Join us May 23 - May 25 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds for the Heritage Classic Open and Junior Progeny Show.
The largest and longest running private Brahman ranch show is expanding! Due to overwhelming requests, we are adding an Open show competition to this year’s Heritage Classic. Who’s Eligible?- All cattle that have at least ONE Heritage ancestor in their three generation pedigree.
In addition we will also host the first Open Polled Brahman show.
Our family is excited to offer these new events to the Heritage Classic! So come join the fun and compete for Cash Prizes and Buckles.
Limited space Available so Get Those Entries sent in!

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Schedule of Events

2024 Heritage Classic Junior Brahman Judge

Traci Middleton

Traci Middleton, along with her family, owns and operates Mill Creek Land & Cattle in Puryear, Tennessee where they raise Registered Brangus and Ultrablack cattle.

Established in 1993, Mill Creek Land & Cattle strives to encompass all aspects of the beef industry in their operation from producing high quality show heifers for junior exhibitors to being a supplier of seedstock genetics to registered and commercial producers across the globe. Throughout Traci’s tenure in the beef industry, she has been fortunate to breed, select, and manage cattle that have went on to have a strong impact in a variety of operations.

Traci’s passion for the show ring and active involvement in the beef industry has led to numerous awards and opportunities. In addition to judging various breeds across the United States and internationally, she has served as President of the International Brangus Breeders Association and is a past recipient of the IBBA Herdsman of the Year Award. Today, Traci remains involved in the Brangus organization through a variety of committees including Breed Improvement, Long Range Strategic planning, and serves on the International Brangus Breeders Foundation Board of Directors.

Traci and her husband, Chris, welcomed a new addition to their operation in May 2020. They look forward to raising their daughter, Ellie, in the industry that has had such a significant influence on their lives.

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2024 Heritage Classic Open Brahman and Polled Brahman Judge

Mark McClintock

Mark McClintock, San Angelo, Texas, has spent a lifetime working in the Hereford breed, with stints at Bright Brothers Herefords, California; Lone Star Herefords, Texas; and Rocking Chair Ranch, Texas.

McClintock’s roots trace back to a racetrack on the outskirts of Los Angeles, where his father was a horse trainer and jockey. However, from an early age, he knew he preferred bovine over equine. McClintock grew up showing cattle and attended Cal Poly University, where he studied animal science and even cut his long, beloved locks to judge on the livestock judging team. Since then, he has traveled the world to evaluate cattle of every shape, size and color.

After college, McClintock worked for Bright Herefords in California before becoming the herdsman for Lone Star Herefords. While on the road fitting and showing cattle, he met his wife, Teresa, at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), and she joined McClintock at Lone Star. The couple has two sons, Ryan and Mason.

The McClintocks went to west Texas to work for the Rocking Chair Ranch (RCR) in the early ’80s. There, McClintock was tasked with building a herd of elite Hereford cattle. McClintock won Hereford Herdsman of the Year in 1981 and over the next 25 years, built and maintained the RCR Hereford herd. Patience paid off, and RCR raised the grand and reserve champion horned females at the 2000 Junior National Hereford Expo in Tulsa, Okla., and the reserve champion female at the NWSS. In addition to raising elite females, McClintock was an essential part of establishing a market for RCR’s bulls, often selling Hereford sires to Brahman breeders to create the ultimate Southern cross.

After finishing his tenure with Rocking Chair Ranch in 2009, McClintock continued marketing cattle and started a consulting business. From coast to coast, McClintock has assisted Hereford breeders of all sizes with their marketing efforts, while continuing to judge major cattle shows.

Today, McClintock is still a tireless supporter of the breed. He lives and breathes Hereford cattle. “Mark McClintock truly loves Hereford cattle and the people within this breed,” writes Jason Hoffman, Hoffman Ranch, in his letter to the selection committee. “I couldn’t think of a better person who exemplifies the Hall of Merit qualifications than Mark. He is respected by breeders around the world and has devoted his life to creating the best cattle he can with his natural ability.”

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