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Famous Brahman Bull Names Database

Choosing a name for your Brahman bull can be a challenge! Everyone has different ideas and you want a name that will make your bull stand out. But, also, you don’t want to take a name that someone else is already using or has used in the past. When it comes to choosing Brahman bull names using pop culture items …

B.R. Cutrer, Inc. Named BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Angie Stump Denton, Beef Improvement Federation Communication Coordinator, angiedenton@ksu.edu or 785-562-6197 June 3, 2022 MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) recognized B.R. Cutrer Inc., Wharton, Texas, as the BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award on June 3 during the group’s annual research symposium in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This national award is presented …

Brahman Beef Hump

Things You Didn’t Know About Brahman Beef: Hump Height

by Kaylee Smith, Intern When you look at a Brahman, the first thing you may notice is the hump and large ears, the two main characteristics Brahman cattle are known for. What you might not know, is the significance that hump height has on Brahman cattle.  Selection for hump height can produce larger correlated responses on other traits. Many of …

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Observing and Avoiding Defects in Brahman Cattle

By Keaton Dodd When a customer comes to your ranch looking for seedstock, as a producer we have a responsibility to supply them with an animal that functions and performs the task expected of that individual depending on gender. A breeding bull should have the ability to travel and cover open cows for multiple seasons of service, and as for …

Brahman vs Angus

Why Brahman? Why Angus?

By Keaton Dodd Brahman and Angus are certainly two of the most recognizable breeds of cattle on a global level. In the southern part of the United States it has become common practice to implement a crossbreeding program using Brahman and Angus. As a matter of fact, these F1’s have proven to be extremely popular, valuable, and honestly some of …

Rachel Cutrer Judging in Mexico

Rachel Cutrer Judges Mexico National Brahman Show

Tampico, Mexico Rachel Cutrer, co-owner of B.R. Cutrer, Inc., served as the official judge of the 2022 AMCC Mexico National Brahman Show in Tampio. She judged over 250 head of Red Brahman bulls and females in the show, along with Hernando Guerra of Mexico who served as the judge of the Grey Brahman division. This judging assignment was a milestone …

Why Brahman? Why Hereford?

By Keaton Dodd Brahman and Hereford cattle are two of the most popular breeds in the USA. Are you starting a beef cattle enterprise? Selecting a breed of cattle that fits your environment is one of the more important choices for a successful business model. When it comes to picking cattle that work for you, it would help to consider …

BRC Seedstock Assurance Package

BRC Seedstock Assurance Package

We are pleased to announce the BRC Seedstock Assurance Package, which is available free of charge for any animal valued at $25,000 or more at the request of our clients. At BRC, we are committed to providing exceptional experiences for our clients. Many of our clients are new ranchers, and sometimes this comes with a bit of inexperience in basic …

April Webinar: Defects in Brahman Cattle

Recently we heard a cattle expert say “Brahman people really know pedigrees. But Brahman people really DON’T know CATTLE.”  How sad but true. Anyone can study a pedigree, or anyone can compare EPDs. But, very few people have the knowledge and skill to understand visual evaluation. And, that’s where a lot of people get screwed. Or, completely wreck a breeding …

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The Making of Legends: What is a Vanguard Brahman?

by Keaton Dodd The American Brahman’s Greatest Award Have you ever wondered why there is a $ sign in front of your favorite cow, or a (+) symbol in front of the names of some of the breed’s most influential sires? Beginning in the late 70’s, Vanguard has been a distinction given to Brahman bulls and cows who have met …

Upscale Ranch to Table Retail Store Set to Open May 2022 in Wharton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ranch: Downtown – a premium ranch to table retail shopping experience – is set to open in May in Wharton’s historic downtown by local ranchers Rachel and Brandon Cutrer. The store will have a “shop local / eat local” flair with it’s primary product brands featuring Wharton County farm-to table beef brands: Brahman Country Beef and …

Brahman Ultrasound

Using Ultrasound to Improve Carcass Quality in Brahman Cattle

by Keaton Dodd “You cannot manage what you do not measure.” It’s true in life, in business, and in the cattle business. Over the past few decades, the beef industry has greatly improved beef quality across the board, and BRC leads these efforts in the Brahman breed. By ultrasounding our cattle, and making selection decisions based on the ultrasound results, …

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HLSR Scavenger Hunt

Let’s have a little stock show fun! Play our 2022 HLSR Scavenger Hunt! Pickup a checklist at the BRC stalls or use this list. Step 1: Register for the game. Step 2. Find and take a picture of as many items as you can on the list.  Step 3. Post your pics on Instagram with #brcscavengerhunt or post your pics …

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BRC Completes First Shipment to Pakistan

BRC Ranch of Boling, Texas completed a historic shipment of Brahman cattle to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in February 2022.  Waqar Sheikh, innovative Pakistani businessman, selected four Brahman females and two bulls from B.R. Cutrer, Inc. to build his herd of Brahman cattle.  Worldwide Livestock Express and AgroTrade International, owned by the Muskus family, facilitated the shipment.  “We are …

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The Basics of Judging Brahman Cattle

Historically, the way value was solely determined in judging Brahman cattle was based on two features: Pedigree and Phenotype. The first half of that equation is nothing new for most. Using sire and dam to help determine the value of an animal has been done since the beginning of mating registered seedstock. The other part may need just a little …

BR Cutrer Inc. Announces Public Genomic EPD Program

After years of development with Zoetis, BR Cutrer Inc. is proud to announce a program offering genomic-enhanced Estimated Progeny Differences data (EPDs) to the Brahman industry through the Brahman Country Genetic Evaluation.  This program, which is the first of its kind in the Brahman breed, is tailored to Bos Indicus genes, providing vital information on virgin bulls and females, as …

Brahman Country Genomic EPDs: How to Participate

Genomic-enhanced Estimated Progeny Differences are the biggest thing to happen in Brahman genetics since sliced bread. We feel that DNA verification on all cattle, along with genomically-enhanced EPDs are essential for Brahman seedstock breeders.  Giving producers next-level confidence in sire data is something every seedstock producer is going to be interested in, so how should you make sure you’re in …

History of Brahman Bloodlines

Here are BRC, we’re just as passionate about Brahman history as we are Brahman future! Keaton Dodd, Director of Genetics, put together this great Brahman history presentation outlining the major bloodlines of Brahman cattle. Watch this hour-long video where Keaton travels decade-by-decade to review some of the most influential Brahman cows and Brahman bulls of Brahman history. Enjoy!

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BRC Wins Championships at First Two Shows of 2022

BRC started the 2022 year with a two week stock show road trip, exhibiting cattle at the ABBA Winter Classic in Belton and the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. With it being a two week trip, BRC herdsman Harley Wade selected the top seven head from our show string to make the trip to ensure the cattle had plenty of …

NCBA Convention 2022

Houston NCBA Convention Ranch Tours

Are you attending the 2022 NCBA Cattle Industry Convention in Houston? Looking to visit a hands-on working cattle ranch while you’re in town? If so, then we’d love to invite you, your family, or even your cattlemen’s association group to enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour of BRC Brahman Ranch. We are located 49 miles from the George R. Brown Convention Center …

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Stocking Your Dream Ranch

By Keaton Dodd You bought a ranch… Now what? Time to stock your cattle ranch! Whether it’s been your lifelong dream, or just looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, investing in property in the form of a ranch has certainly become more popular in recent years. And, now that you’ve purchased land, you’ll want …

Best Brahman Bulls

Top Brahman AI Sires of 2021 Announced

Due to climate smart ranching, thousands of ranchers worldwide selected Brahman bulls for use in both pure breeding programs and in crossbreeding programs to add heat tolerance, while maintaining or improving beef quality through BRC’s progressive carcass improvement program. Keaton Dodd, director of genetics for Brahman Country Genetics, announced the top selling Brahman AI sires for 2021. 1. M2 BRC …

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BRC Platinum Genetic Investment Sale Report

The BRC Platinum Genetic Investment Sale capped off a record-breaking year for B.R. Cutrer’s sales in 2022. This sale captured the interest of over 50 different Brahman breeders worldwide who gathered around the screen on December 14 for one day of excitement and competition to buy the best of of BRC’s ‘Modern American Brahman.” BRC Hey Dude 118 was the …

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Partnership Bull FAQs

Here at BRC, our brand is our bond. And, we value integrity and transparency as two of our most core principles. We put together this post to help answer some FAQs about how partnerships can work when owning bulls. Through our many years in the cattle business – as both buyers and sellers – we’ve seen some great partnerships, and …

Position Announcement: Marketing Coordinator

We are seeking candidates for a marketing coordinator to handle marketing and retail activities of three of our family-owned businesses: Brahman Country Beef, BRC Ranch, and Brahman Country Genetics. The main focus of this position is promoting the overall ranch brand and farm-to-table beef brand. Position to begin late December 2021 or January 2021. This is a full time position but …

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BRC Semen Waiting List

Updated 2/21/2022 Due to the large demand for BRC semen, we are working off a waiting list on many bulls. The orders are filled each month as the semen center reports on semen produced. Here is a list for those on the list to see where they are on the list. Due to privacy we simply list the initials of …

Brahman Gift Guide

Brahman Cattle Gift Ideas

It is that time of year again! Let the stress begin, if it hasn’t already.  Holiday gift lists are made, now it’s time for the hard part – figuring out what to get each person and making sure it’s in stock with all the supply chain issues!  Let us be part of your Christmas shopping and provide something unique Brahman …

Brahman Country Beef Featured on KBTX College Station

Brahman Country Beef and B.R. Cutrer, Inc. was recently featured on the “From the Ground Up” segment by Producers Cooperative on the KBTX channel in the Brazos Valley. Rachel Cutrer spoke about her family heritage and how we are selling Brahman beef direct to consumers through Brahman Country Beef. Rachel commented that the American consumer is so fortunate to have …

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Thank Your Stakeholders With Steak

Gifting season is officially here and, if you haven’t yet, the time to decide what you’ll be sending your employees and clients is now. Our recommendation? Thank your stakeholders with steak. It’s a bold choice, but you wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t think bold. What is Brahman beef? Brahman Country Beef® offers a choice selection of …

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What Is A Contemporary Group in Cattle?

by Keaton Dodd We talk a lot about EPD’s as a tool for progressive seedstock outfits trying to make improvements in their cattle’s performance. But, if you use EPDs, you want them to be accurate. There are multiple ways to improve confidence in an EPD like turning in weights, ultrasounding cattle, and keeping up with progeny records. But, classifying contemporary …

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Brahman Days Scholarship Winners Named

B.R. Cutrer, Inc. awarded four scholarships to young Brahman exhibitors at the 2021 Brahman Days Workshop.   These students were selected from a large pool of applicants, based on their answers to essay questions about the Brahman breed’s future, and their future breeding goals.  “Rachel and I both owe a lot of our success to our involvement in the junior …

BRC Ella Bella Boom

BRC Ella Bella Boom 159 is Highest Selling Female in BRC History

After three and a half hours of intense online bidding from Brahman breeders across the US and abroad, at 10:38pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Jones Farm of Tennessee triumphantly claimed ownership of our most exciting spring born heifer of 2021. BRC Ella Bella Boom 159 captured the hearts and eyes of some of the world’s most innovative Brahman breeders, …

Understanding EPDs in Cattle

Understanding EPDs in Brahman Cattle

By Keaton Dodd Breeding cattle is a great challenge. For every improvement you attempt to make, it seems like there is a negative that comes along with it. Many people, including myself, are strong advocates for selecting cattle based on phenotype (meaning the way animal’s look), and that is certainly something that will never go away. But what if I …

Stay Updated from BRC (Even when FB and Instagram crash)

Today’s massive Instagram and Facebook outage reminded us all how much we rely on that information. Make sure you stay in the know with BRC news by joining our text list or our e-mail list. Text BRAHMAN to 484848 to join our text list. And, join our BRC Insider e-mail list to get all the most current information.

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Brahman Country Beef on the Menu for Texas Students

Through the Texas Farm Fresh Network, Brahman Country Beef® has been approved for use in school lunch programs in Wharton, Fort Bend, Austin and Matagorda countries, along with other programs within a 50-mile radius of Brahman Country Beef®’s cooler, located in Wharton and Boling, Texas. Through participation in this program, area students will enjoy safe, healthy and local beef that …

BRC Wins At “The Oldest County Fair” In Texas

Cattle and genetics from the BR Cutrer, Inc. program once again rose to the top at the 2021 Washington County Fair in Brenham, Texas. The ranch personally exhibited 4 championship titles, and ranchers utilizing BRC genetics also claimed 2 additional titles, including the grand champion female being sired by Noble. We are especially excited about the young cattle that debuted …

Brahman Days Scholarships Established for Students

BRC and Brahman Country Genetics proudly announce the creation of five “Brahman Days Scholarships” that will allow 5 young people in the Brahman breed to attend the workshop free of charge. Additionally, if the selected winner is a minor, this scholarship will provide admission for one guardian to attend as well. Scholarship applications are open to any youth Brahman enthusiasts, …

Bonsma Basics

Bonsma Basics

By Keaton Dodd Many fellow cattle producers are aware of the incredible work performed by Dr. Jan Bonsma and its impact on the beef cattle industry long term. For those who may be new to the business or are just not as familiar with him or his work, his blog can help lay out some of his basic selection pressures …

Brahman Country Beef Gears Up for Best of the West Competition

Brahman Country Beef, beef produced by B.R. Cutrer, Inc., will be headed North to Rendezvous City, Wyoming, on August 28th for the Best of the West Beef Roundup Competition. The event seeks to highlight national beef producers by hosting a beef-tasting competition that will benefit the meat science program at Central Wyoming College.  Competitors will provide New York Strip, ground …

2021 Brahman Days Workshop Information Page

Brahman Days Workshop Friday, October 15, 2021Boling Community Center, Boling, Texas Forget “Take On Me” – it’s time to “Take on Brahmans” at the 2021 Brahman Days Workshop! If you’re wondering why all the neon colors, it’s because this year’s headlining band is the amazing Spazmatics, a wildly popular 80s cover band that will have everyone out of their seats …

BRC Attends Beef Cattle Short Course, Coordinates Farm to Table Session

August 2021 – College Station, Texas The B.R. Cutrer team attended the 2021 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course on August 2 – 4. Keaton Dodd, Brandon & Rachel Cutrer, and Mollie and Annie Cutrer represented the firm.  This year’s BCSC was held in person with over 1,700 participants and 150 agriculture related businesses and vendors attending. During the short …

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Global Bidders Buy in BRC Bred Female Sale

August 11, 2021 – The BRC program continued to capture global attention as their 1st annual bred female sale garnered bidders from the USA, Central America, Africa, and Asia to compete for 9 of the excellent BRC-bred Brahman females.  The high selling female, Miss V8 528/7, sold for $27,600 to CE Cattle Company of Texas.  She represents the Noble sire …

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Sarah and the Bad Judge New Book Available

Rachel Cutrer, author of the Sarah the Showman series, announces the newest release of “Sarah and the Bad Judge” – which released in August 2021 on Amazon. In book 8 in the teen / tween book series, Sarah experiences the “politics” of showing cattle for the first time. She doesn’t understand why a judge wouldn’t just pick the best cattle …

Mr. V8 458/7 Noble Semen Sales

Mr. V8 458/7 is one of the leading semen sales sires of BR Cutrer, Inc., and one of the leading Brahman AI sires worldwide. Semen is available on Mr. V8 458/7 directly from BRC, or through our global semen sales company, Brahman Country Genetics. Through the years, Noble has earned the position as one of the most dominant and consistent …

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BRC Hosts The Brahman Foundation Leadership Camp

July 2021 – Boling, Texas B.R. Cutrer, Inc. was proud to be one of the official ranch hosts for the 2021 Brahman Foundation Leadership Camp. This camp is an educational outreach effort of The Brahman Foundation, which established in 2015 as a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the future of the Brahman breed. TBF hosts several activities per yeardesigned …

Foot Scoring in Cattle

Foot Scoring in Brahman Cattle

“How are his feet?”  If you are marketing Brahman seedstock, chances are that is a question you have encountered on multiple occasions. In recent times, there has been much more attention placed on improving foot quality to increase longevity in herd, and for good reason… cattle cost way too much to develop to not receive a full productive life. The …

BRC Genetics Shine at the All American

Calves sired by BRC / Brahman Country Genetics had a great showing at the recent AJBA All American, held June 28-July 3, 2021 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. One of the missions of Brahman Country Genetics is to make high quality Brahman genetics available in an affordable and convenient manner. We are proud of these juniors and appreciate their business. The Reserve …

Guide To Making F-1s is Available for Download

If you live in the gulf coast, or southern U.S., using Brahman cattle in an F-1 crossbreeding program usually makes the most sense to utilize your land, labor and resources. In this free PDF guide, we’ll discuss a basic plan for how to breed F-1s and considerations to think of before getting started. Click here to download the PDF.

How to start an F-1 Herd

How To Make F-1 Cattle

Every day, we talk with ranchers in the gulf coast about how to get started with breeding an F1 herd, and using Brahman cattle in that F1 program. If you are ranching in the gulf coast, this is the best type of crossbreeding system to utilize your land, cattle, and resources in the gulf coast environment. Here are the main …

BRC and Cebulandia

BRC Announces Cebulandia Partnership

B.R. Cutrer, Inc., Brahman Country Genetics LLC, and Cebulandia are proud to announce a new partnership that will bring the best in American Brahman genetics to Guatemala and surrounding countries, beginning July 1, 2021.  Cebulandia will offer a wide selection of BRC / Brahman Country AI sires designed to serve the registered and commercial cattlemen of Central America.  Bulls available …