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Subscriptions: Frances Miller 210.696-8231 x203 frances_miller@int-brangus.org

The Official Publication of the International Brangus® Breeders Association The Brangus Journal is an international news magazine serving the Brangus breed of beef cattle including Brangus crossbreds and Brahman and Angus stock necessary to produce Brangus cattle. Published six times a year by Brangus Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 696020, San Antonio, Texas 78269-6020. This publication is designed to promote and develop the Brangus breed and serve the best interests of the producers. Publication #ISSN0006-9132. Periodicals postage paid at San Antonio, Texas, and additional entries. Postmaster: Send address changes to Brangus Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 696020, San Antonio, Texas 78269-6020. Subscription Rates: Domestic Periodicals—1 year, $25; First class—$55. Foreign—1 year, periodicals, $25; air mail to Mexico, $70, Canada, $70, Australia, $115; air mail to all other countries, $115. Contact: P. O. Box 696020, San Antonio, Texas 78269-6020 Physical Address: 5750 Epsilon, San Antonio, Texas 78249 Tel.: 210.696.8231 Fax: 210.696.8718 Web site: www.brangusjournal.com Email: brangusjournal@int-brangus.org The International Brangus® Breeders Association does not verify claims made by the advertisers in this publication.

International Brangus Breeders Association Mailing Address: P. O. Box 696020, San Antonio, Texas 78269-6020 Physical Address: 5750 Epsilon, San Antonio, Texas 78249 Tel.: 210.696.8231 Fax: 210.696.8718 Web site: www.GoBrangus.com Officers President: Dale Kirkham (620.583.5247) 1st Vice President: Don Cox (281.395.1277) 2nd Vice President: Angelo Zottarelli (254.471.5675) Secretary/Treasurer : David Vaughan (770.382.4374) Member At Large : Dr. Robert Vineyard (979.532.4243) Executive Vice President : Dr. Joseph Massey (210.696.8231) 2009-2012 IBBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Term Expires 2010 Bill Morrison, Clovis, New Mexico (505.683.5278) David Vaughan, Cartersville, Georgia (770.386.0390) Brad Church, Kiowa, Oklahoma (918.432.5448) Angelo Zottarelli, Austin, Texas (254.471.5675) Steve Densmore, Bryan, Texas (979.778.1055) Term Expires 2011 Don Cox, Katy, Texas (281.395.1277) Bill Davis, Concord, Arkansas (336.210.1222) Dale Kirkham, Eureka, Kansas (620.583.5247) Russell Thomas Taylor, Alachua, Florida (386.462.1011) Term Expires 2012 Bill Felton, Holly Springs, MS (662.252.1314) R. L. Robbs, Wilcox, AZ (520.384.2478) Doug Williams, Mocksville, NC (336.998.8125) Robert S. Vineyard, Wharton, TX (979.532.4243)

BPI Officers and Board of Directors Chairman : Don Cox (281.395.3800) President : Dr. Joseph Massey (210.696.8321 x212) Secretary/Treasurer : David Vaughan (770.382.4374) Director : Dale Kirkham (620.583.5247) Director: Angelo Zottarelli (254.471.5675) STAFF Carolyn Kobos: Administrative Assistant to the Executive VP (x211, carolyn_kobos@int-brangus.org) Frances Miller: Controller (x203, frances_miller@int-brangus.org) Duncan MacRae: Director of Communications (x215, duncan_macrae@int-brangus.org) Grant Keenen; Director of Commercial Marketing Programs (x202; grant@gobrangus.com) Sara Calhoun: Journal Advertising Coordinator (x216, sara_calhoun@int-brangus.org) Rosanne Sralla: Registry Specialist (x206, rosanne_sralla@int-brangus.org) Patti Teeler: Accounting (x205, patti@int-brangus.org) Jim Bulger: Information Technologies Manager (x207, jim_bulger@gps-beef.com) Emilio Silvas: Application Developer (x204, emilio_silvas@gps-beef.com) Mary Douglass: Front Desk and Member Services Associate (x201, mary_douglass@int-brangus.org)


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Don't Miss the Oklahoma City Brangus Summit by Dr. Joseph M. Massey

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DNA-Based Technologies: What Are the Opportunites? by Mark Enns, PhD

12. News & Noteworthy 22. IBA: Reflections & Revelations 23. IJBBA: On the Horizon 33. Show Results 35. IBBA and BPI Meeting Minutes 37. State Directory 43. Services 47. Calendar of Events 47. Advertiser Index

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Brangus Beef 2009 Fall Sire Feeding the Hungry Summary World by Dale Kirkham


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 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, its your choice. You choose the genetics that best fit your customers’ needs. IBBA membership is full featured, not complex.      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.

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 Paul D. Powell Wateroak Farm Ellisville MS

Hoerster Cattle Company Sam & Jessica Hoerster Edna TX

David & Diane Fanta Double D Bar L Sugar Land TX

Circle F Brangus Mickey Frazier Pearland TX

Trent D. Wilson Normangee TX

Mark Alvarez Live Oak, FL

Scott & Julia Broadus Palo Pinto TX

Hwy 14 Cattle Robbie Gaspard Iowa LA

HD Cattle David Kimich Houston TX

Barry Lewis Okeechobee FL

James M. Hall 4 Mile Cattle Company Wilsonville AL

G-Bar Brangus Randy, Gina & Larry Gill Jr Beckville TX

Carrol Loy Royal AR

Feuhs Cattle Company Normangee TX

Oscar E. Rodriguez Laredo TX

C&L Cattle Carroll & Lacy Morris Beckville TX

Roger Nunneley Saint Jo TX Kenneth Nixon Canton TX Clint Agee Vinegar Bend AL Murry Farms Mike Murry Ovett MS Circle G Ranch, Flatonia Texas Jim & Cathy Grimsrud Friendswood TX Three Rivers Ranch, LLC Carlos & James Rees Nixa MO Garrett Brangus Todd Garrett Midlothian TX Dustin Rousey Farms Royston GA


ATTENTION MEMBERS Total Herd Reporting September 1st Deadline Approaching

By now you should have received your Preliminary Inventory and No Progeny Report for your fall herd.


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The Preliminary Inventory is a list of active animals that show to be in your fall herd at this time. Please take the time to look over this list. These are the animals you will be billed for if no changes are made by September 1st. If there are animals listed that are no longer in your herd you need to let us know before September 1st. You can enter the disposal codes yourself online or you can enter a disposal code next to the animals no longer active and mail the inventory sheet back to the IBBA office. To avoid being invoiced for a disposed animal, you must properly report the disposal code before the September 1st deadline. Once an animal is invoiced no credit will be issued.

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The No Progeny Report is a list of the females (except young heifers) that are active in your fall herd that have not had a 2008 calf reported to IBBA. Under the THR rules, you must either report a calf (registered or not) on each cow every year or give a reason why they did not calve for that year. This must be done before September 1st. Any females that do not have a 2008 calf reported or a reason why they did not calve in 2008 will go inactive. In order to make these animals active again you will be charged a reactivation fee of $30 and all unpaid THR fees must be paid. To report these calves you can enter them online or you can fill out the No Progeny Report or a registration application form and mail it to the IBBA office. You need to give all information on the calves whether or not they are to be registered. If there are calves that you do not wish to register just leave the name blank. Under the THR rules, you must enter weaning information on all calves also. This information can be provided at the same time. Call the IBBA office at 210-696-8231 if assistance is needed.


don't miss the oklahoma city brangus summit! by DR. JOSEPH MASSEY

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ow is the time to make plans to attend the 2009 Brangus Summit in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 24 to 26, 2009 in conjunction with the National Western Show. Current developments in DNA technologies will make our educational programs extremely timely; Friday sessions will include presentations by three of the companies providing DNA services to the cattle industry. Our Thursday session will be held at the El Reno, Oklahoma, USDA-ARS

Grazinglands Research Laboratory. Dr. Mike Brown and Dr. David Lalman will present data on the trends of cattle in Oklahoma and the genetic traits that are relevant to cattlemen in 2009. The Brangus Summit will be hosted by the Oklahoma Brangus Breeders Association and the IBBA. The Summit Committee has worked diligently to make the 2009 Summit programs not only relevant to the Brangus producer but equally important to the commercial cattleman. I want to encourage our Brangus members to attend the Summit and to invite their customers to attend the Friday educational sessions. Developments in DNA technologies are advancing rapidly; you may never get a better chance to hear from three of the DNA companies at one time and to hear from industry leaders about the opportunities in utilizing these technologies. The Beef Industry is facing difficult times; the answers to developing sound practices to not only survive but to succeed in the future will take a complete understanding of the tools available to us to incorporate into our production strategies. Our Brangus Summit has been developed to inform our members and other cattlemen about the latest developments in these cutting- edge tools. The details of this program can be found in this Journal, on the IBBA Web-site and E-Blasts by the association. Please don’t miss the opportunity to attend. Hope to see you in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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— a joint venture between the IBBA and the Red Angus Association of America. GPS manages online registry programs for breed associations and the data base management of performance data like multi-breed EPDs.

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2009 IBBA SUMMIT: Schedule of Events Wednesday, September 23rd 2:00 pm 3:30 pm Thursday, September 24th 7:30 – 11:30 am 12:00 noon 1:30 pm 5:30 -6:30pm Friday, September 25th 7:30 am 8:00 -8:30 am 8:30 -9:15 am 9:15-10:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

IBBA Executive Committee Meeting Brangus Publications Inc. Board Report

Committee Reports Bus departs for afternoon tour of USDA Research Facility in EL Reno, OK Dr. Mike Brown - Brangus Research at the USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Dr. David Lalman -Future Trends of Cattle in Oklahoma Social in Sponsorship Room

1:00 pm 6:00 pm

Sponsorship room open for Coffee and pastries President’s Welcome and Special Presentation Dr. Mark Allen – Bringing Genomics to Practical Application in Beef Cattle Dr. Milton Thomas – Genetic Markers: Understanding Concepts to Continue Breed Improvement Coffee Break in Sponsorship room Panel Presentation Dr. Jim Gibb - Merial – Igenity Tom Holm – MMI Dr. Kent Andersen – Pfizer Animal Health IBBA Board of Directors Meeting IBBA Banquet at Oklahoma History Center

Saturday, September 26th 9:00 am

Western National Show

Sponsorship Options • $250 for 2 promotional items inserted in registration bag • $500 for Tabletop Display includes 2 promotional items inserted in registration bag, ½ page ad and one attendee registration 2 promotional items inserted in registration bag, sign at event, full page ad in the meeting program, 2 attendee registrations for the sponsorships listed below: $2000 for Coffee breaks and morning pastries $2000 for Social $2000 for boxed lunch/bus transportation to El Reno $4000 for Banquet (cost can be shared)

Hotel

The 2009 IBBA Summit will take place in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. For over 95 years, the historic Skirvin Hotel has been synonymous with elegance and innovation hosting oil barons, dignitaries, political leaders and Presidents. The new Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project to restore the original grandeur that made the Skirvin Hotel an Oklahoma City landmark. IBBA Group Rate is $159.00 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the reservation number 888-490-6546 or the hotel directly at 405-272-3040. Use the 3 letter reservation code BBA. Registration information will be coming mid-July.


NEWS&NOTEWORTHY

TBBA Calendar Correction Good News: all IBBA members received a 2009 Calendar with the December 2008 Issue, courtesy of the TBBA. Bad News: the October and November months were inadvertently printed in reverse order.

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The month of October should have been accompanied by the advertisement for the Doguet's Diamond D Ranch Annual Bull & Female Sale, held in Poteet, Texas on October 17, 2009. Additionally, the sale listing on October 17 incorrectly lists the location as Aliceville, AL (only off target by 828 miles!). To clarify...the sale is held in Poteet, Texas. Consequently, the Month of November should have been accompanied by the advertisement for the Camp Cooley Annual Production Sale, held in Franklin, Texas, November 19-21, 2009. Our sincere apologies for any confusion this created.

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NEWS&NOTEWORTHY Vorel farms field day

by GRANT KEENEN

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he Oklahoma Brangus Association held a field day May 20, 2009 at Vorel Farms in Luther, OK. A junior show judged by Jeff Mafi of Oklahoma State University started the day off. There were several entries with top quality cattle represented. A big thanks to the juniors and of course, to the parents for hauling them to all of their functions. An excellent slate of speakers followed the junior show. Brian Geneva from Igenity spoke about genetic testing, describing the tests and the new technology available to cow-calf producers as well as feeders to help increase efficiency and profitability. He went on to discuss the potential future impacts that new technology may play in the beef industry. Next up was Jeff Mafi, manager of the OSU purebred cattle operation. He spoke about their purebred herd and management practices. He pointed out that seedstock producers must identify their market and raise cattle to fit. “Breed your cows to match your market,� Mafi said. He also emphasized the importance of the Brangus female influence in the commercial beef industry. Dr. Bob Levoey, an animal nutritionist from OSU focused his presentation on the uses of feed by-products. Dr. Levoey highlighted the main commodities used by beef producers and showed samples and analysis of each. He related the best uses of each as well as the pros and cons of feed by-products.

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I concluded the speaker session with a short introduction of myself for those whom I had not had the pleasure of meeting. I spoke about the IBBA commercial programs: OptimaxX and Brangus Gold, describing the use of each and the positive image that enrollment will have on our Breed and our Association. I also gave a short synopsis of what I had done my first two months as your Director of Commercial Marketing Programs and my future plans. A big thank you is due to the Vorel family for hosting the field day and a sincere thanks to all of the speakers.

Vorel Farms, Luther OK


NEWS&NOTEWORTHY Carter Brangus Hosts the Southwest Brangus Breeders Association

Bill Morrison presents Brangus heifer to Ben ­Menges of Safford, AZ.

Dr. Carter presenting trophies to Junior winners.

Dr. Joseph Massey addressing the Field Day.

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r. Bart Carter and his wife, Vicki hosted the Southwest Brangus Breeders Association field day on June 30, 2009 in Thatcher, Arizona. Over 70 participants attended to hear national and state leaders make presentations on the cattle industry in Arizona. Dr. Joseph Massey, IBBA executive vice president made a presentation on the state of the Brangus breed along with trends in the seed stock industry. There was also a demonstration on how to freeze brand cattle and a junior judging competition among the juniors from the surround area. Bill Morrison, an IBBA Director, donated a Brangus heifer to the high scoring junior who was Ben Menges of Safford Arizona.

Carter Brangus, Thatcher AZ

The Southwest Brangus Breeders Association held an association meeting and announced that their SWBBA Sale will be held in Marana, Arizona, on February 13, 2010. R. L. Robbs, an IBBA Director, who was also in attendance, reported to the SWBBA that he was seeing previous Angus buyers now interested in Brangus cattle . He encouraged his fellow Brangus Breeders to contact potential customers who had bought Angus bulls in the past

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by MARK ENNS, PhD

DNA-based Technologies: What are the Opportunities?

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he use of currently available DNA-based technologies and those being developed have the potential to revolutionize the way we select and manage beef cattle. Because the topic of DNA-

based technologies is so broad, I can’t discuss everything in a single column so starting in the last issue and for several more to come, I will be presenting opportunities for the use of these technologies in your breeding program with the goal of greater profitability. In my mind there are four key areas where the use of this technology has the potential to greatly benefit beef cattle producers. The first opportunity for the use of DNA-based technologies is to test for genetic defects controlled by a single gene or locus (location on the chromosome). These defects typically are never seen unless an animal carries two copies of the defect allele (form of a gene). As a result normal appearing animals can carry the allele that causes the defect. Unless that animal is bred to another carrier and produces an affected offspring or a DNA test is used, the breeder may never know an animal is a carrier. DNAbased tests can be used to identify those carrier individuals or to verify an animal is free of that defect allele. Those animals that are free of those recessive alleles will never produce an offspring with the defect. Tests for many of these defects are offered by a variety of companies and include tests for osteopetrosis (commonly called “marble bone disease”), arthrogryposis multiplex (“curly calf syndrome”), and tibial hemimelia (TH) to name a few. Other more recently discovered defects are being investigated and DNA tests developed. The current tests are very accurate, widely used when appropriate, and help identify animals that could pass on the genes causing these defects to their progeny versus those that are free of the allele. Remember that these tests are not reflected in an animal’s EPD and conversely EPD cannot be used to identify these animals. The second use of the DNA-based technologies is for parentage identification and/or verification. Many of you involved in seedstock breeding already use DNA-based technologies for these purposes. Increasingly, this form of the technology is being used to allow producers more flexibility to manage pastures and forage resources during breeding season. Historically in order to identify the sires of calves, we have used single-sire breeding pastures. With DNAbased technologies this no longer a necessity but rather cows can be managed as a Continued on page 24

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PERSON

PERSON by DALE KIRKHAM, IBBA President

BRANGUS BEEF FEEDING THE HUNGRY WORLD

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ood is a universal language. Yes, you have probably heard that music is THE universal language, but food is one of life’s essentials, along with water, air and shelter. All cities, large or small, where I have traveled offer eateries and cuisines from many cultures and parts of the world. And making acquaintances with international guests is quite often centered around a meal. Every one eats and enjoys food, but not everyone sings, to which I am living proof. I contend that food is truly a universal language. Beef producers, both seedstock and commercial cattlemen, are linked with the common purpose of supplying part of the dietary needs of a growing world population. While other foods can provide some of the same essentials, it has been well established that beef is a natural source of protein as well as many vitamins and minerals. Considerable progress has been made in feeding the world population in the last 50 years. However, the number of humans is still growing rapidly and many suffer from hunger and malnutrition, even here in the United States. Some argue that cereal grains and other crops are the answer to feeding the world. But in reality, the human digestive tract from the teeth to the lower gut is that of an omnivore, adapted to a diet of meat as well as plant materials. Conventional wisdom suggests that humans should consume both. And cattle and other grazers convert grasses and other plant materials, non-edible to humans, into nutrient dense meat that provides balance to the human diet.

Grazing animals with ruminant digestive systems have a long history of utilizing the forages native to the steppes of Eurasia, the savannas of Africa, the pampas of South America, the prairies of North America and beyond. As human cultures developed through the centuries, man has learned to manage the grazing animals and forages to increase the output of red meat and feed more people. Major advancements in livestock management, genetics, processing, and food distribution have made beef more readily available to many people around the world. But the demand for beef continues to expand as standards of living improve in many countries and additional opportunities to make beef part of a healthy diet exist. Why should Brangus play a major role in meeting the nutritional needs of the expanding world population? The Brangus breed is a natural fit for at least two reasons. First, Brangus cattle are particularly adapted to the heat, humidity and insects common in the tropical and subtropical zones of the earth, the same regions with the greatest concentrations of humans in need of red meat to supplement their diet. And Brangus, whether black or red, is an excellent choice of breeds because the Angus influence results in very favorable beef carcasses while the Brahman or Zebu influence adds a strong maternal side with greater feed efficiency to their environmental adaptation. The Brangus breed as we know it today seems to have strong roots in the United States. However, it has become a truly international breed with breeders in Mexico, Australia, as well as countries in Central and South America, Africa, and Southeastern Asia. What do Brangus breeders around the globe have to share that can be beneficial to all? Here in the United States, breeders can offer a long history of Brangus development, including (but not limited to) extensive genetic records, documented performance in feedlots, Continued on page 24

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Doguet's


IBAreflections&revelations

Where Are They Now?

Checking in with past IBA Scholarship winners.

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fter all this time, the gratitude is still present. I’m Zac Vineyard, and can never remember a time without black Brangus cows. I graduated from Lampasas High School where Dad was my Ag Science teacher. FFA and Jr. Brangus activities were the life of our family. My older brother Syd had been active in Brangus events so I continued on. The scholarship helped me go to Texas Tech University where I earned a BS in Animal Science. I have completed the class work and research for a Masters degree in Meat Science and Muscle Biology under Dr. Mark Miller at Tech. I worked for over a year with Cargill Meat Solutions in Friona, Texas. I am back at Texas Tech to write my thesis and help Dr. Miller with research. My association with Brangus Cattle made it possible for me to start college. All the scholarships I received were the result of my supervised agriculture experi-

ence projects (SAEP) in FFA that always included Brangus heifers. The friendships made with Brangus folks from all over the country are such a lasting memory, because in the world of agriculture, those of us with that common interest are continually drawn together. For example, while serving on the Meat Judging Team at Tech in 2001, I was reunited with Brangus acquaintances from Kansas State and Texas A&M. Before my showing career ended, I participated with the Smith’s, Carrie and Amanda, whose grandfather was my Dad’s County Agent. I always enjoy hearing about the “kids” I had such a nice time with, and I am saddened that some of the wonderful parents are with us only in pleasant memories.

INTERNATIONAL BRANGUS AUXILIARY OFFICERS President: Pamela Doiron P.O. Box 1029, Santa Ynez, California 93460 (805.688.8310) First Vice-President: Karen Lucherk 2278 CR 213, McCoy, Texas 78113 (830.484.0209) Second Vice-President : Marlene Schwerin 11897 Schwerin Lane, Gentry, Arkansas (409.790.2355) Secretary: Tracee Buffaloe 1219 Meadowridge Dr., Beaumont, Texas 77706 (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)

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DIRECTORS Mary Beth Farris, Texas Kay Gibson, Texas Karen Lucherk, Texas Joy Reznicek, Alabama Barbara Watson, Louisiana Susan Vaughan, Georgia


IJBBAONTHEHORIZON

Texas Junior Brangus Breeders State Show Exhibitors

Texas Junior Brangus Breeders State Show 2009-2010 Officers

Texas Junior Brangus Breeders State Show Junior Showmanship

Texas Junior Brangus Breeders State Show Intermediate Showmanship

OFFICERS President: Ben Fuller, Texas Ex-Officio: Christine Schwerin, Arkansas BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Kate Farris, Texas Chelsie Meyer, Oklahoma Haley Weiss, Texas Daniel Watson, Louisiana Alex Brull, Kansas Justin Shrader, Texas IBBA Youth Department info@int-brangus.org

Texas Junior Brangus Breeders State Show Senior Showmanship

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DNA-Based technologies: what are the opportunities?

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group with multiple bulls in the group and the sires of the calves still identified. The use of the technology for sire identification offers the breeder much more flexibility in managing their forage resource during breeding season, while still producing calves with known parentage. This use of DNA-based technologies also opens a new opportunity for commercial cattle breeders who typically manage their cow herds in large groups with multiple sires. These commercial breeders can now use parent identification tests to identify the bulls in their herd producing the poorest calves. Once these bulls are identified, they can be culled and replaced with “hopefully” better performing bulls. If the commercial customer transfers this information to their bull suppliers in a productive relationship, those seedstock breeders can then also make selection decisions to better meet the needs of their customers. The third opportunity for the use of these technologies is for the use of DNA markers to help select animals for economically relevant quantitative traits—the traits that we try to improve using EPDs. It is these traits where we have the potential to greatly improve accuracy of selection at much earlier ages and also to select for improvements in traits where there is little data outside of research such as feed efficiency and tenderness. The fourth opportunity for the use of these technologies is to manage cattle using different feeding, marketing,

and health treatment regimes based on the results of DNA-tests. These later two opportunities offer tremendous potential to breed better, more profitable cattle and will be discussed in upcoming issues. As always, if you have further questions on this topic, please do not hesitate to send those in to us at brangusjournal@int-brangus. org

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Enns’ research focuses 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.

brangus beef feeding the hungry world?

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carcass data, and a broad genetic base from which to select seedstock. Because production models are different in other countries, producers have a good knowledge of grass-based genetics as well as expertise in intensive-forage management and livestock handling techniques. Sharing of these backgrounds is just one of the opportunities that will move Brangus and the beef industry forward. Many beef producers will probably never experience travel in a foreign country and observe firsthand the role that Brangus cattle have in feeding the world. But I can tell you from personal experience that the Houston “event” (IBBA convention and global roundup in conjunction with the livestock show and rodeo) was a great venue for meeting international guests and exchanging ideas. My sincere appreciation is extended to all who participated and I encourage more to consider this opportunity in the future. Brangus producers don’t need to be directly involved in the sale of semen, embryos, or live animals to other countries to be a part of promoting Brangus on an international scale. The exchange of experiences, ideas and information also provides benefits to everyone associated with beef, from producer to consumer. Meeting the need and demand for red meat by the world population is an international challenge, and an opportunity, to be met with communication and cooperation. No individual producer, breed,

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or country can accomplish this task alone. We as Brangus breeders from around the world are truly part of the future of the global beef industry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dale was first elected to the IBBA Board of Directors in 2005 and served as chairman of the Promotion Committee for two years before being selected as 2nd Vice-President. During the past year, he has also been Chairman of the BPI Board. Dale is a member of the HOA and Oklahoma regional Brangus associations. He is a strong advocate of member participation and clear, effective communication at all levels.


2009 Fall Sire Summary BRANGUS FALL 2009 NATIONAL CATTLE EVALUATION: Active Sires Birth Weight

Weaning Weight

Milk

Yearling Weight

Total Maternal

Scrotal Circ.

US REA

US Fat

US %IMF

No. Sires

2,710

2,710

2,710

2,710

2,710

1,327

1,166

1,166

1,166

Average

0.5

21.6

7.1

39.1

17.9

0.54

0.33

-0.001

0.010

Low

-6.8

-12.3

-43.4

-15.7

-38.5

-1.00

-0.49

-0.024

-0.370

High

7.9

67.3

36.8

99.2

52.0

2.30

1.07

0.027

0.500

Upper 1%

-3.9

47.9

23.6

78.3

38.0

1.6

0.88

-0.017

0.32

2%

-3.0

44.0

21.0

73.6

35.8

1.5

0.83

-0.015

0.25

3%

-2.7

41.2

19.8

71.3

33.5

1.4

0.80

-0.013

0.24

4%

-2.4

40.2

18.9

68.7

32.6

1.3

0.77

-0.012

0.21

5%

-2.2

39.3

18.0

66.7

31.6

1.3

0.73

-0.011

0.20

10%

-1.6

34.8

15.4

60.3

28.6

1.1

0.65

-0.009

0.15

15%

-1.1

32.2

13.7

56.1

26.6

1.0

0.59

-0.008

0.12

20%

-0.8

29.9

12.4

52.8

24.7

0.9

0.54

-0.007

0.09

25%

-0.5

28.2

11.4

49.8

23.3

0.8

0.50

-0.005

0.07

30%

-0.3

26.6

10.4

47.3

22.2

0.7

0.46

-0.004

0.05

35%

0.0

25.0

9.5

45.1

21.0

0.7

0.43

-0.004

0.04

40%

0.2

23.5

8.7

42.9

19.8

0.6

0.39

-0.003

0.03

45%

0.4

22.3

8.0

40.8

18.8

0.6

0.36

-0.002

0.01

50%

0.6

21.1

7.3

38.9

17.7

0.5

0.33

-0.001

0.00

55%

0.8

20.0

6.4

37.1

16.6

0.5

0.28

0.000

-0.01

60%

0.9

18.7

5.6

34.9

15.8

0.4

0.25

0.000

-0.02

65%

1.1

17.4

4.7

32.8

14.6

0.4

0.22

0.001

-0.03

70%

1.3

16.1

3.9

30.6

13.6

0.3

0.18

0.002

-0.04

75%

1.5

14.7

3.0

28.1

12.4

0.3

0.15

0.003

-0.06

80%

1.8

13.0

1.8

25.7

11.2

0.2

0.11

0.005

-0.07

85%

2.1

11.3

0.8

22.8

9.7

0.1

0.07

0.006

-0.09

90%

2.5

9.3

-0.8

18.8

7.7

0.0

0.01

0.008

-0.10

95%

3.2

5.7

-3.4

12.5

5.1

-0.1

-0.06

0.011

-0.15

EPD Average and Range

Percentile Breakdown

Brangus Journal

july/august 2009 | 25


BRANGUS FALL 2009 NATIONAL CATTLE EVALUATION: Active Dams Birth Weight

Weaning Weight

Milk

Yearling Weight

Total Maternal

Scrotal Circ.

US REA

US Fat

US %IMF

No. Dams

37,331

37,331

37,331

37,331

37,331

11,891

12,551

12,551

12,551

Average

0.6

18.5

7.1

33.4

16.3

0.44

0.22

-0.003

-0.006

Low

-7.8

-16.5

-30.6

-19.9

-22.3

-0.90

-0.60

-0.026

-0.350

High

8.3

59.3

39.3

93.9

55.3

1.80

1.08

0.025

0.500

Upper 1%

-2.8

39.9

24.6

66.3

37.5

1.3

0.76

-0.015

0.26

2%

-2.3

37.2

22.2

62.2

34.8

1.2

0.70

-0.014

0.22

3%

-2.0

35.4

20.6

59.5

33.0

1.2

0.66

-0.013

0.19

4%

-1.8

34.1

19.5

57.7

31.7

1.1

0.63

-0.012

0.17

5%

-1.7

33.0

18.6

56.2

30.7

1.1

0.60

-0.012

0.16

10%

-1.2

29.4

15.8

50.9

27.1

0.9

0.52

-0.010

0.11

15%

-0.8

27.1

13.9

47.5

24.8

0.8

0.45

-0.009

0.08

20%

-0.6

25.3

12.4

44.7

23.0

0.7

0.41

-0.008

0.06

25%

-0.3

23.9

11.3

42.3

21.5

0.7

0.36

-0.007

0.04

30%

-0.1

22.6

10.3

40.3

20.2

0.6

0.32

-0.006

0.03

35%

0.1

21.4

9.4

38.4

19.0

0.6

0.29

-0.005

0.02

40%

0.2

20.2

8.5

36.6

18.0

0.5

0.26

-0.004

0.01

45%

0.4

19.2

7.6

34.9

16.9

0.5

0.23

-0.004

0.00

50%

0.6

18.1

6.9

33.2

15.9

0.4

0.20

-0.003

-0.01

55%

0.7

17.1

6.1

31.6

14.9

0.4

0.17

-0.002

-0.02

60%

0.9

16.1

5.3

29.9

14.0

0.3

0.15

-0.002

-0.03

65%

1.0

15.1

4.5

28.1

13.0

0.3

0.12

-0.001

-0.04

70%

1.2

14.0

3.7

26.3

11.9

0.2

0.09

0.000

-0.05

75%

1.4

12.7

2.7

24.2

10.8

0.2

0.06

0.001

-0.06

80%

1.6

11.4

1.6

21.9

9.5

0.2

0.03

0.002

-0.08

85%

1.9

9.9

0.4

19.2

8.1

0.1

0.00

0.003

-0.09

90%

2.3

8.0

-1.3

15.8

6.2

0.0

-0.04

0.005

-0.11

95%

2.8

5.3

-4.0

10.9

3.4

-0.1

-0.10

0.007

-0.14

EPD Average and Range

Percentile Breakdown

26 | july/august 2009

Brangus Journal


BRANGUS FALL 2009 NATIONAL CATTLE EVALUATION: Nonparents Birth Weight

Weaning Weight

Milk

Yearling Weight

Total Maternal

Scrotal Circ.

US REA

US Fat

US %IMF

44,390

44,390

44,390

44,390

44,390

7,698

7,122

7,122

7,122

Average

0.5

21.7

7.5

39.9

18.4

0.69

0.35

-0.001

0.026

Low

-7.2

-16.2

-21.5

-22.9

-14.0

-0.50

-0.28

-0.025

-0.280

High

6.9

62.2

35.1

103.8

50.1

2.00

1.07

0.023

0.460

Upper 1%

-3.1

43.9

20.6

73.7

35.4

1.6

0.81

-0.014

0.30

2%

-2.6

41.1

18.8

69.3

33.2

1.5

0.76

-0.012

0.25

3%

-2.3

39.1

17.8

66.7

31.8

1.4

0.73

-0.012

0.23

4%

-2.1

37.7

17.0

64.9

30.9

1.4

0.70

-0.011

0.21

5%

-1.9

36.6

16.3

63.2

30.1

1.3

0.68

-0.010

0.19

10%

-1.3

32.9

14.1

58.0

27.2

1.2

0.61

-0.008

0.15

15%

-0.9

30.6

12.7

54.3

25.4

1.1

0.56

-0.007

0.13

20%

-0.6

28.8

11.6

51.5

24.0

1.0

0.52

-0.006

0.11

25%

-0.4

27.2

10.7

48.9

22.8

1.0

0.48

-0.005

0.09

30%

-0.2

25.8

9.9

46.8

21.7

0.9

0.46

-0.004

0.07

35%

0.0

24.6

9.3

44.7

20.8

0.8

0.43

-0.003

0.06

40%

0.2

23.4

8.6

42.8

19.9

0.8

0.40

-0.002

0.05

45%

0.4

22.3

8.0

41.0

19.0

0.7

0.38

-0.002

0.03

50%

0.5

21.2

7.3

39.2

18.2

0.7

0.35

-0.001

0.02

55%

0.7

20.2

6.7

37.6

17.3

0.6

0.33

0.000

0.01

60%

0.9

19.2

6.1

35.9

16.5

0.6

0.30

0.001

0.00

65%

1.0

18.1

5.5

34.2

15.6

0.5

0.28

0.001

-0.02

70%

1.2

17.0

4.8

32.4

14.7

0.5

0.25

0.002

-0.03

75%

1.4

15.8

4.2

30.5

13.7

0.4

0.22

0.003

-0.04

80%

1.6

14.6

3.4

28.4

12.6

0.3

0.19

0.004

-0.06

85%

1.9

13.1

2.5

26.1

11.4

0.3

0.15

0.006

-0.07

90%

2.2

11.2

1.2

23.0

9.8

0.2

0.11

0.007

-0.09

95%

2.8

8.4

-0.7

18.1

7.5

0.1

0.04

0.010

-0.13

EPD Average and Range

No. Animals

Percentile Breakdown

Brangus Journal

july/august 2009 | 27


Top 25 Bulls by Birth Weight EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R689928

SS SIZZLER 76/4-671

-6.8 (0.72)

-8 (0.72)

-11 (0.3)

-1 (0.39)

-5

2.

R9685720

NEWT OF BRINKS 302P16

-6.5 (0.81)

13 (0.79)

31 (0.69)

4 (0.3)

11

1.1 (0.6)

0.43 (0.71)

-0.08 (0.66)

0 (0.69)

3.

R10001405

CB-DJM TONIC 415R

-5.8 (0.52)

11 (0.51)

28 (0.37)

4 (0.2)

9

0.5 (0.29)

0.13 (0.4)

0.16 (0.35)

0.002 (0.38)

0.12 (0.17)

-0.03 (0.1)

-0.004 (0.11)

1 (0.17)

0.19 (0.25)

0.11 (0.22)

0.004 (0.22)

1 (0.89)

-0.24 (0.89)

-0.06 (0.81)

-0.017 (0.88)

4.

R634094

GC IMP-700-CAR 433

-4.9 (0.62)

23 (0.62)

50 (0.29)

1 (0.34)

12

4.

R10034231

BRINKS BEST BET 675S3

-4.9 (0.52)

22 (0.47)

48 (0.23)

9 (0.2)

20

6.

R10016225

CCR SLEEP EASY 14P3

-4.8 (0.53)

15 (0.28)

26 (0.09)

4 (0.11)

12

7.

R282060

EXACTO OF BRINKS

-4 (0.96)

6 (0.96)

18 (0.94)

18 (0.95)

21

8.

R9665999

SUHN'S BT 331N2

-3.9 (0.58)

10 (0.56)

33 (0.42)

7 (0.29)

12

0.1 (0.29)

0.46 (0.43)

0.14 (0.37)

0.001 (0.38)

8.

R10003391

BRINKS LEAD GUN 488R

-3.9 (0.51)

10 (0.49)

32 (0.29)

7 (0.23)

12

0.8 (0.25)

0.41 (0.31)

0.05 (0.26)

-0.004 (0.28)

10.

R485024

BIG EASY OF BRINKS 283Z

-3.8 (0.91)

9 (0.9)

32 (0.85)

10 (0.85)

15

1.5 (0.78)

0.02 (0.81)

0.13 (0.74)

-0.004 (0.79)

10.

R10034825

GRIESE OF BRINKS 803R27

-3.8 (0.74)

23 (0.7)

36 (0.53)

7 (0.24)

18

1.1 (0.47)

0.39 (0.57)

0.2 (0.51)

-0.016 (0.56)

12.

R764124

MR HD KO 81J

-3.7 (0.61)

-6 (0.45)

-4 (0.35)

9 (0.3)

6

0.6 (0.29)

-0.28 (0.34)

0.15 (0.29)

-0.017 (0.33)

13.

R9685825

COLE OF BRINKS 14P3

-3.6 (0.7)

25 (0.66)

51 (0.52)

7 (0.24)

20

0.1 (0.42)

0.52 (0.55)

0.07 (0.49)

-0.008 (0.53) -0.001 (0.29)

14.

R10005137

KB LEAD GUN 209P

-3.4 (0.5)

24 (0.4)

50 (0.3)

9 (0.23)

21

0.6 (0.21)

0.5 (0.31)

0.17 (0.28)

14.

R666715

CASINO 44F

-3.4 (0.66)

10 (0.63)

28 (0.47)

5 (0.54)

10

0.1 (0.33)

0.29 (0.48)

-0.12 (0.42)

0.002 (0.44)

14.

R772234

JAK CHALLENGER 392K

-3.4 (0.57)

3 (0.49)

9 (0.33)

11 (0.31)

12

-0.2 (0.29)

0.16 (0.33)

0.23 (0.29)

-0.007 (0.33)

17.

R9680324

MC ALIAS 535P

-3.2 (0.67)

12 (0.64)

29 (0.48)

22 (0.27)

28

0 (0.36)

0.17 (0.51)

0.06 (0.45)

-0.006 (0.47)

18.

RR603448

TK VALERO 101P6

-3 (0.58)

20 (0.5)

27 (0.25)

4 (0.18)

14

0.1 (0.16)

0.13 (0.28)

0.04 (0.22)

-0.001 (0.25)

18.

R628970

LECHE OF ROCKBROOK 535E

-3 (0.8)

7 (0.79)

25 (0.67)

17 (0.53)

21

0.5 (0.59)

0.01 (0.65)

-0.03 (0.59)

-0.009 (0.63)

20.

R556270

BRINKS CC NEWS DAY 661C2

-2.9 (0.91)

20 (0.9)

42 (0.85)

25 (0.85)

36

-0.3 (0.79)

0 (0.83)

0.01 (0.8)

-0.006 (0.81)

20.

R733651

PR DOUBLE TIME 55/9

-2.9 (0.72)

23 (0.69)

42 (0.49)

18 (0.54)

29

-0.1 (0.34)

0.37 (0.45)

-0.03 (0.39)

-0.013 (0.42)

20.

R797275

MR J.S. DUKE 918L3

-2.9 (0.53)

30 (0.47)

55 (0.34)

13 (0.3)

28

1 (0.27)

0.41 (0.33)

0.07 (0.28)

0.005 (0.32)

23.

R781823

BRINKS DATELINE 406K7

-2.8 (0.5)

13 (0.34)

15 (0.24)

9 (0.25)

16

-0.2 (0.18)

-0.14 (0.25)

0.03 (0.21)

0.007 (0.23)

23.

R9684239

KB PARDNER 201P

-2.8 (0.66)

23 (0.6)

49 (0.43)

16 (0.28)

28

0.4 (0.33)

0.23 (0.46)

0.26 (0.4)

0.006 (0.44)

23.

R785434

MR B3 BIG EASY 04L2

-2.8 (0.54)

6 (0.32)

11 (0.17)

13 (0.19)

16

YW

Milk

Top 25 Bulls by Weaning Weight EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R10039796

MC LEAD GUN 101R11

-1 (0.57)

67 (0.5)

99 (0.4)

-8 (0.24)

26

1.3 (0.35)

0.82 (0.39)

0.13 (0.34)

-0.002 (0.38)

2.

R654075

WR DUKE 228/F

-2.6 (0.85)

56 (0.83)

92 (0.74)

5 (0.68)

33

2.3 (0.51)

0.25 (0.71)

0.03 (0.66)

0.003 (0.68)

3.

R808651

MC COOL HAND 52M6

4.2 (0.75)

55 (0.72)

70 (0.6)

5 (0.45)

33

0.2 (0.5)

0.94 (0.63)

-0.02 (0.57)

0 (0.6)

4.

R9693984

BRINKS LEAD GUN 415P44

2.3 (0.59)

53 (0.5)

86 (0.35)

-3 (0.24)

24

1.1 (0.21)

0.77 (0.37)

0.19 (0.33)

0.005 (0.35) -0.005 (0.28)

5.

R791680

WLS PRIME TIME 15/1

1.9 (0.62)

53 (0.55)

69 (0.37)

-5 (0.31)

22

1.2 (0.21)

0.33 (0.31)

0.01 (0.24)

6.

R9679933

MR 4C 111N

2.4 (0.68)

52 (0.67)

81 (0.5)

-3 (0.28)

23

1.4 (0.38)

0.59 (0.52)

-0.01 (0.45)

0 (0.49)

7.

R806670

SCC CADENCE 237L

3.6 (0.64)

51 (0.63)

85 (0.5)

4 (0.4)

29

0.6 (0.18)

0.54 (0.53)

-0.07 (0.47)

-0.005 (0.5)

8.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

9.

R823699

MC BRIGHT SIDE 2M11

1.4 (0.63)

50 (0.61)

89 (0.44)

-1 (0.27)

24

0.6 (0.4)

0.79 (0.46)

0.05 (0.4)

0.021 (0.42)

10.

R699691

CENTENIAL OF SALACOA

2.3 (0.81)

50 (0.78)

75 (0.7)

14 (0.6)

39

0.6 (0.25)

0.37 (0.71)

-0.03 (0.67)

0 (0.7)

11.

R796908

CCC NEWSMAKER 336L11

1.3 (0.64)

49 (0.61)

64 (0.45)

4 (0.38)

29

0.9 (0.37)

0.11 (0.45)

-0.01 (0.39)

-0.003 (0.41)

12.

R10043023

CCC 1144 DUKE 683R7

3.1 (0.55)

49 (0.53)

71 (0.31)

13 (0.22)

37

0.6 (0.28)

0.46 (0.34)

-0.24 (0.28)

-0.015 (0.32)

13.

R816154

SUHN'S TARGET 416M7

3.1 (0.76)

48 (0.66)

78 (0.5)

1 (0.35)

26

0.5 (0.35)

0.21 (0.5)

-0.08 (0.45)

-0.002 (0.44)

14.

R9679417

MC JOHN WAYNE 165N3

15.

R10009407

TCB CATAWBA WARRIOR R532

5 (0.78)

48 (0.77)

76 (0.7)

4 (0.35)

28

1 (0.59)

0.75 (0.71)

0.2 (0.67)

0.007 (0.71)

-0.2 (0.63)

48 (0.52)

85 (0.35)

18 (0.15)

42

0.9 (0.21)

0.72 (0.38)

0.02 (0.31)

0.002 (0.3)

1 (0.48)

0.82 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.55)

0.019 (0.58)

16.

R10038652

MC REAL DEAL 541R3

1.7 (0.71)

48 (0.7)

86 (0.58)

9 (0.24)

33

16.

R758549

MR BAR C 15J25

0.5 (0.71)

48 (0.54)

80 (0.25)

4 (0.22)

28

18.

R797239

TJM JOHN WAYNE 44L

4.8 (0.89)

47 (0.88)

72 (0.82)

-4 (0.72)

19

1.5 (0.74)

0.68 (0.83)

0.11 (0.8)

0.004 (0.82)

19.

R9676710

CCC BRAVEHEART 226N3

3.5 (0.72)

46 (0.68)

58 (0.5)

17 (0.27)

40

1.4 (0.39)

0.45 (0.53)

0.23 (0.47)

0.005 (0.46)

20.

R702145

ECH CADENCE 793-H2

1.4 (0.73)

46 (0.7)

61 (0.61)

13 (0.52)

36

1 (0.53)

0.5 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.54)

-0.003 (0.58)

21.

R10004209

CSONKA OF BRINKS 30R4

3.9 (0.85)

45 (0.83)

88 (0.76)

5 (0.25)

27

2 (0.69)

0.72 (0.78)

0.24 (0.74)

-0.001 (0.76)

22.

R823779

MC COOL HAND 100M

1.7 (0.67)

45 (0.66)

76 (0.41)

3 (0.28)

25

0.4 (0.38)

0.83 (0.43)

0.03 (0.36)

-0.002 (0.4)

23.

R9694045

ROWDY OF BRINKS 535P59

3.1 (0.62)

44 (0.52)

82 (0.34)

18 (0.25)

40

0.8 (0.28)

0.85 (0.34)

0.01 (0.29)

0.008 (0.32)

24.

R9665890

MC GRID MAKER 889N14

1.2 (0.59)

43 (0.57)

63 (0.41)

10 (0.26)

31

0 (0.3)

0.58 (0.44)

-0.06 (0.37)

-0.005 (0.42)

25.

R9677452

MC JOHN WAYNE 67P3

3.5 (0.63)

42 (0.61)

73 (0.45)

-1 (0.29)

20

1.6 (0.34)

0.61 (0.34)

-0.03 (0.28)

0.004 (0.32)

28 | july/august 2009

Brangus Journal


Top 25 Bulls by Yearling Weight EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R654075

WR DUKE 228/F

-2.6 (0.85)

56 (0.83)

92 (0.74)

5 (0.68)

33

2.3 (0.51)

0.25 (0.71)

0.03 (0.66)

0.003 (0.68)

2.

R10004209

CSONKA OF BRINKS 30R4

3.9 (0.85)

45 (0.83)

88 (0.76)

5 (0.25)

27

2 (0.69)

0.72 (0.78)

0.24 (0.74)

-0.001 (0.76)

3.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

4.

R10038652

MC REAL DEAL 541R3

1.7 (0.71)

48 (0.7)

86 (0.58)

9 (0.24)

33

1 (0.48)

0.82 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.55)

0.019 (0.58)

5.

R806670

SCC CADENCE 237L

3.6 (0.64)

51 (0.63)

85 (0.5)

4 (0.4)

29

0.6 (0.18)

0.54 (0.53)

-0.07 (0.47)

-0.005 (0.5)

6.

R9661272

LANDRY OF BRINKS 209N4

-1.2 (0.74)

36 (0.73)

82 (0.55)

2 (0.37)

19

0.8 (0.47)

0.5 (0.58)

0.16 (0.52)

0.014 (0.54)

7.

R9679933

MR 4C 111N

2.4 (0.68)

52 (0.67)

81 (0.5)

-3 (0.28)

23

1.4 (0.38)

0.59 (0.52)

-0.01 (0.45)

0 (0.49)

8.

R824972

BLACKHAWK OF BRINKS 607M12

2.1 (0.88)

39 (0.87)

81 (0.81)

8 (0.63)

27

0.5 (0.74)

0.85 (0.82)

-0.18 (0.79)

0.005 (0.81)

9.

R816154

SUHN'S TARGET 416M7

3.1 (0.76)

48 (0.66)

78 (0.5)

1 (0.35)

26

0.5 (0.35)

0.21 (0.5)

-0.08 (0.45)

-0.002 (0.44)

10.

R9686098

GARRETT OF BRINKS 789P

-1.7 (0.85)

33 (0.83)

77 (0.74)

9 (0.24)

25

1.8 (0.64)

0.21 (0.76)

0.06 (0.71)

-0.002 (0.74)

11.

R9679417

MC JOHN WAYNE 165N3

5 (0.78)

48 (0.77)

76 (0.7)

4 (0.35)

28

1 (0.59)

0.75 (0.71)

0.2 (0.67)

0.007 (0.71)

12.

R699691

CENTENIAL OF SALACOA

2.3 (0.81)

50 (0.78)

75 (0.7)

14 (0.6)

39

0.6 (0.25)

0.37 (0.71)

-0.03 (0.67)

0 (0.7)

13.

R797239

TJM JOHN WAYNE 44L

4.8 (0.89)

47 (0.88)

72 (0.82)

-4 (0.72)

19

1.5 (0.74)

0.68 (0.83)

0.11 (0.8)

0.004 (0.82)

14.

R749247

WR SCC TRANSFORMER IV 416J6

2 (0.69)

42 (0.66)

71 (0.51)

1 (0.38)

22

0.5 (0.33)

0.69 (0.42)

-0.07 (0.37)

0.003 (0.39)

15.

R808651

MC COOL HAND 52M6

4.2 (0.75)

55 (0.72)

70 (0.6)

5 (0.45)

33

0.2 (0.5)

0.94 (0.63)

-0.02 (0.57)

0 (0.6)

16.

R623286

BRINKS EASY STREET 30D37

1.9 (0.77)

34 (0.76)

68 (0.68)

-18 (0.57)

-1

0.4 (0.58)

0.65 (0.63)

0.05 (0.57)

0.016 (0.58)

17.

R617909

MR 304 (LUCKY) 118

2.3 (0.59)

32 (0.66)

67 (0.53)

2 (0.47)

18

0.4 (0.2)

0.37 (0.24)

0.05 (0.17)

-0.002 (0.19)

18.

R9662984

GRANT OF BRINKS 607N17

5.9 (0.78)

36 (0.77)

67 (0.69)

-10 (0.39)

8

1.2 (0.63)

0.38 (0.71)

0.09 (0.67)

0.007 (0.68)

19.

R9677104

SVF MR 535N32

1.6 (0.63)

35 (0.62)

67 (0.55)

1 (0.25)

19

0.4 (0.4)

0.58 (0.58)

-0.17 (0.53)

0 (0.57)

20.

R700597

BRIGHT SIDE OF BRINKS 789G5

2.5 (0.92)

34 (0.91)

65 (0.87)

-7 (0.85)

10

0.7 (0.8)

0.83 (0.87)

-0.02 (0.85)

0.014 (0.86) -0.004 (0.54)

21.

R793316

LCF DUKE 537K

0.7 (0.73)

39 (0.67)

65 (0.53)

11 (0.37)

31

0.14 (0.55)

0.05 (0.51)

22.

R9694111

LUKE OF BRINKS 784P14

2.2 (0.65)

33 (0.63)

64 (0.51)

8 (0.24)

24

0.5 (0.45)

0.64 (0.54)

0.11 (0.48)

0 (0.51)

23.

R778561

LEAD GUN OF BRINKS 222K14

-1.5 (0.92)

33 (0.91)

64 (0.87)

8 (0.77)

24

0.8 (0.81)

0.85 (0.88)

0.18 (0.85)

-0.006 (0.87)

24.

R9665002

MR CR FRED 99/N26

3.9 (0.76)

40 (0.7)

64 (0.54)

15 (0.33)

35

0.2 (0.43)

0.59 (0.54)

-0.16 (0.47)

0 (0.5)

25.

R647046

SPECIAL ADDITION OF BRINKS

1.2 (0.89)

29 (0.88)

63 (0.83)

19 (0.81)

34

0.4 (0.74)

0.46 (0.82)

-0.09 (0.79)

-0.012 (0.78)

Top 25 Bulls by Milk EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R593769

2.

R728507

CADENCE OF BRINKS

-2.6 (0.93)

32 (0.92)

54 (0.88)

30 (0.88)

46

0.2 (0.83)

0.63 (0.87)

0.06 (0.85)

-0.002 (0.86)

BEST BET OF BRINKS 535H38

-2.7 (0.85)

27 (0.82)

61 (0.72)

26 (0.67)

39

1.3 (0.63)

0.1 (0.73)

0.24 (0.68)

3.

R556270

0.001 (0.7)

BRINKS CC NEWS DAY 661C2

-2.9 (0.91)

20 (0.9)

42 (0.85)

25 (0.85)

36

-0.3 (0.79)

0 (0.83)

0.01 (0.8)

-0.006 (0.81)

4.

R670567

GERONIMO OF BRINKS 392F15

-1.4 (0.88)

13 (0.86)

30 (0.8)

21 (0.78)

28

0.3 (0.73)

0.18 (0.8)

-0.04 (0.77)

0.007 (0.78)

4.

R804378

NIMITZ OF BRINKS 75L12

-1.8 (0.86)

26 (0.85)

43 (0.78)

21 (0.67)

34

0 (0.72)

0.27 (0.8)

0.25 (0.76)

-0.007 (0.78)

6.

R754008

CEO OF BRINKS 99J44

2.3 (0.86)

32 (0.85)

62 (0.79)

20 (0.72)

36

0.5 (0.71)

0.25 (0.8)

0.5 (0.77)

-0.008 (0.78)

7.

R637707

ESCOBA DUKE -16E2

1.1 (0.78)

21 (0.75)

33 (0.47)

19 (0.51)

30

1 (0.19)

0.08 (0.44)

-0.16 (0.37)

-0.018 (0.41)

8.

R647046

SPECIAL ADDITION OF BRINKS

1.2 (0.89)

29 (0.88)

63 (0.83)

19 (0.81)

34

0.4 (0.74)

0.46 (0.82)

-0.09 (0.79)

-0.012 (0.78)

9.

R714565

XS TRAILS END 307H

1.7 (0.75)

28 (0.7)

53 (0.46)

19 (0.53)

33

0.8 (0.23)

0.35 (0.44)

-0.05 (0.36)

-0.008 (0.4)

10.

R282060

EXACTO OF BRINKS

-4 (0.96)

6 (0.96)

18 (0.94)

18 (0.95)

21

1 (0.89)

-0.24 (0.89)

-0.06 (0.81)

-0.017 (0.88)

11.

R733651

PR DOUBLE TIME 55/9

-2.9 (0.72)

23 (0.69)

42 (0.49)

18 (0.54)

29

-0.1 (0.34)

0.37 (0.45)

-0.03 (0.39)

-0.013 (0.42)

12.

R628970

LECHE OF ROCKBROOK 535E

-3 (0.8)

7 (0.79)

25 (0.67)

17 (0.53)

21

0.5 (0.59)

0.01 (0.65)

-0.03 (0.59)

-0.009 (0.63)

12.

R698454

CCC NEWSMAKER 192G3

-2.4 (0.85)

6 (0.83)

14 (0.7)

17 (0.69)

20

0.2 (0.66)

-0.18 (0.67)

0.32 (0.62)

0.012 (0.63)

14.

R785291

MC WATASH 98L24

1.3 (0.83)

12 (0.81)

28 (0.73)

17 (0.64)

23

1 (0.63)

-0.02 (0.74)

-0.15 (0.7)

0.002 (0.73)

15.

R719316

ACES TF WRANGLER 145/8

1.1 (0.78)

29 (0.75)

54 (0.65)

16 (0.59)

31

0.7 (0.56)

0.25 (0.67)

0.14 (0.62)

0.014 (0.65)

16.

R725508

S.B. MR CADENCE 430H5

0.6 (0.83)

24 (0.82)

46 (0.66)

16 (0.67)

28

1.7 (0.62)

-0.2 (0.67)

-0.19 (0.62)

-0.002 (0.64)

17.

R194005

HCR CLOUD 193M

0.5 (0.61)

16 (0.66)

26 (0.42)

14 (0.54)

23

0.1 (0.18)

18.

R699691

CENTENIAL OF SALACOA

2.3 (0.81)

50 (0.78)

75 (0.7)

14 (0.6)

39

0.6 (0.25)

0.37 (0.71)

-0.03 (0.67)

0 (0.7)

19.

R702145

ECH CADENCE 793-H2

1.4 (0.73)

46 (0.7)

61 (0.61)

13 (0.52)

36

1 (0.53)

0.5 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.54)

-0.003 (0.58)

20.

R762672

CCC NEWSMAKER 192J6

1.7 (0.78)

39 (0.76)

52 (0.58)

13 (0.51)

33

0.1 (0.52)

-0.09 (0.61)

0.14 (0.55)

0 (0.56)

21.

R557102

CCR UPDATE 314C

-2 (0.93)

11 (0.92)

17 (0.86)

13 (0.87)

19

-0.2 (0.76)

0.01 (0.81)

-0.03 (0.77)

0 (0.79)

22.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

23.

R620910

KODIAK

-1.2 (0.73)

14 (0.7)

23 (0.56)

12 (0.58)

19

0.3 (0.43)

0.29 (0.36)

0.15 (0.26)

-0.001 (0.31)

0.02 (0.81)

0.13 (0.74)

-0.004 (0.79)

24.

R247275

PRIDE OF BRINKS

-0.6 (0.88)

16 (0.89)

33 (0.81)

11 (0.84)

18

-0.5 (0.64)

25.

R485024

BIG EASY OF BRINKS 283Z

-3.8 (0.91)

9 (0.9)

32 (0.85)

10 (0.85)

15

1.5 (0.78)

Brangus Journal

july/august 2009 | 29


Top 25 Bulls by M & G EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R593769

CADENCE OF BRINKS

-2.6 (0.93)

32 (0.92)

54 (0.88)

30 (0.88)

46

0.2 (0.83)

0.63 (0.87)

0.06 (0.85)

-0.002 (0.86)

2.

R728507

BEST BET OF BRINKS 535H38

-2.7 (0.85)

27 (0.82)

61 (0.72)

26 (0.67)

39

1.3 (0.63)

0.1 (0.73)

0.24 (0.68)

0.001 (0.7)

3.

R699691

CENTENIAL OF SALACOA

2.3 (0.81)

50 (0.78)

75 (0.7)

14 (0.6)

39

0.6 (0.25)

0.37 (0.71)

-0.03 (0.67)

0 (0.7)

4.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

5.

R754008

CEO OF BRINKS 99J44

2.3 (0.86)

32 (0.85)

62 (0.79)

20 (0.72)

36

0.5 (0.71)

0.25 (0.8)

0.5 (0.77)

-0.008 (0.78)

5.

R702145

ECH CADENCE 793-H2

1.4 (0.73)

46 (0.7)

61 (0.61)

13 (0.52)

36

1 (0.53)

0.5 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.54)

-0.003 (0.58)

7.

R556270

BRINKS CC NEWS DAY 661C2

-2.9 (0.91)

20 (0.9)

42 (0.85)

25 (0.85)

36

-0.3 (0.79)

0 (0.83)

0.01 (0.8)

-0.006 (0.81)

8.

R804378

NIMITZ OF BRINKS 75L12

-1.8 (0.86)

26 (0.85)

43 (0.78)

21 (0.67)

34

0 (0.72)

0.27 (0.8)

0.25 (0.76)

-0.007 (0.78)

9.

R647046

SPECIAL ADDITION OF BRINKS

1.2 (0.89)

29 (0.88)

63 (0.83)

19 (0.81)

34

0.4 (0.74)

0.46 (0.82)

-0.09 (0.79)

-0.012 (0.78) 0.003 (0.68)

10.

R654075

WR DUKE 228/F

-2.6 (0.85)

56 (0.83)

92 (0.74)

5 (0.68)

33

2.3 (0.51)

0.25 (0.71)

0.03 (0.66)

11.

R762672

CCC NEWSMAKER 192J6

1.7 (0.78)

39 (0.76)

52 (0.58)

13 (0.51)

33

0.1 (0.52)

-0.09 (0.61)

0.14 (0.55)

0 (0.56)

12.

R714565

XS TRAILS END 307H

1.7 (0.75)

28 (0.7)

53 (0.46)

19 (0.53)

33

0.8 (0.23)

0.35 (0.44)

-0.05 (0.36)

-0.008 (0.4)

13.

R719316

ACES TF WRANGLER 145/8

1.1 (0.78)

29 (0.75)

54 (0.65)

16 (0.59)

31

0.7 (0.56)

0.25 (0.67)

0.14 (0.62)

0.014 (0.65)

14.

R637707

ESCOBA DUKE -16E2

1.1 (0.78)

21 (0.75)

33 (0.47)

19 (0.51)

30

1 (0.19)

0.08 (0.44)

-0.16 (0.37)

-0.018 (0.41)

15.

R733651

PR DOUBLE TIME 55/9

-2.9 (0.72)

23 (0.69)

42 (0.49)

18 (0.54)

29

-0.1 (0.34)

0.37 (0.45)

-0.03 (0.39)

-0.013 (0.42)

16.

R670567

GERONIMO OF BRINKS 392F15

-1.4 (0.88)

13 (0.86)

30 (0.8)

21 (0.78)

28

0.3 (0.73)

0.18 (0.8)

-0.04 (0.77)

0.007 (0.78) -0.002 (0.64)

17.

R725508

S.B. MR CADENCE 430H5

0.6 (0.83)

24 (0.82)

46 (0.66)

16 (0.67)

28

1.7 (0.62)

-0.2 (0.67)

-0.19 (0.62)

18.

R824972

BLACKHAWK OF BRINKS 607M12

2.1 (0.88)

39 (0.87)

81 (0.81)

8 (0.63)

27

0.5 (0.74)

0.85 (0.82)

-0.18 (0.79)

0.005 (0.81)

19.

R778561

LEAD GUN OF BRINKS 222K14

-1.5 (0.92)

33 (0.91)

64 (0.87)

8 (0.77)

24

0.8 (0.81)

0.85 (0.88)

0.18 (0.85)

-0.006 (0.87) -0.009 (0.65)

20.

R558604

FLC MR DUKE 1144/C1

1.5 (0.83)

30 (0.82)

45 (0.72)

9 (0.71)

24

0 (0.65)

0.36 (0.7)

-0.3 (0.65)

21.

R712154

MC NEWS MAN 81H13

2.2 (0.88)

35 (0.87)

60 (0.8)

7 (0.78)

24

1 (0.69)

0.3 (0.79)

-0.08 (0.75)

0.005 (0.77)

22.

R684970

CONFEDERATE

-2.1 (0.83)

28 (0.76)

48 (0.61)

9 (0.63)

23

0.4 (0.43)

0.47 (0.54)

-0.04 (0.47)

-0.007 (0.49)

-0.02 (0.74)

-0.15 (0.7)

0.002 (0.73)

0.05 (0.75)

-0.04 (0.71)

0.007 (0.73)

REA

IMF

FAT

22.

R785291

MC WATASH 98L24

1.3 (0.83)

12 (0.81)

28 (0.73)

17 (0.64)

23

1 (0.63)

24.

R194005

HCR CLOUD 193M

0.5 (0.61)

16 (0.66)

26 (0.42)

14 (0.54)

23

0.1 (0.18)

25.

R613376

WB TARGET 804D32

0.8 (0.91)

28 (0.89)

48 (0.82)

9 (0.83)

22

0.7 (0.75)

Top 25 Bulls by Scrotal Circumference EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

1.

R654075

WR DUKE 228/F

-2.6 (0.85)

56 (0.83)

92 (0.74)

5 (0.68)

33

2.3 (0.51)

0.25 (0.71)

0.03 (0.66)

0.003 (0.68)

2.

R753986

UPPERCUT OF BRINKS 14J8

-1.3 (0.85)

13 (0.82)

32 (0.74)

-3 (0.65)

4

2 (0.65)

0.23 (0.74)

0.14 (0.7)

-0.012 (0.72)

2.

R10004209

CSONKA OF BRINKS 30R4

3.9 (0.85)

45 (0.83)

88 (0.76)

5 (0.25)

27

2 (0.69)

0.72 (0.78)

0.24 (0.74)

-0.001 (0.76)

4.

R738436

ALI OF BRINKS 209J2

-2.5 (0.85)

2 (0.83)

12 (0.76)

3 (0.71)

4

1.9 (0.69)

-0.16 (0.77)

0.07 (0.73)

0.001 (0.75)

5.

R9686098

GARRETT OF BRINKS 789P

-1.7 (0.85)

33 (0.83)

77 (0.74)

9 (0.24)

25

1.8 (0.64)

0.21 (0.76)

0.06 (0.71)

-0.002 (0.74)

5.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

7.

R9678799

SUHN'S ALYDAR 416N3

-1.1 (0.81)

10 (0.79)

23 (0.67)

5 (0.33)

10

1.7 (0.6)

0.01 (0.68)

-0.06 (0.63)

-0.005 (0.67)

7.

R725508

S.B. MR CADENCE 430H5

0.6 (0.83)

24 (0.82)

46 (0.66)

16 (0.67)

28

1.7 (0.62)

-0.2 (0.67)

-0.19 (0.62)

-0.002 (0.64)

9.

R797239

TJM JOHN WAYNE 44L

4.8 (0.89)

47 (0.88)

72 (0.82)

-4 (0.72)

19

1.5 (0.74)

0.68 (0.83)

0.11 (0.8)

0.004 (0.82)

9.

R10004011

SINGLETARY OF BRINKS 675R

1.3 (0.82)

30 (0.78)

61 (0.64)

8 (0.24)

23

1.5 (0.56)

0.55 (0.67)

0.24 (0.62)

0.007 (0.65)

9.

R485024

BIG EASY OF BRINKS 283Z

-3.8 (0.91)

9 (0.9)

32 (0.85)

10 (0.85)

15

1.5 (0.78)

0.02 (0.81)

0.13 (0.74)

-0.004 (0.79) 0.001 (0.77)

12.

R804495

SONAR OF BRINKS 607L18

-0.1 (0.84)

1 (0.83)

7 (0.77)

3 (0.66)

3

1.4 (0.68)

-0.08 (0.79)

0.18 (0.75)

13.

R728507

BEST BET OF BRINKS 535H38

-2.7 (0.85)

27 (0.82)

61 (0.72)

26 (0.67)

39

1.3 (0.63)

0.1 (0.73)

0.24 (0.68)

0.001 (0.7)

14.

R754126

NEW ERA OF BRINKS 541J37

-2.2 (0.86)

5 (0.84)

19 (0.78)

3 (0.72)

6

1.2 (0.7)

0.56 (0.79)

0.19 (0.75)

-0.005 (0.77)

14.

R9662984

GRANT OF BRINKS 607N17

5.9 (0.78)

36 (0.77)

67 (0.69)

-10 (0.39)

8

1.2 (0.63)

0.38 (0.71)

0.09 (0.67)

0.007 (0.68)

14.

R9670079

DITKA OF BRINKS 535N37

2.1 (0.84)

14 (0.83)

17 (0.78)

17 (0.47)

24

1.2 (0.69)

0.27 (0.8)

0.04 (0.76)

-0.009 (0.78)

17.

R9685720

NEWT OF BRINKS 302P16

-6.5 (0.81)

13 (0.79)

31 (0.69)

4 (0.3)

11

1.1 (0.6)

0.43 (0.71)

-0.08 (0.66)

0 (0.69)

17.

R9677381

BEAR BRYANT OF BRINKS 1000N6

4.9 (0.8)

39 (0.79)

61 (0.72)

14 (0.44)

34

1.1 (0.62)

0.61 (0.74)

-0.26 (0.7)

-0.006 (0.73)

17.

R9678800

SUHN'S AFFIRMED 416N4

1.4 (0.83)

31 (0.82)

57 (0.72)

3 (0.38)

19

1.1 (0.62)

0.23 (0.74)

0.03 (0.7)

-0.003 (0.73)

20.

R282060

EXACTO OF BRINKS

-4 (0.96)

6 (0.96)

18 (0.94)

18 (0.95)

21

1 (0.89)

-0.24 (0.89)

-0.06 (0.81)

-0.017 (0.88)

20.

R651026

SOUTH GATE'S MVP 157E22

1.3 (0.8)

34 (0.78)

62 (0.63)

-3 (0.58)

15

1 (0.54)

0.1 (0.38)

0.02 (0.29)

-0.001 (0.35)

20.

R9679417

MC JOHN WAYNE 165N3

5 (0.78)

48 (0.77)

76 (0.7)

4 (0.35)

28

1 (0.59)

0.75 (0.71)

0.2 (0.67)

0.007 (0.71)

20.

R712154

MC NEWS MAN 81H13

2.2 (0.88)

35 (0.87)

60 (0.8)

7 (0.78)

24

1 (0.69)

0.3 (0.79)

-0.08 (0.75)

0.005 (0.77)

20.

R785291

MC WATASH 98L24

1.3 (0.83)

12 (0.81)

28 (0.73)

17 (0.64)

23

1 (0.63)

-0.02 (0.74)

-0.15 (0.7)

0.002 (0.73)

20.

R702145

ECH CADENCE 793-H2

1.4 (0.73)

46 (0.7)

61 (0.61)

13 (0.52)

36

1 (0.53)

0.5 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.54)

-0.003 (0.58)

30 | july/august 2009

Brangus Journal


Top 25 Bulls by Ribeye Area EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.

R808651

MC COOL HAND 52M6

4.2 (0.75)

55 (0.72)

70 (0.6)

5 (0.45)

33

0.2 (0.5)

0.94 (0.63)

-0.02 (0.57)

0 (0.6)

2.

R636795

TRANSFORMER OF BRINKS

0.3 (0.92)

21 (0.91)

52 (0.86)

-3 (0.86)

8

0.6 (0.8)

0.93 (0.85)

-0.06 (0.82)

0.003 (0.83) -0.003 (0.45)

3.

R9694117

EARP OF BRINKS 795P40

-0.6 (0.54)

24 (0.52)

54 (0.44)

8 (0.26)

20

1 (0.37)

0.91 (0.47)

-0.06 (0.42)

4.

R9692850

WAT LEAD GUN 33P6

-2.6 (0.63)

40 (0.57)

65 (0.44)

1 (0.23)

21

1.1 (0.31)

0.9 (0.47)

-0.07 (0.41)

-0.01 (0.46)

4.

R753285

SVF MR 793J41

0.9 (0.79)

27 (0.75)

59 (0.67)

23 (0.48)

37

0.6 (0.25)

0.9 (0.69)

-0.14 (0.65)

-0.012 (0.66)

6.

R804487

YOEMAN OF BRINKS 589L10

-0.6 (0.53)

19 (0.66)

47 (0.49)

5 (0.37)

14

-0.2 (0.4)

0.88 (0.51)

-0.15 (0.45)

-0.004 (0.5)

7.

R778561

LEAD GUN OF BRINKS 222K14

-1.5 (0.92)

33 (0.91)

64 (0.87)

8 (0.77)

24

0.8 (0.81)

0.85 (0.88)

0.18 (0.85)

-0.006 (0.87) 0.005 (0.81)

7.

R824972

BLACKHAWK OF BRINKS 607M12

2.1 (0.88)

39 (0.87)

81 (0.81)

8 (0.63)

27

0.5 (0.74)

0.85 (0.82)

-0.18 (0.79)

9.

R718941

SG TONTO 820H7

-0.4 (0.83)

35 (0.81)

57 (0.66)

0 (0.61)

18

-0.5 (0.58)

0.84 (0.52)

-0.12 (0.45)

-0.005 (0.5)

10.

R9683154

TEX OF BRINKS 59N10

1.2 (0.62)

35 (0.59)

63 (0.46)

7 (0.28)

24

0.9 (0.38)

0.83 (0.48)

0.21 (0.42)

-0.002 (0.44)

10.

R823779

MC COOL HAND 100M

1.7 (0.67)

45 (0.66)

76 (0.41)

3 (0.28)

25

0.4 (0.38)

0.83 (0.43)

0.03 (0.36)

-0.002 (0.4)

10.

R700597

BRIGHT SIDE OF BRINKS 789G5

2.5 (0.92)

34 (0.91)

65 (0.87)

-7 (0.85)

10

0.7 (0.8)

0.83 (0.87)

-0.02 (0.85)

0.014 (0.86)

10.

R808406

MR CR TERMINATOR 99/M26

0.2 (0.65)

20 (0.62)

53 (0.46)

5 (0.33)

16

0.6 (0.34)

0.83 (0.47)

0.21 (0.42)

0.01 (0.45)

14.

R10038652

MC REAL DEAL 541R3

1.7 (0.71)

48 (0.7)

86 (0.58)

9 (0.24)

33

1 (0.48)

0.82 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.55)

0.019 (0.58)

15.

R10046089

ROBERTSON OF BRINKS 209S9

1.3 (0.59)

34 (0.56)

56 (0.41)

-2 (0.22)

15

0.7 (0.34)

0.8 (0.44)

0.03 (0.38)

0.008 (0.42)

16.

R823699

MC BRIGHT SIDE 2M11

1.4 (0.63)

50 (0.61)

89 (0.44)

-1 (0.27)

24

0.6 (0.4)

0.79 (0.46)

0.05 (0.4)

0.021 (0.42)

16.

R804489

SANDIA JACK 589L12

1.4 (0.63)

25 (0.6)

50 (0.42)

12 (0.4)

25

0.7 (0.28)

0.79 (0.43)

-0.06 (0.37)

0.004 (0.4)

18.

R9694176

MORGAN OF BRINKS 795P60

1.9 (0.69)

27 (0.67)

48 (0.58)

8 (0.27)

21

0.7 (0.49)

0.78 (0.61)

0.14 (0.56)

0.006 (0.57)

19.

R679088

TYPESETTER OF BRINKS 535G7

-1.2 (0.82)

11 (0.8)

27 (0.71)

-3 (0.71)

3

0.5 (0.63)

0.77 (0.7)

0.02 (0.66)

0.001 (0.67)

20.

R823787

MC NEW DIRECTION 000 M24

3.1 (0.83)

50 (0.82)

87 (0.74)

12 (0.54)

37

1.8 (0.63)

0.75 (0.76)

-0.07 (0.72)

0.009 (0.74)

20.

R9679417

MC JOHN WAYNE 165N3

5 (0.78)

48 (0.77)

76 (0.7)

4 (0.35)

28

1 (0.59)

0.75 (0.71)

0.2 (0.67)

0.007 (0.71)

22.

R10004209

CSONKA OF BRINKS 30R4

3.9 (0.85)

45 (0.83)

88 (0.76)

5 (0.25)

27

2 (0.69)

0.72 (0.78)

0.24 (0.74)

-0.001 (0.76)

23.

R772231

HD FORMAT 39K6

-1.2 (0.66)

17 (0.62)

42 (0.5)

9 (0.37)

17

0.4 (0.18)

0.71 (0.53)

0.07 (0.47)

0.012 (0.49)

24.

R824849

BRINKS FIRST CHOICE 99M54

2.4 (0.61)

24 (0.52)

62 (0.4)

15 (0.22)

27

1 (0.33)

0.7 (0.41)

0.01 (0.36)

0.001 (0.39)

25.

R778657

TOP SIDE OF BRINKS 541K22

-0.3 (0.69)

28 (0.68)

52 (0.55)

1 (0.49)

15

1 (0.45)

0.69 (0.59)

-0.02 (0.53)

0.013 (0.53)

IMF

FAT

-0.008 (0.78)

Top 25 Bulls by Intramuscular Fat EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

CEO OF BRINKS 99J44

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

1.

R754008

2.3 (0.86)

32 (0.85)

62 (0.79)

20 (0.72)

36

0.5 (0.71)

0.25 (0.8)

0.5 (0.77)

2.

R10004387 LAMBERT OF BRINKS 317R3

0.3 (0.76)

27 (0.74)

41 (0.64)

8 (0.24)

21

0.4 (0.53)

0.52 (0.67)

0.49 (0.62)

0 (0.64)

2.

R824932

STRIKEEAGLE OF BRINKS 535M27

-1.5 (0.62)

18 (0.68)

44 (0.52)

-12 (0.42)

-3

0.6 (0.36)

0.31 (0.5)

0.49 (0.44)

0.001 (0.47)

4.

R788480

STINGER OF BRINKS 99L8

-0.5 (0.75)

-4 (0.73)

12 (0.65)

6 (0.54)

4

0.8 (0.55)

0.27 (0.68)

0.34 (0.63)

0.01 (0.66)

5.

R698454

CCC NEWSMAKER 192G3

-2.4 (0.85)

6 (0.83)

14 (0.7)

17 (0.69)

20

0.2 (0.66)

-0.18 (0.67)

0.32 (0.62)

0.012 (0.63)

6.

R9684239

KB PARDNER 201P

-2.8 (0.66)

23 (0.6)

49 (0.43)

16 (0.28)

28

0.4 (0.33)

0.23 (0.46)

0.26 (0.4)

0.006 (0.44)

7.

R804378

NIMITZ OF BRINKS 75L12

-1.8 (0.86)

26 (0.85)

43 (0.78)

21 (0.67)

34

0 (0.72)

0.27 (0.8)

0.25 (0.76)

-0.007 (0.78) 0.009 (0.62)

7.

R9679429

MC JOHN WAYNE 661N13

2.3 (0.73)

21 (0.72)

40 (0.62)

14 (0.36)

25

0.5 (0.51)

0.18 (0.63)

0.25 (0.58)

9.

R728507

BEST BET OF BRINKS 535H38

-2.7 (0.85)

27 (0.82)

61 (0.72)

26 (0.67)

39

1.3 (0.63)

0.1 (0.73)

0.24 (0.68)

0.001 (0.7)

9.

R10004011 SINGLETARY OF BRINKS 675R

1.3 (0.82)

30 (0.78)

61 (0.64)

8 (0.24)

23

1.5 (0.56)

0.55 (0.67)

0.24 (0.62)

0.007 (0.65)

9.

R10004209 CSONKA OF BRINKS 30R4

3.9 (0.85)

45 (0.83)

88 (0.76)

5 (0.25)

27

2 (0.69)

0.72 (0.78)

0.24 (0.74)

-0.001 (0.76)

12.

R9676710

CCC BRAVEHEART 226N3

3.5 (0.72)

46 (0.68)

58 (0.5)

17 (0.27)

40

1.4 (0.39)

0.45 (0.53)

0.23 (0.47)

0.005 (0.46)

13.

R9666004

SUHN'S NEW ERA 331N

-2.1 (0.65)

13 (0.6)

27 (0.46)

5 (0.32)

11

1.1 (0.34)

0.46 (0.5)

0.22 (0.44)

-0.002 (0.48)

14.

R9683154

TEX OF BRINKS 59N10

1.2 (0.62)

35 (0.59)

63 (0.46)

7 (0.28)

24

0.9 (0.38)

0.83 (0.48)

0.21 (0.42)

-0.002 (0.44)

14.

R808406

MR CR TERMINATOR 99/M26

0.2 (0.65)

20 (0.62)

53 (0.46)

5 (0.33)

16

0.6 (0.34)

0.83 (0.47)

0.21 (0.42)

0.01 (0.45)

14.

R424771

MAVERICK OF BRINKS

1.3 (0.89)

31 (0.89)

53 (0.84)

2 (0.84)

17

0.2 (0.73)

0.31 (0.76)

0.21 (0.61)

0.01 (0.73)

17.

R9679417

MC JOHN WAYNE 165N3

5 (0.78)

48 (0.77)

76 (0.7)

4 (0.35)

28

1 (0.59)

0.75 (0.71)

0.2 (0.67)

0.007 (0.71)

17.

R9693971

JESSE OF BRINKS 392P105

-2.5 (0.79)

13 (0.77)

35 (0.61)

8 (0.26)

15

0.3 (0.48)

0.51 (0.63)

0.2 (0.58)

0.014 (0.61)

17.

R10034825 GRIESE OF BRINKS 803R27

-3.8 (0.74)

23 (0.7)

36 (0.53)

7 (0.24)

18

1.1 (0.47)

0.39 (0.57)

0.2 (0.51)

-0.016 (0.56)

20.

R754126

NEW ERA OF BRINKS 541J37

-2.2 (0.86)

5 (0.84)

19 (0.78)

3 (0.72)

6

1.2 (0.7)

0.56 (0.79)

0.19 (0.75)

-0.005 (0.77)

20.

R804529

PR ELIXIR 698L3

-0.7 (0.83)

39 (0.81)

62 (0.69)

5 (0.49)

25

0.4 (0.56)

0.26 (0.69)

0.19 (0.64)

0.016 (0.66)

22.

R778561

LEAD GUN OF BRINKS 222K14

-1.5 (0.92)

33 (0.91)

64 (0.87)

8 (0.77)

24

0.8 (0.81)

0.85 (0.88)

0.18 (0.85)

-0.006 (0.87)

22.

R10001705 MC JOHN WAYNE 99P10

3.8 (0.72)

37 (0.68)

62 (0.54)

7 (0.28)

26

0.7 (0.45)

0.48 (0.58)

0.18 (0.52)

0.006 (0.56)

22.

R10004318 UNITAS OF BRINKS 361R6

-0.8 (0.67)

32 (0.63)

68 (0.48)

14 (0.24)

30

0.9 (0.41)

0.67 (0.51)

0.18 (0.45)

0 (0.47)

22.

R804495

-0.1 (0.84)

1 (0.83)

7 (0.77)

3 (0.66)

3

1.4 (0.68)

-0.08 (0.79)

0.18 (0.75)

0.001 (0.77)

SONAR OF BRINKS 607L18

Brangus Journal

july/august 2009 | 31


Top 25 Bulls by Minimum Fat Thickness EPD Rank

Reg #

Name

1.

R658601

CCR INTEGRITY F386F2

2.

R637707

ESCOBA DUKE -16E2

3.

R10005641 WPH BRIGHTSIDE 24P

BW

WW

YW

Milk

TM

SC

REA

IMF

FAT

1.9 (0.81)

20 (0.76)

39 (0.58)

2 (0.63)

12

0.7 (0.22)

-0.01 (0.55)

-0.17 (0.48)

-0.019 (0.53)

1.1 (0.78)

21 (0.75)

33 (0.47)

19 (0.51)

30

1 (0.19)

0.08 (0.44)

-0.16 (0.37)

-0.018 (0.41)

1.8 (0.56)

31 (0.55)

43 (0.45)

8 (0.17)

24

0 (0.41)

0.21 (0.49)

-0.01 (0.43)

-0.017 (0.47) -0.017 (0.76)

3.

R670795

PICASSO OF BRINKS 881F18

0.8 (0.85)

21 (0.84)

39 (0.78)

6 (0.74)

16

0.7 (0.69)

0.05 (0.78)

-0.26 (0.74)

3.

R778619

ANGELO OF BRINKS 489K4

1.3 (0.79)

30 (0.77)

56 (0.64)

5 (0.64)

20

1.6 (0.44)

0.18 (0.62)

-0.16 (0.56)

-0.017 (0.6)

3.

R112799

DMA CHAMP 533

1.6 (0.93)

14 (0.93)

33 (0.88)

5 (0.9)

12

0.2 (0.82)

0.26 (0.76)

-0.27 (0.61)

-0.017 (0.73)

3.

R282060

EXACTO OF BRINKS

-4 (0.96)

6 (0.96)

18 (0.94)

18 (0.95)

21

1 (0.89)

-0.24 (0.89)

-0.06 (0.81)

-0.017 (0.88)

8.

R10034825 GRIESE OF BRINKS 803R27

-3.8 (0.74)

23 (0.7)

36 (0.53)

7 (0.24)

18

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R785611

SUHN'S PICASSO 416K

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R733651

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TYSON OF BRINKS

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19

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59 (0.67)

23 (0.48)

37

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-0.012 (0.66)

13.

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19.

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-0.01 (0.77)

20.

R9657174

HD OF SALACOA

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31 (0.43)

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13

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R9692850

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40 (0.57)

65 (0.44)

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R628970

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17 (0.53)

21

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R558604

FLC MR DUKE 1144/C1

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45 (0.72)

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24

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0.36 (0.7)

-0.3 (0.65)

-0.009 (0.65)

23.

R9678817

SUHN'S BT 894N13

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28

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-0.15 (0.41)

-0.009 (0.41)

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TRACKER OF BRINKS 541M8

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29 (0.69)

52 (0.59)

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4

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0.41 (0.61)

-0.15 (0.56)

-0.009 (0.6)

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DECADE OF BRINKS 209K26

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27 (0.77)

52 (0.67)

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-2

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0.35 (0.69)

0.12 (0.64)

0.027 (0.66)

2.

R794591

MR CR JIM BOWIE 535/L25

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30 (0.6)

57 (0.46)

2 (0.37)

17

0.4 (0.33)

0.09 (0.46)

0.02 (0.39)

0.022 (0.43)

3.

R823699

MC BRIGHT SIDE 2M11

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50 (0.61)

89 (0.44)

-1 (0.27)

24

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0.79 (0.46)

0.05 (0.4)

0.021 (0.42)

4.

R9661310

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42 (0.64)

10 (0.31)

23

0.8 (0.55)

0.21 (0.66)

-0.09 (0.6)

0.02 (0.64)

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R10038792

MC RIGHT DIRECTION 624R

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28 (0.67)

61 (0.5)

15 (0.21)

29

1.2 (0.41)

0.36 (0.52)

0.08 (0.46)

0.02 (0.51)

6.

R10038652

MC REAL DEAL 541R3

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48 (0.7)

86 (0.58)

9 (0.24)

33

1 (0.48)

0.82 (0.6)

-0.11 (0.55)

0.019 (0.58)

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R670605

THE NATURAL OF BRINKS 535F15

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15 (0.78)

32 (0.67)

1 (0.69)

8

0 (0.59)

0.46 (0.68)

0.08 (0.64)

0.019 (0.64)

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R804529

PR ELIXIR 698L3

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39 (0.81)

62 (0.69)

5 (0.49)

25

0.4 (0.56)

0.26 (0.69)

0.19 (0.64)

0.016 (0.66)

8.

R623286

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34 (0.76)

68 (0.68)

-18 (0.57)

-1

0.4 (0.58)

0.65 (0.63)

0.05 (0.57)

0.016 (0.58)

10.

R9693971

JESSE OF BRINKS 392P105

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13 (0.77)

35 (0.61)

8 (0.26)

15

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0.51 (0.63)

0.2 (0.58)

0.014 (0.61)

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R700597

BRIGHT SIDE OF BRINKS 789G5

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34 (0.91)

65 (0.87)

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0.83 (0.87)

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0.014 (0.86)

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54 (0.65)

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31

0.7 (0.56)

0.25 (0.67)

0.14 (0.62)

0.014 (0.65)

10.

R9661272

LANDRY OF BRINKS 209N4

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36 (0.73)

82 (0.55)

2 (0.37)

19

0.8 (0.47)

0.5 (0.58)

0.16 (0.52)

0.014 (0.54)

10.

R824817

LIGHTNING OF BRINKS 59M10

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6 (0.56)

25 (0.42)

6 (0.3)

9

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0.13 (0.45)

0.05 (0.39)

0.014 (0.43)

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R778657

TOP SIDE OF BRINKS 541K22

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28 (0.68)

52 (0.55)

1 (0.49)

15

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0.69 (0.59)

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0.013 (0.53)

15.

R10035037

LARGENT OF BRINKS 784R17

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16 (0.69)

44 (0.54)

5 (0.23)

13

-0.2 (0.45)

0.19 (0.57)

0.08 (0.51)

0.013 (0.52)

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R9685703

KID OF BRINKS 392P68

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33 (0.51)

55 (0.39)

8 (0.25)

24

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0.34 (0.42)

0.13 (0.38)

0.012 (0.41)

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R777965

MC NEWS MAN 2K4

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41 (0.59)

68 (0.43)

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0.48 (0.44)

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R772231

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0.012 (0.49)

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R698454

CCC NEWSMAKER 192G3

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17 (0.69)

20

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-0.18 (0.67)

0.32 (0.62)

0.012 (0.63)

21.

R9662751

MC SONNY SIDE 165M

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10 (0.56)

35 (0.43)

5 (0.29)

10

0.3 (0.4)

0.24 (0.45)

0.01 (0.4)

0.011 (0.42)

21.

R715440

SUCCESS OF CAMP COOLEY 55H

1.5 (0.75)

25 (0.72)

50 (0.59)

-1 (0.48)

12

0.5 (0.51)

0.68 (0.6)

0.12 (0.55)

0.011 (0.59)

23.

R808406

MR CR TERMINATOR 99/M26

0.2 (0.65)

20 (0.62)

53 (0.46)

5 (0.33)

16

0.6 (0.34)

0.83 (0.47)

0.21 (0.42)

0.01 (0.45)

23.

R424771

MAVERICK OF BRINKS

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31 (0.89)

53 (0.84)

2 (0.84)

17

0.2 (0.73)

0.31 (0.76)

0.21 (0.61)

0.01 (0.73)

23.

R788480

STINGER OF BRINKS 99L8

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-4 (0.73)

12 (0.65)

6 (0.54)

4

0.8 (0.55)

0.27 (0.68)

0.34 (0.63)

0.01 (0.66)

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SHOWresults

TJBBA State Show

Champion Bred & Owned Female Rad Miss Addie, Derek Johnston, Waxahachie, Texas.

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Female JCC Ms Shana 1252T ET, Luke Johnston, Waxahachie, Texas.

Champion Bred & Owned Bull Mr EJ Laredo, Emily Jackson, Waco, Texas.

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull Mr Wellmann 10U, Michael Wellmann, Brenham, Texas.

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SHOWresults

TJBBA State Show

Champion Female Miss JLS Bella 302T12, Savannah Scott, Angleton, Texas.

Reserve Champion Female Ms Firstl Lady Zoe. Kody Lucherk, McCoy, Texas.

Champion Cow/Calf Pair WJ Miss Angel 622T, Whitney Jennings, Meridian, Texas.

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair JCC Miss Stacey 390T, Jake Johnston, Waxahachie, Texas.

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International Brangus Breeders Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS APRIL 13, 2009 TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL DALE KIRKHAM, PRESIDENT PRESENT: Bill Davis, Dale Kirkham, Brad Church, Don Cox, Dr. Robert Vineyard, Bill Morrison, David Vaughan, Tommy Taylor, Bill Felton, Steve Densmore, Doug Williams, R. L. Robbs ABSENT: Angelo Zottarelli STAFF: Dr. Joseph Massey, Carolyn Kobos Dale Kirkham asked if there were any items to add to the agenda for today’s meeting. None were offered so he proceeded with the agenda. He called for a motion to approve the Board of Director Meeting minutes of March 6, 2009. Dr Vineyard motioned to approve the Board of Director Meeting minutes of March 6, 2009. Second by Tommy Taylor Motion passed unanimously. Dale Kirkham then called on Dr. Massey to discuss the March 2009 financial reports. Dr. Massey noted that the Budget showed $375,000 year to date versus $356, 000 for the budget period which is $19, 000 ahead of budget. However, THR bookings are $24,540 less than budgeted. That is an area that we need to be concerned about. Invoices were sent out around March 15 when we returned from Houston. There will adjustments for the next month or next six weeks. We have received about $100,000 in THR revenue. We are down $15,500 on memberships. We might make up some of that but not all of it. Revenues from the Convention are ahead by $14, 400 which offset some of the THR income loss. As far as expense, we are ahead of budget by about $19,000. Dr. Massey had selected some categories to talk about: $10,000 ahead on salaries 2,700 ahead on legal fees 4,600 ahead on Convention expenses but not all have come in Board travel – not all expenses have come in. Although we were not considering the Journal, Dr. Massey related that journal advertising income was down because of the economy; the other source of concern was the decrease in THR revenue. Trends at other cattle associations are that seedstock cattle will continue to decrease. The IBBA is still in a good position so far, although we have lost members. Dr. Massey then tried to reschedule the Strategic Planning Meeting. It was suggested that the meeting be held on weekdays instead of trying to schedule on a weekend. After consulting the members’ calendars, Dr. Massey is going to call Zane Akins to see if he could schedule a weekday meeting late in April. Dale Kirkham moved to the next agenda item: Future direction of IBBA bylaw changes. Dr. Vineyard motioned that the IBBA attorney draw up a simple, systematic set of bylaws that would allow the IBBA to conduct business without the need for constant bylaw revisions. Second by David Vaughan There was discussion about the cost of the attorney’s fee for this service. There was also discussion that some things need to be policy which can

easily be changed by the Board; bylaws need to be simple to conduct the association business. Amendment was made to the motion by Bill Davis that IBBA get an estimate of attorney’s fee to rewrite the bylaws and then that be presented to the Board. Amendment accepted by Dr. Vineyard and David Vaughan. Amended Motion passed unanimously. Final item on the agenda is the update from the Show Committee. Bill Morrison motioned that the Board approve the change of judge for the Futurity from Tommy Schwertner to the first alternate. Second by David Vaughan There was discussion of the reason for the judge change. Steve Densmore related that the show committee voted to remove Tommy Schwertner as a judge because there was a perception of impropriety. Roll was called to record the vote. Motion passed with three “no” votes. Bill Morrison motioned that Board accept the proposal for point change for the in the selection of show bull, heifer and sire of the year where members would get partial points for attending regional shows to give people from East Coast and West Coast the opportunity to participate. (Proposal for an Expanded Show Standing Recognition Points Program is attached to these minutes) Second by Steve Densmore The IBBA will not have to send personnel to the regional shows to check cattle in and run the show. We would not select the judges for the regional shows but they would select judges from our list. The IBBA would abide by the standings provided by the shows Motion passed unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Carolyn Kobos These minutes have been read and approved by: Dale Kirkham


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ADVERTISERSINDEX ADVERTISER

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Livestock Photos by Nancy

43

Arizona National Livestock Show

14

Mauer Sales Company

43

Barnes, Tommy

43

National CUP Lab & Technology Center

43

CattleMax

43

Oakley, Lakin

43

Cattle Solutions

43

OvaGenix

43

Doguet's Diamond D Ranch

21

Perry Ranch

8

Dry Creek Ranch

18

Ritchey Manufacturing Co

16

Elgin Breeding Service

43

Salacoa Valley Farms

15

Genesis Ranch

17

Southern Cattle Co.

1

Indian Hills Ranch

5

Trio Cattle & Genetics

19

Kirbyrosa Cattle Company

13

Triple JR Cattle Company

20

La Copa Ranch

9

Lambert, Doak

43

CALENDAROFEVENTS AUGUST • 2009

NOVEMBER • 2009

4-6

TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station, TX

7

Annual Hill Country Brangus Sale, San Angelo, TX

26

Char-No-Farms Production Sale, Williamson, GA

7

Indian Nation Brangus Sale, Okmulgee, TX

SEPTEMBER • 2009

9

TBBA Female & Bull Sale, West, TX

5

Dry Creek Ranch Complete Herd Dispersal, Industry, TX

13

Florida Brangus Bull Sale, Webster, FL

12

La Copa Ranch Complete Herd Dispersal, Rockdale, TX

14

Perry Ranch Brangus Bull & Female Sale, Pauls Valley OK

26

Salacoa Valley Farms Performance Tested Bull Sale, Calhoun, GA

19-21

Camp Cooley Annual Production Sale, Franklin, TX

26

Char-No Farms Production Sale, WIlliamson, GA

DECEMBER • 2009

October • 2009

5

NRCA Genetic Advantage Annual Bull & Female Sale

2

MO Brangus & Oak Knoll Blac Bull Sale, Arcadia, FL

28-01/01

61st Annual Arizona National Livestock Show, Phoenix, AZ

9-10

Cow Creek Ranch Select Female & Bull Sale, Aliceville, AL

10

Cox Excalibur CX Advantage Red Brangus Sale, Katy, TX

17

Doguet's Diamond D Ranch Annual Bull & Female Sale, Poteet, TX

18-19

Coldwater Cattle Company Female & Bull Sale, Holly Springs, MS

23

Mound Creek Ranch Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Leona, TX

24

Don Thomas & Sons Cadillac of Brangus Sale, Madison, MO

24

Oak Creek Farms Forage Tested Bull Sale, Chappell Hill, TX

24

Southern Annual Fall Bull Sale, Marianna, FL

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Baseball Cap. Six panel construction, mid profile, stitched eyelets and a Velcro closure. One size fits most ($12).

NEW ITEM Colorado Timberline Jacket. Black with khaki lining. Front and back vents, elastic cuffs with Velcro adjustable strap, elastic sides on bottom hem, inside chest pocket. IBBA logo embroidered on left lapel. Name or ranch monogrammed at additional cost of $10 per line ($65). Call for size availability.

WearGuardŽ BreezeMaster™ Windshirt. Black with smooth nylom taffeta lining. Two side-seam pockets hold essentials. 100% polyester microfiber shell. Machine wash, dry. ($65). Call for size availability.

White Ceramic Mug. IBBA Logo with two-sided imprinted area ($3).

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