Doguet's Diamond D Ranch with locations in Poteet, McCoy and Beaumont, Texas and Crochet Cattle Company Lafayette, La. announced the formation of a new Brangus partnership.

Doguet's Diamond D, long known for big performing cattle that are dominant in the showring and the pasture, was the 2011 Brangus Breeder of the Year. Doguet's exhibited the 2012 International Grand Champion bull, DDD Uppercuts Legacy 804X37 and the 2013 International Grand Champion Female and 2012 Show Heifer of the Year--DDD MS Barbara 804Y61. The 2013 Futurity Grand Champion female, CMR MS Lanie 488Z, was sired by DDD Black Gold 804S25 and out of a female, 488X, purchased in the Doguet's 2010 Sale. The 2013 National Junior Heifer Show Grand Champion, DDD MS Chariti 88Z10 was purchased in the 2012 Doguet sale by the Johnston's. Doguet's Hercules has been awarded the Show Sire of the Year for the second time siring many winning off spring. They also continue to focus on bulls for South Texas Ranchers selling 72 bulls in last fall's sale for an average of $3,955.

The Crochet Cattle Company herd is the oldest continuously operated Ultrablack herd in the nation. It began 17 years ago as a data driven beef cow herd and in its current form writes some of the highest IMF EPDs in the Brangus Industry. The herd is 3rd and 4th generation Ultrablack (50% Brangus and 50% Angus) for added consistency and has been selected for fertility, milk, udder quality and real world performance on grass in the hot and humid conditions of south Louisiana.

The two programs will operate as one unit with one vision. They will combine the strengths of their programs while maintaining the individuality of their breeding operations and their brands. They will multiply the elite genetics present in both herds while capturing and infusing those genetics in both. Their vision is clear, to produce the most powerful, proven and consistent Brangus and Ultrablack cattle available in the beef cattle industry, and to grow their market share and numbers to meet that demand.

Doguet's Diamond D production sale is scheduled for Saturday October 19th. They will sell 100 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls and 60 registered Brangus and Ultrablack females.

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