IBBA Hosts Sixth Annual Global Roundup Event

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) hosted the Sixth Annual Brangus Global Roundup Thursday, March 6, 2014, during its annual convention in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Global Roundup was an educational event that brought domestic producers together with international guests. Dr. Flavio Riberio, a native of Uberaba, Brazil, and currently a research scientist at Prairie View A&M University, served as the master of ceremonies.

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Dr. Shields uses a live Brangus heifer in his demonstration.

Dr. Tommy Shields, assistant professor at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., discussed live animal evaluation and the importance of evaluating an animal’s confirmation for structural soundness. He demonstrated on a live Brangus heifer in the ballroom by drawing chalk lines indicating key angles and points that are essential in maintaining an animal’s soundness and longevity. He also discussed genetic correlations in cattle and the difficulties trying to breed out confirmation problems if a producer has single-trait selected for other highly heritable traits within their herd.

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Leslie Frenzel cuts up a rib roll in her carcass evaluation demonstration.

Leslie Frenzel, doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, gave a valuable, in-depth demonstration on evaluating cattle from a carcass standpoint. She explained the differences and procedures used by USDA inspectors to determine quality and yield grade in cattle and how to optimize carcass value. She then gave a live demonstration in deboning and processing a rib roll to an engaged crowd of participants. She processed the whole rib roll and explained the economic differences and compared the values of all the tissue it contained.

A delegation from Mexico was also present to promote and extend invitations to the 2014 World Brangus Congress in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, November 10-14.

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Delegates from Mexico promote the World Brangus Congress in Merida, Yucatan.

Concluding this year’s event was a bilingual video presentation showcasing multiple herd sires and donor dams presented by the Global Roundup sponsors:

101 Ranch
American Marketing Services
Cavender Ranches, LLC
Chimney Rock Cattle Co.
Cox Excalibur Brangus
Cross F Cattle
Diamond K Ranch
Double W Ranch
Draggin’ M Ranch
Geneseek
Genesis Ranch
GeneTrust
Ideal Video Productions
Indian Hills Brangus
Johnston Farms
Mix 30
The Oaks Farm
Salacoa Valley Farms
Schmidt Farms
Suhn Cattle Co.
Westall Ranches, LLC
World Brangus Congress 2014

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2014 IBBA Annual Convention & Global Brangus Roundup

2014 Convention Logo_BLOGRegistration is now open for the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Annual Convention and Global Brangus Roundup in Houston, Texas. The 2014 Convention will be hosted March 4-7, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 8686 Kirby Drive. This year’s convention promises new and exciting updates with the introduction of new leadership and staff members as well as educational information for convention attendees.

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Scan the QR Code with your smart phone to submit the form online!

REGISTRATION: Download the form here.
Convention registration is due before February 14, and late registrations are accepted until March 3.

SCHEDULE: Download the convention schedule here.

ROOM BLOCK: Open until February 10.
Call 1-877-270-1393 to make reservations at the Crowne Plaza under the IBBA room block, and use code IBB.

Sixth Annual Global Brangus Roundup

Global Roundup logo_72Everyone is invited to join us at the Sixth Annual Global Brangus Roundup Thursday, March 6, in the Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza. This event will feature presentations from U.S. experts on Brangus body composition and Brangus consumer products, as well as a trade show with many of our Brangus breeders who will feature their best herd sires and donor cows by video. Don’t miss this fun and informative event!

If you would like to participate and have a booth at this event, download the participant form and return it to Lindsey Matli before February 7. Please adhere to all deadlines.

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: Download participation form here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Download the Roundup schedule here.

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