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Brangus News and Information

Brangus News and Information provides our members and commercial producers information about current events related to our industry, and keeps you up-to-date on the latest technologies developed to make your operation more productive, efficient and ultimately more profitable.

IBBA Members Elect New Board Members

Members of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) have elected four individuals to serve on IBBA’s Board of Directors lezcqb8. New directors will be officially inducted at the IBBA Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11, in San Antonio, Texas.

Bill Davis has

By |January 13th, 2017|News|

Progression for Brangus


by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS

The holiday season is in full swing, and I’m guessing you are spending a lot of time with family while eating and traveling more than most desire. It is a great time of

By |December 13th, 2016|News|

An Update From the Field


by IBBA Field Service Representative Taylor Shackelford

I want to take a brief moment to introduce myself; my name is Taylor Shackelford. I joined the Brangus team to serve the members as the field services representative. I grew up on a predominantly

By |December 13th, 2016|News|

Nine in Five


by IBBA Communications Coordinator Peyton Waldrip

IBBA member Clarence Tays is a Brangus breeder in Cookeville, Tennessee. An Ultrablack® female named MISS LOF 144, or “Lollipop,” was born into his herd on Aug. 30, 2009. After Tays’s granddaughter, Elizabeth, showed the heifer

By |December 13th, 2016|Member News, News|

A High-Tech Cattleman


by IBBA Communications Coordinator Peyton Waldrip

Robby Beach and David Waldrip have a cow-calf operation in New Braunfels, Texas. With an excess of rain late this summer and into the fall, grass is high on Open Bar Cattle Company’s property. This calving

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

Drone Photography Has Been An Experience


by Penny Bowie, Omni Advertising and Graphics, Inc.

As a professional photographer, I keep up with all the latest in technology when it comes to cameras and I had been watching closely the development of drones. I wanted to purchase one when the

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

Technological Communication Implementation


by IBBA Field Service Representative Kyle Dykes

In today’s world we find ourselves busier than ever. There is always work to be done and new business to be conducted. In many situations, we find business people, no matter the industry, are operating

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

Technological Advancements in the Industry


by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS

What a difference a year can make. We have gone from a steady, reasonable market to a fluctuating, volatile beef cattle market in just twelve months. The market signal is unpredictable, which can cause

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

A Challenge for the Membership


by IBBA Board President Mike Vorel

I hope everyone is enjoying fall. Hopefully you have plenty of standing grass to start the winter season, prolonging the need to feed hay. I also hope everyone has attended or plans to attend one or

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

Decoding Expected Progeny Differences

by Caitlin Richards, The Cattleman Magazine

Making buying decisions can be challenging and using expected progeny differences (EPDs) when buying herd sires may often seem to complicate the decision even more. EPDs have been around for a long time, but they are misunderstood and underutilized.

Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., executive vice president

By |November 14th, 2016|News|

Legendary “150” Cow Family


Legendary Cow Family, by Peyton Waldrip

The Brangus breed has grown to be one of the most reliable and profitable breeds available to cattlemen. International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) member breeders have worked hard to help the breed evolve and to help the breed

By |November 4th, 2016|Member News, News|

IBBA Releases Fall 2016 Genetic Evaluation


IBBA Releases Fall 2016 Genetic Evaluation: The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Fall 2016 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs) with its newest national cattle genetic evaluation.

Member breeders send DNA samples to GeneSeek or Zoetis, where the DNA

Tom Davis: Cattleman and Storyseller – FRONTLINE Beef Producer


Tom Davis: Cattleman & Storyseller, by Communications Coordinator Peyton Waldrip

A great storyteller can make or break a story. But Tom Davis, of Cold Creek Ranch, in Reynolds, Georgia, is one great storyseller. He uses the attributes of his Brangus and UltraBlack

Birth Weight/Calving Ease – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Let’s Lose Less Sleep: Birth Weight/Calving Ease, by Robert Williams, Ph.D.

Pounds of healthy calves weaned, as a percentage of cows exposed, is one of the most important characteristics of a profitable beef enterprise. There are several traits which contribute to this

Brangus: The Reliable Breed – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Brangus: The Reliable Breed, by Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., PAS

Beef cattle heifer retention challenges, economic instability, lower beef prices, and an uncertain political future is facing the beef industry as we roll into the fall months. Add preparation for

Changes in Progress for Producers, Veterinarians, and Feed Mills – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Changes in Progress for Producers, Veterinarians, and Feed Mills, by Traci Eatherton

Big adjustments are in the works for livestock operators due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) June 2015 announced Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes, set to be fully implemented by

Modern Day Practices for Long-Time Cattlemen: Winston 8 Ranch – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Modern Day Practices for Long-Time Cattlemen: Winston 8 Ranch, by Commercial Marketing Coordinator Kyle Dykes

The commercial sector of the cattle industry is the grease that turns the wheels in the cattle business today. Without the commercial producer creating the daily buying

Commercial Marketing: Fall Sale Season – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Fall Sale Season: Keep On Truckin,’ by Commercial Marketing Coordinator Kyle Dykes

Fall sale season is approaching fast, and it’s time to start thinking about buying bulls and replacement females. Having quality replacement females is crucial in order to maintain quality cattle in future

Carcass Merit Attributes of Angus, Brangus and Ultrablack Sired Calves – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Carcass Merit Attributes of Angus, Brangus and Ultrablack Sired Calves, by Education and Data Coordinator Jenny Bohac

Data from 88 crossbred calves, sired by Angus, UltraBlack, and Brangus bulls, were evaluated for carcass merit in early 2016. The data came from 14

By |August 30th, 2016|News|

Contemporary Grouping 101 – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016


Contemporary Grouping 101, by Field Service Representative Lauren Prine

With the wagon comes the wheels. The ideology of the wheel stands for a practice that has already been set in motion. Here at International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA), we’re not trying to

By |August 30th, 2016|News|

Sale Cattle Preparation

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Demonstration on how to fit and prepare cattle for a sale.

2016 IBBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Schedule

Early Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline

7:00 a.m. Cattle Move in
IBBA Booth Opens, NRG Center near Main Arena
(Open all week)

2:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting, Holiday Inn
6:00 p.m. IBBA Member Reception

7:30 a.m. IBA Meeting
8:00 a.m. Membership Breakfast, Holiday Inn
IBBA Business Meeting, Holiday Inn

By |January 18th, 2016|Member News|

International Brangus Breeders Foundation Raise Funds at Houston

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

IBBA Concludes Annual Convention

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) welcomed members, show exhibitors, and International guests to its annual convention in Houston March 4-7, 2014, in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

To kick off the events, a welcome reception was hosted in the NRG Center Thursday evening to engage with members

The Brangus Bump – Brangus Hybrid Vigor

When they needed to add pounds at shipping, Will and Monnie Carol Carter of Hope Hull, Alabama found that Brangus hybrid vigor added 100lb to the weaning weights of their commercial herd.

“We needed more growth,” Will says. “We worked hard to get them to 720 pounds by the time

Event Submission

We are re-organizing our calendar and trying to keep it as accurate and up-to-date as possible. In order to help us do this we need you to keep us informed of any important dates and events that you might want to share.

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By |February 19th, 2015|Events|

Brangus Fall Conference

Join us in San Antonio, Texas, October 2-4, for the first Brangus Fall Conference. Get involved in committee meetings, attend the educational sessions, hear from NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts, enjoy good Texas barbecue, and celebrate the commencement of the International Brangus Foundation! Watch the video for all the exciting details.

By |September 5th, 2014|News, Videos|

2014 World Brangus Congress – Mexico

Make your reservations today, and join us November 10-14, at the 2014 World Brangus Congress in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico!

Registration Fee – $650.00
Your registration includes:

  • Transportation from the Airport to the Hotel and back to the Airport
  • Conference Keynote Address
  • Entry into the Xmatkuil fairgrounds and Brangus judging
  • Tickets to the archeological sites
By |August 19th, 2014|Events, News|

Respected Friend of the Industry Passes Away

Matt Syler

Matt Syler, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed from this world into eternal life on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Matt was 86 years old.

Born to Monnie Lou Glimp Syler and Hubert Syler on January 27, 1927, Matt was raised primarily in Buda and Chimney Springs, Texas, and

By |November 15th, 2013|News|

Global Brangus Roundup 2013

The Global Brangus Roundup serves as a venue for U.S. Brangus producers to network with international Brangus breeders and showcase genetics from numerous operations. Hosted during IBBA’s Annual Convention in Houston, Texas, this year’s event demonstrated the need for more communication across borders and an increase in demand for Brangus

2012 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award – Southern Accent Farm

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam recognized Southern Accent Farm as the 2012 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award winner. Allen and Nicki Smith, owners and operators of the purebred Brangus and commercial cattle operation near Okeechobee, Fla., demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovated and progressive techniques to safeguard the environment

Brangus Feature on The American Rancher

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The Brangus breed is an American beef breed developed with commercial producers in mind. Researchers began experimenting with crosses of Angus and Brahman as early as 1912 at the Jeannerette, La., USDA experiment station.