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DATES TO REMEMBER
2014

• April 15-17-MAS IX Online Sale
• April 24-26-East Texas Simmental/Simbrah 38th Annual Sale, Online Only
• April 28-30-Masks’ Rafter M Cattle Co. Herd Reduction Online Sale
• May 3-6-La Muneca’s GenePLUS Online Sale III
• May 17-Buzzard Hollow Ranch’s Designer Classic Sale, Granbury, Texas
• May 17-18-Smith Genetics Junior Camp, Giddings, Texas
• May 24-25-The Elite Simmental and Simbrah Sale and Show, Yoakum, Texas
• June 12-15-Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association Futurity, Bryan, Texas
• June 18-19-MAS IX $15,000 Showdown, Wharton, Texas
• July 13-20-American Junior Simmental Association National Classic, Louisville, Kentucky
• August 4-6–Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station, Texas
• September 20-Heart of Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association Fall Fest Sale, Hearne, 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.
• December 13-Brush Country Bull Sale, Campbellton, Texas.


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

SIMBRAH WORLD ADDS ISSUE
Simbrah World is adding an issue to it’s yearly publication schedule. Starting Summer 2014, a summer edition will be added to the spring and fall issues. It will publish the first week of May and advertising deadline will be April 10th.

AJSR SET FOR JUNE 18-21
The American Junior Simbrah Roundup (AJSR) will be held June 18-21 at the Wharton County Youth Fair Complex, Wharton, Texas. The event is a highlight of the year for young Simbrah exhibitors. Full details of the event will be published in the summer issue of Simbrah World in May. To keep up with all the news about the AJSR event check www.simbrahroundup.com frequently.

MAS SCHEDULES FORMAT CHANGE
The MAS IX Sale will be an online event April 15-17 at www.cattleinmotion.com. The MAS $15,000 Showdown will still be held in conjunction with the American Junior Simbrah Roundup event in Wharton, Texas, June 18-21.

RAFTER M CATTLE TO HOLD ONLINE EVENT
Rafter M Cattle Co., owned by Joe and Julie Mask, will host a herd reduction online sale, April 28-30 at www.cattleinmotion.com. The Mask’s have decided to reduce their numbers considerably due to their growing job responsibilities.

ELITE EVENT SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Reese Hagan invites everyone to the 2nd Annual Elite Sale and Show at Hagan Cattle Co., Yoakum, Texas. The Simmental/Simbrah sale will be May 24th and the show will follow on May 25th. For additional information visit www.theelitesale.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.


GARRETT WINS S.A.L.E. AG MECH CONTEST
Cody Garrett, Cuero, Texas won the San Antonio Livestock Show Ag Mechanics contest with this trailer pictured. Garrett built the trailer and for his wins added another $6,000 scholarship to his winnings of a $12,000 scholarship from another San Antonio contest. He o won a banner, buckle and plaque.

AUSTRALIANS COMING TO VISIT U.S.
Peter Lloyd will be brining a group of Australian Simmental breeders to the U.S in July 2014. They will be in route to attend the World Simmental Congress in Colombia.
He is working with Bill and Jane Travis, Pine Ridge Ranch, Athens, Texas. If you would like to be considered as a host for the group, or want to have your ranch as one of the stops, please contact Travis at 214/850-6308 or billtravis@bigplanet.com

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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It's been a cold winter, but this little Simbrah calf from the RX program adapted to the environment, just fine!

 
 
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