International Brangus Breeders Foundation

Mission Statement

The International Brangus Breeders Foundation, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Corporation, protects and administers gifts and donations to conduct research, investigations, and experiments in the breeding of Brangus cattle, to facilitate and promote the participation of Brangus cattle in exhibitions, and to engage in such other activities that generally or incidentally promote the breed.

Board of Directors

  • President: Brandon Belt, Gatesville, Texas
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Darrell Wilkes, Ph.D, IBBA
  • Allen Goode, Dallas, Texas
  • Chris Heptinstall, Oneota, Alabama
  • Tracy Holbert, College Station, Texas
  • Traci Middleton, Puryear, Tennessee
  • Cindy Blazek, Leona, Texas
  • David Wood, Magnolia, Mississippi
  • Nic Cornelison, Flat Rock, Alabama


  1. To fund research activities for the purpose of advancing the livestock industry benefiting Brangus breeders and other beef producers today, and in the future
  2. To fund and support programs involving education and research of Brangus cattle
  3. Educate the beef cattle industry on topics such as Brangus genetics and other production practices

“I believe in the future of Brangus cattle, and I believe that research and education are vital to the continued growth of the breed and the success of the breeders. I am Bullish on Brangus, and I want to participate in the program. I will contribute $10 for every Brangus, Red Brangus, Ultrablack, or Ultrared bull that I sell.”

The International Brangus Breeders Foundation is excited to launch a new pledge program called Bullish on Brangus. This program is designed to generate funds for research, education, and ultimately fuel growth within the Brangus breed. Bullish on Brangus is designed to where members can donate $10 for every registered animal they sell within a calendar year. We want to recognize those IBBA members who are investing in the future of Brangus through this program. We will publish an updated list of donors at least twice per year in the Brangus Journal.

If you would like to donate on behalf of somebody else (your parents or your grandkids, for instance), you can certainly do that. Just let us know who the primary contact is and who the named donor is. The 501(c)(3) donation receipt will be sent to the actual donor of record.