Dykes Joins Brangus Team as Commercial Marketing Coordinator

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IBBA Commercial Marketing Coordinator Kyle Dykes

SAN ANTONIO, TX– Kyle Dykes joined the staff at the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. As the Commercial Marketing Coordinator, Dykes will oversee IBBA’s commercial marketing programs while engaging with members and Brangus producers across the country. Dykes will be integral in expanding the breed’s global market share, promoting Brangus genetics to the commercial sector, and ultimately increasing demand for Brangus cattle.

“I am very honored and excited to go to work for our members,” Dykes said. “I look forward to helping them meet their needs in the purebred cattle business, advancing and promoting the Brangus breed, and building relationships all over the world.”

A native of Killeen, Texas, Dykes grew up on a small farm raising commercial cattle. Agriculture has always been a passion of his, and he has been actively trying to help make a difference and be a part of the growth of agriculture in Texas. Previously, Dykes worked as the Natural Resources County Extension Agent for McLennan County. This allowed him the opportunity to work with some of the finest 4-H youth in Texas and help them get more involved in the 4-H program. In addition to 4-H activities, Kyle managed the Master Gardener program and worked with agricultural producers in McLennan County to help educate and provide assistance to better meet their production goals.

“Kyle has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and we are proud to have him as a member of the Brangus team,” said IBBA Executive Vice President Dr. Tommy Perkins. “He will engage with our members at sales and visit producers’ operations across the country to bridge the gap between the association and our members. Kyle will be essential in advancing IBBA programs, and I know he will be a great asset to the breed.”

Dykes received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2013. He also received his certificate in Auctioneering from the Texas Auction Academy and has been licensed with the state of Texas since 2011. In 2013 Dykes won the Texas State Champion Rookie Auctioneer title and has gained experience in livestock, equipment and estate sales and is an active member of the Texas Auctioneers Association.

Due to his travel requirements and necessary visibility, Dykes will continue to reside in College Station, Texas, and will work as a remote staff member. Dykes can be contacted directly by email at kdykes@int-brangus.org or on his cell at 254-371-9388. For more information about Brangus cattle and the IBBA, visit www.GoBrangus.com.

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Brangus Beat 1.1- Brangus Sales

Welcome to the new “Brangus Beat”. The Brangus Beat is a new educational and information source for IBBA members which will feature topics of interest including market updates, marketing tools, IBBA services, and updates from the IBBA office. This episode gives a market summary of Brangus sales so far in 2014.

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NJBS 2013- Bred and Owned Show Results

Watch the highlights and see who the champions were from the 2013 National Junior Brangus Show Bred and Owned Female and Bull Shows. July 17, 2013, Judge Jake Franke evaluated 42 Bred and Owned female entries and 15 bull entries at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Junior Spotlight- Emily Jackson

IBBA features Emily Jackson in the Junior Spotlight. From Waco, Texas, Emily is the reigning Miss International Junior Brangus Association Queen and is actively involved in the IJBBA. Emily has a strong passion for the agriculture industry. She is currently a junior at Texas Tech University and wishes to be a lobbyist or an advocate for the agriculture industry, disproving false claims made by organizations with an anti-meat agenda. Watch the video to see how the IJBBA has made an impact on Emily’s life.

Find more videos on our website at http://gobrangus.com/videofeed/

Informative Trichomoniasis Webinar

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica recently hosted an informative webinar on trichomoniasis. This webinar supports an educational effort on trichomoniasis this fall in Texas providing great information for both seed stock and commercial producers on developing a trichomoniasis control program, as well as some recent research on protecting bulls through vaccination.

Dr. Soren Rodning, Assistant Professor at Auburn University, and Dr. Mac Devin, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian – Cattle at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, share their extensive knowledge and advice.

Listen to the webinar and watch the presentation below, or download the webinar .mov file.

If you have any additional questions, contact Lori Maude .

NJBS 2012 Show Results

This year’s National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) reported having an increase in the number of participants, and the quality of the entries far exceeded anyone’s expectations. Thank you to the sponsors and friends of the breed who helped make the NJBS another success and a great experience for those involved.

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) reported 96 Junior members representing nine states participated in the week of events. Thirty of those participants were first-time exhibitors compiling a total of 168 entries.

“Really do marvel at the fact that the Brangus association kicks out so many good kids year after year after year that go on and contribute in so many avenues of our beef cattle industry,” said Aaron Cooper who judged the Bred and Owned Show.

Complete NJBS results, TBBA State Show results and Banquet Awards are published in the August issue of the Brangus Journal which can be viewed online at http://gobrangus.com/brangus-publications/.

Watch the videos posted below of the Owned Show and the Bred and Owned Show to see who was selected as Grand and Reserve Champion and hear judges’ comments on the quality of cattle and our youth.

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Agriculturists, Will You Stand Up?

Did you know one in seven Americans work in agriculture-related jobs?
However, everyone is affected by agriculture.

Farmers Fight is a student-led initiative to reconnect American society to the world of agriculture. Beginning with university students, Farmers Fight encourages consumers to ask where their food comes from and give students, faculty, public officials, farmers and ranchers an opportunity to become “agvocates” for the agriculture community.