Celebrating BRC’s 150+ Year Heritage
While the BRC brand is known for next-generational innovation, our traditional values and rich heritage remain at the core of everything we do. We would therefore be remiss not to pay tribute to the seven generations of Brahman ranchers who came before us. Visionaries of their time, these brave men and women worked tirelessly, risking it all to build a better life for our family. They paved the way for excellence, inspired us, mentored us, and instilled in us that the most important resources of all are the people who devote their lives to the cattle. It is them we must thank and remember, for they are the reason that B.R. Cutrer exists today and has since become one of the most respected Brahman cattle operations in the world. To explore our heritage, please enjoy our generational timeline below:

1800's

major andrew northington

In 1831, Major Andrew Northington left North Carolina and H.T.T. - "Headed to Texas." He received a land grant as part of Stephen F. Austin's third colony in Texas.

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Joel Hudgins Home 1850
1850, Joel Hudgins Family builds pioneer Home in Wharton County, and begins ranching with commercial grade cattle.
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Gustavous Banowsky, our 2x great grandfather serves as a Texas Ranger in the Big Bend region, including facing Indian raids and driving cattle on the Chisolm trail.

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Rachel Ann Hudgins
1855, Rachel Ann Northington Hudgins registers her own cattle brand in Wharton County, as a widow woman in an untamed land: TEXAS.

1924

1924, Rachel Cutrer's ancestors facilitate an importation of Brahman-type cattle from Brazil. These cattle shaped the American Brahman as it is today.

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1900's

ethel hudgins forgason
Ethel Hudgins Forgason (1884-1972) is the second inspiring woman in the BRC family tree. Ethel married Jim Forgason. As the sister to Walter Hudgins, she was just as an astute cattle breeder as the men in her family. Even at an older age, she maintained daily care of the J.D. Hudgins herd bulls, like this one.
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Rachel’s grandparents, Sloan and Mollie Williams, gave Rachel +Miss V8 617/2 as a gift to start her Brahman herd. That young heifer went on to be a two-time Reserve National Champion Female, and held the #1 spot in the ABBA Register of Renown for over 25 years.

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Throughout her life, Rachel has been blessed to “know” so many great bulls of the breed. And by “knowing,” we mean actually knowing. Knowing their favorite scratching spots, knowing them by name, feeding them by hand.

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1982, as a young girl, Rachel grew up on the Brahman show road. Her father taught her that there’s nothing a girl can’t do and gave her opportunities to grow and expand.

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1988 Houston Livestock Show
In her first All American, Rachel and “Mary Poppins” were named Grand Champion Female of the AJBA All American. This story and heifer are the inspiration or Rachel’s “Sarah the Showman” children’s books.


1995

Brandon, pictured far left, served as the president of the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen’s Association, allowing him to attend national beef industry events and network with beef industry leaders. This sparked his interest in cattle performance programs and technology.

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Rachel exhibited the 1990 National Champion Female with her bred-and-owned cow, “Amber.” During this time, it was unheard of for a youngster to show in the open shows with “the men.” Rachel had a special touch with Amber.

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rachel cutrer

Rachel finishes one of the most successful junior Brahman careers of all time. Rachel exhibited six Grand Champion Grey Females at the Brahman All-American, a record that still stands today. She was also a two-time Grand Champion Showman of the Brahman breed.

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ranch house designs

1999, Rachel Cutrer forms Ranch House Designs, Inc., as a “side hustle” while she is a student at Texas A&M University. Over the last two decades, Ranch House has grown to be the leading livestock ad agency in the world, serving over 800 ranchers in their web design, graphic design, and purebred cattle marketing needs.

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2000's

Rachel Cutrer elected to American Brahman Breeders Association board of directors, allowing three generations of our family to serve simultaneously on the board of directors. Rachel served on the executive board also from 2010 to 2014.

brandon cutrer mjca president
Brandon served as president of the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen’s Association. This opportunity allowed him to grow his leadership skills, expand his beef industry horizons, and set the foundation for his love of the beef industry.
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Brandon develops a special relationship with Jeff Smith, who serves as his mentor in the cattle business.
miss v8 100/7 national champion brahman

Miss V8 100/7, bred and owned by BRC, makes Brahman history as the first polled grey Brahman female to be named National Champion. 100/7 later went on to produce our most famous sire, Noble. This was our first National Champion as a married couple.

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2010
When Brandon and Rachel met at the 2009 All American (Brahman junior nationals), they quickly fell in love and knew it was a match from God. We dated briefly, and got engaged at the Houston Livestock Show, right after +Miss V8 797/6 went into the Register of Renown. We married in a small intimate wedding in Wharton County in May 2010.
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During this time, we realized the Brahman breed needed some major improvement in carcass traits and felt someone needed to step up and lead this charge. Brandon Cutrer accepted the task. He began spearheading the largest carcass evaluation program of purebred Brahman steers in the ABBA’s Carcass Evaluation Project.

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cutrer family with d bar ranch cattle

Brandon and Rachel married, with Brahman cattle as their life’s passion and God as their foundation. Rachel’s grandfather, Sloan Williams, invited Brandon to come work alongside him at his ranch, where we spent the first decade of our marriage.

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“M” shoulder brand established, representing cattle owned by Mollie Jo Cutrer


2012
In the fall 2012, Rachel was named Outstanding Young Alumni of Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She, along with her close friend, Cari Rincker, were selected as the first-ever recipients of this award. Rachel is pictured with Dr. Mark Hussey at the awards ceremony.
rachel and brandon cutrer

In March 2013, we exhibited our first International Champion Female as a married couple, with +Miss V8 382/7. This female was actually bred by Jeff Smith, and Brandon purchased half-interest in her as a embryo. When we got married, Mr. Jeff gave us his and Mrs. Tammy’s half as our wedding gift. 382 came over to Texas with Brandon as an unbranded weaned heifer calf. My grandfather, Sloan Williams, allowed us to put his brand on her. She went on to win Houston, and is the dam of Boom Shaka Laka, and the granddam of the 2020 Houston Grand Champion Female.

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John Down, owner of Southern Cattle Company, called Rachel a few days before Houston and said he’d like to sell out his Brahman cattle. We had established a close relationship with Mr. Down, as he had purchased several cattle from us over the previous few years. Rachel said, give me 30 minutes to call Brandon, but I’m giving you my word that we are 99% certain we are going to do this deal. We felt this was God’s divine intervention putting this opportunity in our path.

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annie cutrer
Our youngest daughter, Ann Catherine Cutrer, was born in 2015. She too was named in honor of her great-grandmother, Ann Catherine Sloan Williams (Dadaw’s mother). Annie’s brand, the “Butterfly AC” was also designed by Annie’s grandfather, Jim Williams. Annie’s great-grandfather Sloan Williams’ invited her to be part of his ranch, V8 Ranch from 2015 to 2019. Now Annie’s brand is one of the three shoulder brands of BRC.
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In December 2013, Brandon judged his first major international Brahman show: National Brahman Show of Nicaragua. We were able to experience this trip thanks to the mentorship of David Domsch and Rene Bequillard. This country is very dear to our hearts. Brandon judged in Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia prior to Annie being born, and now stays close to home mostly as we have our hands full with the ranch and family.

2018
In March 2018, Miss V8 21/8 “Boom Shaka Laka” made Brahman breed history by being named the breed’s only two-time Houston Grand Champion Grey Female. Her mother, +Miss V8 382/7 was also a past Houston Grand Champion. And, Boom Shaka Laka is the dam of the 2020 Houston Grand Champion Grey Brahman Female, Miss V8 824/7 (Bred by BRC and owned by GKB Cattle). Boom Shaka Laka was also named 2018 Miss Brahman World, as the champion Brahman female of all champions in the world.
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Also in 2018, we formed Brahman Country Beef LLC, the USA’s first 100% Brahman branded beef program. This beef features purebred Brahman steers raised and fed on our ranch, featuring our genetics. This program allowed BRC to basically experience the beef supply chain full circle – from seedstock bull sales, to selling retail beef. This program was only possible due to our intense focus on carcass improvement over the previous decade. We had the data, and the confidence in our cattle to take a leap of faith and start this program. To date, it has been a huge success, and is shipped nationwide and served in homes and restaurants. The beef has also been featured on The Food Network.
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Our cattle entity, Brandon H. Cutrer, LLC was named to the Aggie 100 list. This award is given by Texas A&M University to the top 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses. We also earned this award in 2019. This award was largely due in part to the growth and expansion we had been focusing on since the D-Bar purchases, and the Southern purchase. By this time, we had taken our operation from 20 head of cattle before we married, to now over 350 head of cattle and 350 acres of land owned independently in our family.
br cutrer brandon and rachel cutrer

BR Cutrer, Inc. was formed in September 2019, as we closed the chapter of our affiliation with V8 Ranch. We treasure these times, and the advice Rachel’s grandparents gave us. We appreciate the four decades they so graciously allowed us to be part of their entity. We weren’t expecting this change, but when it happened, we called upon the strength and inspiration of generations of our ancestors before who boldly and courageously faced the challenges life put in their path over the last 150 years of our family’s ranching heritage.

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Through our partnership with Zoetis, we were able to offer the first Brahman cattle to sell with genomic enhanced EPDs in the USA. Our entire herd is DNA verified, and backed by genomic-enhanced EPDs that add another layer of accuracy and predictability in helping our customers select cattle.

2019
Mollie Jo Cutrer participates at her first All American, making her the second generation of BRC to participate in AJBA program. Mollie exhibited a Division Champion Female, Queenie (Miss V8 818/8), and was named 2nd High Point All Around Exhibitor of her age division.

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Noble made his mark at the 2020 International Brahman Show in Houston and established himself as one of the all time great show sires of the breed.

Noble is the sire of the following winners at the 2020 Houston International Brahman Show, the largest Brahman show in the USA. To our knowledge, there is no other sire who has sired this many champions in a single year, by so many different breeders.

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All Around Exhibitors
Mollie Cutrer Named High Point All Around Novice Here at BRC we are all about the next generation. We were so proud of Mollie Cutrer for being named All Around High Point Exhibitor of her age group at the 2020 All American. She earned this award through a combination of her placings in the leadership contests (speaking, quiz, photography) and her heifer placings. Mollie is the second generation of our family to win this award, as her mother Rachel also won this award as a junior. We believe the reason for being in AJBA is to build leadership skills and this award is the highest honor we believe Mollie could win.
BRC boombox 38
The first cattle branded with the BRC brand sold in May 2020 in our first online sale. While we were a bit uncertain about the demand for the new brand initially, this sale solidified that the Brahman world had instantly identified BRC as the premier Brahman seedstock source. BRC Boombox 38 sold for $70,000 USD, the highest priced bull to sell in auction that year, at less than a year of age.

2021
In less than 2 years on our own, BRC was awarded the Grand Champion Grey Brahman Female and Reserve Grand Champion Grey Brahman Female awards at the 2021 International Brahman Show. Both of these females - bred and raised by BRC - were out of dams that we purchased from John Downs when we purchased the Southern herd. We continually believe these examples are God's hand in our lives, setting the way for us to continue on a path of serving Him and doing the best we can with the resources he has entrusted to us.

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