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The Brangus Breed Celebrates 75 Years

Join the celebration in historic Cowtown of Fort Worth, Texas


Celebration Date: August 9 & 10, 2024
Event Location: The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
200 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas 76102
Tel. 800-433-5677.


The development of the Brangus breed takes us back beyond 75 years ago with the founding of the American Brangus Breeders Association in 1949.  Much of the early work in crossing Brahman and Angus cattle was done at the USDA Experiment Station at Jeanerette, Louisiana -- the first crosses being made as far back as 1912.

A few individual breeders in other parts of the United States and Canada were also carrying on private experimental breeding programs. They were looking for a desirable beef-type animal that would retain the Brahman's natural ability to thrive under adverse conditions in combination with the excellent qualities for which the Angus is noted.

Early Brangus breeders from 16 states and Canada met in Vinita, Oklahoma on July 19, 1949, and organized the American Brangus Breeders Association with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The association was later renamed the International Brangus Breeders Association and is now headquartered near San Antonio, Texas.

The Brangus breed will host its 75 Years Brangus Celebration on August 9-10, 2024, at The Worthington Renaissance Hotel in the historic Cowtown of Fort Worth, Texas.

Brangus enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the 75-year legacy with a weekend of commemoration, education, entertainment, and fellowship. The weekend events will conclude with the “Legacy of Brangus Gala” – Celebrating 75 Years, a unique, western sheik festivity.

Schedule and registration opportunities will be available closer to date.

Meanwhile, stay up-to-date, go down memory road, and relive the past 75 years of Brangus history by following the Facebook page created for this milestone event, visit it here!

The Facebook page is devoted to featuring events, people and cattle that have played roles, large or small in the breed’s history. Like the page and follow along. We invite you to post photos on your personal/ranch pages and tag the 75 Years Brangus Celebration page and share this page.


July 29, 1949 in Vinita, Oklahoma – Founders and charter Members of the American Brangus Breeders Association from left: Carlton Corbin, Ada, OK; Alfred Pennington, Raymondville, TX; Jesse Dowdy, Otterville, MO; Ralph Scannell, Ringwood, OK; Carl Colwick, Stephenville, TX; Sam Synder, reporter with KVOO TV, Tulsa, OK; Raymond Pope, Vinita, OK; Claude Volyes, Austin, TX; Dick Wheatley, Vinita, OK; Joe B. Hendry, Clewiston, FL; Bob Evans, Kansas City, MO; and Terry Dalehite, Pearsall, TX.