V8 Ranch® is home to some of the world’s finest American Brahman and Shorthorn cattle. The ranch operates in a four-county area located one hour south of Houston on approximately 5,000 acres along the Texas gulf coast. The purebred Brahman herd consists of 300 breeding age females with a large emphasis on embryo transfer. Our Brahman herd is a primarily a closed herd, with focus on linebreeding exceptional cow families since 1944. The Shorthorn herd was established in 1986 and includes a 50-head herd of elite Shorthorn cattle for show and crossbreeding. With a rich ranching heritage, we are proud to be one of the oldest continually operating Brahman herds in existence in the United States. V8 cattle are known for their conformation, muscling, fertility, breed character, carcass traits, efficiency and that signature eye-appealing V8 style.™
Cattleman worldwide look to V8 Ranch for outstanding Brahman cattle to be used in seedstock and commercial programs. Brahman cattle are ranked #1 for hybrid vigor, efficiency and environmental adaptability. Because of these traits and our high quality cattle, we have sold cattle to every state in the southern U.S. and exported cattle all across North and South America, Central America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Our cattle are guaranteed and our reputation of business integrity and quality cattle have helped us build our business around repeat customers who come to V8 each year for their Brahman bulls and females.
The Preferred Choice for Commercial Beef Producers, Seedstock Breeders, or Junior Showmen
We offer high profile genetics, proven cow families, top Brahman sires, documented performance data and carcass ultrasound data on our cattle. We are proud to have one of the most detailed cow production record systems in the Brahman breed, with complete records dating back to 1971. Because of our intense ET program, we are able to offer our top genetics to junior exhibitors as well. In addition to our purebred herd, we currently own and manage a commercial herd of 1,400 females which are part of our three-breed rotational Brahman F-1 program. This experience gives us an advantage since we have been earning a living for more than 50 years in the commercial business. For 40 years, we have worked with thousands of beef producers using Brahman cattle in their F-1 program, using V8 Brahman females bred to Hereford or Angus bulls, or using our low birthweight Brahman bulls on their Angus or Hereford females.
No other ranch in Brahman history has bred more National Grand Champions,or International Grand Champions, or All American Grand Champions than V8 Ranch. We have been a multiple time winner of the HK Trophy for Premier Exhibitor of the International Show, and are home to over 30 ABBA register of renown females. Our Shorthorn cattle have won championships at Denver, Louisville, Junior Nationals, and many more major Shorthorn shows. In 2012, we were honored as Beef Improvement Federation’s Seedstock Producer of the Year.
Since 1944, V8 Ranch has been known for excellence in cattle ranching. For the past 50 years members of the Williams family have worked together with a clear goal of breeding for success through focusing on outstanding cow families. As a hands on, working family ranch, we are very proud of the fact that V8 Ranch has been managed by our immediate family each and every day of the year, currently with three-generations working together on the ranch. We give all of the glory to God, who guides our daily lives of doing business with integrity and taking pride in excellence in all that we do.
V8 Ranch cattle are born, raised and processed in the United States.