From Tennessee, Stan McPeake was raised on an Angus farm; he has cattle in his blood.  He was so interested in the business of cattle farming, he earned multiple degrees in the subject with an emphasis on Herd Profitability.  He holds a BS in Agriculture, a MS in Animal Science, and a PhD in Animal Genetics and Breeding.  He has been with BBBS for 10 years and came to us as the Beef Extension Specialist for Arkansas.

Stan is married and has two kids who attend in the Benton School District.    His wife works for the Arkansas Extension Service as the state's Wildlife Specialist and holds a PhD in Wildlife Biology; she also plays the cello .  Stan enjoys hunting, traveling with his family, and mission work.  He also helps with his kids' 4-H work.

​Stan services our North East and Southwest area.

Brent Cooper worked for Big Branch Breeders Service for 15 years.  As a commercial cattle producer, Brent brings life experience as well as a BS in Animal Science from Arkansas Tech to the business.  Brent has been married for 28 years and is a father of two.   Brent's wife, Tracy is in her 27th year in education. She has taught math and is now the high school counselor at Hackett.  His son, Jonathan is in veterinarian. Jonathan and his wife, Mary, live in Siloam Springs. Brent and Tracy's daughter, Mackenzie, is in her final year of law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. 

In January of 2020, Brent and Tracy bought Big Branch for Tom and Elene Murray. They are both excited to continue as part of the Big Branch family!