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At Circle F Farms we understand the importance of a good herd sire and the impact that he can have on our program. Our herd sires are selected based on how their offspring should meet the needs of our customers and the essential 3 P’s: Pedigree, Phenotype & Performance. It is imperative that the sires that we use produce offspring that are above average for the economically relevant traits of birth weight, growth, milk, carcass, and disposition. In addition, it is important that the offspring of these sires have the right functional build being structurally sound, moderate framed, deep ribbed, and heavy muscled. Lastly, our herd sires must be backed by a pedigree consisting of the most proven and influential animals in the Brahman breed to increase the predictability and marketability of their offspring. When you buy cattle from Circle F Farms you can be guaranteed they are sired by a proven breed leader!
Mr. V8 140/7
ABBA Number: 902924
We were extremely fortunate to have been able to secure this proven herd sire from V8 Ranch to serve as one of the anchors of our progressive program. Most will quickly recognize the breed leading pedigree that 140/7 offers as he is a full brother to the 2016 National Champion Female and feature V8 Ranch donor, Miss V8 293/8. They are sired by the breed icon, +Mr. V8 380/6, who has sired cattle that perform in the show ring and in the pasture. 380/6 is most widely recognized as being the #1 Sire of Champions from 2011-2017. The dam of 140/7, +Miss V8 805/6, is without question one of the most proven and popular dams in the breed with her son, Mr. V8 146/8, being named the ONLY Three-Time International Champion. We at Circle F Farms realize that the show ring is an important promotional tool but for us a bull must sire superior offspring that are demanded by our customers. Prior to us purchasing 140/7 he sired the Overall High Indexing Steer in the ABBA Carcass Evaluation Program. As a result of his progeny’s carcass data, ultrasound measurements, and performance data 140/7 ranks as the #1 sire in the breed for Marbling and is recognized as a trait leader for Weaning Weight & Tenderness. As a result of his superior pedigree, performance, and phenotype his offspring have been among our top sellers. Due to his untimely death, we will be offering limited progeny from 140/7.
JDH Cole Manso 523/8
ABBA Number: 912404
JDH Cole Manso 523/8 has to be one of our most popular and widely used sires. We initially purchased him based on his outstanding phenotype and pedigree. He is sired by the Vanguard Sire (+) JDH Sir Lawford Manso 616/6 who’s influence can be found in over 25 of J.D. Hudgins’ herd sires. To further add value to the pedigree of Cole is his dam, =JDH Lady Luisa Manso, who calved at 34 months of age and had a natural calf each year for six years all culminating into her being named a Maternal Merit Cow. It should also be noted that Luisa produced a former show bull and now herd sire for J.D. Hudgins, Inc., JDH Gringo Manso 805/8. Our program is built around moderate framed, easy fleshing, performance oriented, and functional cattle. Due to Cole’s build, low birthweight, and high milk genetic predictors his offspring are in high demand and as a result has been used each year and to date has over 100 progeny registered. We would expect that JDH Cole Manso 523/8 will go down as one of our most influential sires!
Mr. V8 454/7
ABBA Number: 923230
Mr. V8 454/7 is one of our favorites due to his picture-perfect phenotype. He is a larger framed bull that is big boned, deep ribbed, heavy muscled, extremely long and level. In addition to his great eye appeal, he offers a performance profile that ranks in the top of the breed for Growth and REA. The most discriminating Brahman breeder will realize that 454/7’s pedigree is one of the most proven and desirable in the breed that results from one of the signature crosses for V8 Ranch with +Mr. V8 380/6 on a daughter of the Register of Renown +JDH Sir Avery Manso. +Mr. V8 380/6 is known worldwide for his superior production of both show ring winners and performance-oriented cattle. The dam to Mr. V8 454/7 is Miss V8 30/7 who was a Reserve National Champion, an +Avery daughter, and out of +Miss V8 38/6 a National Champion who was in the first calf crop of +Mr. V8 287/5 “Superstroke” and out of the 1997 International Champion +Miss V8 73/5. We have been highly impressed with 454/7 due to his ability to “niche” well with our cows and as a result some of the highest sellers in the Fall 2019 Bull Sale were his sons. Even though we sold this sire in 2020 we continue to use his genetics due to his proven production.
Mr. V8 450/7
ABBA Number: 918968
Mr. V8 450/7 is one of the most proven and popular herd sires that we have used due to his combination of phenotype, pedigree, and performance. Most breeders quickly gravitate to his dark pigmented, deep ribbed, heavy muscled, and eye appealing build. The most discriminating breeders appreciate his pedigree as he is sired by +Mr. V8 380/6 “The Machine” who sired more show winners than any other sire from 2011-2017. The dam to 450/7 is also the dam of the many time show winner and now proven sire +Mr. V8 442/6, 54 other progeny, and is a full sister to +Miss V8 464/6 who was the International & World Brahman Congress Champions and the dam to +Mr. V8 191/7 & Mr. V8 194/7. To complete this package 450/7 is a low birthweight sire and a curve bender ranking in the top 1% of the breed for WW which resulted in him being named a trait leader (#2 in the breed), 1% for YW as well as 2% for REA. We sold this sire in 2020 but will continue to use his superior genetics due to the performance and pedigree “clout’ that he adds to his offspring.
JDH Sir Remi Manso 886/8
ABBA Number: 935713
JDH Sir Remi Manso 886/8 is one of our newer sires who after his first calf crop earned a spot in our herd sire arsenal. Remi was purchased in the 2016 J.D. Hudgins, Inc. Online Sale after spending the first part of his life at the ranch’s show barn. After having semen collected, Remi came to Circle F and has been one of our top sires due to the marketability of his offspring which is a result of their disposition and moderate beefy build. 886/8 is sired by JDH Domino Manso 200/8 who was named the 2012 National Reserve Grand Champion Bull. The dam of 886/8 is a top embryo donor for J.D. Hudgins-Hudgins Division and sired by a Maternal Performance Sire, (=) JDH Josiah Manso 125/7, who was a former champion and an outcross to many of today’s popular sires. Remi is backed by a genetic profile that is moderate for Birth Weight, exceptional for growth, positive for the valuable carcass traits of Marbling and Ribeye Area as well as 6 more economical traits.
JDH Mr. Sandler Manso 667/8
ABBA Number: 920058
This proven sire was one of the first bulls that we selected from J.D. Hudgins, Inc. and he validated himself as a foundation sire in our herd. Not only is he built right being moderate framed, deep ribbed, level made, super thick and big boned but is backed by one of the most fertile pedigrees of the historic J.D. Hudgins Ranch. He is sired by JDH Sir Kenny Manso that has been used with much success. Kenny is sired by the Vanguard Sire and International Champion (+) JDH Mr. Woodman Manso who has been one of the most successfully used sires around the world producing countless champions. Equally as significant is the paternal grand dam to 667/8, JDH Lady Regal Manso, who represents one of the strongest cow families at J.D. Hudgins having produced 54 progeny with 4 of them being herd sires for the ranch. The dam to 667/8 is extremely fertile having calved before 3 years old and 10 straight years following. JDH Lady Cecille Manso is also the grand dam to JDH Sir Linus Manso 757/8 that anchored the 2017 show string and is now a leading herd sire. JDH Mr. Sandler Manso 667/8 not only offers an impressive phenotype and breed leading pedigree but is moderate for Birth Weight, High for Growth as confirmed by him being named a Yearling Weight Trait Leader, and superior for carcass indicators ranking in the top 11% of the breed for Ribeye Area and 1% for Marbling!
JDH Stormy Manso 177/7
ABBA Number: 945450
JDH Stormy Manso is a young sire that was the pick of his calf crop from the J.D. Hudgins – J. Forgason Division. We purchased him due to his ideal build, outcross pedigree, and breed leading performance. His sire is JDH Mr. Manso 489/6 that Mark Forgason used extensively before he was sold to Colombia. The dam to 177/7 is a regular calving dam that is sired by the Maternal Performance Sire (=)JDH Josiah Manso. It should be noted that Stormy’s dam, JDH Lady Manso 765/5, is also the dam to one of our productive cows, JDH Lady Manso 518/6. JDH Stormy Manso 177/7 ranks in the top of the breed for the essential traits of Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, and Milk. Stormy’s first calves will be marketed this year and we are anxious to see how they will be received in the marketplace.
JDH Mr. Evans Manso 246/7
ABBA Number: 949527
JDH Mr. Evans Manso 246/7 is one of our younger herd sires that we have high hopes for based on his outstanding phenotype, breed leading performance, and impressive first calves. Evans is sired by JDH Massai Manso who is producing so well for J.D. Hudgins-J. Forgason Division, Jake Mathews, and Brett Nobbs of Australia. Most recently JDH Massai Morani, a Massai son, was one of the lead show bulls on the J.D. Hudgins Show String while JDH Massai Elinah, a Massai daughter, was one of their J.D. Hudgins Sale headliners selling for $35,500. To add to this popular sire line is 246/7’s proven dam who is one of the most fertile females for the J. Foragson Division calving before her third birthday and each year after. To compliment the proven pedigree and superior production of JDH Mr. Evans Manso 246/7 is his genetic profile that is low for Birth Weight, in the top 2% of the breed for Milk, and charts positive for the essential carcass traits of Marbling, Ribeye Area, and Tenderness. We would expect the offspring of Evans to be popular across the U.S. but especially in the Southeast due to the traits that he exhibits. Be on the lookout for the first calves that will be sold by 246/7 in 2021.
Mr. V8 518/7
ABBA Number: 919051
When we first started assembling our herd Mr. V8 518/7 was in the group of sires that we purchased. It was his style and muscle that drew us to him but it has been his production and proven pedigree that has made him a mainstay. Mr. V8 518/7 is sired by Mr. V8 51/6 the first natural calf by the polled matriarch of V8 Ranch, +Miss V8 98/6, who is also the basis of the cow family that produced the popular sire +Mr. V8 458/7 “Noble”. Although the top side of this pedigree is extremely impressive it is the dam side that is really production oriented. Miss V8 387/6 is still in production at 16 years of age. This should come as no surprise as her dam produced embryo and natural calves until she was 17 years old. Most will recognize the sire of Miss V8 387/6 as one of the most maternally oriented sires in the breed, +JDH Charley’s Jazz. As a result of his superior build and proven production-oriented pedigree the offspring of Mr. V8 518/7 are some of our top sellers with the high selling bull of our Fall 2019 sale being his son.
JDH Gin Manso 735/8
ABBA Number: 924485
JDH Gin Manso is one of our most popular bulls based on his pedigree and performance profile. He is sired by one of the most widely used sires in the world, (+)JDH Woodson De Manso, due to his success of siring show winners and performance oriented cattle as validated by him reaching Vanguard Status. The dam to Gin is a top daughter of the Vanguard Sire (+)JDH Lawford Manso who calved first at 35 months of age and with her offspring being retained by J.D. Hudgins and sold domestically and internationally. To compliment his impressive pedigree Gin boasts an ideal performance profile that is low for Birth Weight (our lowest BW sire), high for Weaning Weight, and moderate for Yearling Weight and Milk. A sire such as Gin with his breed leading pedigree and incredible performance can rapidly make progress in our program but more importantly assist our customers meet their goals of producing the “right kind” of cattle.
JDH Sir Kaplan Manso 923/8
ABBA Number: 938968
JDH Sir Kaplan Manso 923/8 is a sire that will make a huge impact in our program. The most astute Brahman breeder will be highly impressed by the pedigree of Kaplan. He is one of the few sons in the United States sired by the National & International Champion JDH Clanton De Manso. The dam to Kaplan first calved at 35 months of age and is a daughter of the International Champion JDH Denton De Manso and out of a daughter of the Vanguard Sire (+)JDH Woodson De Manso making Kaplan double bred Woodson. Not only is Kaplan built right, and backed by a breed leading pedigree but he charts positive for 10 traits to include WW, YW, Milk, REA, Marbling, Tenderness, Docility, and Calving Ease. We are excited about the first calves by JDH Sir Kaplan Manso 923/8 as they are certain to be some of the most sought after by all sectors of the industry!
JDH Sir Iago Manso 998/8
ABBA Number: 941089
Phenotype, Pedigree & Performance are the three primary criterias that we select our cattle on. JDH Sir Iago Manso 998/8 certainly hits these targets and we expect his offspring to do the same. He is sired by (+)JDH Sir Liberty Manso who was an International Champion, considered one of the most influential bulls in history, and a Vanguard Sire. Due to Liberty being over 20 years old there are limited genetics but make no mistake he is as relevant as ever! The dam to Iago is proven calving regularly for 8 straight years with two of her offspring being herd sires and 3 being retained as replacements for J.D. Hudgins. Where we find incredible utilization in Iago is his performance profile that charts high for growth, in the top 8% of the breed for REA, and in the top 1% for Marbling. We are in the pursuit of producing the ideal animal and think that JDH Sir Iago Manso 998/8 is part of the equation to get us there.