International Brangus Auxiliary


The International Brangus Auxiliary (IBA) was founded in 1977 as a promotional and educational organization for women to help promote interest in the Brangus breed. A program for the sale of Brangus promotional items was quickly established to further introduce the general public to Brangus and build enthusiasm for the breed. The proceeds from the sale items assisted the group in operating while a scholarship program for the Junior Brangus breeders was started.

In 1979 the first scholarship award was made by the IBA. Since that time, the scope and participation in the award and scholarship program has increased tremendously. The scholarships are provided by fundraising and donations made to the IBA scholarship program.

The IBA awards are made available to the membership of the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA). Applicants and winners represent a competitive cross section of Brangus breeders throughout the United States.

It is the continuing objective of the IBA to educate the membership and general public on the valuable attributes of red meat, and particularly, Brangus beef.

The IBA…Promoting Brangus and Education.

Interested in joining the IBA?

If you are interested in joining the IBA, download the application, print it, fill it out and send it in! It’s that simple.

International Brangus Auxiliary Officers


IBA Officers 2015

Sami RoopPresident
+1 817 233 3578
Grapevine, TX
Tina Gardner1st Vice President
China Spring, TX
Ginger Pritchard2nd Vice President
+1 405 878 6189
McLoud, OK
MaryBeth FarrisSecretary
Sharron McCrearyTreasurer
+1 251 578 4750
Evergreen, AL
Susan BurkeHistorian
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Waynesboro, GA



Varying Amounts up to $2,500 scholarships are granted to graduating high school seniors.
Varying Amount scholarship is granted to a college upperclassman for continuing education.
Varying Amount Alternate Education Award is granted.
Varying Amount Ray Mackey Memorial Scholarship.


To be eligible for any of the scholarships offered by the IBA, the applicant must be a member of the IJBBA. This organization is made up of young people ages 7 to 21-years-old to improve and develop the capabilities of youth both individually and through group participation in the breeding, raising, and exhibiting of Brangus cattle.


Applications are available July through November each year. Application forms must be completed and postmarked no later than January 15th of the year in which the scholarship is to be granted.
To obtain any of the award applications and view award winners, visit the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association page.