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SIMBRAH World • Fall, 2019 PAGE 1


Just Because

You will want to see his progeny and consider them for your herd. . . just because they are good. We are impressed with the calves he is putting on the ground and his get and service will be a highlight of the upcoming Synergy XII Sale, Sept 28th at our ranch.

10 Guerra’s Simbrah influence stretches across the Americas Hernando Guerra has spent the last 40 years importing cattle to Mexico, Central and South America, and many of which have been Simbrah. 14 Troubleshooting poor pregnancy rates A look at the many factors that can lead to open cows 20 More than the show ring A visit with six former Simbrah exhibitors and how the show ring, contests and leadership opportunities of the Simbrah breed play into their careers.

4 News You Can Use 31 Save The Date 31 Index To Advertisers

SMITH JUST BECAUSE Polled three-quarter sire. Sired by Smith Stout N Black and out of LMC Miss Diva x Smith Satisfies daughter. He ranks in the top 1% for API and top 10% for TI.

98F Here is a daughter of Smith Just Because and our donor, we own with Reavis Farms, Topanga. She represents the high level of quality he is siring across the board. His calves are complete, functional and loaded with eye appeal.

For more information on Smith Just Because progeny contact us.

Tim Smith, Joel Isgrig & Haley Smith P.O. Box 330, Giddings, TX 78942 512-587-7896 • smithgenetics1@gmail.com

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Simbrah bull at Smith Genetics. Photographed by Hannah Wine.


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HOTSSA/ETSSA to hold Fall Fest Sale The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (HOTSSA) and East Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (ETSSA) will hold their Fall Fest Sale, Sept. 14th. The sale will be held at Buzzard Hollow Ranch, Granbury, Texas and will be on DVAuction.com. For additional information contact Robert Piper at 830/305-4550.

Alamo City to host sale The Alamo City group has announced that their sale will be held Sept. 23-24th. The sale will be online through www.cattleinmotion.com. For additional information contact Roy Baring at 210/867-6650 or Trey Baring at 210//8676651.

Synergy XIl set for September Sale host, Tim Smith announced that Synergy XII will be held Sept. 27-29th. It will include a sale of approximately 100 lots of Simbrah, Simmental, SimAngus and percentage cattle, a junior show for qualifying heifers, showmanship and educational contests and will be at the ranch in Giddings, Texas. For additional information contact Smith at 512/5877896 or smithgenetics1@gmail.com. You may also visit the Synergy Facebook/Twitter accounts or their page on www.smithgenetics.com.

La Muneca announces their fall event La Muneca Cattle Co., Linn, Texas, has announced their 32nd annual LMC Roundup & Futurity will be held at the ranch Oct. 5th, Linn, Texas. For additional details follow them on social media and/or visit their website www.lamunecacattle.com.

Silent auction scheduled Once again, a silent auction will be held at Synergy, Sept.28th to raise funds for Simbrah promotion. Belva and Twila Johnson are coordinating the items and auction. Please contact them at belvajohnson@sbcglobal.net to provide details on your donation to the auction and/or to place bids.

Agents: Hidalgo- Vidal Saenz (office) 956/383-1026 after hours 956/802-6589; Cameron Co.-Marco Ponce 956/ 361-8236; Willacy Co.-Matthew Rodriguez or Ronnie Zamora 956/689-2412; or Starr Co.-Omar Montemayor 956/487-2306.

Check out Simbrah Country on Facebook If you/your ranch are on Facebook and a Simbrah enthusiast, you will want to visit the Facebook group Simbrah Country and ask to be added to the group. The page was set up and maintained by breeder, Webb Fields. “The group provides a place and an entity to help market and disseminate information on cattle within the breed that are for sale, it provides a place to share knowledge on performance of genetic lines in Simbrah, encourages increased growth and interest in Simbrah and is there to assist genetic sharing among breeders, while telling the breed’s story and diversity of breeders’ offerings,” described Fields. It is a closed group that is open to any and all Simbrah enthusiasts. To become part of the group, visit the page and ask the administration to allow you to join. Then you will be asked some questions about your preference for information on the site as a way to stay relevant and helpful for all. Field stresses that the page is free and the focus is to encourage Simbrah breeders to join and grow the group and idea exchange. Plans for the future include offering marketing assistance on a fee basis. Check out Simbrah Country on Facebook.

Simbrah Roundup dedicated to Victor Guerra Annually, the American Junior Simbrah Roundup honors an individual for their contributions to the breed and specifically to the youth of Simbrah. The 2019 event was dedicated to Victor G. Guerra, who serves on the scholarship committee, provides encouragement to exhibitors and parents, and always offers his assistance and positivity.

22th Annual RGVBIA Bull Gain Test & Heifer Development Program dates set Cattle are now being accepted for the Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association’s (RGVBIA) upcoming bull gain test and heifer development program. RSVP’s for cattle are mandatory and must be made by Oct. 1, 2019. Reserve spots for your cattle by going to hidalgo.agrilife.org or calling 956/383-1026. Bulls and heifers must be delivered to Rio Beef Feedyard on Wednesday Oct. 9th between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, call County Agricultural Extension PAGE 4 Fall, 2019 • SIMBRAH World

Guerra is seated in the center. He is joined by American Junior Simbrah Round-Up advisors. Seated (L to R) Paula Stavinoha Fuchs, Tonya Hill, Tina Stavinoha, Sonja Cano. Standing (L to R) Dean Fuchs, Leroy Stavinoha and Benancio Cano.


2019 American Junior Simbrah Roundup Scholarships awarded

membership and education. “These students are bright and they have a passion for agriculture. Our hope is that they go on to pursue a career in the cattle industry.” The Junior Fed Beef Challenge is an annual contest hosted by TCFA and WTAMU. Students in 3rd-12th grade compete for scholarships based on their knowledge and experience of the cattle feeding industry. Students feed a pen of three steers during the year and then compete through a written test, interview, oral presentation and record bookkeeping. Cattle performance points are also figured into the score. The winners compete for a total of $20,000 in scholarships, cattle premiums and prizes.

Scholarship winners at Roundup include (front l to r). Jacob Friedrich, Logan Perry, Kyleen Hewitt, Brittany Koehl, Sabrina Cano, Megan Rogers and Caleb Richardson. Back row (l to r) Brande Fruge, Victor Guerra and Paula Fuchs, the AJSR Scholarship Committee. Richardson, Perry, Hewitt and Rogers each received the Victor A. Guerra Memorial Scholarships and the rest were awarded from the American Junior Simbrah Scholarship fund. All scholarships were $1,000 each.

Robert Stavinoha wins TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge Junior Simbrah exhibitor, Robert Stavinoha took home the top honor at the 2019 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Junior Fed Beef Challenge held on Friday, July 26, at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, Texas. Stavinoha was named the senior division overall champion. He also won first place in written exam and tied for third place in the individual carcass division. “Every year we get the opportunity to teach students about the fed beef industry through the Junior Fed Beef Challenge,” said Brady Miller, TCFA’s director of marketing,

Robert Stavinoha was awarded $5,000 and a buckle for winning the senior division overall champion honor at the Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge.

With Smith Detonator and Smith Have No Fear now leading our programs, we feel we have no limits on the quality that we can produce.

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Smith Detonator

Our Detonator daughters are in production now and we are very pleased with their fertility, completeness, fleshing ability and maternal values. Detonator is a Smith Satisifies x Smith Ciao Bella and his EPDs reflect a top 1% for calving ease, birth weight, maternal calving ease and a top 25% ranking for milk. Overall he is in the top 25% for API, too. We have recently added Smith Have No Fear 909B to our program and look forward to using him back on some of the Detonator daughters. He is a homozygous polled and black three quarter son of Steel Force and his dam is LMC Miss Diva herself. He definitely has a who’s who pedigree and is in the top 30% of the breed for API and top 35% for TI.

Smith Have No Fear

We invite you to join us for Synergy XII on Sept. 28th at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas. Lots 141-156 in the catalog represent our programs of Triple J Ranch and Fralise Farm and Ranch

FRALISE FARM AND RANCH, LLC/ TRIPLE J RANCH Jake and Amber Tortorice • 409/782-5892 (Jake) 409/287-3234 (Amber) Jake and Mary Tortorice • Sour Lake, Texas • jt@raosbakery.com

Lot 141 in Synergy This is lot 141, a bred Mastermind daughter.

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February 12, 2020 San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas At our 2019 show, more than $45,000 was distributed in money, scholarships and prizes.

SHOW INCLUDES Showmanship—In 2019, we had 8 divisions of showmanship Purebred and Percentage Simbrah Shows Purebred and Percentage Simmental Shows For 2020 details, updated sponsor list, entry form and more visit our website and/or follow the event on Facebook. Entries are due December 10, 2019. Website will have entry form approximately October 15th. Heifer must be purchased from participating and paid sponsor and you must also be entered in the San Antonio Livestock Show Junior Breeding Heifer Show.

BREEDERS, PLEASE CONFIRM WITH TIM SMITH IF YOU PLAN TO SPONSOR THE 2020 SUPERBOWL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES. SPONSOR PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 1, 2020.

The Grand Champion Percentage Simmental heifer was exhibited by Zachary Wagoner. The heifer was sired by Mr. HOC Broker and he was sponsored by BKE Farms. He received $500 for the overall win.

The Reserve Grand Percentage Simmental heifer was exhibited by Madison Culpepper with a W/C Loaded Up daughter from her sponsor, Hilmes Cattle Co. She received $250 for the overall win.

The Grand Champion Simmental heifer was exhibited by Kayden Tanner with his Double T Farms sponsored heifer. She was sired by W/C Relentless 32C. He received $1,500 for the overall win.

The Reserve Grand Simmental honor went to Aubree Blissard with her Rolling Hills Endeavor sired heifer from Elmore Cattle Services. She received $1,000 for the overall win.

Camryn Skaggs took the Grand Champion Percentage Simbrah title with her FBFS Wheelman daughter sponsored by Hagan Cattle Co.

Kanin Cleere took the Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Simbrah title with his TK/FCC Hard Body daughter sponsored by Blount Farms.

Hayley Bryand exhibited the Grand Simbrah heifer, a 6G/LMC Ragin Cajun daughter sponsored by La Muneca. She received $1,500 for the overall win.

Cody Labry took the reserve grand Simbrah honor with his McCrary Smith Inspired daughter from Smith Genetics. He received $1,000 for the overall win.

For more information contact Showmanship winners gathered with judges Darla Aegerter and Dave Allan (center) and sponsors Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl sponsors/coordinators Tim Smith (far right) and Carlos Guerra (far left). Eight divisions of showmanship paid 10 places deep, plus $1,000 and $750 to the overall grand and reserve showman, respectively. At the conclusion of the 27th Annual Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl, 41 exhibitors were awarded $250 scholarships each.

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Tim Smith, smithgenetics1@gmail.com or 512/587-7896


E L A S R O F S R E F I E SHOW H We have a select group of show heifers for sale now. The majority are sired by RGV AC Medicine Man, a RFI Bad Medicine son. We would be happy to visit with you about each calf and assist juniors in the their show career. Just call us.

RGV CATTLE COMPANY

Hosted By: Louisiana Simmental Simbrah Association December 7, 2019 At the Burton Complex in Lake Charles, La • Largest jackpot show in Louisiana •

Rene, Gina, Olivia, Ava and Emma Vela 34729 Black Buck Dr. Edinburg, Texas 78542 956-279-2200 • Rgvrene@aol.com

Check out our website: lasimmentalsimbrah.com or our Facebook page Louisiana Simmental Simbrah Association for more information!

We have selected two sires with proven pedigrees, strong EPD profiles and flawless phenotypes Smith TMP Added Benefits 321FPolled Purebred Sired by Smith CRC Lubbock and from the Smith Ciao Bella line on the bottom side of pedigree. Top 20% for API and 10% for TI. We are very proud of this bull we raised in partnership with Smith Genetics. Thank you to Reavis Farms and HDZ Cattle Co for purchasing an interest in Added Benefits!

to be at the helm of our growing program. We are excited about the Simbrah breed and how these bulls will add to the overall quality of our herd. Introducing our two new herd sires, Smith Just Because and Smith TMP Added Benefits 321F.

Smith Just Because-Polled Three-Quarter Sire Sired by Smith Stout N Black and out of a Satisfies x Diva daughter, Just a Diva. Top 2% for API and top 10% for TI. We have two of his daughters selling in the Synergy Sale!

Also, we are proud to announce that we have joined Synergy and will be selling two lots, 116 and 117 in the sale on Sept. 28th. Join us in Giddings for this annual event and see our offering. SIMBRAH World • Fall, 2019 PAGE 7


d of cattle an s e n li n e v s quiring pro ndations, a c u a n fo e D e P b E e g We’v e stron very cs that hav ars. We’re ti e e y n r e fo g s g it in a seek geny typic tr r and the pro rah el in pheno e c x th e e s g a to ll t e u w ep r Simb e herd we’v e market fo th in e ’r proud of th u o ducing. If y e see ours. they are pro we invite you to com cattle,

Smith 7N Savage He’s a three-quarter son of Kappes Pendleton and his dam is a Smith Wentz O Eve Y80. He was recently named 2019 National Percentage Simbrah Reserve Grand Champion Bull. We own him with Smith Genetics and are very excited about the impact he will bring to both of our programs.

Smith Possibilities This was the 2016 National Champion Percentage Bull and he has left us with some outstanding daughters. We have a number of daughters selling in Synergy by this great one—who carries Steel Force breeding on the top side and is out of Smith Ciao Bella.

Pete Nieschwietz P.O. Box 303 • Falls City, Texas 78113 956/460-6002 • www.7Nranch.net pjnieschwietz@sbcglobal.net PAGE 8 Fall, 2019 • SIMBRAH World

Smith 7N Bred 2 Win 571E This is a purebred Simbrah sired by Smith Satisfies and out of a RFI Real Deal daughter. She has been successfully campaigned by Braxton Butler and recently was named 2019 Superbowl Early Junior Champion Simbrah Female. We have top show heifers for sale in Synergy and at the ranch. Eligible for Superbowl and Synergy.

Check out our lots in Synergy. Lots 157-174. This is a Nieschwietz Powerman daughter bred to 7N Smith Potential. Join us in Giddings, Texas on Sept. 28th for the 12th Annual Event.


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Hernando Guerra has been marketing Simbrah across the Americas since the 1980’s. He continues to be one of the biggest advocates and promoters of the breed.

Guerra’s Simbrah influence stretches across the Americas By Mike Barnett Cattle brokers are a lot like sports agents, according to the world view of Hernando Guerra. Sports agents seek that super athlete who will take a team to the next level. The same holds true for a cattle broker. They constantly search for the right bull or female to add punch to their client’s herd. “Sports agents are always looking for a star,” Guerra said. “That’s very close to my work with Simbrah and other breeds, too.” Guerra has built a career over the last 40 years importing cattle to Mexico, Central and South America from the United States. He estimates he has sent 30,000 to 35,000 purebred cattle to our southern neighbors. Some 5,000 of them, he said, have been Simbrah bulls and females. He’s developed quite the reputation in Mexico, Central and South America over four decades as an honest businessman with a good eye for cattle and the moxie to tackle PAGE 10 Fall, 2019 • SIMBRAH World

the myriad puzzles of sending cattle across international borders. “To buy a good Simbrah bull, you’re looking for Hernando Guerra,” he said. “I travel the states looking for the bull. Send you a picture. Tell you my point of view. I pick and select. And I make all the arrangements.” A rich cattle heritage The proud cattle heritage of the Guerra family reaches back four generations in Mexico. His “grand grand-poppa” and “grand-poppa” ran commercial beef cows. His father, Milo, started with a small commercial operation, then moved on to seedstock. “My father raised Brahman and Beefmaster cattle,” Guerra said. “A long time ago, I had Simmental, Simbrah, Brahman and Beefmasters.” Guerra credits both his father and “grand-poppa” for his passion and love for cattle.


“I remember when I was a little kid and then a teenager, both of them would take me to the ranch, to work cattle, ride horses and castrate bulls,” he said. The art of the cattle deal he learned from his father. “I learned from my poppa because he was always buying and selling cattle,” Hernando said. “I guess he had more influence on me to buy and sell cattle or make, sometimes we say here in Mexico, like the scout or agent to buy.” The making of a cattle marketer After graduating with a degree in agriculture in Mexico, Guerra investigated artificial insemination and embryo transfer at a short course at Louisiana State University in 1980. A couple of years later, he saw an advertisement in a cattle magazine about an artificial insemination (AI) course offered by a young man named Ken Persyn with Medina Valley in Castroville, Texas. Simbrah were coming on strong during this time, and Guerra met many seedstock breeders who were also learning the ropes of artificial insemination. He developed strong relationships with many and learned the breed. He liked what he saw. Then, Persyn founded a group of Simbrah breeders who decided to develop young bulls on grass with just a little supplement. “And that got me to thinking, that’s probably the kind of thing we need in Mexico, especially in the tropics,” Guerra said. The bulls were termed “range bulls” and were offered in a sale. “I started to buy some for myself and for other customers and I found that the bulls grow well on grass with little supplement. They were looking good in Southern Mexico,” he said. Guerra then started breeding Brahman cows to Simmental bulls for halfblood females. He went back to Medina Valley to learn about embryo transfer. And he said he traveled with Persyn throughout Mexico, Central and South America extolling the virtues of the growing technology. “He (Persyn) opened my mind and turned my life 360 degrees,” he said.

Guerra grew more involved with the Simmental and Simbrah breeds, starting to show Simbrah cattle in Mexico, winning, and developing a reputation as a man who knows his cattle. He traveled the stock shows in the United States, getting to know the breeders who read like a “Who’s Who” of the Simmental and Simbrah breeds: Sarah “Sally” Buxkemper, Tom Risinger, Brent Perry, Carlos Guerra from La Muneca, Bill Travis and more. “I will say, if I had not gone to the AI school and met those guys and met the breed, I’d be here in Mexico with a commercial herd like my grand-poppa had at one time,” Guerra said. “It opened the world for me in the cattle business.” Simbrah, the breed for the tropics Simbrah are not new to the southern tropics of Mexico, where 80 percent of the cattle reside. Guerra said the Mexican government imported some Fleckvieh bulls and sent a lot of semen from those bulls south to the state of Tabasco many years ago. “Many people there were already using them for commercial production,” Guerra said. “So, when I arrived with my bulls and my cattle, many people in the south were very sure those were the cattle they needed for commercial improvement.” At that time, the market there was grass fed beef. In the south, they needed a cow with extra milk as it was their custom to make cheese and provide milk for the poor families there. “I picked the Simbrah breed because I like it. I am more than sure it’s the kind of breed we need in the tropics,” Guerra said. “They have the ability to make milk and beef at the same time. They have enough Brahman influence to survive in those tough conditions. They have the ability to make beef with only grass. And they have the ability to produce a little milk in the worst conditions like fever ticks, humidity and heat.” One problem for Mexican producers has been the trend of Americans in recent years to use black bloodlines as they (Continued on page 25)

Hernando Guerra (l) with his dad and Carlos X. Guerra (right) at La Muneca Cattle Co. SIMBRAH World • Fall, 2019 PAGE 11


News... (Continued from page 5)

Condolences extended to Strack Family Simbrah World extends our sympathies to the Strack Family in the passing of Ernie Strack. He and his brother, Don, started their registered Simbrah operation in 1983. He passed away on July 18 at the age of 83.

Hensgens and Thibodeaux wed

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hensgens

On April 5, 2019 Lanna Kay Thibodeaux and Joseph Alvin Hensgens exchanged vows at St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton, Louisiana. The bride’s parents are Troy and Lisa Thibodeaux and the groom’s parents are Tony & Pam Hensgens. The couple met in 2012 and have shared the same passion in the cattle industry. They plan to continue raising Brahman and Sim-

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brah cattle, as well as servicing their customers with halter breaking and related show responsibilities through their company, J&L Cattle Services.

Garrett weds Former junior Simbrah exhibitor, Lesli Garrett, daughter of Warren and Martha Garrett was married to Rob Sharp on July 27th. The couple exchanged vows in Fort Collins, Colorado where they reside. She is a communications advisor for Nutrien Ag Solutions and he is a planner for The Hach Company, both located in Loveland, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Sharp

American Junior Simbrah Roundup held The American Junior Simbrah Roundup was held this summer and drew record number of entries of Simbrah cattle and exhibitors from three states. Full details, photos of all contest winners and all champions can be accessed at www.simbrahworld.com under the junior news tab. (Continued on page 24)


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Troubleshooting poor pregnancy rates By Sandy Johnson

Less than adequate nutrition is the most common cause of reduced pregnancy rates in cowherds

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From time to time, you hear through the grapevine that someone’s herd had an unusually high number of open cows at fall preg check time. That is when you wipe your brow and say “glad that didn’t happen to my herd.” In some cases, the poor reproductive response is isolated to a particular pasture, bull or age/management group and the origin of the problem may be easier to find. If not, the search for an answer will take longer and will be helped by accurate and complete records, and sometimes diagnostic testing. What follows highlights some of the starting points for troubleshooting. Information on when cows became pregnant during the breeding season can be very informative. This requires that pregnancy diagnosis occur early enough that pregnancies can be reasonably staged. The tools and experience of your veterinarian will determine when pregnancies are beyond a point where age can be determined accurately (generally best if longest pregnancy is under 100-120 days of age). If 60% or more of the cows are pregnant during the first three weeks of the breeding season, it is a reasonable assumption that a majority of cows were cycling at the start of the breeding season and that bulls were fertile at this point. If detail on timing of pregnancy is not available, written records of cowherd body condition at the start of calving and breeding can inform the possible roll of nutrition on cyclicity. If open cows have low body condition at pregnancy check, review the nutrition program, weaning time and genetic potential for milk production and their match for the environment. Bull body condition and information on bull breeding soundness exams would indicate if the bull(s) were considered potentially satisfactory breeders at the start of the season. Was the bull to cow ratio appropriate for the age of bull(s) and pasture conditions and what if any breeding activity was observed? Unfortunately, bull fertility is not a static trait. Think back through the breeding season about the incidence of foot rot, pinkeye or evidence of neighbor’s bull(s)/cow(s) in the pasture. A bull could be temporarily infertile due to illness or injury and fine by the time the open cows are identified. Nevertheless, retesting bulls may be justified and screening for problems such as Trichomoniasis can occur at the same time. A review of routine vaccinations, actual products and timing of administration to both males and females will likely be part of your veterinarian review. If any cattle were purchased, biosecurity practices and disease testing prior to introducing them to the main herd should be considered. Similar information from neighbors with fenceline contact may need to be explored as well. While there can be a number of infectious causes of pregnancy loss, a few are much more likely to cause losses relatively early in gestation that would be noted at a routine pregnancy check around weaning time. Those would include Trichomoniasis, Camplyobacteriosis, Neosporosis, and Leptospirosis. Your veterinarian will know about the incidence of these problems in area herds and can tap into resources of your state Extension agents. Various stressors such as a nutritional change, predators or extreme heat can cause early embryonic loss or reduced conception rates. Because animals are adaptable and vary in their tolerance to stress, it may be very difficult to assign one of these stressors as a cause of embryonic loss with complete certainty. While it may seem to the owner that everything is the same year to year, small annual changes such as increasing mature cow size, may show no negative impact until some other stressor comes into play to push the system past a tipping point. Less than adequate nutrition is the most common cause of reduced pregnancy rates in cowherds. Good records documenting cow body condition at key times (especially pre-calving), vaccination and semen testing records will help narrow the focus when attempting to find the reason for a low pregnancy rate. It may take reviewing the list of possibilities many times before an answer becomes apparent. Producers that identify a poor reproductive response in the fall have more options, with potentially better economic outcomes, than those that wait until calving to see what happens.


Look Who’s In Our Lineup

SMITH DESIGNATED HITTER 71F

We just added this powerhouse sire to our lineup and we are excited about what he brings to the playing field He is sired by a Dream On Son, out of Smith JCC Accesorized, a Smith Satisfies daughter that traces back to Smith Nu Wave II and the great Oprah, maternally. He is polled and his EPD tabulation has him in the top 25% of the breed for weaning weight, API and TI. Plus, he’s in the top 10% for calving ease, birth weight, and maternal calving ease. Watch how he performs for the Melson Simbrah Team and the breed. We have a select group of females for sale—call us.

Mark Melson P.O. Box 1085 Caldwell, Texas 77836

979/777-0771 Source Unknown

www.melsonsimbrah.com melsonsimbrah@gmail.com

For all the latest information on Simbrah, click on: www.simbrahworld.com or follow us on Facebook.

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Simbrah-SimGenetics Summit scheduled The Simbrah-SimGenetics Summit for 2019 will be held at Graham Land & Cattle Feedyard Friday, Oct. 18 in Gonzales, Texas. The day will be filled with informational sessions for southern SimGenetics, a tour of the feedlot, as well as being the drop-off day for cattle entering the 2019-2020 feedout. Dr. Joe Paschal will be one of the featured speakers. Topics include: Retaining ownership and how you can do it Learning more about the cattle you raise and being able to discuss growth and carcass merit of your calves For more information, please contact Luke Bowman, ASA director of member events at lbowman@simmgene.com

PLAN TO BE IN GONZALES ON OCTOBER 18th. RS E F I E H E H T E V A H E W W O H S O T T N A W U YO Mackenzie Groce exhibited her LMC/ Boening bred heifer to 2017 State Fair, 2018 For Worth and San Antonio Junior Grand Championships.

Cole Mau exhibited his Boening bred heifer to reserve senior champion honors at the 2019 National Simbrah Show, the Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl and the San Antonio Junior Show.

We are proud of our track record in the show ring, as a number of heifers have claimed major wins over the past few years. If you are interested in showing Simbrahs, then we invite you to consider one of ours. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SHOW HEIFERS FOR SALE, AS WELL AS ABC STEER CALVES. CALF SCRAMBLE CERTIFICATES WELCOMED

BOENING BROS.

Russell and Scott Boening and families 2438 CR 137 • Floresville, Texas 78114 Boebros@aol.com • Office: 830/393-2397 Russell: 830/391-3173. Scott:830/391-0613 Ethan: 830/391-0812

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Tips for successful vaccination program Successful vaccination depends on three critical factors: an effective vaccine, a functioning immune system, and administration of the vaccine before exposure to the disease. A vaccine may be ineffective if it is mishandled, if a booster is required but not given, or because of antigenic differences between the vaccine and field strains of the microorganism to which an animal is exposed. An animal’s immune system may be unresponsive to vaccination because of age; for example, a young calf’s immune system might not be fully functional at the time of vaccination or antibodies from maternal colostrum in the calf’s body can inactivate the vaccine. Inadequate nutrition may also cause an animal’s immune system to be unresponsive to vaccination. Finally, vaccine failure can occur if the animal was incubating the disease when vaccinated or if the duration of immunity after vaccination was inadequate. Top 10 tips for effective vaccination: 1.-Read and follow label directions. If you are unsure, consult your veterinarian or call the vaccine company before using the product. 2-Follow proper Beef Quality Assurance guidelines. 3.-Sterilize equipment between uses. Modified-live vac-

cines are sensitive to disinfectants, so do not use chemical disinfectants in syringes or needles for modified-live use. 4.-Refrigerate and store vaccines as directed on the label. Be sure appropriate temperatures for the vaccine are maintained when they are away from the refrigerator. The temperature of the vaccines should be at least as important as the temperature of the beverages! 5.-Keep vaccines out of sunlight, even when in the syringe. 6.-Mark syringes to avoid incorrect dosages or mixing vaccines with each other. 7.-Mix only enough vaccine to be used in one hour or less. 8.-Choose correct needles for the job and replace often. 9.-Keep records of vaccines used. 10.-Good sanitation, management and nutritional practices are necessary to achieve the best results from vaccination programs. Source: American Simmental Association

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By Emily Lochner If you ask any high school senior involved in showing cattle about their favorite stock show memory, they’ll likely rattle off show wins, showmanship successes and specific sales talk victories with impeccable detail. But, wait ten years and ask the now adults what their favorite stock show memory was and you’ll find the banners and buckles have faded in pride secondary to the people, the experiences and the life lessons that have directed the course of their lives. The funny thing is, the show ring gathers youth from across the country, but the life lessons are learned far beyond the out gate. Alan Smith, 28, Picayune, Mississippi “I know without a shadow of a doubt that my people skills, speaking skills, communication skills, work ethic and mental fortitude can all be attributed in large part to the Simmental and Simbrah summer classic shows,” states Alan Smith. He says he never missed a Mississippi State Fair, Dixie National, American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) Regional or National Classic from 1999-2011. His favorite memory? Cramming into a ’95 model F-350 with his parents, Mark and Debbie, Alan Smith and family and sister, Jessica, putting miles on to the next show. “I have so many positive experiences from my four years on the AJSA Board of Trustees that I honestly couldn’t list them all. But one thing I will remember and love the most about it all, are the friends I made and the experiences I had. From white water rafting in Idaho, to the first AJSA Leadership Summit in Kansas City, I could write books about all the memories I cherish.” Having grown up around cattle, Alan was steeped in agriculture his whole life. “I always wanted to pursue something in the beef industry, but I also wanted to come back home to Mississippi to put down my roots.” In 2009, he attended Hinds Community College and became a captain of the football team as an offensive lineman. He then went on to Mississippi State University (MSU) to pursue a degree in animal science. And, in 2017 he graduated from MSU with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Three days after graduation, he began as a mixed animal veterinarian at Animal Health Clinic in Picayune, under the same local vet clinic he grew up with and interned. Alan recalls, “90 percent of what I do as a veterinarian is talk to people. Just like in sales talk and public speaking, three to seven minutes is all you get and sometimes it’s less than that. Because of my background in the AJSA I was steps ahead in most of my animal science classes than the average student. It was a tremendous advantage because it PAGE 20 Fall, 2019 • SIMBRAH World

provided such a strong foundation for my collegiate career and even now in my career in veterinary medicine.” During his tenure with Simbrah cattle, he accrued the AJSA Herdsman of the Year, served on the AJSA Board of Trustees and received the Silver and Gold Merit scholarships. The most important life lesson he learned is that “mistakes will be made and you’re not always going to win despite the fact you’ve busted your butt. Sometimes that’s just life. The real reward lies in the fact that you kept going, kept trying and kept fighting to be better.” In 2013, Alan married wife, Sara Catherine, and together they have two children, a son, Ross Alan, and daughter, Ella Catherine. “Being a dad to two awesome children and a husband to the most amazing wife has been the greatest blessing I have received,” he prides. Alan is actively involved as a member at the Serenity Baptist Church, Picayune Chamber of Commerce, Pearl River County Cattlemen’s Association and Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association. While they raise Simbrah cattle, he also has the privilege of taking part in embryo transfer programs for other Simbrah breeders. Alan says their long-range plan includes building a house and raising their children, hopefully raising quality cattle for them to exhibit. His career goal is to one day own his own veterinary clinic and continue to grow his beef cattle reproduction side of the practice through AI and ET. Josh Willey, 32, La Vernia, Texas “I started experiencing Simbrah shows at the age of five, when I would go to support my cousins, Stephen and Scott Willey, who were showing in the junior shows. In the summer of 1996, I started exhibiting our homegrown cattle and continued to show for 10 years in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and various prospect shows. Even as an adult I continue my passion exhibiting cattle in open shows.” It’s this Simbrah background as a young child that pushed Josh Willey, a 2010 Texas A&M

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University (TAMU) Agricultural Science major now working as a wireline senior operator in the oil fields of West Texas, to continue his involvement in the breed. “As a junior, I competed in all of the educational competitions and gained a variety of skills and knowledge. My experience in public speaking allowed me to become comfortable with organizing my thoughts and speaking confidently. The sales talk showed me how to not only be passionate about the animals I showed, but to truly understand them, their value and how to articulate that to others.” Josh prides himself on helping to develop and expand the novice program at the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association (TJSSA) State Futurity. “I really embraced the novice program, allowing kids aged five to seven that were too young to compete the ability to learn small versions of the educational and leadership contests,” he remarks. “One thing I really enjoy is watching these young kids light up, serving as a mentor and watching them grow. As I worked with them over the years, I saw so many come out of their shells, gain knowledge and become the outstanding and outgoing children they were all along, but now had the confidence to show it.” His work with youth has since paid off. One of his first novice participants now serves on the TJSSA Board of Directors, helping pay forward the encouragement once given to them. Kallie (Fuchs) Kram, 25, Houston, Texas For Kallie (Fuchs) Kram, mentoring younger exhibitors through the American Junior Simbrah Round-up (AJSR) instilled in her a passion of serving others that will soon become her life’s work. Originally from Burton, she and husband, Kasey, now live in Houston, where she is attending Baylor College of Medicine. Kallie Fuchs Kram Kallie, a 2016 nutritional sciences graduate of TAMU, will graduate in June 2020 as a physician and intends to obtain a career in family and community medicine. “I chose to pursue medicine because it combines my passion of serving others and continuing education. I value relationships with my patients and their families and I am excited about the opportunity to positively impact my community both inside and outside the clinic,” she adds. At the end of her medical training, she plans to move back to rural Texas and serve as a primary care physician in a medically underserved community. Before her medical career began, exhibiting cattle for 10 years laid the foundation for the attributes of communication skills, work ethic and discipline. “The most important life lesson that I learned is that people matter. In the eight years since graduating high school, I have long forgotten how I placed in the show ring or the facts I memorized for quiz contests. However, the livestock industry relationships have remained. The person I have become is a direct result of the

countless mentors and role models I was surrounded with while showing cattle. Additionally, the skills I gained while involved with the Simbrah breed have been immensely valuable throughout my medical training. Specifically, the communication skills I gained while interacting with breeders, industry leaders, families and other exhibitors have helped to me better connect with patients and medical team members. Furthermore, the strong work ethic and discipline I developed in the livestock industry is something I utilize each day as a medical student.” Alongside mentoring youth, she competed in all of the educational contests previously receiving AJSR High Point Senior, and winning Simbrah showmanship at the Fort Worth Stock Show, San Antonio Stock Show and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR). In return she volunteers each year at the HLSR and with Houston Welcomes Refugees, an organization that aids in the resettlement process of refugee families. Lindsay (Garrett) Allen, 29, Aledo, Texas Take for example, Lindsay (Garrett) Allen. Humble roots from Canton, Texas, a strong Simmental/Simbrah upbringing, a degree in agricultural communications and journalism from Texas A&M University (TAMU) quickly followed by an MBA at Tarleton State University, culminated in a position Lindsay Garrett Allen handling executive communications for Lockheed Martin, an aeronautical company building the finest military aircrafts in the world, safely protecting the national security of the United States and 70+ other countries. “I love what I do and I love that the work I do is contributing to the protection of our freedom and bringing home our warfighters safely,” Lindsay voices. Twenty years ago, Lindsay became a member of the TJSSA and AJSA. She recalls, “Before my first state show I originally told my parents I would only show at that one and be done showing.” As fate would have, friendships were formed with their stall neighbor Rachel (Glascock) Gray and a memorable show career began, no convincing needed. At an AJSA South Central Regional Classic in Tyler, Texas, Lindsay won six of seven educational contests. It’s safe to say she dominated high point individual at that regional show. “My favorite was sales talk, probably because it was the first contest I actually placed in, but I still remember the first time I gave a sales talk; I read the whole thing off the paper to the judges!” “The TJSSA/AJSA contests and showing cattle taught me so much about hard work. I spent a lot of days hauling around a notebook filled with material to study and left (Continued on page 22)

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Show ring... sleepovers early to get back and wash cattle. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I appreciate the work ethic I gained from showing cattle, the lessons on winning and losing and the opportunities it afforded me from friendships to scholarships.” Today, she also stays connected to the beef industry as a freelance writer for cattle publications. Lindsay and her husband, Wil, along with daughter, Sierra, live in Aledo Texas, where she’s actively involved in their church as a Sunday school teacher, and as a parent teacher organization committee lead.

livestock judging experiences. I have photographed shows and on farms from Minnesota to Texas and Pennsylvania to Montana. I love the opportunity to photograph top stock and precious moments for exhibitors and breeders, alike,” she said. Lindsay and her husband Brad, alongside their 14-month old son, Jaxon Nash, own and operate Hanewich Cattle Co., a multi-breed cattle operation that focuses on selling steers and heifers to youth exhibitors, as well as production stock to other breeders. While they don’t currently raise Simbrah cattle, Lindsay says they have embryos in the tank and she hopes to begin raising them again one day so she too can see her young son exhibiting the cattle she grew up with and shaped her.

Lindsay (Swick) Hanewich, 31, Renssalaer, Indiana Hailing from Franklin, Texas originally, Lindsay (Swick) Hanewich has seen her involvement in the livestock industry steer the course of her life, literally across the nation. For 14 years, Lindsay exhibited Simmental/Simbrah cattle, but recounts the educational contests are what molded her into the person Lindsay Swick Hanewich and family she is today. “I was able to break out of my shell and stand up to speak in front of people. I became a better negotiator because of sales talk. I learned to study and take tests because of the quiz contests.” As a result of her determination, she was awarded high point individual for two consecutive years at the TJSSA State Futurity. The most important life lesson she learned? “No goal is too small to shoot for,” Lindsay stressed. Lindsay’s stronghold in educational contests pushed her to become a member of the 2006-2008 Blinn College Livestock Judging Team and later the 2008-2009 TAMU Livestock Judging Team, eventually being placed on the 2009 Senior College All-American Livestock Judging Team. She graduated Cum Laude in 2010 with a degree in animal science and currently owns Lindsay Hanewich Photography and Design, a company that specializes in livestock show, on-farm and family photography, as well as logo and ad design. “Growing up as a sixth-generation cattle rancher, the livestock industry was bred into me, things just came natural. After taking a graphic design class in high school, I began to get interested in photography as I could combine two things I love. I was told once that if you love what you do that you never work a day in your life, which is very true. I accredit my ability to take such a wide variety of livestock photos to my

Sam Hodges, 29, Houston, Texas Sam Hodges grew up in the small town of DeKalb, where for five years he exhibited Simmental and Simbrah cattle competitively across the state of Texas. After high school, he attended TAMU, where he received a degree in political science with a minor in history. Sam says “I knew my options Sam Hodges were: to get a Ph.D. and teach, work in politics, or go to law school. I interned on “The Hill” in Washington D.C. and was not sure if I wanted to go back and swim in that shark tank or go to law school, so I worked at Smith Genetics to take time off and weigh my options. I came to the conclusion that having a law degree would be a valuable asset.” Sam then spent three years at the South Texas College of Law attaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He’s now a licensed attorney currently working with land administration in Noble Energy’s Land Department for the lease and contracts team. Being a licensed attorney is not a job to be taken lightly. Sam accredits his hard-working grit and public speaking skills to his time spent with the national and state junior associations. “Martha McCrary encouraged (forced) me to participate in every contest available at the summer shows. I was reluctant at first to comply with her demands but became a far better cattleman and public speaker than I ever would have thanks to her spurring me along,” Sam recalls. “Every educational contest I participated in equipped me with more knowledge and sharpened my skills in some way, whether it was constructive feedback on public speaking, learning new information from questions missed on a cattleman’s quiz, or discovering an obscure object used on ranches in the skill-athon. These contests build a foundation of tools necessary to thrive and get ahead in the globalized world we live in today

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by teaching juniors that if you want to win, you have to put in the hard work upfront.” And for Sam, the hard work paid off winning high point senior at the American Junior Simbrah Roundup (AJSR) in 2009, where he also was the first to receive the inaugural AJSR Scholarship. “Showing cattle contributed to making me a more wellrounded individual,” he notes. And, Sam spends his time repaying the favor. He maintains herds of Simbrah and Simmental cattle independently and in collaboration with his family and other breeders. He remains an active member of the American Simmental Association, Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association and serves as treasurer for the Simbrah Breeders Council. Philanthropically, he chairs the United Way Fundraising Committee with Noble Energy, where they raise over a quarter-million dollars each year for the greater Houston area. What advice would you give to stock show youth today? Alan: Do it all. These summer shows are so much more than just shows. It’s been eight years since I last led a heifer into the show ring, and I cannot remember which shows I won or didn’t, I can’t even remember all the cows I showed. The average exhibitor is not going to be involved with cow shows once their career is over, so you better do it all to broaden your horizons, experiences, skills, knowledge base and friend circles. I promise you won’t regret it. Josh: Don’t be discouraged if things don’t always work

B & M Cattle has a really simple mission, we want to produce the type of cattle that perform well in the pasture, yet still compete in the show ring. With an aggressive AI program, utilizing some top genetics of both the past and present and females from top breeders, we strive to have calves that are functionally correct. Our herd sire, Smith Gaston, a son of RFI Real Deal, is loading his calves with power, mass, and muscle. His calves are showing a lot of style and performance. GIVE US A CALL FOR YOUR SHOW CALF PROJECTS, HERD SIRES OR REPLACEMENT FEMALES. Brandon and Mary Hebert 7500 Harris Road • Bell City, LA 70630 337/370-8864 Brandonhebert60@gmail.com

out the way you think they should. Continue to do what is right and stay passionate about your goals. Also, the competition doesn’t start when you pull up to the show, but it’s rather the daily work that you put in on a regular basis. Kallie: Whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable or nervous, do that. Whether it’s public speaking, negotiating selling price of a heifer, introducing yourself to an exhibitor you haven’t met, or competing in a new contest, push yourself to do more than what is comfortable. We grow by challenging ourselves and stock shows and leadership events are the perfect opportunity to do just that. Lindsay A.: Just like your high school letter jacket, all the buckles and ribbons won’t matter much once you graduate. But the friendships, the hours on the road and in the barn and the fun stories will mean more than anything—make those memories and cherish them. And thank your parents for everything they do. Lindsay H.: Try everything at least once, even if you don’t think you will like it, you might be surprised. Sam: I have never been in a situation in the cattle business where I needed help that was denied to me when I asked. Our industry is even more diverse than it is volatile and our breed is full of people ready and willing to share their wealth of knowledge with the upcoming generations. All you have to do is ask, listen and follow-up. That, and a hand-written thank you card can yield greater dividends than you ever imagined. There’s no doubt, when it comes to developing youth, (Continued on page 24)

We are excited to announce that we have added the breeding power of Smith Born To Dare to our program. He is a three-quarter son of WHF Devils Cut A245 and out of the great Oprah herself. Smith Born To Dare-Now at work in our program He is polled and ranks in the top 15% for both API and TI. We are expecting our first Born To Dare calves this fall and we think his genetic and phenotypic qualities will greatly complement our herd. Also, we have recently purchased land in Oklahoma and we will be running Simbrahs in both Texas and Oklahoma in the coming months. We look forward to seeing everyone at Synergy on Sept. 27-29

BURCH CATTLE John David Burch • P.O. Box 755• Hempstead, Texas 77445 361/563-3124 • burchcattle@gmail.com • www.burchcattle.com Follow us on Facebook at Burch Cattle

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the Simbrah breed launches the best. The bright futures and large impacts are being felt, yet, one resounding theme was laid in each – a gratitude for the past. An appreciation for the people who aided Alan, Josh, Kallie, Lindsay, Lindsay and Sam have not gone unnoticed. “Having a strong team of supporters in your corner makes a world of difference, and I would not be who I am today without the great people of the Simbrah and Simmental breeds,” Sam assures. Alan agrees, “I count those [show] experiences as blessings and consider it a privilege.” Kallie confirms that as junior exhibitors they work hard but can’t do it alone. “Take the opportunity to say thank you every chance you get. Win or lose, it’s an honor to get to do what we do. Never take that for granted.”

For additional news, events and updated calendar listings Simbrah breeders and enthusiasts are encouraged to visit www.simbrahworld.com.In addition to the news, all issues of the magazine and the annual Simbrah News Commercial Feature are archived on this site. Simbrah World is also very social-check out our Facebook page for posts on a weekly basis. Plus, we have several advertising opportunities for you, contact Martha at hollidacom pany@gmail.com or call 903/316-8465. At the bottom of the home page on the website is a form that can be filled out to receive the magazine in the mail. Fill it out for your customers. There is no charge to receive magazine.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: From time to time Simbrah World visits with youth who have gone through our junior programs and discuss how it shaped them. Then sometimes we visit with youth who were active in the junior program and chose to stay in the business. We can’t do them all at once and narrowing it down each time is hard due to the caliber of exhibitors, the families behind them and the breeders who support our youth.

The American Simmental Association (ASA) has marketing materials for the Simbrah breed. There is a brochure, as well as signs promoting Simbrahs as the cross-breeding choice. 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.

Strack Farms has been in the Simbrah business since 1983, and we’re still excited about the breed and the future it has in the industry. Recently, we have added the Hallak cattle to our genetic pool and we are extremely proud of the Simbrah we are producing, both red and black.

Lot 107 in Synergy-A combination of Strack x Hallak breeding. This purebred female is a two-year-old this fall and sells bred to Mr. Strack E65, a Smith Satisfies grandson.

We are also participants in Synergy this year and we will be offering Lots 102-109 in the sale. We have something for everyone 3-in-1 packages, bred and open females. We hope you will plan to join us in Giddings, Texas the weekend of Sept. 28th for the 12th Annual Synergy event.

We continue to market the majority of our cattle by private treaty and we have cattle for sale now. Call us.

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Lot 109 in Synergy-A polled three-quarter female that sells open. She’s a daughter of PRR Revolution 739B, a bull being heavily used in the Monte Christo program.


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reach for herd improvement. There is no registration of black Simbrah in Mexico. The Simmental/Simbrah Association in Mexico will not accept cattle that do not have red parentage and multi-generational 5/8s-3/8s parentage. “They are probably the kind of cattle you need in your feedyards, the kind of cattle people demand from you,” he said. “But for Mexico, we have to go back to the roots. The black cattle won’t make it down here.” Mexican cattlemen, Guerra said, are looking for red bulls. “We require Simbrah with short hair, a little extra skin, pigment in the eyes, black hooves, and the kind that can walk looking for food and females in heat,” Guerra said. “And if they are red it is much better.” He said that type of bull is hard to come by today. That wasn’t the case 15 to 20 years ago. He said there were 35 to 40 breeders providing the kind of Simbrah bulls Mexican cattlemen wanted. Today, the number has dwindled to a handful. And he said the opportunity is ripe to develop that market again. “I will say this. It is a big market in South Mexico and Central and South America,” he said. “The Simbrah breeders in the United States don’t have cattle to produce the bulls we need.” “If the American breeders go back to the basics and produce red Simbrahs without the Angus or Brangus bloodlines, I see a lot of opportunity to sell here in Mexico. Females and bulls.” Job well done An international cattle broker’s life is not easy. It takes years to develop relationships and trust. It takes integrity and honesty and the ability to read a customer’s needs and find the cattle that fit. And to be a good one, it takes thousands of miles of legwork. Carlos Guerra of La Muneca Cattle Co. said Hernando is a good one. He has known him for 25 years and said he is a “phenomenal ambassador of the Simbrah breed.” “He’s always been willing to share his knowledge and has a lot of experience in the cattle business and in the marketing of cattle,” Carlos said. “He’s been an asset to the Simbrah breed in America by assisting all of us in the marketing of our genetics south.” For Hernando Guerra, it’s a way of life he’d trade for no other. “It’s a passion for me,” he said. “It’s the love for the cattle. It’s a love for these ranches to take a look at the way people breed cattle in different areas and different countries.” It is also a love of family and carrying forward a rich heritage. “My father is 98-years-old and we are still in business together,” he said. “And he still goes to the ranch every day.” So, like his father, will Guerra’s love for the business stretch toward the century mark? Probably. “That’s my business. Marketing cattle and feeding my neighbors around the world,” he said. SIMBRAH World • Fall, 2019 PAGE 25


We added Smith Made To Luv N Red 39W, a member of Schnazzie Cow Family to our program in 2009 and wow what an investment that has been. 39W is out of Smith NPCC Schnazzie, a Meyers Red Top daughter, with Vintage on the topside. This year we are offering a foundation three-quarter daughter, giving you a great opportunity to add the power, dimension, style, fertility and overall completeness of this cow Smith DRFF Luvin Schnazz 39G--She family to your program. For five years straight, sells as Lot 110 in Synergy. Sired by we have offered 39W daughters in Synergy— Lubbock and out of Smith Made To three 3/4 quarters and two Simmentals. Luv 39W. A fancy three-quarter blood.

Smith Made To Luv 39W-Purebred Simmental. Dam to Lots 110,

Females like 39W don’t come along often and we are proud to have her in our herd and be adding her excellence to the breed, year after year.

Join us Sept. 28th for Synergy and we’d love to talk to you more about the influence of the Schnazzie Cow Family. Richard and Betsy Foster and Richard III P.O. Box 88 Floresville, Texas 78114 713/412-4487 (Richard III) Or 713/412-4480 diamond rf@peoplepc.com

Lot 111 in Synergy-A purebred Satisfies daughter from the Golden Glory Cow Family on the maternal side.

Lot 113 in Synergy-one of three Smith DRFF Established daughters to sell. This one is just a February and has Charismatic breeding on the dam’s side.

Wow what a show career Olivia Mitchell has had with Smith Joyful Rosie, who is out of one of our females, Smith Enjoy 186C and Smith Satisfies. Olivia has successfully campaigned Rosie at local, state and even at the national level.

We would also like to introduce Smith JCC Confident 871F! He’s a new sire in our program and was bred by us in our partnership with Smith Genetics. He’s a son of Smith Secret To Success and out of Smith Wentz O Wave Y71, a Smith Nu Wave II x Oprah daughter and he has a top 25% for API and 15% TI. Watch for him and his impact on our programs and the breed. PAGE 26 Fall, 2019 • SIMBRAH World

Here’s a highlight reel of some of their wins: •2019 AJSA National Classic Reserve Grand Champion Pair •2019 Sweepstakes Grand Champion Pair •2018 Synergy Grand Champion •2018 Houston Reserve Senior Division Female •2018 Superbowl, Roundup and MAS Class Winner •2017 Synergy Reserve Grand Champion

JOHNSON CATTLE CO. Wayne Johnson 830/391-2571 • Kenny Johnson 361/438-3413 wjohnson4945@sbcglobal.net Tim Smith consultant • 512/587-7896 • smithgenetics1@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook- Johnson Cattle Company, Kenedy, Texas

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The matriarch of the 6G Evangeline of females has produced several top females and herd sires in the breed. P221 was acquired from Buzzard Hollow Ranch and during her time, produced some top females that were responsible for some outstanding herd sires like, 6G LMC Rajun Cajun.

Our goal at 6G Ranch has always been to produce maternally strong females that can survive in our coastal climates! These females check the boxes of functionality, fleshing ability and productivity! Our “Who’s Next?” or future depends on the strength of our past foundation females!

6G Lawman D600 was 5X2’s first herd sire prospect! He found a home with the Popp Family in New Braunfels and carries on a long line of moderate, functional, meat wagons that trace back to the P221 cow!

Colby Jedlicka’s Champion Female was a headliner out of the S612 cow family. This female was great the day she was born and the Jedlicka’s did nothing but give her an even better home. Her progeny will one day be a better version of her and I am excited to watch what the Jedlicka’s do with this powerful genetic package! She has won in the show ring and will now win in the pasture for them.

The Mullen’s Family found a gem in Golden Boy as a calf, and his progeny are about to hit the ring soon! Another of the S612 cow family that is just made right! His full brother sold this past year as a herd sire for a Simbrah operation in Cuero, Texas. S612 doesn’t miss as she has another herd sire prospect at her side.

“Who’s Next?” This young female could be the cornerstone of the next great cow family at 6G Ranch. Co-owned with La Muneca she is a 3/8 x 5/8 female that will open up our breeding options with new and exciting Simmental Genetics. She epitomizes the function, correctness and power that we want in a 6G Ranch Female.

The dam of the incomparable 6G LMC Rajun Cajun has left her mark on our herd and several others around the country. Rajun Cajun females have stood the test of time in both the show ring and donor pen. We are fortunate to have two outstanding daughters in production today out of 6G Evangeline.

A FOCUS 2000 type female that hits Home Run after Home Run! Angelica should have been on halter, but the pasture is where she belongs. She is the dam to several top picks of our calf crop purchased by the Koehl & Lewis Families. In addition, she produced a herd sire, 6G Lawman D600, for the Popp Family from New Braunfels.

6G LMC Rajun Cajun’s influence can still be found today in the Winner’s Circle at most major shows. We still use Cajun in our heifer AI program because of his small calves that develop into champions. This 3/4 x 1/4 herd sire out of Evangeline effectively changed the look of cattle across the breed!

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Contact Tim Smith, Consultant 512/587-7896 - smithgenetics1@gmail.com

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HODGES CATTLE COMPANY

BAR P BAR CATTLE COMPANY

Sam Hodges

903/701-7929 825 Usener Street #725 • Houston, TX 77009 SamHodges90@gmail.com Cattle located in DeKalb and Giddings, Texas

SIMMENTAL & SIMBRAH BULLS & FEMALES

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KYLE AND HEIDI POPPE 1632 CR 230 WEIMAR, TEXAS 78962 979/561-6597 KYLE 512/627-2131 HEIDI EMAIL: HHOSKINS@HOTMAIL.COM


Sept. 14-Heart of Texas and East Texas Simmental/Simbrah Associations Fall Fest Sale, Granbury, Texas Sept. 23-24 Alamo City Fall Online Sale Sept. 27-29-Synergy XI, Giddings, Texas Oct. 5-Annual La Muneca Jr. Roundup & Futurity, Linn, Texas Oct. 11-State Fair of Texas Open Simbrah Show, Dallas, Texas Oct. 12-State Fair of Texas Junior Simbrah Show, Dallas Texas Nov. 23-26-LMC & Friends Giving THANKS Online Sale Dec. 7th-Louisiana Simmental/Simbrah Association Sponsored All Breed Junior Cattle Show, Lake Charles, Louisiana

— 2020 — Some dates are tentative, check respective websites for confirmation Jan. 27-Junior Simbrah Show, Fort Worth Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas Feb. 1-Cowtown Classic Sale, Fort Worth, Texas Feb. 2-Open Simbrah Show, Fort Worth Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas Feb. 10-National Simbrah and National Percentage Simbrah Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas Feb. 12-Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl, San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas Feb. 13-Junior Simbrah Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas Feb. 25-TSSA International Sale, Houston, Texas Feb. 26-International Simbrah Show, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, Texas March 13-Junior Simbrah Heifer Show, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, Texas March 12-22-Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Mercedes, Texas March 27-28 Junior Heifer Shows, Star of Texas Show, Austin, Texas

6G Cattle Co.......................................................................29 7N Ranch .........................................................................8,28 7P Ranch...............................................................................3 Alamo Online Sale.............................................................19 American Simmental Association ...................................32 B&M Cattle ........................................................................23 Bar P Bar Cattle Co............................................................30 Baring Cattle Co. ...............................................................19 Bell Farms...........................................................................27 Boening Bros......................................................................18 Bovine Elite........................................................................27 Brolaco Cattle Co. .............................................................28 Burch Cattle .......................................................................23 Buresh Cattle Co................................................................30 Diamond RF Cattle Co. ....................................................26 East Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association...................18 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo .....................................25 Fralise Farm and Ranch ......................................................5 Goodwin,Floyd ..................................................................27 Grinstead, Dan & Kris.......................................................27 Guerra, Victor ......................................................................9 Heart of Texas Association ...............................................18 Hensgens Bros. ..................................................................12 Hodges Cattle Co. .............................................................30 Hutto, Kathy ......................................................................27 KQ Cattle Co......................................................................28 J&L Ranch .........................................................................27 Johnson Cattle Co..............................................................26

La Hacienda Hinojosa.......................................................28 La Muneca Cattle Co. ................................................28, BC La Negra Cattle Co. ...........................................................28 Lazy SF ...............................................................................30 LMC Daydream Partners ...................................................9 Lost Cause Ranch ..............................................................30 Louisiana Simmental/Simbrah Association .....................7 LPJ Ranch ..........................................................................28 McCrary Farms ..................................................................13 Melson Simbrah .................................................................15 Monte Christo Ranch................................................IFC, 28 Pine Ridge Ranch .........................................................16,17 Reagan, Terry.....................................................................30 Reavis Farms ..........................................................1,28, IBC Reed, Jeffrey ......................................................................27 Reeves, Ronnie ..................................................................30 RGV Cattle Co................................................................7,28 Rio Grande Valley Breeders.............................................28 RND Cattle Services .........................................................27 Robertson Farms ...............................................................27 Shallow Water Ranch ........................................................27 Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl .........................................6 Smith Genetics ..................................................................1,2 Smith Kentucky .................................................................30 Strack Farms.......................................................................24 Taylor, Jason.......................................................................27 Temperance Livestock ........................................................7 Tindle Cattle Company .....................................................30 Top C Cattle Co. ................................................................28 Trial Run Cattle..................................................................27 Triple J Ranch ......................................................................5

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