRANGUS BULL SALE is on tap for Saturday, February 25, 2012.
Genetic Edge Sale Date: March 5, 2011 Location: Houston, TX 37 Lots Grossed $142,650 Females grossed $107,700 3 Embyo lots grossed $10,700 3 Other lots grossed $18,750 High Selling Lot and Female Purchased by Elizabeth Dodson for $6750 from Red Bud Farms High Selling Bull Purchased by Manuel Avila for $5500 from Dos XX’s Cattle Company of Brenham, TX.
Houston all breed female sale Date: March 5, 2011 Location: Houston, TX Total Lots: 517 Sale Total: $826,200 Sale Average: $1598.07 Overall Champion Pen of Heifers: $3000 each Consigned by H&M Cattle Co. of Wharton, TX. Purchased by Jim Watts Jr. of Houston, TX. Champion Pen of Brahman Heifers: $2000 each Consigned by Martin Ranch of Brenham, TX. Purchased by Umphrey Land & Cattle of Woodville, TX SALEREPORTS Continued on page 35 32 | March/April 2011
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co-op ad program
In an effort to leverage more advertising dollars and assist State and Regional Affiliate Brangus Associations, we have developed the Co-op Advertising program. It will make additional monies available to affiliates for promotion on their associations and the Brangus breed. This year, each association will be able to request a 50/50 cost share on ads placed through IBBA. All ads will be developed by IBBA staff and will be a variation of the current IBBA National Advertising campaign and will prominently feature your contact information. This will allow us both to gain value from the advertisement. To get involved, contact the IBBA office at least 30 days prior to your advertising deadline (generally the 10th of the preceding month for most publications). Place your ad as normal. When your association is billed, send a copy of the invoice and a tear sheet from the publication. IBBA will then reimburse your association for 50% of the cost of the advertisement. Because this is the first year, initial funding for this project is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Contact us today to discuss your associationâ€™s options and take advantage of this opportunity. Continued on page 35ď€¸ Brangus Journal March/April 2011 | 33
How To:use the ibba progeny calculator The progeny calculator function allows the breeder to predict EPD’s of progeny from a hypothetical mating. To use this function, from the left-hand Membership Information menu click on Progeny Calculator and choose from Bull or Cow/Heifer. The ‘Bull’ option is used to find the bull that best matches your females as a whole. Individual mating selections using this option is not recommended. Rather, you should base your bull choice on what moves your herd, as a whole, closer to your desired end-point. The ‘Cow/Heifer’ option is used to find the best bull to use on an individual female for ET purposes.
The ‘Bull’ progeny calculator pre-fills 4 drop-down selection boxes. One contains the current list of Proven Sires, one contains the current list of Genetic Venture Sires, one contains your active THR-assessed bulls and the last containing all of your active bulls, including those just coming of age. Additionally, you can manually enter the registration # of any IBBA bull in the text box. After you make the bull selection, click on the “Retrieve this Bull’s Information” button. This will bring up the bull’s current EPD’s and inbreeding coefficient for you to review. Next, select the females, keeping in mind the age, maturity and, if possible, grouping those that are conditioned for (re-)breeding at the same time. This will allow you to better target your genetic selections while keeping your breeding/calving season as tight as possible. Once you have selected the females you wish to test-mate, click the ‘Calculate Progeny EPDs based on this bull’ button.
The results (as displayed above) will give the resulting pedigree EPD (1/2 of the sire’s EPD + 1/2 of the dam’s EPD) as well as the percentile ranking of the EPD value using the current NonParent Percentile Rank table. Additionally, you are provided with the calculated Standard Inbreeding Coefficient (SIC) for the resulting progeny. The higher the SIC, the more inbred the calf. Be sure to evaluate the results as a group in order to achieve a more uniform calf crop. Keep in mind, the displayed results are an estimate of what the results will actually be; as with any mating, results may vary and there will always be the outlier. 34 | March/April 2011
The Cow/Heifer progeny calculator provides a single drop-down list containing all of your active females, regardless of age. It also provides numerous tabbed selection list of bulls. As with the ‘Bull’ option, you select the female you wish to flush, retrieve her information, select the bull candidate(s), and click the ‘Calculate Progeny…” button. The results will be provided in the same format as the ‘Bull’ option. Keep in mind that the cow and bull will need to be DNA parent verified to record ET calves.
SALEREPORTS Continued from page 32. Champion Pen of Bred Brahman Cross Heifers: $1800 each Consigned by Bonchasse Land Co. of Shreveport, LA. Purchased by Warren Harang of Donaldsonville, LA. Champion Pen of Open Brahman Cross Heifers: $1750 each Consigned by Rolling Oaks Ranch of North Zulch, TX. Purchased by Mike and Florence Rutherford of Houston, TX. Overall Champion Pen of Brangus Heifers: $2400 each Consigned by Jasik Hay Farm of Pleasanton, TX. Purchased by Wilbur Dornak of Shiner, TX Champion Pen of Bred Brangus Heifers: $1450 each Consigned by A.A. Hodde of Brenham, TX. Purchased by Jim Smith of Guy, TX.
Champion Pen of Open Brangus Heifers: $1600 each Consigned by Indian Hills Ranch of Cranfills Gap, TX. Purchased by Roberts Ranch of Giddings, TX. Overall Champion Pen of English/Continental Heifers: $1650 each Consigned by M A Tyler Ranch of Tilden, TX. Purchased by Raymond Rabins of East Bernard, TX. Champion Pen of Open English/Continental Heifers: $1500 each Consigned by Running 4 Charolais of Blum, TX. Purchased by Ranly Cattle Co. of Lott, TX.
houston all breed commercial Range bull sale Date: March 3, 2011 Location: Houston, TX Total Lots: 87 Sale Total: $298,050 Sale Average: $3425.86
Total Angus Lots: 11 Sale Average: $3650
Total Charolais Lots: 14 Sale Average: $3503.57
Total Red Angus Lots: 3 Sale Average: $3033.33
Total Percent Brangus Lots: 1 Sale Average: $3100
Total Gelbvieh Lots: 5 Sale Average: $1940
Total Red Brangus Lots: 1 Sale Average: $2800
Overall High Grading Bull: $7500 Consigned by B&C Catle Co. of Miami, TX. Purchased by Bradley Hodde, Diamond H of Brenham, TX.
Total Brahman Lots: 7 Sale Average: $4478.57
Total Gelbvieh Balancer Lots: 4 Sale Average: $2050
Total Simbrah Lots: 1 Sale Average: $1300
Total Brangus Lots: 10 Sale Average: $2980
Total Hereford Lots: 23 Sale Average: $3930.43
Total Simmental Lots: 4 Sale Average: $3525
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Zebulon ‘zeb’ Morris jr.
Mr. Morris, age 72, of Mint Hill, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, NC. Zeb was born April 2, 1938 in Mecklenburg County, a son of the late Zebulon Morris and Rena Mae Junker Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lela Evelyn Morris. Zeb was the President and Owner of Milex Carolinas for over 38 years. He was also the developer of Morris Office Park in Mint Hill and the former owner of Morris Brangus Farms. Zeb was Past President of both the Mint Hill Business Association and the Mint Hill-Matthews Rotary Club. He was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, where he served as a
Deacon, the former President of the Men of the Church and former Superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a member of Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a founding board member of American Community Bank and was on the board of Levine Senior Center. Zeb was blessed with a wonderful life and he enjoyed it to the fullest. His wish was to have left this earth a better place than before he arrived.Zeb is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lemmond Morris of the home; children, Zebulon Ray Morris and wife, Carol, and Lela Morris Martin, all of Mint Hill; one brother, T. Herman Morris and wife, Sigrid, of Mint Hill; and four grandchildren, Olivia and Hannah Morris and Jessica and Mike Finlen and Zebulon Tyler Martin. Brangus Journal March/April 2011 | 35
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2011 2010 Breeder of the Year - Johnny Vines
level and was President of his state’s Alabama association. (A.B.B.A.)
Grew up in Alabama.
A city boy that came late to the cattle industry. His hobbies include golf, hunting and loves to travel. He started with a mixed herd of 50 commercial cows, soon realizing that his interest was in a more uniform look in cattle. In the late 80’s he stepped up to the registered Brangus breed. From then on, his interest and drive has been to work hard and improve his breeding program. He has owned some great herd sires, 314C semen interest, R532 and Garrett of Brink. During his journey down the seed-stock breeder road, he became active on the state
He expanded his efforts and served as President of his regional association (S.B.B.A.) and was very involved in the successful Nashville Summit. He strives to be active and informed on current breeding programs and market need and trends. If you don’t want to hear all about cattle and what he thinks of is planning on doing with his cattle don’t ask him unless you have lots of time to spend discussing all the pros and cons. If he could have his wish, he would turn in his Master Plumber’s license and concentrate on raising Brangus Cattle. He has been married for 46 years to his wife (Donna) and has three children (Holly, Heather and Clark) and five grandchildren (Parker, Ally, Caroline, Mattox, and Brock). One son-in-law (Cris) and one daughter-in-law (Suzy). Presented by: Doug Williams
2010 Pioneer of the Year - Ludwig Brand
The Pioneer award was established in 2005 and was first awarded in 2006 during the IBBA Banquet at the HLSR. This award recognizes an IBBA member, past or present, for his/her service, loyalty, and contributions to the IBBA. The 2010 IBBA Pioneer Award recipient is Ludwig Brand. In 1981, Ludwig served as IBBA President and was elected into The Heart of America Brangus Breeders Hall of Fame. In 1983, the IBBA Brangus Breeder of the Year was awarded to Ludwig. With the help of Judy, Ludwig’s very capable wife, the IBBA and BPI’s staff and the majority of the IBBA members, Ludwig Brand was responsible for three successful fund drives from 1979 through 1986. These seven years of building fund drives are responsible for the 10,000 square foot building and the land it sits on that houses the IBBA in San Antonio, TX. Today, these assets of the IBBA remain debt free – thanks to Ludwig Brand. The first drive was the Building Fund Drive. Ludwig was able to get breeders to donate animals, semen, embryos and other items to auction off at the beginning of production sales held over the USA. The proceeds from these sales totaled $300,000 in the time frame of 1979 through 1981. These monies paid off a $100,000 debt and provided an expansion of 2,200 square feet of the IBBA building on Tioga Drive. The second drive spearheaded by Ludwig and Judy was an Art Fund Drive in 1984. This plan called for a committee to select art pieces of exquisite quality to decorate the inside of the IBBA headquarters. Ludwig, Judy and the committee secured donors to 38 | March/April 2011
cover the cost. Today, some of the artwork that was not sold to raise money remains in our building. The third phase of the fund raising culminated on February 19, 1986 at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel during the HLSR at The Crowning Event. This is one of the greatest events in Brangus history. Thirty lots were donated by members and supporters of the IBBA and auctioned off to IBBA members and supporters. Also auctioned were ten granite plaques to carry the new owners brand or name that would be placed in the sidewalk leading to the headquarters. The Crowning Event lasted three hours and raised approximately $600,000. The IBBA building on Tioga Drive was sold for $600,000 and the million dollar Brangus Headquarters was paid in full with approximately $200,000 deposited in IBBA reserves.
The IBBA building was finished and occupied by the IBBA & BPI staff in December 1985. It is impossible to capture the overwhelming generosity of Brangus breeders in these three drives, but it is important for today’s Brangus breeders to know the IBBA Headquarters is more than a building. It is a tribute to some very generous people who saw the future of our breed of cattle and wanted to prepare for it. Thank goodness, we had a team of Ludwig and Judy Brand to lead us through this successful seven years of fund raising. The result is a debt free 10,000 square foot building and 1.3 acres of land – the IBBA Headquarters. Presented by: Dr. Robert Vineyard
2011 2010 Commercial Cattleman of the Year Lee Alford Daniel Lee Alford III was born September 21, 1940. Lee believes he is very fortunate to ranch on some of the same Burleson County land where his family has run cattle for five generations. Raising quality cattle has been his life from day one. Alford Cattle Company is his first passion -- with a good game of dominoes running a close second. After graduating from Caldwell High School in 1959, Lee attended the University of Texas on a football scholarship. While in Austin, Lee met his wife of 48 years, Mary Collerain Alford. They have two sons and daughters in law, and three granddaughters. Until the early 1990’s, Lee ran Alford Cattle Company as a typical commercial cattle operation. He raised stocker-feeder calves, primarily out of commercial cows exposed to Registered Brangus bulls. In most years, he sold his calves rather than feed them. His philosophy had been “you raise the best, and feed someone else’s mistakes.” By the early 1990s, the cattle industry had begun to change, and Lee changed with it. He began finishing all of his own calves at Champion Feeders in Hereford, Texas. His volume and consistency led to an interesting opportunity. In 1998, in partnership with Champion, Lee was invited to enroll his calves in the Ranchers Renaissance program. The cost of gain on his Brangus-sired cattle was below the yard average, and Lee’s cattle yielded exceptionally well - but Lee saw a problem. Only about twenty-five percent of his cattle graded Choice. Too many of his cattle weren’t benefitting from the premium paid for a Choice carcass. After a few years and numerous pens of cattle that performed about the same way, Lee decided to find a way to increase the percentage of his cattle grading Choice – and getting that additional return. Lee looked to his bulls. He was using bulls from the top Brangus bloodlines, but they were not producing calves that would consistently grade USDA Choice.
2010 Brangus Herdsman of the Year Randy Deshotel
Alford Cattle Company ranches in the heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast area, so Lee knew that he would need bulls with some Brahman influence. Anything else wouldn’t be able to handle the environment. With this in mind, Lee set out to develop a Registered Brangus bull that would sire Choice cattle as consistently as an Angus would, without surrendering the performance and heat tolerance provided by the Brahman influence. The first step in Lee’s new program was the development of a half-blood cowherd. His goal was a balanced combination of phenotype, growth, and carcass quality. His herd was bred, using cattle that he considered the best of the Angus and Brahman breeds. Cattle meeting all of his criteria were scarce, and the genetics were difficult to obtain. Lee is grateful to have received help from some of the top breeders in both the Angus and Brahman breeds. On the Angus side, He had Ben Eggers at Sydenstricker Genetics. On the Brahman side, he had several divisions of J. D. Hudgins and Jerry Armstrong’s Diamond A Ranch. They provided seed stock and genetics that form the backbone of his program. After his first step, Lee’s program branched into several different herds of percentage Brangus cattle. Alford Cattle Company now has a broad spectrum of the “building blocks” to produce Registered Brangus. Lee has compiled a herd of Brahman, Angus, 1\4 blood, 1\2 blood, as well as a few 3\4 blood cattle. The entire program is aggressively culled for phenotype, fertility, fleshing ability, calf raising ability, and udder quality. The result is a program capable of producing heavy calves that will have a high percentage grade USDA Choice on a consistent basis. For the last several years, Lee has been proud to serve on the IBBA Commercial Marketing Committee. After a lifetime of ranching, it was an honor to contribute and give his insight to the IBBA. Lee’s entire program was designed to improve the Brangus breed. Being a member of this committee only compliments what Lee has been doing for years… having a passion for raising quality Brangus cattle. Presented by: Don Cox
2010 Red Brangus Herdsman of the Year Jose Ramirez
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2011 - Show Results Champions Named at 2011 International Brangus Show Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, Texas On Friday, March 4, 2011, before a packed crowd at Reliant Center, judge Christy Collins, a renowned livestock photographer and owner of Collins Cattle Services, evaluated a stout set of 27 Brangus bulls and 31 Red Brangus bulls. Rising to the top of the Brangus bulls was DCC Mr Paladin 915U5, a September 2008 son of Blackhawk of Brinks 607M17. Paladin is owned and exhibited by Dillard Land and Cattle, Ltd, of Katy, Texas. Moonen Cattle Company exhibited Skyhawks Popeye to claim Reserve Grand Champion honors. The February 2010 bull is a son of Skyhawks Presidente and is owned by Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, Texas, and Moonen Cattle Company, Abernathy, Texas. In the Red Brangus Bull division, Mr. PB Red Bull 521/09W, owned and exhibited by OB Ranch, Wharton, Texas, claimed the 2011 Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull title. Red Bull is a March 2009 son of CX Excalibur 19/M. Following closely behind Red Bull all day, MBJ Wiseguy 269W, claimed Reserve Champion honors. Exhibited by Trio Cattle and Genetics, Wiseguy is a April 2009 son of Lazy 3 Statesman 100S. Wiseguy is owned by Trio Cattle and Genetics, Dallas, Texas, MBJ Ranch, Wharton, Texas, and Sandra Manzur Nader, Mante Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Grand Champion Bull & Champion Sr Bull DCC Mr Paladin 915U5 Dillard Land & Cattle Ltd., Katy, TX
Reserve Grand Champion Bull & Jr Bull Calf Champion Skyhawks Popeye Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, TX/Moonen Cattle Co, Abernathy, TX
Reserve Champion Jr Bull Calf Mr JLS Duke 291X Andrew Parrott, Mamou, LA
Champion Sr Bull Calf RCC Pilgrim 88W Stephen Roop, Grapevine, TX
Returning for her second day of work, judge Christy Collins evaluated 77 Brangus and 52 Red Brangus Females on Saturday, March 5, 2011. In the Brangus division, Thomas Show Cattle exhibited DDD Sylvia 804U27 and her December heifer calf, Miss Ironhead 804X, to claim Grand Champion Brangus Female honors. Sylvia, a September 2008 daughter of Doguet’s Hercules Reserve Champion Sr Bull Calf 88S3, is owned by Paige Weiss, Dodge, Texas. Polk Creek Genghis Khan 146W2 Moonen Cattle Company again exhibited Allison Deshotel, Ville Platte LA the Reserve Grand Champion. Skyhawks Ms Nancee, a February 2010 daughter of Skyhawks Presidente came out of the Junior Heifer Calf Division. She is owned by Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, Texas, and Moonen Cattle Company, Abernathy, Texas. In the Brangus Cow/Calf Show, JMH Ms Sally 948T and her January 2011 bull calf, JMH Trendmaker 948Y, were named Champion Cow/Calf Pair. Sally is a January 2007 daughter of SVF Bright Future 23M6 and owned and exhibited by Harris Brangus, Navasota, Texas. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf honors went to Miss TDCC Tonto 100T and her February 2011 bull calf, GGCC-TDCC Casino Royale 100Y. The March 2007 cow is sired by SG Tonto 820H7 and owned and exhibited by Mackenzie Gillham, Maysville, Oklahoma. In the Red Brangus division, Trio’s Wildfire 175W, continued her winning streak claiming top honors. The June 2009 female is a daughter of Trio’s Sequia 112S and was exhibited by Trio Cattle and Genetics, Dallas, Texas and is owned by Austin Acord, Madisonville, Texas. The Reserve Grand Champion Red Female was exhibited by Justin Hillin. JH Ms Cherry Bomb 465X, an April 2010 daughter of Hillin CC Rockstar 2R5, is owned by Justin Hillin, Waco, Texas.
Champion Summer Bull Mr JLS Savage 915W42 JLS International Inc, Devine, TX
Champion Yearling Bull DDD Walks Alone 193W6 Doguet Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX
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2011 - Show Results Reserve Champion Summer Bull WJ 622W2 Whitney Jennings, Meridian, TX
Reserve Champion Yearling Bull Tiner’s River C Yada Yada 323W1 Tiner Family Cattle
Reserve Champion Sr Bull Mr JLS Mighty Mouse 748U5 JLS International Inc, Devine, TX
Red Grand Champion Bull & Champion Yearling Bull Mr PB Redbull 521/09W OB Ranch
Red Reserve Grand Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Yearling Bull MBJ Wiseguy 269W Trio Cattle & Genetics, Dallas, TX/MBJ Ranch, Wharton, TX/Sandra Nader
Red Reserve Champion Jr Bull Calf Mr PB Lego 823/10 OB Ranch, Wharton, TX
Red Champion Sr Bull Calf Mr -C- Stylish 59W -C- Red Brangus, Wharton, TX
Red Champion Sr Bull GM Bubba 22/U Gary Markham, Manvel, TX
Red Reserve Champion Sr Bull CX Legends Dream 610/U1 Cox Excalibur Brangus, Katy, TX
Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Sr Heifer DDD Ms Sylvia 804U27 Paige Weiss, Dodge, TX
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Jr Heifer Calf Skyhawks Ms Nancee Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, TX/Moonen Cattle Co, Abernathy, TX
Red Champion Jr Bull Calf M4 Aladdin Cody Atkinson
Red Reserve Champion Sr Bull Calf Dos XX’s Stout’s Meat Maker Dos XX’s Cattle Co, Washington, TX
Red Champion Summer Bull Mr -C- Prince 30 W -C- Red Brangus, Wharton, TX
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Reserve Champion Jr Heifer Calf RBM Ms Star 924X6 Ellie Jorgenson, Tyler, TX
Champion Sr Heifer Calf Miss JLS Camille 86W3 Lauren A. Savoie, Jennings, LA
Reserve Champion Sr Heifer Calf DDD Ms Fancie 804W43 Doguet Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX
Champion Summer Heifer SCC Raven 302W3 Callie Scott, Angleton, TX
Reserve Champion Summer Heifer Miss JLS Black-Eyed Nellie Lauren A. Savoie, Jennings, LA
Champion Yearling Heifer SCC Sasha Fierce 222W Callie Scott, Angleton, TX
Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer JH Rockstars Golden Girl 11W Justin Hillin, Waco, TX
Reserve Champion Sr Heifer CK News Lady 801U Katy Knox, Hempstead, TX
Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair JMH Ms Sally 948 T Jillian Harris, Navasota, TX
Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair Miss TDCC Tonto 100T Mackenzie Gilham, Maysville, OK
Red Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Summer Heifer Trioâ€™s Wildfire 175W Trio Cattle & Genetics, Dallas, TX
Red Reserve Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Jr Heifer Calf JH Ms Cherry Bomb 465X Justin Hillin, Waco, TX
Red Reserve Champion Jr Heifer Calf VF Superwoman 74X BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
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Red Champion Sr Heifer Calf BKC Miss Grand 81W BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
Red Reserve Champion Sr Heifer Calf -C- Velours Red Roulette 23W -C- Red Brangus, Wharton, TX
Red Reserve Champion Summer Heifer CX Ms Promise Keeper 27/W Paige Weiss, Dodge, TX
Red Champion Yearling Heifer Broken A Angelina 114W Trio Cattle & Genetics, Dallas, TX
Red Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer CX Ms Home Run 67/W Cox Excalibur Brangus, Katy, TX
Red Champion Sr Heifer TJR Ms Showstopper 504/U Triple J-R Cattle Co, Friendswood, TX
Red Reserve Champion Sr Heifer DCC Ms Promise Girl 133U Dillard Land & Cattle Ltd, Katy, TX
Breeder’s Herd Dillard Land & Cattle Ltd Katy, TX
Red Breeder’s Herd Dos XX’ Cattle Co Washington, TX
Jr Get of Sire Skyhawk Brangus Tyler, TX
Red Produce of Dam Dos XX’ Cattle Co Washington, TX
Sr Get of Sire Skyhawk Brangus Tyler, TX
Red Jr Get of Sire Dos XX’ Cattle Co Washington, TX
2011 - Show Results Grand Champion Bull & Champion Yearling Bull DDD Walks Alone 193W6 Doguet Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX
Reserve Champion Sr Bull Calf DCC Mr News Hawk 915W4 Dillard Land & Cattle, Katy, TX
Red Champion Jr Bull BKC Replica 317X4 BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
Reserve Grand Champion Bull & Champion Jr Bull Calf RR General Jackson of Atlas Remembrance Ranch, New Rochelle, NY
Champion Sr Bull DCC Mr Paladin 915U5 Dillard Land & Cattle, Katy, TX
Red Reserve Champion Jr Bull Calf M4 Aladdin Cody Atkinson, Wharton, TX
Reserve Champion Jr Bull Calf Skyhawks Grant Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, TX
Red Grand Champion Bull & Champion Yearling Bull Mr PB Redbull 521/109 W OB Ranch, Wharton, TX
Red Champion Sr Bull Calf Mr Icon’s Gator 22/0 McDonald Ranches, Bryan, TX/Triple J-r Cattle Co, Friendswood, TX
Champion Sr Bull Calf Polk Creek Genghis Khan 146W2 Allison Deshotel, Ville Platte, LA
Red Reserve Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Yearling Bull MBJ Wiseguy 269W Trio Cattle & Genetics, Dallas, TX/MBJ Ranch, Wharton, TX/ Sandra Nader
Red Reserve Champion Sr Bull Calf Dos XX’s Stout’s Meat Maker Dos XX’s Cattle Co, Washington, TX
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2011 - Show Results Red Champion Sr Bull CX Payloads Meathouse 930/U Cox Excalibur Brangus, Katy, TX
Reserve Champion Jr Heifer Calf TR Ms HD Lexus 150X1 Randy & Debbie Rhodes, Shepherd, TX
Champion Yearling Heifer SCC Miss Taylor 313W Savannah Scott, Angleton, TX
Red Reserve Champion Sr Bull GM Bubba 22/U El Rancho de Trabajo, Manvel, TX
Champion Jr Heifer Calf DDD Ms D’Anna 119X2 Blake Wellmann, Brenham, TX
Reserve Champion Sr Heifer RR2 Ms Top Hand 625U2 Russell Richter, San Antonio, TX
Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Sr Heifer DDD Ms Sylvia 804U27 Page Weiss, Dodge, TX
Champion Sr Heifer Calf BKC Miss Bigtime 589W BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
Red Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Summer Heifer Trio’s Wildfire 175W Trio Cattle & Genetics, Dallas, TX
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Summer Heifer SCC Raven 302W3 Callie Scott, Angleton, TX
Reserve Champion Sr Heifer Calf DCC Ms Samson’s Girl 152W Dillard Land & Cattle, Katy, TX
Red Reserve Grand Champion Heifer & Champion Jr Heifer Calf BKC Superwoman 204X Allison Deshotel, Ville Platte, LS
Red Reserve Champion Jr Heifer Calf VF Superwoman 74X BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
Red Champion Yearling Heifer CX Ms Home Run 67/W Cox Excalibur Brangus, Katy, TX
Red Produce of Dam Buffaloe Cattle Co Victoria, TX
Red Champion Sr Heifer Calf BKC Miss Grand 81W BKC Ranch LLC, Hockley, TX
Red Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer CX Ms Home Run 226/W El Rancho de Trabajo, Manvel, TX
Red Champion Breeders Herd Cox Excalibur Brangus Katy, TX
Red Reserve Champion Sr Heifer Calf Miss McDonald 20/0 McDonald Ranches, Bryan, TX
Produce of Dam Dillard Land & Cattle Katy, TX
Red Reserve Champion Summer Heifer CX Ms Red Chief 314/W1 Cox Excalibur Brangus, Katy, TX
Champion Breeders Herd Dillard Land & Cattle Katy, TX
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International Brangus Breeders Association Board of Directors teleconference Don cox, President thursday, september 2, 2010 6:00pm Present Absent Guest Staff Present Don Cox Dr. Joseph Massey Bill Davis Elma Ryan Joe Kassler Dale Kirkham Bill Felton R.L. Robbs Dr. Robert Vineyard Doug Williams Steve Densmore Fred McCreary Larry Parker D. Frank Perry Angelo Zottarelli Don Cox welcomed the Board and all in attendance. currently exists at the end of each season of our THR Program and that it should be made effective on January 1, 2011. We presently allow forty-five days at the beginning and end of He called for approval of the August 11, 2010 minutes. each season to designate cattle as spring or fall animals. Few take advantage of the window. However, it presents an invoicing problem as the computer cannot discern one season from Fred McCreary moved that minutes be approved as corrected. another and double invoicing or no invoicing can occur if manual adjustments are not made. Second by Frank Perry The implementation of this proposal will not affect contemporary grouping, it is strictly to Motion passed unanimously clean up invoicing. Second item on agenda was clarification as to whether GeneTrust was a single ranching entity as it relates to the intent of the IBBA Bylaws and whether more than one individual from GeneTrust can serve on the IBBA Board at same time. A discussion ensued pursuant to an opinion rendered by Herb Haughton, an attorney, on GeneTrust’s not being a single entity and Darin Digby, IBBA attorney’s opposing opinion (Opinions are attached). Don Cox stated that at the previous Board meeting, when this same matter was discussed, an offer for recusal had been made by Bill Davis and Joe Kassler. The same offer was not made at this time. The discussion continued and Angelo Zottarelli made the following motion which was followed by more discussion and a request of a roll call vote made by Doug Williams. Angelo Zottarelli moved the following. The Board of directors, in upholding our duty to follow the bylaws of this Association, acknowledge and ratify our attorney’s opinion that GeneTrust is operating as a single ranching entity and therefore can only have one candidate eligible for election to the IBBA Board of Directors. Second by Steve Densmore Roll call vote was requested by Doug Williams. Motion passed with Seven yes votes: Bill Felton, R.L. Robbs, Dr. Robert Vineyard, Steve Densmore, Fred McCreary, Larry Parker, and Angelo Zottarelli. Four no votes: Bill Davis, Dale Kirkham, Doug Williams and D. Frank Perry The next item on the agenda was Dr. Massey’s proposal to eliminate the 45-day window that
Doug Williams made a motion to eliminate the current 45- day window of calf registration in relation to invoicing. Second by Steve Densmore Motion passed unanimously Next, on behalf of the Policy Review Committee Angelo Zottarelli presented the Committee’s recommendation on the review of redistricting the directors regions called Areas. Areas 12 and 13 were proposed as Mountain and Pacific Time that would take affect 2011. No additional director from outside the United States was assigned at this time, but would be open for reconsideration at a later date when more interest is expressed. There were many questions along with a lengthy discussion expressing conflicting views on the Area boundary lines drawn and how they had been determined. No agreement was reached at this time. Steve Densmore moved to table the motion until further thought and work is done on the Area boundaries. Second by R.L. Robbs Motion passed with one no vote Meeting was adjourned. These minutes have been read and approved by: Don Cox, President
International Brangus Breeders Association Board of Directors teleconference Don cox, President monday, december 20, 2010 6:00pm Present Absent Guest Staff Present Don Cox Joe Kassler Dr. Joseph Massey Bill Davis Frances Miller Dale Kirkham Elma Ryan Bill Felton R.L. Robbs Dr. Robert Vineyard Doug Williams Steve Densmore Fred McCreary Larry Parker D. Frank Perry Angelo Zottarelli Don Cox commented that opposed to the sometimes negative articles written about the cattle industry, the Brangus Breed has maintained the cattle numbers and has continued to make money. He recognized the worthy contribution made by Dr. Joseph Massey and the IBBA staff and complimented and credited the group for their work and ultimate success. He moved on to the first item on the agenda and requested a motion to approve the minutes for the September 2, 2010 Board of Directors meeting.
Dr. Massey reported on the November financials. For the period ending 11/30/2010 he reported revenue of $1,099,607.38 as opposed to the budgeted $1,051,870.00 which is $47,737.38 more than forecasted. $14,000.00 of that comes from THR reactivation fees. Total expenses are $997,032.39 which is $85,606.61 better than the budgeted $1,082,639.00. The variance is mostly due to an IBBA position being vacant for part of the year. Our profit YTD is $102,574.00 and a loss of $30,769.00 had been budgeted. He said that most of the financial goals have been accomplished and we should end the year with a small profit.
Robert Vineyard moved to approve and Larry Parker seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Steve Densmore moved to approve the November financials and Doug Williams seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
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Then next item on the agenda is the proposed 2011 IBBA budget which had already been presented to the Finance Committee. Dr. Massey reported that the total income budgeted for 2011 is $1,122,650.00, which is about $40,000.00 over the 2010 budget. He is encouraged and optimistic in meeting the goal. The budgeted expenses for 2011 are $1,223,300.00 which about $100,000.00 over last year. This is attributed to $55,000.00 allotted to promotion and the rest having a full office staff. Dr Massey responded to a question on building repairs. External work has been done except for repairing the cracks in the mortar that Mr. Joel Mills will provide to IBBA next week. Once that is done, all exterior work will have been completed. Dr. Robert Vineyard moved the 2011 budget be approved and R.L. Robbs seconded the motion. Motion was passed unanimously. The Ad Hoc Committee recommended that the new Board of Directors and the committees be ready to start the year at the convention and be able to take on the responsibilities as soon as the old committee winds up their year.
formation then. 6. Fred McCreary reported on the Membership and Education Committee and stated that a teleconference is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, 2010. 7. Dr. Robert Vineyard reported on the Show Advisory Committee and stated there was nothing to report at this time. Dr. Massey reported on Cargill and the Akaushi proposals. Dr. Massey, Don Cox and Steve Densmore met with Cargill in Wichita and they have a program to sell Texas fed beef and are exploring the use of Brangus OptimaxX beef in this program. It was a positive meeting and the possibilities for our involvement to increase our name recognition are very good. Akaushi has interest in a continued supply of the Akaushi/Brangus product and has provided us with a preliminary three year agreement that would increase our name recognition and increase our product demand There was discussion and expressed concerns about the agreement. Clarifications were made and Dr. Massey stated that the agreement is not final and there is still room for negotiations and changes.
Steve Densmore moved that the new committees be seated at the convention to provide a smoother transition as stated. Bill Davis seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Angelo Zottarelli made a motion that Dr. Massey further pursue these two opportunities. However, further discussion and alterations are to be made to number 10 and 14 of the agreement (attached). Larry Parker seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
The next item was the request for ratification of the Executive Committee motion which contained the following motion unanimously passed by the Executive Committee.
Meeting was adjourned.
Angelo Zottarelli moved to accept that Dr. Massey move ahead with the University of Georgia concerning multi-breed EPDs and to accept the proposal to add a third director and fourth industry leader to the GPS Board of Directors. Dale Kirkham seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
These minutes had been read and approved by: Don Cox, President
There was discussion and disagreement on how that new board should be formed. Dr. Robert Vineyard moved that the motion of the Executive Board be passed with the exception that there be only one industry leader instead and that the new CEO would not be able to exercise the discretion of picking another industry leader but that an additional IBBA Board member be placed instead. Dr. Vineyardâ€™s motion was as follows. The restructured GPS Board will consist of the GPS CEO, the current president of IBBA to serve a two year term, a current or past IBBA Board member who has also served in the Executive Committee to serve a four-year term, any IBBA current or past member of the IBBA Board serve a two-year term and an industry leader suggested by the CEO and/or other members of the GPS Board to serve a four-year term. Frank Perry seconded the motion. More discussion followed and it was stated that the GPS Board members would be recommended by the GPS CEO and appointed by the IBBA Board. Don called for a vote and a roll call vote was requested. Steve Densmore, Robert Vineyard, Bill Felton, Larry Parker and Frank Perry voted YES for a count of five. Dale Kirkham, Doug Williams, R.L. Robbs, Fred McCreary, Angelo Zottarelli and Bill Davis voted NO for a count of six. The motion failed with a majority vote. The floor was opened for another motion. Angelo Zottarelli moved to pass the motion as approved offered by the Executive Committee. Dale seconded the motion. Don Cox called for a vote and a roll call vote was again requested. Bill Davis, Dale Kirkham, R.L. Robbs, Doug Williams, Fred McCreary, Larry Parker and Angelo Zottarelli voted YES for a count of seven. Bill Felton, Robert Vineyard, Steve Densmore and Frank Perry voted NO for a count of four. The motion passed with a majority vote. The next item on the agenda was committee reports. 1. Doug Williams reported for the Awards Committee and stated that all awards recipients had been decided. 2. Frank Perry reported for the Breed Improvement Committee and stated that an informational teleconference call had occurred and that another was soon to be scheduled. 3. Steve Densmore reported for the Commercial Marketing Committee was allotted $500.00 to set up a booth at the commercial bull sale to promote the Brangus Breed. 4. Bill Davis reported for the Finance Committee and had nothing to add to earlier report. 5. Steve Densmore reported on the Junior Advisory and stated that there is a January 2011 meeting scheduled in Ft Worth and will have more inBrangus Journal March/April 2011 | 65
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Elgin Breeding Service
River Bend Ranch
American Marketing Services
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Salacoa Valley Brangus
IJBBA Source of Champions Sale
Schoenig Cattle Co
Southern Cattle Co
Specialty Fertilizer Products
CUP Ultrasound Lab
Livestock Photos by Nancy
Dillard Land & Cattle
The Event Sale
Divas In Red III Sale
Mound Creek Ranch
Doguet’s Diamond D
Triple JR Cattle Co
Valley View Ranch
Draggin’ M Ranch
Quail Creek Brangus
CALENDAROFEVENTS APRIL • 2011
Cain Cattle Co Fall Sale - Holly Springs, MS
Doguet’s Black Diamond Elite Show Heifer Sale - Poteet, TX
Triple RRR Ranch Bull & Female Sale - Gause, TX
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GENETRUST Field Day & Future Focused Female Sale @ Cavender Ranches - Jacksonville, TX
Southern’s‘Less Feed, More Gain’Bull & Comm. Female Sale - Marianna, FL
NMSU 29th Annual Cattle & Horse Sale - Mesilla Park, NM
Oak Creek Annual Forage Tested Bull Sale - Chappell Hill, TX
MAY • 2011
NOVEMBER • 2011
JLS ‘Winning Tradition IX’ Sale JLS Int. - Devine. TX
GeneTrust Pen Show & Sale @ Chimney Rock - Concord, AR
The Stars & Stipes Sale VII - Raymond, MS
Perry Ranch Brangus Bull Sale - PaulsValley, OK
Spring Spectacular Sale - Camp Cooley Sale Facility, Franklin, TX
The Cowman’s Kind Bull Sale - Blackwater Cattle Co, Lake Park, GA
Southern’s Dams of Distinction Female Sale - Marianna, FL
Santa Rosa Ranch Bull & Female Sale - Navasota, TX
JUNE • 2011
DECEMBER • 2011
IRBBA Annual Meeting - Washington Co. Fair Grounds, Brenham, TX
Divas in Red III Sale - Washington Co. Fair Grounds, Brenham, TX
The Event - Washington Co. Fair Grounds, Brenham, TX
SVF Mature Cowherd Dispersal - Fairmount, GA
JULY • 2011 10-16
National Jr Brangus Show - West Monroe, LA
The Brangus Futurity - West Monroe, LA
AUGUST • 2011 26-27
SEBBA Female Sale & Junior Show
OCTOBER • 2011 8
CX Advantage Sale - Wiemar, TX
Cow Creek/Southern’s Annual Bull & Comm. Female Sale - Aliceville, AL
Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Annual Bull & Female Sale - Poteet, TX
Gorcyzca & Friends Elite Show Heifer Sale - Harrah, OK
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GeneTrust @ Cavender Ranches - Jacksonville, TX