REGISTER OF RENOWN
The Register of Renown program was designed to recognize the sires and dams of show ring winners at ABBA approved shows. To obtain the status of Register of Renown, a cow must gain a minimum of 75 points earned by two or more of her produce. Bulls must gain 200 points earned by 5 or more of his get. Points may also be gained when a get-of-sire or produce-of-dam are exhibited by one or more owners.
Register of Renown points are accumlulated beginning January 1 through December 31 of each year.
Points shall be awarded on the following basis:
|No. in Class||Placing in Class|
The senior, reserve senior, junior, reserve junior, intermediate, reserve intermediate, calf and reserve calf champion of each sex division shall receive at least as many points as any individual in their sex division. The grand and reserve grand champion of each sex division shall receive at least as many points as any individual in their sex division. If necessary, points will be added to the points a champion won in its individual class to give it this subtotal.
In addition, the champion of each sex division shall receive points above and beyond those already described on the following basis:
|Res. Division||Div. Champion||Res. Champion||Grand Champion|
GET OF SIRE CLASS
A sire shall be given points for winners in this class on the following basis:
First place shall receive one point for each entry shown in the class; second place one point less; third placed one point less than second place; and so on until the last place entry receives one point.
PRODUCE OF DAM CLASS (BOTH NATURAL AND EMBRYO)
A dam shall be given points for winners in this class on the following basis:
First place shall receive one point for each entry shown in the class; second place one point less; third place one point less than second; and so on until the last place entry receives one point.
MATERNAL MERIT AWARD COWS
Engineered by the ABBA Research and Breed Improvement Committee, the Maternal Merit Award identifies superior cows based on their performance in the Brahman Herd Improvement Records Program. This award identifies females that have an early onset of puberty, a regular calving interval and consistently produce offspring that perform above average.
MATERNAL MERIT REQUIREMENTS
- Calved before her 24th or 36th month of age
- Had 3 calves with performance records, each having been raised with three or more contemporaries
- Maintain a regular calving interval
- Maintain a MPPA (Most Probable Producing Ability) of 101 or better. This is used to compare cows with a different number of offspring on an equal basis.
There are three levels of excellence for the Maternal Merit Award, thus rewarding cows for even higher levels of efficiency in production.
- A cow calving before her 24th month of age, maintaining a regular calving interval and an MPPA of 101 or better would be termed as an Elite Plus Maternal Merit Award Cow.
- A cow calving before her 36th month of age, maintaining a regular calving interval and a MPPA of 101 or better would be termed as an Elite Maternal Merit Award Cow.
- A cow reaching all previously stated criteria, yet weaning four calves and attaining a 105 MPPA is termed a Supreme Maternal Merit Cow.
A cow meeting all of the above criteria is considered an Elite Maternal Merit Cow. A cow that has reached all of the above criteria yet has exceeded the requirements for number of calves (having produced 4, rather than 3, calves with performance records) and MPPA (105 or higher), is named a Supreme Maternal Merit Cow.
MATERNAL PERFORMANCE SIRES
The Maternal Performance Sire program recognizes the sires that have produced Maternal Merit Cows.
There are two levels of excellence associated with the Maternal Performance Sire Award. Bulls who have produced three (3) to five (5) Maternal Merit Cows receive Silver recognition. Bulls who have produced more than six (6) Maternal Merit Cows receive Gold recognition.
SHOW ANIMALS OF THE YEAR
The show bull/show cow of the year program was started by the ABBA in 1999 to recognize those individuals who excel in ABBA Approved Shows. The winners of these awards have accumulated the most show points in their respective divisions from July 1 to June 31 of the following year. Not only have these individuals placed at the top of numerous shows throughout the year, but have also represented the ABBA and the Brahman breed at many events across the country. The ABBA Show Animal of the Year honor is awarded to an outstanding individual in each of the following categories: Red Bull, Red Female, Grey Bull and Grey Female.