Welcome to Texas Brahmans

Texas Brahman Association is an organization of Texas Brahman breeders dedicated to serving the beef industry. Formed in 1961, our organization is open to anyone in Texas who is interested in the American Red or Grey Brahman cattle. The TBA/TJBA has an exciting year ahead of us! If you are interested in Brahman cattle, we invite you to join our organization and get involved.

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  TBA Conducts Successful Field Day and Annual Membership Meeting
    Three New TBA Directors Elected
Seven Burleson County purebred Brahman and F1 breeders hosted an outstanding Field Day program on Saturday, August 29, at Caldwell.  In air-conditioned comfort, attendees were able to take a video tour of the Broken Triangle Cattle Company, John Malazzo Farms, Herrman Cattle Company, Post Oak Farms, Davidson Creek Farms, Dolliver Ranch, and Bruce Alford Cattle Company, courtesy of Cattle In Motion.  TBA thanks these breeders, plus program sponsors Capital Farm Credit, Citizens State Bank of Somerville, Cattle In Motion, and Broken Triangle Cattle Marketing, for providing an entertaining program and outstanding fajita supper.

The 55th Annual Meeting of the Texas Brahman Association was held in conjunction with the Field Day.  The minutes of the meetings are attached for your review.  While the crowd was smaller than desired, the business of the Association was conducted and plans made to promote the breed during the next 12 months.  Newly elected to the TBA Board of Directors were Joseph Klotz of Sealy, Mike Navarro of Pearland, and Wade Watkins of Ganado.

View Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meeting.
  Joel Cowley Named 2015 Beef Booster of the Year
Joel Cowley, President of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, was named the 54th recipient of the Beef Booster of the Year by the Texas Brahman Association.  The award was presented Monday, August 3, on the Texas A&M University campus during the annual TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course.
    Cowley has headed up the 32,000-volunteer strong Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2013.  His commitment to the Show’s core mission of promoting agriculture has been the most noticeable feature of his tenure to date.  Accepting the award, Cowley noted the long shared history of the Show and the Brahman breed.  Cowley noted, “Though the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has grown into much more than a cattle show since its inception in 1932, I can assure that, as long as I remain in my current position, our livestock show and our Mission of promoting agriculture will remain at the very core of everything we do.”

This commitment to showcasing agriculture to an urban audience and building knowledge and awareness of where food comes from makes Joel Cowley a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

Read the full news release here....

July 22-25 saw a barn full of Brahman cattle and enthusiastic junior exhibitors at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan.  This year’s TJBA State Show marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the TJBA and was the 40th state show (dating to 1975 and 1976, respectively). New additions to the offering of events and activities this year were a poster contest, photography contest, F1 heifer show, and two family fun nights that were all widely enjoyed. 

Nearly 100 exhibitors showed a total of 122 grey females, 76 red heifers, 44 bulls, and 8 head of F1 females (exactly 250 head walked through the show arena). Also, for the first time the Bred and Owned show which was conducted separately from the regular show classes. In all, there were 36 B&O females and 15 B&O bulls. Our thanks go out to all parents and other adults responsible for their exhibitors participating, as well as to all Texas Brahman breeders who sponsored classes, contests, and meals.
Jimmy Sartwelle
Robinson, TX

1st Vice President
John Coleman Locke
Hungerford, TX

2nd Vice President
Jim Bob Trant
Anderson, TX

Beth Sartwelle
Hewitt, TX

Past Presidents
Tommy Stadler, Floresville, TX 2012-2014
Al Herring, Houston, TX 2010-2012
Lex Forgason, Hungerford, TX 2008-2010
Arnold Saunders, Devine, TX 2006-2008
J. Boone Koonce, Hungerford, TX 2004-2006
Billy Dan Lindley, Sulphur Springs, TX, Deceased 2002-2004
Barney Joe Allen, Franklin, TX 2000-2002
David L. Domsch, New Braunfels, TX 1998-2000
Milton Charanza, Bay City, TX 1996-1998
Jerry Armstrong, Dime Box, TX 1994-1996
Jim S. Williams, Boling, TX 1992-1994
Steamer Swaner, Waco, TX 1990-1992
Bob Parish, Friendswood, TX 1988-1990
Coleman H. Locke, Hungerford, TX 1986-1988
Bruce Lowrie, Ft. Worth, TX 1984-1986
Jim D. Brown, Belton, TX, Deceased 1982-1984
Henry Clay Koontz, Placedo, TX, Deceased 1980-1982
Tom Dean, Cherokee, TX, Deceased 1978-1980
John H. Watson, Jr., Devine, TX, Deceased 1976-1978
Harry L. English, Lufkin, TX, Deceased 1974-1976
Dr. Lee McKellar, Mr. Pleasant, TX, Deceased 1973-1974 
J. D. Sartwelle, Jr., Sealy, TX 1972-1973
I. W. Whittaker, Donie, TX, Deceased 1970-1972
J. A. Clifford, Weslaco, TX, Deceased 1969-1970
Robert L. Massey, Inez, TX, Deceased 1967-1969
James D. Sartwelle, Houston, TX, Deceased 1965-1967
Joseph B. Dial, Placedo, TX 1963-1965
James D. Sartwelle, Houston, TX, Deceased 1961-1963
Billy Foxworth Until 2016
Mike Navarro Until 2016
John Haarmeyer Until 2016
Steve Wilkins Until 2016
Glenn Ruschhaupt Until 2016
Dean Burkhart Until 2016
Bill Neely Until 2016
Wes Schneider Until 2016
Chad Hartman Until 2017
Pasquale Swaner Until 2017
Danny Acevedo Until 2017
Joseph Klotz Until 2017
Wade Watkins Until 2017
Buddy Bailey Until 2017
Brandon Cutrer Until 2017
Ken Abney Until 2017
View Past TBA Beef Booster Award Winners

  Membership in the Texas Brahman Association is open to any person interested in Brahman cattle! We offer adult membership for those ages 18 and over, and then a junior organization for young people ages 8 to 18.  
  Join TBA
Adult Organization
  Join TJBA
Junior Organization
Juniors • TJBA

TjBA membership information

TJBA Membership Form TJBA Constitution and By-Laws
2017 TJBA Entry Book 2017 Queen and Princess Entry Form
2017 Scholarship Application  
TJba state show information:
The 2017 TJBA State Show will be held June 14-18, 2017.
It will take place at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan. Please check back in the future for more information.
For more information on tba:
Texas Brahman Association
PO Box 1485 • Hewitt, TX 76643
Phone: 254-644-9200 • Email: texasbrahmanassn@gmail.com

For more information on tJba:
Texas Junior Brahman Association
PO Box 202 • Anderson, TX 77830
Phone: 936-870-8439 • Email: texasjuniorbrahman@hotmail.com

Joining TBA:

Thank you for your interest in joining the Texas Brahman Association! We look forward to hearing from you. To get signed up, view a membership form.
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