Presidents Message

It’s 102 degrees, do you know where your American Red Brangus Cattle are?

They are not standing belly deep in the tank/pond or under a shade tree, they are out grazing in the pasture; heat tolerant is one of the great qualities of our breed. Along with early maturity, low birth weights, calving ease, excellent maternal instincts and longevity. This being said I hope everyone is making plans to attend the sale on September 23. Kurt Trammel and Anthony Mahalski are putting together a great set of females and on June 10th 26 bulls went into a feed test, these bulls will be at the sale. You don’t want to miss this offering of outstanding cattle.

The Annual Meeting and Sale will be held at Hills Prairie Auction, Bastrop, Texas. The Annual Meeting will be on Friday September 22nd and the Sale will be on Saturday the 23rd, if you missed the sale in 2016 you missed an awesome event. Please remember hotel reservations must be made by September 5th, ask for the American Red Brangus Room block.

Our National Junior Show was held July 26th through the 30th in Bryan, Texas at the Brazos County Expo Center. The Junior’s had a great time and exhibited some amazing cattle. You will find the show results in this magazine.

Congratulations to all exhibitors and their families. I want to say a special thank you to Roger Smith, Junior Chairman and his daughter Molly, they did a wonderful job putting the show together. Thank you to the Junior Committee Members and all parents that helped during the show. A large thank you to all breeders that sponsored the show, the Junior’s are our future.

In closing I would like to say, thank you to my Red Brangus family for the beautiful flowers that were sent when my mother passed away in June. I don’t look at this organization as an association I look and feel that you are my family. I also want to
thank my number one cheerleader Michele Hanson for all her hard work and dedication.

Elaine Monaghan, ARBA President