Swaner Brahmans has been producing Brahman cattle for the past 50 years. In the Fall of 1963, W.H. “Bill” Swaner became a member of the American Brahman Breeders Association. Prior to his membership, Bill had been breeding Brahman bulls at his commercial and dairy operation.

During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, Holstein calves were being sold for $5 and Brahman influenced would bring $20. The Brahman cross cattle would be penalized $10 a head at the sale barns, but in the long run the Brahman influenced cattle gained more than the English cross cattle making them more profitable at the end product. Bill utilized grey Brahman bulls and Cherokee Red Brahman bulls to initiate a small red Brahman herd.

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When Steamer & Marsha Swaner became active in the American Brahman Breeders Association in 1973, purchasing a grey herd of cattle out of Louisiana, they incorporated their own line of genetics from these two herds of cattle. Their son Al began exhibiting Brahman heifers at shows before there was a Junior Brahman Show in the Open Shows. This began the exhibition of Swaner Brahmans, which is carried on through Bill’s grandchildren Al, Karen, Pasquale, and Kellie. Bill Swaner introduced the Brahman cattle to Central Texas for one key factor and that was because of their ability to increase profit to his cattle operation.

Today this is the same reason why three generations of the “Swaner klan” strive to produce Quality Brahman Cattle that are champions in both arenas the pasture and the show arena. Our focus is to re-pay the Brahman breed for all the opportunities it has given our families and our thankfulness to our Global Brahman Family in securing and having trust in our genetics.

Swaner Brahman genetics has the distinct honor of having genetics sent to South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, Australia, Thailand, Philipines, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.

We have incorporated Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer into our breeding programs for over 30 years and know it is a necessity to have a complete breeding program. Our operation is a family business from A.I., embryo work, calving, halter-breaking, feeding, and a family decision on all breeding for the Championship product.