The very popular sire, Brightside of Brinks, a top ribeye sire that traced back to the great Transformer of Brinks was purchased. Additional purchases include the sires Landau 263X2, Guardian of Brinks 9U8U5 and Roll Tide 222Z29, along with multiple top females representing proven, predictable, and popular Brangus bloodlines.
Landau is a young sire whose dam, 263L, is considered one of the outstanding cows of the breed. His grand dam, 263Z2, purchased from McCreary Brangus was also a prolific donor cow. Landau’s first calves are exceptionally consistent and uniform in their kind with the eye appeal and profile of his sire, LTD; plus he adds breed character, muscle and growth. His consistency is exemplified by the fact he ranks in the top 35% or better for seven traits, including the top 2% for scrotal circumference, 15% for ribeye area, 20% for yearling weight and total maternal, 25% weaning and milk and 35% for calving ease maternal.
Guardian, a Csonka of Brinks son, continues to gain popularity through his ability to produce front pasture kind of Brangus, and when bred to Angus cows, he sires exceptional Ultrablacks. Data driven, Guardian ranks in the top 25% or better for eight traits including the top 1% for calving ease maternal and top 2% for scrotal circumference and fat thickness, top 15% for intramuscular fat and top 25% for weaning, yearling weight, milk, total maternal and ribeye area. He was the third most used sire in terms of International Brangus Breeders Association registrations in 2015 and continues to see extensive use internationally, especially throughout Mexico and Argentina.
Roll Tide is a moderate framed individual with above average bone and plenty of depth of body with a big foot and clean joints. His rankings include a top 3% for ribeye area, 4% for yearling weight, top 10% for weaning weight and scrotal circumference and 15% for total maternal. His sire, DMR Affirmed 331U24, is a consistent breeding Affirmed son.
In 2004, the Johnston family expanded to Argentina, where they operate Estancia Flor de Lis, a cattle ranch. Clearly, the Johnston family is excited about the future of the cattle business and looks forward to continuing the tradition of raising top quality cattle.
For additional information, contact Wat Johnston at 334/301-3077 or Alan Haney, General Manager at 334/312-0635.