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2017 ABBA International Sale Catalog

View all sale lots in the 2017 ABBA International Sale Catalog below!

TBJ Facebook Photo Contest

  We are excited to announce the #mybrahmanjournalcover Facebook Photo Contest! The winning photo will be featured on a future cover of The Brahman Journal! To enter the contest, post up to 3 photos on your timeline. Be sure to tag The Brahman Journal and use the hashtag #mybrahmanjournalcover. Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar el […]

2016 Bluebonnet Kick Off Classic Open Bull Classes

Click the links below to view class postings for 2016 Kickoff Classic Open Bull Show. Open Show – Gray Bull Classes Open Show – Red Bull Classes

Using Bull Gain Tests

Written by Joe C. Paschal When I was an animal breeding graduate student at Texas A&M back in early ‘80s, the philosophy was that there was not much to be gained from bull testing, especially if the purpose was to select for the fastest gaining bull on feed (which would in turn be selecting for […]

Evaluate Udder Soundness Soon after Calving to Use as Culling Criteria

By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension Every year at “preg” checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd. One criteria that should be examined to cull cows is udder quality. Beef cattle producers are not as likely to think about udder health and shape as are dairy […]

Start Preparing Now for Upcoming DNA Requirements

Following recent registration and importation investigations, the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) feels there is a growing need to protect the integrity of the breed’s herd books. During the Board of Directors meeting on April 29, a subcommittee of the Executive Committee appointed by President Sartwelle chaired by Loren Pratt and consisting of J.D. Sartwelle, […]

Colombia Opens Border to U.S. Cattle

The Brahman World is vast and recent policy shifts are allowing Brahman breeders in the United States to ship live animals to international markets that have not been open in many years. In 2015, breeders saw historic shipments from the U.S. to Vietnam and Ecuador, and as January 2016 kicks off, Colombia has opened its […]

2014-2015 Premier Show Animals of the Year

Congratulations to all the winners of the ABBA Premier Show Animals of the Year! Check out information on the winners below. 2014-2015 ABBA Premier Gray Show Cow of the Year MISS L2 DIVA’S DELILAH 54 Owned by L2 Ranch Points earned: 94 2014-2015 ABBA Premier Red Show Cow of the Year KC MS KARMA 909/2 Owned […]

ABBA Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee

J. Carter Thomas J. Carter Thomas will be inducted into the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) Hall of Fame during the ABBA Membership Meeting March 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The association president J. D. “Bubba” Sartwelle, Jr. will be giving the presentation, and the inductee’s daughter Margaret Thomas and family will be receiving the […]

2016 HLS&R International Brahman Show Dedication

Marcus Shackelford This year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) International Brahman Show will be dedicated to Marcus Shackelford, owner of Rocking S Ranch in Wauchula, Florida. Throughout the years, Shackelford has bred some remarkable Brahman cattle and served the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) in a number of capacities from President of the association […]