May “Brangus Babies” Photo Contest


Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the May 2014 Brangus photo contest. With the theme of the contest being “Brangus Babies”, the winning photo was titled Draggin’ M ET Babies taken by Sara Green and submitted by Grady Green.

Congratulations to Sara Green

Draggin' M ET Babies by Sara Green


Check out the Honorable Mentions

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Brangus Association Awards Cattlemen

Five of the most elite cattle producers and Brangus breeders were honored by the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for their outstanding achievements and their contributions to the Brangus breed as well as the beef cattle industry.

Joe Fuller, Connie Morrow, Martha Morrow, Carly Morrow, and Dr. Tommy Perkins

Joe Fuller, Connie Morrow, Martha Morrow, Carly Morrow, and Dr. Tommy Perkins

The Pioneer Award recognizes an IBBA member, past or present, for his/her service, loyalty and contributions to the Brangus breed. Jerry Morrow served as IBBA’s Executive Vice President from 1980 to 1988 and had an influential role in the association. Several advancements were initiated under his leadership including the first National Junior Brangus Show, first National Brangus Sire Evaluation, first Brangus bull sale at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, and the first of any breed to have ultrasound enhanced carcass expected progeny difference (EPDs).

Trey Kirkpatrick, David Vaughan, Susan Vaughan, and Dr. Tommy Perkins

Trey Kirkpatrick, David Vaughan, Susan Vaughan, and Dr. Tommy Perkins

David Vaughan also received the Pioneer Award for his influence both domestically and internationally. Vaughan was the owner of Salacoa Valley Farms in Fairmount, Ga., which sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida. He served the IBBA in several capacities including a term as president in 2007-2008, and he was awarded the Brangus Breeder of the Year award in 2005 for his progressive ideas and successful operation.

Steve Densmore, Dr. Robert Vineyard, and Traci Middleton

Steve Densmore, Dr. Robert Vineyard, and Traci Middleton

Steve Densmore of Bryan, Texas, was one of two recipients of the Breeder of the Year Award. The substantial amount of carcass data the IBBA has received on fed Brangus steers is, in part, due to Densmore’s dedication to the Brangus breed. He has a passionate devotion to the Junior Brangus Association and was the recipient of the Georganne Myers Award in 2011 for his support of the Junior program. Densmore also served on the IBBA Board of Directors from 1997 until 2003 and was elected President in 2002. He was elected to another three-year term from 2010 to 2013, which collectively totals 10 years on the IBBA board.

Tracy Holbert, Penny Coggins, Mike Coggins, and Traci Middleton

Tracy Holbert, Penny Coggins, Mike Coggins, and Traci Middleton

Mike Coggins was another recipient of the Breeder of the Year Award for his progressive ideas and outstanding seedstock operation. Coggins is a truly progressive breeder who produces some of the best genetics with the latest technologies available. Coggins owns Blackwater Cattle Company in Lake Park, Ga., where he oversees a purebred Brangus cattle business along with a diversified agriculture operation. He is very knowledgeable about all sectors of the industry and understands the needs of commercial cattlemen, seedstock producers and consumers alike.

The Commercial Producer of the Year award was presented to Russell Trefney of Weimar, Texas, in recognition of his achievements and success of incorporating Brangus genetics in his commercial cattle operation. A fifth generation cattleman, Trefny found Brangus to be the best breed for his crossbreeding operation in Central Texas in order to maintain a consistent product that resulted in higher quality carcass grades at the harvesting stage, making it more profitable for him to retain ownership through the feedlot.

Don Cox, Jessye Trefny, Michaelanne Trefny, Russell Trefny, Traci Middleton, and Dr. Tommy Perkins,

Don Cox, Jessye Trefny, Michaelanne Trefny, Russell Trefny, Traci Middleton, and Dr. Tommy Perkins

Award recipients were presented their awards Friday, March 7, 2014, by the IBBA in Houston, Texas, at the IBBA annual convention. Award recipients are nominated and selected by the IBBA Awards Committee. Please visit for more information.



Brangus Spring Photo Contest

Our spring photo contest involves something every producer loves this time of year– BABIES! Send us your best Brangus calf photo(s), and your photo could be featured in the May issue of the Brangus Journal. Send photos to Tyler Dean- by Tuesday, April 15!

1) Photos must include Brangus cattle

2) A caption of the subject(s) must be submitted with each photo

3) You must submit the photographer’s name

4) Photos must be 300 dpi resolution (contact Brittni or Tyler if you need help with this).

*All submissions become property of the IBBA

Winter 2013 Photo Contest


The IBBA is hosting a winter photo contest. Send us your best winter Brangus photo(s), and you could be featured in the January issue of the Brangus Journal!

Submission requirements:
– Must include Brangus cattle
– Include a caption with your submission
– Submit the photographer’s name
– Must be at least 300 dpi
– Must be a .jpeg, .jpg file
– Submit electronically to Tyler Dean-
– Submit by DECEMBER 15, 2013
*All submissions become property of IBBA and may be used in IBBA publications, online media or marketing materials.

Submit Your Best Photo Caption and Win!

Do you have a good caption idea for this photo?

Post your photo caption in the comment box below, and the winner of the best caption will receive a FREE online ad on the website! You can also post a comment on our Facebook Fan Page. Contest ends Friday, May 4, 2012.

Thank you to Lindsey Stewart for submitting the photo. You can follow Lindsey on Twitter at @lindsey_stewart.

Brangus heifer calf

Submit your Photos and Win

Check out the great entries we have received so far for our photo contest! Thank you all for your submissions. We’re looking forward to receiving many more. What great talent we have to show off!

To find out what you could win and how to enter your photos in the contest, click here for details. Deadline is 4:00 pm CST February 1, 2012.

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Enter our Photo Contest to Win!

We’re launching our first photo contest! The winner will receive a prize and a chance to be featured in the March/April edition of the Frontline!

To enter, email your photo to along with your name and a short photo caption. The contest is open to the public- not just IBBA members. Entries can be of people, farms, ranches, families, kids, cattle, etc., but they should be industry-related. Photos received will be added to the Photo Contest album here on our Facebook page.

DEADLINE is 4:00 pm CST February 1, 2012. But don’t procrastinate- the winner is determined by the photo receiving the most “likes”. So submit your photo early, publicize your entry, and start voting for your favorite!