IBBA 2014 Committee Members

The members for each committee are as follows and can be found on the GoBrangus website under the “Committees” section. These committees are compiled of volunteers from the IBBA membership and is open to anyone who is a member of the IBBA.

Executive Committee
President, Traci Middleton
First Vice President, Mike Vorel
Second Vice President, Danny Farris
Secretary/Treasurer, Brandon Belt

Awards
Chairman, Robert Field
Brandon Belt
Bill Davis
Danny Farris
Cody Garris
Mike Kammerer
Chuck Sword
Mike Vorel
Russ Williamson
Staff, Frances Miller

Breed Improvement
Chairman, Chuck Sword
Co-Chairman, Tracy Holbert
Garry Clem
Charles Crochet
Allen Goode
Joy Reznicek
Joshua Rivers
Dr. Randy Schmidt
Kent Smith
Vern Suhn
Dr. Milt Thomas
Brad Wright
Staff, Rosanne Sralla

Commercial Marketing
Chairman, Danny Farris
Ed Baranowski
Garry Clem
Howard Davis
Bradley Hodde
Craig Stovall
Kelley Sullivan
Buck Thomason
Staff, Jason Bates

Finance
Chairman, Brandon Belt
Steve Densmore
Craig Stovall
Milton Sundbeck
Mike Vorel
Staff, Frances Miller
Staff, Dr. Perkins

Membership and Education
Chairman, Mike Vorel
Garry Clem
Grady Green
Chris Heptinstall
Shiloh Hall
Bill Morrison
Vince Roberts
Staff, Brittni Drennan

Nomination
Chairman, R.L. Robbs
Ron Flake
Don Cox

Promotion
Chairman, Cody Gariss
Co-chairman, Cheramie Viator
Mike Coggins
Wade Fisher
Sara Green
Vern Suhn
Kelley Sullivan
Jerry Vige
Staff, Jason Bates

Show Advisory
Chairman, Russ Williamson
Co-chairman, Sharee Sankee
Kourtney Gardner (Junior)
Quinn Carter (Junior)
Ed Baranowski
Don Cox
Denny Douglass
Chip Gibson
Allen Goode
Shawn Knox
Joe Lingg
Joshua Rivers
Stephen Roop
Myron Saathoff
Bob Savoie
Staff, Tyler Dean

IJBBA Advisory
Chairman, Mike Kammerer
Staff, Tyler Dean

International
Chairman, Bill Davis
Chip Gibson
Adam Graven
Richard Hood
Darryl McDonald
Kelley Sullivan
Buck Thomason
Dustin Valusek
Staff, Dr. Perkins

101 Ranch Brangus Cows Find New Home at Lake Majestik Farms

Submitted by Stacie Cooper
Ni Cornelison

Nic (pictured) and Royce Cornelison are the owners of Lake Majestik Farms in Flatrock, Alabama.

Royce and Nic Cornelison, owners of Lake Majestik Farms, announce their purchase of 50 registered Brangus lots from the historic 101 Ranch in Palo Pinto, Texas. Lake Majestik Farms is committed to providing the finest genetic offering of Brangus cattle. These purchases will ensure their ability to continue their commitment to the beef cattle industry.

“We are so excited to be able to offer calves and embryos from these great genetic leaders in the near future,” Nic said. “These cows will produce superior genetics that breeders from around the world will want to acquire.”

Obtained directly from the Camp Cooley Ranch dispersal sales by 101 Ranch, the cows are foundation bred Brinks cattle known to possess incomparable qualities for calving ease, growth, maternal and carcass traits. Check out Lake Majestik Farm’s website at http://www.lakemajestikfarms.com to see what is next for the herd.

Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches Purchases 101 Ranch Brangus Cows

Submitted by Cheramie Viator
Ray Westall and Tate Pruett

Ray Westall and Tate Pruett

In his continued effort to build upon the history of the legendary Brinks Brangus herd, Ray Westall, owner of Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches, has announced the purchase of 250 registered Brangus females from 101 Ranch at Palo Pinto, Texas.

“We are excited about this addition to our herd,” Westall said. “101 Ranch purchased many of the Camp Cooley Ranch core donors and many young performance standouts in their dispersals. These females will move to our ranch at Arabela, N.M., and help us to continue our progress in developing Brangus cattle that work for commercial and registered cattlemen across the U.S.”

The historic Brinks Brangus herd was built on performance fundamentals and has genetic influence worldwide. Today, many of the Brangus breed’s trait leaders for calving ease, growth, maternal and carcass traits are either Brinks sired or trace to Brinks sires.

On October 11, 2014, Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches will host their first bull and female production sale. The all-video sale will be hosted in Ruidoso, N.M., preceded by cattle viewing and a field day at the ranch in Arabela, N.M. Details will be available on www.brinksbrangus.com.

Texas Brangus Association Elects New Officers

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Texas Brangus Breeders Association (TBBA) announces four new officers to serve on the TBBA Board of Directors. The officers were elected at the TBBA meeting May 3, 2014. They will be charged with providing strategic guidance and overall leadership for Texas Brangus breeders.

The newly elected officers include:

President Doug Muenchow is the owner and operator of Muenchow Farms in Flooresville, Texas. Somewhat new to the Brangus breed, Doug has a thorough knowledge of the cattle industry and chose to incorporate Brangus genetics into his operation to produce more heat tolerant cattle that could thrive better and more efficiently in the hotter, more humid environments prevalent in South Texas. Doug is very involved in the Bexar County and Wilson County junior livestock shows and is on the livestock committee for the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE). When he is not working as a cattleman, Doug is an outside salesman for Alamo Crane in San Antonio.

First Vice President Kelly Grissom is the owner and operator of 8G Brangus in Stephens County, Texas, located west of Fort Worth. Kelly’s passion for cattle stemmed from spending extensive time on her grandparents’ ranch east of Fayetteville, Ark., where they began raising cattle in 1963. After receiving her master’s degree from Tarleton State University, she taught biology and chemistry for high school and two local colleges for 20 years. Along with business partner Jackie Grissom, 8G Brangus’ primary focus is producing fertile, functional, sound, quality Brangus cattle. Now in her third year as a TBBA Director, Kelly previously served the board as secretary and firmly believes there is no better bovine than Brangus. 

Second Vice President Brandon Belt from Gatesville, Texas, received a J.D. from the Baylor School of Law after attending Tarleton State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After a period in private practice in Gatesville, Brandon was elected County Attorney of Coryell in 2005. The main purpose of his registered Brangus operation is raising range bulls for commercial producers. He has been involved in many local, regional and state associations within the cattle industry and is currently serving as secretary/treasurer for the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Board of Directors.

Secretary/Treasurer Steve Densmore has been involved in the Brangus breed his entire life. For almost 15 years, he has been the cattle manager of Circle X Land and Cattle Co. near Bryan, Texas, where he oversees more than 1,400 head of commercial cattle and a purebred Brangus cow-calf program. Steve has served on the TBBA Board of Director for numerous years and has held leadership positions on the TBBA board as well as on the IBBA board. He is a profound supporter of the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) and received the IBBA Breeder of the Year Award in 2013.

The IBBA, located in San Antonio, Texas, strives to increase the demand for Brangus cattle domestically and internationally. It was founded as the American Brangus Breeders in 1949 and has since evolved into the IBBA. The purpose of the IBBA is to enable members to serve the commercial cattle industry. For more information, visit www.gobrangus.com.