As technology has progressed within the beef industry we have seen the major role that DNA, through genomically-enhanced EPDs and parent verification, has had on the purebred industry. We are believers in the use of DNA and have seen it strengthen the genetic base within the Brangus breed over the past several years. As this technology has progressed to the commercial sector, we were excited to find out that IBBA along with Geneseek had developed a commercial Brangus-specific DNA profiler to aid producers in their selection process of replacement females as well as feeder cattle. We have several customers utilizing this tool and would encourage you to study the accompanying information to see if it is a fit for your commercial program. If we can be of any assistance in this process do not hesitate to contact GENETRUST personnel.
Click the link the link below to read more about real world results with DNA featured in the latest Frontline.
The Partners of GENETRUST Brangus are excited to announce Nic Cornelison and his Lake Majestik Farms operation have joined the GENETRUST organization, marking the first addition of a partner since the company’s original inception in 2009. Hailing from Flat Rock, AL, Nic and his family have long been anchored in a highly successful construction business and have parlayed that business minded success into the cattle industry. With an infectious passion for the Brangus breed, Nic has built the Lake Majestik program into one of the largest registered Brangus herds in the Southeastern U.S. gaining respect from cattlemen both domestically and internationally. “We are excited to have Nic and his family join the GENETRUST team,” stated GENETRUST President Cody Gariss. “His ambition and drive to improve the breed and the product we present to the commercial industry aligns perfectly with our mission and his character and moral fiber fit well within our way of doing business. It’s a people business first and there is no one more upstanding than Nic Cornelison.”
Joining GENETRUST as a partner, genetics from Lake Majestik will be available through GENETRUST’s 6 sales per year. Backed by a strong A.I. and E.T. program, the Lake Majestik program will continue to build upon their strong foundation through an excellent maternal base as well as resident herd sires encompassing the likes of Suhn’s Foundation, Suhn’s Majestik Beacon and Suhn’s TTT LM Signal. “We are extremely excited to join this progressive group of cattleman who have built the best program in the Brangus industry,” stated Nic Cornelison of Lake Majestik “We look forward to being a part of building this alliance stronger and larger in the future.” In addition to their premier seedstock operation, Lake Majestik has developed a strong following for their farm fresh Brangus beef in the nearby metropolis of Chattanooga, TN, as well as Birmingham, AL, moving several thousand pounds of meat annually through local restaurants and meat markets.
GENETRUST is the leading supplier of Brangus and Ultrablack genetics in the United States. Consistently ranked among the top 20 seedstock suppliers in the U.S. by BEEF magazine, GENETRUST markets over 700 bulls annually across North America. Formed in 2009 by a progressive group of Brangus enthusiasts, their united goal of supplying a superior genetic package to a commercial industry lacking the volume and quality these breeders could provide, filled a niche that has helped propel them into their second decade in this unique marketing alliance. With 150+ years of experience breeding registered Brangus seedstock, the 8 partner owners are well seasoned within the industry. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock, the nation’s foremost line-up of Brangus A.I. sires, upcoming sales or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
The GENETRUST partners are pleased to announce the promotion of Cody Gariss to the lead role as CEO/PRESIDENT of GENETRUST. Cody has been involved with GENETRUST since its formation in 2009. His role and responsibilities have increased significantly over that period of time, excelling in whatever responsibility he has assumed within the organization. The GENETRUST partners feel that his ability and potential within this new role is unlimited and look forward to growing and expanding with him.
Vern Suhn, who has been the managing partner and President of GENETRUST since its formation, has decided to step down in that role effective June 1, 2018. Vern will remain an active participant in GENETRUST, staying involved as a founding partner and remaining a member of the board of directors of GENETRUST. In addition, Vern will continue to assist in marketing and sales throughout the 6 GENETRUST sales per year while aiding in the transition of the GENETRUST leadership change. GENETRUST will continue to have one of their annual foundation sales at Suhn Cattle Company the 4th Tuesday of March each spring. The GENETRUST partners appreciate the leadership Vern has had provided the organization since its inception, and look forward to his continued guidance and insight in shaping the future of the organization.
Cody is uniquely qualified to assume this role, understanding the challenges the GENETRUST commercial customer base faces because he lives it himself. Growing up on a diversified cattle operation in Lamar, Missouri, he attended Missouri State University and graduated with honors from MSU with a major in Animal Science and a minor in economics in 2005, returning to the family operation following graduation. In addition to their seedstock operation, he is co-owner/operator of a commercial cow/calf operation and large backgrounding/stocker operation, retaining ownership in the majority of the Brangus sired cattle produced there.
Prior to the formation of GENETRUST, Cody worked in a consultant and procurement role for both Suhn Cattle Company and Chimney Rock Cattle Company in their respective annual Brangus seedstock sales. Since the inception of GENETRUST, Cody’s responsibility has increased progressively and he has been involved in marketing/advertising, semi-annual newsletter production and content, catalog production, sale cattle evaluation & preparation, herd consulting, and breeding recommendations. He has been primarily responsible for all aspects of the “Spring Fling” online embryo auction that has helped broaden the GENETRUST customer base nationally and internationally.
Over the last 10 years, every member of GENETRUST has been impressed with Cody’s ability and potential. Bill Davis, owner of Chimney Rock Cattle Company and one of the founding members of GENETRUST said, “I am very excited about this next step in the evolution of GENETRUST. Vern has done an incredible job of taking a dream and turning it into reality. Cody has been with GENETRUST furthering his knowledge of our industry, expanding on his education, and quietly preparing himself for this opportunity. I could not be more excited for GENETRUST, for Cody, and for his family.”
GENETRUST is the nation’s leading supplier of Brangus and Ultrablack genetics, marketing over 700 bulls annually. Formed in 2009, they have consistently ranked among the top 20 seedstock suppliers in the United States, as ranked by BEEF magazine. GENETRUST markets cattle through four traditional sales each year, two in Texas, one in Kansas and one in Arkansas, having added two additional marketing venues with an online embryo auction and most recently an online bull sale, as well as year-round private treaty offerings. For more information on the GENETRUST program visit www.GENETRUSTBrangus.com.
Congratulations to GENETRUST customer T Quarter Circle Ranch, Winnemucca, NV on being named as the 2017 IBBA Commercial Producer of the Year.
Congratulations to our good friend Mike Vorel of Luther, Oklahoma for being named 2017 IBBA Breeder of the Year. Thanks Mike for your tremendous service, dedication and contribution to the Brangus breed!
Our friend & fellow cattleman Ken Hughes needs your support
Many of you will remember Ken Hughes long time cattle manager for Camp Cooley Ranch and Brinks Brangus. Ken is currently self-employed as Hughes Cattle Services and was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. He has started on chemo and will then require surgery to remove part of his stomach with additional surgery after that. There has been a phenomenal amount of support and questions regarding fund raising activities to help assist Ken and his family during this time of need. We have listed below the fund raising events that are scheduled to occur or where individual donations can be sent. Ken and his family would appreciate your support but more importantly your prayers for healing and a speedy recovery.
Click the link below to visit Ken’s Medical fund page or please consider attending one of the events below. Or mail a donation to Denise Hughes Stewart 820 N Main Eureka, KS 67045.
July 16 at 6:30 PM – Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction in Eureka Kansas
Contact for event: Denise Hughes Stewart
620 437-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 30 at 6:00 PM- Live Auction and Dinner in College Station TX at the TAMU Beef Center
This will be a live internet auction of semen, embryos, hunts and other donated services. Please contact anyone listed below for details:
903 495-4522 email@example.com
979 224-6150 firstname.lastname@example.org
870 834-1976 email@example.com
979 204-9362 firstname.lastname@example.org
620 583-3706 email@example.com
Contact for Catalog ads:
979 820-8362 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for Dinner:
979 324-5518 email@example.com
August 14 at 1:00 PM- Ranch Rodeo and Auction in Kurten TX at Still Creek Arena
Contacts for event:
Josh Kinslow 979 574-7914
Cooking: Craig Green
870 834-1976 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKING DONATIONS NOW – for auction items and food donations
Don’t miss this great Field Day hosted at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch. This will be a great opportunity to hear speakers discuss some of the most relevant topics affecting the cattle industry. In addition, this will be an excellent opportunity to interact with fellow breeders and commercial cattlemen.
Here is the Schedule:
June 3-4, 2016
Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
June 3, 2016
4:00 pm – Cattle Handling Demonstration – Dr. Ron Gill – Texas A&M Univ.
5:30 pm – IBBA Question & Answer Session – Rosanne Nelson
6:30 pm – Dinner
June 4, 2016
8:00 am – Live Cattle Display and Breeder Presentations
10:30 am – DNA Sample Collection – Kevin Milliner, Zoetis
11:00 am – Developing Replacement Heifers – Dr. Twig Marston, Vitaferm
11:30 am Developing Yearling Bulls – Dr. Doug Hawkins, Purina
12:00 noon – Lunch – Beef Checkoff – Texas Beef Council
1:00 pm – Veterinary Feed Directive – Merial – Eric Yates
1:45 pm – Genomic Enhanced EPDs – Dr. Ashby Green, GeneSeek/Neogen
2:30 pm – Selecting the Right Herd Bull – Dr. Jason Banta – Texas A&M Univ.
3:15 pm – Cattleman Panel – Moderator – Dr. Tommy Perkins, IBBA EVP
Brangus/Ultrablack Cattle- Mike Vorel, Oklahoma
Commercial Cattle – Wes Williamson, Florida
Commercial Cattle – Simon Winston, Texas
Red Brangus Cattle – Dr. Darryl McDonald, Texas
Other Breeds – Parker Friedrich, Texas
4:00 pm – Question and Answers.