Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Pfizer Animal Health & the R.A. Brown Ranch are Co-Sponsoring a Field Day on Tuesday October 12th at the R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, TX. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a commercial cattle marketing seminar where an elite panel of cattle buyers, marketers & feeders will share what they want to buy & what services they can provide to cow calf producers. 

The speakers include:
Ken Jordan  - Jordan Livestock Auction - San Saba, TX
Ben Hale – Western Livestock Commission Co – Oklahoma City National Stockyards
Dr. Ed & Clay Murray – Superior Video – Spur, TX & Ft. Worth, TX
Ray Etheredge – Etheredge Cattle Co – Order Buyer – Abilene, TX
Mike Heard – Cattle Town Feedyard – Hereford, TX
Dale Moore – Cattleman’s Choice Feedyard – Gage, OK
Terry Caviness – Caviness Packing Co – Hereford, TX

This will be a great opportunity to explore a variety of marketing options and to actually meet the people face to face that can help you. The panel discussion will conclude with a session on how to inform buyers of the value of your calves & why they should want to buy them.

Pfizer Animal Genetics will give a talk on their new DNA tests and how to best use that technology. Dr. Glen Rogers, DVM from Pfizer Animal Health will talk about building the right herd health program for your ranch with a focus on keeping your cattle healthy and productive. The evening will conclude with a presentation that is always a high light with Cattle Fax giving their market outlook report. A BBQ dinner will be served by the West Texas Rehab Center for Crippled Children.

The Field Day will be followed by the 36th Annual R.A. Brown Ranch Bull & Horse Sale on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Selling 550 bulls, Angus, Red Angus & SimAngus, 100 Red Angus Females & 21 Quarter Horses.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Lot 212 - Brown Mission Statement P27
Oh my goodness - if you are looking for an expressively muscled bull that is really easy to look at - then come and take at look at this one. He is medium in frame and super stout from every angle. He is one who's data, including his 70 lb birth weight, indicates that he can be used on heifers as well as cows. Combining light birth weight with breed leading muscle is not often found, but when you look at this bull it is no surprise that he has a whopping .91 REA EPD which is higher than any bull in the entire Red Angus Sire Summary. He also holds the distinction of having the highest adjusted REA (13.1) and ratio of our Red Angus bull offering. There is a reason why Mission Statement is one of the most popular bulls in the breed today - it is because he can produce powerful bulls like this one that are built as strong as a brick out house!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Lot 1: RAB KICK OFF 248W
What a great way to start our 36th annual sale with this ultra complete bull that is equally as impressive in person as he is on paper. He is the prototype of what we are striving to produce with his deep bodied, easy keeping and muscular build with a very functional & sound skeletal structure, as well as a great disposition. In addition he is a genetic superstar that excels in every category as shown by his 4 star rating for all three categories: Calving Ease, Growth & Carcass. Our exclusive Star Rating System takes into account all available information to help you compare the overall genetic merit for these 3 traits and he has received our highest ranking in all categories. In fact he ranks in the top 5% or better for 7 different traits including the top 1% for $W and there is not a single bull in the entire Angus Sire Summary that can match his EPDs. He is a great example of what our 36 Final Answer sons in this sale can do for you.