Passing of Melvin Moreno I, of Moreno Ranches, Inc.

Melvin Moreno I , 1929-2014

With great sadness we inform that Melvin Moreno passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on December 20, 2014, at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Herminia Izada de Moreno, who passed in 2011. He is survived by his sons, Melvin (Teresa) andMilton (Ircia), both of Miami, Florida; his grandchildren: YanietMoreno Santos, Dayana Moreno, Kelvin Moreno, Milton Moreno II, andMichael Moreno; and his great-grandchildren: Nicholas Santos Morenoand Evion Moreno.Melvin was born in Nuevitas, Camagüey, Cuba, where he grew up on the family agricultural enterprises, Casillas-Moreno and Ranchos Moreno. 

After marrying Herminia, he devoted his efforts to operating and growing a wide range of agricultural businesses. Forced by the political conflict in Cuba, Melvin and Herminia set their ambitions on a greater future for their family in the United States, where they moved to in 1996. He will always be remembered as a savvy businessman and family man, whose greatest passion was his love for
the cattle industry. He leaves us rich in memories and in love.

The Moreno family wishes to thank Dr. Javier Ricardo and Dr. Jose Guinil for their care.Services will be held at

Funeraria Memorial Plan Westchester

(9800 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165)

on Sunday, December 21 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Internment to follow at

Naramata Cemetery

(6200 SW 77th Avenue, Miami, FL 33143)

on Monday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m. 


The family asks that flowers be sent directly to Funeraria Memorial
Plan Westchester. Cards and condolences may be sent to Moreno
Ranches, 17 Virginia Circle, Venus, FL 33960. 

 

Moreno Ms. Lady Reba 112 carrying the M check brand

Reba

Moreno Ms. Lady Reba 112

As a leading embryo transplant operation, Moreno Ranches routinely DNA tests upcoming donors in preparation for their future ET calves.  In one of our recent groups of samples sent in to be DNA typed, we received some quite surprising news on our very own Moreno Ms. Lady Reba 112.  While we had believed her sire to be #CIGSA Mr. 162/0, it turns out that Reba’s sire is actually the famed SRS Mr. Troubador 933.

Although we were surprised by this finding, we could not be more excited for Reba to carry on the impressive lineage of SRS Mr. Troubador 933.  We have had tremendous success using Troubador in our A.I. and embryo transplant programs, and Reba is yet another example of his profound impact within the Brahman breed.  Their accomplishments share many parallels, as both Reba and Troubador have been honored as National Grand Champions, International Reserve Grand Champions, and ABBA Show Cow/Bull of the Year.

Moreno Ranches is beyond blessed to have a female of the caliber of Moreno Ms. Lady Reba 112 carrying the M check brand. After recently producing her first natural calf, we cannot wait for Reba to enter embryo production in the coming months.  With a genetic foundation that includes SRS Mr. Troubador 933, one of the breed’s most accomplished red Brahman sires, we know that the potential of Moreno Ms. Lady Reba 112’s future offspring is truly limitless.

AJBA Donation

It was a great honor for the Moreno Family to present the American Junior Brahman Association a check from the proceeds of their highly successful Summer Classic Sale. The Moreno Family firmly believes that the future success of the Brahman Breed is only as good as the people that are in it. They believe that their success depends on the success of their solid base of customers and

the youth that will grow up in the business.

Contest Won

Moreno Ms Lady Reba 112 is the 2013 – 2014 ABBA Show Cow of the

Year. She has a total of 64 championship wins to date and is recognized around the world as one of the all-time great Red Brahman females. Here lineage and legacy stems from a cow family that represents only the finest to ever grace the pastures of Moreno Ranches in Venus, FL.