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2018 World Brangus Congress Post-Tour Schedule

December 11, 2017

  2018 WORLD BRANGUS CONGRESS POST TOUR   Sunday March 4:  Tour participants will be picked up in Houston and travel by coach to visit TAJO Ranch on the way to San Antonio. Enjoy an evening cruise on the San Antonio River and a welcome dinner in a favorite San Antonio restaurant. Overnight accommodations will be…

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Brangus® Breeder Inducted to Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

December 6, 2017

  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…

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IBBA Coordinates International Brangus® Seminar

December 4, 2017

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) International Committee hosted guests from Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua for an International Brangus Seminar Nov. 26-28 at IBBA headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Guests stayed at the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk. IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS, IBBA International Committee…

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IBBA Releases December 2017 Genetic Evaluation

December 1, 2017

  The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of December 2017 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs). In this round of genetic evaluation, over 1.4 million animals were considered. Of those, GE-EPDs were produced for 13,010 Brangus®, Red BrangusTM, Ultrared, and Ultrablack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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Brangus in Mexico

December 1, 2017

by Marcos Borges, Jr.   Marcos Borges, Jr. travelled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Oct. 24 – Nov. 2 to visit the Mexican Brangus association’s (Asociación Mexicana de Criadores de Ganado Brangus) National Brangus Show. Mexico’s population is 115,296,767. The cattle population is 20,100,000. Its capital is Mexico City, and the official language is Spanish. Today,…

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To the Behind-the-Scenes Crews…Thank You!

November 30, 2017

VOLUNTEERS… YOU ARE THE HEART AND SOUL by IBBA Assistant to the Executive Vice President Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez   SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS – When you go to a major livestock show, a county show, prospect show, benefit event, etc., have you ever wondered who makes it run? How does it happen? Who organizes the event?…

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Heat Detection in Artificial Insemination

November 30, 2017

by Whitney Whitworth, PhD.   Artificial insemination (AI) can be one of the most powerful tools used on a ranch. It allows for use of supreme sires, control of possible disease transmission, and reduces the need to buy and keep as many bulls. It does require a great deal of planning, special training, and special…

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Understanding Generational Marketing: Do You Have the Right Mix?

November 30, 2017

by Cheramie Viator   One day in a conversation with my grandfather, who was 87 at the time, he asked, “What is this www thing I keep hearing about?” He was referring to the internet. With an iPad in hand, I googled his name and quickly found an article that had been written about his…

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A Beef Ambassador Within the Brangus Family

November 30, 2017

FIND YOUR VOICE AND BE A VOICE by IBBA Assistant to the Executive Vice President Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez   All too often agriculture is taken for granted and is under a  close microscope by critics. The beef industry has and continues to undergo scrutiny for several reasons. Thankfully, our industry has strong voices that are…

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2018 World Brangus Congress & IBBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

November 30, 2017

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) is proud to host the World Brangus Congress (WBC) Feb. 27 – March 3 in Houston, Texas. Following the event’s kick-off on Tuesday, attendees will enjoy a day at Texas A&M University on Wednesday. A tour of the George Bush Library will be available as an alternative activity. Opening…

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