The Branch Ranch Purchases Williams Brangus Herd
July 7, 2023
Tommie Rogers, owner of The Branch Ranch, with locations in Mansfield and Natchitoches, Louisiana has announced the purchase of the Williams Brangus Cowherd in its entirety. The herd has been moved to Giddings, Texas where Branch Ranch will maintain a Texas division.
“We have been purchasing Williams’ genetics since the early 1980’s and have always admired how the cattle were bred to be functional, sound and productive for both the registered and commercial segments of the industry. I’ve added Williams bred cattle to my herd on a regular basis and they have been our customers. This is a way to extend our genetics and expand our customer base. It’s exciting for our future, as we now have the entire herd and a Texas location,” described Rogers.
Clayton and Modesta Williams started their Brangus program in the late 1970’s and for almost 50 years the program has been a mainstay in the breed. Following the death of Clayton in 2020, the family, led by son Jeff, has managed the herd. Gary Bruns, who joined the Williams program in 1980 as general manager, has been with the program since that time. He will continue with The Branch Ranch in a marketing capacity. Kiefer Peckham, who managed the Williams’ registered herd, will join The Branch Ranch at Giddings and continue to hold that position.
The Branch Ranch purchase included over 700 Brangus momma cows, plus the weaned calves, yearlings and bulls. The majority of the herd will be run at the Giddings location, known as the Homestead Ranch.
“The Branch Ranch will host our annual bull sale on November 6 at the Mansfield location. The offering will include approximately 100 bulls from both divisions. We are also planning a production sale in Texas in the spring of 2023. We are confident that the genetics we offer will be of interest to all Brangus programs and we want to showcase our Texas location,” said Chris Koffskey, The Branch Ranch manager.
For more information on the cattle and program visit www.branchrcattle.com. Rogers can be contacted at 337/298-8599 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Koffskey at 979/224-8178 or email@example.com.