Bates Represents Brangus on Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance

Jason Bates, Director of Field Services and Commercial Marketing

Jason Bates, Director of Field Services and Commercial Marketing

SAN ANTONIO, TX- Jason Bates representing the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) was elected first vice president of the Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance (TPCA). The TPCA was organized to form an alliance of all purebred breeders and purebred associations to promote and protect the seedstock cattle industry in the State of Texas and to improve production techniques and the conditions of persons engaged in the purebred cattle industry.

“I look forward to working with this progressive group,” said Bates, IBBA’s Director of Field Services and Commercial Marketing. “As a representative of purebred breeders, I welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can advance purebred beef cattle.”

The TPCA promotes marketing ideas, international and domestic trade, and encourages better communication among the purebred cattle breeders and their associations. The TPCA works closely with the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture and their representatives on animal health issues and marketing seedstock cattle. The TPCA also cooperates with the Texas Beef Council, United States Beef Breeds Council and the American Dairy Council in efforts to improve the purebred cattle industry.

The 2014-2015 TPCA officers include: President Radale Tiner, American Angus Association; First Vice President Jason Bates, International Brangus Breeders Association; Second Vice President John Ford, Santa Gertrudis Breeders International; and Secretary/Treasurer Collin Osbourn, Beefmaster Breeders United.

Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance Officers

Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance Officers (L to R):
President Radale Tiner, First Vice President Jason Bates, Second Vice President John Ford, and Secretary/Treasurer Collin Osbourn

Inaugural Brangus Fall Conference Set for October

SAN ANTONIO, TX- Join the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for the inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for October 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants can expect informative sessions and fun social events while networking with the Board of Directors and committee members. Headlining the event is keynote speaker Forrest Roberts, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

“We are excited to have Forrest Roberts address members and provide his insight to the beef industry,” said Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., IBBA Executive Vice President. “We look forward to hosting our members here at the IBBA headquarters and hearing their input. Their participation is vital to our progress.”

Member participation is welcomed for imperative planning meetings. Discussion of pressing topics will lead to advancements integral in the upcoming year and for years to come. As representatives of the IBBA membership and the Brangus community, your input and thoughts will be important to the dialogue.

The fall Board of Directors and committee meetings will be hosted at the Drury Inn and Suites near La Cantera Parkway (15806 IH-10 West) located across Loop 1604 from San Antonio’s largest shopping area and amusement park. The hotel provides easy access to The Shops at La Cantera®, La Cantera Golf Club, SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the riverwalk, and the Alamo. Bring the whole family to enjoy Alamo City!

Be sure to mark your calendar to attend these important planning meetings. All IBBA members are welcome to attend. Contact the IBBA office at 210-696-8231 or visit www.GoBrangus.com for more information.


Registration: Due Friday, September 26!

Register online

Download registration form: Return to Brittni Drennan via email or fax to 210-696-8718 by Friday, September 26.

Registration List (updated 9/29): See who is coming to the Brangus Fall Conference.

Reservations:

Make reservations by August 30, to receive group rates.
Use group number 2218558
Call: Drury Inn & Suites – Near La Cantera Parkway at 1-800-325-0720

Schedule:

Fall Conference Schedule (updated 9/23)

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Munoz Receives Honorable Georganne Myers Award

Veronica Munoz (center) receives the Georganne Myers Award from Ray Smith (L) and Kourtney Gardner (R).

Veronica Munoz (center) receives the Georganne Myers Award from Ray Smith (L) and Kourtney Gardner (R).

Veronica Munoz of Pearland, Texas, was presented the Georganne Myers National Supporter of the Year Award for her unwavering support and dedication to the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA). Munoz was honored at the IJBBA banquet Friday, July 25, 2014, hosted in conjunction with the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in Bryan, Texas. Past recipient of the award Ray Smith of Arkadelphia, Ark., made the presentation.

A deserving leader is selected annually by a committee based on the tremendous support shown for the junior members involved in the Brangus breed and contributions made to ensure the success of the IJBBA.

This award, given in memory of Georganne Myers, is a representation of the passion and devotion that is still very evident in the people involved in the Brangus breed. Georganne raised two daughters who both were actively involved in the Brangus breed, Rachel Myers Childs and Britne Myers. She lived in Liberty, Texas, and passed away after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

“This award meant more to me than any other award because I knew Georganne and know what the award means,” said the 2012 award recipient, Steve Densmore. Densmore is the ranch manager at Circle X Land and Cattle Co. in Bryan, Texas, and is an IJBBA Advisor.

“Georganne was a Texas Junior Advisor and accomplished a lot for the IJBBA,” said Ginger Pritchard, a Junior Advisor and strong supporter of the IJBBA. “She organized events, helped with fundraising, and she was always upbeat, positive and enthusiastic about the future of the junior program.”

Munoz follows Georganne with her fire and passion for the IJBBA. Now in her second term as an IJBBA Advisor, Munoz has been a solid part of the IJBBA Advisory Committee, providing continuous support and assurance to the IJBBA Board of Directors. For the past four years, Munoz has volunteered to organize the arena and banquet decorations.

“Every year, she asks what her budget is. After that, I never have to worry about any aspect related to decorations for NJBS,” IBBA Director of Youth Programs, Tyler Dean said. “And better yet, 99 percent of the time she comes in under budget because she makes everything by hand! When looking back over the list of past recipients of this award, it reads as a “who’s-who” of the mentors of the association, and I feel the group of past winners are iconic figures in the Junior association. Veronica Munoz is the perfect addition to the list.”

For more information about the IJBBA, visit http://junior.gobrangus.com.

Champions Chosen at 2014 Brangus Futurity

Brangus Futurity

Of 165 animals entered in the 2014 Brangus Futurity, six were named Grand Champions at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas, by Judge Blake Bloomberg of Stillwater, Okla. A native of Berwick, Ill., Bloomberg is currently an assistant professor and livestock judging team coach at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma State, Bloomberg coached the Texas A&M University livestock judging team and was named the National Collegiate Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he was a member of the 2004-2005 National Champion A&M Team that went undefeated. Bloomberg also has an extensive background in the cattle business and grew up exhibiting Simmental, Hereford, Angus and Shorthorn cattle.

Bloomberg’s first champion, DDD Ms Reeva 157Z3, was named Junior Heifer Champion before being named Grand Champion Female. Reeva, an October 2012 daughter of Doguets Hercules 88S3, was exhibited by Kara Lucherk, Falls City, Texas. Kyle Martin of Danbury, Texas, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female, TCR Belle of the Ball 302A. An October 2013 daughter of D Bar D Mr Amos Moses 23T1, Belle first won the Heifer Calf Division. In the Red Brangus Show, Trio Cattle and Genetics, LLC from Dallas, Texas, took top honors. Coming from the Red Junior Heifer Division, Trio’s MLS Zamy 175Z2 took the Grand Champion Red Female title. The female is an October 2012 daughter of Lazy 3 Statesman 100S. Buffaloe’s Ms Vincent 193A2 came out of the Red Yearling Heifer Division to claim Reserve Champion honors. The heifer is an April 2013 daughter of Buffaloe’s Vincent 07X and was exhibited by Kara Lucherk of Falls City, Texas.

In the cow-calf show, Stephen Roop of Grapevine, Texas, exhibited RCC Ms Raven 1252Y2 to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. The November 2011 cow is a daughter of MC Alias 535P and had a February 2014 heifer calf at side, RCC Ms Jewel 2114B. SF Miss LTD 430Z and her November 2013 heifer calf, WF LTD’s Patriot 430A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair. 430A is a January 2012 daughter of LTD of Brinks 415T28 and is owned and exhibited by Dakota Williams of Ash Flat, Ark. Shelbie VanBeveren of Victoria, Texas, took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with KK Miss Malibu 65Z2 and her March 2014 bull calf, SV Malibu Statesman. Malibu is a February 2012 daughter of Sureway’s Rocky Street 227N. Cox Excalibur Brangus of Katy, Texas, led CX Ms Legends Dream 71/Z2 and her February 2014 bull calf, CX Apaches Dream 71/B, to claim the Reserve Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair. The cow is a February 2012 daughter of CX Legends Dream 610/U1.

In the bull show, CS Train of Thought 2056UA rose to the top to take top honors as Grand Champion Bull. Coming out of the Summer Yearling Bull Division, Train of Thought, a May 2013 son of SBR Coal Train 222WR, was exhibited by Deep Down Ranch of Jennings, La. RCC Titlest 88A came from the Junior Yearling Bull Division and took the Reserve Grand Champion Bull title. The March 2013 bull is a son of Skyhawks Presidente and is owned and exhibited by Roop Cattle Company of Grapevine, Texas. Cox Excalibur Brangus of Katy, Texas, swept the Red Brangus bull show. Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull honors went to the Champion Red Junior Bull, CX Dream Play 67/Z, a July 2012 son of CX Dream Boy 59/X. From the Junior Yearling Bull Division, CX Mr Dream Forever 365/A took the title of Reserve Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. The January 2013 bull is sired by CX Legends Dream 610/U1.

For more information about the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association visit junior.gobrangus.com.

Results for the 2014 NJBS Champion’s Challenge and Bred and Owned Shows

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas, Judge Jirl Buck of Madill, Okla., evaluated a stout lineup of cattle. Growing up on a Limousin ranch, Buck grew up in 4-H and FFA showing steers and heifers. After working with several top cattle producers through college, he began buying and selling club calves. In 1989 he put together an elite set of Maine-Anjou females which served as the cornerstone of his program. Today, Buck Cattle Company raises Maine-Anjou, Maine-Tainer and Hereford cattle. Buck strongly believes in the value of the junior livestock program, and he has spent the better part of the past two decades in the barns at junior livestock shows helping his daughter and his customers exhibit their animals.

Champions Challenge

The day began with the Champion’s Challenge, which is designed as a show-back opportunity for the previous year’s “Source of Champions” (SOC) Sale heifers with added prize money. Consigners put up $100 per heifer for the SOC Sale, and that money goes into the pot for the challenge. In 2013 nine heifers sold, so this year’s challenge had $900 in added premiums. Five of the heifers sold in the 2013 SOC Sale made it back for the challenge show. Rising to the top was TCR Miss Maggie 1252A, a January 2013 daughter of DDD Black Gold 853W2. She was consigned to the 2013 SOC Sale by Triple Crown Ranch of Angleton, Texas, and is owned and exhibited by Dalton McKee, Tatum, Texas. Jackson Family Brangus of Waco, Texas, sold the Reserve Champion, Ms CJ Brynna, who is now owned and exhibited by Emily Lettelier from Citra, Fla. The September 2012 female is a daughter of Mr EJ Laredo.

Bred and Owned Show

While small in quantity, the 2014 NJBS Bred and Owned Show was packed with quality. Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, took home the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Female title with TCR Miss Jean 1019A, who first won the Heifer Calf Division. Jean is a November 2013 daughter of DDD Black Gold 853W2. Coming out of the Yearling Heifer Division to claim Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Female honors was Miss ELB Kinsley 101A, a daughter of Mr. ELB Malibu 312X. Kinsley, a February 2013 born female, was bred, owned and exhibited by Kacie Wallace of Bryan, Texas. In the Red Brangus Bred and Owned Female Show, Broken A Miss 116B was named the Red Heifer Calf Champion before being honored as Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Brangus Female. 116B is a January 2014 daughter of Mr R48 Center Ranch 212/K5 and was exhibited by Austin Acord of Madisonville, Texas. Alexandra Acord of Madisonville, Texas, followed closely behind exhibiting Broken A Miss Kate 841A, a September 2013 daughter of Trio’s Sequoia 112S, to claim the title of Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Brangus Female after first winning the Reserve Red Heifer Calf Award.

For the third consecutive year, Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, exhibited the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull. TCR Mr. Sandman 313A2 first won the Bull Calf Division and is a November 2013 son of LTD of Brinks 415T28. Taking Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Bull honors was Callie’s Buck Wild, a February 2013 son of GLB CCC Kilmer 222X. Buck Wild first won the Yearling Bull Division and was bred, owned and exhibited by Karlea Grace Dixon of Sontag, Miss. Austin Acord of Madisonville, Texas, took another buckle home winning the title of Red Brangus Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Brangus Bull with Broken A Mr 11B. 11B is a January 2014 son of M&M Trademark 768/9. Kelsey Munoz of Pearland, Texas, rounded out the champions in the Bred and Owned Shows exhibiting MCC Honky Tonk Kid 26B to claim Reserve Champion Red Bull Calf and Reserve Champion Red Bred and Owned Bull. Honky Tonk Kid is a January 2014 son of Dos XX’s Stout’s Destiny.

For more information about NJBS and the junior association, visit junior.gobrangus.com.

Champions Crowned at 32nd Annual NJBS

National Junior Brangus Show

More than 100 junior Brangus exhibitors traveled up to 1,100 miles one-way to attend this year’s 32nd Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in Bryan, Texas. In total, exhibitors from nine states brought 186 entries before Judge Reggie Rodriguez of Cat Springs, Texas, for evaluation. Rodriguez is active in the daily operations of Ken Ramsey Brahmans and works as an animal pharmaceutical sales manager for Nelson Wholesale. Additionally, he owns a semen and embryo marketing company and is active in the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Beef Council and serves on the Livestock Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. After breeding and exhibiting numerous National and International Champion Brahman, Hereford and Simbrah cattle as well as judging across the county, Rodriguez brought a wealth of experience as he placed 147 females, five cow-calf pairs and 34 bulls.

Rising to the top to claim Grand Champion Female honors was SK Ms Lambert 37Z, owned and exhibited by Allyson Polston of Lakeland, Fla. The November 2012 female came out of the Junior Heifer Division and is sired by CCC Lambert 75W5. Following from the same Yearling Heifer Division, Laura Zibilski of Burton, Texas, took Reserve Champion Female honors home with her March 2013 female Miss JLS Passion 767A4. Passion is sired by Skyhawks Presidente. In the Red Brangus show, coming from the Summer Yearling Heifer Division, Trio’s Balco Alana 175A3 took home the title of Grand Champion Red Brangus Female. The May 2013 female is a daughter of CX Tanque 23/T and is owned and exhibited by Audrey Acord of Madisonville, Texas. Taylor Goerlitz of Brenham, Texas, exhibited Dos XX’s Stretch’s Dream to claim titles of Red Yearling Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion Red Brangus Female. Dream is a February 2013 daughter of Dos XX’s Chief’s Mr Stretch.

McKenzie Posey of Wayne, Okla., exhibited Miss TDCC Isabella 926Z to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. Isabella is a March 2012 daughter of 5K Mr Beaux Jangles 402U2 and had a March 2014 bull calf at side, TDCC Banjo 926B. SF Miss LTD 430Z and her November 2013 heifer calf, WF LTD’s Patriot 430A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair. The January 2012 cow is a daughter of LTD of Brinks 415T28 and is owned and exhibited by Dakota Williams of Ash Flat, Ark. Blair Tomlinson of Columbus, Texas, took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with TX Ms Chief Advantage 53/Z and her July 2013 heifer calf, Ms Lazy 3 Statesman 53/B. 53/Z is an March 2012 daughter of CX Mr Chief Advantage 49/T. Following closely behind, Miss PB Marie 916/12 and her March 2014 bull calf, Dos XX’s Mr Keystone, claimed the honor of Reserve Grand Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair for Taylor Goerlitz. Marie is a March 2012 daughter of CX Mr Paymaker 1984/W.

Rounding out the day was the crowning of the owned bull champions. RBM King of Hearts, a March 2012 son of DDD Out Cross 1234X, rose to the top to claim Grand Champion Bull honors after first winning the Senior Bull Division. The bull is owned and exhibited by Clint Faul of Rayne, La. The Yearling Bull Champion RG Onstar 99A3 was slapped as Reserve Grand Champion Owned Bull. The March 2013 bull is a son of MC Onstar 924W4 and was exhibited by Reid Janish of Bellville, Texas. In the Red Brangus Bull Show, Trio’s Aristotle 175A claimed the titles of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Morgan Maxwell of Springtown, Texas, exhibited the September 2013 son of Trio’s Yucatan 175Y. Blair Tomlinson of Columbus, Texas, led the final Champion of the day to claim Reserve Grand Red Bull with TX Chief Advantage 76/A. The March 2013 bull is a son of CX Mr Chief Advantage 49/T and first won the Red Yearling Bull Division.

For more information about NJBS and the junior association, visit junior.gobrangus.com.