HOUSTON, Texas- During the ABBA Annual Membership Meeting, the 2018 Maternal Performance Sire & Vanguard Award Recipient was announced. The Maternal Performance Sire program recognizes bulls which have produced Maternal Merit Cows; sires which have produced three to five Maternal Merit Cows are awarded Silver recognition.
Receiving the “Vanguard” designation is the most prestigious accomplishment a Brahman bull can achieve within ABBA. A Vanguard bull is a sire which has earned both Register of Renown and Maternal Performance Sire status. These bulls have produced progeny which perform well in the showring while also having been identified as superior females through participation in the BHIR program. Vanguard status is identified by the symbol (+) preceding a sire’s name in the ABBA registry.
In the history of the American Brahman Breeders Association, there are only 26 bulls which have achieved Vanguard status. This year, we are excited to announce (+)JDH WOODSON DE MANSO 206/7 has not only been recognized as a Silver Maternal Performance Sire, but has also achieved the prestigious Vanguard status. (+)JDH WOODSON DE MANSO 206/7 is multi-owned by J.D. Hudgins- Hudgins Division, J.D. Hudgins- Williams L. Hudgins Division, and Satterfield Ranch.
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