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SBBA to Host Field Day During IBBA Fall Conference

The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will host a cattlemen’s gathering at the Seminole Indian Reservation in Brighton, Florida, on Friday, Aug. 18. The event will be held in conjunction with the International Brangus Breeders Association’s (IBBA) Fall Conference Aug. 17-19. All IBBA members and cattle producers are encouraged to attend. The SBBA Cattlemen’s Gathering will

Brangus Breeders Participate in BIF Research Symposium

International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) members participated in the 2017 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention May 31 – June 2 in Athens, Georgia. BIF’s annual convention brings industry professionals, producers and researchers together to discuss current issues facing the beef industry. Valuable industry discussion is facilitated at the convention, and it provides

Heterosis Giveaway Winner: Joe Janak

Joe Janak, of Victoria, Texas, is the winner of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA)’s heterosis giveaway. IBBA’s 2016 advertising campaign included an internet entry opportunity in which ad viewers could choose to participate. The prize at stake was $250 to be put toward the purchase of Brangus® or Ultrablack® genetics. Janak was the winner

IBBA Releases June 2017 Genetic Evaluation

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of June 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 approximately 11,500 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the

IBBA Performance Leader Awards: Fall 2015

For more information about Performance Leader Awards (PLA), or to see the required criteria for eligibility, click here.   Fall 2015 Performance Leaders   Alabama SHON ROYSTER - Platinum DANIEL & CHEYENNE THOMPSON - Gold DONALD COLLINS - Gold LEVON ENZOR - Gold 4 MILE CATTLE COMPANY - Silver BEAM BRANGUS - Silver CLIFF AND/OR

American Breeds Coalition Advocates for Brahman-Influenced Cattle Breeds

by Tori R. Perkins, Texas Tech University When you hear the term American-breed cattle, you often think about their distinctive ear and underline. Well in the early 1990s, when a producer heard “Brahman influence,” it often meant a 10 to 12 percent discount per pound at payday. At the time, the Certified Angus Beef Program

Telling the Brangus Story

by IBBA Assistant to the Executive Vice President Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez “Go Brangus!” “Build with Brangus!” “Any Country is Brangus Country!” What do these slogans mean to you? Brangus cattle have a long and rich history, dating back to the early 1900s. There’s a great story to tell about Brangus cattle. Are you telling it?

Onward & Upward

by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS Parts of the country continue to receive beneficial and much needed rainfall. It is nice to see baby calves being born and to appreciate the genetic improvement our breed continues to make every day. Remember, early nutrition is important in the life of the newborns as

Dawn of a New Age

by Taylor Shackelford Each year brings women and men closer to equals in the workplace. 2016 saw massive crowds and high traffic in the mainstream media celebrating women. In today’s current job market, women are taking a larger share of entry-level career positions and leadership platforms. In rural America, there is an equally exciting, grassroots