The Marri Holly Cow Family

+JDH Marri Holly Manso 50/6 cow family at V8 Ranch


Before Marri Holly was known as the big grey cow grazing in our pastures, she was known as a powerful show female that was difficult to get around in the show ring. In fact, in 2000, when Judge Marcus Shackleford slapped her as National Champion in Dallas, we were right there with Miss V8 716/5, that year’s Reserve Champion. Raised by the J. Boone Koonce family of J.D. Hudgins, Inc., this JDH female carried the T brand on her right shoulder.  We’re most closely linked to our cousins at the J.D. Hudgins Ranch by the Forgason and Koonce families. The T brand stands for Temple Koonce. In our family, we knew him as “Uncle Temple,” Mollie’s uncle. Sometime after Marri Holly’s show career, Johnny Joyce brokered the sale of this popular female to Watson Land and Cattle. After keeping her at the Watson ranch in Jennings, Louisiana for about a year, Mr. Hilton Watson, longtime business partner of V8, said, “Send the cow to Jim.” Marri Holly returned to Wharton County to stay, and her outcross genetics continue to make an impact today.


Marri Holly’s sire, (+)JDH Sir Marri Manso 557/4, sold for a record-breaking sum to a Brazilian rancher. The progeny of (+)JDH Sir Marri Manso 557/4 are still successful worldwide.

+JDH Mr. Union Manso

JDH Domino Manso 42

JDH Madhyo Othello Manso

SIRE: (+)JDH Sir Marri Manso

JDH Gordo Maxo Manso

JDH Queen Lila Manso

JDH Marri Hudg Manso

(+)JDH Atari Manso

JDH Odyssey Manso

JDH Miss Ashcroft Manso

DAM: JDH Lady Holy Manso

JJ Didor Imperator 228

JDH Lady Manso

JDH Miss Tanya Manso

(+)JDH Sir Marri Manso 557/4, sire of +JDH Marri Holly Manso 50/6.

A Glimpse of Magic

Marri Holly’s first flush to +JDH Sir Avery Manso 159/7 instantly put her in the V8 record books as one of the all-time greats. The flush’s most famous female, Miss V8 954/6, burst onto the Brahman scene being named International Grand Champion as a heifer calf. Miss V8 954/6’s untimely death, prior to the birth of her first calf, left us wondering what might have been. Her flushmate sister, +Miss V8 947/6, has carried the torch well, earning her own legendary rank and status.



Born: Spring 1998,
J.D. Hudgins, Inc. Hungerford, TX
Death: Circa 2013, Boling, TX

Impact At V8

Number of Sons: 32
Number of Daughters: 24

Three International Grand Champion or Reserve Titles

Modern Influence

This cow family has been in production for less than 20 years at V8 Ranch, but what a couple of decades it has been! Boasting three International Champion or Reserve Champion titles from a very small pool of animals, we’re confident that the biggest success from this family’s influence is yet to come. 


For further study, explore the Marri Holly cow family through these sires and donors at V8 Ranch that are in production at this time.

+Miss V8 947/6


Mr. V8 815/7


+Miss V8 286/8


Miss V8 52/8


Miss V8 669/8


Miss V8 964/7


Mr. V8 910/8



Miss V8 979/8


Great Grandson

Office Location

6329 FM 1096
Boling, Texas 77420

Phone Contacts

979-657-3223 (fax)


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