Jan Bonsma Book

Jan Bonsma Book: The Wortham Lectures in Animal Science

BRC is proud to offer a re-print of the Jan Bonsma book, ‘The Wortham Lectures in Animal Science.” It is available for only $3.99 through Amazon. Nearly ten years ago, Brandon Cutrer was in his early twenties, and a fellow Brahman breeder – Louis Dooley of Louisiana – recognized a spark in Brandon. A spark for breed improvement, and performance …

Brahman Days Workshop

Brahman Days Workshop 2020

October 29-30, 2020Virtual Workshop in 2020! BRC invites you to their annual Brahman Days Workshop, the largest Brahman educational event in the USA! This workshop will be held virtually this year, due to Covid-19, but is definitely set to be one of the best we’ve ever had! Each year, we work very hard to secure nationally acclaimed beef industry educators …

Disposition Scores in Cattle

Brahman Disposition Scores

Have you ever heard the phrase “….them wild brimmers….”. Ugh. Makes us cringe. Unfortunately Brahmans, and other breeds of cattle too, have sometimes gotten a reputation for disposition challenges. Within all breeds, there are animals and bloodlines that are more gentle, and those that are more nervous. Using disposition scoring is a great way to monitor, manage and select for …

brahman vs beefmaster

Brahman vs. Beefmaster

When it comes to Brahman and Beefmaster cattle, both are a great choice to start your cattle business with. Both breeds were developed right here in the USA and have been thriving here for generations. Beefmaster cattle are composed of 50% Brahman, 25% Hereford and 25% Shorthorn. In this blog, we will compare the differences between Brahman cattle and Beefmaster …

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Why Louisiana is Made for Brahmans

Louisiana is the second largest state in the USA for Brahman production, second to Texas. Louisiana is home to many great Brahman herds, and it’s no surprise Brahman cattle have a longstanding history of success and popularity in this great southern state. Louisiana’s topography consists of flat lowlands, swamps, marshland, even prairies and woodlands. This makes Brahman cattle the perfect …

Brahman vs Angus

Brahman vs. Angus

Brahman and Angus cattle are two of the most widely known breeds of cattle, and both are excellent as their own individual respective breed. However, when crossing these two breeds  – ranchers can get one of the best combinations for maximum hybrid vigor. Brahman x Angus is one of the most popular crosses for producing F-1 cattle and commercial cattle …

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The Base of the BRC Cow Herd

A few weeks ago, I was WhatsApping with an international breeder and he asked me what was the “base” of the BRC herd. And at first, I explained to him my general spiel about how I got started in the cattle business, and what most of my cows are, etc etc. But, he said, ‘No….your BASE…..you know, like Manso, Imperator….etc.” …

breeding brahman heifers

Breeding Brahman Heifers

One of our most common questions is “When do you breed your Brahman heifers?” This is a topic that always sparks a debate. In the beef industry, most commercial producers of non-Brahman females will start breeding their heifers around 12 months of age. However, Brahman cattle are traditionally later maturing compared to Bos taurus cattle, and thus, may have different …

what makes a great AI sire

What Makes an AI Sire?

When it comes to choosing an AI sire, not all bulls are created equal. Just because someone decides to collect semen on a bull and tries to sell semen doesn’t mean that bull is worthy of being added to your herd. When you’re choosing an AI sire or considering AI collection on one of your bulls, here are some points to …

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What does it cost to show Brahmans?

by Rachel Cutrer Showing livestock has several purposes. For seedstock businesses like ours, the original purpose of livestock shows was to bring your cattle from the ranch to an organized competition, where you could compare your herd to others, and get a benchmark for improving the breed and your own herd. It was a way to stay aware of industry …

tips for brahman baby calves

Tips for Working with Brahman Baby Calves

by Rachel Cutrer Whether you calve out 1 or 1000 head a year, anytime a new calf is born on the ranch makes for an exciting day. It is very important to give each calf on the ranch a great foundation. Here is our management protocol for newborn Brahman calves. As soon as the calf is born, you want to …

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10 Best Texas Cities for Raising Brahman Cattle

Brahman Cattle are made to thrive in the southeastern USA and gulf coast area, mainly due to their heat tolerance and adaptability to various environmental conditions. A Brahman can thrive in marshland, swamps, rocks, brush country, and more. Here are some of the most popular cities and areas where Brahman cattle really do well.  1. Houston AreaObviously we list this …

Brahman X Shorthorn

Brahman x Shorthorn: A Great Cross!

Most cattlemen know that Brahman x Angus and Brahman x Hereford are great crosses for the gulf coast to maximize hybrid vigor. This is a given. But, we want to also let you in on another great Brahman x British cross that we have a lot of experience with: Brahman x Shorthorn.  So in theory, this cross is very similar …

What color are Brahmans?

What Color Are Brahmans?

As the first breed developed in America, it’s only fitting that Brahman cattle are commonly referred to as RED, WHITE and BLUE right?  But what do these colors mean?  Brahman cattle can come in a variety of colors, and there is no guideline for the ideal color. This is more of a breeder preference.  The Standard of Excellence of the …

Red Brahman vs Grey Brahman

Grey Brahman vs. Red Brahman

What’s the Difference? Angus are black.Herefords are red and white. Shorthorns are red, white and roan. Charolais are white.  The hide color of the American Brahman is one that has a lot of variation, and if you are new in the breed, it can take a little time to understand the differences. In this blog, we’ll share some of the basic differences.  …

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Why Ranch Managers Love Brahman Cattle

It’s easy to spot the ranch manager type: Smart, yet down to earth. Ranchy, yet professional. They may be dressed in nice khakis when you see them at the cattle raisers convention, but you know they’d honestly rather be out there in the working pens in their dirty boots and cowboy hat, putting in an honest days work. They’re usually …

Is Your State Good for Brahman Cattle?

“Brahman Country” is a slogan we use in our marketing here at BRC. Why? Because we fully believe the Brahman breed is the best breed for a large portion of the world.  We always say that it’s our personal mission that every cattleman in North America should know and understand the role of Brahman in a purebred and commercial crossbreeding …

Brahman History

A Brief History of Brahman in the United States

By Rachel Cutrer The American Brahman breed has a rich and glorious history in the United States, and here at BRC we are always proud of our heritage in the breed yet look for progressive and modern practices to keep the breed moving forward.  This blog is a brief summary of the history of Brahman cattle in the United States. …

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Free Brahman Kids Printables and Brahman Educational Worksheets for Teachers

We love kids here at BRC and we know what it’s like to look for fun and educational activities to keep your little ones entertained. That’s why we put together these free educational resources that you are welcome to print at home and use at home, in your home schooling activities, at your 4-H meetings, kids activities, or any way …

what does it cost to raise brahman cattle

What Does It Cost to Raise Brahman Cattle?

We’ve had several “a-ha” moments while raising our Brahman cattle, and a lot of them have involved discovering some key costs and figures that affected our bottom line. When Brandon and I took over financial management of the previous operation we were part of, we were starting from zero in terms of knowing what it costs to operate. We had …

brahman heifer costs

How Much Does a Brahman Heifer Cost?

Anytime someone is interested in buying Brahman, price is always one of the first questions that comes up. Just like any other breed of cattle, you can buy Brahman cattle all throughout the south, any day of the week, at all price points ranging from super cheap to as expensive as you’d like to pay. If you are thinking of …

Brahman EPDs and Pedigrees

What Brahman EPDs and Symbols Mean

We always like to share information to help new people in the Brahman breed understand some of the things we take as second nature. One of these would be understanding Brahman EPDs and also understanding the symbols you see in front of Brahman pedigrees. + – A plus sign in front of a name means “Register of Renown” which is …

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Brahman Brand Requirements

If you’re new to Brahman, you’ve probably noticed there is a lot of variation on how different ranches use their brands and numbering system. The American Brahman Breeders Association requires a brand for a Brahman to be registered. The first requirement is for your ranch holding brand (i.e. BC, VL, M check, half-circle-L, etc). This brand is usually placed on …

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Brahman Beef Cuts

For the commercial cattleman, beef is ultimately why we’re in business. Through our Brahman Country Beef program, we have seen first hand how health, performance, and carcass merit directly impact a rancher’s bottom line. Our goal is one day a Houston Champion that has the genetics to grade USDA Prime – and we think it can happen! We made this …

2020 BRC Brahman Days Workshop

Join us October 30, 2020 for our 4th Annual Brahman Country Workshop – hosted by BR Cutrer and featuring nationally acclaimed beef industry and business speakers. Registration is open, and the full schedule will be available in summer 2020. Watch this page for continued updates and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to receive workshop notifications.

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10 Quotes Every Brahman Breeder Needs to Read

The Brahman business is at one of it’s all time highs right now, in terms of popularity throughout the southern United States and the world. And here at BRC, we are proud to be leading the efforts of promoting Brahman, innovating the breed, and serving our customers. Here are some of the inspirational quotes shared at our 2019 Brahman Country …

birthweight in brahman

Learn About Birthweight in Brahman Cattle

by Rachel Cutrer We believe that the Brahman bull is the #1 bull to use in crossbreeding systems throughout the south, where warm climates and harsh conditions prevail.  Using a Brahman bull on any other breed maximizes hybrid vigor, giving you more pounds at weaning and yearling. However, it also means more pounds at birth. By understanding this, producers can …

why breed brahman

Why Breed Brahman Cattle

By Rachel Cutrer For us here at B.R., Cutrer, Inc., raising Brahman cattle is second nature. It’s what we do. It’s what feeds and supports our family – and has for over 100 years. However, we realize not everyone is so fully ingrained in loving Brahman cattle as we are. So, if you have been considering using Brahman cattle in …

Brahman Cattle FAQs

Are you new to the Brahman breed of cattle? Here at BRC, we are experts in Brahman cattle and we’re here to help. Here are some of our most common Brahman Cattle FAQs. We are happy to help in any way. If you like learning about Brahman cattle, we invite you to join our mailing list for updates. If you’re …

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Crossbreeding with Brahman

by Rachel Cutrer Since the Brahman F-1 female is known as the “Queen of Cow Country,” it’s only fitting that the Brahman bull be named the king. The Brahman breed revolutionized the coastal commercial beef industry when it was introduced in the early 1900s, with it’s environmental adaptability, insect resistance, heat tolerance, and those added pounds through hybrid vigor. We …