At the R.A. Brown Ranch, we have one goal that we work hard for everyday, to provide excellent quality cattle made up of sound genetics from the breed leaders. We are proud to be a family operation, all sharing in our passion for ranching. Please give us a call if you have any questions.
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The R.A. Brown Ranch is blessed with a team of talented, hard-working folks who daily “RIDE FOR THE BRAND”.
       
  Rob & Peggy Brown
CEO, Visionaries, & the Boss
  Jody Bellah
Farming, Stockers,
Commercial Cow/Calf,
Accounting
  Betsy Bellah
Ranch Accounting,
Office Manager
 
             
       
  Donnell Brown
Seedstock Manager
and Marketing
  Kelli Brown
Data Management,
Catalog & Advertising


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  Travis Moore
Ranch Foreman
 
             
       
  Andrew McEwen
Cowboy
  Jeff Bezner
Cowboy
  John Salazar
Feeding Management
 
             
       
  Elga Ray Smith
Large Equipment Management
  Joe Navarro
Farming
  Lupe Navarro
Farming
 
             
         
  Todd McCartney
Hunting/Wildlife Management
  Becky Gage
Office / Record Keeping
     
             
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Let us introduce you to a group of folks who are an integral part of the R.A. Brown Ranch Team. We have hand selected these herds to help us increase the number of bulls offered in our sale while maintaining the strong quality we demand in our breeding program. These herds are similar to ours in 1). The strength of their genetics, 2). The strictness of their herd health program and 3) The integrity of the data reported. These bulls come with the same breeding guarantee and customer service you have come to expect from the R.A. Brown Ranch. The bulls arrive in Throckmorton, TX after weaning to be grown and developed with our bulls under the same management program. One of the blessings that has developed from this aspect of our business is the relationships we have developed with these fine people. There are lots of great people in the “cow business” and we think many of them are on this list.

RICE RED ANGUS
(Red Angus)

Rice Red Angus is a ranch operated by second-generation ranchers C. C. and Katherine Rice of Eastland, Texas. Their goal every year is to produce the best cattle in the Red Angus herdbook. Rice Red Angus enjoys a prize-winning tradition of excellent bulls and reliable females. In 2010, Rice Red Angus gained top honors in stock shows across the State and the Nation, including Houston, Fort Worth, and Denver. In addition to stellar EPDs, these cattle are bred for attitude; so you will find them to be gentle and easy to work. If you want superior genetics that will enhance your program, you can't go wrong with cattle from Rice Red Angus.

Contact: ccr3@txol.net or 254-629-2140


CEDAR HILL FARM
(Red Angus)

Cedar Hill Farm, located in Jane Lew, Almost Heaven, West Virginia, is owned and operated by Dan and Alicia Stickel along with our daughter Chelsea. We manage all aspects of our cattle operation from health management to feeding, breeding and calving with limited outside help so we fully understand the importance of functional, low maintenance, trouble free cattle.

At Cedar Hill Farm we manage our registered Red Angus herd in steep hilly terrain under commercial cattle conditions. In 1996 we began using a Red Angus bull in a crossbreeding program on Seneford and Black Senegus cattle. The Red Angus calves performed exceptionally well and since that time our herd has expanded to include over 200 head of registered 1A Red Angus females.

Our goal is to set the standard for functional, trouble free, user friendly beef cattle. Our breeding program places emphasis on maintaining large correctly sorted contemporary groups to assure the data we collect accurately reflects the performance and functionality of each individual within our herd. It is with confidence that we can guarantee every animal we sell.
Since 1998 we have been plan mating each Red Angus female to high accuracy sires or bulls sired by multiple-generations of high accuracy sires to minimize genetic risk. From the very beginning we have utilized an intensive AI program. Each breeding season we average over 98% of our females being AI bred prior to being exposed to natural service bulls.

We place great emphasis on multiple trait selection rather than chasing any one particular fad or trait. We have collected and utilized carcass ultrasound data on all calves since 1997. We place selection pressure on our herd for low maintenance energy and we cull for undesirable structural conditions, fertility and disposition. In our environment the steep hills and fescue forage will quickly weed out hard doing and structurally unsound cattle.

At Cedar Hill Farm we utilize embryo transfer to proliferate only the very best females in our herd. Our E.T. program is made up of a select group of exceptional females. Each donor must demonstrate her ability to consistently replicate extraordinary progeny before she is considered for our E.T. program.

Our planned mating system emphasizes as much attention to detail for natural service sire selection as it does in AI sire selection. Each female in our herd is exposed to the natural service bull that most closely hits the target desired for that particular offspring. Natural service sires that have been used at Cedar Hill include Cheyenne, LJC Javelin M08, Celebration, Commitment and Assurance; all five of which are marketed through major bull studs. We also own semen interest in Packer, one of the most used AI stud bulls in the industry.

Cedar Hill Farm has been a cooperator with RA Brown Ranch since 1991 and many of our top performing bull calves sell in their annual bull sale the second Wednesday of October each year. A significant number of our Red Angus cattle descend from an original group of 28 head of females we selected from RA Brown Ranch. Many of our herd sires have also come from RA Brown Ranch because we believe in the integrity of the Brown breeding program.

Visitors are always welcome at Cedar Hill Farm. We enjoy providing tours of our herd or just talking about our passion of producing the very best cattle we can possibly produce. Feel free to give us a call any time at 304-884-7993 or email us at cedarhillredangus@hughes.net.


ALEXANDER AG
(Red Angus)

Alexander Ag is a 3,000 acre farming and ranching operation in Roscoe, Texas since 1917.  Kim and Marsh Alexander were married in July of 1975 and came back to the farm in December of 1976, upon graduation from college. Both are also long time employees of Roscoe ISD, where he serves as superintendent and she serves as the counselor. Roddy was born in 1980 and also came back to the farming operation upon graduation from Texas A&M in 2004.  He also serves as assistant principal at Sweetwater High School. His sister, Kari Su, was born in 1986 and is currently in graduate school at The University of Houston. 

While primarily a cotton and wheat farming operation; Alexander Ag has a long history in the production cattle business. In October of 2006, the operation ventured into the Registered Red Angus business with the purchase of four bred heifers at the annual RA Brown Ranch sale.  Since that time, we have chosen to grow slowly but surely, with the emphasis upon quality rather than quantity. Today, we are extremely proud of the strong friendship and business relationship we have developed with the RA Brown Ranch as members of their Bull Cooperative.

ROCK BLUFF RANCH
(Angus)

Rock Bluff Ranch is located on the edge of the rolling hill country in central Texas, four and one-half (4.5) miles west of Crawford.  We began using RA Brown black angus bulls on our commercial cows in 1995 and soon thereafter sold our commercial cows and made the transition into the black angus seedstock ranch we are today.  The only non-registered cows on our ranch today are  recipient cows we use as surrogates in our embryo program.  Artificial insemination and embryo transfer are our only means of cattle reproduction.   Therefore, we do not use pasture bulls and are able to use what we feel are the best stud bulls in the breed.  We strive for excellence in the development of our cow herd.  We define excellence as meaning we are attempting to develop fertile, productive. moderate framed females with superior carcass qualities.  We strive for top of the breed numbers for IMF and REA. We also strive for the best in herd health so that our cattle can will commingle into any buyers herd.

Rock Bluff Ranch is owned and managed by the Pearson family consisting of Bob & Sandra Pearson, Scott & Jill Pearson, Kyle & Allison Pearson, and Steve & Stefani Dillon, our daughter, and ten (10) grandchildren.

Miller Family
(SimAngus, Red Angus)

Chuck and Christi Miller are raising cows and kids on green pastures in central Missouri. The Millers stock their grass pastures with Simmental, Red Angus and SimAngus females to provide SimAngus bulls to R.A. Brown Ranch. A number of the females on the farm are the result of multiple generation SimAngus breeding and the Red Angus originate largely from the R.A. Brown program. The Simmental genetics originated from Dr. Jerry Lipsey, long-time CEO of the American Simmental Association. Only animals that meet strict disposition, phenotype and EPD benchmarks remain in the herd. The Millers use artificial insemination and purchase the best possible clean-up bulls for their breeding program from ranches such as Gibbs Farms, Deiter Brothers and Little Bitterroot Ranch.

Away from the farm, Chuck is a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Christi is communications specialist at the local electric cooperative and a freelance writer. Their children, Abby and Ethan, love school, fishing and showing their animals at the county fair.

Cross River Farms, LLC 
(Red Angus)

Cross River Farms, LLC is a partnership managed by the families of Dave Moyer, Vernon Moyer and Robert Harper. Business began in 2005 on pasture land in central Virginia.  We are committed to raising contented, healthy cattle and high quality beef.  We do this by utilizing best management practices from traditional and alternative agricultural schools of thought.  Enterprises include Red Angus seedstock, Balancer seedstock, beef cattle heifer development, feeder cattle pre-conditioning/backgrounding and local retail beef production.

Contact info: powhatanharpers@netzero.net
(804) 614-6517

BOLA Red Angus
(Red Angus, SimAngus)

Located in the rolling hills of Montague County near Forestburg, Texas, BOLA is a family partnership between the Dancin’ Deer Ranch owned by Ken and Marja BOwer and the 608 Ranch owned by Marja’s brother, Lane LAdewig…thus the name BOLA Red Angus. BOLA’s mission is to produce quality Red Angus and SimAngus genetics through an intensive artificial insemination and embryo transfer program. We continually strive to produce well-balanced, uniform, honest cattle with above average EPD’s and phenotype. We thoroughly enjoy our cattle, and we have met so many wonderful people with the same passion for this exciting endeavor called “The Cattle Business”!
 
Ken & Marja with Shane Ladewig, own and operate DDR Reproduction Center, located on the ranch. We provide embryo collection, embryo transfer, and AI services to progressive cattle producers.  (940) 964-2399  
 
Dancin’ Deer Ranch
BOLA Red Angus
Ken & Marja Bower, Lane Ladewig
P.O. Box 215, Forestburg, TX 76239
(940) 964-2317
Herd Master, Shane Ladewig (214) 797-8642
dancindeerranch@yahoo.com

J-L Cattle Company
(Angus, SimAngus)

James “Jim” Riggins has long ties to the cattle industry. His great great grandfather Elijah and brother Charles Goodnight blazed the Goodnight-Loving trail. For over 100 years his family has been ranching in Wilbarger County west of Vernon, Texas. In January 2001 Riggins formed J Bar L Cattle Company to expand his commercial operation and started a registered Angus herd. Since that time he has been active in the R.A. Brown Ranch Angus and SimAngus Cooperator program.

Riggins has strong ties to agriculture as he is a graduate of Texas A & M University Game Warden Program, Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Agriculture, and also was known for his work with U.S. Seeds Inc. as President and CEO with worldwide ties. Outside of ranching interests, Riggins stays involved with many community programs, including
those that focus on at-risk children.

JYJ  Red Angus

JYJ Red Angus is owned and operated by Jim and Jessica Yance of Southeast Alabama.  Jim and Jessica both grew up on local family farms where God, family, and agriculture were instilled in their lives.

Jim is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College with a degree in Livestock Health. Jim manages and operates Yance Farms, Incorporated, a 3rd generation family-owned business. This operation consists of row crops, hay and forage, small grains, a commercial cow-calf operation. Jim serves on various state and local agriculture boards. He serves as Regional Vice-President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Alabama Farmers Federation board member, and Henry County Alfa Young Farmers Secretary/Treasurer. Jessica is an Auburn graduate with a degree in Nutrition and an Elementary Education graduate from Troy University. Jessica teaches Kindergarten in addition to managing JYJ Red Angus with her husband, Jim.

As a commercial cattleman, Jim has purchased and utilized RA Brown genetics in his cow-calf operation for many years. After seeing the performance of the Red Angus influence in their commercial cow herd, Jim and Jessica purchased several Red Angus donor cows from RA Brown Ranch. Starting out with 8 pure bred cows, JYJ Red Angus was established and joined the RA Brown Cooperative Team.

Our mission is to produce exceptionally sound, genetically-proven cattle for the commercial cattlemen which will result in producing top quality beef. We utilize the use of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer to produce well-balanced, efficient, performance-driven cattle. We are dedicated to being good steward of the land, honest business partners, and enthusiastic cattle producers who love and enjoy being a part of the cattle industry.

We are current members of the Red Angus Association of America, the Southeastern Red Angus Association, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

“I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.”-Deuteronomy 11:15

JYJ Red Angus
916 Stovall Dr.
Columbia, AL
334-696-8956 or 334-726-7342
jyjredangus@hotmail.com

Jody Bellah

Jody Bellah maintains an Angus cow herd using top bulls and the most current genetics from the R.A. Brown Ranch. The ranch is located near Stamford, TX. His base cow herd was purchased in 1987 and had been straight Angus since 1916. Jody also runs commercial stockers on wheat and grass.

Ken Marquis

Ken Marquis has been in the Red Angus business long before most of us were born. Although Ken spends most of his time on his farm near Ithaca, NY, he maintains an elite set of donor cows in partnership with the R.A. Brown Ranch. You can usually find him near Throckmorton for the months of January and February where he oversees the calving of his cows and enjoying the warmer weather that Texas sometimes provides in the winter.

Tucker and Lanham Brown

Tucker and Lanham are 6th generations deep in cattle heritage. As teenagers they now enjoy spending their summers working along side of employees and family. They are continuing to develop their own small herds of Red Angus cows and raising bulls to sell in the families’ annual sale. Most of these cows come from young show heifers that they campaigned on the tanbark at one time. 
Mathiews Cattle Co Red Angus

Texas Tech University SimAngus: Ryan Rathmann, Lubbock, TX

Jones Ranch Angus, Red Angus, SimAngus: Brad Jones, Telephone, TX

Gardiner Angus Ranch Angus: Mark Gardiner, Ashland, KS

Cowdrey Cattle Co. Red Angus: Clay Cowdrey, Millsap, TX

Rob A. Brown Family Angus: Stinnett, TX

Terry Spears Carcass Test Herd: Vernon, TX

Jack Horne Embryo Herd: Coleman, TX
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Thank you for your interest in R.A. Brown Ranch. If you would like additional information please contact us at 940-849-0611. We love to hear from our customers, and we will be happy to help however we can.
R. A. Brown Ranch
P.O. Box 727 • 204 Brown Ranch Road
Throckmorton, TX 76483

Phone: 940-849-0611