Champions Selected at 35th International Brahman Show

March 18th, 2017 by brahmanabba


HOUSTON
– The stands were packed at the 35th American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) International Brahman Show held at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Houston March 9-10.

The two-day show was held at the NRG Center and filled the stands with people from across the globe. With more than 750 bulls and females entered in the show, it was a record number for the Brahman breed.

The judge was Doug Husfeld of Fredericksburg, Texas. He is a long-standing Brahman breeder and grew up in the ABBA youth program.

The show was dedicated to Joe Butt of Cleveland, Tennessee, who passed away unexpectedly in October. He and his wife consistently showed cattle and influenced a number of people who worked for them. His family accepted an award at the show and were accompanied by many of their past clients.

Retiring Executive Vice President Chris Shivers said, “The 2017 ABBA International Brahman Show was one of the largest and most successful shows to be held in the past 20 years. We had over 750 head of elite cattle being shown, a large attendance from both domestic and international breeders, with many sales being conducted in the aisles. Many of the attending breeders expressed how they thought this was one of the most consistent and high quality sets of cattle they had ever seen at the show. The ABBA was extremely pleased with the overall success and excitement of the event.”

After the female show, there was an International Meet and Greet sponsored by Elgin Breeding Service and The Brahman Journal to welcome the international guests. It was well attended by ABBA members and international visitors where they were provided with food and live music from a Mariachi band.

The first day of showing, March 9, consisted of the female show. The overall champions from the 2017 ABBA International Female Show are as follows:

Grand Champion Red Female
VL Elena 4/165
Registration #: 934708
Sire: VL ROJO APACHE 1/50
Dam: +VL ELENA 165/4
Owned by Santa Elena Ranch

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Reserve Grand Champion Red Female
Moreno Ms. Lady Reina Bonita 892
Registration #: 936717
Sire: BB BRONSON 299/3
Dam: +LB Lady Violet Manso
Owned by Moreno RanchesHigh Resolution Image

Grand Champion Gray Female
MISS V8 21/8
Registration #: 925254
Sire: +MR. V8 380/6
Dam: +MISS V8 382/7
Owned by V8 Ranch

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Reserve Grand Champion Gray Female
MISS CF 230
Registration #: 938456
Sire: +-GS Emperor Didor 135
Dam: +MS SS Liberty 144
Owned by Taylor Alexis ClementHigh Resolution Image

The bull show was held March 10. The overall champions from the 2017 ABBA International Bull Show are as follows:

Grand Champion Red Bull
LB Sir Myles Manso 32/5 ET
Registration #: 931128
Sire: +JDH Mr Elmo Manso
Dam: +HK Ms Passport 557
Owned by Locke Brothers & Bob Rich

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Reserve Grand Champion Red Bull
Moreno Mr. Roman
Registration # 936811
Sire: BB Bronson 299/3
Dam: Miss JS/21ST Miss Rouge 589/6
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Grand Champion Gray Bull
Mr. V8 604/7
Registration #: 927486
Sire: Mr V8 191/7
Dam: Miss V8 128/7
Owned by V8 Ranch

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Reserve Grand Champion Gray Bull
MR RB 354/4 Ring King
Registration #: 930830
Sire: +#JADL Rey Tea
Dam: +WR MS MARTI SID 071
Owned by Winston WaltersHigh Resolution Image

Thank you to all the members and visitors who attended the International Brahman Show. Your continuous support and hard work for the Brahman breed is noticed and appreciated.