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  • January 26-Southwestern Livestock Exposition Junior Simbrah Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • January 30-Buzzard Hollow Ranch’s Online Bull Sale
  • February 16-National Simbrah Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • February 16-National Percentage Simbrah Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • February 18-Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl, San Antonio, Texas
  • February 19-San Antonio Livestock Exposition Junior Simbrah Show
  • February 21-San Angelo Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Show
  • March 3-Houston International Simbrah Sale, Houston, Texas
  • March 4-Houston International Simbrah Show, Houston, Texas
  • March 13-22 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Open and Junior Simbrah Shows, Mercedes, Texas
  • March 15-Houston Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Show, Houston, Texas
  • March 27-Star of Texas Junior Simbrah Show, Austin, Texas
  • March 27-28-La Muneca Cattle Co. $ellabration Show, Linn, Texas


At the recent Simbrah Synergy VII Sale two lots were sold to benefit special funds. Group Effort 223B, a polled purebred Simbrah heifer donated by a group of Simbrah breeders, sold for $6,000 to CRC, owned by the Rodenbeck family of Brenham. The heifer was sired by Smith Satisfies and out of Dream On x LMC Victor’s Mariah bred dam. The funds will be split between the Simbrah Breeders Council and the American Junior Simbrah Roundup Scholarship fund.

7N Ranch donoted a hunt in South Texas, which included accommodations and cooking by the Benny Cano family. This hunt drew the final bid of $5,000 from Ray and Suzanne Hill, Southwestern Farms, Kirbyville, Texas. The proceeds from this also benefitted the Simbrah Breeders Council and the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association’s hosting of the 2015 National Classic.

Kellie Rodenbeck, CRC purchased the donation heifer at the Simbrah Synergy VII Sale.
Ray and Suzanne Hill, Southwestern Farms, purchased a deer hunt at the Simbrah Synergy VII Sale.


"Our LMC & Friends Giving THANKS Online Sale VI was a big success thanks to our donors, bidders, buyers and Tim and Erin Lockhart. We raised $47,075 for 14 different organizations including the American Junior Brahman, Braunvieh, Hereford and Simbrah associations and several scholarship funds,” said Carlos Guerra, owner of La Muneca Cattle (LMC).

The top selling lot was a trophy buck hunt donated by La Muneca selling for $7,000 to Tony Cook from Louisiana. The second top selling lot was LMC Polled Gratitude, a double polled Brahman herd bull prospect donated by La Muneca selling for $5,300 to repeat buyer Jimmy Chapman from Florida.

The sale generated $18,600 for the Arcadio, Carmen, Rafael and Victor Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards over $30,000 in scholarships every year, including one through the American Junior Simbrah Roundup and the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association.

“We had 82 bidders from 16 states and buyers from five states. We look forward to making next year's LMC & Friends Giving THANKS Online Sale bigger and better," said Guerra.

For more information, please contact Guerra at lamunecacattle@aol.com or 956 802 1641.


The National Simbrah and Simbrah Percentage Show will once again be held at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio, Texas on Monday February 16th.

Judging both shows will be Cody Sankey, Economy, Indiana, an Angus and former Brangus breeder.

More details about the national event will be included in the January.


Cody Garrett of Cuero, Texas has been selected as the 2014 Delo National Tractor Restoration Grand Champion for his restoration of a 1962 Schafer Model 18000 tractor. At the awards banquet, Garrett received a $10,000 cash prize award for the honor. He also received recognition and a VISA Gift Card for the number of votes he received in the Delo on-line video voting contest.

This was his second year of competition in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. In 2013, Garrett restored a 1968 Case 1030 Comfort King tractor and was named one of 12 finalists and traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to do a presentation on his tractor. Again this year, he was selected as one of 12 finalists who traveled to Louisville, to give a presentation on his Schafer prior to being selected as the champion by a panel of five independent judges from various areas of the United States. The competition consists of completing a detailed workbook describing work done on the tractor’s engine, transmission, final drives, ancillary systems, auxiliary systems, external appearance, safety, internal and external mechanical reports, and expense reports. Another portion of the competition is doing a video so the judges can see the tractor operate and hear the tractor running. The final portion of the competition is the oral presentation that is given to the panel of judges followed by a question and answer period.

Garrett began restoring the champion tractor in June 2013 and completed the restoration in August 2014 after 929.75 hours. His tractor is one of only 25 Schafer tractors ever built in Pratt, Kansas in the early 1960’s by Schafer Plow Company. Because of being an extremely rare tractor, Garrett’s first challenge was searching for information on the tractor and then finding the correct engine, transmission, and transfer case so that the tractor could be restored to its original condition. Everything on the tractor was taken apart, cleaned, rebuilt, or replaced, and then installed into the tractor. Every bolt, every seal, and every gasket were replaced. Original leather seals were found and installed into the engine, transmission, axles, and transfer case. Contacts were made in various states and many businesses in an effort to locate the correct parts.

As the Delo National TRC Grand Champion, Garrett will not only represent Texas, but he will also represent Chevron Delo Lubricants at farm shows across the U.S. throughout the next year including locations as far away as California and Iowa. The tractor will then be displayed at the Chevron Delo booth at the National FFA Convention in Louisville in 2015 prior to a new champion being named in 2015.

Garrett graduated from Cuero High School this year and is currently a freshman at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is majoring in ag systems management. He is the son of Karen Garrett and Jack Garrett and the grandson of Ernest and Jeanie Knezek of Yoakum, who raise Simbrahs. Garrett also showed Simbrahs as a junior exhibitor.

Cody Garrett (center) with his $10,000 check.
The tractor before restoration.
The tractor after restoration.


Simbrah breeders met during activities at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tim Smith, American Simmental Association trustee updated the crowd about association matters and Simbrah issues particularly.

Joe B. Rodriguez and Rene Vela were elected to serve as directors on the advisory council as Tim Smith and Carlos Guerra’s terms expired. The board now consists of Wayne Reavis, Rickey Burch, Jane Travis, Rodriguez and Vela. Reavis was then elected president; Burch vice-president and Rodriguez secretary-treasurer.

Activities and Events Committee
Rene Vela- Advisor
Wayne Johnson
Evans Family
Grahman Family
Kevin and Charleen Kent
Charles Honeycutt
Kyle and Lori Higgins

Simbrah Publications Committee

Craig Schultz- Advisor
David Grimes
Ray Hill
John Friedrich Family
Pete Nieschwitz
Bill Travis
Candice Tindle

Growth and Development Committee

Jane Travis-Advisor
Javier Moreno
Tonya Hill
Kevin and Charlene Kent
David and Kellie Rodenbeck
Russel Moser

Booth, Advertising, and Hospitality Booth
Ricky Burch-Advisor
Martha McCrary
Lori Pettit
Jennifer Mills
Clyde and Janie Perry
Kevin and Charlene Kent

Fundraising Committee

Joe B Rodriguez-Advisor
Ted Schmidt
Evan Schmidt
Jud Flowers
Belva Johnson
Twila Johnson

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 marthag@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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Six-month-old purebred Simbrah ET heifer calf in some typical South Texas
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