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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 […]

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 […]

Historic Live Cattle Export to Ecuador

A chartered flight transporting 156 bulls and heifers arrived at Ecuador’s Latacunga airport May 20, 2015, marking the first sale of live cattle from the United States to South America in a dozen years. The historic shipment was the first since 2003 when borders were closed to United States animals following a positive case of […]

Texas A&M 2015 Beef Cattle Short Course Conference Schedule

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Rudder/MSC Complex 10:00 a.m. On-site registration, registered participants may pick up their registration materials. 10:00 a.m. Annual BCSC Scholarship Golf Tournament at Pebble Creek MONDAY, AUGUST 3 Rudder/MSC Complex 6:30 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast compliments of trade show exhibitors 7:00 Registration desk open, TRADE SHOW OPEN in Rudder 8:00 General Assembly for […]

3 Brahman Bulls Mark Historic Firsts at San Antonio All Breeds Bull Show & Sale

Three Brahman bull consignments from +Schneider Brahmans in Boerne, Texas were graded in top ten at the 24th Annual San Antonio Livestock Show All Breeds Bull Show and Sale on February 18. This was a historic first for the sale as well as the Brahman breed. “This is the first time any breeder, regardless of […]

Association Launches Performance Tested Bull Program

The new American Brahman Breeder’s Association (ABBA) Performance Tested Bull Program is underway. The program started the week of January 5 with the delivery of 53 bulls from 16 breeders in Arizona, Texas and Louisiana to Graham Land and Cattle Company in Gonzales, Texas. When questioned about the purpose of the new program, Chairman of […]

Brahman World News

UNITED STATES ABBA Summer Board/Committee Meetings & ABBA Membership Convention – Baton Rouge, LA The 2014 ABBA Summer Board of Directors meeting and Committee Meetings will be held August 14-15 followed by the ABBA Membership Convention, August 16-17 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The ABBA Membership Convention Kicks Off with a Welcome Cocktail reception. There will […]

Brahman World News

UNITED STATES Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course The 59th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled August 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Weather outlook and a cattle market outlook are two of the featured topics to be discussed during the general session scheduled August 4th. Visit to learn more. […]

Moreno Ranches welcomes Brian Barnes

Moreno Ranches is excited to welcome Brian Barnes to their team. As the Director of Herd Development for Moreno Ranches, Barnes will be responsible for overseeing the reproduction, nutrition and progress of the purebred and recipient herds. Prior to hiring on at Moreno Ranches, Barnes worked with his family operating a small herd of crossbred […]