Donnell Brown and his wife Kelli are the fifth generation to own and manage the R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, TX. They raise registered Red Angus, Angus and SimAngus cattle. They sell a combined total of 800 bulls, 1400 females and 20 Quarter Horses at their productions sales each October and March. R.A. Brown Ranch has been a family business since 1895 and has been honored with numerous awards including the Cattle Business of the Century Award.
They extensively use technology such as Artificial Insemination (AI), embryo transfer, ultrasound, DNA and feed efficiency testing to produce superior genetics that fit the needs of the beef industry. The strength of their program is shown by the high percentage of repeat customers, as well as by having more than 25 bulls in major AI studs.
Donnell is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Prior to that, he served as President of the Texas FFA and as the National FFA President. He has served in a Strategic Planning capacity for four different breed associations as well as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
The Brown Family has set a new standard for successful generational transfer and will share their story of how their family has kept the ranch in the family and the family in the ranch for five generations. Donnell & Kelli are blessed with 2 sons: Tucker and Lanham who are in their 20s. Together they are living their dream of raising cows, kids and Quarter Horses.