They were looking for a desirable
beef-type animal that would retain the
Brahman's natural ability to thrive
under adverse conditions in combination
with the excellent qualities for which
the Angus are noted.
The early breeders from 16 states and
Canada met in Vinita, Oklahoma, on July
2, 1949, and organized the American
Brangus Breeders Association, later
renamed the International Brangus
Breeders Association (IBBA), with
headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri,
and eventually San Antonio, Texas, where
the permanent headquarters has been
located since January, 1973. There are
now members in nearly every state,
Canada, Mexico, Australia, Central
America, Argentina, and South Rhodesia
(current Zimbabwe) in Africa.
Registered Brangus must be 3/8 Brahman
and 5/8 Angus, solid black and polled.
Both sire and dam must be recorded with
the International Brangus Breeders
Association. Foundation Angus and
Brahman cattle must be registered in
their respective breed association prior
to being enrolled with the IBBA.
Intermediate crosses necessary to reach
the 3/8 - 5/8 percentage are certified
by the IBBA.