Boling, Texas – B.R. Cutrer, Inc. proudly announces LAB Brahman Stud of Zoeloeland, South Africa has acquired the Sub-Saharan genetic rights on BRC’s 376/8 “Dutton,” the 2019 Reserve U.S. National Champion Bull, and M2 BRC Captain 518/1, the current ranked #1 semen sales bull of Brahman Country Genetics worldwide for 2020.
LAB Brahman Stud is owned by Andre Badenhorst and will hold the exclusive rights to Dutton and Captain for South Africa and all Sub-Saharan countries including Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and 27 other countries.
“LAB is excited to bring Dutton and Captain to our program,” said Andre Badenhorst, owner. “Both of these bulls will be crucial components of our exciting plan to upscale our stud’s genetic quality.”
LAB operates both a registered Brahman herd and a commercial herd in South Africa, which was an important factor in Badenhorst’s decision.
“We are working hard to improve not just our stud herd, but also to take our commercial herd to the top level,” said Badenhorst. Badenhorst’s commercial herd is used for beef production, and is operated at a similar management system as the USA, selecting sires for calving ease, performance, and beef quality.
Both Dutton and Captain are bred by Brandon and Rachel Cutrer, owners of the Texas-based Brahman Ranch which ranks as the 4th largest Brahman ranch in the United States. Dutton is sired by the equally famous “Noble,” who is the #1 sire of champions in the United States at this time as reported by The Brahman Journal. Dutton’s dam, “Boom Shaka Laka,” is a former two time International Grand Champion Brahman Female and former Brahman “Miss World.” Dutton’s full sister is also the 2020 International Grand Champion Brahman Female, also bred by BRC.
Captain, was born and raised on the Wichita Ranch, one of Texas’s most iconic historical ranches, also boasts a royally bred bloodline matched with one of the most visually stunning conformational phenotypes seen in the Brhaman breed in the last decade, says Rachel Cutrer. “Captain has captured the world’s attention for his moderate frame size, fertility, natural muscling, and soundness,” she says.
“We are eagerly looking forward to working with Mr. Badenhorst to bring the freshest in BRC’s modern Brahman genetics to the Sub-Saharan region,” Cutrer added. “Mr. Badenhorst has a passion for Brahman excellence, and strives for breeding Brahman cattle excellence in terms of moderation frame size, structural soundness, fertility, natural muscling, and breed character. This is the same vision as BRC, and we are looking forward to being partners in progress to improve the global beef industry, especially in desert climates where Brahman influence is essential.”
Semen is expected to arrive in South Africa in late 2020 and early 2021. For semen inquiries, please contact Andre Badenhorst at Andre@alt-mining.co.za.