The Rose Cow Family

+Miss V8 495/5 at V8 Ranch


Born and raised on V8 Ranch, Rose called Hungerford her home for her whole life. If you asked Jim Williams to name his top three all-time favorite cows on the ranch, chances are he’d include +Miss V8 495/5 as one of those three. In fact, it was Jim who gave her the nickname “Rose,” because of her enviable red-tinted coat.


Rose is one of three Register of Renown daughters out of the JDH Mr. Manso 288/1 bull, who was himself a Forgason-bred son of (+)JDH Dakota Manso 599.

JDH Manso Grande 488

(+)JDH Dakota Manso 599

JDH Lady Shano Manso

SIRE: JDH Mr. Manso 288/1

+IW’s Rexcrata 262

=JDH Ldy Olga De Manso

JDH Lady Celeste Manso

(+)WR Suva 203

Mr. V8 92/3

SBR Imperator Joy

DAM: +Miss V8 570/3

USSC’s Suville 76

Miss V8 154/3

JDH Miss Esther Manso

(+)WR Suva 203, one of the greatest Brahman bulls of all time, maternal great-grandsire of +Miss V8 495/5 “Rose.”

what makes her special?

While searching through our archives, we found a copy of our 2000 Power of Production Sale, where we offered a flush in Rose as Lot 3. In the catalog, Jim wrote: “This red-tinged female has been a personal favorite of mine since birth. I know she can produce a great one!” Boy, was he right! Legendary cattleman Bob Massey purchased the flush in Rose for $8,000, producing a great number of exceptional daughters out of that flush.



Born: Spring 1997, Boling, TX
Death: Summer 2012, Boling, TX

Impact At V8

Number of Sons: 33
Number of Daughters: 24

Famous Family Members

Today, Rose is considered one of the major lines impacting V8 Ranch. Mostly through her fantastic daughter, +Miss V8 209/6 who was the 2005 Reserve International Champion Female. 209/6 then produced many donor daughters, herd bulls, and the 2009 National Champion, Mr. V8 463/6. As of 2020, Rose’s great grandsons and granddaughters are making their mark in the Brahman breed, most recently with the 2020 National Champion Bull, Mr. V8 322/8.


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

Miss V8 33/8


Mr. V8 183/7



Mr. V8 195/8

“Red Man”


Mr. V8 322/8


Mr. V8 463/6


+Miss V8 917/7


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Boling, Texas 77420

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