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Leading Bloodlines for the Seedstock and Commercial Cattleman • Championship Phenotypes Performance Tested • Carcass Quality • Elite Polled Program

Pride in Brahman Cattle Since 19 4 4 Pride

IN THE HEARTS OF OUR FAMILY, WHO HAVE BRED BRAHMAN CATTLE FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.

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IN THE MAJESTIC CATTLE CARRYING V8 BLOODLINES WHO ROAM THE PASTURES OF ALL FOUR HEMISPHERES.

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IN THE APPRECIATION OF CATTLEMEN WORLDWIDE WHO LOOK TO V8 RANCH FOR EXCELLENCE IN BRAHMAN CATTLE.

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IN THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS, TREAT OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS, AND CONTINUE THE AMBITION OF IMPROVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE.

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IN OUR FAMILY’S INVOLVMENT IN THE BREED WITH MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEERISM

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IN THE COURAGE OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO BUILD A RANCHING BUSINESS THAT SPANS 4-GENERATIONS.

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Before you look at the cattle, look at the

People

who stand behind them.

V8 RANCH® is owned and operated by people who make their living in the cattle industry. Proven, practical methods blended with modern management techniques are used to produce American Brahmans that perform in the pasture, show ring, and beef marketplace. We are a family business built upon integrity, professionalism, and Christian values. Four generations of our family and our dedicated team members work every day with our customer success and the beef industry in mind. Our Brahman herd is a primarily a closed herd, with focus on line breeding exceptional cow families since 1944. With a rich heritage of Brahman cattle breeding, we are proud to be one of the oldest continually operating Brahman herds in existence in the U.S. Ranch Business Office: 1730 North Richmond • Wharton, TX 77488 979-253-8863 • Fax: 979-532-9977 • E-mail: office@v8ranch.com www.v8ranch.com • @v8ranch • #v8ranch For GPS directions, please use the following addresses: Show Barn: 2121 FM 2817, Wharton, TX Boling Ranch: 6329 FM 1096 South, Boling, TX Hungerford Ranch: 4606 CR 125, Hungerford, TX Sloan & Mollie Williams, Ranch Owners PO Box 227, Hungerford, TX 77448 979-532-2959 (home) or 979-533-0505 (Sloan Cell) Jim & Luann Williams 979-657-2587 • 979-533-1279 (Jim/WhatsApp) PO Box 338 • Boling, TX 77420 jim@v8ranch.com • luann@v8ranch.com Brandon & Rachel Cutrer 601-466-7536 • brandon@v8ranch.com (Brandon/WhatsApp) 979-218-4157 • rachel@v8ranch.com (Rachel/WhatsApp)

2012 Beef Improvement Federation

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Kolten Thigpen, Herdsman 830-426-1713 • kolten@v8ranch.com Luke & Catherine Neumayr • Luke & Cat Photography Jan & Payton Powell • V8 Horse Division


Semen and Export Partners

Brandon & Rachel Cutrer, Luke and Catherine Neumayr, Mollie and Sloan Williams, Mollie Jo Cutrer, Luann and Jim Williams, May 2014.

We are also proud to recommend the following businesses for international semen orders, exportations, and embryo services. SEMEN REPRESENTATIVES Ag Link International • (570) 836-6593 • aglinks@aol.com Bovine Elite • 1-800-786-4066 • www.bovine-elite.com Brushy Creek Custom Sires • 512-352-7444 • brushycreeksires.com Elgin Breeding Service, Inc. • 512-285-2019 • ebsbull@flash.net www.elginbreedingservice.com Se habla español Manual Amparan, Service Semen Texas 361- 834-3649 • mamparan@gmail.com Se habla español Quality Genetics, LLC • Dr. David Husfeld & Adriana Serrano 936-878-9996 • info@qualitygenetics.us Se habla español RND Cattle Services, Roberto Davilla • 956-975-9050 Australia: Rocky Repro, Tim & Sally North • sally@rockyrepro.com.au Colombia: Semen Zorillos - Maria del Rocio Zapata Garcia EMBRYO TRANSFER Legacy Genetic Resources • www.legacygeneticresources.com TransOva • www.transova.com

EXPORT FIRMS Ag World International Corp. • Bruce and Jacob Cluver (309) 662-9601 Worldwide Livestock Express – Alfredo & Josefina Muskus (936) 348-6897 • www.livestockexpress.com DNA VERIFIED All of our semen sires and donor females are DNA verified to ensure 100% accuracy in pedigree representation. TERMS OF USE The information provided in this reference guide is deemed accurate as of publication date but not guaranteed. If V8 Ranch has represented the results of genetic tests, buyers understand that genetic testing companies are not 100% accurate and agrees to hold V8 harmless if the genetic testing company makes a mistake. Due to the differences in technicians and semen handling, we do not make any guarantee of conception rates, quality of productivity to be obtained in the connection with the use of its products or recommended techniques. It makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, which extends beyond the description of its products and hereby disclaims all warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In the unlikely event that any of our products shall prove to be defective, damages resulting from their use shall be limited to their value. Semen and embryos may be discontinued or depleted without notice. Semen collected is in accordance with CSS standards and is not intended to be reverse sorted. We reserve exclusive ownership of all DNA cell lines.

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We have a reputation for good bulls here at V8, and we’re proud to be one of the nation’s top seedstock providers of quality, gentle, high performing Brahman bulls. Our #1 business is the

Beef Business. -Brandon Cutrer

Each year, V8 sells nearly 200 Brahman bulls, primarily to be used in commercial herds where Brahman influence is needed to improve heat tolerance and hybrid vigor. V8 bulls are known to be high quality bulls with excellent pedigrees, documented performance, and breeding guarantees. When a potential buyer comes to V8 Ranch, they are given a wealth of information to help in their purchasing decision. First, they evaluate the individual bulls. They also have the opportunity to see the bulls mother, father, and usually full siblings. They also evaluate pedigree and performance data on the individual bulls. All sale bulls undergo a 112-day bull test which gives individual data on each bull’s performance. The ranch uses this information to cater to both international and domestic bull buyers to find the perfect bull to fit their environment and needs. “The main purpose for the test is for us to find higher performing cattle in our herd,” says Cutrer. “With the program, we keep improving the quality of our cattle and stay one step ahead of the game.”

Photo by Christi Lee. Taken at 74-51 Ranch in Oklahoma, who uses V8 Brahman bulls on a British-based cow herd to produce F1s. They chose V8 for our lowbirthweight, gentle bulls with good carcass traits.

Bulls Sorted at Weaning At weaning, our bulls are sorted into three different groups. The highest quality bulls go to our show barn, where they will be considered to be retained as a V8 herd bull with semen marketed. “Exhibiting our highest quality bulls at major livestock shows gives us an opportunity to show off our cattle to fellow breeders and the general public. It helps people know that when they see a V8, it means quality,” says Cutrer. The second group is considered the highest quality bulls and are sold to fellow Brahman breeders or commercial cattlemen. To be in this group, a bull must have good conformation, a good disposition, and a low birth weight. The third group are bulls with a questionable disposition or a high birth weight. These cattle are castrated, dehorned and vaccinated on a VAC-45


program and are then sent to a feed yard for data collection. While they are culls, they are still important, as the carcass and performance data generated from this group holds values that can be used by the ranch for future breeding decisions. V8 Bull Test Once the bulls are sorted, sale bulls begin a 112-day bull test. Throughout the test, bulls are fed a Purina Accuration. V8 does not push these cattle in terms of feed, because we feel that bulls who are “too fat” will do more harm than a bull on the thin side. Every 28 days the bulls are brought to the barn to be weighed, measured, and evaluated for disposition. The ranch keeps a running total on average daily gains to monitor each bull’s performance. “One thing I’ve noticed is that the disposition scores will get better each time we bring the bulls up,” says Brandon. “The cattle get calmer and are used to being worked around people. This is an added benefit to our customers, because we can ensure that we are selling bulls that are easy to handle.” On the last day of the test, a certified ultrasound technician scans the bulls for marbling and rib eye area. This information is conveyed to the American Brahman Breeders Association to aid in calculating carcass EPDs, and the individual information is available to clients. “We have been really impressed on how well our bulls and cattle have done in terms of marbling,” says Cutrer. “We have identified certain bloodlines that marble better and other bloodlines that produce a larger rib eye.” This gives us fact-based data of what each bull has done performance-wise, and what he has the potential to do carcass-wise in his offspring.

Forage-Based Development After the Test After the test, the bulls are placed on a 30 acre grass pasture and kept on a forage based diet to ease them back into the tougher metabolic condition. This is the ranch’s way to prepare them to go to new homes. When a customer comes to purchase one of these bulls, they will be seeing the same bull in their pasture that they saw on the ranch. “You won’t see a V8 bull who’s so fat he melts once you put him out with the cows,” explains Cutrer. Research Showcases V8 Lines with High Marbling V8 Ranch has been an early adopter of utilizing carcass ultrasound measurements as a tool for determining the carcass merit of our cattle. With more than 80 percent of our live cattle sales going to the commercial cattleman, we feel it is extremely important to be able to document our cattle’s performance in all sectors and to be able to provide this data to our clientele. Over the past two years, we have scanned more than 150 head of purebred Brahman cattle. Additionally, we have retained ownership of more than 100 head of purebred Brahman steers to provide more data on our major sire lines and female lines. As time reveals more information and data, we have been extremely impressed with the findings. In total, 58 percent of the cattle scanned equaled the measurements for USDA Choice. Every animal in the group also had a REA/CWT of 1.0 or higher. The average rump fat measurement was .22 and the average back fat measurement was .18. In 2010, we began participating in the ABBA Carcass Evaluation Program to identify carcass traits in purebred Brahman

Every sale bull at V8 has documented performance data, disposition scores, and ultrasound results.

cattle. Steers are fed at Graham Land & Cattle and harvested at Kane Beef. V8 Ranch receives complete data on the cattle which helps us identify our sires that produce offspring with the best carcass traits. V8 Ranch is proud to have the largest number of cattle in the program and to be leading the breed efforts in providing data back to the ABBA for use in calculating Brahman carcass EPDs. We believe in sharing this information not only with our clients but our breed association as well, to help aid in the betterment of the breed. “When we began retaining ownership on our purebred Brahman steers, I’ll admit, it was something different for the ranch,” reflects Cutrer. “We were used to selling all of our cull bulls at weaning at the auction barn, but we have been really pleased with the results, and been able to realize a net profit of anywhere from $175 to $300 a head through retaining ownership.”

Demand for Brahman Cattle Extremely High V8 has noticed over the past few years that the popularity of Brahman cattle has increased, as more cattleman are looking for cattle that can handle the heat and drought conditions, yet still have desirable carcass traits. “We are seeing a lot of interest from Angus and Hereford breeders in the Southeast who are realizing that they need a little Brahman blood in their herds,” says Cutrer. “They like coming to V8 because they can get bulls that are still high quality but also have some carcass background behind them.” While serving new markets, V8 continues to see strong demand for their bulls to international clients in Mexico, Central America and South America. “No one wants our bulls to perform as well as we do,” says Cutrer. “V8 Ranch has a reputation for good bulls and we are proud to be a top seedstock provider of quality, gentle, high performing bulls.” V8 Ranch - 7


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Cow families - to us - are the most important thing. Some people linebreed to a bull, we linebreed to cow families. You get more uniformity, and more consistency. Even on our great sires...we think what makes them great is the cow family they came from. Our goal is to focus on those great cow families and just keep punching out that

Cow Power

-Jim Williams

In the modern breeding program of V8 Ranch, it’s no surprise that the majority of our herd can be traced back to less than 10 key cow families. Here is a brief history of each of those cow families as a reference guide.

+Miss V8 4/5

+Miss V8 4/5 is a daughter of (+)WR Mr. Suva 203, and like many Suva daughters, she had that gorgeous blue pigment, feminine eye appeal, and maternal excellence. In the mid-1990s, Sloan and his good friend Bobby Dickens of Lazy D Farm in Mississippi made a deal on +Miss V8 4/5, where the Dickens would be partners with us on this top young female. She is easily the impact cow of the Lazy D Farms, and today B.J. Dickens estimates that 90% of the Lazy D herd traces back to the great 4/5 cow family. For the Dickens, +Miss V8 4/5 produced Mr. LD 36/8, a championship show bull for Lazy D Farms throughout the southeast, who stood 2nd in class at Houston behind Superstroke. Here at V8, she produced 4 Register of Renown daughters: +Miss V8 552/6, +Miss V8 933/5, +Miss V8 752/5 and +Miss V8 14/6. This is the largest number of direct Register of Renown daughters of any cow at V8 Ranch, and to our knowledge, the entire Brahman breed. Significant V8 herd bulls from this cow family include Mr. V8 960/5 and Mr. V8 977/6. 4/5 has been a staple of our herd for nearly 20 years, and lives on through the excellent production of her donor daughters and sons. Though we refer to this modern bloodline as the 4/5 cow family, the ancestry of this bloodline can be traced back to the original foundation herd of the original V8 Ranch all the way back to 1944. Through the lineage of herd bull Mr. V8 232/1, pedigree records trace back to the original cow family of this pedigree to start with Carmencita 116, making this cow family one that has been a mainstay of V8 since 1944.

+Miss V8 98/6 The cornerstone of our polled program. At the 2003 All American, Jim mentioned to Rachel that the ranch had sold an outstanding polled female to a junior who was graduating from high school and did not want to continue to show. Jim suggested Rachel buy the heifer, and that heifer was +Miss V8 98/6. From there, 98 set on a path to re-write modern polled Brahman history. Her influence has proved that polled cattle can compete at any level. In 2004 her flush was the high selling flush of the Houston sale. She produced the highly acclaimed donor daughter +Miss V8 797/6 (S), one of our top donors at the present time. The 98 cow family produced the 2010 National Champion Female and 2012 Reserve National Champion Female, as well as three of the best polled Brahman bulls in the world today: Mr. V8 279/7, Mr. V8 135/7 and Mr. V8 139/7. The 98 cow family represents quality all around, whether you are seeking polled genetics or not. Hands down, the most accomplished polled cow family in the United States in terms of quality, marketability, and dollars generated. Through pedigree research and her connection to the Superstroke line, the 98/6 cow family blends two of the original 1944 V8 cow families: Ann Forgason 5 (ABBA 4320) and Carmencita 116, making this another cow family that has been utilized at V8 from the original ranch creation. 10 - V8 Ranch


+Miss V8 165/4

“The Champion Maker”. 1993 International Champion Female and one of the highestvalued Brahman females in the history of ABBA, with 1/2 interest in this great cow selling to Nelson Ruesche of San Rafael Ranch for $100,000. +Miss V8 165/4, born in 1990, is a prime example of the many outstanding daughters produced by +Mr. V8 666/3 in the early to mid-1990s. These females were very powerful females that we often refer to as the kind of cows that are “herd bull makers.” While we would never under-value the importance of a great sire, we truly believe it’s the power of cow families that make the great ones. The dam of +Miss V8 165/4 is +Lady Bevo 910, who is from the Herman Beville herd. Our good friend Marcus Shackelford was extremely familiar with the Beville herd and he had identified 910 as the top heifer out of their herd. He and Sloan picked out the heifer and bought her to go to the V8 herd. 165 produced many notable offspring including +Miss V8 73/5, a (+)JDH Charley Manso 590/6 daughter who was International Champion in 1997 and went on to be a phenomenal producer for Alice Heitman of Horsegate Ranch. V8 Ranch had the opportunity to flush +Miss V8 73/5 and her mating to Superstroke gave us the outstanding flushmates +Miss V8 38/6 and Mr. V8 730/5 “Tomcat.” Tomcat was purchased by Satterfield Ranch, and went on to be named International Champion Bull in 2004. Another direct daughter of +Miss V8 165/4 is +Miss V8 780/5, the 2001 International Champion Female sired by +Mr. V8 901/4. She also has been a top producer for us, with nearly 50 offspring recorded in ABBA. She is also a Register of Renown female. Another interesting descendant from this cow family is +KF Progeny’s Success 40/0, who is the foundation herd bull for Carolyn Falgout. Carolyn purchased this embryo from the San Rafael Ranch dispersal, and he has been the backbone of her program, including being named ABBA Show Bull of the Year in 2002 and 2003 and producing many champions for her farm. Progeny’s Success is a bull that has been used in both red and grey herds, and is also the sire of the 2010 and 2011 Red Show Bull of the Year, Carolyn’s “Dozer” bull. Through historical research, we have also traced this cow family back to the original foundation 1944 herd, originating with the foundation female “Betty Lou 44 ” and her daughter Miss V8 9th. This is another cow family that has been a part of V8 Ranch since 1944.

+Miss 3X Mucho Grande 60/5 “Miss Priss”

Daughter +Miss V8 287/3 and granddaughter $Miss V8 910/4 In the history of the Brahman breed, there are 12 females to carry the elite title of “Vanguard,” meaning they are both Register of Renown and Maternal Merit. This is a female that excels in show ring accomplishments and production. V8 proudly claims $Miss V8 910/4 as one of these elite females. 910 is the mother of +Miss V8 228/6, one of our current leading donors on the ranch, however the story goes way back...and it’s a pretty awesome story. This cow family began with +Miss 3X Mucho Grande 60/5, the very popular 1978 Reserve National Champion female owned by Emily Dial of 3X Ranch. 60/5 was a beautiful Guzerat type, dark pigmented, extremely gentle cow nicknamed “Miss Priss”. Emily sold 60/5 in one of Johnny Joyce’s great sales for the record breaking price of $25,000, and was purchased by Stephanie & Bill Vineyard of Kirvin, Texas. Stephanie & Bill had bought over 100 females from 3X, but had to get out of the Brahman business for personal reasons. The Vineyards had also been clients of V8 Ranch, and knew how much we loved the Brahman business. Stephanie called Jim, and offered him to come pick any of her 3X cows for $1750 each. Jim knew Stephanie owned +Miss 3X Mucho Grande 60/5, who she called “Miss Priss.” Jim told Stephanie that he knew she paid $25,000 for the cow, but that he just couldn’t afford $25,000. Stephanie said, “No, Jim, Miss Priss is included for the $1,750 just like all of the other cows.” Stephanie loved Miss Priss and wanted her to go to a good home. Jim bought Miss Priss and took her straight to the front pasture at V8, where she spent lots of evenings getting pet by Jim & Luann’s daughters, who loved Miss Priss because she was so gentle, and so pretty. We bred Miss Priss to the greatest bulls we could, and her matings to +JDH Mr. Rha Ely Manso 615 gave us the exceptional +Miss V8 287/3. This female proved to be one of our all time greatest donors, producing breed legends like +Mr. V8 901/4, +Mr. V8 900/4, 2 Register of Renown donor daughters, and $Miss V8 910/4, V8’s Vanguard. And to think it all began with a friend offering Jim “Miss Priss” to us for $1,750, because she knew V8 would give her a good home, which we certainly did. We feel certain that today, more than 30 years later, both Stephanie and Emily would be proud of the impact this grand cow, +Miss 3X Mucho Grande, made at V8 Ranch, and the Brahman breed worldwide.

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+Ms Claydesta 203-807U5

Daughter +Miss V8 188/5 and granddaughter +Miss V8 464/6 During the 1980s, Brangus breeder and Texas oilman Clayton Williams had established an elite herd of Brahman cattle. He hosted a special event sale during Houston in 1988, and we purchased +Ms Claydesta 203 807U5, daughter of Suva and the famous National Champion Diamond T 432 cow, for $5000. When Claydesta was bred to V8 herd bulls like +Mr. V8 700/3 and (+)JDH Charley Manso 590/6, it made magic. 807U5 was the foundation for one of the winningest cow families in the history of V8 Ranch, including generating more than $750,000 in progeny sales. Claydesta’s famed daughter is +Miss V8 188/5, sired by +Mr. V8 700/3. She is a feminine, deep bodied, level topped Brahman female who is loaded with muscle and productive power. She is one of two cows at V8 to produce two different International Champion daughters, those being Miss V8 831/5 and Miss V8 464/6. +Miss V8 80/5 is another legendary daughter of Claydesta 807U5. This Charley daughter is a superior donor for V8 Ranch and Satterfield Ranch, with 99 progeny recorded in ABBA. The Claydesta 807U5 influence and 188/5 influence today is carried on by our exquisite young donor +Miss V8 464/6, the 2007 International Champion Female and 2008 World Brahman Congress Champion Female. Her two powerhouse herd bull sons Mr. V8 191/7 and Mr. V8 194/7 earned her the 2013 National Champion ET Produce of Dam and the 2014 International Champion Produce of Dam. Mr. V8 191/7 was the 2014 Reserve International Champion Bull. 464/6 produced the high selling lot of the 2014 Houston Sale.

+Miss V8 495/5 “Rose” If you ask Jim Williams to name his top three all time favorite cows on the ranch, chances are he is going to include +Miss V8 495/5 “Rose” as one of those three. In fact, it was Jim who gave her the name “Rose” because of her red tinged color. Born in 1997, she died in summer 2012 but throughout her life she was the female that we felt was “the most beautiful cow on the ranch.” Rose is one of our three Register of Renown daughters out of the JDH Mr. Manso 288/1 bull, who was a Forgason-bred son of (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599. While searching through our archives, we found a copy of our 2000 Power of Production Sale, where we offered a flush in Rose as Lot 3. Back in 2000, Jim had written in the sale catalog the words, “This red-tinged female has been a personal favorite of mine since birth. I know she can produce a great one!” Legendary cattleman Bob Massey purchased the flush in Rose for $8000, and he produced many exceptional daughters from this flush. Fast forward to 2014. Rose is now considered one of the major female lines impacting V8 Ranch today. She produced the 2005 Reserve International Champion Female, +Miss V8 209/6. 209/6 produced 2 donor daughters, our herd bull and 2009 National Champion, Mr. V8 463/6. Cattle from the Rose cow family are characterized by lots of volume, lots of style, and lots of maternal excellence. She has more than 50 progeny recorded in the ABBA. Pretty good prediction there Jim.

+Miss V8 571/3

V8 Ranch has a reputation for breeding grey Brahman cattle with a lot of pigment. In fact, if you hear us refer to pigment in Brahmans, it’s usually accompanied by the word “beautiful” because we do think it’s beautiful. And, +Miss V8 571/3 is the cow that really gave us that combination of pigment and style. As we visit many breeders herds that have V8 breeding, they’ll always say “we have a beautiful dark pigmented heifer that has V8 in her pedigree,” and we can usually predict it stems from 571/3. +Miss V8 571/3 produced two exceptional daughters, +Miss V8 600/4 “Whitney” and +Miss V8 606/5. Whitney is probably one of our all time most famous show heifers. She is a 2-time “All American” grand champion and was the 1995 Reserve International Champion. Her influence was a significant impact in our herd as well as the Roberto Canahuati herd in Honduras. +Miss V8 606/5 is known for her outstanding daughters, the International Championship duo +Miss V8 143/6 and Miss V8 144/6. These females carry the legacy of lots of depth of body, thick tops, and breathtaking style and pigment. This segment of the 571 cow family brings us the two top herd sires, Mr. V8 675/6 and Bull Eye’s herd sire Mr. V8 670/6. This cow family is also one that can be traced back to original ABBA foundation stock, originating with the cow Martha Ann 147 (Foundation). 12 - V8 Ranch


+Miss V8 617/2 #1 cow in the ABBA Register of Renown. When 617/2 was born, she was one of the best heifers we had raised, and we were eager to get her on the show circuit. At that time, you couldn’t show May heifers in the open shows, but you could show May babies in the newly-formed American Junior Brahman Association and Texas Junior Brahman Association shows. Also, since the All American was a brand-new show, it did not have any ownership or possession date requirements. So, good friends Max Watts and Jim & Sloan Williams started collaborating. Max’s daughter, Tammie Watts, took 617 to Frost, Texas where Tammie and 617/2 were either champion or reserve at the 1980 TJBA State Show as a May calf! (Hey, it’s been over 30 years, we’re getting old, we can’t quite remember the exact award!) After the All American, 617 came back to V8, where she and Dave Sagebiel were constant winners in the show ring. She won back-to-back Reserve National Championships, and interestingly was named Grand Champion Brahman Female at the 1981 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Her first calf, Miss V8 888/2 was named National Champion in 1984. In our 1986 “Visions of the Future” sale, we sold a flush in 617/2, which was purchased by Clayton Williams. He flushed 617 to Mr. V8 202/3. Later, when Clayton Williams dispersed his herd, he sold two 1-month old, unbranded Brahman calves from the 617 x 202 flush. Jim and Luann Williams purchased the heifer, who would be branded +Miss V8 666/3, for $10,000. This investment would ultimately result in producing Powerstroke and Superstroke. The bull was purchased by Bernardo Vega for $9800. Bernardo, a Colombian, was a trusted friend and customer, and he bought the bull sight-unseen based on Jim’s recommendation. That bull was branded +Mr. V8 666/3 to match his sister. Another full sister, Miss V8 725/3 “Amber” was also on the show string. +Miss V8 666/3 was named Grand Champion Female at Dallas in 1989. +Mr. V8 666/3 was named 1990 National Champion Bull. Amber was the 1990 All American Champion, 1990 National Champion, and 1991 International Champion Female. +Miss V8 666/3 has 61 progeny recorded in the ABBA, and is quite simply, a herd bull maker. Her mating to Mr. V8 702/3 produced the National Champion Bull, Mr. V8 440/4. Another flush with the same 617 is the Only Cow to mating produced +Mr. V8 777/4 “Powerstroke.” Produce Full Sib Grey Powerstroke was one of the best V8 herd bulls of the 1990s, and is very popular National Champions In in many herds today. Powerstroke sired +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke,”who sired six undefeated Houston Get-of-Sire Championships. Superstroke’s daughters were the Same Year (1990) legendary producers., and it was a Superstroke daughter who produced our current highest profile sire, +Mr. V8 380/6. Through historical research, we have als traced this cow family back to the original foundation 1944 herd, originating with the foundation female “Betty Lou 44” and her daughter Miss V8 9th. This line was perpetuated by herd bull Mr. V8 827/1. This is another cow family that has been a part of V8 Ranch since 1944.

+Miss V8 983/3 The +Miss V8 983/3 cow family has been one that has been a mainstay at V8 Ranch since the early 1990s. Through the years, this cow family has earned their place in V8 record books for being consistent producers of high quality in all aspects: show ring, production, and to the commercial cattleman. What makes this cow family stand out? Consistency and uniformity. +Miss V8 983/3 is a daughter of JDH Sir Julio Manso and a Suva daughter. She is a very feminine, dark pigmented, moderate framed female with an extremely clean underline who crossed extremely well with Powerstroke and Superstroke lines. Through our early ET program in the 1990s she produced more than 50 progeny, including standouts like +Mr. V8 700/4, a herd bull for Collins Brahman Ranch as well as many donor daughters for V8 Ranch. In the early 2000s we flushed the great old +Miss V8 983/3 to Superstroke, who was our leading young herd bull at that time. This mating produced the exceptional Mr. V8 815/5 “Tommy Bahama” herd bull. Tommy is owned by V8, Windy Hill and the Canahuati family from Honduras. He has made a big impact in all three of these ranches, primarily by being known as a great female producer who gives you dark pigmented calves that can work for red or grey programs. +Miss V8 653/5 would have to be the most significant daughter of +Miss V8 983/3. She is the mother of The Rock as well as the mother of current V8 donor female Miss V8 997/5.

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Our selection criteria has always been based on a keen “eye” for cattle through visual appraisal, supplemented with objective measures of performance to improve our herd.

Performance Data We are proud to provide comprehensive information on our bulls to give breeders access all available information to make breeding decisions. EPDs published as of February 15, 2015. For current EPDs please visit www.brahman.org and click “Search.” Any bulls that rank in the top 10% or higher of the entire Brahman breed for a certain trait are designated with a notation of “Top 10%” or higher next to that respective trait. BW EPD

Expressed in pounds, a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeny compared to that of other sires.

WW EPD

Expressed in pounds, a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires.

YW EPD

Expressed in pounds, a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires.

Milk EPD

A predictor of a sire’s genetic merit for milk and mothering ability expressed in his daughters compared to daughters of other sires.

REA EPD

Expressed in square inches, a predictor of the difference in ribeye area of a sire’s progeny compared to progeny of other sires.

Marbling EPD

Expressed as a fraction of the difference in USDA marbling score of a sire’s progeny compared to progeny of other sires.

% Retail Product EPD

Expressed as differences in the yield of closely trimmed retail cuts using the same values of the USDA yield grade equation.

Tenderness EPD

A measurement combining Warner-Bratzler Shear Force from harvest data and GeneSTAR DNA results for tenderness. A lower value indicates more tender meat and is more desirable.

Actual BW

Actual birth weight taken at the ranch. All calves are weighed individually by Jim, Brandon or Frank using birth weight tapes.

Adj. WW

Adjusted weaning weight.

Adj. YW

Adjusted yearling weight.

Frame Score % IMF REA REA/CWT Backfat Breed Character

A measurement describing skeletal size, based on hip height measurement and based on BIF frame score charts. Percent intramuscular fat is an objective measurement of marbling in live cattle. Marbling is the main trait used to determine USDA Quality grades. A value of 4.0 is the minimum score to equal USDA Choice. Ribeye area, in square inches, measured between the 12th and 13th ribs, gives an estimate muscle in the animal. A ratio of ribeye area per 100 pounds, with favorable scores being 1.0 or higher. Backfat, in inches, measured between the 12th and 13th ribs. Breed character includes hump size, shape and placement, and correct pigment. Based on the ABBA Standard of Excellence.

Calving Ease

Score based on actual birth weight, progeny birthweights, and calving ease when mated to purebred Brahman cows.

Carcass Traits

A bull’s ability to add carcass merit to his offspring based on individual carcass ultrasound data, progeny carcass ultrasound information, and progeny performance in the feedlot and on the rail.

Disposition Maternal

A bull’s individual disposition and progeny dispositions based on disposition scores, pen scores, and chute scores. A higher number of stars mean more favorable dispositions. The production, fertility, udder quality, and milking ability and mothering ability of a bull’s daughters.

Performance

A bull’s ability to add performance in his offspring. Based on individual data and progeny data including weaning weight, yearling weight, and data calculated through the V8 Bull Development Program.

Show Appeal

A bull’s ability to produce show cattle to compete at an elite level. Based upon the bull’s individual show ring accomplishments and progeny show ring accomplishments.

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410 Cow Family

Mr. V8 85/7 (+)JDH Madison de Manso SIRE: #JADL Rey TE 110 JERS Calandria TE +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: Miss V8 410/6 +JJ Ms West Didor 96

(+)Mr. V8 202/3 +JDH Lady Rem J Manso 2 +Mr. V8 777/4 JERS 142 TE (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. T.D. West 270 JJ Ms Ring Didor 636/1

Miss V8 867/7 Ocho Cinco Daughter

Mr. V8 85/7, “Ocho Cinco” is one of our most exciting young herd bulls, and he has been a standout throughout his show career. This is a bull who is sired by the Mexican import, #JADL Rey TE 110, who we like for his conformation as well as his Madison x Powerstroke pedigree. When we purchased a limited amount of semen on El Rey, we selectively mated it to the best possible cows on the ranch. We feel this mating with +Miss V8 410/6 was a great choice, as it produced Mr. V8 85/7 and his full sister Miss V8 463/7 who is the 2011 Reserve National Champion. We have already collected Ocho Cinco and have AI’d and flushed several top cows to him. We think he is a bull with a lot of performance, muscle expression, and power. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed for weaning weight and yearling weight. We look forward to his influence. Owned with John Milton Torres of Ecuador and The Sullins Family of Texas.

ABBA#

897587

DOB

9/14/10

BW EPD

4.3

WW EPD

31.4 - Top 1%

YW EPD

50.5 - Top 1%

Milk EPD

4.8

REA EPD

0.17 - Top 10%

Marbling EPD

0.007 - Top 5%

% Retail Product EPD

-0.15

Tenderness EPD

0.06

Actual BW

83

Adj. WW

685

Adj. YW

1112

Adj. IMF

2.70

Adj. REA

12.06

Adj. REA/CWT

1.08

Adj. BF

.29

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98 Cow Family ABBA#

899443

DOB

1/11/11

BW EPD

3.2

WW EPD

27.9 - Top 5%

YW EPD

36.2

Milk EPD

4.0

REA EPD

0.28

Marbling EPD

-0.03

% Retail Product EPD

0.18 - Top 10%

Tenderness EPD

0.08

Actual BW

71

Adj. WW

519

Adj. YW

957

Adj. IMF

3.0

Adj. REA

11.4

Adj. REA/CWT

1.15

Adj. BF

.48

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Mr. V8 135/7 (S) (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 287/5 +Miss V8 567/3 +JDH Sir Liberty Manso +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 JDH Miss Acacia Manso DAM: +Miss V8 797/6 +Mr. V8 287/5 +Miss V8 98/6 Miss V8 7/4 +JDH Karu Manso 800 SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 Miss V8 170/6

Butler Polled Megatron Outstanding son of Mr. V8 135/7, owned by Butler Polled Brahmans

Mr. V8 135/7 “The Butler” is a bull that we love for his balance, moderation, and muscle. He excelled in the show ring as a class winner at the 2012 National Brahman Show, and a class winner and Reserve Junior Champion at the 2012 Kickoff Classic. Mr. V8 135/7 very moderate framed, deep bodied, totally balanced, and very complete. He is structurally sound and very muscular, especially for a polled bull. In his first calf crop, Mr. V8 135/7 produced the outstanding Butler Polled Megatron for Butler Polled Brahmans. The Butler” was also our top selling semen sire to our Australian clients in 2014. Owned with Southern Cattle Company. “


98 Cow Family

98 Cow Family

Mr. V8 139/7 (S) (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 287/5 +Miss V8 567/3 +JDH Sir Liberty Manso +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 JDH Miss Acacia Manso DAM: +Miss V8 797/6 +Mr. V8 287/5 +Miss V8 98/6 Miss V8 7/4 +JDH Karu Manso 800 SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 Miss V8 170/6

Mr. V8 596/7 (S) Outstanding son of Mr. V8 139/7 and +Miss V8 464/6 owned by V8 Ranch and Southern Cattle Company.

Mr. V8 139/7 is always a favorite of those who visit the ranch, especially our international friends and those interested in progressive polled programs. As a full brother to The Butler, we like both of the bulls equally well because they can be bred to lots of different type of females depending on what different breeders need. 139 is very long bodied bull with high performance and a lot of eye appeal and power. Compared to The Butler, he has higher carcass ultrasound measurements with a 3.69 %IMF and 12.63 REA. Many progressive Brahman breeders worldwide have sought out 139 to use in their programs. Brazilian semen rights are owned by Bruno and Helen Jacintho, who collected over 1000 units of semen to use on their herd in Brazil. Australian breeders Bulloak Brahmans selected 139 to add to their polled program and are very pleased with their first calves. We are partners with Southern Cattle Company on this bull in the United States. We are especially proud of his son Mr. V8 596/7, who is scurred, and one of the top young bull prospects on V8 Ranch. Semen is available in all countries except Australia or Brazil.

ABBA#

899442

DOB

1/13/11

BW EPD

3.6

WW EPD

29.7 - Top 10%

YW EPD

38.9

Milk EPD

4.0

REA EPD

.22 - Top 10%

Marbling EPD

-0.02

% Retail Product EPD

0.14 - Top 10%

Tenderness EPD

0.08

Actual BW

71

Adj. WW

576

Adj. YW

996

Adj. IMF

3.69

Adj. REA

12.63

Adj. REA/CWT

1.26

Adj. BF

.33

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50

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Rose Cow Family

Mr. V8 183/7 +JDH Karu Manso 800 SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 Miss V8 170/6 (+)Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: +Miss V8 209/6 (+)Miss V8 495/5

+JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso (+)Mr. V8 287/5 (+)Miss V8 567/3 (+) Mr. V8 189/4 (+)Miss V8 287/3 JDH Mr. Manso 288/1 (+)Miss V8 570/3

+Miss V8 209/6 Dam of Gator and 2005 Reserve International Champion Female

Nicknamed “Gator� in honor of his owner Tommy Stoddard of Louisiana. Gator is an extremely popular bull both in the United States and globally. After retiring from the V8 show string in March 2014, he sold out of his initial public semen offering in less than a week. After a spring of collecting at the bull stud and now being in service at the Stoddards, he is available in both the USA and globally with no restrictions. Many people saw Gator at Houston and were immediately impressed with his color and eye appeal. He is a jet black bull with a lot of pigment. He is also extremely thick, heavy muscled, and solid beef. His pedigree combined with his dark pigment also make him an ideal candidate to breed on red cows as well. Gator represents the Rose cow family, and is out of +Miss V8 209/6, the 2005 Reserve International Champion Female. His first calves will be arriving in 2015.

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ABBA#

905094

DOB

4/5/11

BW EPD

3.5

WW EPD

29.5 - Top 3%

YW EPD

44.7 - Top 3%

Milk EPD

5.9

REA EPD

0.21 - Top 7%

Marbling EPD

0.04 - Top 10%

% Retail Product EPD

0.06 - Top 10%

Tenderness EPD

0.01

Actual BW

74

Adj. WW

607

Adj. YW

1006

Adj. IMF

3.23

Adj. REA

12.58

Adj. REA/CWT

1.25

Adj. BF

.24

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50


Claydesta Cow Family ABBA#

902941

DOB

4/8/11

BW EPD

3.6

WW EPD

22.8

YW EPD

33.1

Milk EPD

0.9

REA EPD

0.04 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

0.00

% Retail Product EPD

0.01

Tenderness EPD

-0.04

Actual BW

95

Adj. WW

732

Adj. YW

1186

Adj. IMF

3.47

Adj. REA

15.93

Adj. REA/CWT

1.34

Adj. BF

.22

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50

Mr. V8 191/7 JDH Mr Brahman Manso 175 +JDH Lady Remington Mans (+)JDH Datapack Manso JDH Lady Etta Manso (+)JDH Gregory R Manso (+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso 590/6 +JDH Ldy Equito Man438/2 DAM: +Miss V8 464/6 +Mr. V8 700/3 +Miss V8 188/5 +Ms Claydesta 203-807U5 +JDH Sir Liberty Manso SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 JDH Miss Acacia Manso

Miss V8 33/8 Sired by 191/7 out of +Miss V8 209/6

#2 Top Selling V8 Semen Sire Worldwide in 2014. A very bright young herd sire who’s first calf crop has us nothing short of speechless. While he was being named 2014 Reserve International Champion at Houston, his first calves were hitting the ground back at the ranch and they are outstanding. Powerful, thick, eye appealing, and gentle. We are putting a lot of stock in this bull’s breeding ability for the future. It’s no surprise that 191 has what it takes to be a great herd sire. Great bulls come from great cow families. His dam is the phenomenal +Miss V8 464/6 from the famed Claydesta cow family. His full brother, Mr. V8 194/7 was also a very consistent class and division winner throughout his show career. Both of these bulls are ones you can hang your hat on for improvement with a great disposition.

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Claydesta Cow Family ABBA#

902942

DOB

4/11/11

BW EPD

4.4

WW EPD

27.5

YW EPD

39.7

Milk EPD

1.4

REA EPD

.32 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

-0.03

% Retail Product EPD

0.00

Tenderness EPD

-0.04

Actual BW

83

Adj. WW

665

Adj. YW

1051

Adj. IMF

4.02

Adj. REA

14.67

Adj. REA/CWT

1.39

Adj. BF

.28

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50

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Mr. V8 194/7

JDH Mr Brahman Manso 175 +JDH Lady Remington Mans (+)JDH Datapack Manso JDH Lady Etta Manso (+)JDH Gregory R Manso (+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso 590/6 +JDH Ldy Equito Man438/2 DAM: +Miss V8 464/6 +Mr. V8 700/3 +Miss V8 188/5 +Ms Claydesta 203-807U5 +JDH Sir Liberty Manso SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 JDH Miss Acacia Manso

Miss V8 37/8 Sired by 194/7

A tremendous young herd sire with a stellar pedigree, outstanding performance data, and purple ribbons to back up his visual quality. He started his show career as calf champion at the 2012 and ended it as Reserve Senior Champion at the 2013 National Brahman Show. But it’s not the purple banners that excite us about 194, it’s his carcass merit and performance. He was the highest scanning bull of his calf crop for % IMF (marbling). Mr. V8 194/7 is a bull that we are really looking forward to breeding because of this combination of outstanding phenotype, a great pedigree, and high marbling. We will be breeding him to several females in the upcoming year. He is a very structurally correct, long bodied, level topped bull with eye appeal. His first calves have been outstanding. Owned with Southern Cattle Company.


Mr. V8 243/7 (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 287/5 +Miss V8 567/3 JDH Mr Brahman Manso 175 +JDH Sir Liberty Manso 847/3 +JDH Lady Remington Mans DAM: +JDH Ms Water Manso JDH Sir Trullo Manso JDH Mattie Trully Manso JDH Mattie Bell Manso +JDH Karu Manso 800 SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 Miss V8 170/6

Mr. V8 243/7 was Grand Champion Bull at the 2013 San Antonio Livestock Exposition and one of our most promising 380 sons to date. On his first outing at the 2012 Kickoff Classic, he was selected as Calf Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Many of our international friends who visit the ranch have been extremely impressed with 243/7 and like him for his tremendous muscle and versatility in breeding red or grey. He is a full brother to Mollie Jo’s Miss V8 626/7 heifer, as both are out of a XL branded Hudgins cow, JDH Ms Water Manso 239, a Liberty 847 daughter. We are excited about this young powerhouse, he’s one to watch.

ABBA#

906674

DOB

9/16/11

BW EPD

1.3

WW EPD

23.1

YW EPD

34.9

Milk EPD

5.1

REA EPD

0.34 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

0.04 - Top 10%

% Retail Product EPD

0.06 - Top 10%

Tenderness EPD

0.06

Actual BW

77

Adj. WW

577

Adj. YW

1093

Adj. IMF

3.38

Adj. REA

14.19

Adj. REA/CWT

1.3

Adj. BF

.22

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Semen Sales 2013 San Antonio Grand Champion Bull

Domestic Price

Available in Internet Sale

International Price

50

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Claydesta Cow Family ABBA#

907983

DOB

11/1/11

BW EPD

1.3

WW EPD

24.6

YW EPD

35 - Top 3%

Milk EPD

5.9

REA EPD

0.32 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

.09 - Top 2%

% Retail Product EPD

-0.01

Tenderness EPD

-0.08 - Top 7%

Actual BW

66

Adj. WW

577

Adj. YW

1093

Adj. IMF

4.79

Adj. REA

11.99

Adj. REA/CWT

1.17

Adj. BF

.27

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50

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Mr. V8 259/7 +JDH Karu Manso 800 SIRE: Mr. V8 442/6 Miss V8 208/6 JDH Magnifico Manso DAM: JDH Lady Presley Manso JDH Lady Raleigh Manso

(+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso (+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso 590/6 +Miss V8 188/5 +JDH Karu Manso 800 JDH Lady Pala Manso JDH Mr. Manso 210/9 JDH Lady Wissler Manso

Our #1 semen seller of 2014. 2013 Reserve National Champion and a total package bull: low birth weight, outstanding pedigree, high performance, show ring appeal, moderate frame, great disposition, and carcass merit. He was the second highest scanning bull of our fall 2011 calf crop, with a 4.79 % IMF. He ranks in the top 2% of the Brahman breed for marbling. He has tremendous muscle, great breed character, and super clean sheath. Many outstanding Brahman breeders like Rick Butler, Smith Brahmans, Southern Cattle, Johnny Jeffcoat, Steve Wilkins, Loren Pratt, George Kempfer, Ricky Hughes, and Anthony Kubicek purchased semen on 259 before he was even 3 years old to use in their AI programs. Additionally, more than 400 units of semen on 259 will be used by southern land-grant universities in their Brahman crossbreeding research programs in 2014-2015. Sexed semen will be available in 2015.

Bull calf by 259/7 out of a D Bar Cow

Heifer calf by 259/7 out of Miss V8 830/6 at 3 weeks old


165 Cow Family

Mr. V8 274/7 (+)Mr. V8 846/5 SIRE: Mr. V8 354/6 (+)Miss WLC 71 +JDH Mr. Manso 360/1 DAM: +Miss V8 58/6 (+)Miss V8 73/5

(+)JDH Gotham Manso (+)Miss V8 653/5 +JDH Karu Manso 800 CCS MS Power Gran 257/7 (+)JDH Madison de Manso =JDH Lady Manso 30/9 (+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso +Miss V8 165/4

Nicknamed “George” and probably our most popular bull on the Brahman show circuit known for his great disposition. Mr. V8 274/7 is a high performing bull that excels in many areas. His sire is the outcross bull Mr. V8 354/6 who was shown by John Michael Moss and later sold as a herd bull for Windy Hill Ranch. After seeing the calves at Windy Hill we used 354 in our AI program and found the calves to be heavy muscled, good natured, and performance oriented. Mr. V8 274/7 was Reserve Grand Champion at the 2013 Kickoff Classic and has been a consistent show ring champion and contender throughout his show career. He is owned with Moon Creek Ranch of Oklahoma.

ABBA#

907982

DOB

1/7/12

BW EPD

3.6

WW EPD

29.9 - Top 6%

YW EPD

47.5 - Top 3%

Milk EPD

5.9

REA EPD

0.22 - Top 6%

Marbling EPD

0.04

% Retail Product EPD

-0.12

Tenderness EPD

0.02

Actual BW

78

Adj. WW

665

Adj. YW

1160

Adj. IMF

3.61

Adj. REA

13.29

Adj. REA/CWT

1.15

Adj. BF

.46

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50

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617 Cow Family ABBA#

780619

DOB

1/5/98

BW EPD

4.2

WW EPD

20.2

YW EPD

23.7

Milk EPD

6.6

REA EPD

-0.10

Marbling EPD

-0.10

% Retail Product EPD

.09 - Top 6%

Tenderness EPD

0.25

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+Mr. V8 287/5 +Mr. V8 702/3 SIRE: +Mr. V8 777/4 +Miss V8 666/3 +Mr. V8 700/3 DAM: +Miss V8 611/4 Miss Choice of USSC 77

+JDH Mr. Rha Ely Manso Queen of Sugarland 175 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 +Miss V8 617/2 (+)JDH Remington Manso Miss V8 166/3 +Lok-Mor Suville 11 Ms Choice of USSC 46

Superstroke has earned his place in Brahman history books as one of the greatest sires of modern Brahman cattle breeding. From the period of 2001-2006, Superstroke progeny ruled the Brahman breed in the United States and worldwide producing countless champions, donor females, and herd sires. Today, he is buried there at the front entrance to the show barn, where he walked those pens and pastures as the proud king of V8 Ranch. A few of his lifetime highlights include... • Undefeated Get-Of-Sire winner at Houston for 5 years (2002 to 2006). • 10 Register of Renowns, 2 International Champions, 1 National Champion in his 3-generation pedigree. • Sire of International Champion Mr. V8 960/5, herd bull for V8, Windy Hill and Carlos Lee. • Sire of National Champion and Reserve International Champion Mr. V8 924/5, herd bull for Kallion Farms. • Sire of International Champion Mr. V8 730/5 “Tomcat”, herd bull for Satterfield Ranch. • Sire of International Champion and National Champion Female, +Miss V8 143/6 • Sire of International Champion Female, +Miss V8 228/6, dam of 2012 International Champion Female. • Sire of 5 Register of Renown daughters. • As of January 2013, he had more than 700 progeny registered through the ABBA. • In 2013, Superstroke ranked #17 in the ABBA Register of Renown and ranked 20th on the list of most widely-used Brahman sires of all time.


617 Cow Family ABBA#

854004

DOB

3/10/06

BW EPD

2.6

WW EPD

36.3 - Top 1%

YW EPD

54.1 - Top 1%

Milk EPD

6.1

REA EPD

.33 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

.09 - Top 3%

% Retail Product EPD

0.03

Tenderness EPD

0.06

Actual BW

77

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100

+Mr. V8 380/6 (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 287/5 DAM: Miss V8 170/6 +Miss V8 567/3

JDH Manso Grande 488 JDH Lady Shano Manso (+)JJ Didor Crata 389 =JDH Ms. Rem Manso 7 +Mr. V8 777/4 +Miss V8 611/4 (=)JDH Resoto Ailanti Lady Capo of USSC 27

#1 Top Selling International V8 Semen Sire in 2012 to 2014 In the Fall 2014 ABBA sire summary, 380 was a triple trait leader for 2014 National Champion Female weaning weight, yearling weight and ribeye area. He is a performance Sired by +Mr. V8 380/6 bull who still maintains style. He is heavy muscled, very attractive, totally balanced in his phenotype, expresses massive breed character, and is totally athletic and structurally correct from every angle. As a two-year-old he weighed 2,190 pounds with a hip height of 63 inches. He ranks in the top 1% for WW, top 1% for YW, and top 3% for marbling. Progeny highlights include: • Sire of 2014 U.S. National Champion Female • Sire of leading Red Show Heifer of the Year point winner as of print date (February 2015) • 2014 Houston Get of Sire Champion • Sire of 2014 Reserve Champion Female at Houston • Sire of the 2012 International Champion Bull, 2012 Venezuelan National Champion Bull • Sire of the 2012 U.S. Reserve National Champion Female • Sire of the 2012 Honduras Reserve National Champion Bull • 3 Time Reserve U.S. National Champion Get-of-Sire (2012, 2011, 2012) • Sire of numerous champions, high sellers, donor females and herd bulls worldwide. V8 Ranch - 25


Rose Cow Family ABBA#

857112

DOB

11/15/06

BW EPD

3.0

WW EPD

30.0 - Top 3%

YW EPD

44.7 - Top 3%

Milk EPD

7.2

REA EPD

.35 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

0.08

% Retail Product EPD

0.04

Tenderness EPD

-0.03

Actual BW

77

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Mr. V8 463/6 (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: Miss V8 209/6 +Miss V8 495/5

JDH Manso Grande 488 JDH Lady Shano Manso (+)JJ Didor Crata 389 =JDH Ms. Rem Manso 7 +Mr. V8 189/4 +Miss V8 287/3 JDH Mr. Manso 288/1 +Miss V8 570/3

In the Fall 2014 ABBA Sire Summary Mr. V8 463/6 was a trait leader for ribeye area. #1 high indexing sire group of the 2015 and 2012 ABBA Carcass Evaluation Program. Mr. V8 463/6 is the 2009 National Champion Bull. Dark pigmented, loaded with muscle, and a great disposition describe Mr. V8 463/6. He moves like a cat and is optimum framed with outstanding breed character. 463’s pedigree represents an excellent blend of +Karu 800 on the top side, out of a leading +Mr. V8 901/4 daughter. His dam, Miss V8 209/6 is the 2009 Reserve International Champion out of the legendary “Rose,” +Miss V8 495/5 cow. 463 is one of our powerhouse carcass bulls. He is GeneSTAR tested in the top 10% of all beef breeds for feed efficiency. He also ranks in the Top 5% of the breed for weaning weight and top 8% of the breed for yearling weight.


571 Cow Family ABBA#

872232

DOB

4/6/08

BW EPD

2.0

WW EPD

21.5

YW EPD

44.2 - Top 10%

Milk EPD

2.7

REA EPD

-0.02

Marbling EPD

0.02

% Retail Product EPD

0.02

Tenderness EPD

-0.01

Actual BW

83

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Mr. V8 675/6 JDH Charley’s Jazz 946/1 SIRE: +Mr. V8 203/6 Miss V8 189/5 +Mr. V8 287/5 DAM: +Miss V8 143/6 +Miss V8 606/5

(+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso 590/6 +JDH Lady Manso 76/1 (+) JJ Didor Crata 389 +Miss V8 165/4 +Mr. V8 777/4 +Miss V8 611/4 (=)JDH Sir Alexo Manso +Miss V8 571/3

Miss V8 835/7 Sired by 675 and out of Miss V8 341/7

Mr. V8 675/6, owned with Patrick Lim, Thailand, is one of the top bulls on the ranch. In his first two calf crops, he has produced significant offspring including: • Miss V8 700/7, many time junior show champion owned by Samantha Nichols • Miss V8 727/7, owned by Emily Jernigan, 2013 TJBA Grand Champion Female • Miss V8 835/7, out of Miss V8 341/7, one of the top females on our open show string • Miss V8 853/7, 2014 San Antonio Junior Show Reserve Grand Champion and dominating junior show female owned by Garrison Tullos. As a show bull, 675 was a dominant winner from 2009-2011 including Reserve Grand Champion at Ft. Worth in 2011 and San Antonio in 2010. His dam is the former International and National Champion Female, +Miss V8 143/6. His sire is +Mr. V8 203/6, is a light birth weight Charley’s Jazz son. He is a bull that will add or maintain bone, while adding muscle and eye appeal. V8 Ranch - 27


Miss Priss Cow Family ABBA#

882095

DOB

2/14/09

BW EPD

4.3

WW EPD

35.8 - Top 1%

YW EPD

46.5 - Top 1%

Milk EPD

6.5

REA EPD

0.38 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

0.11 - Top 2%

% Retail Product EPD

0.07 - Top 10%

Tenderness EPD

0.01

Actual BW

78

Adj. WW

694

Adj. YW

1061

Adj. IMF

4.25

Adj. REA

14.6

Adj. REA/CWT

1.13

Adj. BF

.37

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Mr. V8 830/6 (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 287/5 DAM: +Miss V8 228/6 $Miss V8 910/4

JDH Manso Grande 488 JDH Lady Shano Manso (+)JJ Didor Crata 389 =JDH Ms. Rem Manso 7 +Mr. V8 777/4 +Mr. V8 611/4 Mr. V8 825/3 +Miss V8 287/3

#5 Top Selling Semen Sire Worldwide in 2014; #2 Top Semen Seller to Commercial or Crossbreeding Clients. Mr. V8 830/6 was a many time division winner and including Reserve Senior Champion at the 2011 Mr. V8 830/6 is one of the most consistent producing Kickoff Classic bulls of uniform, big ribbed, heavy muscled, easy fleshing, fast growing and low birth weight calves. His first calf crop of sons are highlights of our 2015 Power of Performance Bull Sale. Breed with confidence to a wide variety of cows. At 12 months of age, he scanned a 14.6 REA and had a 4.25% IMF. V8 Ranch has always felt that our business is the BEEF business, however our search for carcass excellence has been tremendously escalated in the past three years. Mr. V8 830/6 is sired by two International Champion parents (Karu and Miss V8 228/6). He is also a full brother to Adrian Land’s 2012 International Champion Female, Miss V8 137/7. Mr. V8 830/6 is an extremely thick, structurally correct, masculine bull with great breed character. He ranks in the top 1% for weaning and yearling weight, and the top 2% of the Brahman breed for marbling. We are excited to use 830 as a tool in our continued quest for carcass improvement. Colombian semen rights owned by Ganaderia Rio Grande SAS.


Miss Priss Cow Family ABBA#

733891

DOB

5/8/95

BW EPD

1.8

WW EPD

12.7

YW EPD

27.5

Milk EPD

1.3

REA EPD

.20 - Top 10%

Marbling EPD

-.02

% Retail Product EPD

.32 - Top 1%

Tenderness EPD

-0.16 - Top 3%

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+Mr. V8 901/4 MN Mayro Manso 433/2 (=)JDH Mr Supercalc Manso JDH Lady Oyo Manso 890 SIRE: +Mr. V8 189/4 Mr. V8 622/2 Miss V8 906/2 Ester of Sugarland 78 JDH Gocha Rha Manso +JDH Mr. Rha Ely Manso JDH Miss Ele Manso 190/5 DAM: +Miss V8 287/3 +Mr. 3X Mucho Grande +Miss 3X Mucho Grande 60 Miss 3X Repuchogrande

1998 International Champion Bull. If you asked any elite Brahman breeder worldwide, chances are they would say that during the course of the last 15 years, they’ve had success using Miss V8 382/6, a 901 daughter and Grand Champion +Mr. V8 901/4. The reason 901 works so well is because he is Female at Houston in 2013. a light birth weight sire and one of the most eye appealing, structurally correct sires in the breed. Consistency is his best quality; His offspring are easy fleshing, good-doing cattle that are very merchandisable. +Mr. V8 901/4 daughters make great cows that work well with many different sire lines. Even today, there are numerous 901 offspring in the V8 show string and on the ABBA show circuit with other breeders because of his dependability. He is the sire of the 2013 International Champion Female and 2013 All American Champion Female, as well as numerous other recent winners. He also sired Miss V8 780/5, a past Houston Grand Champion Female. Even today, we continually use 901 as our “go to bull” for siring consistent quality. Owned with Windy Hill Ranch.

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Claydesta Cow Family ABBA#

890272

DOB

1/5/10

BW EPD

3.5

WW EPD

28.1

YW EPD

45.6 - Top 6%

Milk EPD

5.0

REA EPD

.38 - Top 3%

Marbling EPD

0.03

% Retail Product EPD

0.14 - Top 4%

Tenderness EPD

-0.10

Actual BW

102

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Mr. V8 948/6 +Mr. V8 189/4 SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 +Miss V8 287/3 +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: +Miss V8 551/6 Miss V8 716/5

(=)JDH Mr Supercalc Manso Miss V8 906/2 +JDH Mr. Rha Ely Manso +Miss 3X Mucho Grande 60 (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599 JDH Lady Rem S. Manso +Mr. V8 777/4 +Miss V8 80/5

+Miss V8 551/6 - Dam of 948 and former National Champion Female

A top young herd sire with a lot of promise! After completing his show career, we bred 948 to the set of cows we purchased from D Bar Ranch and the calves were extremely consistent in quality. His best daughter was purchased by the Janik family and will be shown on the junior show circuit. Mr. V8 948/6 is a phenomenal young herd sire with a world of potential. Sired by the famed +Mr. V8 901/4, he carries the legendary +Miss V8 287/3 cow family on the top side, matched with the style and power of the Claydesta cow family on the bottom side. His dam is the National Champion +Miss V8 551/6 who is a rare daughter of the deceased 2000 Reserve National Champion Miss V8 716/5 “Nancy� cow who was named in honor of Nancy Satterfield, who owns the grand dam, +Miss V8 80/5. As a show bull, 948 was extremely consistent including being Reserve Senior Champion at the 2012 Kickoff Classic, Junior Champion at the 2012 Dixie National, and 2011 International Calf Champion. Owned with Bob & Theresa Morris.


Mr. V8 51/6

(+)Mr. V8 202/3

SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: +Miss V8 98/6 Limited Semen Remaining

SIRE: (+) JDH Atari Manso DAM: +Empress of Sugarland101 Winningest Brahman bull in breed history

+Mr. V8 203/6

SIRE: JDH Charley’s Jazz 946/1 DAM: +Miss V8 189/5 • 165 Cow Family Excellent carcass bull

Mr. V8 306/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +JDH Jennessa Manso Full brother to the 2014 Reserve International Champion Female, Miss V8 709/7

Top Young Prospect

Mr. V8 407/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 614/6 DAM: +Miss V8 143/6 Super young prospect who’s generating a lot of attention at the barn.

Mr. V8 442/6

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: Miss V8 208/6 • Claydesta Cow Family High performing bull with tremendous breed character

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Top Young Prospect

Mr. V8 458/7

SIRE: +JDH MR Elmo Manso DAM: Miss V8 100/7 • 98 Cow Family Reserve Grand Champion Bull at San Antonio 2014

Top Young Prospect

Mr. V8 501/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: Miss V8 23/7

Top Young Prospect

Mr. V8 510/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 659/6 DAM: Miss V8 148/7 Heaviest adjusted weaning weight of our spring 2013 calf crop out of a first calf heifer.

+Mr. V8 777/4 Powerstroke SIRE: +Mr. V8 702/3 DAM: +Miss V8 666/3 • 617 Cow Family A worldwide favorite and extremely popular in Central America

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Mr. V8 614/6

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso DAM: +JDH Marri Holly Manso The top Avery son in our herd.

+Mr. V8 846/5 The Rock

SIRE: +JDH Gotham Manso DAM: +Miss V8 653/5 • 983 Cow Family Excellent maternal producer


Mr. V8 960/5

Mr. V8 977/6

SIRE: +Mr. V8 287/5 DAM: +Miss V8 552/6

SIRE: Mr. V8 463/6 DAM: Miss V8 697/6 Super thick, also popular in club calf sector

+JDH Sir Avery Manso

JDH Cannon Manso 69/8

SIRE: +JDH SIr Liberty Manso DAM: JDH Miss Acacia Manso Excellent female producer!

SIRE: JDH Josiah Manso DAM: JDH Lady Red Bay Manso

Volume Discounts Available

Purchase 100 or more units and take 10% off your order. For clients wishing to purchase a minimum of 2,000 units of semen, we offer large volume discounts. Volume pricing ranges from $10 per unit to $90 per unit depending on the bull and his availability. The following bulls are available for volume discounts on total orders of 2000 units or more. Please email office@v8ranch.com for more information.

Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” Mr. V8 51/6 Mr. V8 85/7 Mr. V8 111/6 Mr. V8 114/6 Mr. V8 125/7 Mr. V8 135/7 Mr. V8 139/7 Mr. V8 183/7 “Gator

Mr. V8 191/7 Mr. V8 194/7 Mr. V8 202/3 +Mr. V8 203/6 Mr. V8 212/3 (P) Mr. V8 243/7 Mr. V8 259/7 Mr. V8 274/7 Mr. V8 287/5

Mr. V8 306/7 Mr. V8 380/6 Mr. V8 463/6 Mr. V8 614/6 Mr. V8 702/3 Mr. V8 815/5 Mr. V8 830/6 Mr. V8 846/5 Mr. V8 901/4

Mr. V8 960/5 JDH Sir Avery Manso McSaddle Rio Negro 496 Rio Cherokee 1/356 Danny D (Shorthorn) Diego D (Shorthorn)

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AT V8, THE COW FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT EQUATION IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAM.

CURRENT DONORS AND HEADLINING FEMALES

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Miss V8 13/7

+Miss V8 14/6

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso DAM: +Miss V8 14/6 4/5 Cow Family

SIRE: +Mr. V8 777/4 DAM: +Miss V8 4/5 617 x 4/5 Cow Family

Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 21/8

Miss V8 23/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: Miss V8 382/6 617 x Miss Priss Cow Family

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 DAM: +Miss V8 933/5 4/5 Cow Family

Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 33/8

SIRE: Mr. V8 191/7 DAM: +Miss V8 209/7 Claydesta x Rose Cow Family

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Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 37/8

SIRE: Mr. V8 194/7 DAM: Miss V8 829/6 Claydesta, Rose and 165 Cow Families


Miss V8 99/7

Miss V8 43/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +Miss V8 484/4 617 x Miss Priss Cow Family

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: +Miss V8 484/4 Miss Priss Cow Family

Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 100/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 736/5 DAM: Miss V8 510/6 • 98 Cow Family Only polled grey female in USA to be National Champion

Miss V8 128/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: $Miss V8 910/4 617 x Miss Priss Cow Family

Miss V8 102/8

SIRE: Mr. V8 977/6 DAM: Miss V8 597/6 Rose, 4/5 and Miss Priss Cow Families

+Miss V8 137/7

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: +Miss V8 228/6 • Miss Priss Cow Family 2012 International Champion Female

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Miss V8 178/7

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso DAM: Miss V8 567/6

Miss V8 274/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +Miss V8 797/6 Reserve National Champion • 617 x 98 Cow Families

Miss V8 363/6

SIRE: JDH Le Grand Manso DAM: Miss V8 630/5 2005 National Champion

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+Miss V8 209/6

SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: +Miss V8 495/5 Miss Priss x Rose Cow Family

Miss V8 341/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +JDH Lady Pitman Manso 730/7 617 x JDH Jennessa cow family. Dam of Miss V8 835/7.

Miss V8 382/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: +Miss JS 482/2 • Miss Priss Cow Family 2013 International Champion - Dam of Miss V8 21/8


+Miss V8 410/6

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: +JJ Ms West Didor 96 Dam of Ocho Cinco and donor 463/7.

+Miss V8 464/6

SIRE: (+)JDH Mr. Charley Manso 590/6 DAM: +Miss V8 188/5 • Claydesta Family Houston and World Brahman Congress Grand Champion • Dam of 3 herd bulls

Miss V8 508/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +Miss V8 98/6 617 x 98 Cow Family

Miss V8 463/7

SIRE: #JADL Rey Te 110 DAM: +Miss V8 410/6 • 410 Cow Family Deep bodied, powerful young donor and 2011 Reserve National Champion

Miss V8 507/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: Miss V8 805/6 Exciting young donor with high marbling and a stellar show record.

Miss V8 510/6

SIRE: (=)Mr. V8 332/4 DAM: +Miss V8 98/6 98 Cow Family

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+Miss V8 551/6

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: Miss V8 716/5 • Claydesta cow family 2006 National Champion • Dam of 948 herd bull

Miss V8 639/6

SIRE: +JDH Karu Manso 800 DAM: +Miss V8 14/6 • 4/5 Cow Family

Miss V8 663/6

SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM: +Miss V8 907/5 Miss Priss x Claydesta Cow Family

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Miss V8 626/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +JDH Ms Water Manso 239 • Water cow family 2014 National Champion Female

Miss V8 645/6

SIRE: Mr. V8 924/5 DAM: +JDH Lady Pitman Manso 730/7 617 x Jennessa Cow Family • Dam of champions for V8 and RB Ranch

Miss V8 694/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 442/6 DAM: +JDH Lady Jennessa Manso 2013 Reserve National Champion • Claydesta x Jennessa Cow Family


Miss V8 696/6

SIRE: JDH Sir Parker Manso DAM: +Miss V8 910/4 • Miss Priss Cow Family

Top Young Donor

Miss V8 709/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +JDH Lady Jennessa Manso 2014 Reserve International Champion Female • 617 x Jenessa Cow Family

Miss V8 697/6

SIRE: JDH Sir Parker Manso DAM: +Miss V8 933/5 • 4/5 Family

Top Young Donor

Miss V8 749/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: Miss V8 13/7 617 x 4/5 Cow Family

Top Young Donor

Miss V8 751/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 354/6 DAM: +Miss V8 410/6

+Miss V8 797/6

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 DAM: +Miss V8 98/6 Dam of 135 and 139 herd bulls plus many excellent daughters.

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Miss V8 805/6

SIRE: +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/6 DAM: +Miss V8 827/4 Outstanding Avery daughter who consistently produces quality.

Miss V8 829/6

SIRE: Mr. V8 114/6 DAM: +Miss V8 38/6 • 165 Cow Family

Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 833/6

Miss V8 835/7

SIRE: Mr. V8 114/6 DAM: +Miss V8 38/6 Rose x 165 Cow Family

SIRE: Mr. V8 675/6 DAM: Miss V8 341/7 571 x Jennessa Cow Family

Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 844/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6 DAM: +JDH Ms Water Manso • 617 x Water Cow Family Calf Champion at Houston 2014

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Miss V8 888/6

SIRE: Mr. V8 924/5 DAM: +JDH Lady Pitman Manso 730/7 • Jennessa Cow Family Dam of Garrison Tullos’ Gypsy heifer, breeds red and gray.


Top Young Prospect

Miss V8 902/7

SIRE: +Mr. V8 380/6

Miss V8 997/5

DAM JDH Dawn Manso (Liberty)

SIRE: +Mr. V8 901/4 DAM +Miss V8 983/3 Miss Priss x 983 Cow Family

Frozen Embryos Available V8 Ranch has approximately 300 frozen embryos available for sale private treaty. These embryos are priced at $500 to $1500 per egg. Though our inventory changes throughout the year after each flush, these are some of the more donors in which we have embryos for sale. EMBRYOS AVAILABLE BY: JDH Lady Jerry Manso 60/1 x Superstroke JDH Lady Manso 462/4 x Wiseguy Miss Pecan Acres 130 x Karu Miss V8 101/6 x Avery, 332/4

+Miss V8 614/5

+JDH Jenessa Manso

+Miss V8 797/6(P)

Embryos by JDH Berkman (Pictured 16 years old) and El Rey 110 Embryos by 203/6 and 463/6

Embryos by 960/5

332/4 and 281/4 JDH

Miss V8 272/7

Embryos by JDH Berkman

Miss V8 164/6 x Superstroke and 675 Miss V8 326/7 x 901 Miss V8 327/6 x Karu and 587/6 Sugarland Miss V8 328/6 x 901 Miss V8 374/6 x 960 Miss V8 386/6 x Avery

Miss V8 625/6

JJ Ms Manso Didor 452/2 JDH Lady Presley 978/6 Embryos by 846/5 The Rock

Embryos by JDH Avery

Embryos by 51/6

Miss V8 194/6 Embryos by 901

Miss V8 432/6 x 901 Miss V8 567/6 x Karu Miss V8 605/5 x Avery and 960 Miss V8 649/6 x 901 Miss V8 682/6 x 380 Miss V8 71/7 x 85/7

Miss V8 387/6

Embryos by 191 and Avery

Miss V8 815/6 x Avery and 380

Miss V8 249/6

Embryos by El Rey 110 and JDH Ashton

Miss V8 401/6

Embryos by JDH Fusig and 960

Miss V8 834/6 x El Rey 110 Miss WLC 75 x Superstroke Miss V8 645/6

Embryos by JDH Avery and Fusig

Miss V8 697/6

Embryos by Charley’s Jazz and 85/7

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V8

Miss V8 104/2 1976 National Champion

Miss V8 187/3 “Cover Girl” 1987 International Champion

Ranch is one of the most celebrated ranch in Brahman breed history, being the breeder of more National Grand Champions, more International Grand Champions, and more All American Grand Champions than any other ranch since ABBA’s formation in 1924. This is a huge accomplishment in itself, but even more impressive when you factor in that V8 Ranch did not win it’s first national championship until 1976 and it’s first international championship until 1984. Another proud accomplishment is the fact that while we are the breeder of these champions, many times it is our customers who enjoyed the spotlight of success. Several of our champions in open shows are cattle that we have sold to fellow breeders, and that makes us just as happy as if we would have been the ones at the halter on that day. Over the past 40 years V8 Ranch has established their place in Brahman history as being known as the elite ranch of champions. While the show ring is not our first priority, it is a testament to the quality of our program, our breeding, and our vision for excellence.

+Mr. V8 666/3 1990 National Champion

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National Champion Bulls 2013 2009 2005 2004 2003 2001 1995 1993 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1979

Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion

National Champion Females 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992 1992 1990 1990 1989 1986 1984 1981 1980 1976

National Champion Female Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion - Red National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion

Mr. V8 259/7 Mr. V8 463/6 Mr. V8 960/5 Mr. V8 924/5 Mr. V8 924/5 Mr. V8 520/5 Mr. V8 440/4 Mr. V8 301/4 “Poncho” +Mr. V8 801/3 +Mr. V8 666/3 +Mr. V8 666/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” +Mr. V8 347/2

Miss V8 626/7 Miss V8 694/7 Miss V8 274/7 Miss V8 463/7 Miss V8 100/7 (P) Miss V8 646/6 Miss V8 551/6 Miss V8 363/6 +Miss V8 143/6 +Miss V8 143/6 Miss V8 870/5 Miss V8 716/5 +Miss V8 552/5 Miss V8 466/5 Miss V8 425/5 +Miss V8 165/4 Miss V8 2/5 Miss V8 2/5 Miss V8 642/4 +Miss V8 165/4 +Miss V8 163/4 Miss V8 725/3 “Amber” Miss V8 8/4 Miss V8 490/3 Miss V8 187/3 “Cover Girl” Miss V8 888/2 +Miss V8 617/2 +Miss V8 617/2 +Miss V8 104/2

National Champion ET Produce of Dam 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2001 2000 1999

National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion

+Miss V8 464/6 Miss V8 410/6 Miss V8 410/6 +Miss V8 143/6 +JDH Lady Charity Manso 131/1 +Miss V8 827/4 Miss V8 208/6 +JJ Ms West Didor 96 +Miss V8 552/5 +JDH Rodea Manso 848/5 +Miss V8 80/5 +Miss V8 80/5 +Miss V8 983/3

1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1990 1988

National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion

+Miss V8 287/3 +Miss V8 666/3 +Miss V8 22/3 +Miss V8 571/3 +Miss V8 30/3 +Miss V8 617/2 +JDH Miss Frem Manso 206

National Champion Natural Produce of Dam 2003 2002 1996 1990 1989 1988 1979

National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion

Miss V8 523/5 Miss V8 523/5 +Miss V8 163/4 +Miss V8 166/3 +Miss Elephante 30-25/1 +Empress of Sugarland 101-145/9 +Miss V8 218/1

National Champion Get of Sire 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2004 2003 1997 1995 1993 1992 1991 1990 1988 1985 1984 1979

Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion Reserve National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion

+Mr. V8 380/6 +Mr. V8 380/6 +Mr. V8 380/6 +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 +Mr. V8 846/5 “The Rock” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 189/4 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” +MN Red Mayro 257/2 +MN Red Mayro 257/2 +Sugarland’s Loxa Crata 98-561-5

International Champion Bulls 2014 2014 2012 2006 2005 2005 2004 2003 2002 1998 1997 1993 1992 1991 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1985 1982

Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion Red International Champion International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion Red Reserve International Champion Red Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion

Mr. V8 191/7 Mr. Red V8 241/7 Mr. V8 918/6 Mr. V8 960/5 +Mr. V8 846/5 “The Rock” Mr. V8 924/5 Mr. V8 730/5 “Tomcat” +Mr. V8 846/5 “The Rock” Mr. V8 612/5 +Mr. V8 901/4 +Mr. V8 777/4 “Powerstroke” Mr. V8 222/4 “Wiseguy” Mr. V8 850/3 +Mr. V8 700/3 +Mr. V8 733/3 +Mr. V8 733/3 +Mr. V8 666/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” +MN Red May 257/2

International Champion ET Produce of Dam 2014 2013 2012 2011

International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion

+Miss V8 464/6 +Miss V8 410/6 +Miss V8 228/6 +Miss V8 143/6

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2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 1992 1990 1989 1982

International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion

+JDH Marri Holly Manso 50/6 +Miss V8 827/4 +Miss V8 188/5 +Miss V8 552/5 +Miss V8 495/5 “Rose” +Miss V8 606/4 +Miss V8 80/5 +Miss V8 80/5 +Miss V8 165/4 +Miss V8 287/3 +Ms Claydesta 807/U5 +Miss V8 571/3 +Miss V8 22/3 +Miss V8 617/2 +Miss V8 617/2 +SW Saddle’s Fancy Lady 300

International Champion Get of Sire 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1996 1993 1992 1990 1989 1989 1983

International Champion Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion

+Mr. V8 380/6 +Mr. V8 380/6 +Mr. V8 380/6 +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 +Mr. V8 846/5 “The Rock” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” +Mr. V8 777/4 “Powerstroke” (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 (+)Mr. V8 202/3 +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot” +WR Suva 203

International Champion Females 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2009 2007 2007 2005 2005 2003 2003 2002 2001 1999 1997 1996 1995 1995 1993 1991 1990 1989

Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion International Reserve Champion International Champion

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Miss V8 709/7 Miss V8 382/7 Miss V8 137/7 Miss V8 137/7 Miss V8 804/6 Miss V8 954/6 Miss V8 858/6 Miss V8 464/6 Miss V8 551/6 +Miss V8 228/6 Miss V8 209/6 +Miss V8 143/6 Miss V8 144/6 +Miss V8 831/5 +Miss V8 780/5 Miss V8 466/5 +Miss V8 73/5 Miss V8 2/5 Miss V8 850/4 +Miss V8 600/4 Miss V8 165/4 Miss V8 725/3 “Amber” Miss V8 843/3 Miss V8 453/3

1989 1988 1986 1984

International Champion - Red Reserve International Champion International Champion International Champion

Miss V8 490/3 Miss V8 250/3 Miss V8 187/3 “Cover Girl” Miss V8 779/2

International Champion Natural Produce of Dam 1990 1989 1988 1986

International Champion International Champion International Champion International Champion

World Brahman Congress

2008 Grand Champion Female 2008 Grand Champion ET Produce of Dam 1985 Reserve Grand Champion Bull

+Miss V8 166/3 +Miss V8 617/2 +Empress of Sugarland 101-145/9 +Lady Bevo 910/1

Miss V8 464/6 +Miss V8 38/6 +Mr. V8 15/3 “Big Shot”

ABBA Show Heifer of the Year 2010

Show Female of the Year

Miss V8 954/6

All American Champions (Junior Nationals) 2012 2011 2011 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1997 1996 1996 1995 1994 1993 1991 1990 1987 1985

Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Bull Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Bull Grand Champion Female Reserve Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Reserve Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Champion Female Reserve Grand Champion Female

Miss V8 484/7, Austin Gonzales Miss V8 174/7, Kelli Lucas Mr. V8 918/6, Amie Ferguson Miss V8 458/6, Rachel Lyons Miss V8 249/6, Bailey Richard +Miss V8 143/6, Aaron Acevedo +Mr. V8 846/5, Derrick Smith Miss V8 870/6, Aaron Acevedo Miss V8 870/6, Aaron Acevedo Miss V8 180/5, Rachel Williams Miss V8 180/5, Rachel Williams Miss V8 2/5, Catherine Williams Miss V8 835/4, Catherine Williams +Miss V8 600/4, Rachel Williams +Miss V8 600/4, Rachel Williams Miss V8 166/4, Rachel Williams Miss V8 725/3, Rachel Williams Miss V8 450/3, Rachel Williams Miss V8 55/3, George Tullos

ABBA Carcass Evaluation Program 2012 2012 2015

Grand Champion Indexing Steer Mr. V8 148/7 Grand Champion High Indexing Sire Group Mr. V8 463/7 Grand Champion High Indexing Sire Group Mr. V8 463/7


Seedstock Producers. Commercial Roots.

V8 Ranch is known worldwide as an elite seedstock producer, but we’re also commercial producers, with more than 50 years of making a living in the commercial cattle business. So we don’t just claim to understand what the commercial cattleman wants....we know, because we use our bulls too! Ranch owners Sloan & Mollie Williams are commercial producers at heart. In the hey-days of their herd they operated over 10,000 head of commercial cattle spread all across Texas. Today, they own and manage a commercial herd of 1,400 females which are part of our Brahman F-1 program. These Brahman influence females are used in a three-breed rotation mated to Angus and Hereford bulls to create Brahman F1s. The resulting offspring are then bred to Charolais and Angus bulls for terminal crosses. We also use bulls from our Shorthorn program crossed with Brahman cows for replacement recip cows for their docility, milk and fertility. When commercial bull buyers come to look at V8 bulls, we can easily show them our own herd as a practical example of how our cattle perform in a crossbreeding program. We also market our own commercial cattle at auction barns, special sales, sell to the feedlot, and retain ownership on our own steers depending on the market. So, when you buy a bull or a group of females from V8 to go into an F1 program, we know what you need...because we do it ourselves every day of the year! True, many people know us for our accomplishments in the show ring. That’s natural, because those are high profile accomplishments. While the show ring is an advertising tool, we make our living in the BEEF business, not the show ring.

At V8 Ranch, our business is the beef business.

Photo by Christi Lee, taken at 74-51 Ranch.

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QUALITY IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skilfull execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. -Will Foster

Ranch Business Office: 1730 North Richmond • Wharton, Texas 77488 979-253-8863 • Fax: 979-532-9977 • office@v8ranch.com www.v8ranch.com • @v8ranch • #v8ranch Sloan & Mollie Williams, Ranch Owners PO Box 227, Hungerford, TX 77448 979-532-2959 (home) or 979-533-0505 (Sloan Cell) Jim & Luann Williams 979-657-2587 • 979-533-1279 (Jim/WhatsApp) Brandon & Rachel Cutrer 601-466-7536 (Brandon/WhatsApp) 979-218-4157 (Rachel/WhatsApp) Kolten Thigpen, Herdsman 830-426-1713 Photo by Luke Neumayr, www.lukeandcat.com


V8 Ranch 2015 Herd Reference