A progressive breeding establishment that has risen from humble beginnings.

  • 1976

    Purchased Purebred Black Angus Cow

    In 1976, ten-year-old Byron Brandl had a passion to start a purebred Angus herd. Living in the small tourist town of Sicamous, British Columbia he saw the prosperity in a large pile of horse manure from the family’s horses and the fact that it was full of earth worms. That summer he sold enough worms to local fishermen to purchase a purebred Black Angus cow.

  • 1980

    Herd Progresses

    In the early 1980’s while operating under the herd name Blue Jay Angus Farm the herd began to progress with the purchases of Ed Rene Black Velvet 38P, Annsdale Lady Wren 8E and Aberlynn Miss Burgess 11’81.


  • 1986

    Show Champions

    In 1986, BJ Sky King 621’85 was Grand Champion Bull at the Calgary Stampede and in 1987 BJ Lady Wren 81’85 was Reserve Grand Champion Female at Farmfair in Edmonton.

  • 1988-1993

    Grand Champion Bull for 5 Consecutive Years

    From 1988 to 1993, the Brandl herd captured the title of Grand Champion Bull at the prestigious Kamloops Bull Sale for 5 consecutive years in a row. A feat that was never duplicated before or since.


  • 1993

    Moved to Jarvie, AB

    In 1993, the herd was moved to the current location at Jarvie, AB and began operating as Brandl Cattle Co. While over the years we have had great success in the show ring, our main focus remains to produce the highest quality bulls for our commercial customers. Along the way we also supply genetics to other top purebred herds around the globe.

  • 2005

    Added Red Angus

    In 2005, we added a Red Angus division to our operation. Having the experience of years in the Angus business we were able to fast track that program to have an equally high-quality herd.


Our cowherd currently numbers +/- 125 calving females including some commercial recipient cows that we put a few Simmental embryos in. We typically sell 50-55 bulls each year including 6-8 Simmental bulls from our embryo program.

Our annual bull sale is the second Saturday in March where we will sell 45 or 50 bulls, then we sell a handful of bulls privately later on in the spring and summer months.

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Brandl Cattle Co. genetics can be found around the world. We have exported bulls, females, and embryos across Canada, the United States, as well as Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Kazakhstan, and Australia.

We strive to keep our genetics unique.  We do not use what is popular at the big shows, but what is required by our customers.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our website. We would be pleased to answer any questions and would be even happier to have you visit our ranch.


Byron, Gwen, Kailey, Wynton and Landon Brandl

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