In 1835, the penniless and passionate 15-year-old, Thomas O'Connor, left Ireland aboard a ship bound for Texas. O'Connor was driven by the promise of opportunity and prosperity, and dreamt of building a new life in Texas. Many years later, the Braman family continues his legacy by producing high-end purebred seedstock on the land once settled by their ancestor.

Welcome to JB Show Cattle



Joe, Dee, Madeline and Carlisle Braman operate JB Show Cattle using five principles passed down by their great-great-great-great grandfather, Thomas O’Connor:
Faith, Integrity, Strength, Risk Taking, & Self-Reliance
The Braman girls work the very land on which Thomas settled around Refugio.

Welcome to Our Family of Brands


Contact Allison Donalson, Show Barn Manager
Allison: 361-319-5272


PO Box 40 • Refugio, Texas 78377