World Brahman Congress

The World Brahman Congress was established to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between breeders and users of the Brahman breed, to enhance the position of Brahman cattle on a world wide spectrum, and to strengthen the relationships that exist between Brahman breeders throughout the world.


17th World Brahman Congress – Parys, South Africa

The Brahman Breeders’ Society of South Africa in association with neighboring countries hosted the 17th Brahman World Congress from 6 – 11 April 2014 at Khaya iBhubesi Conference Venue and the Afri-Dome in Parys, Free State Province. International visitors from 70 countries gathered to watch 850 head of cattle exhibited. South African judges, Jan Bosman and Wayne Porter judged the red Brahman show; and Burnie Staal and Schalk Erlank judged the grey Brahman Show.


Grand Champion Grey Brahman Bull | Champion Brahman Bull | Supreme Champion Brahman Bull
Owned by Heinrich & Hugo Maree
Sire: BOS-Blanco 06081
Dam: Richugo 0641

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Owner of RICHUGO 1024, Heinrich & Hugo Maree
receiving Supreme Champion, Grand Champion, and Champion Brahman Bull awards from the following:
The Brahman Society of South Africa, The Brahman Review, K-Bar Farms,Australian Brahman Breeders Association, and American Brahman Breeders Association.

17th WBC Final Report | Wessel Hatting



Post Congress Tour

The Congress offered attendees the option to pre and post Congress tours, which included visits to some of the most pristine wildlife areas in South Africa, as well as leading Brahman Breeders. Armelinda Ibarra, ABBA’s International liaison, illustrates each day’s travels, extraordinary experiences, and the lifelong memories made during the ABBA Post WBC Tour to Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga, South Africa on April 11-18,2014.

Day 1 - PRI Brahman Stud
Day 2 – Entabeni Safari Conservancy
Day 3 – Nedibest Brahmans & Dicke Brahman Ranch
Day 4 – R10 Brahmans
Day 5 – Kapama Game Reserve
Day 6 – Zwakwater Red Brahmans & Groblersdal

Day 7 – Lusernkraal Brahmans & PLB Brahmans

World Brahman Congresses are established at the annual meeting of the World Brahman Federation at which time member countries have an opportunity to submit a proposal to host this event in the future. The history of the WBC is as follows:

1982 Rockhampton, Australia 2000 Pretoria, South Africa
1984 Houston, Texas 2002 Rockhampton, Australia
1986 Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa 2004 Merida, Yucatan
1988 Cartagena, Colombia 2006 Medellin, Colombia
1990 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2008 Fort Worth, Texas
1992 Veracruz, Mexico 2010 Uberaba, Brazil
1994 Panama City, Panama 2012 Panama City, Panama
1996 Maracaibo, Venezuela 2014 Parys, South Africa
1998 Pereira, Colombia

The World Brahman Federation is the global organization that is comprised of Brahman associations from member countries. The objectives of this organization are:

  • To preserve, imporve and enhance the status of the Brahman breed around the world.
  • To foster better relations between member associations.
  • To promote the Brahman breed and its use in all areas of the world.
  • To provide a forum for establishing host countries for future World Brahman Congresses.
  • To exchange scientific and technical information among all members.