2021 BRC Herd Reference Guide

We are proud to present the 2021 BRC Herd Reference Guide! This annual publication features in-depth information on the BRC Program, new sires for 2021, updated sires for 2021, and our top BRC Brahman donors. New for 2021 – We are introducing our Beef on Dairy initiative, plus worldwide sire reports and more! • Get it emailed to you here: …

Arms Cattle Co. Acquires BRC 160

BR Cutrer, Inc. announced today the sale of half-interest in their 160/8 Brahman herd sire to Arms Cattle Co. “The Arms family has been acquiring top genetics from several breeders across the southern United States in 2020 and 2021,” said Brandon Cutrer, co-general manager of BRC. “We are so thrilled that they selected 160 as their foundation herd bull to …

BRC Announces $BD Index for Beef on Dairy

Over the past few years, Beef on Dairy has been steadily building steam across our industry and shows no sign of slowing down.  There has been a steady push within dairy farms to improve the value of the calves out of the mid- and lower-tier cow within a milking herd. For those upper-end cows, there has always been a clear …

The Buyers Checklist – New Educational Resource

How many times have you heard a horror story from a fellow cattle producer who got messed around in a bad cattle deal? Sadly, not all livestock sellers are honest in their dealings – especially when they are selling to a new cattle enthusiast who may not have as much experience in buying and may not know what questions to …

History of Brahman Pedigrees Online Webinar Now Available

BRC is proud to present a new course offering to help new breeders (or experienced breeders who want a refresher) learn the major bloodlines impacting the Brahman breed from the 1920s to present. NEW COURSE: History of Brahman Pedigrees You’ve heard of bulls like Manso obviously, but this presentation will discuss tons of other great bulls who have shaped the …

Santa Cruz Ranch Acquires Interest in BRC Republic of Texas 36

For Immediate Release B.R. Cutrer, Inc. announced today the sale of half-interest in BRC Republic of Texas 36 “El Tejano” to Santa Cruz Ranch of Victoria, Texas.  “El Tejano” is a purebred Brahman bull who has captured the attention of Brahman breeders worldwide for his outstanding combination of performance, intriguing bloodlines, and unique phenotype.  “El Tejano is a bull that …

BRC Announces Top Selling Brahman AI Sires of 2020

BRC / Brahman Country Genetics is proud to announce the top selling Brahman AI semen sires of 2020. “Noble” – BRC’s Mr. V8 458/7 – For the third year in a row, the king Noble tops the list of our most popular Brahman AI sire worldwide. Noble has established himself as the #1 sire of champions in the USA for …

Keaton Dodd Named Director of Genetics for BRC

B.R. Cutrer is thrilled to announce that Keaton Dodd will serve as Director of Genetics, beginning in 2021. As director, Keaton will lead the BRC Genomics and Performance Programs. He will also coordinate the Brahman Country Genetics Cooperator Program.  “We’ve worked with Keaton in the past and he truly is an expert in Brahman genetics” said Rachel Cutrer, owner and …

BRC Young Guns 2021 Package – Only 5 Available

This exciting package features 5 units of semen from each of the 4 BRC Young Guns 2021! You’ll receive 20 units, and a 10% discount for sampling the entire group! Order now at https://shopbrcutrer.com/collections/br-cutrer-genetics/products/brc-young-guns-2021-package We are only selling 5 Young Guns 2021 Packages, as semen inventories are limited on certain bulls. And yes, we realize that we haven’t even announced …

Introducing YetiStone

Introducing our FIRST BRC Young Gun 2021! BRC’s Mr. V8 588/8 “YetiStone” – $100/unithttps://shopbrcutrer.com/products/yetistone If you’re wondering how he got the name, it’s partially in keeping tradition with naming from the Yellowstone tv show, since he’s a half-brother to Dutton (both are out of 21 Boom Shaka Laka) — except his sire is Yeti! Get it – YetiStone? Ever since …

Announcing the BRC Educational Workshop Series for 2021

BR Cutrer, Inc. is proud to present the 2021 BRC Educational Workshop Series will be begin January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. with our first BRC Live Zoom workshop of the year. January’s live webinar features “History of Brahman Pedigrees” by Keaton Dodd, who just recently completed a master’s degree focusing on Brahman genetics. In this workshop, we’ll share and …

Sloan Williams

Sloan Williams

A legendary Texas cattleman who’s impact on the BRC program is immeasurable. A loving tribute by his granddaughter, Rachel Cutrer. Generosity.Love.Kindness.Cheerfulness. When I think about my grandpa, Sloan Williams, these are the first few words that come to mind. I think of his smile, his laughter, his joy. Then, I start thinking about some of the deeper traits that come …

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BRC Featured on American Rancher

BR Cutrer was very proud to be featured on RFD-TV / Superior Production’s American Rancher show in December 2020. Our segment featured BRC, Brahman Country Beef, and Ranch House Designs. We hope you will enjoy watching and learning more about our operation and vision for the future with Brahman cattle.

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BRC to be Featured on RFD-TV’s American Rancher

BR Cutrer will be featured on RFD-TV’s American Rancher television show on December 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. Eastern. The American Rancher is a half-hour television series that reaches a vast audience through RFD-TV (on DISH Channel 231 & DirecTV Channel 345).  Each week, they feature a glimpse into the lives of America’s hard working men and women …

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Request for our December 2020 Heifers for Sale Show List

We are pleased to have just released our December 2020 private treaty heifer show list. We have 11 heifers available at this time. Please complete the form below and we will email you the heifer information and private video link. Please note we are replying to these emails personally, this is not an automated system, so it may take a …

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BRC Donates Heifer in The Brahman Foundation Sale Dec. 7-8

Brandon and Rachel Cutrer proudly announce their 2020 donation to The Brahman Foundation “Funding the Future” online sale. BRC Shadow at Sunset 86 will be one of the headlining lots of this annual sale, whose proceeds are 100% donated to The Brahman Foundation educational and scholarship activities. BRC Shadow at Sunset 86 represents some of BRC’s best. This April 2020 …

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Best Cattle Names of 2020

Here’s something fun! A FUN vote! With our new BRC operation we added individual names to our cattle. And we make it fun! Check out the poll here and go rate all of our favorite names from 2020! We like a bit of rock music, Texas history, and even some old John Wayne westerns. VOTE HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8SBCLQ Here are some …

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2020 National Show Winners from BRC

Shreveport, LA – November 2020 B.R. Cutrer, Inc. exhibited 11 head of championship Brahman cattle at the 2020 National Brahman Show, held in conjunction with the State Fair of Louisiana. Doug Pierce, of Blinn College, judged. There were over 600 entries of red and grey Brahman cattle at the show. BRC exhibited 2 Reserve Division Champions, 3 class winners, and …

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B.R. Cutrer, Inc. held their “Best of the Spring Borns” Online Sale

B.R. Cutrer, Inc. held their “Best of the Spring Borns” Online Sale on October 28, 2020 in partnership with DVAuction. The sale averaged $25,460 on 5 head of registered Brahman cattle aged 10 months or less.  The high selling lot was Lot 1 – Choice in Half Interest in our Top Three January 2020 Bulls, and was offered by Annie …

BRC Fall Private Treaty Heifer List

Want to know what’s in our private treaty heifer group? We’d love to email it to you! Go to http://bit.ly/BRCPT2020 and enter your email and we will get it right over to you. We will have 15 heifers in the private treaty group, and then these will be the only BRC heifers available from now until June. So, if you’re …

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Livestock Ecology

by Jan Bonsma Chapter 3 from The Wortham Foundation Lectures in Animal Science For the full book, you can download a PDF here: https://bit.ly/3cYz8vx Animal ecology is the science which explains the interaction between the animal and its total environment. In livestock production it is essential to have a clear concept of how each environmental factor influences the animal and how …

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Jan Bonsma Book: The Wortham Lectures in Animal Science

BRC is proud to offer a digital download in PDF format of Jan Bonsma’s book “The Wortham Lectures in Animal Science.” 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 programs. Mr. Dooley mentioned to …

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Research Paper: Why +Mr. V8 458/7 “Noble” Should Be Used In Your Herd

Research paper by Shelby Phelps  Presented for Mr. Dwight Bertrand  Ag. Economics 401 McNeese State University 12 April 2020 Note: This paper was written for a college Ag Economics course by our good friend and fellow breeder Shelby Phelps. It was so good we wanted to share. Thank you Shelby for your detailed research. To many brahman breeders and fellow …

Fall AI Tips

Let Us Help Pick Your AI Sires for Fall 2020

With fall breeding season upon us, BRC wants to let you know how we are here to help. We appreciate all of the Brahman, Hereford, Angus, and other breeders who have invested in BRC / Brahman Country AI sires. It is our goal that we match you with the best possible Brahman AI sires for your desired goals, cow herd, …

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 …

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BRC Beyond the Banners Scholarship Winners

B.R. Cutrer, Inc. announces the winners of the 2020 BRC Beyond the Banners Scholarship. This scholarship was created in 2019 and was awarded through our contributions to The Brahman Foundation.  Generosity and giving back is a pillar of BRC, and we set aside a portion of all of our cattle sales to go towards supporting Brahman youth. This year we …

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BRC Genetics Prevail at the Kickoff Classic

August 2020Bryan, Texas In the first official ABBA approved show of the fall, BRC genetics had an outstanding showing at the 2020 Kickoff Classic in Bryan, Texas. Due to Covid-19, this was our first show competition since Houston 2020. BRC was one of the most consistent ranches at the show, winning 5 classes with cattle from our own ranch showstring, …

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Hump Day Graphics and Memes

Hey, at BRC, every day is hump day! Here are some of our favorite Hump Day graphics and memes. Feel free to use them any time you want. As one of the largest Brahman ranches in the USA, we say goodbye camels and hello Brahmans on Wednesday and on every day. Feel free to use these graphics on your social …

Where Tradition Meets Modern

There’s actually over 150 years of history and tradition behind the Brahman breed’s hottest new brand – BRC. In this short clip, Brandon and Rachel Cutrer explain a glimpse into what BRC is, and why we care so many about tradition and innovation.

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How Covid-19 Has Impacted This Ranch

The American ranch is known for their determination, perseverance, and grit. It’s part of the spirit of the west, and cowboy code.  When Covid-19 hit, life changed, for every American. And while farmers and ranchers have resilience bred into their spirits for generations, the change is still noticeable and affecting rural America.  Here are the things we have noticed as …

The Code of the West

The Code of the West

Ethics and integrity are pillars of BRC, and in our opinion, one of the best examples of what we try to strive for is known as “The Code of the West.” That, along with the Bible, are pretty solid rules for living. These simple rules for living are ones we adhere to: 1) Live each day with courage.2) Take pride …

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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 …

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American Independence and Brahman Cattle

In the spirit of July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, I’d like to borrow a story that appeared in the July 1946 issue of the Brahman Breeder-Feeder magazine. I was inspired by the words written 74 years ago, and I believe them even today. This ad was a simple black and white ad placed by the Stuart Brothers …

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BRC Quality Beef Brahman Sires

Quality means everything to us at BRC. We’ve dedicated the last decade of our lives to constant improvement of the Brahman breed. We are pleased to present our new performance program: BRC Quality Beef Certified Brahman Bulls. This is an internal certification process we offer at BRC as a way to help better our program and the Brahman breed as …

Brahman EtiCool Virtual Etiquette Class for Students Offered

As a thank you to our BRC junior customers, we are pleased to partner with Helen Perry, image consultant, to offer the BRC Brahman EtiCool Virtual Etiquette Zoom Class. The course is offered complimentary to any of our BRC junior customers ages 7 to 11. A session for older students will be coming soon. The course will be offered Monday, …

How BRC is Different Than Other Brahman Breeders

As the USA’s 4th largest Brahman breeder, BRC is working hard to do things different, and better. While we love Brahman, and are some of the breed’s biggest cheerleaders, we are constantly looking for ways we can improve our own cattle, and improve the Brahman breed’s position in the beef industry. For the last decade, we have been carefully listening …

Thank You for Letting Me Show!

Leslie Hufnagel, a Hereford breeder from Oklahoma sent me this poem several years ago, and I’ve always saved it because it’s so touching. It was originally written by her two daughers (Cassidy & Cobie..then ages 9 and 11) as a present to her stepfather Jerry Edwards on Father’s Day. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do. …

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.” …

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Sample Budget / Profit & Loss Spreadsheet for Purebred Cattle Breeders

Recently a new young Brahman breeder contacted us because they were working on applying for a loan to start their cattle operation, and they had to provide a business plan. They didn’t know where to start, and when we got to thinking about it, there really isn’t a lot of information out there about what it takes to run a …

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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 …

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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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Best Brahman Bulls for Crossbreeding

Brahman cattle are known as “Crossbreeding’s Common Denominator” because Brahman is the most popular breed for crossbreeding. When you infuse Brahman genetics into a Bos taurus breed, like Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, or Red Angus, you can achieve the highest level of hybrid vigor (or heterosis) by crossing two breeds that are highly unrelated. This results in greater performance through more …

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I Am A Showman

“I Am A Showman”Inspiration by Ranch House Designs I Am A Showman I hate “the gate.” I avoid low spots and corners at all costs. If I have to, I’ll sort through 1,000 head until I find “The One.” I have experienced the “Champion Slap” and I will do whatever it takes to earn it again and again. I believe …

BRC / Brahman Country Genetics to Host Virtual Worldwide Open Brahman Show

BR Cutrer, Inc. and Brahman Country Genetics LLC are proud to announce the first ever worldwide, virtual open Brahman show. – ENTER NOW – Entries are due June 4th. Virtual shows have become widely popular amidst quarantine restrictions and show cancellations. In this show, Brahman cattle will be judged by video submission. Most all virtual show participants are taking their …

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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 …

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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 …