The 539/6 Cow FamilyMiss V8 539/6 cow family at V8 Ranch
It’s common knowledge that our beloved family patriarch Sloan Williams simply could not resist a group of Brahman cattle for sale. This deal, in particular, has achieved legendary status on the ranch. In 2004, longtime V8 customer Bert Steindorf had a group of cows for sale that included several with the VM prefix. This prefix represented Vic and Buck Maspero, lifelong friends of Sloan from his days as a rodeo producer, and highly respected South Texan friends who used predominantly JDH and V8 bloodlines. Sloan purchased the group, which had been exposed to Mr. V8 736/5, a bull Jim had sold to Steindorf years prior. One dam, with a beautiful udder, was pregnant when the group came to V8. At weaning, the dam’s little fall-born heifer, 539/6, was selected by Sloan as a keeper out of appreciation for her mother’s features and admiration for the outcross of Maspero genetics. At this writing, 539/6 is sixteen years old, and a V8 ranch icon. The influence of her cow family will forever remind us of Sloan’s talent for wheeling, dealing, and spotting the best of the best.
Both Steindorf and the Masperos were “V8 collectors”, so you’ll find plenty of V8 breeding in 539/6. On the top side, her pedigree includes our +Miss V8 4/5 cow family; the bottom side contains Maspero breeding with US Sugar Corporation and the V8 “Miss Priss” family (through Mr. V8 500/3.)
+Mr. V8 700/3
Mr. V8 34/5
+Miss V8 700/3
SIRE: Mr. V8 736/5
Mr. V8 440/4
+Miss V8 552/5
+Miss V8 4/5
Mr. V8 500/3
Mr. V8 726/4
Miss Choice of USSC 99
DAM: VM Chica 232
Mr. V8 161/3
VM Conchita 139
Mr. V8 736/5, sire of Miss V8 539/6. His sire, Mr. V8 34/5, was a Reserve International Champion, and his dam +Miss V8 552/5 was a National Champion and is the mother of +Mr. V8 960/5, International Champion. He is from the +Miss V8 4/5 cow family at V8 Ranch.
This cow family will forever remind us of Sloan’s talent for wheeling, dealing, and spotting the best of the best.
The Legacy Begins
Those who follow the V8 cow families closely will notice that 539/6 is a new addition to our group of matriarchs. Giving a cow matriarch status is not something we take lightly, yet, even a quick study of the modern movers and shakers in the herd confirms the tremendous footprint this tribe of cattle is making to earn its place in V8 history.
In 2020, the Miss V8 539/6 cow family produced its first National Champion in Miss V8 203/9, “Dreamgirl.” From birth, this heifer was a family favorite. Payton started calling her “Dreamgirl,” and the name stuck. We had high hopes for her future as a donor cow, especially after she set a new sales record in our July 2020 Made for Magic Online Sale when one-half interest sold to GKB Cattle. It felt like a fairytale ending (or beginning!) when, subsequently, Judge Doug Pierce selected her as National Champion as a calf.
Born: Fall 2004, Boling, TX
Status: Alive at V8 Ranch
Impact At V8
Number of Sons: 18
Number of Daughters: 27
The impact of 539/6 has increased exponentially in the past few years as her daughters, granddaughters, and grandsons have entered prime production. Her flushes to El Rey and 380/6 produced key donors who have done just what we hoped for – like their mother, they have outproduced themselves at V8 Ranch.
News Updates From This Cow Family…
Miss V8 62/9 Named Premier Gray Show Female of the Year Jim Williams isn’t just famous for his accomplishments as a...
Heifer Magic Shines in V8's Fall Born Online Sale You’ve heard us say it repeatedly, “the magic is in the cows,” and...
2020 National Brahman Show Results V8 Ranch won its first national championship in 1976 in Shreveport, Louisiana and...
For further study, explore the 539/6 cow family through these sires and donors at V8 Ranch that are in production at this time.
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