Camp Cooley Ranch receives BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award

Matt Jones, director of research, and Mark Cowan, president, of Camp Cooley Ranch receive the Seedstock Producer of the Year Award from S.R. Evans, 2004 BIF President.

Camp Cooley Ranch is a progressive beef operation located east of Franklin, Texas. Set on gently rolling hills, the 11,750 acre ranch is picturesque and home to Brangus, Angus and Charolais cattle. Klaus Birkel purchased Camp Cooley Ranch in October 1991. In 1993, he purchased the Brinks Brangus cow herd and moved the cattle from Kansas to Texas. Eventually, he added the complementary genetics of Angus and Charolais cattle. Today, the Camp Cooley Ranch umbrella has grown to include nearly 1,500 registered, breeding age females at the ranch and an additional 1,000 breeding age females at joint ventures in Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. The combination of Brangus, Angus and Charolais cattle offers Camp Cooley Ranch customers the opportunity to utilize the positive contributions of each breed in their programs. In rotational crossbreeding systems, the three breed make up provides options of environmental adaptability, maternal genetics, carcass traits, and performance for our customers. Camp Cooley Ranch has taken progressive measures to support and encourage ultrasound use by funding and participating in numerous research projects across the nation. Today, they continue to stay on the forefront of the industry with carcass research and the collection and analysis of carcass data. During the calendar year 2004, Camp Cooley Ranch will market more than 1,000 bulls through their annual production sale and by private treaty. At the annual sale and throughout the year, efforts are made to provide learning/educational opportunities for customers and cooperators. The International Brangus Breeders Association is proud to nominate Camp Cooley Ranch.

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