V8 Ranch – Brahman Days Workshop
Held at the Boling Community Center
This is a 1 day, hands on workshop taught by V8 Ranch and industry leaders. It’s designed for those who are truly committed and interested in being the best possible Brahman breeder they can. Topics will address performance, breeding philosophy, breed character, selection, marketing, and more. The workshop is open to anyone interested in Brahman cattle.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click below to register for our upcoming workshop. If you have at least 2 in your group, make sure to use our Buddy Registration to save 10% on both admissions!
If you are a client who has purchased cattle, semen or embryos from V8 Ranch in 2018, 2017 or 2016, you are eligible to receive 2 complimentary tickets. Please register here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, October 26th
10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions – Chris Shivers & Jim Williams
10:10 a.m. – The Responsibility of a Seedstock Breeder – Brandon Cutrer
In this talk, Brandon Cutrer will discuss the Brahman breeders responsibility for accuracy in performance, customer service, marketing, guarantees, breeding programs, and other pertinent information that is needed for success in the purebred Brahman business.
11:00 a.m. – The Role of Brahman in Crossbreeding and the Beef Industry – Dr. Matt Spangler
Dr. Spangler a professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is one of the leading animal scientists in the nation. Here in Texas, we know Brahman is king but in other parts of the nation, we still need to share the story of the Brahman benefits and traits. Dr. Spangler will discuss the role of Brahman in crossbreeding on a national level and the importance of birth weights, performance data, hybrid vigor, and more.
11:45 a.m. – Lunch at the Boling Community Center
12:30 p.m. Understanding EPDs with national geneticists, to be announced
1:15 p.m. – Producer Panel: “What I WISH I Knew When I Started In The Brahman Business”
Learn from some of our most successful customers on their successes and failures of what they wish they knew when they got started in the Brahman business! Panel will feature Tyler Hughes of Alabama, Steve Martin of Texas, and Sam Sparks of Texas.
2:00 p.m. Breeding for Consistency and Uniformity – Jim Williams
Topics on live cattle evaluation, selection, our management program, management calendar, selecting the right bull for your cows. Jim will also discuss breed character, conformation and more!
3:00 p.m. – Hands on Demonstrations at the Ranch (Break into small groups and rotate)
Group 1: At Jim’s House:
- Newborn calf management
- Branding discussion
- Tour of working facilities (calving barn) and how we work our cattle
- Cattle transport
- DNA Collection
Group 2: Show Barn
- Show barn tour
- Live animal evaluation
- Halterbreaking talk
Group 3: Marketing -Community Center
- Using Facebook to Market Your Cattle
- Tips on Cattle Photography
- Ideas on how to sell Brahman cattle
5:30 p.m. til dark – Ranch Tailgate at the V8 Sale Pens
Stop by our sale pens and grab some BBQ right off the pit, while browsing our spring born heifers that will be for sale.
At 6:00 p.m., we will offer a VIP Private Sale Opportunity for VIP buyers to pre-select from the private treaty sale group prior to the public sale opening Saturday morning. Enjoy live entertainment from country music legend Johnny Rodriguez.
October 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. Private treaty offering of our Spring Born Calf Crop
We will be offering over 100 head of elite Brahman females from our spring born calf crop. Heifers will be offered in price groups, first come first served, at the price point of $20,000; $15,000; $12,500; $10,000; $7500 and $5000.