Noble: Legendary Sire of Champions

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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BRC Offers USA’s 1st Genomic Enhanced Brahman EPDs

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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.

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BRC Established

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Mollie’s First All American

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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.

Aggie 100

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Boom Shaka Laka Earns Back to Back Houston Champions

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Brahman County Beef Established

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

Purchase of Southern Cattle Company Herd

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Butterfly AC Established

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Brandon Elected to ABBA Board

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

Brandon Cutrer elected to American Brahman Breeders Association board of directors, making us the first husband and wife to serve simultaneously on the board. Brandon served on the performance, show, and membership committees. We both retired from the board in 2020.

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Judging in Nicaragua

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Purchase of D Bar Mature Cow Herd

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

After we paid off our loan of our first purchase from the Locke cows, we heard that Sam and Nan Duplantis were looking to downsize and sell a large majority of their mature cows in the fall of 2013. We were very familiar with this program and immediately drove to Erath, Louisiana to look at the herd. Despite Mr. Sam’s …

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382 Wins Houston

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Guatemala Trade Mission

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

Brandon and Rachel participate in an official ABBA delegation to Guatemala to promote the Brahman breed. This trip was the start of our love for international travel and basis for building many friendships with breeders across Central America.

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TAMU Outstanding Young Alumni

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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.

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A Noble Partnership

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

Brandon and John Locke partner on a joint flush between JDH Elmo and Miss V8 100/7 – as a gift to Rachel for her birthday. This flush results in Mr. V8 458/7 “Noble” – who was originally owned 50/50 by the Cutrer’s and Locke family. A 50% interest was sold to Sam Sparks when Noble was still on the cow.

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Purchase of Females from Locke Division, JD Hudgins

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. This year, we used all of our personal savings to purchase a group of cattle from J.D. Hudgins, Locke Division to …

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BRC Begins Focus on Carcass Improvement

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 over the decade of 2010 to 2010, and improved our average …

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A Marriage of Two Brahman Fanatics

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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 …

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Making Brahman History

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. Since then, BRC has been the breeder of more National Grand Champion and International Grand Champion …

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Rachel Elected to ABBA Board

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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.

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Brandon Serves as MJCA President

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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.

Rachel Earns M.S. at Michigan State University

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

From 2001 to 2003, Rachel lived in Lansing, Michigan, while completing her master’s degree under the legendary leaders in animal science: Dr. Harlan Ritchie, Dr. Dave Hawkins, and ag communications guru Dr. Kirk Heinze. During this time, Rachel worked for the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and Michigan Cattlemen’s Association developing Beef Quality Assurance programs.

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Rachel Creates Ranch House Designs

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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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The Most Successful Junior Grey Brahman Career of AJBA History

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. She is pictured here with one of her most successful junior show heifers, Miss V8 180/5, who was …

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State Cattlemen’s Programs Shape a Young Leader

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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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National Champion At 11 Years Old

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. They were a team and she boldly competed in the open shows – as a young girl. Even today, many of the …

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Rachel and Mary Poppins Win The All American

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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.

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Love for Brahman Is In Our Blood

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. Here she is showing the calf of the National Champion Female in 1982. Throughout her time with her former ranch position, even until her last year there, Rachel always …

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Rachel and Suva

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. We live and breathe Brahman cattle, from a hands on perspective. She is pictured here with the #1 Bull of the ABBA Register of …

The Start of Rachel’s Herd

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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. This cow gave Rachel the start of her herd. For their entire life, …

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Ethel Hudgins Forgason

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

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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Brazilian Importation

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

J.D. Hudgins, Rachel’s ancestors, made a significant importation of Brahman cattle from Brazil that went on to shape the modern Brahman as it is today. Pictured here is Jim Forgason, Rachel’s 3x Great GrandFather.

Gustavous Banowsky

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

Gustavous Banowsky, Annie and Mollie Cutrer’s 3x great grandfather, was born in Berlin and came to Texas at six months old. He joined the Civil War at 15 years old, and then later joined the Texas Rangers, serving the Big Bend region, including facing Indian raids and driving cattle on the Chisolm trail. Gus instituted within his family the virtues …

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Major Andrew Northington Receives A Texas Land Grant

Jessica BarkerHistory Timeline

Major Andrew Northington, the 6x great grandfather of Mollie Cutrer and Ann Catherine Cutrer, and the 5x great grandfather of Rachel Cutrer, was born March 9, 1792 in North Carolina. On May 28, 1831, Andrew received his first Texas land grand, as part of Stephen F. Austin’s third colony in Texas. Major Northington was the son of parents of wealth …