M2 BRC Captain 518/1
A new sire for 2020 and a relatively dark horse that is destined to make a big impact! We haven't been this excited about a herd sire since Noble and Dutton. This bull brings in the impact of the V8 191/7 bloodline, which we love, and the cow power of one of the greatest cow families in the BRC program. Never shown, he was 100% raised and developed on grass, and displays tremendous muscling, length of body, a low/manageable birthweight, and a great disposition. He represents, in our opinion, the best choice to use to bring in the 191 bloodline available in the breed today.
So what's his story?
M2 BRC Captain 518/1 was raised by Steve and Nancy Martin of Wichita Ranch in Texas, as a result of embryos they purchased from us in 2015 during our Houston stall specials. The dam of these embryos - +Miss V8 645/6 - is from Steve Martin's all time favorite cow family from us (Jennessa). When he saw these embryos for sale, he jumped on them. 645 was a former show female for Rachel, and is the mother of the famous Bulls Eye Prada (purchased from a flush from us) and Mr. V8 277/7, the popular bull we sold to Colombia to Ganadera 2R. Everything out of 645 just flat out works. Longevity, fertility, and great maternal strength are loaded here in this cow family.
Fast forward to early 2018, we were visiting Wichita and looking at calves and we spotted Captain in the pasture. Initially, we thought it was maybe 306, since they are both so dark pigmented. We said - 'Who is that bull Steve?" So he drove over and showed us, and we were blown away. He said it was the bull he raised from the embryos. Being show oriented - Rachel said, "Steve, you need to call James Daniel and get this bull halter broke - he could win Houston!" Steve laughed and said no, he wasn't interested in halter breaking a 2-year old bull that had never been fed a lick of show feed. But the bull definitely made an impact on us.
In the fall 2019, Steve's daughter Elle posted a picture of Captain on her Instagram. Rachel saw it, and immediately texted Steve again: "who is this bull?" He explained once again it was the bull from the embryos. Knowing he was out of our great cow, Rachel asked Steve to sell us an interest in the bull. We felt he was exactly the 'missing link' our specific new BRC program was needing. We have a lot of Noble and 380, but had been looking for something to breed these daughters to, and Captain is the answer.
+Miss V8 645/6
Dam of Captain