Moreno Ranches, a top producer of Gray and Red Brahman cattle, is pleased to announce its attendance at the 123rd Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, held January 17th to January 23rd, 2019. Moreno Ranches showcased some of its finest Brahman Cattle, exhibiting heifers and bulls backed by the Mcheck brand. It exhibited 32 head of Brahman cattle in both red and gray classes.
We at Moreno Ranches believe in the future. Part of that future is superior genetics and the constant improvement of the Brahman cattle breed through sophisticated animal husbandry technology. Technology is part of that future, a passion for the Brahman breed is part of that future, and so are our youth. As such, we’d like to introduce one of our new interns, José Barrera:
José Javier Barrera was born in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala located in the northwestern region of the country and bordering on the north and west with Mexico. It is rich in customs, traditions, and has incredible landscapes. His father and grandfather instilled in him an undeniable love and passion for cattle and for managing cattle breeding and crosses of Nelore and Brahman cattle. As he developed, José acquired skills to manage livestock in different situations through fast and efficient problem solving.
One of the main reasons José decided to go to Zamorano, in addition to it being one of the most prestigious universities known for its excellence in agronomy, was the opportunity to help his family by continuing to develop his knowledge and skills, and applying what he learned. In the future, he hopes to use his skills to optimize resources and to obtain better results through improved management. Since childhood, his dream has always been to study agronomy and a close friend informed him of Zamorano and the quality education the university provides. He has represented the university on several occasions, such as in the National Downhill Championship of Honduras, where he was honored as national champion in his category in 2017.
For José, it is an honor to be part of the international internship program at Moreno Ranches. He believes the internship will meet all his expectations for learning more about livestock production using technology. He promises to take advantage of his stay at Moreno Ranches and is very excited about how much he will learn during this time.
Personal Mission Statement
My mission is to take advantage of every learning opportunity during the internship, putting in a positive attitude so that I may have better job opportunities and be able to apply all knowledge acquired to future job opportunities.
- Learn about the characteristics and symptoms of a cow in heat and be able to detect at least 25 cows in heat through visual characteristics only
- Attend a dystocic birth in order to save at least 3 calves
- Acquire knowledge about the different ways to apply a medication in different form to at least 3 cattle: 3 intramuscular, 3 intravenous and 3 subcutaneous
We at Moreno Ranches believe in the future. Part of that future is superior genetics and the constant improvement of the Brahman cattle breed through sophisticated animal husbandry technology. Technology is part of that future, a passion for the Brahman breed is part of that future, and so are our youth. As such, we’d like to introduce one of our new interns, Alejandro Bonilla:
Juvenal “Alejandro” Bonilla was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, which is located in the eastern part of the country. His love for agronomy began with his father, who studied agronomy as well. His father encouraged him to participate in different activities in the field, such as technical tours, fairs, and field days.
His love for beef cattle began at a young age, largely because the department in which he lives is one of the largest producers of beef in the country. It was for this reason that he decided to study agronomy at Zamorano University. Alejandro is a student who has also excelled in sports, and enjoyed practicing soccer and swimming. He decided to learn boxing, and after two years, he became a national champion in boxing.
Alejandro wants to prepare for a career that will help him grow professionally while acquiring skills in new technologies, and at the same time he wants to be able to help his family.
He chose an internship at Moreno Ranches because it offered opportunities to learn a wide variety of new techniques and opportunities to learn the implementation of new technologies. He believes that the Moreno Ranches’ internship will expand his knowledge of Brahman cattle reproduction, cattle handling techniques, and selection of seed stock Brahman cattle—and give him further opportunity to apply what he has learned in college. He said he is ready to take on the challenge.
Personal Mission Statement
Try to learn as much as possible during the Internship and focus on the different protocols in animal reproduction, calves taming, embryo transfer processes, and the diverse techniques to detect cattle pregnancy.
- Identify which of the two Moreno Ranches (Florida or Texas) got a better gain weight and the reasons that might explain this difference
- Learn to identify the calf parameters needed to participate in cattle shows
- Help at least in three dystocic births during the internship
We at Moreno Ranches believe in the future. Part of that future is superior genetics and the constant improvement of the Brahman cattle breed through sophisticated animal husbandry technology. Technology is part of that future, a passion for the Brahman breed is part of that future, and so are our youth. As such, we’d like to introduce one of our new interns, José Bolaños:
José Eduardo Bolaños Wong was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The country is known as the eternal spring because its climate conditions allow flowers to bloom all year round.
His father comes from a long line of agronomers, while his mother comes from a Chinese-Guatemalan household. He has had an affinity for agronomy since childhood, and this interest pushed him to enroll in the University of Zamorano. He would make trips back and forth to his family’s farm where they grew crops intended for sale in greenhouses. In high school Jose was known for being active all the time and was involved in many extracurricular activities, such as motocross, orchestra, equestrian show jumping and aviation, earning his aeronautical license. He was often described as full of life, energetic and ready to take on any task at hand.
When it came time to choose a university, he was worried about being stuck in a classroom all day listening to lectures about agriculture, but not being involved with the real-world experiences. Then he discovered that at the University of Zamorano, students attend lectures for half of the day and work in the field for the other half. The decision to attend this university was a no brainer. In the University he was also involved with many extracurricular activities including the equestrian club, the soils club and the band.
His love for Brahman cattle developed when he became more involved with cattle management. He was mesmerized by their size and strength and the fact that they were quite docile. This breed is very popular in Guatemala for their adaptability to the extreme tropical climate, the heat, as well as their fertility. He decided to pursue his love for the breed by attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo two years in a row, traveling all the way from Central America to attend.
At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, he met Kelvin Moreno and learned more about Moreno Ranches. He was immediately hooked on red Brahman and decided that he wanted to own the breed and make a living out of it. He then decided to learn from one of the leading red Brahman producer with 5-year consecutive winners among the top red Brahman breeders. He is beyond excited to start this new journey and feels blessed having been given the chance to learn as much as he can about the breed.
Personal Mission Statement
At the end of the internship, I will have the confidence to establish my own ranch and become a major seed stock producer in Central America.
- Learn all the processes of insemination
- Be able to exhibit showmanship in a show
- By the end of the Internship, have sold some straws (semen sale)
We at Moreno Ranches believe in the future. Part of that future is superior genetics and the constant improvement of the Brahman cattle breed through sophisticated animal husbandry technology. Technology is part of that future, a passion for the Brahman breed is part of that future, and so are our youth. As such, we’d like to introduce one of our new interns, Erick Quevedo:
Erick Quevedo was born in LaGomera, Escuintla, a state located on the south coast of Guatemala. Its coast is bathed by the Pacific Ocean and holds the majority of the country’s tourist attractions. It is a privileged area because it has a climate suitable for tropical crop development and raising cattle.
Erick is the older of two brothers. He describes himself as having a high level of confidence in what he wants in the future. Since childhood, he has been attracted to agriculture and cattle management. Erick has experience in fruit and cattle export, having lived in LaGomera.
He completed his academic studies in that state up to the ninth grade. He was heavily influenced by the agricultural environment of the region and the focus given by his parents on the commercialization of agricultural inputs and veterinary products.
Erick decided to enroll at the Zamorano University after having a secondary education with emphasis in agriculture and livestock. As his college life went on, he formed a desire for further learning and a dedication to a higher level of cattle production. This is why he decided to apply to the Moreno Ranches internship—to better understand the reproductive process, as it is not similar to what he has seen back home.
When Erick first learned about Moreno Ranches, he had no doubt that this was the ideal place for him because it let him learn hands-on in the field and put into practice the knowledge acquired at Zamorano. Now that he has arrived at Moreno Ranches, he truly believes it is the ideal place to further his knowledge of cattle management. Being part of this elite, worldwide company will continue to foster his desire to excel.
Personal Mission Statement
I would like to establish a cattle farm and manage it with the efficient use of raw material, time, and environmentally friendly and economically sustainable technology and procedures. Certification will be included and will be the basis of management.
- Evaluate all the parameters of nutrition to increase the rate of pregnancy in the process of embryo transfer in Brahman cattle.
- Have a rate of 60% or more in pregnancy using artificial insemination in less than two minutes.
- Attend five or more dystocic births and have less than 20% of mortality.
22 lots of elite Brahman heifers and bulls – 20 heifers averaged $14,038 and 2 bulls averaged $10,000. These Brahman calves sold to buyers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Mexico.
At Moreno Ranches, we are so excited about the future and what it has in store for our great genetic partners and the beef industry. One of the sale highlights was Lot 15, a Rufus daughter, that sold for $42,500 and will become a leading donor for one of our great partners in Mexico.
Mr. Fontenot 333, who the industry knows as “Rufus,” has revolutionized the red Brahman breed. Not only was he a many time show winner, including being named the 2016 International Champion, but offers a lot of value to Brahman breeders. He is an extremely sound structured sire that has an ideal look and adds growth, bone and muscle to his offspring. Rufus has produced numerous show ring winners for us over the past year, including the Champion Bull at the Florida Junior Brahman Show, and high sellers, including the high selling lot in our All American Sale. In addition to his ideal build, he offers an outcross pedigree to many of today’s bloodlines and ranks in the top of the breed for growth and milk, only further adding to his value as an impact sire. As a result of his superiority and demand by breeders domestically and internationally, “Rufus” was the #1 Red Bull for Registrations in the ABBA over the past year. As you can tell from our show string and sale offerings, we believe in “Rufus” and know that he will continue to play a significant role in our program for years to come.
Mcheck genetics are at an all time high… Contact us today to get your very own Mcheck calf!
About Moreno Ranches
Moreno Ranches is a top producer of Brahman cattle for sale. Customers come to the company for genetically superior Brahman bulls for sale and Brahman semen (seed stock) as well as Brahman embryos. The company produces both Brahman heifers and calves for sale, including for use as show cattle or to produce Brahman F1 hybrids. Visit the company’s website to browse stock. The company is a trusted source of Brahman cattle whether a buyer is in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Latin America, or anywhere in the world.
Why Brahman cattle?
Moreno Ranches, a leader in the Brahman seedstock business, continues to expand their global reach. Recently, Moreno Ranches, has had two shipments of live cattle shipped out of their Texas Division to Thailand.
American Brahman are cattle that dominate the beef production markets in many parts of the world. This is due to Brahman cattle having the ability to adapt to harsh and challenging environments – the green of the tropics are ingrained in the Brahman cow. She will not tire in adverse conditions and will resist to parasites and insects like no other cow in the world.
About Moreno Ranches
Moreno Ranches is a top producer of Brahman cattle for sale. Customers come to the company for genetically superior Brahman bulls for sale and Brahman semen (seed stock) as well as Brahman embryos. The company produces both Brahman heifers and calves for sale, including for use as show cattle or to produce Brahman F1 hybrids. Visit the company’s website to browse stock. The company is a trusted source of Brahman cattle whether a buyer is in Florida, Texas, or Louisiana – Latin America, or anywhere in the world.
Brahman cattle are known as one of the superior breeds in the cattle industry thanks to the many attributes and qualities they have shown through history. Their great ability of adaptation and many other advantages allow Brahman cattle to be so successful in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Brahman cattle were originally brought from India and are intermediate to large in size among beef breeds found in the United States. Bulls will generally weigh from 1600 to 2200 pounds and cows from 1000 to 1400 pounds in average condition.
At Moreno Ranches, we have some of the best award winning and performance oriented Brahman bulls, and offer genetic products of interest in the cattle industry. Brahman bulls at Moreno Ranches have superior genetics in the Brahman cattle industry. The genetic products of our Brahman bulls include Brahman semen and embryos that are fertilized with the best Brahman bull semen in the industry. Moreno Ranches is a top producer of Brahman cattle that continues to showcase its leadership using the latest technology in the Brahman cattle industry.
September 1, 2018 – Venus, Florida. Moreno Ranches, a top producer of Gray and Red Brahman cattle for sale in Florida, is honored to announce their “return” to Florida after a successful Catalyst 6 sale in Texas. The Ranch is announcing special opportunities for fall at its Venus, Florida, Brahman cattle ranch.