Mr. V8 968/7 is an upcoming herd sire that combines all the traits the U.S. beef industry desires: low birth weight, soundness, fertility, a moderate frame size, and great maternal strengths. While his counterpart “The Yeti” is a bull that is more destined for the international beef industry, 968 is a bull along the lines of 901 and 259 that is sure to make a big impact in the U.S.
He is perfect in his structure, and a very moderate frame size. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed for WW, YW and docility and in the top 5% for SC, CW, Fat and Tenderness. He had a WW ratio of 114; a YW ratio of 105, and a SC ratio of 104.
968 comes from a great cow family known for fertility and quality: Jennessa. She lived to age 18, with a picture perfect udder her entire productive life. All of 968’s sisters also have perfect udders. All of the females in this line are high egg producers. 968 himself collected extremely high quality semen at a very early age, and in fact has calves on the ground before he even turned 3 years old. The first calves that have been born exhibit the same shape to his hindquarter along with his rib shape and capacity.