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.
*News from the Texas Beef Council*
AUSTIN, TX – Tommy Perkins, Ph.D. has been named to the Texas Beef Council (TBC) and the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT) board of directors. This is his fouth term on the board
by Jared Decker, PhD., University of Missouri Extension
Whenever I hear the words “two-step” my mind goes back to my teenage years when I danced with cute girls at the county fair. But, in this article we will be discussing a
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
Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Performance Leaders
For more information about Performance Leader Awards (PLA), or to see the required criteria for eligibility, click here.
FALL 2014 Performance Leaders
IBBA Committees Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors: International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) committees are now accepting nominations for multiple positions on IBBA’s Board of Directors.
Nominations for areas two, three, seven and 11 will be accepted until October 5. Area two consists
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
Visit the IJBBA page and download the NJBS entry packet.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Early Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29
7:00 a.m. Cattle Move in
IBBA Booth Opens, NRG Center near Main Arena
(Open all week)
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
2:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting, Holiday Inn
6:00 p.m. IBBA Member Reception
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
7:30 a.m. IBA Meeting
8:00 a.m. Membership Breakfast, Holiday Inn
IBBA Business Meeting, Holiday Inn
The IBBA is excited to host everyone in Houston for the Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet March 4, 2016, and encourages every member to come and participate. This year’s events will be back at the Holiday Inn at NRG Park (previously Reliant Park) to improve convenience in
Jenny Bohac will be joining the IBBA staff in early January as the Education and Data Coordinator at the office headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Bohac comes to the IBBA from Texas A&M University where she recently received her master’s degree in
This video will walk you through the steps needed to make your contact information available on the Gobrangus.com website. An outline of the steps is also provided below:
Go to the main portal page and log in to your account.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Recently, the Brangus breed was featured on an episode of The American Rancher television series. The program took an in-depth look into the Brangus breed and highlighted the advantages of building your cowherd around Brangus genetics.
If you missed the airing be sure to watch the episode
IBBA releases Genomic Enhanced EPD’s
Learn more about the Brangus Built tagging program.
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 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
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
Brangus Members Excel at the 24th Annual San Antonio Livestock Show All Breeds Bull & Commercial Female Sale
The past two days have been very busy and exciting at the San Antonio Livestock Show. Year after year the All Breeds Bull and Commercial Female Sale continues to make its mark on the cattle industry with record-breaking prices that prove that the cattle market is thriving in the state
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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BEEF Magazine released its first annual top 100 seedstock producers list in the latest addition of their magazine. BEEF magazine’s Seedstock 100 is a listing of the top seedstock producers in the beef industry. These producers are ranked by bull sales volume. Many of the operations listed represent the top-end
Rachel Davis joined the staff as the Promotions and Communications Intern at the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. This intern position will assist the IBBA Communications Coordinator in writing press releases, designing Journal articles, and various other
Genomics 101 Webinar
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.
SAN ANTONIO, TX- Veronica Munoz of Pearland, Texas, was presented the Georganne Myers National Supporter of the Year Award for her unwavering support and dedication to the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA). Munoz was honored at the IJBBA banquet Friday, July 25, 2014, hosted in conjunction with the National
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Join the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for the inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for October 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants can expect informative sessions and fun social events while networking with the Board of Directors and committee members. Headlining the event is keynote
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
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The Brangus breed will be featured on an upcoming episode of The American Rancher television series airing on RFD-TV beginning August 25, 2014. This program will highlight the characteristics that make Brangus the breed of choice for many cattle producers across the world.
Viewers can look forward
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
Partner with IBBA and come face-to-face with other cattlemen at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Annual Convention and Trade Show February 4-7, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The oldest and largest convention for the cattle business, the NCBA trade show provides a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to
Watch the most exciting highlights in the show ring as the champions and reserve champions are selected at the Brangus bull and female shows at the HLSR.
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
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
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.