Brangus® News and Information

Selecting Heifers With Confidence

April 25, 2018

  by IBBA Member Relations Specialist Macee Prause There is a new DNA-assisted test available exclusively through the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for Brangus® commercial cattle. Igenity® Brangus is a genomic profiler for Brangus commercial cattle that aims to provide cattlemen with more confident selection, breeding and management of superior replacement heifers. It permits selection decisions…

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Doguet Female Wins Miss World Title

March 29, 2018

Doguet Diamond D Ranch’s DDD UNFORGETTABLE 150B12 was named “Brangus – Miss World” during the Brangus® Champion of the World presentation by PJ Budler at the World Brangus Congress (WBC) Gala on March 3 in Houston, Texas. The year 2017 marks the fourth edition of the Brangus Champion of the World competition. Judging for the…

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Brangus® Association Accepting Volunteers

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) is now accepting committee member applications for positions on seven committees. IBBA members are encouraged to volunteer for the association through service to one or more of the following committees: Breed Improvement Committee, Commercial Marketing Committee, Finance Committee, International Committee, Member Service and Education Committee, Promotion Committee, and…

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IBBA Releases March 2018 Genetic Evaluation

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of March 2018 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 more than 15,000 Brangus®, Red BrangusTM, Ultrared, and Ultrablack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles…

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2018 International Brangus® Shows at HLSR

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Shows were held March 2-3 at the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM. Brangus, Red BrangusTM, Ultrared, and Ultrablack® cattle were evaluated by judges Carlos Ojea Rullán of Argentina, and Shane Bedwell of Kansas City, Missouri. Grand Champion Heifer was KK MISS RELENTLESS 157E, exhibited by Diamond K Ranch of Hempstead, Texas.…

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Annual Award Winners Honored at IBBA Banquet

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) honored three winners with annual awards at the IBBA Awards Banquet in Houston, Texas, on March 2. The awards committee selected active IBBA member, Bill Davis, whom they deemed deserving of recognition for his or her successes and advancements made utilizing and promoting Brangus purebred cattle. Bill and…

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2018 IBBA Board of Directors Announced

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) board election ballots are tallied, and the newly-elected directors were seated on March 2 at IBBA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Incumbent directors serving in 2018 are Chris Heptinstall, area one; Bill Davis, area two; Vern Suhn, area three; Mike Vorel, area five; Lee Alford, area seven; Danny Farris, area…

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IBBA Attends USLGE Annual Meeting

March 9, 2018

  International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) Member Relations Specialist Macee Prause attended the United States Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE) Annual Meeting Feb. 21-24 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Activities throughout the week included training and educational sessions, forums, specie-specific and other outbreak meetings, agricultural tours, and more. Prause said her visit was an educational opportunity…

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Brangus® Activities in Houston 2018

February 20, 2018

  Tuesday, February 27 All Tuesday Events at the Royal Sonesta Hotel 10 am – 6 pm Registration, Hotel Lobby 1 pm – 8 pm Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level 4 pm – 5:30 pm Federation of International Brangus Associations (FIBRA) Meeting Welcome Reception 6 pm – 8 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres…

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FOUR REMAINING STOPS ON TORCH FOR BEEF SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

January 20, 2018

  Four stops on International Brangus® Breeders Association’s (IBBA) Torch for Beef Sustainability Tour remain. The Torch for Bull Sustainability Tour serves as a promotional opportunity for IBBA’s 2018 World Brangus Congress (WBC) event. The torch is a symbolic icon for the biennial WBC event, as it is passed from host country to host country.…

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