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  • Jan.22 -Fort Worth Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan.27-National ASA Simmental Sale-Fort Worth Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan.28-Fort Worth Livestock Show National ASA Open Simbrah Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb.12-San Antonio  National Simbrah and National Simbrah Percentage Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb.14-Simmental-Simbrah Superbowl, San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb.15-16-San Antonio Junior Breeding Heifer Shows, San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb. 28-Houston Livestock Show Commercial Female & Registered Range Bull Sale, Houston, Texas
  • Feb. 27-TSSA International Sale, Houston, Texas
  • Feb. 28-International Simbrah Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas
  • Mar. 8-11-Houston Livestock Show Junior Breeding Heifer Shows, Houston, Texas
  • Mar. 8-18-Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Mercedes, Texas
  • Mar. 22-24-Star of Texas Junior Breeding Heifer Shows, Austin, Texas 
  • Mar. 23-La Muneca Cattle Co. Jackpot, Linn, Texas
  • Mar. 24-La Muneca Cattle Co. $ellabration, Linn, Texas
  • April 2-4-Alamo Online Simbrah Sale
  • June 7-10-TJSSA Futurity, Bryan, Texas
  • June 20-23-American Junior Simbrah Roundup, Crescent, Texas
  • Sept. 21-23-Simbrah Synergy XI, Giddings, Texas

The American Simmental Association’s National Simmental Simbrah Sale and Show will be hosted in Ft Worth at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Jan. 27-28. The sale will be on Jan. 27th and the show on the 28th. Make plans to attend and visit with breeders from across the country.

The annual Simmental-Simbrah Superbowl will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14th at the San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas. The event will feature Simmental, Simbrah, Percentage Simbrah, SimAngus and Simbravieh heifer shows, as well as showmanship. Last year over $45,000 was awarded in premiums, prizes and scholarships. Heifers must be purchased from a participating sponsor and must also be entered in the San Antonio Junior Breeding Heifer Show. For additional information visit the organization’s website.

The San Antonio Livestock Show will once again host the National Simbrah and National Percentage Simbrah on Feb. 12th. This traditionally is the largest gathering of Simbrah cattle and breeders. Dr. Aaron Cooper, San Angelo, Texas will be the judge. Come early for a fun time of visiting in the barns on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11th.


Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas donated a polled three-quarter Simmental, one-quarter Brahman heifer towards the American Simmental Association’s Foundation fund in honor of the late Sally Buxkemper.

The young female was auctioned as the first lot at the Simbrah Synergy X Sale, which was hosted by Smith Genetics on September 23rd. The April 2017 heifer sold for $10,200 to a buyers group that included Simmental and Simbrah breeders, enthusiasts and promotional companies from across the country. Fred Schuetze, Granbury, Texas spearheaded the drive to bring the group together and make the final bid of $10,200. The heifer will remain at Smith Genetics and money from all resulting progeny will also be contributed to the ASA Foundation in Buxkemper’s honor.

The buying group included: Buzzard Hollow Ranch, Matt Shiel Family, La Muneca Cattle Co., Mike Mallett Simmentals, 6G Ranch, Beth Mercer, Bob Finch, Gordon Hodges, Jimmy & Kathleen Holliman, Chuck Miller, Tim Curran of  Circle Ranch, Lassle Ranch Simmentals, McDonald Farms, Fred Smith, Dale and Paula Miller of  Miller Simmentals, Willie and Sharon Altenburg, Bert Moore, Tom & Renee Nelson, Pine Ridge Ranch, Randy and Joy Moody of Little Mountain Simmental, Gordon Jones, Grahmann Land & Cattle, Nichols Farms, J.W. & Carol Brune, Roger & Erika Kenner, Jim & Gail Ligon, R.A. Brown Ranch, McCrary Farms, Reavis Farms, Inc., Pebble Creek, Monte Christo, Hallak Ranch, Diamond RF Farms, Burch Farms, 7N Ranch, Triple J Ranch, Temperance Cattle Co., Johnson Cattle Co., The Hollida Co., Genetic Development Center, Roberto Davila, Greg Burden, Southern Livestock Standard and Simbrah World.

Buxkemper was a former ASA Board of Trustee, Simbrah breeder, advocate for genomic advancement and devoted her life to studying genetics and working to make genetics evaluation understood and utilized.

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo premium books are now available online. This will be the home of the American Simmental Association National Simmental, Percentage Simmental and Simbrah Show, January 28th in Fort Worth. To view the premium book and see deadlines for entry visit fwssr.com. The ASA National Sale will also be held on Jan. 27th at the stock show. For additional information on the sale contact Jered Shipman at 806/983-7226.


You've come to expect the American Simmental Association (ASA) to leverage all its resources to provide the industry with the best prices and most robust science.  The Cowherd DNA Roundup is a perfect example of that service.

Breeders who submit a DNA sample on their entire cowherd can get genomically enhanced EPDs and parentage for $20/test.  Breeders who submit cow weights with either body conditions scores or hip heights get an additional $5 off per test, for the price of $15/sample.

This project marks a major investment from the ASA towards research and development.  The $15 test is only available for the first 15,000 samples with phenotypes submitted.  There is no estimate of when the results will be available on samples submitted.  Donor cows and bulls do not qualify.  No additional DNA tests are available with this offer.

Leoma Wells, ASA's DNA and Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Specialist, will transition from DNA Services to ASA's point person for the Cowherd DNA Roundup project. When asked about the transition, Wells says, "I am excited and grateful to be a part of this revolutionary project. It combines two of my favorite areas, DNA and data collection on females. The wheels are turning and I absolutely can't wait to get started and smash the goals we have set."  In September, ASA will welcome Carolyn Wild to the DNA department to help with the daily DNA services.  

Contact Wells or Jackie Atkins for more information at 406-587-4531.

This year’s American Junior Simbrah Roundup featured prizes for 1st-10th in all the educational contests for all three divisions. Dean Fuchs and team put together an impressive set of awards for our juniors. Thank you to the following sponsors who made that possible:
Top C Cattle Company, Muddy Waters Cattle Co., Joe B. Rodriguez/La Morra Ranch, Rafter M Cattle Company, Mike & Paula Lanier, Littlefoot Cattle Company,Knezek Simmental/Simbrah Ranch,LMC Daydream Partners, David and Pat Boenker, Victor Guerra, Rene Vela Family, La Muneca, 6G Ranch, IGS Cattle Co/Brolaco Cattle Co, Kallie Kram/Glenda Stavinoha, Lost Cause Ranch, KF Livestock, LPJ Ranch, Simbrah World, Hallak Ranch, Shoppa's Farm Supply - R Jedlicka, La Reina Ranch, Laura Guerra Ramirez, Law Office, James Cano Family, Hewitts Cherokee Ranch, Dustin Black and McCrary Farms.


Simbrah breeders held their annual meeting during activities at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Simbrah. President Wayne Reavis welcomed the crowd and introduced Bill and Jane Travis as recent recipients of the Golden Book Award from the American Simmental Association (ASA) in Denver.
Trustees Fred Schuetze and Tim Smith updated breeders on ASA programs, financial information and upcoming events. The group also discussed scheduling a five-year planning meeting in 2017.

Wayne Johnson and Sam Hodges were elected to the board positions as two terms expired. Officers elected by the board for the coming year include Reavis, president; Jane Travis, vice-president; Hodges, secretary and Johnson as treasurer. Committee advisors for the year include Joe Hensgens for activities, events, booth and hospitality; Johnson for fundraising, Hodges will direct the publication committee and Travis over growth and development.


The American Simmental Association (ASA) recently introduced Active Herd, which allows you to create and maintain informal records for your animals. You are able to add new animals or import your existing (reported) animals into custom animal groups and, once animals are created from scratch or imported, you are able to select an animal for which you can create different types of records. Various data can be recorded including animal
data, breeding records, pregnancy checks, treatment records, and weaning/yearling

Active herd animals and their data are not official records and are provided as a service to members who wish to record supplementary data for their animals. However, since you can record the same data you would normally report in an animal entry job you can create new animal records with the Active Herd interface and thereafter select animals of your choosing to be officially reported using the traditional job system. Your active herd data for those animals will then be used to start a new job from which you can continue to report/register animals.

You can access the new features by going to the Herdbook website (https://www.herdbook.org), logging in, and clicking the "Active Herd" link under the "Herd Mgmt" menu. Upon clicking this link you'll be taken to the Active Herd landing/home page, where you can begin by clicking the "New Group" button to create a new group. Once you've created one or more groups you can click the "New Animal" button to add new animals to one of those groups. The help section for Active Herd can be found by clicking the "Help" menu item at the top of the page and then clicking the "Herd Mgmt" section in the table of contents displayed.


The American Simmental Association (ASA) recently unveiled new marketing materials for the Simbrah breed. There is a new brochure, as well as signs promoting Simbrahs as the cross-breeding choice. The materials include all new photos recently taken by Hannah Wine, ASA junior director. For details on how you can get copies of the brochure for distribution and have the sign at events in your area, contact the ASA at 406/587-4531.

Pine Ridge Ranch recently released data on a group of 19 steers bred at their ranch and then fed and harvested. Fifteen of the steers graded Choice, three Prime and one Select. The average Yield Grade was 2.5 with an average ribeye of 15.8 with an average dressing percentage of 64.8. The group saw an average carcass weight of 895 pounds with 0.42 Fat score. For additional information visit their website at www.simbrah.com

Tracking Simbrah Carcass Data

The progeny of six Simbrah bulls have been weighed, tested and measured at every stage of production – with special emphasis in the carcass data, in an effort to prove their genetics are as good as believed. The calves from these sires, were weaned from the test herd at University of Illinois Experiment Station as part of the long-running American Simmental Association’s Carcass Merit Program (CMP) and now they have been harvested.

The CMP program, started in 1996, is the longest-running, structured sire evaluation program in the cattle industry. The program has expanded over the years to included about 500 sires, cooperator herds in 16 states, 35,000 matings and more than 5,000 carcass records. Other breeds have been included in the CMP and the data has contributed to several breed association databases.

The six bulls sired 27 steer calves and 26 heifer calves in this particular test. The results were favorable for Simbrah sired calves, when comparing the numbers against the Simmental and SimAngus calves. Please click here for a complete breakdown by sire and information on each sire.

Additional testing of Simbrah sired calves is in the future through the CMP program and updates will be provided as the Simbrah breed tracks carcass data.

“The ASA Board has been supportive of getting Simbrah carcass information and this combined with 50K enhanced genetic data and ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program will allow the Simbrah breed to continue to improve the accuracies and revelance of our EPDs for carcass and all traits. Simbrah breeders are continuing to encourage ASA to provide these test herd programs, so that the breed can gain additional data,” explained Tim Smith, Simbrah Breeders Group president.


The Simbrah steer feed out will begin with flex time in Mid October and held at Graham Feeders.The committee would like to have Spring born steers, branding preferred, tattooed and ear tagged. The cattle health work should follow the Texas A&M Vac 45 program. Texas A&M will be consulted during this test.

Breeders will own their individual cattle while in the feedlot and retain individual risk of death and sickness. Health insurance should be obtainable although seldom utilized due to high success ratio.The intention is to feed to a large weight without additives to maximize carcass quality. The cattle will be fed to approximately 1400 lbs. Steers should weigh 550 lbs. or more at shipment.

Upon harvest, each breeder will receive all data identified by tattoo numbers and each breeder will be paid based on the result of the individual carcass.

Freight to feedlot will be paid by each breeder. Group shipments and loading points will be studied to minimize shipping costs.There are no scheduling or handling costs associated with this feed out and all risk is maintained by each breeder without recourse.

The goal is to express the carcass quality of the Simbrah breed. For additional information contact Bill Travis at billtravis@bigplanet.com or 214-850-6308.


The American Simmental Association now has a locator map that makes it as easy as clicking a button to locate Simgenetic members. The map can be found at www.simmental.org and it allows you to click on a location and find ASA and AJSA members in that area.

Bill Travis supplied us with the attached information concerning Simbrah Steer Carcasses and how they ranked (very favorably) in this feedout information.

Click here to read.

Simbrah World has developed a list of email addresses, taken from subscription information. We can do email blasts to this list for $50. You can send a message and/or an ad, photo or promotional pieces along those lines. The list currently has approximately 150 names and we are working to add more. While the number may not be large, remember these are people who are active in the Simbrah breed.

If you have an event/animal you want to promote, contact Martha at mgarrett@southernlivestock.com or 903/316-8465.

Yes notice at the top of the page we now have a blog section. You can freely comment on any blogs posted, but to post a blog,you must first send it to marthag@southernlivestock.com and she will edit and post. Bloggers are wanted, so write about something that is going on in your Simbrah world and send today to Martha.

If you desire additional information on Simbrah go to www.simbrah.org or www.simmental.org and click on the links for Simbrah.

Also you can access the following material by clicking on the following names:
Simbrah-The Best Of Both Breeds.pdf
Description Of A Simbrah.pdf
Development Of Simbrah.pdf
Guideline For Breeding Simbrah Cattle.pdf

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A Simbrah pair from the Brad Liggett herd enjoying summer 2016.

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