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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

2017: The Year of the Ultrablack®

by Tori Perkins Looking out into a cow-filled pasture, it is hard to see the difference between them at first glance. When you take time to look closer, there is a clear difference between each breed in the pasture and on your plate. Brangus cattle are known for being the hardy cross between the Angus

IBBA Releases Winter 2016 Genetic Evaluation

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Winter 2016 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 8,250 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the

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 testing is performed. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) results are used by Livestock

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 cattle to market his product. And more importantly, to him, Davis includes all

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 the forecasted drought and you can see why it appears we are on

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 Angus-sired calves, 51 UltraBlack-sired calves, and 23 Brangus-sired calves born between October and