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.

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 …

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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 …

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BRC Announces Good Cattle Good Vibes Bred Female Sale

BRC announced the creation of a new sale, featuring breeding age females, to be held online August 10, 2021 at DVAuction. The sale will feature 10 females of breeding age, with calves at side or bred to our top BRC sires. In addition, similar to how we have done our weaned heifers, AFTER this sale, we will also offer bidders …

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Rachel Cutrer Speaks at 2021 BIF Research Symposium & Convention

Rachel Cutrer, co-owner of BRC, recently spoke at the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention. This year was the 53rd annual conference and took place at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines, Iowa on June 22nd through 25th. The conference theme was “Innovation to Application” and was hosted by Iowa State University. Rachel was honored to be …

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Brahman Country Beef / FitBeef & Volleman’s Home Delivery

The milkman is making a comeback! We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Volleman’s Home Delivery to bring Brahman Country Beef and FitBeef straight from our ranch to your door. This new way of delivery is taking place in the Dallas – Fort Worth area this week and we couldn’t be happier that our delicious beef …

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BRC Best of the Fall Borns Sale Attracts Worldwide Buyers

The BRC Best of the Fall Borns Sale, held June 1, 2021 at DVAuction.com, garnered attention from the global Brahman community, with bidders from the United States, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, and Thailand.  “This sale really showcases the depth of the genetic diversity at BRC,” said Rachel Cutrer, co-owner. “The fact that the sale offering featured the service of seven …

Sale Concierge Service

We’re here to help make your Brahman buying experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we created our BRC Sale Concierge Service, a 100% complimentary service to those interested in bidding in our sale. Here’s a few ways we can help. Remember, it is our honor and joy to be of service. Registration with DV AuctionLet us help …

9 things to consider before buying cattle

9 Things to Consider Before Buying Cattle

Anyone who’s bought cattle from BRC knows that honesty and transparency is a big part of our sales process here at the ranch. In fact, lots of times we’ll tell prospective customers what’s WRONG with the cattle before we talk about what we like. But, sadly, often we get a calls from breeders in some sort of pickle in the …

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How much Brahman blood do you need to capitalize on heat tolerance?

And why BRC should be your choice for buying Brahman bulls. Texas A&M University’s Beef Cattle Browsing newsletter for May 2021 published a research article about the “Effect of Percent Brahman on Heat Tolerance and Grazing Behavior.” This research seems to address the question of “How much Brahman blood is truly needed to capture the benefits of heat tolerance? This …

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Judging Team Workouts at BRC

In the spirit of BRC’s commitment to education, we are honored to serve as host to numerous intercollegiate and high school livestock judging teams who want to learn about Brahman cattle. This spring, we were host to hundreds of collegiate livestock judging teams from Oklahoma all the way to North Dakota, as they travelled to Texas for the Houston Livestock …

BRC 279/7 Named Top Producing Polled Grey Sire of ABBA

In April 2021, The Brahman Journal named BRC’s Mr. V8 279/7 the #1 top champion producing grey Brahman sire of all time. The Brahman Journal recently published a special feature on polled Brahman cattle, and while our polled numbers are small, BRC was awarded both the #1 top producing grey polled bull and female. “We were very honored to receive …

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BRC 797/6 Named Top Producing Polled Grey Female of ABBA

BRC’s Miss V8 797/6 – bred and owned by BRC – was named the #1 top champion producing polled grey female of the ABBA in April 2021 by The Brahman Journal. BRC owned three of the top producing females on the list, which included: +BRC Miss V8 797/6 – Bred and owned by BRC +LMC Polled Passion 55/4 – Bred …

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What BRC Customers Have to Say

“Good Cattle and Good Vibes” is a phrase we use a lot at BR Cutrer. Our herdsman, Harley Wade, initially came up with this phrase because we are committed to selling good cattle and treating people right. But, you hear that from a lot of places. And, sadly, not every ranch is as honest and above the board as we …

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BRC April Webinar: Gulf Coast Ranching for Success

Do you ranch along the Gulf Coast? Or, perhaps you own land in the gulf coast, and know you need to make the best use of it, but don’t know where to start. Ranching in the gulf coast presents it’s own set of challenges and opportunities. In this free webinar, we will discuss the management and breeding decisions that can …

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BRC “An Evening at the Ranch”

BRC invites you to attend our first seasonal “An Evening at the Ranch” Farm to Table Dinner Experience on Saturday, May 15th, featuring the Go Texan Brahman Country Beef and other local vendors. What is a Farm to Table Dinner? Farm to table dinners are part of the “shop local / eat local” movement. Everything at the dinner will be …

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BRC Lupita 835/7 Enters ABBA Register of Renown in 2021

BRC Lupita 835/7 is the second BRC female to earn the prestigious Register of Renown award for 2021. The Register of Renown recognizes females with multiple progeny showring winnings. Lupita entered the Register of Renown with 93 points from two progeny. Her dominating duo of 160/8 and 622/8 claimed this spot for her. 160/8 was a many time class winner, …

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BRC Wins International Brahman Show

B.R. Cutrer, Inc. claimed the Grand Champion and Reserve Grey Brahman Female at the 2021 International Brahman Show held March 26, 2021 in Waco, Texas. BRC 805/8 was named Grand Champion Female. She was also the senior champion female. The International Show marked the end of 805’s show illustrious show career, including being undefeated in her class during her three …

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What people are saying about BRC’s Championship Females

We are still smiling from the great day of celebrating BRC 805/8 and BRC 117/9 as they were named Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Female at the International Brahman Show in Waco. It was a BRC sweep, as one of our friends said! When 805 was selected as Grand Champion, we saw the smiles amongst our friends watching in …

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+BRC Boom Shaka Laka 21/8 Enters ABBA Register of Renown

The legendary “Boom Shaka Laka” was named to the ABBA Register of Renown, the program that recognizes exemplary progeny show ring accomplishments, in 2021. To earn this designation, a female must gain a minimum of 75 show points earned by at least two or more of her progeny. Boom Shaka Laka earned this from progeny of her first flush. A …

617/2 Holds #1 Grey Female Spot in the ABBA Register of Renown for 2021

+Miss V8 617/2, bred by Sloan Williams and owned by Rachel Cutrer, holds the #1 spot in the ABBA Register of Renown for Top Producing Grey Dams on the Show Circuit for 2021, as announced by The Brahman Journal in March 2021. 617 has a total of 595 points, all from progeny primarily shown in the early 1990s. 617 has …

International Women’s Day

Rachel Cutrer, co-owner of BRC, was recently featured by Sullivan Supply in their tribute to celebrating women in the livestock business. The blog features several inspiring women in the cattle business, and you can read it here. Here is Rachel’s portion: Rachel Cutrer – Founder of Ranch House Designs, Inc. & BR Cutrer, Inc. Brahman Ranch Rachel Cutrer has never believed in …

BRC Genetics Top Monteria, Colombia Show

BRC proudly congratulates Tasmania Ranch of Colombia and Leon Brahman of Colombia for their recent success as the very competitive Monteria show, hosted by Asocebu Colombia. Cattle sired by BRC sires claimed several of the top championships at this prestigious show including: Grand Champion FemaleBred and exhibited by Tasmania RanchSired by BRC’s Noble Reserve Grand Champion FemaleBred and exhibited by …

Brahman Udder Quality

Teat and Udder Scoring

By Keaton Dodd Anybody with long term experience in the cattle business has experienced the detrimental effects of poor udder quality. Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to get a newborn Brahman calf nursing and battling oversized teats or poor udder suspension. Mother nature has made it challenging enough to get a calf born, up, and nursing without having …

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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 …

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 …