The American Red Brangus Association held their annual meeting and field day on October 19, 2013 in Gonzales, TX. Members had the opportunity to view cattle during the field day at Tuna Rosa Ranch Dr. Joe Paschal Professor and Livestock Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Corpus Christi, Texas gave a presentation on replacement heifer selection. After lunch sponsored by Mike Levi of Paleface Ranches, Dr. Paschal gave a presentation on the importance of DNA testing, followed by a lively question and answer session.
This eventful day was concluded with the American Red Brangus Annual Meeting and selection of 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The annual meeting highlights included a positive financial report, a successful Co-op advertising campaign, a bull development program to begin January 2014, and a strong and exciting Junior Program with American Red Brangus Foundation awarding six scholarships.
The 2013-2014 Board of Directors are: ,President, Dr. Richard Gingles of Bayou Frais Ranch, Vice-President John Fischer of Trademark Genetics, Secretary, Shawn Knox of Diamond K Ranch, Treasurer, Elaine Monaghan of Monaghan Ranch. Directors: John Banken of Red Oak Farms, Jack Barron of Siphorien Bayou Ranch, John Craig of C-Curb Farms, Mike Levi of Paleface Ranches, Darryl McDonald of McDonald Ranches, Edward Murphy of Broken M Ranch, Trevor Reifel of Reifel Ranch, and Michael Sander of Southern Star Ranch.
We look forward to a great and productive new year for the American Red Brangus breed!