John Milam, Owner
Grady Green, Ranch Manager
Grady Green grew up on large scale commercial and Registered Brangus ranches in both Texas and Arkansas. He graduated high school in Franklin, Texas. His interests from an early age included team roping, where Grady qualified for the Texas State High School Finals all four years of high school. While in high school he would spend early mornings before school assisting with the large embryo transfer program at Camp Cooley Ranch. His afternoons and weekends were spent assisting in the management of up to 1,000 bulls on gain test, working donor cows and any other tasks associated with the management of the Brinks Cowherd at Camp Cooley. From conception to calving to development to marketing, being involved in such a highly successful program at an impressionable time in his life, helped him to build great knowledge of the intimate detail that goes in to creating pedigrees and types of cattle that work in the ranching industry.
Upon graduation from high school Grady went to work for Center Ranch near Centerville, Texas. There he worked with Hall of Fame trainers to hone his skills training and riding cutting horses. From Center Ranch he went to work for Fluharty Farms Angus operation outside of Gause, Texas. Grady then worked part-time at Chimney Rock and for John Milam building what would soon be the start of the operation Draggin’ M is today.
Grady then was then accepted to the prestigious Texas Christian University Ranch Management program where he learned financials involved in managing a successful cattle operation. First class each day would be running break-evens on all classes of cattle. Grady graduated TCU in May 2009, on a Friday, and started to work at Draggin M Ranch on Monday.
Draggin M Ranch has grown rapidly under his direction as a hands on manager, into the fifth largest Brangus herd in the nation. Through an aggressive donor selection program, embryo transfer has been used effectively by Grady and John to quickly multiply and improve the quality and depth of the cowherd. They are raising cattle that consistently top sale averages across the breed. In the fall of 2014 and 2016 Draggin M produced the high selling Brangus bulls in the breed. Today Draggin M bulls are senior herd sires in many progressive operations worldwide and are some of the most highly sought after AI sires.
DMR Females have out averaged their bull counterparts and gone on to prove very valuable investments in other seed stock programs both in the US and abroad.
Today the ranch consists of 450 registered cattle and approximately 600 commercial females used as recipients. All registered heifers are given one opportunity to breed AI to Grady’s breed-wide choice of the most promising young herd sires in the industry.
Draggin M Ranch, under Grady’s care, has successfully developed bulls and heifers at the ranch. Today they are flushing outside donors along-side DMR donors, with Grady helping make many of the mating decisions. They are also raising embryo transfer calves for various clients and partners, while continuously hunting for the next great breed influencing genetics.
Grady and his wife Sara have two children, Hadley and Breck. Together they enjoy raising their family at the ranch and teaching the next generation about the Brangus cattle that have shaped Grady’s life.
Lauren Taylor, Office Manager
Lauren is originally from Norphlet, Arkansas. She has been with Draggin' M Ranch since September of 2015. She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. Lauren currently reside in Farmerville, Louisiana.