A Familiar Brand Among Cattlemen. A Trusted Name in Brangus Seedstock.

In 2016 Clayton and Modesta Williams received the International Brangus Breeders Associaiton’s (IBBA) Pioneer Award, for their work in building and promoting the Brangus breed. L-R: Gary Bruns, Williams cattle manager, Jeff Williams, general manager, Clayton and Modesta Williams, and Mike Vorel, then president of the IBBA.

Clayton and Modesta Williams have been in the cattle business all their life. They have always maintained commercial cattle and in 1976 entered the purebred segment with major Brangus purchases.

Their program, Williams Brangus was one of the elite herds in the nation and was recognized for functional, sound cattle that could add to a herd’s bottom line. They were a trusted source for bulls by cattlemen across the south.  They dispersed that herd in the mid 1980’s and continued with their commercial cattle, using Brangus, Angus and Ultrablack bulls.

They have maintained ranches in West, South and now central Texas, raising cattle, hay and horses.

In 2013, they re-entered the registered Brangus business and their son, Jeff has joined them in the management of their agricultural divisions. Gary Bruns, who has been with the Williams since 1978 continues to oversee the cattle programs.

Today they have 400 head of registered cattle and are developing a line of first generation genetics with top Angus and Brahman bloodlines on the historic Steiner Ranch in Bastrop, Texas. The goal is to reach 500 registered females in the near future. They also run large herds of about 1,300 head of commercial cattle in Bastrop, as well as maintain 16,000 acres of farmland in Fort Stockton, Texas.  Irrigated Alfalfa hay, as well as other crops, such as corn, barley and wheat are grown here. Modesta, continues to oversee the registered Quarter Horse program, which is headquartered on the High Lonesome Ranch division, west of Fort Stockton.

If you are looking for registered females or Brangus bulls, or commercial replacement females, then Williams Ranch Co. is your source and you can be confident these were raised by people who understand the cattle industry and bred to have the traits to add to a program’s bottom line.