Heifer Magic Shines in V8’s Fall Born Online Sale
You’ve heard us say it repeatedly, “the magic is in the cows,” and our recent sale validates that the Brahman breed believes in our females and the power they will add to a program. Our Made For Magic offering saw spirited bidding over the two day online sale, July 5th and 6th and the seven lots averaged $67,500.
All were purchased by repeat V8 customers, who showed appreciation for the magic, the history, the family, and the generations of excellence and documented performance in the show ring and pastures behind each lot.
GKB Cattle, a multi-breed operation based in Waxahachie, Texas purchased the high seller, along with two other lots. Owners, Gary and Kathy Buchholz, who are recognized across the industry for their cattle knowledge and excellent cattle, chose Lots 1, 2 and 4 for their Brahman division.
Daughters of +Mr. V8 380/6 and Yeti Top Made for Magic III
The Lot 1 heifer, Miss V8 367/9, is a daughter of +Mr. V8 380/6, “The Machine” and out of a female bred in the Hudgins program, who was sired by the International Champion, JDH Denton De Manso. From a performance profile, 367/9 ranks in the top 5% of the breed for five measurable traits and she is a full sister to the 2021 International Calf Champion. Every sire in 367/9’s pedigree for four generations has a National, International or Register of Renown individual, which validates her impressive phenotype, genotype, and performance. Half-interest in this outstanding breeding piece topped the sale at $120,000.
The Lot 3 heifer, the red tinged Yeti daughter, was the next highest seller as Brant Barnes of 76 Ranch, Timpson, Texas paid $108,500 for this royally bred female. Her dam has produced 38 ET calves to date. This lot, Miss V8 372/9 has National and International Champions in her pedigree, as her great grandam won both honors. She represents the +Miss V8 571/3 cow family. Jim Williams of V8 commented that this heifer possesses outstanding performance, disposition, eye appeal, structural correctness, plus her performance numbers are top 4% or better for weaning, yearling, total maternal, carcass weight, and ribeye area.
Lot 1, Miss V8 367/9
Sold for $120,00 to GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas
Lot 3, Miss V8 372/9
Sold for $108,500 to 76 Ranch, Timpson, Texas
Mr. V8 146/8 “Sloan” Progeny Continues To Shine
Miss V8 392/9 sold as Lot 4 to GKB Cattle for $67,250. She is a daughter of the only three time International Champion Bull, Mr. V8 146/8 “Sloan.” Her dam, Miss V8 228/8 traces back to the proven Claydesta 807U5 Cow Family. Her EPDs put her in the top 10% or better for seven traits and six of those are at 4% or better. In addition to her pedigree and performance, her profile excels in femininity, structural correctness and overall desirability.
GKB also added the Lot 2 female, Miss V8 371/9 to their herd for $65,500. This is another 380/6 daughter who is also a full sister in blood to Mr. V8 322/8, the 2020 National Champion Bull. Her lineage traces back to the Rose cow family, who has two National Champion Bulls and four Register of Renowns to its credit. Her EPDs reflect a top 4% ranking or better for six traits. A half-interest lot, GKB joins V8 as a partner on this female.
Lot 4, Miss V8 392/9
Sold for $67,250 to GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas
Lot 2, Miss V8 371/9
Sold for $65,500 to GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas
Repeat Customers from Texas and Louisiana Place the Final Bids in V8 Ranch Sale
Holley Cattle Company, Bridgeport, Texas purchased the Lot 7 female for $40,000. Miss V8 410/9 is sired by Mr. V8 274/7 “George” and she is a maternal sister to one of V8’s top selling semen sires, “Vaquero.” This lot was a V8 Superblend™ — Miss V8 539/6, who has produced Dream Girl, Vaquero and Guardian blended with the line of +Miss V8 805/6, who has Mr. V8 146/8 “Sloan” to her credit. The dark pigmented heifer tabulates seven traits in the top 10% of the breed or better.
Razorback Farm, Oakwood, Texas continues to build their herd and added half-interest in Miss V8 398/9 for $36,000. She is also a George daughter and the bottom side of her pedigree features our 2009 National Champion Bull, Mr. V8 463/6. This heifer excels in carcass traits as she is top 10% or better in five carcass categories, plus she is top 10% or better in five growth and maternal traits.
Keithville, Louisiana breeder Cecil Williams selected Lot 5, Miss V8 394/9 for $35,250. This lot featured another V8 Superblend™ combination also as she is a daughter of Mr. V8 146/8 “Sloan” and her dam is a granddaughter of Miss V8 539/6. This moderate and stout made heifer can claim ranking in the top 10% of the breed or better for eight traits.
Lot 7, Miss V8 410/9
Sold for $40,000 to Holley Cattle Company, Bridgeport, Texas
Lot 6, Miss V8 398/9
Sold for $36,000 to Razorback Farm, Oakwood, Texas
Lot 5, Miss V8 394/9
Sold for $35,250 to Cecil Williams, Keithville, Louisiana
V8 Ranch Sale Garners Excitement and Confidence
“We were humbled by the support shown for this offering and greatly appreciate all those who bid, purchased and evaluated the offering. Your belief in our cattle, our family and our entire program motivates us to work harder, and we thank you,” said Williams.
The next V8 sale is Made for Magic IV, which will feature the ranch’s top spring born heifers. It will be October 18 and 19, 2021. For continued information on V8, follow the program on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our website www.v8ranch.com.