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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 that my grandpa owns V8 Ranch….he let us be a part of it until fall 2019….so BRC is our new brand but a lot of our cows …

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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 …

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May 2020 Sale Report

Despite coronavirus and economic concerns, B.R. Cutrer, Inc. held a phenomenal Brahman seedstock sale on May 12, 2020. The sale was an online sale held through DV Auction. The sale came at the end of the spring sale season, and included the high selling bull of the Brahman breed for the spring 2020 sale season and the highest sale average …

Noble Named Most Influential Herd Sire of 2019

The Brahman Journal recently announced the most influential Brahman sires of 2019, as reported by the most progeny in 2019. We were very honored two have two of the bulls in the top 10. Mr. V8 458/7 “Noble” – Named the #1 most influential sire of the Brahman breed. Noble was bred by Rachel Williams Cutrer and owned by SRS …

BRC Bulls Top the ABBA 2020 Sire Summary

Brahman bulls from BRC topped the recent unveiling of the Spring 2020 Brahman Sire Summary as published by The Brahman Journal in the May 2020 issue. For bulls to be considered a trait leader they must meet the minimum accuracy information as set by the American Brahman Breeders Association, and must be within the top 20 percent of the breed …

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B.R. Cutrer Ranked as USA’s 4th Largest Brahman Breeder

The Brahman Journal announced the “Brahman Operations with the Most Registrations” over a 10 year period, and B.R. Cutrer was ranked 4th on the largest Brahman operations in the United States for 2019. The overall ranking was: J.D. Hudgins, Inc. V8 Ranch Moreno Ranches, Inc. B.R. Cutrer, Inc. Leo Casas III Miskimon Ranch Byron Vassberg Circle F Farms LLC Inguran …

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10 Commandments for Parents of Kids Showing Cattle

by Dr. Clyde D Lane, Jr., Extension Specialist at the University of Tennessee 1. Thou shall NOT feed, train, and care for the animal…for you are trying to teach children responsibility. 2. Thou shall forgive a child for making mistakes in the showring…for you have made mistakes too. 3. Thou shall NOT get mad when the child forgets items in …

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Best Brahman Bulls for the Show Ring

Brahman show cattle are very popular in the southeast for showing in junior livestock shows and open shows. Participating in livestock shows provides many opportunities to enjoy time with your family and advance your marketing.  If you want to raise Brahman show cattle, choosing the right sire is crucial in your quest for success. Here are some of the top …

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Mickey Richnow: From Skeptic to Spokesperson

Mickey Richnow said he would never own a Brahman.  They are too hot, too aggressive he told himself and others. “I just didn’t have time for that,” he says.  When he purchased his registered Angus herd in 2015, he was sure it was the right breed to allow a heavier stocking rate on his limited land, turn a profit and …

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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 …

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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 …

The GeneSource Adds BRC Bulls As Their First Ever Brahman AI Sires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BR Cutrer, Inc, (BRC) proudly announces the addition of The GeneSource as a new distributor of semen for BRC bulls.  GeneSource began in 2015 and is owned by Dave and Becky Allan of Schulenberg, along with sire procurement manager Paul Maulsby. Historically, they have marked American, British, and Continental bull semen, but no Brahman semen.  The lineup …

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 …

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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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Match the Best BRC Bulls to Your Brahman Cows

While most of the world is staying at home, the ranching world hasn’t stopped. And we can’t stop, because we have a job to do: raising beef to feed the world. Breeding season is also coming soon, and that’s a job that won’t wait. So while things are a bit slower, we want to help use this time for our …

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Brahman Zoom Backgrounds and Screen Savers

Earlier this week, I attempted to participate in my first Zoom meeting, and I noticed this cool feature where you can change your Zoom background. So, let’s have some fun! What a way to make your co-workers smile when they can see beautiful Brahman cattle as your Zoom background rather than your kitchen. And, these also make great computer backgrounds …

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1st Quarter Semen Sales Report from Brahman Country Genetics

We are proud to present our Q1 Brahman semen sales report from Brahman Country Genetics, LLC. Brahman Country Genetics is a global semen and embryo company under the BR Cutrer family of brands. Semen sales from the first quarter indicate a high level of continued growing interest in the Brahman breed. In the first quarter, our company exported Brahman semen …