$Bull a Brahman Genetic Selection Index

The ABBA launched the $BULL EPD index in 2019. This index is a terminal index focused on selling animals through grid pricing with carcass weight weighted most heavily of all traits. Th ere is a considerable positive correlation to frame score and all weight traits, meaning animals selected using this index will tend to be larger framed, growthier animals. Th is index identifi es cattle that have low birth weight (BW), good calving ease (CE) and a good spread from BW to weaning weight (WW). Th e $BULL index also includes scrotal circumference and docility, with moderate carcass infl uence on the index.

The goal of this index is to identify cattle that would work well to produce bulls that could be marketed easily to commercial or purebred breeders. Below is a list of the top bulls for the $BULL Index in the ABBA. All bulls on this list have a BW accuracy of more than 40%. Th e number one bull for producing both the gray and red top 20 $BULL Index leaders is +JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4. Th e number one female for producing gray top 20 $BULL Index leaders is SNS MISS JACKIE MANSO 210/4 Th ank you to the ABBA and Digital Beef for providing this data.

TOP 20 GRAY BULLS FOR THE $BULL INDEX
RANKED BULL
SIRE
DAM
BREEDER
OWNER
1 +MR. V8 442/6(+)JDH KARU MANSO 800MISS V8 208/6V8 RANCHERNEST H. CANNON; V8 RANCH
2 (+)JDH KARU MANSO 800(+)JDH DAKOTA MANSO 599JDH LADY REM S. MANSO 707LESLIE W. HUDGINSMULTIPLE OWNED
3 MR. V8 963/7+MR. V8 458/7 “NOBLE”+MISS V8 463/7V8 RANCHEL SALINAS RANCH
4 MR. V8 31/8+MR. V8 458/7 “NOBLE”MISS V8 581/7V8 RANCHKENNETH R. TYLER
5 JDH MR CHANEY MANSO 88/5+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4SNS MISS JACKIE MANSO 210/4J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE DIV.JOHN TODD DEVILLE; JOHN E. GOODE
6 MR. V8 259/7+MR. V8 442/6JDH LADY PRESLEY MANSO 978/6RACHEL WILLIAMS CUTRERRACHEL WILLIAMS CUTRER
7 MR U4 BARRETT MANSO+MR. V8 442/6LADY H MOLLY MANSO 960/7UNDERWOOD RANCHUNDERWOOD RANCH
8 JDH MR HERO MANSO 91/5+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4SNS MISS JACKIE MANSO 210/4J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE DIV.NORTH FORTY RANCH; J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE
9 MR. V8 44/8+MR. V8 194/7+MISS V8 636/7ANN CATHERINE CUTRERC E CATTLE; GLORY BE BRAHMAN
10 +MR. V8 194/7+JDH SIR AVERY MANSO 159/7+MISS V8 464/6V8 RANCHMULTIPLE OWNED
11 JDH SIR KOZMO MANSO 93/5+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4SNS MISS JACKIE MANSO 210/4J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE DIV.J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE; LANNY &SHEILA SULLINS
12 MR. V8 125/7+MR. V8 442/6+MISS V8 43/7 (ET)V8 RANCHV8 RANCH; NANCY & STEVE MARTIN
13 MR WH 315/2+MR. V8 442/6MISS WINDY HLL 597/8ERNEST H. CANNONBUTLER FARMS INC.
14 MR SNS OMAHA 273/6MR U4 BARRETT MANSO 221/1MISS SNS 398/7 (ET)SATTERFIELD RANCHSATTERFIELD RANCH
15 +MR. V8 458/7 “NOBLE”+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4MISS V8 100/7 (P)RACHEL WILLIAMS CUTRERMULTIPLE OWNED
16 (+)WR MR. SUVA 203HCK SIR SUVANELDO 308/1+HCK PRINCESS VAL SUVAN 192/1DEBRA WATTSMULTIPLE OWNED
17 MR. V8 463/6(+)JDH KARU MANSO 800+MISS V8 209/6V8 RANCHV8 RANCH
18 MR. V8 855/7MR. V8 259/7MISS V8 844/7SLOAN WILLIAMSNORTH FORTY RANCH; V8 RANCH
19 MR. JS 509/1(+)JDH KARU MANSO 800JDH MISS ALICIA MANSO 152/2SAN RAFAEL RANCHMULTIPLE OWNED
20 (+)JDH MR. MANSO 449/1(+)JDH MR. CHARLEY MANSO 590/6JDH LADY MANSO 197/8 FJ.D. HUDGINS-FORGASON DIV.MULTIPLE OWNED
TOP 20 RED BULLS FOR THE $BULL INDEX
RANKED BULL
SIRE
DAM
BREEDER
OWNER
1 +MR. SG 111/1+SRS MR CAPTAIN RED LEGS 834+MISS V8 210/7CASSIE FERGUSONBECKER LIVESTOCK SERVICE; INGURAN LLP
2 +CCPR IMAN 10/4*(CCPR CIRENIO II) 3/9(CCPR CORALILLA II)34/9ALBERTINA BERNARDES DE CASTROMARSHALL WOOD; ARROW J FARMS
3 JDH MR SAXON MANSO 824/4+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4+JDH LADY SANDY MANSO 301/7J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE DIV.J.D. HUDGINS-LOCKE DIV.; BOX R CATTLE CO.
4 +BB MR STING-RAY 10/0+MR. 3H X-RAY 825+BB MS ON TARGET 132/8BARRY BRYANTBARRY BRYANT
5 +MR. 3H X-RAY 825ARROW J MILLMARONE 925+MISS 3H 290LACEY HARRISHK CATTLE; BARRY BRYANT
6 CT MR JACK RHINEAUX 111/5+MR. SG 111/1+CT LADY RHINEAUX RAY 8/9WESLEY THIBODEAUXMULTIPLE OWNED
7 +MR 3X HE’S GOT THE LOOK 40/2+3X TORGSONS RED DYNASTY 50MISS 3X MATRIARCH 753X RANCH - EMILY DIALMORENO RANCHES INC.
8 MORENO MR. ROCKY ELMER 391+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4+HK MS PASSPORT 557MORENO RANCHES INC.MORENO RANCHES INC.
9 LB SIR MYLES MANSO 32/5 ET+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4+HK MS PASSPORT 557MORENO RANCHES INC.BOB RICH; LOCKE BROTHERS
10 HK JACKSON 452+MR. SG 111/1SRS MISS PRACTICE 786INGURAN LLPDETERING RED BRAHMANS
11 KC APACHE 707/4+BB MR STING-RAY 10/0+JDH LADY SHELBY MANSO 93/6K-C RANCHMULTIPLE OWNED
12 +MR JS ROUGE 493/5+BB MR STING-RAY 10/0+MISS CH 10/8LINDSEY A. BOSSIERMULTIPLE OWNED
13 MORENO MR. RONCO 539+JDH ASTRO MANSO 518/4+LB LADY VIOLET MANSO 576/4MORENO RANCHES INC.MORENO RANCHES INC.
14 LB MR. JEFFERSON MANSO 766/3+MR 3X HES GOT THE LOOK 40/2$JDH LADY ELLIS MANSO 178/2LOCKE BROTHERSJOHN A. HENSLEY
15 TR MIGHTY BRUCE 01/9KC APACHE 707/4MS VERNON RED 483/7LAUREN RAYNE HOLLISDYNAMITE RANCH; TRIPLE R RANCH
16 LB NILSON MANSO 119/5+JDH MR ELMO MANSO 309/4BB LP WHAM BAM 913 (ET)MORENO RANCHES INC.BOB RICH; LOCKE BROTHERS
17 KF RAE DEL CAMINO KF27+MR CC CASANOVA 500/0KF MS SIERRA SUCCESS 177CLINT JAMES GALIANOSG CATTLE SERVICES; CLINT GALIANO
18 VL ROJO ELEGANTE 80/2+VL ROJO BRAVO 6/125+VL ELENA 3/140SANTA ELENA RANCH INC.ALFREDO A. MUSKUS
19 HK ROJO TROPICAL 3305M MR. ROJO MULE 059+MISS KC RUBY 808/4INGURAN LLPDETERING RED BRAHMANS
20 VL ROJO MOCHO 5/140 (P)VL ROJO EL REY 1/11VL ELENA 9/16SANTA ELENA RANCH INC.SANTA ELENA RANCH INC.