T3 Brangus sits along the Mississippi gulf coast. While this area is generally blessed with plentiful rain and milder temperatures, it also brings it’s own challenges. The heat and humidity can produce lots of heat stress and an abundant population of insects. This is why T3 selected Brangus when looking to enter the registered cattle business. With the Brahman influence and generations of adaptation to this environment, the Brangus cattle have thrived.
T3 is a family run ranching operation. Trey Cuevas is the owner along with his wife Holly and their little girl Harrison. The family involvement doesn’t stop there though as Trey’s father, Ricky, has been an integral part of the operation since its conception. Trey and his father attended their first sale in 2010 and T3 Brangus was born.
From day one T3 has been focused on building cattle that will combine phenotype and genotype. Of course today’s cattle industry is a high tech business like every other agricultural industry and T3 has been focused on taking advantage of every piece of technology they can. T3 has an extensive Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer program that enables them to advance genetics and generations at a faster pace than just the traditional use of a herd bull to produce a calf crop. T3 has also been at the forefront of utilizing all new tools to help in genetic selection. Naturally they have utilized traditional EPDs (expected progeny differences) but they have embraced GE-EPDs (genomic enhanced) and the use of ultrasound technology. Along the way, Trey has never lost sight of the fact that the cattle still have to be structurally sound. If a bull cannot get out and travel and cover cows, what good is he? The same mentality applies to the females. If she cannot bring a calf to weaning each season then why does she need to be a part of the program.
T3 believes that by utilizing all of these genetic and visual tools they are building an end product that can go to their customer and hit the targets that those operations have set forth.