The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame announced International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) Member Gerald Sullivan as one of five inductees to be honored at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2018.
“Gerald Sullivan has all of the qualities you expect in an inductee to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. His vision on the Santa Rosa Ranch has been a blessing to the International Brangus Breeders Association and our cattle.,” said IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS. “Gerald is a deserving recipient of this award as he has been a tremendous ambassador to the cattle industry and the cowboy way of life for many years.”
The following biography was released by Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame:
Gerald Sullivan – A native of Galveston, Mr. Sullivan’s family has been influential in the cattle business for over a century. Known as a leader who is active in almost every livestock activity in the state of Texas, Gerald Sullivan and his family have a world-wide reputation for being honest, knowledgeable and progressive cattle producers. His passion for agriculture and the cattle business is showcased through Santa Rosa Ranch. Focusing on breeding, business & customer service; Santa Rosa Ranch has cultivated a reputation of excellence as commercial breeders & seedstock producers of Brangus & Ultrablack cattle. A proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Sullivan’s notoriety extends beyond the livestock industry. He has been active in real estate development, maritime operations and construction. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Port of Galveston, helping to rebuild Galveston after Hurricane Ike.
“Being selected to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor,” said Sullivan. “I’ve had a wonderful life, but the thing I’m most proud of is being a cowboy. However, this is more than being a cowboy; it’s about being a good cowman, and I’m most proud of our progress at Santa Rosa Ranch. Our family has been in the cattle business for over 100 years, and we have always tried to stay on the forefront of everything that we do – both from a production and a genetic perspective. We are constantly trying to improve what we do, because this is a business; it is not a hobby.”
“As the largest registered Brangus and Ultrablack breeder in the United States, my hope is that this honor shows why we have invested in the Brangus and Ultrablack breeds because we truly believe that we are making the best breed bigger and better at Santa Rosa Ranch,” Sullivan stated. “And this is a great platform to show why our cattle work anywhere in the world and why we are committed to excellence in the beef industry.”