V8 Ranch Releases First Brahman Maternal Index – V8 Cow Power Rating

V8 Ranch is proud to unveil the summer 2019 V8 Cow Power Rating index rankings for their herd as of July 26, 2019.

The V8 Ranch Cow Power Index was established in July 2019 as the Brahman breed’s first maternal index.  It is based on a combination of birthweight, weaning weight, milk, scrotal circumference, carcass traits, calving ease, docility and frame score. The index makes the second index provided by V8 Ranch as a tool for it’s customers to make informed breeding decisions in a simplified manner.

There were 442 bulls and 1063 females evaluated in the summer index calculation.

The overall high indexing cattle are listed below:

Bulls

  1. Mr. V8 458/7  – Cow Power Rating of +110.97
  2. Mr. V8 967/7 – Cow Power Rating of +108.63
  3. Mr. V8 166/8 – Cow Power Rating of +108.62
  4. Mr. V8 43/8 – Cow Power Rating of +108.34
  5. Mr. V8 41/8 – Cow Power Rating of +108.13
  6. Mr. V8 28/8 – Cow Power Rating of +108.06
  7. Mr. V8 160/8 – Cow Power Rating of +107.91
  8. Mr. V8 163/8 – Cow Power Rating of +107.90
  9. Mr. V8 466/8 – Cow Power Rating of +107.65 (He is a finalist for our fall 2019 bull sale)
  10. Mr. V8 196/8 – Cow Power Rating of 107.47

Overall, it appears the Noble influence tops the maternal index ranking. This was especially re-affirming to us considering the large number of Noble daughters we are keeping in the herd and his influence worldwide. We also attribute the high maternal ranking of Noble to the dominant cow power of V8 also combined with Lady Ellis.

Of the more well known herd sires and AI sires we offer, their ranking is below:

  1. Mr. V8 458/7 – +110.97
  2. Mr. V8 160/8 – +107.91
  3. Mr. V8 146/8 – +107.22
  4. Mr. V8 968/7 – +107.05
  5. Mr. V8 376/8 – +105.33
  6. Mr. V8 996/7 – +105.33
  7. Mr. V8 194/7 – +104.89
  8. Mr. V8 279/7 – +104.54
  9. Mr. V8 85/7 – +104.12
  10. Mr. V8 830/6 +104.12

The overall high indexing females are listed below:

  1. Miss V8 622/8 – +108.33 (She is a Noble daughter and was Junior Division Champion at Houston in 2019).
  2. Miss V8 811/8 – +108.05 – A Noble out of Miss V8 463/7
  3. Miss V8 484/8 – +107.96 – Noble out of Miss V8 997/6, maternal half sister to Yeti.
  4. Miss V8 638/8 – +107.88 – Noble out of a Sir Parker daughter.
  5. Miss V8 485/8 – +107.85 – Noble out of Miss V8 696/6 (Sir Parker out of the Vanguard 910/4 cow)
  6. Miss V8 483/8 – +107.82 – 2017 Reserve National Champion in 2017 and full sister to the above female.
  7. Miss V8 600/8 – +107.79 – Noble out of Miss V8 829/6
  8. Miss V8 674/8 – +107.77 – Noble daughter, 2019 Houston Intermediate Champion Female. Double bred Mr. V8 332/4
  9. Miss V8 968/8 – +107.77 – Noble out of Miss V8 751/7, also double bred Mr. V8 332/4.
  10. Miss V8 609/8 – +107.66 – Full sister to Mr. V8 146/6 (Noble x Miss V8 805/6)

Among the notable females ranking in the top 10% of the herd for the Cow Power Maternal Index are:

  • Miss V8 824/8 – +105.98
  • Miss V8 100/7 – +105.74
  • +Miss V8 464/6 – +105.65
  • Miss V8 539/6 – +104.74
  • Miss V8 463/7 – +104.66
  • Miss V8 751/7 – +104.45
  • Miss V8 233/8 – +104.43
  • Miss V8 410/6 – +104.37
  • Miss V8 486/8 “Sweetie” – +104.14
  • Miss V8 317/8 – +104.09
  • Miss V8 696/6 – +103.91
  • Miss V8 997/6 – +103.85

This index was developed by V8 Ranch, Inc., and Dr. Michael MacNeill. V8 Ranch is also proud to have developed the first all-purpose index for the Brahman breed in 2017, the V8 Power Rating.

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