Genomic-enhanced EPDs are here for Brahman breeders....That means You!

The convenience and accuracy of genomic-enhanced EPDs have arrived for Brahman breeders. Through a partnership with Zoetis, BRC / Brahman Country Genetics is proud to announce genomic-enhanced Estimated Progeny Difference data for their customers. This program is the first of its kind & has the potential to revolutionize the breed. 

Using genetic data from BRC’s herd, Zoetis has identified genes responsible for birthweight, weaning weight, yearling weight and more. BRC has used this technology since 2019, but now, if you have common ancestors to the BRC program, you too can participate in the program! This technology gives highly accurate genomic predictions for young cattle, helping you stay ahead of the genetic curve and have a better understanding of how your cattle will perform.

Here's how it works:

  1. Let us know if you want to be part of the next evaluation! We currently offer a spring and fall Genomically Enhanced Sire Summary / Genetic Evaluation.
  2. Send us your DNA, or let us know if you already have it on file in a SNP format.
  3. If you need help collecting the DNA, the Brahman Country team will come to your ranch and help you collect the samples. That's how much we believe in this!
  4. Send us any data you have (birthweight, weaning weight, yearling weight, udder scores, etc).
  5. Producers are required to sign an affidavit stating all data submitted, including date of birth,  is accurate.

Join the Next Genetic Evaluation!


The cost per head is $37 – a price well worth the peace of mind that comes with knowing the data on your cattle is real, honest, and accurate. This fee also includes your parentage evaluation in an SNP format that can be shared with ABBA. 

What You'll Get:

  • Parent verification of your pedigree
  • Genomically enhanced EPDs on your cattle
  • Increased accuracy in your EPDs
  • Excel spreadsheet of the evaluation with data values for your cattle in 9 different traits
  • Percentile ranking of your cattle against the rest of the cattle in the evaluation

Upcoming Deadlines:

April 1, 2022

Deadline to submit data to be part of the Spring/Summer Genetic Evaluation

August 15, 2022

Deadline to submit data to be part of the Fall/Winter Genetic Evaluation

Let's Get Started

When sending samples to Zoetis, the more information the more accurate the EPDs will be. Pedigree information is required, and numbers like birth, weaning and yearling weights will only help your samples. Get this information organized on the individuals you’re interested in obtaining genomic-EPDs on and ensure there is a familial linkage to BRC cattle.

    Join the Next Genetic Evaluation!

    Pulling blood is a common practice, and if you’re unable to do so, a veterinarian can complete the tests.

    If you have any questions, contact Keaton Dodd at 979-532-9141 or email

    We can’t wait for you to enjoy the timely and accurate rewards of genomic-enhanced EPDs.


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    BRC Ranch Business Office
    1730 North Richmond
    Wharton, TX 77488

    Phone: 979-532-9141 
    Fax: 979-532-9977



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