How We Became One of the Top Brahman Breeders in the World
We couldn't be in the position we are now without the generations of support behind us. Though a new brand and business, the BRC program combines a centuries-old Texas Brahman breeder heritage and hands-on family atmosphere. Cattle from the BRC program started from an original bloodline, and now roam over six continents.
Rachel's hero and namesake, Rachel Ann Northington McKenzie Hudgins, was the matriarch of the J.D. Hudgins Ranch. As a widow during the early days of Texas independence, she and her four sons started the cattle ranching operation that would become the famed J.D. Hudgins, Inc., the largest Brahman ranch in the USA and owners of Manso, the most significant Brahman bull in history.
A History of Brahman Pioneers
Back in 1924, Rachel Cutrer's ancestors brought a new breed of Indian cattle to Texas from Brazil. These Brahman pioneers cross-bred the Indian cattle – a tropical breed that did well in warm climates – with local cattle. The result? The foundation stock for what we now know as the highest quality Brahman cattle in the world.
Rachel was born and raised on V8 Ranch, a Brahman cattle operation owned by her grandparents Sloan and Mollie Williams. Her grandparents graciously allowed her to be part of that operation from 1979 to 2019, thus the reason many of our cattle carry that brand. For 40 years, Rachel's cattle were identified with the "R" shoulder brand before moving to the BRC brand in 2019.
The Next Generation
As generational change occurs in all businesses, the Cutrer's formed BR Cutrer, Inc. in September 2019 and look forward to the next chapter.
Your Team of Brahman Professionals Ready to Help You Reach New Heights
Great things are rarely done by just one person. They’re done by a team of people. The BRC team is ready to serve as your Brahman team by teaching, guiding, and advising you in a path of success in the Brahman business. We do it with honesty, transparency, and our real world education. And, Brahman cattle isn’t just a 9 to 5 job for us. It’s our life. When you’ve got a cow calving at midnight and you need a trusted friend to call, we will answer the call.
We have assembled a talented team of the top young professionals in the Brahman breed and beef industry.
Harley Wade serves as our show cattle manager. Harley is a Florida native, and like Brandon, built his Brahman experience through hard work. He wasn’t born into Brahman family like Rachel. In fact, he didn’t start showing cattle until he was in high school. His mother, Julie Wade, supported him in his journey and Harley was eager to soak up any bit of knowledge he could about showing cattle. Harley manages our show cattle operation and is committed to excellent feeding, management, and showmanship. Harley assists our junior and show clients with advice and mentorship.
Fransisco Javier Garcia
Fransisco Javier Garcia is a graduate of the University of Chapingo in Mexico and is an expert at beef cattle nutrition and reproduction. He is exceptionally talented at animal husbandry and stockmanship. Fransisco manages our bull development center, including managing feed rations, measuring performance programs, and overseeing our herd reproduction and animal health protocols. He is also a spanish speaker and assists our international clients with selection of Brahman bulls and females to go back to their countries and add BRC genetics to ranches in Mexico, Central America and South America.
To glorify God in all that we do, while placing our second priority on our marriage and children.
Outstanding Brahman Replacement Females
To raise outstanding replacement Brahman females…for our customers.
Make More Money for Our Customers
To sell Brahman bulls that raise heavier calves (and make more money)… for our commercial customers.
Improve the Global Beef Industry
To continually raise AI sires that will make a difference in the Brahman breed and improve the global beef industry.
Feed the World
To feed a growing population with wholesome, healthy beef….for the world.
Throughout her life, Rachel has been blessed to “know” so many great bulls of the breed. And by “knowing,” we mean actually knowing. Knowing their favorite scratching spots, knowing them by name, feeding them by hand. We live and breathe Brahman cattle, from a hands on perspective. She is pictured here with the #1 Bull of the ABBA Register of ... Read More
As a young girl, Rachel grew up on the Brahman show road. Her father taught her that there’s nothing a girl can’t do and gave her opportunities to grow and expand. Here she is showing the calf of the National Champion Female in 1982. Throughout her time with her former ranch position, even until her last year there, Rachel always ... Read More
Rachel exhibited the 1990 National Champion Female with her bred-and-owned cow, “Amber.” During this time, it was unheard of for a youngster to show in the open shows with “the men.” Rachel had a special touch with Amber. They were a team and she boldly competed in the open shows – as a young girl. Even today, many of the ... Read More
Brandon, pictured far left, served as the president of the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen’s Association, allowing him to attend national beef industry events and network with beef industry leaders. This sparked his interest in cattle performance programs and technology.
Rachel Cutrer elected to American Brahman Breeders Association board of directors, allowing three generations of our family to serve simultaneously on the board of directors. Rachel served on the executive board also from 2010 to 2014.
Used all of our personal savings to purchase a group of cattle from J.D. Hudgins, Locke Division to build the start of our new individual herd. This group included JDH Jennessa Manso as a 15 year old cow. Jennessa would go on to be one of the major influences of our program.
Brandon talks John Locke into a joint flush between JDH Elmo and Miss V8 100/7 – as a gift to Rachel for her birthday. This flush results in Mr. V8 458/7 “Noble” – who was originally owned 50/50 by the Cutrer’s and Locke family. A 50% interest was sold to Sam Sparks when Noble was still on the cow.
Took out a loan to purchase 78 head from D-Bar Ranch, Sam and Nan Duplantis. This was similar to a “mature cow herd dispersal” of their program, as we purchased their older breeding herd and they kept their replacement females. These cattle added a boost of practical performance genetics to our existing cow herd and helped propel both our numbers ... Read More
Brandon Cutrer elected to American Brahman Breeders Association board of directors, making us the first husband and wife to serve simultaneously on the board.
John Down, owner of Southern Cattle Company, called Rachel a few days before Houston and said he’d like to sell out his Brahman cattle. He named his price. Rachel said, give me 30 minutes to call Brandon, but I’m giving you my word that we are 99% going to do this deal. We felt this was God’s divine intervention putting ... Read More
Through our partnership with Zoetis, we were able to offer the first Brahman cattle to sell with genomic enhanced EPDs in the USA. Our entire herd is DNA verified, and backed by genomic-enhanced EPDs that add another layer of accuracy and predictability in helping our customers select cattle.