2011 Brangus Show of Merits Results Announced

Champions Named at 2011 Brangus National Show

by Tyler Dean, IBBA Show Coordinator

Brangus exhibitors from six states brought 89 head of Brangus cattle to Shreveport, La., for the 2011 Brangus National Show of Merit on Saturday, November 5. Longtime Brahman breeder Billy Wayne Key, Sr. of Madisonville, Texas, judged the event. Key has multitudes of real world experience in the cattle industry and has raised not only Brahman cattle, but also Angus, Charolais, and commercial F1 crossbreds. Additionally, he has had numerous judging experiences with American cattle and is currently the oldest and longest serving member of the American Brahman Breeder’s Association’s Board of Directors. Throughout the day, Key evaluated 60 Brangus Females, two Brangus Cow/Calf Pairs, and 27 Brangus Bulls.

Grand Champion Female honor went to Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch of McCoy, Texas. DDD Ms Fancie 804W43 a November 5, 2009, daughter of Brinks Bright Side 607L11, first captured the title of Champion Senior Heifer. Coming from the Heifer Calf Division, DCC Ms Black Sally 915X91 took the Reserve Grand Champion Female title home for Dillard Land & Cattle, LLC of Katy, Texas. The September 23, 2010, female is a daughter of Blackhawk of Brinks 607M17. Miss -C- Extra Stylish 826X2 continued her winning tradition for JLS International of Robertsdale, Ala., by being named the Grand Champion Red Female. 826X2 is a September 3, 2010, daughter of R2 Extra Style 880P and was first named Champion Red Heifer Calf. The Champion Red Summer Heifer, Miss PB Princess of Powerman 596/10 was named the Reserve Grand Champion Red Female. Exhibited by Wellmann Cattle Company of Brenham, Texas, 596/10 is a May 2, 2010, daughter of CX Mr Powerman 226/T1.

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Townsend Named Outstanding CattleWoman at NCBA

Patti Townsend was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year by the American National CattleWomen (ANCW) at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tenn., February 1-4, 2012. Patti and her husband, Gayland, first bought cattle in 1966 when their three sons expressed interest in showing heifers, and they have since been breeding registered Brangus cattle. From a ranch in New Mexico, they moved to Milburn, Okla., in 2004 where their youngest son now manages the ranch.

In her 34 years of service to the ANCW, Patti has served in several leadership positions on the state and national levels and was elected President in 2003. She has also served the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) in several capacities. Patti served as President of the International Brangus Auxiliary and was a member on the IBBA Board of Directors for two terms.

View the video and learn more about how this couple got their start in the Brangus breeding business and how Patti Townsend is being rewarded for her dedication and service to the industry.