BRC Genetics Spearhead Success at the 2024 ABBA National F-1 Sale with SSS Mr. Elgin Manso 12/2 Named High Grading Bull

April 27, 2024

Bryan, TX – SSS Mr. Elgin Manso 12/2 was named the High Grading Bull at the 2024 American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) National F-1 Sale. This accolade underscores the superior breeding strategies employed by BRC customers Phillip Ray of College Station and Dr. Charles W. Graham of Elgin, Texas.

SSS Mr. Elgin Manso 12/2, bred by Phillip Ray and owned by Dr. Charles W. Graham, exemplifies the pinnacle of Brahman genetics. This bull is sired by BRC’s 788/7, a renowned low birthweight AI sire known for his exceptional progeny. The commitment to quality by Ray and Graham is further highlighted by their use of BRC Boomtown 372/8, the natural breeding sire at their ranch, ensuring a legacy of top-tier Brahman cattle.

The selection of SSS Mr. Elgin Manso 12/2 as the high grading bull was conducted by a panel of expert judges at the ABBA National F-1 Sale held in April. The bull stood out among the competition, earning high marks for his performance data and overall quality, traits that are testament to the rigorous breeding program and the strategic use of BRC genetics.

Phillip Ray, a noted figure in the Brahman community, was presented with the award at the sale, marking a significant achievement for both Ray and Graham. Their involvement in the BRC program and dedication to advancing Brahman genetics have not only propelled them to the forefront of the breeding industry but have also significantly contributed to the breed’s development.

“We are immensely proud of Phillip Ray and Dr. Charles W. Graham for their outstanding achievement at this year’s ABBA National F-1 Sale,” said Rachel Cutrer BRC. “This success is a clear reflection of the high-quality genetics and innovative breeding practices that BRC promotes. SSS Mr. Elgin Manso 12/2 is a prime example of what can be achieved with dedication and a focus on superior genetic traits.”

The American Brahman Breeders Association has hosted the ABBA National F-1 Sale for over two decades. The sale is held each spring and managed by the ABBA. If you would like to participate in next year’s sale, please contact the ABBA Marketing Committee or visit

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