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  • October 3, 2015 - 28th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up & Futurity. Linn, Texas
  • October 23-25 - Simbrah Synergy VIII, Giddings, Texas
  • November 14 - Two Fast Nickels Private Treaty Bull Sale, Mineola, TX
  • November 21-24 -LMC & Friends GIVING THANKS Online Sale II
  • January 25-Fort Worth Junior Simbrah Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • January 29- Fort Worth Open Simbrah Show, Fort Worth, Texas
  • February 15-National Open and Percentage Simbrah Shows, San Antonio, Texas
  • February 17-Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl, San Antonio, Texas
  • February 19-Junior Simbrah Heifer Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • March 2-International Simbrah Show, Houston, Texas
  • March 11-13-Junior Breeding Heifer Shows, Houston, Texas
  • March 16-Rio Grande Valley Junior Simbrah Show, Mercedes, Texas
  • March 17-Rio Grande Valley Open Simbrah Show, Mercedes, Texas

EPDs from the recently completed genetic evaluation are now in place. New EPDs are displayed on the web site and will print on registration certificates and other reports. (Effective 7/21/2015). Breeders will notice a new EPD in this evaluation, the post weaning Average Daily Gain (ADG) EPD. The ADG EPD is expressed as the difference in pounds of daily gain expected between animals' progeny during the post weaning feeding period. It is an economically relevant trait in the feedlot.

Attention junior Simbrah breeders, the State Fair of Texas Junior Simbrah Show will be held on Sunday, October 18th. The open show will be Friday, October 16th. Entry deadline for the junior show is August 25th and the open show is September 1.
Visit www.bigtex.com for additional details and entry forms.


Carlos and Sister Guerra received the prestigious Passion for Excellence Award at the annual Texas FFA Foundation VIP Breakfast, Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Passion for Excellence Award is given annually to an individual(s) who have demonstrated a passion of service to others. The Texas FFA Foundation works with a core value of developing stewardship in our homes and communities. The annual award is a way of recognizing those who give to make their communities a better place to live, work and raise our families.

“We have always believed the essence of leadership is to plant trees under whose shade you may never sit. Carlos and Sister Guerra have touched the future by their selfless, and generous, support of Texas FFA and 4-H members,” said Aaron Alejandro, executive director of the Texas FFA Foundation. “Character, passion and ethical leadership are cornerstones of their efforts to empower others. We are honored to recognize them for this prestigious award and join them in empowering ‘ANIMO’ in others.”

Carlos and Sister Guerra own La Muneca Cattle Company; a family owned and operated business that started in 1989. The hard, honest work that has brought the Guerra family success for years in agriculture is still in practice today. Through the ranch, their junior livestock program with Simmental, Simbrah, Brahman and Simbravieh cattle helps to provide more than $60,000 a year in student scholarships.

The Texas FFA Association envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their education, career and personal future. The Guerra family is amid the ranks in support of developing responsible citizens today and ethical leaders for tomorrow through agriculture education. The Texas FFA Foundation is dedicated to strengthen agricultural education and Texas FFA programing, so each student can develop their potential for personal growth, career success and leadership in a global marketplace. For more information about agriculture science education visit MyTexasFFA.org. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities visit


The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association (RGVBIA) will once again hold their official bull gain test and heifer development test. This is conducted with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and members of the RGVBIA with direction of Dr. Joe Paschal, extension livestock specialist and county extension agents in Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr counties.

Consignors must reserve a space for their cattle by October 16 and delivery dates for the bulls and heifers is October 22nd and for steers November 6th.

This is an official 112 day gain test. Bulls must be from 6-15 months of age. There are three different age groups of bulls.

For additional information contact the Hidalgo County Extension office at 956/383-1026.

The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association is now taking space reservations for its upcoming tests.


Simbrah Synergy VIII will be held October 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.

The sale will be the evening Saturday, October 24th 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; Honeycutt Cattle Co., Mabank, Texas; McCrary Farms, DeKalb, Texas; Monte Christo Cattle Co., Edinburg, Texas; Pine Ridge Ranch, Dallas, Texas; Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas; Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas; Triple J Ranch, Sour Lake, Texas; Triple P Ranch, Pearland, Texas; Southwestern Farms, Kirbyville, Texas; 7N Ranch, Falls City, Texas and Smith Farms, Denton, Texas.

For additional details, entry forms, rules and sale accommodations, visit www.smithgenetics.com or call 512/587-7896. You can also follow the event on Facebook.

Team Mario, an autism awareness organization, UTRGV and the Rio Grande Valley Brahman and F-1 Association are co-hosting Dr. Temple Grandin, a recognized authority on autism and cattle handling on October 26 and 27, 2015  at UTRGV.  On October 26, 2015, at 9 a.m., Dr. Grandin's presentation will take place at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center.  Her speech title will be "My Experience with Autism," states Christine Clifford, marketing director for Team Mario.
"Dr. Grandin will speak on October 27th, at 9 a.m. on "Understanding Cattle Behavior". She will have meet and greet book signing sessions after each presentation.  Sponsorships are available from $500 to $5,000. The higher the sponsorship, the more recognition, more tickets for the presentations per sponsor, including a private ranch dinner at La Muneca Ranch All of the monies raised will be invested with UTRGV's Human Development & School Services to assist Team Mario's efforts with autism camps and awareness," explained Mike England, RGV Brahman & F-1 Association president.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact sponsorship chairman Carlos X. Guerra at lamunecacattle@aol.com or at 956/802 1641 or UTRGV's Dr. John Lowdermilk at john.lowdermilk@utrgv.edu or 859/536 -9857. 

Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association president, David Berry has been informed by the Fort Worth Stock Show that they are adding back into their schedule, an open Simbrah Show. This will be effective with the 2016 show. Open show weekend is traditionally the first weekend of February and this show will be held in conjunction with the Simmental events.


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.


Simbrah breeder, Russell Boening of Floresville was elected Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) president in December 2014. Boening grows feed grains, cotton, watermelons and wheat, as well as operating a 450-cow dairy with his brother and father and a beef cattle operation, which includes registered Simbrah near Floresville. He was chosen as the TFB Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher in 1986. Boening has held every office on the Wilson County Farm Bureau board, serving for more than 20 years, including president for 10 years.

Click here to learn more about Russell and his TFB involvement.

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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Bobby and Jeanne Thornhill, Shallow Water Ranch sent us this photo. This Simbrah cow is five-years-old that has produced seven calves--she has had three sets of twin by two different bulls!

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