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  • 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
  • March 11-Houston Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Heifer Show, Houston, Texas
  • March 14-Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Show, Mercedes, Texas
  • March 15-Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Open Simbrah Show, Mercedes, Texas
  • March 17-20-Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association Online Bull Sale
  • March 23-La Muneca Cattle Co. Jackpot, Linn, Texas
  • March 24-La Muneca Cattle Co. $ellabration, Linn, Texas
  • March 24-27-La Muneca GenePLUS XXII Online Sale
  • March 24-Star of Texas Junior Simbrah Show, Austin, Texas
  • April 2-4-Alamo City Online Simbrah Sale
  • May 19-Buzzard Hollow Ranch’s 24th Annual Designer Classic, Granbury, Texas
  • June 7-10-TJSSA Futurity, Bryan, Texas
  • June 13-16-AJSA South Central Regional Classic, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • June 20-23-American Junior Simbrah Roundup, Crescent, Texas
  • June 23-26-LMC GenePLUS XIII Online Sale
  • July 2-7-AJSA National Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • August 6-8-Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station, Texas.
  • August 12-Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas
  • August 25-28-LMC GenePLUS XXIV Online Sale
  • September 15-Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association Sale, Granbury, Texas
  • September 21-23-Simbrah Synergy XI, Giddings, Texas October 6-Annual La Muneca Jr. Round-Up & Futurity


Tim Smith of Giddings, Texas, has been elected by the American Simmental Association (ASA) Board of Trustees to serve as chairman of the association for 2018.
As owner/operator of Smith Genetics, Smith has been affiliated with Simmental and Simbrah cattle for more than 35 years. His operation includes 300 Simmental, Simbrah and SimAngus females. In addition, Smith operates a custom artificial insemination and embryo transfer center. Smith has built his program on strong cow families lines and utilizes performance testing I his herd. The cattle operation participates in the ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program, as well as utilizing EPD data as part of their management plan. Smith Genetics shows cattle on a state and national level and he is an advocate of the show ring and junior programs.
His involvement with SimGenetics started in 1980 after completing a Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Kentucky and he has spent his lifetime building his program and promoting SimGenetics.
Smith co-founded the Simmental-Simbrah Superbowl, an event that has awarded more than $750,00 in prizes, monies and scholarships to junior SimGenetic exhibitors over the past 25 years. He also hosts and coordinates the Simbrah Synergy, which features a sale with genetics from some of the most progressive Simbrah breeders, as well as a junior show that awards $15,000 in prizes and monies, plus the event includes leadership contests for juniors. In May, Smith Genetics hosts a weekend junior leadership and cattle exhibiting camp to assist juniors in showing and building their breeding programs.
Smith has served on the ASA Board of Trustees since 2012 and has served as treasurer on the ASA Executive Board. He is a former chairman of the ASA Simbrah Advisory Committee and has spearheaded several promotional events, fund raising efforts and promotional campaigns for the Simbrah breed.  He is involved in many facets of the beef industry including an active member of the Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association, the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Independent Cattlemen’s Association, and Texas Farm Bureau.
Smith is joined in ownership of the cattle program by Joel Isgrig and his daughter, Haley Smith.

A Simbrah Advisory Council meeting for all Simbrah breeders and enthusiasts will be held during the activities at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ on Feb. 27th. The meeting is set to start at 1 p.m. and the location will be posted in the stall area.

 The Alamo City group has announced that their spring sale will be held April 2-4th. The sale will be online through www.cattleinmotions.com and members of the group include Baring Cattle Co., Freasier Ranch and La Morra Ranch. For additional information contact Joe B. Rodriguez, 210/275-0839.

La Muneca Cattle Co., Linn, Texas has announced that their annual Jackpot Show will be held at the ranch March 23rd, followed by the $ellabration Junior Show on March 24th, Linn, Texas. In addition, they will host online sales on www.cattleinmotion.com. The La Muneca Cattle Co. GenePLUS Online Sale XXII will be March 24-27; La Muneca Cattle Co GenePLUS Online Sale XXIII will be June 24-27, and the LMC GenePLUS Online Sale XXIV is scheduled for August 25-28.

 The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (HOTSSA) will hold their online sale, September 15th. The sale will be held at Buzzard Hollow Ranch, Granbury, Texas. For additional information contact Robert Piper, president at 830/305-4550.


Sale host, Tim Smith announces that Simbrah Synergy X! will be held the fourth weekend of September. The date for the 11th annual event will be September 21-23rd.

It will include a sale, a junior show for qualifying heifers, showmanship and educational contests. For additional information contact Smith at 512/587-7896 or smithgenetics1@gmail.com.

Junior Simbrah exhibitors mark your calendars for the summer shows. The Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Futurity will be held, June 7-10 in Bryan-College Station, Texas, while the American Junior Simbrah Roundup will be June 20-23 in Crescent, Texas. The American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) South Central Region Classic will be June 13-16 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, while the AJSA National Classic will be July 2-7 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Please check the respective websites for entry deadlines and ownership date requirements.


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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