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DATES TO REMEMBER
2014
  • August 4-6–Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station, Texas
  • August 30-September 2-LMC GenePLUS V Online Sale
  • September 18-20-Heart of Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association Fall Fest Online Sale.
    Viewing of cattle on September 20 at JHC Ranch, Buckholts, Texas
  • October 4-La Muneca’s 27th Annual Junior Roundup, Linn, Texas
  • October 24-26-Simbrah Synergy VII Sale and $15,000 Showcase, Giddings, Texas
  • November 13-15-Two Fast Nickels Online Bull Sale
  • November 22-25-LMC Gene PLUS VI “Giving THANKS” Online Sale

NEW FORMAT, NEW LOCATION FOR HEART OF TEXAS SALE
The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association will host their annual sale on September 18-20th, but it will be an online sale. It will be carried on DVAuction.com.

Cattle will be available for viewing at JHC Ranch’s Buckholts, Texas location on September 20th. The location for the sale viewing is 5276 FM 485, Buckholts, Texas 76518. For additional information contact Jim Carter, president at 254 - 697-1078 or jhcranch@sbcglobal.net

NEW ASA TRADITION

Come to Bozeman September 8-11th to help ASA Board Chairman Jim Butcher kick off a new tradition for the Fall ASA Trustee Meeting/Educational Seminar. Join in the Open Committee Meetings, Board Meeting, Guest Speakers, barbeque at the ASA Office, and good conversation with fellow Simmental enthusiasts.

For Hotel Reservation ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman 5 East Baxter Lane | Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone | 406.587.4561 Reference "ASA" or "American Simmental" for the special $85 rate

No fee for the seminar ~ but to help with planning for meals, you must register.
Visit simmental.org to register on-line ~ or simply call the ASA office and someone will help you.


NEW OFFICERS/DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SIMBRAH ADVISORY COUNCIL
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.

PINE RIDGE RANCH RELEASES STEER DATA
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

HALLAK JOINS SYNERGY GROUP
Tim Smith, coordinator and host of Simbrah Synergy has announced that Hallak Ranch will be joining the Simbrah Synergy as a participating sponsor for the 2014 event. The Synergy includes a sale and $15,000 junior show for exhibitors of sponsor purchased cattle. The Simbrah Synergy will be held October 24-26th at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas.

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.


TIME TO SEND SIMBRAH STEERS TO FEEDLOT

It’s time again. Simbrah folks are being advised to round up their Spring Simbrah Steers to send to Graham Feedyards in Gonzales. A report on 2012 Fall steers, showed that Pine Ridge Ranch steers averaged a gross of $1,740 per steer. These steers were grain fed and hormone and beta agonist free. Tenderness tests performed by Texas A&M on these cattle will be available shortly. The Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association requests that 200 registered steers be tendered to the feedlot this Fall and 200 next Spring. The first group of steers will be shipped to Graham Feedyards on October 16th.

Contact Bill Travis, 214-850-6308 for further details and scheduling. Carcass testing is essential to proving the high qualities of Simgenetic beef. All data is confidential to each provider of steers.


LOCATOR MAP MAKES IT EASY TO FIND SIMBRAH BREEDERS

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.


SIMBRAH CARCASS INFORMATION
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.

EMAIL BLASTS NOW AVAILABLE
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.

SIMBRAH BLOG
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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SIMBRAH
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
ranch country at the Boening Bros. Ranch. Photo by Victor Guerra.

 
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