American Brahman Breeders Association E-News March 22, 2013
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Busy Weekend for Brahman Enthusiasts
26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Sale Saw Strong Demand
ABBA Spring Select Brahman Sale Set for May 25, 2013 at Wichita Ranch in Brenham, Texas
Deep South Brahman Association Registered Brahman & F-1 Sale
Increase Profitability with the ABBA F-1 and F-1 Plus Programs
Aged Cow Moratorium
TAMU News Covers Brahman Influence Cow Research
2013 Beef Improvement Federation Convention June 12-15, 2013
May 1- AJBA All American Ownership Deadline
May 1- AJBA Scholarship Deadline

May 24- AJBA All American Show Entry Deadline

June 1 - Brahma Mamas Scholarship Deadline
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March 22, 2013
Busy Weekend for Brahman Enthusiasts
As we approach the end of March the many Spring activities begin.  This weekend make plans to attend one of the many Brahman events happening. The Louisiana Brahman Association F-1 & Brahman Sale will be going on in Carencro, Louisiana.  This will be a great offering of both F-1 & Registered Brahman cattle.  The South Texas State Fair will be taking place with the Open Show slated to begin when the Junior Show completes (approximately 2 PM).  Louis Dooley will evaluate the over 150 entries of high quality Brahman cattle.  For those of you in South Texas, you might stop by La Muneca Cattle company to take in their $ellabration II Sale which will consist of approximately 25 Brahman lots. 
26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Sale Saw Strong Demand

The 26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale was held on March 16, 2013 in Caldwell, Texas. Consignors to the sale showcased their F-1, F-1 Plus, Registered Brahman, and Purebred Brahman cattle to a standing room only crowd.

Champion Open, Bred, and Exposed F-1 pens along with the Champion F-1 Plus pen were awarded Friday night. Award results are as follows:

26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale Champion Open Pen: John Malazzo Farms of Caldwell, Texas

26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale Champion Exposed Pen: John Malazzo Farms of Caldwell, Texas

26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale Champion Pairs: H&M Cattle of Wharton, Texas

26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale Champion F-1 Plus Pen: Alford Cattle Co. of Caldwell, Texas


The sale was dedicated in the memory of Gary Hartman of Seguin, Texas for his longtime participation and service to the sale. Mr Hartman was a cattleman who devoted his entire life to the cattle industry. Mr. Hartman's family was present to receive the dedication plaque.

All F-1 females sold were Golden Certified or Certified. F-1 Plus females are the daughters of Golden Certified or Certified F-1 cows and any registered beef bull.

There were 43 consignors to the annual sale from 3 states and over 750 head of F-1, F-1 Plus, Registered Brahman, and Purebred Brahman Opens, Pairs, Exposed, and Bred females. Sale averages are as follows:


85 F-1 Pairs average: $2,567.66  
66 B x H average: $2,700.00  
7 B x G average:   $2,150.00  
9 B x A average:   $1,922.00  
38 F-1 Breds average: $2,092.94  
29 B x H average: $2,040.00  
4 B x A average:  $2,500.00  
1 B x G average: $2,000.00  
4 F1 Plus average:   $1,775.00  
143 F-1 Exposed Heifers average:   $2,470.00  
107 B x H average:  $2,600.00  
34 B x A average:      $2,050.00  
161 F-1 Open Heifers average: $1,400.00  
62 B x H average:    $1,620.00  
8 B x G average:      $1,350.00  
91 B x A average:    $1,240.00  
109 F-1 Plus average:    $1,420.38  
3 Pairs average:  $1,900.00  
9 Breds average:  $1,844.00  
97 Opens Average:    $1,366.24  
Registered Brahmans:    
14 Pairs average:      $2,650.00  
60 Breds average:     $2,525.00  
10 Exposed average:  $2,290.00  
67 Open - RTB average:  $2,340.00  
38 Open average:    $1,819.00  
Purebred Brahman:    
41 average:     $1,600.00  


Gold sponsors of this event were Capital Farm Credit and Producers Cooperative Association.

Silver sponsors include Kawasaki of Caldwell, The American Brahman Review, Graham Land and Cattle Co., Positive Feed Inc., Bluebonnet, Nutrition Plus, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bud Cross Ford, Broken Triangle Cattle Marketing, The Ear, Caldwell Livestock Commission, Citizens State Bank, South Texas Tack, American Hereford Association, Elanco, 44 Farms, Brahman Influence Marketing Group, and Cattle In Motion.

Ranch Sponsors include La Muneca Cattle Co., Dubina Rose Ranch LTD, J. D. Hudgins Inc, Brushy Creek Custom Sires, Casas Cattle, Merial, Kallion Farms, V8 Ranch, Bradley B3R Angus, Purina Animal Nutrition, RB Ranch, Satterfield Ranch, Bruce Alford Cattle Company, Sartwelle Brahman, Triple Son Farms, Rotello Farms, Dyess Farms, Lazy J Ranch, Barzee Brahmans, Texas Hereford Association, Partin & Partin Heart Bar Ranch, Longview Ranch, Bar W Ranch, Schneider Brahmans, Ricky and Myra Hughes, Bulls Eye Ranch, England Cattle Company, Barber Ranch, Royal K Ranch, and Zoetis.


The certification of the F-1 female program is a service offered by the American Brahman Breeders Association to give proper recognition and new value dimensions to the F-1 female. Certification of these females serves the same purpose as registration papers issued by purebred registries for animals within their own breed: the certificate or ear tag identifies the dam's purity while establishing her F-1 Brahman female identity.  

26th Annual National F-1 and Brahman Female Sale Champion Open Pen: John Malazzo Farms
26th Annual National F-1 and Brahman Female Sale Champion Exposed Pen: John Malazzo Farms
26th Annual National F-1 and Brahman Female Sale Champion Pairs: H&M Cattle
26th Annual National F-1 and Brahman Female Sale Champion F-1 Plus Pen: Alford Cattle Co.
Sale dedication presentation to family of Gary Hartman
26th Annual National F-1 and Brahman Female Sale Sponsors
ABBA Spring Select Brahman Sale Set for May 25, 2013 at Wichita Ranch in Brenham, Texas
The American Brahman Breeders Association and Broken Triangle Cattle are pleased to announce this exciting event. This elite offering will consist of carefully screened Brahman genetics from some of the breeds top producers.

You will have an opportunity to purchase Brahman cows that have calves at side, bred females with outstanding pedigrees as well as a great set of open heifers. To make the sale even more special we will present a group of show prospects that will be perfect for anyone wanting to begin showing or add to their show string. And we cannot leave out the chance for you to purchase flushes and semen packages as well as some top herd sires from established and renowned breeders.

The only thing more exciting than this inaugural event is its location. In the picturesque rolling hills of Washington County, Brenham, Texas the family of Lannie Mecom has offered to host this sale at Wichita Ranch, located on 290 East. This famous horse and cattle ranch will be the most attractive venue to ever host a Brahman event.  


The sale will be carried live through Cattle In Motion. Cattle will be available for viewing on Friday, May 24 and on sale day.  


In addition to a great sale, plans are being made at this time to provide educational programs that will be beneficial to all breeders followed by a pre-sale party both on Friday evening.


Be sure to add this exciting ABBA sponsored sale to your already busy spring schedule and attend. You will be glad you did!


To consign cattle, request a catalog or for more information contact:

Milton Charanza, Sale Manager  



Chris Shivers 


Deep South Brahman Association to Hold Sale & Seminar

The Deep South Brahman Association will hold it's 2nd Annual Sale on April 6, 2013 at the Southeast Mississippi Livestock Association in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  This sale will offer 50 Registered Brahman and 150 F-1 or F-1 Plus animals.  In addition to the sale the ABBA will be holding an educational seminar and dinner on Friday evening, April 5 beginning at 3:00 PM.  The program will give attendees an overview of the ABBA F-1 & F-1 Plus Certifications Programs as well as producers discussing their F-1 operations and the utilization of the "Queen of Cow Country".  


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Increase Profitability with the ABBA F-1 and F-1 Plus Programs
"Demand The Tag," has become a recognized slogan for cattle breeders enrolled in the American Brahman Breeders Association's F-1 and F-1 Plus Programs across the nation. Along with environmental adaptability, built in efficiency, growth, maternal excellence and carcass quality the F-1 and F-1 Plus certified cattle are ideal to fit a wide array of marketing programs.

The American Brahman Breeders Association initiated the F-1 Certification Program in 1979 as a system to recognize the F-1 Female, as well as serve as a registration plan for the dam's parentage. Since then, it has evolved into the most superior commercial female program in the United States. To date, the program has enrolled over 80,000 head.

Maximum heterosis is achieved through the crossing of two completely unrelated species of cattle (Bos indicus x Bos taurus). The ABBA understands that heterosis is the 'bread and butter' of the Brahman breed and its link to the commercial cowman. In the current restocking of much of the nation's cowherd and the demand for proven and verified genetics, there is no better program to get involved in for progressive cattlemen.

The objective of the program is to guarantee maximum heterosis, as this benefits both the breeder and buyer of the F-1 Female. The only way to guarantee that you are receiving the full benefits of heterosis is through a Golden Certified or Certified F-1 Female that is carrying a certificate or eartag.

Set up into two divisions, Golden Certified F-1's are the progeny of two registered parents. Certified F-1's are the progeny of a registered sire and a qualified purebred dam.

Purebred non-registered cattle must be visually inspected by an ABBA official and can be enrolled for $6/head. This can be done with a ranch visit, photos, or by video. In both divisions the purity of the female is guaranteed with an eartag or certificate. 
The ABBA F-1 Program is user friendly, inexpensive, and requires limited record keeping.

Fees include a $50, one time membership fee and a $7.50/head F-1 certificate or eartag fee. For this, members receive a quarterly F-1 Newsletter, contact information listed on ABBA website, ability to list cattle on ABBA Buy/Sell Listing, eligible for special premiums, and eligibility to participate in ABBA National F-1 Sale each spring.

In an evaluation of the Houston Commercial Female Sale over a 15 year period, ABBA Golden Certified F-1's received a $145.87 premium and Certified F-1's received a $119.88 premium over all other breed crosses. That's a significant difference where it counts most!

The American Brahman Breeders Association recently unveiled the F-1 Plus Program, which certifies progeny of Golden Certified and Certified F-1 Females and a registered sire.  This program will allow producers to customize the genetics for the needs of a particular geographic region as well as provide an additional marketing opportunity for the users of ABBA Golden Certified and Certified F-1 cows.

Participants in the F-1 Plus Program must be a member of the ABBA F-1 Certification Program and purchase a F-1 Plus eartag at the $3.50/head fee.

To enroll in either program, visit and download an application to be returned to ABBA at the Houston Headquarters.
Aged Cow Moratorium

The ABBA Board has approved a Registration Moratorium for animals over two years of age. From now until April 30, 2013 any animal over 24 months of age will be registered at a reduced fee of $50.  


Contact the Houston headquarters for more information. 


TAMU News Covers Brahman Influence Cow Research
Bee Synch can help boost beef quality and ranchers' profits

With national beef cattle inventory at lows not seen since the 1950s, the time could be right for producers of Brahman-influenced cattle to adopt a fixed-time artificial insemination method which could add thousands of dollars in net value to a calf crop, according to researchers.

Read full article
2013 Beef Improvement Federation Convention
June 12-15, 2013 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), will be hosting the 45th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Meeting.  BIF is an organization dedicated to coordinating all segments of the beef industry, from researchers and producers to retailers, in an effort to improve efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of beef production. 

BIF was initiated almost 70 years ago to encourage the use of objective measurements to evaluate beef cattle.  Continuing the tradition, BIF is now the clearing house for developing standardized programs and methodology for recording of performance data for all traits from birth weights to carcass traits.  Their three leaf clover logo symbolizes the link between industry, extension and research.

The 2013 BIF convention will be held in Oklahoma City from June 12-15, 2013, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.   It will be a forum bringing together industry professionals, producers, and researchers to discuss current issues facing the beef industry.  The schedule boasts an interesting array of speakers, socials, and tours that promise to be exciting and informative.   Special features include a night out at the National Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame featuring live music and museum tours.  We are anticipating a large turnout and hope that all of you will be there to promote the rich history and spirit of Oklahoma beef production. 

You can see the schedule and register for the convention by visiting the Oklahoma State extension website.

Or visit for more information.

Early registration is $250 and ends April 15, after which time registrations will still be accepted at a higher price. 

Hotel rooms at the headquarters can be reserved in the BIF block at a reduced rate by contacting the hotel directly at (405)228-8000.  Additional rooms at the same rate are available at the Courtyard Mariott by calling (405)232-2290. We hope to see you there!

Keep the following ABBA events and future opportunities in mind!

  • AJBA All American National Junior Brahman Show, Lufkin, Texas June 24-30, 2013  
  • 2014 WORLD BRAHMAN CONGRESS Please save the date for the 2014 World Brahman Congress, which will be held April 6-11, 2014 in Parys, Free State Province, South Africa. Online registration will be available March 1, 2013 at


Calendar of Events   

March 23 South Texas State Fair Beaumont, Texas
March 23 La Muneca Cattle Co. $ellebration Sale & Show II Linn, Texas
March 23 Louisiana Brahman Association F-1 Sale Carencro, LA
April 6 Deep South Brahman Association Sale Hattiesburg, Mississippi
April 13 Miami International Show Miami, Florida
April 20 Dyess Farms Internet Sale  
April 27 Florida Brahman Association Field Day Wauchula, Florida
April 27  
Heritage Cattle Company Production Sale Hungerford, Texas
May 1 AJBA All American Ownership Deadline  
May 24
AJBA All American Show Entry Deadline 
June 2 Okie Extravaganza Idabel, Oklahoma
June 8 Hunt County Fair Greenville, Texas
June 8
Carolinas Brahman Association Sale
Clemson, South Carolina
June 12-15 Beef Improvement Federation Convention Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 24-29 2013 AJBA All American Brahman Show
Lufkin, Texas
November 22-24 3rd Annual ABBA Membership Convention
Biloxi, Mississippi

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