This year marked the 47th annual International Brangus Show in Houston, Texas. Jason Cleere, Associate Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at Texas A&M University, judged 144 entries at the bull and female shows on March 1 and 2, 2013.
RCC Patriot 1252Y came out of the summer bull division before claiming the Grand Champion Bull title. The July 2011 son of Doguets Hercules 88S3 is owned and exhibited by Stephen Roop of Grapevine, Texas. Sunnybrook Farms of Jackson, Miss., exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Bull, SBR Coal Mine 129UZ, a March 2012 son of SBR Coal Train 222WR. In the red Brangus show, Trio Cattle and Genetics of Madisonville, Texas, swept the two top honors. Coming from the yearling bull division, Trio’s Yucatan 175Y took the Grand Champion Red Bull title. The bull is a January 2011 son of Trio’s Sequoia 112S. Trio’s RLN Zoltar 175Z2 came out of the junior bull calf division to claim Reserve Champion honors. Zoltar is a March 2012 son of Lazy 3 Statesman 100S.
In the Cow-Calf Show, Marvel Farms of High Springs, Fla., claimed the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor with Marvel’s Sweetpea 7/10. The February 2010 cow is a daughter of Marvel’s Red Gator 2/6 and had a January 2013 bull calf at side, Marvel’s Red Pride 5/13.
In the female show, DDD Ms Barbara 804Y61 took top honors as Grand Champion female. Coming out of the senior heifer calf division, the November 2011 daughter out of Doguet’s Hercules 88S3, is owned by Doguet Diamond D Ranch of McCoy, Texas. DDD Ms Chariti 88Z10 came from the junior heifer calf division and took the Reserve Grand Champion title. The May 2012 heifer is a daughter of DDD Masterplan 1019W10 and was exhibited by Johnston Cattle Company of Waxahachie, Texas. Grand Champion Red Brangus Female honors went to Trio’s Yelena 175Y3 owned and exhibited by Trio Cattle and Genetics. Winning the summer heifer division, the May 2011 heifer is a daughter of CX Tanque 23/T. From the summer heifer calf division, Dos XX’s Stretch’s Jewel took the title of Reserve Grand Champion Red Brangus Female. Sired by Dos XX’s Chief’s Mr Stretch, the October 2011 heifer is owned by Dos XX’s Cattle Company of Washington, Texas.
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