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VOL. 14, NO. 3 NOVEMBER 2013

In this issue South Dakota Simmental Annual Meeting & Simmental Source Sale information North Dakota Simmental Annual Meeting & Simmental Classic Sale information

Selling our best

this winter!

Own a top heifer from our program! Selling these elite females at the North Dakota Classic Sale December 28, 2013 // Mandan, ND

Thank you to these past customers!

THSR Miss Outback Z261 THSR Ms Bombardier Z215 THSR Bombardier x CNS Dream On Purebred AI bred to Red Iron, safe with a heifer calf.

DSR J91 Outback x S Grid Maker 5100 SimAngus AI bred to TNT Dual Focus, safe with a bull calf.

Own bulls like these next February! Attend our Dakota Power Bull Sale February 10, 2014 // Valley City, ND

THSR Outback Z256 2013 High Selling Bull Sold to Milton Weippert

THSR Tanker Z233 2013 High Selling Purebred Bull Sold to Curt Beattie

THSR Tanker Z238 2013 High Selling Percentage Bull Sold to Collin La Plant

The Hanson Boys with their 4-H heifers! L to R: Teylor, Zach, Brayden, Justin & Landon

Minton Weippert, Tappen Luke Carlson, Finley Jason Carlson, Finley Brad Lundstrom, Finley Steven Donohue, Pekin Cornell Donohue, Pekin Collin LA Plant, Binford Bruce Emery, Luverne Keith Hauck, Forbes Stephan Seay, Grand Forks Jeff Heinz, Cooperstown Jerry Lautt, Fort Ransom Randy Schultz, McLeod Mac Pherson, Rutland Don Schlotman, Valley City Bruce Sedler, Binford Rylie Elston, Sanborn Roger Larson, Cooperstown Dan Heinz, Cooperstown John Carlson, Finley Tony Phipps, Jordan, MT Andrew Kainz, Hope Todd Velure, Kathryn GMG Ranch, Milnor Jody Brown, Baldwin Ryan Quinn, Alexandria, MN Gerald DeWitz, Tappen Keith Hoistad, Lisbon Steven Bosch, Streeter Jon Dobbert, Robinson Milton Dobbert, Robinson Marlin Sabinash, Kensal Todd Timm, Kensal Larry Svenningsen, Luverne Michael Gage, Aberdeen, SD James Liffin, Milaca, MN Jeff Bunn, Lisbon Taylor Grunefelder, Kintrye Rodney Schmitt, Rugby

Triple H Simmentals Jerry, Kelly & Bryan Hanson 11010 County Road 26 Hannaford, ND 58448 701-789-1391 701-789-0655

NORTH DAKOTA SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Erika Kenner, President (2014) 440 6th Ave SE Leeds, ND 58346 406-581-1188

JR Aufforth, (2015) 6647 98th Street NW Bowbells, ND 58721 701-377-2870

Kevin Elliott, Vice President (2015) 197 147th Ave SE Clifford, ND 58016 701-289-0165

Luke Keller (2015) 1573 County Road 136 Mandan, ND 58554 701-445-7350

Kim Myers, Secretary/Treasurer 12066 57th St SE Kathryn ND 58049 701-924-8224

Tyler Kinn (2016) 212 South Ave Turtle Lake, ND 58575 701-220-5276

Mike Johnson (2014) 2262 44th Street McCanna, ND 58251 701-397-5724

Claye Kaelberer (2016) 4215 County Road 85 New Salem, ND 58563-9468 701-843-8342

Chris Nicholson (2014) 4720 34th Ave SE Dawson, ND 58428 701-391-6904

Cody Hansen (2016) 20600 205th Ave SW Ryder, ND 58779-9575 701-720-2739 *(Year) denotes the end of term

SOUTH DAKOTA SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Clay Ekstrum, President (2010) 36220 257th St. Kimball, SD 57355 605-778-6185

Scott Werning (2010) 27262 424th Ave Emery, SD 57332 605-682-9610

Kipp Julson, Vice President (2010) South Dakota Beef Breeds Council 48670 252nd St Garretson, SD 57030 605-351-9088

Jeremy Lehrman (2011) 43058 245th St Salem, SD 57374 605-530-5909

Ryan Miller, Secretary (2012) 23246 439th Ave Winfred, SD 57076 605-480-3012 Deb Ford, Treasurer 46272 200th St. Bruce, SD 57220 605-627-5614 Tim Naasz (2008) 27005 360th Ave. Platte, SD 57369 605-337-3503

Cam Christensen (2013) PO Box 415 Wessington Springs, SD 57382 605-350-2018 SD Junior Coordinator Cathy Eichacker 25446 445th Ave Salem, SD 57058 605-425-2391

*(Year) signafies the year elected

Erika Kenner, Sales 440 6th Ave SE Leeds, ND 58346 406-581-1188 The following terms and conditions have been agreed on by the North Dakota & South Dakota Simmental Association’s Board of Directors and the Publication Committee. Advertising Space Rates Size BW 4C Full Page $500 $625 ½ Page $350 $450 ¼ Page $250 NA Business Card $200 (per year) Advertising Deadlines Issue Deadline January December 13th February January 17th November October 17th Terms All advertising accounts are due and payable as invoiced. Interest charges of 1% per month will be assessed to accounts that are 30 days past due. Delinquent Advertiser’s Account Advertisers knowingly and expressly agree and consent that, whenever accounts receivable for an advertiser have not been paid as of 90 days from date involved, advertising privileges will be suspended until full payment has been received. Copy Changes Alterations in advertising copy, if requested after closing dates will be permitted only if time allows. The North Dakota & South Dakota Simmental Associations and this publication reserve the right to refuse any advertising copy at our sole discretion. The North Dakota & South Dakota Simmental Associations and this publication assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the advertising content submitted. Advertisers assume all responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance. Editorial Content Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the North Dakota & South Dakota Simmental Associations or of this publications. Photographs and manuscripts are welcome, but no responsibility is assumed either while in transit or while in this office. About the Cover Photo taken by Kipp Julson Garretson, SD

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FACTS don’t lie! Here are the facts on

KNH Play On 458Z

ASA #: 2653245 • 3/4 SM 1/4 AN

KNH Play On 458Z

Contact us for more information!

KNH Simmentals

Kent & Heather Neshem Family Berthold, ND 58718 701-453-3570, home 701-340-0756, Heather’s cell 701-721-4495, Kent’s cell


Check out the brothers to these heifers selling at the 2014 Edge of the West Bull Sale!

KNH Hey Girl 158A Sire: S Chisum Maternal sibling to KNH Play On 458Z

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• Homozygous Polled by pedigree, Black test pending • Play On is a 3/4 blood sired by the popular TJ Sharper Image • Extremely Sound & Free Moving, Great Disposition, Feminine but Powerful! • Balanced EPD package! Check out her numbers on paper...You will not be disappointed! 8 2 74 116 11 24 61 API 116 TI 73 • Made the Top 20 at the 2013 AJSA National Classic in Lincoln, NE (18th Overall Percentage Female)! • The 1st Daughter of our Donor Cow, KNH Miss 58S, to sell! Don’t miss this opportunity to own this future donor! • Dam is a No-Miss Cow. Her last 2 flushes averaged 28 #1’s! • Play On is a maternal sib to KNH Added Value (owned by River Creek, leased to ABS). He was the high-selling bull at the 2010 Edge of the West bull sale. • Play On’s maternal sibs in 2013 are Standouts! Proven Predictability! • Ultrasound safe to Shear Force for an early February PB calf! Note: Her dam bred to Shear Force produced the $29,000 Added Value bull!

Editor’s Message For most in the Dakota’s, it has been a challenging year. There was too much water, not enough water, colder than normal temperatures, a winter that didn’t want to end and then in early October a very early, devastating winter storm. Coming in to the Holiday Seasons, it seems like it would be hard to be thankful for anything when there’s been so many hardships, but we still have much to appreciate. We live in the Midwest plains where neighbors help each other. We are also part of an industry that sticks together and calls each other friends. There have been some relief funds set up for the ranchers affected by the October 4 storm and you will see several more fundraisers at future sales where you can donate. Cattle markets are up and despite all the efforts of the activists, people still want to eat beef ! Simmental is still gaining momentum, as feed yards desire SimGenetics. We are also fortunate to welcome several new members in the Simmental business this year! Several are consigning to the South Dakota and North Dakota State sales, so please take time to personally welcome them. The livestock community also lost a great leader this past year. Terry Robinson was a great friend to North Dakota and the surrounding states. There will be a great void at the ND Simmental Classic and many sales around the area. He will be greatly missed. This holiday season give thanks for your health, family, and friends. Plan to attend the state meetings and sales in South Dakota and North Dakota and join in the fellowship of other cattle producers! Happy Holidays, Erika Kenner

North Dakota Simmental Annual Meeting and Simmental Classic Sale

South Dakota Simmental Association Annual Meeting

All Day

5:30 pm Social 6:30 pm Banquet Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD 605-336-0650 *RSVP for meal reservations to Kipp Julson By December 9 at 605-351-9088

December 26

Cattle Check-in – Kist Livestock, Mandan

December 27

View cattle all day. 8:00 am Cattle Check-in resumes – Kist Livestock, Mandan 11:00 am Lunch – Circle Diamond Ranch Supply, Mandan 12:00 pm Annual Meeting – Circle Diamond Ranch Supply, Mandan 6:00 pm Social – Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck 7:00 pm Banquet – Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

December 28

View cattle all day. 11:00 am Lunch – Kist Livestock, Mandan 1:00 pm ND Simmental Classic Sale – Kist Livestock, Mandan Please note the change in the lunch and meeting location on Friday. Due to a sale at Kist that day, the Friday afternoon activities will take place at Circle Diamond Ranch Supply across the street from Kist Livestock. Thank you to Bob Bullinger for allowing us to use his facility!

December 13, 2013

South Dakota Simmental Source Sale December 14, 2013


Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, Worthing, SD Go to to download catalog or contact sale management. See our ad in this issue! Watch our website for more information on our other upcoming sponsored events! January 22, 2014 Sioux Empire Farm Show Sioux Falls SD February 8, 2014 Black Hill Stock Show Rapid City SD February 14, 2014 Watertown Winter Farm Show Watertown, SD SD Simmental Scene & ND SimmenTeller | 3

Selling four


in BiSmarck! North Dakota Simmental Association

Classic SALE


nPS miss Z228

Mr NLC Superior x Kenco/MF Powerline 4 3.4 65 98 11 25 58 Bred to Winchester

also selling bred heifers by Sand ranch Hand and Dikeman’s Double Down

Watch for our information on our bulls for sale in 2014!

nPS miss Z215

Winchester X TNT Gunner 15 3.1 62 83 14 22 53 Bred to Trax’s Rushmore

News Briefs

northern Plains Simmental JR, Miranda, Gavin & Wyatt Aufforth 6647 98th St NW Bowbells, ND 701-377-2870 or 701-339-1880, cell

ND Simmental Association to award Scholarship Remembering our good friend, Terry Robinson The North Dakota Simmental Association Board of Directors recently approved to award a $500 scholarship to a 2014 high school graduate attending college next fall. Preference will be given to applicants coming from a livestock based background that include the use of Simmental genetics. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in an agricultural program. The scholarship application can be downloaded off the NDSA website. Deadline is March 15, 2014. Please visit for more information. Contact Claye Kaelberer, Chris Nicholson, or Kevin Elliot with any further questions.

NDSA Director Positions Open The North Dakota Simmental Association has two positions open and one eligible for re-election in December. Mike Johnson (Northeast Region) and Erika Kenner (At Large) are not eligible for re-election and Chris Nicholson (Southeast Region) is eligible for another term. The NDSA did re-district last year, so now there is only an East and a West Region, which means the Northeast and Southeast are now the East. The Director At Large can be from either region. If you or anyone you know are interested in running for a ND Simmental Board position, please let a current board member know or attend the meeting on December 27 to voice your nomination!

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ASA# 2768701 • PB Simmental BAS Heavy Duty x Ellingson Black Perfector

ASA# 2768702 • PB Simmental BCLR Shamwow W611 x KS Saturn U390 CE BW WW

Contact us for more information:




EPDs: 12 1.1 74 115 10 31 68 131 77 AI bred to WS All In W111, carrying a heifer calf.

EPDs: 8 3.6 90 140 8 25 71 115 81 Homozygous Black. AI bred to Ellingson Identity (Angus), carrying a bull calf.

ASA# 2758041 • SimAngus™ SAV Final Answer x SRS Black Rock

ASA# 2758160 • PB Simmental LFE BS Lewis 322U (Stubby) x Black Shamrock

KENNER SIMMENTALS Roger, Jeanette and Erika Kenner 5606 57th St NE • Leeds, North Dakota 58346 Phone 701-466-2800 Erika Erika406-581-1188 406-581-1188• • Herdsman: Bryan Leapaldt 701-466-2553 • 701-739-8764 Cell



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EPDs: 12 2.4 66


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This Exciting Package Sells

BCLR Miss Regan R513

Take your pick!

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For more information contact..

Doug Bichler • linton, nD 701.254.4306 or 701.226.4068

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TNT Miss Tessa G180 (aMericaNa X Black Mick) Matings from HXC Conquest and LFE Mr Lewis 322U Bclr Miss reGaN r513 (eXTra efforT X aMericaNa) Matings from SAV Brilliance, In Dew Time, and TNT Axis TNT Miss HoNey l9 (New DiMeNsioN X TNT afTersHock) Matings from CDI Authority, Superstout, Beef Maker, LFE Mr Lewis 322U, Red Power, On Target, Rushmore, TNT Tonner TNT Miss aNGie l59 (Mr fiX iT X fraNcHise) Matings from BCLR Ammo, TNT Tonner, Xpectation, and Beef King

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ern Cattle Source t s e W SimAngus Gals Selling in Mandan! North Dakota Simmental Association

Classic SALE

WCS 310A February Open SimAngus ASA# 2745515 KS Tailored Y304 x TC Broadside

WCS Ms Bismarck 215Z ASA# 2744366 SAV Bismarck x WCS Mr Design AI bred to Hooks Shear Force

WCS Ms Final 2011Z ASA# 2744354

WCS Ms Final 2059Z ASA# 2744386 WCS Mr Final 834U x RC Club King AI bred to WCS Mr Force 810U

WCS Ms Pendleton 2050Z ASA 2744383

WCS Mr Final 834U x LRS WCS Master Design

AI bred to KS Tailored Y304

WCS Mr Pendleton 909W x WCS Mr Half 245M

AI bred to MCM Top Grade


(Red Shear Force son that sires stout calves!)



Western Cattle Source Jock & Brenda Beeson 100 Wohlers Drive Crawford, NE 69339

308-665-1111 (home) 308-430-2117 (mobile) 308-430-0668 (mobile)

KS Tailored Y304


All bred heifers were pasture exposed to KS Tailored Y304 from 5/13/13 to 7/20/13.

South Dakota Juniors in the Spotlight

wit h Windy Creek Females! Check out our website for information on our consignments to the

South Dakota Simmental Source Sale Worthing, SD December 14, 2013


(ES Power Up x 3C Pasque) Congratulations Adam Eichacker on your many time champion including. . . * Supreme Champion Female Sioux Empire Invitational Heifer Show * Champion Percentage Simmental Futurity Heifer SD Summer Spotlight

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WINC Savannah

(ES Power Up x Power Drive) Congratulations Abby Blagg! * SD Summer Spotlight Reserve Champion Percentage Simmental Futurity Heifer

Windy Creek Cattle Company

Jeremy, Bethany, Cash & Emerson Lehrman Box 176 Spencer, SD 57374 605-530-5909

ES Z21

Welshs Dew It Right x JMG Net Profit 292 Bred to SS Ebonys Grandmaster


OCC Paxton 730P x ES Dakota NK68 Bred to Believe In Me

ES T24

DCC New Look 101 x LRS Red Reality 33J Bred to Believe In Me

ES Z24

TJ High Bet 236X x Duff Encore 702 Bred to Welshs Dew It Right

ES X38

Duff Encore 702 x WHF Desperado 212G • Bred to Mr NLC Upgrade


Ellingson Legacy M229 x SAV 8180 Traveler 004 Bred to LLSF Uprising Z925

ES Z84

R&R Chamberlain X744 x ES Dakota NK68 Bred to SS Ebonys Grandmaster

ES Z67

OCC Paxton 730P x Ellingson Legacy M229 • Bred to W/C United

ES R53

OCC Anchor 771A x BS Mr Araphoe 811A Bred to Walk This Way

Bid live online at

Eichacker Simmentals

PRofESSional SalE ManaGEMEnT:

Steve & Cathy Eichacker, Judy • 25446 445th Avenue • Salem, SD 57058

605-425-2391 Home • 605-421-1152 Cell

Sale offering online at GUEST BREEdERS: JK Angus • Montorse, SD • 605-363-3302 • 605-940-5104 Cell Healy Simmental • Irene, SD • 605-263-3876 • 605-660-3880 Cell

Val & Lori Eberspacher Office 507-532-6694 Cell 612-805-7405 Kelly Schmidt 406-599-2395

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Selling over 100 Bred Simmental & SimAngus Females These two females represent the type and kind you will find in the Edge of the West Female Sale!

Claye Kaelberer Tyler Kinn Todd Finke Sold in the 2013 sale to Kenner Simmentals, ND

Sold in the 2013 sale to Rydeen Farms, MN

701-843-8342 701-220-5276 701-240-7711

Make plans to attend the Edge of the West Bull Sale April 4, 2014 in Mandan, ND

Dakota Classic Production Sale—Lisbon, ND Thursday February 20th, 2014 Ransom County Fairgrounds—Lisbon, ND Simmental Sires— BVD-Eli New Tradition 5Y Eli Torque Y94 Traxs Rushmore X103 Tri E X806

Find us on Facebook or visit our website: Visitors are always welcome—call to arrange a visit. Tony 701-308-1303 or Ron 701-680-0842

Elijah Ranch Simmental and SimAngus™


Angus Ranch


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Angus Sires— Werner War Party Connealy Hemisphere Alcoa New Standard H Prowler 43 W


Offering 50 full Fleck bulls private treaty in February 2014. Linebred to create maternal and feedlot performance with uniformity and accelerated performance. Diluter-free to make those black baldies. Females, bulls and semen available.

Brink Ambrose X038

Senior Herdsire. Performance, fertility, structural correctness with capacity, marbling, muscle and that quiet disposition. 205-day weight: 898 lbs, YW: 1590 lbs, REA: 19.8, choice grade and diluter free.

Brink Clarette S627

Dam of Brink Ambrose X038

23098 Gunder Rd Elkader, IA 52043 563-245-2048, Jerry 563-880-1470, cell 563-245-1110, fax

Add a touch of

M&J Ranch distinction to your operation! MRL Prow Bowl X 138X KS Bravado X MRL Miss 431N Co-Owned with Traxinger Simmentals Selling an open female daughter at the ND Classic Sale.

Black Currency

Proud to be selling bulls in the Dakota Power Bull Sale See us in Valley City, ND the 2nd Monday of February!

Bulls from these sires will sell: Shear Force, MRL Pro Bowl, Freedom, KS Black Diamond, WS All In, Top Grade

TNT Tanker X LFE Katarina 604N Selling an open female daughter at the ND Classic Sale.

*Also selling a bred female by KS Black Diamond at the ND Classic Sale.

Mike, Jen & Reece Johnson

McCanna, ND • 701-739-2271 SD Simmental Scene & ND SimmenTeller | 11

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Please visit us at the

South Dakota

Simmental Source Sale

Andrew & Jenni Hansen 43688 104th St. Veblen, SD 57270


Miss A/H 113Z

Dikeman’s Double Down x Nichols Legacy 7 • 2.3 • 69 • 95 • 10 • 22 • 56 Bred to HSF High Roller (ASA# 2408113) For sale by private treaty red & black, open & bred heifers for more information please see our website

Clay Ekstrum 605-778-6185 (H) 605-730-1511 (C)

John Ekstrum 605-778-6414


Quality Simmentals That Have It All... Performance, Carcass, Maternal and Disposition.

Ekstrum Simmentals & Simm/Genetics 36220 257th St. Kimball, SD 57355 Email:

These females are consigned to the South Dakota Simmental Source Sale Sioux Falls Regional Stockyards Dec. 14, 2013

CCE EKR Ms Bravo 201Z


ASA# 2659031 • Purebred Simmental Sire: KS Bravado P68 Dam: CCE EKR TomKat 045X CE 14.3 BW .9 WW 68.2 YW 101.8 MCE 14.3 MM 24.6 MWW 58.7 AI safe to Glacier Chateau (Red Angus)

Miss A/H 31Z

Nichols Manifest x NLC Lchmn Fortune 7347K 9 • 2.1 • 69 • 115 • 14 • 24 • 58 Bred to MCM Top Grade 018X (ASA# 2540315) Also consigned: 9Z (ASA# 2766199) bred to Traxs Rushmore X103 (ASA# 2574812) 142Z (ASA# 2766201) bred to M/CM Top Grade 018X (ASA# 2540315)

Raising Simmentals since 1970

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CCE EKR Ms Kodiak 238Z

Also selling 10 units of Wheatland Bull 680S semen at the SD Simmental Source Sale!

ASA# 2659100 • 5/8 SM 3/8 AR Sire: MRL 128Z Dam: CCE EKR Ms Spread 721Z CE 3.7 BW 6.6 WW 70.3 YW 108.9 MCE 8.9 MM 24.4 MWW 59.5 AI safe to KS Bravado P68

Join us February 15, 2014 for our annual bull sale. South Dakota’s source for outcross performance Simmentals!

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Flying B Cut Above x Bon View New Design 878 SimAngus™ • Bred to Grizzly

Upgrade x Meyer 734 March PB Open Show Heifer Prospect

AJE/PB Montecito x Power Drive March PB Open Show Heifer Prospect




IPU Red Specialist x Remington Red Label PB • Bred to Trax Rushmore

Hooks Shear Force x RC Club King Feb. PB Open Show Heifer Prospect

GCF Amigo x Wheatland Red Ace March PB Open Show Heifer Prospect



R&R Chamberlain x SS Goldmine SimAngus™ • Bred to Dream On

Ruby NFF Excalibur 002X x SAV Final Answer 0035 Feb. SimAngus™ Open Show Heifer Prospect

Sale ManageMent:

Val & Lori Eberspacher Office 507-532-6694 Cell 612-805-7405 Kelly Schmidt 406-599-2395 Catalog online:

Sale Hosted by the SD Simmental Association Contacts: Clay Ekstrum 605-730-1511 & Kipp Julson 605-351-9088


JF AMerican Pride 098Z x Mr P501 SimAngus™ • Bred to Hooks Shear Force

Selling pick of the benda ranch open & bred heiferS! View full sale offering online at

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Selling in December!

North Dakota Simmental Association

STAV Ms Savvy 235Z

Classic SALE

ASA# 2636734 STF/RP Savvy SR49 x UC Pitching Wedge Bred to TJ Easy Money 4-11-13

North Dakota Simmental Association

STAV Ms Domonique 209Z

Classic SALE

ASA# 2636792 STF Dominique x LRS Red Reality Bred to GW Stoplight 4-04-13

Stavick King of the Range Bull Sale February 6, 2014 Aberdeen, SD

South Dakota

Mike, Myra, Livie & Owen Stavick STAV Ms Topgrade 308A ASA# 2725282 605-738-2231, home MCM Top Grade 018 X x BR Mr Made Black 2011M 605-237-4663, cell January Purebred Open Heifer


South Dakota

STAV Ms Specialist 239Z


ASA# 2636833 IPU Red Specialist 70T x Remington Red Label Bred to Trax’s Rushmore on 4-28-13

Also selling an additional bred heifer and two open heifers at the ND Simmental Classic sale

ASA Director Election The North Central Region of the American Simmental Association has two director positions open this year. Kevin Thompson, Almont, ND and Harold Williams, Orient, IA are not eligible for re-election as they have fulfilled two, three-year terms. The final ballots will be in the mail in November and will be due 30 days after they are mailed. The final candidates for

Ralph Brooks Manhattan, KS Board Nominee

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Erika Kenner Leeds, ND Board Nominee

the North Central region include, Ralph Brooks of Manhattan, KS (ASA Board nominee), Erika Kenner of Leeds, ND (ASA Board nominee), JW Brune of Overbook, KS (write-in candidate) and Paul Walker of Danvers, IL (write-in candidate). Your vote matters so make sure to return your ballots!

JW Brune Overbrook, KS

Write-In Candidate

Paul Walker Danvers, IL

Write-In Candidate

Double J Farms Simmental Cattle Establised in 1974

SIMMENTAL SOURCE SALE December 14, 2013 • NOON Sioux Falls Regional Livestock


A332 • Purebred Shear Force X Club King


A343 • ¾ Blood Dream On X Brilliance


Z266 • ¾ Blood Upgrade X New Level Bred to Hoosier


Z222 • ¾ Blood American Pride X Exacto 501 Bred to Shear Force

North Dakota Simmental Association Bred

Z201 • SimAngus Efficient X Superior Bred to Dew It Right


Z252 • Purebred Tanker X Desperado Bred to Dream On


Z208 • SimAngus Efficient X Ranch Hand Bred to Dew It Right


Z294 • ¾ Blood Chamberlain X Gold Mine Bred to Dream On

Classic SALE

December 28, 2013 • 1:00 PM Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 60 Bulls For Sale by Private Treaty Bid Sale Saturday, January 25, 2014 Black and Red Simmental, SimAngus & Angus

Open A354 • Purebred Black Diamond X Dream On

Open A391 • ¾ Blood Upgrade X New level

Kipp Julson 48670 252nd St. • Garretson, SD 57030 (605) 594-2310 • Cell (605) 351-9088 Luke Keller, ASA Field Rep. • (406) 599-2394

For sale by Private Treaty Commercial Bred Heifers Synchronized AI Bred to Long Distance and Brilliance 20 Registered AI Bred Simmental Heifers

Complete Information Available at SD Simmental Scene & ND SimmenTeller | 17

SD Heifer Grant Program

Sponsored by the South Dakota Simmental Association Purposes of the grant program 1. To provide quality Simmental heifers to youth interested in starting a herd. 2. To encourage youth to show & promote Simmental cattle. Youth eligible for these grants should meet the following criteria 1. Be a current member of the SD Junior Simmental Association and a resident of South Dakota. (Annual membership fee of $10 may be sent with Grant Application) 2. Age: Must be at least 8 years old on January 1, 2013 and not older than 21 years on January 1, 2013. 3. Must agree to attempt to show the heifer in the upcoming Futurity Heifer show at the SD Summer Spotlight; your local SD county fair; and the 2014 SD State Fair Junior Heifer Show with the cosignature of parent or guardian to aid in the exhibit of heifer in these shows. 4. Must be able to provide an amount at least equal to or greater than the amount of the grant to purchase a heifer. 5. Must purchase a heifer from the 2013 SD Simmental Source Sale, 2014 Sioux Empire Farm Show Simmental Sale, 2014 Watertown Winter Farm Show Simmental Sale, 2014 Black Hills Stock Show Simmental Sale. 6. Recipient agrees to abide by rules of the Futurity Show and the 4-H Code of Ethics. 7. Recipient of grant must have the bidder number registered in their name at the sale. We will not transfer grants. 8. Non-compliance with the Grant Rules (by recipients) may affect future chances to receive a grant. ALL GRANTS WILL BE $500. Grants are not transferable and do NOT carry over to the next year. Note: Grants are not limited to a one-time issuance. If you have won a grant before, you may apply again.

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Examples: $1500 Cost of Heifer - $500 Grant $1000 Cost to Recipient $2000 Cost of Heifer - $500 Grant $1500 Cost to Recipient How recipients will be chosen 1. Selection Committee comprised of at least two nonbiased individuals. 2. No names will appear on the application portion submitted to the selection committee. 3. Criteria for judging of grants: • Need for financial help through this grant • Dedication to the Simmental Breed • Ability to care for animal(s) • Sense of responsibility • Integrity • Good candidate for continuing with Simmentals • How much effort was put into the application (applicant must fill out their own form) • Has applicant received a grant in the last several years? If so, did the recipient adhere to the rules such as showing the heifer at: 1. County Fair 2. SDJSA Futurity Heifer Show at the Summer Spotlight 3. SDSF Junior Heifer Show 4. Grant recipients will be announced prior by December 10, 2013. Applications are due December 1, 2013. Download entire application at or contact Jeremy Lehrman. SDSA, Jeremy Lehrman Box 176 Spencer, SD 57374 605-530-5909, cell

opens their herd!

Offering a pick of the herd at

South Dakota


JBS Miss Grand Design 505M

It is our pleasure to offer the pick of our bred or open heifers in this year’s SD Simmental Source Sale. As we start our 40th year in the Simmental business, this is the first time we have offered a pick like this. Choose from 40 elite bred heifers or 100 open heifers. Our herd produced the new ABS Sire, JBS Big Casino 336Y, along with JBS Miss Grand Design 505M (Chiquita), 2 BHSS Grand Champions including JBS Thriller 518G and many top sellers at the Northern Lights and SD State Sales. Our last two bull sales have averaged $5,250 and $4,600.

JBS Miss Forward 504Y

JBS Big Casino 336Y ASA# 2602861 • PB Simmental RC Club King 040R X JBS Mr Desperado 301K

• DNA tested homozygous black and homozygous polled • Touted as one of the best performance bulls to sell in 2012 • Blaze faced bull that is loaded with length, muscle and power • Posted his own 123 WW and 113 YW ratios • His dam has posted 7@97 BW and 7@114 WW, his 600U granddam posted 10@109 WW • Ranks in the top 10% of the breed for growth and muscle

• Big Casino’s first calves are weaned and look outstanding. • Look for his first bull calves in our 2014 production sale February 10, at Kimball Livestock Exchange.

Jim & Jay Benda 26106 366th Ave. Kimball, SD 57355

605-778-6703, Home 605-730-6703, Jim’s cell 605-730-0215, Jay’s cell

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February 2014, cont.

December 2013

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Bichler-Johnson “Quality, Not Quantity” Sale — Linton, ND Rust Mountain View Ranch “Queens of the Pasture” Sale —Turtle Lake, ND Dakota Made Production Sale — Salem, SD Shades of the Prairies Sales — Brandon, MB South Dakota Simmental Association Annual Meeting & Banquet — Sioux Falls, SD McMillen Ranching Herdbuilders 2013 — Carievale, SK South Dakota Simmental Source Sale — Worthing, SD North Dakota Simmental Association Annual Meeting & Banquet — Mandan/Bismarck, ND North Dakota Simmental Classic Sale — Mandan, ND

January 2014

13 Edge of the West Female Sale — Mandan, ND 18-19 American Simmental Association Annual Meeting — Denver, CO 20 National Western “The One-Volume XX” Simmental Sale — Denver, CO 22 Sioux Empire Farm Show and Sale — Sioux Falls, SD 25 Double J Farms Annual Private Treaty Bull Sale — Garretson, SD

February 2014 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 8 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12

Lazy H3 & A/H Cattle Company Private Treaty Bull Sale (starting day) — Veblen, SD Klain Simmental Ranch Annual Production Sale — Turtle Lake, ND Wicks Cattle Annual Bull Sale — Richardton, ND Begger’s Diamond V Ranch Bull Sale — Wibaux, MT Stavick Simmentals “King of the Range” Sale — Aberdeen, SD TNT Simmentals Bull Sale — Almont, ND Black Hills Stock Show and Sale — Rapid City, SD Kenner Simmental Ranch 18th Annual Production Sale — Napoleon, ND Benda Ranch Annual Bull Sale — Kimball, SD Dakota Power Bull Sale — Valley City, ND Bata/Olafson 17th Annual Production Sale — Rugby, ND James Creek Simmental Bull & Female Sale — Heaton, ND Werning Cattle Company’s 33rd Annual Production Sale — Mitchell, SD Sys Simmental Annual Bull Sale — Douglas, ND Traxinger Simmental Annual Bull Sale — Claremont, SD Wilkinson Farms/C Diamond Ranch “Breeding for the Future” Bull Sale — Napoleon, ND

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Bichler-Johnson Bull Sale — Linton, ND Lassle Ranch Simmentals Sale — Glendive, MT Checkers Purebred Simmental Sale --- Red Deer, AB Watertown Winter Farm Show & Sale — Watertown, SD Ekstrum Simmentals Annual Bull Sale — Kimball, SD Ellingson Simmentals Annual Production Sale — Rugby, ND Kappes Simmental Production Sale — Aberdeen, SD R & R Cattle Company’s Annual Production Sale — Chamberlain, SD Kline Simmental Second Annual Bull Sale — Hurdsfield, ND Larson’s XL Simmentals 36th Annual Bull Sale — Mandan, ND Dakota Classic – Elijah Ranch Sale — Lisbon, ND Dakota Xpress Annual Bull and Female Sale — Mandan, ND Double T Simmentals Annual Private Treaty Bull Sale — Turtle Lake, ND Hoiby Simmental Bullnanza Sale — McGregor, ND Hart Farms Beef Builder Bull Sale — Frederick, SD Rust Mountain View Ranch’s 3rd Annual “Ace in the Hole” Production Sale — Turtle Lake, ND LaBatte Simmentals 34th Annual Bull & Female Sale — Moose Jaw, SK Uppin the Ante Bull & Female Sale — Mandan, ND

March 2014 1 3

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20th McMillen Ranching Production Sale — Carievale, SK JLK Family Simmental Annual Private Treaty Bull Sale --Wessington Springs, SD Doll Ranch’s 34th Annual Bull Sale — Mandan, ND Eichacker Simmentals Annual Bull Sale — Salem, SD Northwest Select Simmental Sale — Stanley, ND 7N Simmentals 35th Annual Production Sale — Medina, ND Genetic Source Bull and Female Sale — Brandon, MB Keller’s Broken Heart Ranch Production Sale — Mandan, ND 3C Christensen Ranch Annual Production Sale — Wessington, SD Nelson Livestock Company Annual Bull Sale — Wibaux, MT Wheatland Cattle Company Bull Sale — Alameda, SK

April 2014 4 5 14 25

Edge of the West Bull Sale — Mandan, ND Tri-E Simmentals Private Treaty Bull Sale — Clifford, ND Aufforth Northern Plains 2nd Annual Bull Sale — Mandan, ND Crosshair Simmental Annual Production Sale — Napoleon, ND

“Mark of Performance”

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BTS Ms Red Iron 3142A ASA# 2765448 • Homozygous Polled RFS Red Iron x TNT Getting It Done 9 • 2.9 • 82 • 117 • 13 • 24 • 65

Also, join us at the annual

Dakota Power Bull Sale February 10, 2014 Valley City, ND

BTS Ms Eight Ball 3096A ASA# 2765465 WS Eight Ball x ES Dakota 10 • 2.0 • 70 • 102 • 12

Black Tie Simmentals



Contact us for more information and stop by for a visit!

Patrick & Lori Thorson PO Box 1 Kindred, ND 58051 701-371-8230

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