BRAHMAN FIELD DAY FOCUSES ON EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

“The theme for the first RGV Brahman & F-1 Associaton Field Day was education, association involvement and scholarships. The event was held on May 4th and was hosted by the RGV President Mike England and his family at their farm near Mercedes, Texas. It was dedicated to his late ag teacher, mentor and fellow Brahman breeder Pete Abrigo whose family was on hand to coordinate the silent auction which raised over $6,000 to kick off the RGV Scholarship fund and add to the Pete Abrigo Memorial Scholarship Fund. We want to THANK all of the donors, bidders, buyers and field day participants ” states Carlos X. Guerra.

“The weather was perfect for a great crowd of both young and old Brahman breeders, Brahman juniors, Brahman enthusiasts, commercial producers and their families from Texas, Louisiana and Mexico. The food was provided by the Valley's own Benny and James Cano who together with their families served up a delicious Brahman carne guisada with authentic Pan de Campo. The Canos are big time supporters of our youth and are always VOLUNTEERING to help. Several RGV breeders had top quality Brahman (mostly polled) and F-1 cattle on display in the same barn and pens that Crickett England's family has used for their Brahman cattle for the past 60 years” added Guerra.

“Chris Shivers talked about what all ABBA offer it's members. Cary Crowe with Trans Ova talked about all the in and outs of ET and IVF. Javier Moreno discussed how ET has helped his program succeed. Mike England talked about his successful F-1 program. Carlos X. Guerra Jr. touched on the programs that the RGV Brahman & F-1 Association has established. Danny Acevedo visited with everyone about his success in feeding out Brahman steers. Carlos X. Guerra moderated the program and also talked about the History and Future of RGV Brahman cattle. He also gave the crowd some interesting marketing tips. Many questions were asked and everyone enjoyed and learned from the program” states Mike England.

The RGV Association appreciates the coverage given the event by Yvonne Charanza of the Brahman Review and Carl Lambert of the Brahman Journal. For more information please contact Mike England at 956 330 0916 or englandfarms@aol.com or Carlos X. Guerra Jr. at cxg2000@aol.com.







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