This includes admission to our 1 day Brahman Days educational workshop, including lunch, dinner and all educational materials.
Please note that if you have been a client of V8 Ranch over the last 2 years, you receive a registration discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received yours in the mail.
Friday, October 26th
10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions - Chris Shivers and Jim Williams
10:10 a.m. - The Responsibility of a Seedstock Breeder - Brandon Cutrer
In this talk, Brandon Cutrer will discuss the Brahman breeders responsibility for accuracy in performance, customer service, marketing, guarantees, breeding programs, and other pertinent information that is needed for success in the purebred Brahman business.
11:00 a.m. - The Role of Brahman in Crossbreeding and the Beef Industry - Dr. Matt Spangler
Dr. Spangler a professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and is one of the leading animal scientists in the nation. Here in Texas, we know Brahman is king but in other parts of the nation, we still need to share the story of the Brahman benefits and traits. Dr. Spangler will discuss the role of Brahman in crossbreeding on a national level and the importance of birth weights, performance data, hybrid vigor, and more.
11:45 a.m. - Lunch at the Boling Community Center
12:30 p.m. Understanding EPDs with national geneticists, to be announced
1:15 p.m. - Producer Panel: "What I WISH I Knew When I Started In The Brahman Business"
Learn from some of our most successful customers on their successes and failures of what they wish they knew when they got started in the Brahman business!
2:00 p.m. Breeding for Consistency and Uniformity - Jim Williams
Topics on live cattle evaluation, selection, our management program, management calendar, selecting the right bull for your cows. Jim will also discuss breed character, conformation and more!
3:00 p.m. - Hands on Demonstrations at the Ranch (Break into small groups and rotate)
Group 1: At Jim's House:
- Newborn calf management
- Branding discussion
- Tour of working facilities (calving barn) and how we work our cattle
- Cattle transport
- DNA Collection
Group 2: Show Barn
- Show barn tour
- Live animal evaluation
- Halterbreaking talk
Group 3: Marketing -Community Center
- Using Facebook to Market Your Cattle
- Tips on Cattle Photography
- Ideas on how to sell Brahman cattle
5:30 p.m. til dark - Ranch Tailgate at the V8 Sale Pens
Stop by our sale pens and grab some BBQ right off the pit, while browsing our spring born heifers that will be for sale.
At 6:00 p.m., we will offer a VIP Private Sale Opportunity for VIP buyers to pre-select from the private treaty sale group prior to the public sale opening Saturday morning. Enjoy live entertainment from country music legend Johnny Rodriguez