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DATES TO REMEMBER
2016
  • August 6-7-TSSA Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas
  • August 19-23 - Fall Focus, ASA Headquarters, Bozeman, MT
  • August 27-30 - LaMuneca Cattle Co. GenePLUS Online Sale XI
  • September 17 - HOTSSA/ETSSA Online Sale
  • September 19-21 - Alamo City Simbrah Online Sale
  • September 23-25 - Simbrah Synergy IX, Giddings, Texas
  • October 1 - LaMuneca's 29th Annual Junior Roundup & Futurity, Linn, Texas
  • October 15 - Pan Am Simbrah Show, State Fair of Texas, Dallas Texas
  • October 16 - Youth Simbrah Show, State Fair of Texas, Dallas Texas
  • November 2-4 - Genetic Development Center Bull Test Arrival Dates
  • November 19th - Two Fast Nickles Private Treaty Bull Sale, Mineola, Texas
  • November 19-21 - LaMuneca and Friends giving THANKS online Salle III
  • December 2 - Tom Brothers Ranch Private Treaty Bid-Off Bull Sale, Campbelton, Texas

SILENT AUCTION SET TO RAISE PROMOTIONAL FUNDS
At Simbrah Synergy IX, September 24, there will be a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Simbrah promotional efforts. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Belva Johnson at 830/391-2526 or belvajohnson@sbcglobal.net as she and Twila Johnson are the auction coordinators!

RESERVE SPACE FOR YOUR SIMBRAH, SIMMENTAL AND SIMANGUS BULLS NOW

Genetic Development Center (GDC), Navasota, Texas is now accepting entry forms for the Fall. There is limited space and this is an all breed test that will include Simbrah, Simmental and SimAngus bulls.
If you have bulls that you want to be part of the test, you are urged to send the forms now. For additional information contact Luke Bradford GDC beef programs coordinator. 936/870-3960. You may also visit their website www.geneticdevelopmentcenter.com to learn more about GDC, their facility, the GrowSafe system and their services. In addition, you may contact Tim Smith, ASA South Central Trustee, who has spearheaded the addition of Simgenetic bulls to the test at 512/587-7896 or smithgenetics1@gmail.com

ASA is supporting this bull test effort and will be gathering all the data and utilizing it the database, as well as doing a cost share on DNA testing of all Simgenetic bulls.

The schedule and entry requirements for the Fall test includes:

• Arrival dates-November 2-4, 2016
• Bulls are required to have TB, Brucellosis and BVD testing prior to entry and unloading
• Eligible calving dates-December 1 2015-March 31, 2016
• Test Ends-March 14
The cost of the test is scheduled to be $865 per bull and can be paid in four equal monthly payments. There is a potential for a $50 discount per bull if we get more than 30 Simgenetic bulls on test.
The price includes:
• Booster vaccinations, tagging, weighing, EID tags and equipment
• Free choice feed
• Monthly performance reports to producers, yearling measurements including carcass ultrasound data, hip-height upon request, scrotal circumference measurement and fertility exams.
• Final report will include individual animal weight, average daily gain, daily feed intake, residual feed intake index, feed conversion ratio, carcass measurements, fertility results.
• Price does not include any medicine treatment.
There will be a sale after the conclusion of the test for bulls that meet the requirements.


FALL FEST SALE SET FOR SEPTEMBER 17TH
The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association will team up with the East Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association to host the annual Fall Fest Sale on September 17th from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. It will be an online sale and will be carried on DVAuction.com. Cattle will be available for viewing at JHC Ranch’s Buckholts, Texas location on September 17th. The location for the sale viewing is 5276 FM 485, Buckholts, Texas 76518. For additional information contact Jim Carter at 254/697-1078 or jhcranch@sbcglobal.net; Robert Piper, 830/305-4559 or 4pranch@gmail.com or Lou Langford 214/801-2966 at louis@commhard.com.

ALAMO GROUP TO HOST FALL SALE
The members of the Alamo City Simbrah Sale group have scheduled an online sale, September 19-21st. The sale will be carried on www.cattleinmotion. In addition to members, La Morra Ranch, Freasier Ranch and Baring Cattle Co., there will be select lots from other breeding programs. For additional information contact Joe B. Rodriguez, 210/275-0839 or joeb@lamorracattle.com.

SYNERGY IX SEPTEMBER 23-25TH

Simbrah Synergy IX will be held September 23-25th at Smith Genetics, Giddings,Texas. The weekend event includes an educational skill-a-thon and sales talk competition for juniors, sale and the $15,000 Synergy Showcase junior show. This date reflects a move, as previously the event was held in October.

The sale will be the evening Saturday, September24th and includes over 100 lots of cattle. The lots are predominately Simbrah. Bulls, embryos, donors, pairs, breds and some fancy show prospects sell.

The skill-a-thon, sales talk and showmanship competition will be held Saturday afternoon. The Synergy Showcase will award $15,000 to junior exhibitors of cattle purchased from the Synergy participants and/or purchased in the sale on Sunday, the 25th. The Showcase includes five divisions of showmanship in addition to the Simbrah, Percentage and Simmental shows and you must pre-enter.

Participants in this year’s sale include Burch Farms, Hempstead, Texas; Diamond RF Farms, Floresville, Texas; Hagan Cattle Company, Yoakum, Texas; Hallak Ranch, Athens, Texas; McCrary Farms, DeKalb, Texas; Monte Christo Cattle Co., Edinburg, Texas; Pebble Creek Farms, Cuero, Texas: Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas; Triple J Ranch, Sour Lake, Texas; Triple P Ranch, Pearland, Texas; 7N Ranch, Falls City, Texas; Smith Farms, Denton, Texas and Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas.

For additional information follow on Facebook, or on twitter at smithgenetics. Also details are available on the synergy tab of www.smithgenetics.com.


LA MUNECA TO HOST 29TH ANNUAL JR. ROUNDUP & FUTURITY

Linn, TX – “On Saturday, October 1st, starting at 9:00 a.m., La Muneca Cattle Co. (LMC) will proudly be hosting our 29th Annual Jr. Round Up & LMC Futurity. This is a fun-filled, educational, family oriented event that everyone is invited to attend. There will be awesome speakers on many topics related to the beef industry, showmanship, leadership, motivation, judging and ag opportunities," states Carlos X. Guerra, LMC owner.

Adults and three age groups of juniors will have the opportunity to judge four classes of Simbrah, Brahman and Simbravieh cattle, two classes of hay plus a weight-guessing contest. Seventy-five juniors will win $750 in premiums sponsored by the Darryl Raub Family, plus be in the drawing for over 100 door prizes donated by many local businesses, including Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Farm & Ranch in San Isidro-Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc.-Frank Trevino, Chorizo de San Manuel, Creative Awards, Rio Grande City FFA-Randy Lee Lara, Tandy’s, La Muneca and the families of Dr. Oscar Alvarez, Benny and James Cano, Benjamin Hill, Doug Lightfoot, Curtis Gruetzmacher and Norberto Lopez. The average attendance through the years has been over 300 kids, parents and leaders. The LMC Special Awards of Volunteer, Booster and Educators of the Year will be awarded at the Round Up.

The Annual La Muneca Futurity will conclude the day’s events with over $7,500 in prize money, prizes and buckles. Half of this money will be awarded in showmanship. The RGV Brahman & F-1 Association will also be sponsoring it’s 5th Annual Registered Brahman steer show at this event, where they will award $1,000 in premiums and prizes.

The Edinburg FFA Booster Club will serve food and refreshments all day. The 11th Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner will be held at the conclusion of the LMC Futurity. La Muneca is located three miles south of Linn on the west side of Highway 281. For more information, please call Carlos or Sister Guerra at 956-383-7566 or 802-1641 or email them at lamunecacattle@aol.com or call Brad Cowan, Hidalgo County Agent at 956-383-1026 or b-cowan@tamu.edu.

Other upcoming LMC events this fall include the LMC GenePLUS Online Sale XIV on August 27th – 30th and the LMC GIVING THANKS Online Sale III on November 19-22. At the November sale, 100% of every lot will be donated to junior scholarship funds and other charities. Both sales will be conducted on www.cattleinmotion.com


TWO FAST NICKELS BULL SALE NOVEMEBER 19TH
Simbrah bulls will be in the sale pen at the Two Fast Nickels Private Treaty Bull Sale, November 19th. The sale will be held at Black Oak Ranch, Mineola, Texas and will include Simmental and Simbrah bulls from a select group of breeders. For additional information contact Kenneth Airheart, 903/539-1666.

TOM BROTHERS RANCH SETS BULL SALE DATE
Tom Brothers Ranch, Campbellton, Texas will hold a private treaty bid-off bull sale on December 2, 2016. The sale will be held at the ranch and the offering will include 40 SimAngus and Simbrah bulls. They will sell with complete performance information and interested cowmen are invited to visit their website, www.tombrothersranch.com for photos and details. For additional information, contact Ellen Tom at 210/313-0020 or ellen@tombrothersranch.com or Philip Tom, 512/296-6845 at Philip@tombrothersranch.com.

BUXKEMPER RECOGNIZED
Simbrah’s Sally Buxkemper was recently written about in Drovers Journal. To see the article and learn more about Sally and her program click on the following link and go to page 36. http://digitaled.cattlenetwork.com/March2016/Default/18/0#&pageSet=18&contentItem=0

SIMBRAH PROMOTIONAL ITEMS AVAILABLE

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 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

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.


SIMBRAH STEER FEED OUT

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.


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

 
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