IBBA Member Awards

Breeder of the Year

The Breeder of the Year recipient is a current member of the IBBA deserving of recognition for his/her successes and advancements made utilizing and promoting Brangus purebred cattle.

2015 Breeder of the Year Danny & Mary Beth Farris

2015 Breeder of the Year – Danny & Mary Beth Farris

Year Name Ranch
2015 Danny & Mary Beth Farris Farris Ranching Company
2014 John & Sherry Milam Draggin M Ranch
2013 Steve Densmore Circle X Land and Cattle Company
2013 Mike Coggins Blackwater Cattle Company
2012 Bill Morrison Lack-Morrison Brangus
2011 Michael Doguet Doguet Diamond D Ranch
2010 Johnny Vines Quail Creek Brangus
2009 Edward C. Baranowski
2008 John & Patricia Spitzer Spitzer Ranch
2007 Jeff Smith & Myron Saathoff JLS International
2006 Don Cox Cox Excaliber Brangus
2005 David Vaughan Salacoa Valley Farms
2004 Garth Lunt
Dr. Donald L. Smith
Arroyo Seco Ranch
Heldon Ranch
2003 Vern & Vicki Suhn Suhn Cattle Company
2002 Klaus Birkel Camp Cooley Ranch
2001 Eddie Blazek Mound Creek Ranches
2000 Matt Syler Syler Cattle Company
1999 Gayland & Patti Townsend Townsend Brangus Ranch
1998 Joe Reznicek
Bobby Steiner
Cow Creek Ranch
Steiner Ranches
1997 Chris Hardee Hardee Farms
1996 John McKnight
1995 Chuck & Norman Sword Char-No Farm
1994 Herbert Murray M T G Brangus
1993 Gary Bruns Williams Brangus
1992 George Hinkle Leaning H Ranch
1991 Austin Kenyon A K Brangus
1990 Joe Mims Bar Y Bar Ranch
1989 Robert Vineyard Vineyard Cattle Company
1988 Ray Record Agriservice International
1987 Jack Cowley Tranquility Brangus Ranches
1986 Herman Gardner Willow Springs Ranch
1985 Jim Eller 3E Brangus
1984 Bob Dunlap Plum Creek Ranch
1983 Billy Harry Billy Harry Brangus
1982 Ludwig Brand Brand’s Brangus Ranch
1981 Glenn Brinkman Brinks Brangus

Pioneer of the Year

The Pioneer Award recognizes an IBBA member, past or present, for his/her service, loyalty and contributions to the Brangus breed.

2015 Pioneer of the Year - Clayton & Modesta Williams

2015 Pioneer of the Year – Clayton & Modesta Williams

Year Recipient
2015 Dr. Herman Gardner
2015 Clayton and Modesta Williams
2014 Mr. Dave Schubert
2013 Jerry Morrow
2013 David Vaughan
2012 Dr. Robert Vineyard
2011 Billy Harry
2011 Herb Murray
2010 Ludwig Brand
2009 Joe Reznicek
2008 Matt Syler
2007 Tom & Kathi Turner
2006 Alex Dees
2005 Glenn Brinkman

Commercial Producer of the Year

The Commercial Producer of the Year award highlights a commercial producer’ achievements incorporating Brangus genetics into their breeding program.

2015 Commercial Producer of the Year Zak O'Brien

2015 Commercial Producer of the Year – Zak O’Brien

Year Recipient
2015 Zak O’Brien
2014 Donald “Don” Robertson
2013 Russell Trefny
2012 Wes Williamson
2011 Chris Hardee
2010 Lee Alford, III
2009 John McKnight