V8 Ranch Sires and Steers Top the ABBA Carcass Evaluation Program

The ABBA has recently released the results of the 2012-2013 Brahman Carcass Evaluation Program and V8 Ranch earned the top awards in both the individual steer categories and sire group categories! We are committed to BEEF production and have been working very hard over the past few years to identify Brahman cattle with acceptable and superior carcass traits. 
 
V8 Ranch sent in a group of purebred Brahman steers to be part of the research program. The steers were fed at Graham Land & Cattle and harvested at Sam Kane. THe steers in the program were evaluated on financial profitability, ADG, ribeye area, marbling, tenderness and more. And the V8 steers dominated the program!
  • V8 Ranch had 9 out of the top 10 high indexing steers of the program.
  • V8 Ranch uses or owned an interest in all 5 of the top indexing sire groups.
V8 Ranch of Hungerford, Texas was the breeder of both the High Indexing Steer and the High Indexing Sire Group. Here we are in Houston accepting a belt buckle and trophy for both of these awards…..Brandon will be proudly wearing this new buckle.
 
 
 
Here are the results of the program….
HIGH INDEXING STEERS
  1. V8 Ranch –sired by +JDH Karu Manso 800
  2. V8 Ranch –sired by JDH Mr. Matt Manso 142/4
  3. V8 Ranch – sired by JDH Sir Vanicek Manso 340/4
  4. V8 Ranch – sired by JDH Fredrick De Manso 393/7
  5. V8 Ranch – sired by +Mr. V8 380/6
  6. V8 Ranch – sired by Mr. V8 463/6
  7. V8 Ranch – sired by #JADL Rey Te 110
  8. Loren and Edward Pratt – sired by (=)Mr. 6X Sunland 995
  9. V8 Ranch – sired by +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7
  10. V8 Ranch – sired by Mr. V8 736/5
 
OVERALL HIGH INDEXING SIREs of the program (This is a combination index based on all of the traits evaluated…Marbling, Tenderness, ADG, etc.)

1. Mr. V8 463/6 owned by V8 Ranch

 

2. +JDH Karu Manso 800 owned by Leslie Hudgins, Lazy D Farms, Satterfield Ranch, Juan Moreno, Byron Vassberg, San Rafael Ranch, Watson Land & Cattle and M.M.MAR Ranch

 

3. +Mr. V8 380/6 owned by Jim S. Williams
 

4. JDH Fredrick De Manso 393/7 owned by J.D. Hudgins-Hudgins Division and V8 Ranch
 

5. +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 owned by Jim S. Williams
 


The ABBA also released individual winners for certain traits….
HIGH INDEXING SIRE GROUPS FOR AVERAGE DAILY GAIN
  1. +Mr. V8 380/6 owned by Jim S. Williams
  2. Mr. V8 463/6 owned by V8 Ranch
  3. JDH Mr. Elmo Manso 309/4 owned by  J.D. Hudgins – Locke Brothers
  4. JDH Fredrick De Manso 393/7 owned by J.D. Hudgins –Hudgins Division and V8 Ranch
  5. +SCD Didor Esto 302/1 owned by Samuel C. Duplantis
HIGH INDEXING SIRE GROUPS FOR RIBEYE AREA/CARCASS WEIGHT
  1. St. Cyr Mr. Imperator 255 – owned by St. Cyr Brahman Farm, Inc., Chris “Chip” Beeker, Jr., Todd Smith
  2. +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 owned by Jim S. Williams
  3. (Tie)  St. Cyr Mr. Imperator 260 owned by St. Cyr Brahman Farm, Inc.
  4. (Tie)  Mr. V8 463/6 owned by V8 Ranch
  5. (=)Mr. 6X Sunland 995 owned by Loren and Edward Pratt
HIGH INDEXING SIRE GROUPS FOR MARBLING SCORE
  1. St. Cyr Mr. Imperator 255 – owned by St. Cyr Brahman Farm, Inc., Chris “Chip” Beeker, Jr., Todd Smith
  2. +JDH Karu Manso 800 owned by Leslie Hudgins, Lazy D Farms, Satterfield Ranch, Juan Moreno, Byron Vassberg,  San Rafael Ranch, Watson Land & Cattle and M.M.MAR Ranch
  3. +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 owned by Jim S. Williams
  4. NMSU 6X Cloiverdale 5129 owned by Louisiana State University, Loren & Edward Pratt, New Mexico State University
  5. (=)Mr. 6X Sunland 995 owned by Loren and Edward Pratt
HIGH INDEXING SIRE GROUPS FOR WARNER-BRATZLER SHEAR (TENDERNESS)
  1. SCD Didor Esto 302/1 owned by Samuel C. Duplantis
  2. JDH Sir Vanicek Manso 340/4 owned by J.D. Hudgins – Locke Division
  3. St. Cyr Mr. Imperator 255 – owned by St. Cyr Brahman Farm, Inc., Chris “Chip” Beeker, Jr., Todd Smith
  4. JDH Fredrick De Manso 393/7 owned by J.D. Hudgins-Hudgins Division and V8 Ranch
  5. +JDH Karu Manso 800 owned by Leslie Hudgins, Lazy D Farms, Satterfield Ranch, Juan Moreno, Byron Vassberg, San Rafael Ranch, Watson Land & Cattle and M.M.MAR Ranch
Other ranches participating in the program were Loren and Edward Pratt, Arizona, Sam Duplantis and Louisiana State University, Louisiana, J.D. Hudgins – Forgason Cattle Co., J.D. Hudgins – Locke Division, Daniel Kutac, Todd Smith, St. Cyr Brahman Farm, Inc., Steve Wilkins, and Sunnyside Ranch, Texas. We salute these breeders for their commitment to Brahman carcass improvement!!

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