2016 SBW Fall Issue

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8 Simbrah Juniors Attend Texas Youth Cattle Conference Payton Meuth and Caryle Rodenbeck attended the inaugural conference and provide a full report on the three days of seeing the beef industry first hand.

champions SMITH CRC

Lubbock API






Sired by Smith Satisfies, Dam is Smith CRC Bella Vive. 2016 HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION BULL

16 The Top Ten A look at the most common problems that slow or stop registration/transfer requests at the American Simmental Association and how to navigate through the issues.

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Purebred Simbrah female photographed at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas. Photo by Hannah Wine

Owned jointly by Smith Genetics and Reavis Farms


Possibilities API


105.39 64.7 1%


Sired by Steel Force, Dam is Smith Ciao Bella. 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPION PERCENTAGE BULL

Owned jointly by Smith Genetics, 7N Ranch and Reavis Farms

champions with performance SMITH GENETICS Tim Smith 512/587-7896 Smithgenetics1@gmail.com


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

Tom Brothers Ranch schedules sale

Funds raised to promote Simbrah At the recent Simbrah Synergy Sale, $1,752 was raised in a silent auction. The proceeds from the auction will be used to promote Simbrah. The high selling items were a youth hunt donated by Diamond RF Farms and a cooler with meat donated by the Flores Family. Each generated $400. Special thanks are extended to Belva and Twila Johnson, who coordinated the auction and to everyone who donated and purchased items.

Calves sired by our sire, LMC Red Alert.

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

Hinojosa and Martinez wed Simbrah breeders, Charley Martinez and Vanessa Hinojosa were married on July 9th, 2016 in College Station, Texas at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Hinojosa graduated from Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 2015 with a degree in (Continued on page 8)

Check Out Our Cattle And Our Website www.hallakranch.com Visit often as we will be posting cattle for sale and all our ranch news. WE HAVE SHOW PROSPECTS! THANK YOU TO: Monte Christo Cattle Company and Scott Gibson for adding Hallak Genetics to your program by purchasing from us at Simbrah Synergy! Also we’d like to thank Rick Hovey for purchasing HR Cover Girl from our program.

HALLAK RANCH Thank you to Strack Farms for purchasing half interest in LMC Red Alert.

Billy & Malika Hallak • 1167 Oval Drive • Athens, Texas 75751 903/203-8524 • Nhalla@hotmail.com

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J7N CAPT MORGAN C02 EPDS: BW 4.2; WW 65.1; YW 92.3; ADG 0.17; API 78.4; TI 55.7

Out of champions you should expect excellence and we believe we have it in our J7N Capt Morgan. He is sired by champion parents, LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good (2009 Reserve National Champion) and Hagan Red Blaze (2013 Percentage National Champion), and this young sire packs plenty of muscle, style and performance. Only 5 breeding shares (20 straws each) will be sold domestically between now and 2018. Call for pricing details.

Pictured at 15 months of age.

LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Goodsire of J7N Capt Morgan Alexys Rubio

Andrew Brister

Natalie Martinez

Hagan Red Blazedam of J7N Capt Morgan


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animal science and a minor in business. Martinez graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2014 with a degree in agri-business/ranch management. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in ag economics at TAMU. They reside in Bryan, Texas.

TSSA to produce directory map The Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (TSSA) is planning to produce a membership directory in the form of a fold out map. The map will show the location of each member’s ranch and will contain complete contact information for members. In addition, advertising opportunities are available by contacting Webb Fields at webbfields@gmail.com. Rates start with a $200 business card, $300 for a half page ad and a full panel ad at $500. The new publication will be available for the Ft. Worth Stock Show and will be distributed at stock show and sale events in 2017.

American Junior Simbrah Roundup held The American Junior Simbrah Roundup was held in the summer and drew exhibitors from three states to Wharton, Texas. It was one of the largest of such events held to date. Full details, photos of cattle champions and educational event winners can be found on the junior tab at www.simbrahworld.com.

Bull Selection Seminar set for November 3rd A Bull Selection Seminar is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. November 3rd at the Santa Rosa Ranch headquarters in Mr. and Mrs. Charley Martinez.

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Raising good cattle has been something we’ve been striving to do for more than 20 years. It is gratifying for us, when other people recognize our hard work and like the genetics we have put together. Thank you to the buyers of our lots in the Simbrah Synergy IX Sale! We do appreciate your confidence in our program.

Thank you to Schneider River Valley • Diamond RF Farms Smith Genetics • Reavis Farms Bob Buresh • Zach Mills


Rickey Burch Family • P.O. Box 755 • Hempstead, Texas 77445 979/826-3231 office • 713/206-2579 cell • burchfarms@peoplepc.com • www.burchcattle.com


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We’re excited about what this female, Smith Next Bella 321B is adding to our program. She’s a three-quarter blood female, sired by HOC Broker, a champion Simmental bull at NAILE, Kansas City and Denver. On the bottom side of her pedigree, you find Smith Ciao Bella, an International Champion herself and out of Smith Bella Bella, an International Champion and sired by Smith Nu Approach. She currently has an eye catching Satisfies sired heifer calf at side. We own 321B with Smith Genetics and are looking forward to the maternal greatness she brings. Thank you to Alex Garrison, Rory Die, Taylor Klatte and Diamond RF Farms for purchasing the lots we offered in Synergy in joint ownership with Smith Genetics. Also a big shoutout to MacKenzie Groce, who exhibited Smith TMP Patience to many wins over the last year.


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Crockett. The ranch is located at 19300 Highway 21. The no–cost seminar will cover cattle breeds, breeding programs, visual selection, individual performance data, expected progeny differences, genetic markers, bull fertility and bull-to-cow ratios. Dr. Jason Cleere and Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialists from College Station and Overton, respectively, will lead the seminar. It is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. After the workshop, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will hold a gathering. Workshop attendees are encouraged to stay for dinner and receive an update on issues facing ranchers. To register, call 800-2427820 ext. 192 or rsvp@tscra.org.

For Simbrah news, go online For additional news, events, 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 monthly Simbrah News are archived on this site and Simbrah World is also very social, check out our Facebook page for multi posts each week. Plus, we have several advertising opportunities for you, contact Martha at hollidaco@att.net or call her at 903/316-8465. ***


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Congratulations to Haydon Verrett, who won the American Junior Simbrah Roundup Reserve Division I honors and Overall Champion AOB Heifer- Vermilion Parish Fair with LSF Cre Carmine, a Mr. Creamy daughter. Creamy is one of our lead sires and has strong EPD rankings as he is ranked in the top 1% of the breed for API and TI. He’s a three-quarter son of Dream On and carries LMC Johnnie Walker breeding maternally.

If you need cattle, consider us your source as we raise cattle for the commercial and registered producer. We have bulls, replacement females, and show heifers for sale and we’d love to talk to you about our involvement in Simgenetics. Simbrah • Fleckvieh • Simmental • Brahman Cattle FOR SALE

LAZY SF RANCH Doug Schultz • 337.540.8901 Craig Schultz • 337.802.2173


B A D MEDICINE -- He's what your herd needs!! Bad Medicine is a black, polled 3/4 x 1/4 sire. He’s out of Smith William N Black and out of the Reavis/Smith donor, Hagan Smith Expressive—she combines the genetics of Nu Wave II and Irreplaceable. His numbers are really good—he ranks in the top 1% for API and TI; top 10% for marbling, carcass wt and calving ease; top 2% for weaning, top 4% for yearling, and top 15% for back fat and maternal weaning weight—all traits your herd needs!

RGV Enigma - Enigma could very well be the best heifer we have ever bred and raised. She is a Bad Medicine X Majestic daughter that goes back to LMC Johnnie Walker Black and the LMC donor Mariah. You've got lots of genes in this one-Dream On, Sargeant, New Wave II, Johnnie Walker Black, Black Scepter, Goldmine, and RAB. Lots of mass, bone, volume, but maintains that ever important femininity. We are excited about her.

We will be collecting Bad Medicine this fall. Call for details. A BIG THANK YOU to the following individuals who purchased cattle from us this past year: Caleb Richardson, Hunter Wells, Manny Gonzalez, Lupe Betancourt, Gracie Evans, Makayla Sanchez, Armando Reyes, Pepe Guerra, Andrew Cano, Kayla Quintanilla, Diego Caballero, Zack Garza, Luis Lopez and Victor Villarreal.


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

RGV KC Medicine Man - We are really looking forward to hauling this young stud. He is a Bad Medicine X Black Perfecto that is super stout, loaded with bone and volume. His dam is out of our premier donor, Crimson Beauty. He is a total outcross to most with LMC breeding. We look forward to making him available to the Simbrah World.

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Simbrah Juniors Attend Texas Youth Cattle Conference Payton Meuth and Carlye Rodenbeck represented the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association at the inaugural Texas Youth Cattle Conference sponsored by the Texas Beef Council during the summer in South Texas. The two, along with 11 other students from across Texas, were selected to attend the conference through an application process. “This program is a great opportunity to engage with the next generation of leaders in our industry,” said Jason Beyer, chairman of the Texas Beef Council board of directors. “These students had the unique opportunity to see the entire beef industry first hand, learn from industry experts, further develop their passion, and ultimately become advocates for the beef community.” The three-day conference took place in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Kingsville. The students started their conference in San Antonio with a leadership workshop reenforcing their duties as advocates to the beef industry. They left the conference with a goal to advocate for the beef industry by speaking with communities and organizations in an effort to help them better understand what the beef industry is all about. The students then loaded a bus to Corpus Christi and were treated to a Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game. Day two of the conference started in Corpus Christi at Kane Beef. The students toured the plant and were introduced to the marketing and branding side of the beef business. The students then boarded the buses once again and headed to the King Ranch in Kingsville, where they had lunch and were given a tour of the Historic King Ranch. The students ended the day visiting Texas A&M University – Kingsville, participating in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)

The Youth Beef Cattle Conference included meat fabrication and evaluation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The group also visited Whataburger headquarters and the HEB Training Center. The conference’s focus was designed to assist youth with becoming stronger advocates for the industry.


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Payton Meuth (l) and Caryle Rodenbeck (r) represented the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association at the inaugural Youth Beef Cattle Conference, sponsored by the Texas Beef Council. Both girls are exhibitors of Simbrah cattle. One of their tour stops included Kane Beef. Participants in the conference were provided information on many facets of the beef industry.

demonstrations, pregnancy determinations, breeding soundness exams, meat science fabrication and beef evaluation. The beef conference concluded with the students returning to San Antonio with tours and trainings at Whataburger headquarters, where the students learned about the retail side of the beef industry and the HEB Training Center, where the students engaged in a nutrition workshop with an emphasis on beef in the diet. The students who attended the conference will continue to impact the beef industry through individual projects that focus on their passion of the beef industry. Guided by the Texas Beef Council staff, each project will be executed by the students in their schools, associations and their communities across the state. “As a youth advocate for the beef industry, I want people to know that of all Texas’ many agricultural products, none is more impressive than its beef. People need to know that more than 50% of all agricultural revenue in Texas comes from cattle,” said Meuth. Both girls plan to continue their passion with the beef industry by attending the Youth Beef Cattle Conference next year and would love to visit with others about the conference.

Amelia Stavinoha led 6G Red Queen (6G LMC Red Rock x Moore Farms Fleckvieh) to Percentage Grand Champion at the TJSSA Futurity and Reserve Champion Percentage at the AJSR in Wharton. This female epitomizes where we are headed with our Fleckvieh cows-moderate, high volumed, functional females that will add maternal traits to the Simbrah breed!

Congrats to Robert Stavinoha on his Champion Bred & Owned Female at the National Classic this past summer. Goldie is sired by LMC Gold Medal (LMC Dream Girl son). She is the stoutest female we have ever raised at 6G. We are expecting a great group of Gold Medal babies starting in November!

LMC Midnight Dream was named the Champion Simbrah pair at the AJSA National Classic this summer! This female is sired by LMC Rhino and out of the unequalled LMC Dream Girl. She is the perfect combination of Performance, Power and Production! Look for her offspring to impact the breed in years to come.

Congrats to Amelia & Robert Stavinoha for their record breaking success this summer at the TJSSA, AJSR & AJSA shows! This sibling combination placed first in their age divisions at each of the three shows this summer that differentiate the Jr. Simmental and Simbrah programs from any other breed. Their hard work definitely has paid dividends!

Many thanks to the Mullins Family on their investment in LMC 6G Golden Boy and 6G Goldilocks! Graceann will be at the halter of some powerful 6G genetics this next year. LMC 6G Golden Boy is sired by LMC Justice and out of an LMC Ocho daughter while 6G Goldilocks is sired by LMC Justice and out of Camille’s Houston Champion, LMC Moonlight.

Many thanks to the Schmidt Family from Chesterville on their purchase of 6G Ms Rockstar C550. This female is sired by LMC Red Rock and out of a Hagan cow. Dalton will have her in the ring soon. In addition, many thanks to our other recent junior clients, Adalyn Rodgers, Brittany Koehl, and Rachel Lewis. These juniors will be dragging 6G genetics into the ring this year.

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Interest strong for breed at Simbrah Synergy A large, multi state crowd, which included established breeders and several new faces were on hand to buy Simbrah cattle at the ninth annual Simbrah Synergy event, September 23-25th. The event, held at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas, saw 146 lots offered by participants gross $646,450 to average $4,428. The sale was auctioneered by Terry Reagan. The sale saw strong competitive bidding throughout and featured all classes of cattle. Show prospects were very much in demand, as a number of juniors purchased lots for the upcoming show season, and many showed the following day in the Synergy Showcase. McCrary Farms, DeKalb, Texas added Smith Lumpkin Amber to their program for $16,000. The purebred female hails from the Golden Glory Cow Family and is sired by PRR Red Ammo. She sold bred to Smith CRC Lubbock, the 2016 International Grand Champion bull. Her heifer calf, sired by Smith Rhett, sold for $3,500 to Jason Smith, Erlanger, Kentucky. The high seller was offered by Smith Genetics and Grinstead. 7N Ranch, Donna, Texas, made volume purchases in the sale, including half interest in Smith Ready 2 Win for $20,000, an RFI Real Deal daughter, and half interest in LMC BETM Barbie 5Y/8, a member of the LM She Moves 3L/136 Cow Family, for $16,000. Both were purchased from Smith Genetics. They also purchased the 20 units of semen offered in McCrary Smith Inspired for $4,000, in partnership with Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas. This was offered by McCrary Farms and Smith Genetics. Junior exhibitor, Zach Mills, DeKalb, Texas, added polled percentage female, Smith Burch Cheerful, to his show string for $9,500. The April baby also carried the maternal genetics of the Golden Glory Cow Family and was sired by the Simmental bull, WHF Devils Cut A245. She was from Burch Farms and Smith

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Genetics. In addition to the sale, the $15,000 Simbrah Synergy Showcase was held during the weekend and drew 62 entries. Katy Wunderlich served as the showmanship judge and Stuart Watkins evaluated the cattle. Each division winner in showmanship received a belt buckle and cash prizes were paid ten places deep, as $7,500 is allotted for showmanship winnings. (See photos for winners). Junior skillathon winners were Justin Majewski and Clarissa Ashworth and Joel Mackey and Logan Perry were the senior winners. Sales talk winners in the junior division were Lorelai Hill and Hallie Hackett. Senior winners were Zach Mills and Logan Perry. In the purebred Simbrah division of the show, grand champion purebred was Caryle Rodenbeck with her junior division champion, Smith CRC Eclipse, sired by RFI Real Deal and sponsored by Smith Genetics. She received a banner, buckle and $3,000. (Continued on page 13)

Pete and Marilyn Nieschwietz of 7N Ranch made volume purchases at the sale.

Pam and Craig Schulz of Louisiana, along with their granddaughter, Jacie attended the sale and purchased lots.

Alex Garrison was one of several juniors who purchased cattle in the Synergy event.

Grand champion purebred heifer and winner of $3,000 was Caryle Rodenbeck with her junior division champion heifer, sponsored by Smith Genetics.

Joel Mackey won the reserve grand champion purebred heifer title and $1,500 with a Smith Farms heifer.

Grand champion percentage heifer honors went to Carlye Rodenbeck with a Smith Genetics sponsored heifer. She won $600.

The reserve grand champion percentage heifer title and $400 went home with Jacob Friedrich with a Smith Genetics sponsored heifer.

Grand champion Simmental honors went to Hayden Hackett, who won $600 with his Smith Genetics sponsored heifer.

We have exciting news for our program. We have purchased embryos out of Smith SCL Mia and sired by Smith Detonator.

Smith SCL Mia

Visit us at www.btmaiorano!

Mia is a Nu Wave II daughter, who has worked impressively with a number of sires. In addition, because she has Nu Wave in her pedigree, her EPD numbers are phenomenal as she ranks in the top 2% of the breed for API and top 10% for TI Detonator of course adds the lines of Satisfies and Smith Ciao Bella, the 2011 International Grand Champion Female.

Watch for the results of this mating.

Bob and Tammy Maiorano 678 Moss Rose Lane • Driftwood, Texas 78619 Tim Smith, consultant 512/587-7896 • smithgenetics1@gmail.com • www.btmaiorano


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Reserve honors and a buckle, banner and $1,500 went to Joel Mackey with Smith Farms Fantastic, a LMC RFI Smith Uno daughter, sponsored by Smith Farms. She was the calf champion. Other winners in the purebred division included Calley McGinley as the reserve heifer calf champion and Leah Thibodeaux as the reserve junior champion. Smith Genetics sponsored both of these entries. Lorelai Hill took senior honors with a Reavis sponsored heifer and Cassidy Fuchs was reserve senior champion with a Hagan sponsored heifer. In the percentage Simbrah show, Caryle Rodenbeck won with Smith CRC Sangria, a Smith Fierce N Black daughter, sponsored by Smith Genetics. She won $600 along with a banner and buckle. Jacob Friedrich exhibited Smith Bluebell, a Smith Prince Charming daughter, to the reserve grand title and a buckle, banner and $400. Smith Genetics also sponsored his entry. In the Simmental division, Hayden Hackett exhibited Smith Devilish N Red, a WHF Devil's Cut daughters to grand champion Simmental honors, while Gavin Hinckley exhibited Smith GFG

Reserve Simmental honors went to Gavin Hinckley with a Smith Genetics sponsored heifer. He won $400.

In the 9 and younger division of showmanship, the winner was Mayson Elliott, followed by Emma Dees and Gavin Hinckley.

Fresh Start, a Smith Stout N Black daughter, to reserve grand Simmental honors. Both entries were sponsored by Smith Genetics and the exhibitors received $600 and $400, along with buckles and banners each. For additional information on the event refer to Simbrah Synergy’s Facebook page.

Hallie Hackett was the winner, followed by Braden Roehling, Grant Hinckley and Emily Blanchard in the 10-11 age division of showmanship.

In the 12-13 division of showmanship, Cassidy Fuchs was the winner, followed by Lorelai Hill, Justin Majewski and Clarissa Ashworth.

In the 14-15 age division of showmanship, Jacob Friedrich was the winner, followed by Trevor Jenkins, Dalton Schmidt, Zach Mills and Logan Perry.

In the 16 and older showmanship competition, Carlye Rodenbeck was the winner, followed by Hayden Hackett, Blaine Gibson, Chloe Novak, Paige Hovey, Alexander Garrison, Calley McGinley, Tyler Jenkins, Kayla Boyett and Evan Berger.

We’re relatively new to the Simbrah business, but we’ve got years of experience in the cattle industry. We raise Simbrah because they work for us, they thrive in our environment and we raise the kind that can make a difference not just for our bottom line, but that of our customers.

Hagan Arapaho 550A. He was 2014 International Champion Simbrah Bull. His progeny are debuting in show rings this fall. He is a LMC EF JW Black 3N/225 son and out of the Hagans Eva 50U donor. If you want to add style and performance to your calves - he is the bull. Semen for sale.


BCC/J7N Power Driver. He's sired by the late BCC/CHCC Powerman bull. He possesses the muscling, depth, and width along with sound feet and legs. First progeny will be coming soon. Semen for sale.

Smith LMC Especial 765A. She is one of three donors we have that are sired by the popular and proven Smith Satisfies. Progeny will be available for sale in Spring 2017. We have a Satisfies daughter now that we are campaigning, also.

F1 Simbrah Cow-We breed high quality registered and commercial replacement females. We raise the kind that will work in your pastures.


Hensgens Brothers Cattle Registered Simbrah & F-1’s • Commercial Simbrah Inf. Heifers • Simbrah Bulls 136 Deer Park Ln. • Rayne, La 70578 • hbcattle@yahoo.com Tony -- 985-992-8068 • Nick -- 337-581-8188 • Joe -- 985-992-9119


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La Muneca hosts 29th Annual LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity “La Muneca Cattle Co. hosted its 29th Annual LMC Jr. Roundup and LMC Futurity on October 1, 2016. Over 110 4-H and FFA members and adults participated in the judging contest and approximately 175 more individuals attended the field day and futurity. Every junior won at least one door prize. Over $10,000 was awarded in door prizes, premiums and buckles to the juniors. Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar Family, Mike de los Santos Family and the Benny Cano Family of Top C Cattle Company. The Special Award and Premium Sponsors were the families of Doug Lightfoot, Norberto Lopez, Juancarlo Rendon and Beth and Megan Lambert. The field day is a one-of-a-kind, fun filled, family oriented, educational event open to the public for free,” stated Carlos X. Guerra, owner of La Muneca Cattle Company. “Each year, we are humbled by the support of the community and those that we do business with in an effort to contribute to the development of the youth of Texas. We were blessed this year with a beautiful day and a great group of attentive and energetic kiddos who enjoyed a motivational set of speakers on various topics. We want to thank our sponsors, volunteers, staff and all those who had a hand in making the field day the success that it was,” said Guerra. Field day contest junior division winners were Rigo Mora, followed by Paisley Lightfoot and Jennifer Mask. The intermediate winner was Madeline Braman, followed by Frankie Montalvo and Ava Vela, and senior winner was Lauren Thomas, followed by Pamela Arce and Logan Thomas. Top placing adults were William Bardwell, Brooke Sorrells and Kevin Lightfoot. A total of $750 was awarded in prizes and premiums. Over $2,000 in door prizes were given away by the following donors: Fernando Perez, Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Farm & Ranch in San Isidro-Kito and Letty Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau,

Mueller Inc.-Frank Trevino, Chorizo de San Manuel, Creative Awards, Tandy’s, Ful–O–Pep Feeds-Bryan Bettice, Star Lite 4-H Club, La Muneca and the families of Israel Sanchez, Benny Cano, James Cano, Pete Garcia, Doug Lightfoot, Mike de los Santos, and (Continued on page 17)

The grand champion Simbrah female was sired by LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good and exhibited by Justin Briones of Orange Grove, Texas. Briones won a banner, buckle and $300.

The reserve grand champion Simbrah female was sired by LMC Gold Medal and exhibited by Jennifer Mask of Franklin, Texas. She won a buckle, banner and $200. The 3rd-7th overall females were exhibited by Kevin Quintanilla, Kylie French, Cole Mau, Payton Meuth and Matthew Sanchez, all receiving cash awards.

Junior division showmanship winner was Matthew Sanchez followed by Jennifer Mask, Cooper Mau, Kace Owen and Rigoberto Mora.

Intermediate division showmanship winner was Victor Balderas, followed by Makayla Sanchez, Kylie French, Gracie Evans, Major Wallace and Makayla Ewers.

We have over 500 head of Registered and Commercial SimGenetic Cattle, Predominately Simbrahs If you need replacement females, pairs or bull power, then we invite you to come to Sour Lake, Texas and view our pastures. We also have a select group of show heifers. Thank you to the Peasley Family, Schneider River Valley and John David Burch for purchasing our lots in Simbrah Synergy!

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Norberto Lopez. Speakers for the field day were Matthew Salinas (FFA Creed), 4-H State Officers- Bianca Garcia, Ty Rhyner and Travis Davis (4-H Motto and Prayer), John Ryan Rodriguez, Faith and Hope Onstot, Kendyl Sellman, Steve Atzenhoffer, Brad Cowan, Dee Lynn Braman, Eduardo Rangel, Chris Shivers, Eddie Garcia and Tonya Hill. Topics covered included: Basics of Livestock Judging, How to Pick a Champion, Basics of Hay Judging & Native Grass I.D., The Future for Women in Agriculture, The Importance of Ag in Your Culture, Lessons in Leadership, Showmanship, and Career Opportunities, an Update on the STAR GALA & STAR Show and the $100,000 LMC Junior Program. A showmanship seminar was also held. Over 150 LMC Juniors and their families were treated to the Tenth Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner, prepared by Chorizo De San Manuel, Benny and James Cano after the LMC Futurity. The Guerra family also presented awards to community members (see photo) and the Annual LMC Futurity awarded over $7,500 in premiums. The John and Karolyn Mau Family won the $1,000

Senior division showmanship winner was Kendyl Sellman, followed by Payton Meuth, Gabi Gracia, Jane Hunt, Justin Briones, Matthew Salinas and Marco Moreno.

The Annual LMC Awards included: LMC Volunteer of the Year-Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, LMC Educator of the Year-Fernando Perez and the LMC Supporter of the Year- Hondo Martinez.

She’s Special!

credit for next year by selling the most number of tickets. There were 45 head of LMC cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 41 different 4-H and FFA students. Chris Shivers, American Brahman Breeders Association executive vice president, judged the cattle and Faith and Hope Onstot evaluated showmanship. Gracie Evans won the prizes and cash for farthest traveled. A total of $3,750 awarded in premiums and awards, consisting of combinations of cash, halters, banners and show sticks in the showmanship contest. For more information on this event and other La Muneca sponsored events, visit their website, www.lamunecacattle.com.

Fuchs presented the Dean Fuchs Family IMPACT Award to Andrew Cano of Monte Alto, Texas, who won $250. The award represents the Fuchs Family’s appreciation for the impact the breed had on their daughters.

The reserve grand champion percentage female was sired by Long’s Steel Shot and exhibited by Payton Meuth.

The grand champion percentage female was sired by LMC LF Revelee and exhibited by Lauren Thomas.

Grand champion Simbrah bull was sired by LMC LN 12th Man and exhibited by Andres Villanueva.

QualityAnd QualityAlone

Our Emphasis Is On

We purchased this female, I’m Special 576C in the recent Synergy Sale. She’s a Real Deal and out of a Ronen bred dam. She is a stout made female with a deep body and long, flat hip, coupled with good feet and legs. She’s a polled, purebred and her API ranking puts her in the top 15% of the breed and she’s in the top 3% for I’m Special 576C-now at work in our program! TI. A lot of genetic greats in her pedigree—Evan, Nu Approach, Bella Bella, Dream On, Sargeant, Power House and Spectrum if you trace her back a few generations! We think she is really special and we have big plans for her in our program! We want to thank the Hebert Family for once again purchasing the youth hunt we donated to the Simbrah Promotion Auction. We appreciate their support of the Simbrah breed. 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

We emphasize quality in our breeding program and have since day one. We don’t have large numbers, but we assure you, we have selected for quality. It’s cows like Top Price that are the foundation of our herd. She is a daughter of Smith Isgrig Charismatic and is an own daughter of Smith Priceless, which means she has the greats like Nu Wave II, Sargeant, Eleanor and Heartfelt in her pedigree. Plus she has a top 10% ranking for API and 1% for TI. She is pictured with a heifer calf, sired by the popular and proven, Smith Satisfies. We have flushed her to Detonator and have three outstanding babies on the ground.

If It’s Quality You Want—Visit Us!


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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Common Mistakes Made On Registration/Transfer Requests To ASA By Leoma Wells, American Simmental Association

Following is a list of issues that may result in a delay of processing your requested paperwork from the American Simmental Association. 1) When members purchase embryos they are required to parent verify the ET calf PRIOR to requesting registration. We receive calls every day from members who are trying to register ET calves and have not DNA typed the calf yet. Make sure to contact ASA to request a DNA kit on any purchased embryos as early as possible. DNA processing can take up to a month during certain times of the year; so don’t wait until the last minute to attend to this detail. Calves can be DNA typed by blood from birth and from hair after 60 days of age. 2a) Sires not being approved as AI sires with ASA. If you are collecting a sire or purchased semen on a bull, please make sure the bull has the necessary DNA testing to be approved as an AI sire with ASA. ASA requires a High Density panel on all AI sires and donor dams. If you own the sire, contact ASA to request a DNA kit to be mailed to you. If you purchase semen, make sure to do an animal search on the sire and verify that he is approved as an AI sire in our database. This especially applies to anyone utilizing nonSimmental sires. Sometimes it takes additional testing to get other breed sires approved as AI sires and if you start before you’ve even bred the cow versus waiting until you absolutely need a certificate on the calf, you’ll have set yourself up for success. View more about how to do this on the Have You Herd blog. https://haveuherd.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/approved-as-aidonordam-now-at-your-fingertips/ 2b) Dams not having the necessary DNA testing completed to be approved as donor dams with ASA. If you are preparing to flush a dam, please make sure the dam has the necessary DNA testing to be approved as a donor dam with ASA. ASA requires a High Density panel on all AI sires and donor dams. If you own the dam contact ASA to request a DNA kit to be mailed to you. Donor dams are supposed to be DNA typed PRIOR to the flush taking place. If you purchase embryos, make sure to do an animal search on the dam and sire to verify that both are approved in our database. This especially applies to anyone utilizing non-Simmental sires or donors. Sometimes it takes additional testing to get other breed sires/donors approved as AI sires and donors and if you start before you’ve even flushed the cow versus waiting until you absolutely need a certificate on the calf, again you will have set yourself up for success. Just a PAGE 18

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reminder, it does take three-four weeks for an AI sire/donor dam to be DNA tested once their sample arrives at the lab, so make sure to plan ahead. 3) Sire of calf is registered with another breed association and has not been registered with ASA yet. ASA requires that ALL SIRES be registered with ASA in order to register *bull/heifer progeny. To register a bull of another breed (ASA calls it a Foundation sire) members must supply ASA with a copy of the other breed pedigree and the cost is $25.00. Anyone can apply for a Foundation registration; it does not necessarily need to be the owner of the bull. Also, refer to number (2a) above, because if you used the bull AI, he will need to meet our DNA requirements, which may require additional testing. Keep in mind our genetic defect policy since it applies to ALL SIRES. ASA’s policy is that all sires and donors dams identified with a carrier in their lineage (CL, DL) or who come from a risk population (PR) for specified genetic defects MUST be tested for that defect before registration certificates and EPDs are available on new progeny. --*Members are able to register a steer without a sire or to a commercial sire. It is up to the member to check with the show with regards to whether that steer will be eligible for show without a sire on the certificate. 4) Dam of calf is registered with another breed association and has not been registered with ASA yet. In these cases it is up to the member whether they wish to register the dam as a Foundation with ASA or to go ahead and just enter her as a commercial female. The cost to register a Foundation female is $17.00 and requires a copy of her pedigree to be sent in to ASA. We strongly encourage members to go ahead and register their dams as Foundations that way the calf will have a complete pedigree and the EPDs will be more accurate. It does take about two weeks for most Foundation females to be registered once the request has been made to ASA. 5) Registering a calf out of a commercial dam, how do you do it? ASA requires three items of information on the dam: tattoo/tag number, date of birth and breed codes. The breed codes must be 100% and MX (mix) is no longer an option. Break the breeds down to the best of your ability, to the nearest 1/8, if needed. On the online spreadsheet you enter in the dam’s tattoo/tag number into the DamTatt field. Then click on the

The American Simmental Association has several online tools to assist you when registering or transferring cattle.

tab next to Animal labeled BrthDam. Enter in the date of birth and breed codes under this tab. The database will come up with a pop up message that says THE DAM TATTOO ENTERED IS NOT RECOGNIZED! If dam has an ASA #, enter it or a new dam will be created. If this is a new female you’re entering into the ASA database, not registered and never had a calf reported previously, click ok and keep entering data. If the dam is registered/had calves reported previously, locate her registration/on file number and enter it in the DamRegNbr field, so you do not create a duplicate cow entry. View examples with screenshots of how to enter a commercial dam into an online job on the processing blog, Profit Through Data. https://profitthrudata. wordpress.com/how-tocreate-a-commercial-dam/ 6) A gentle reminder to anyone utilizing our online data entry system, not every column is going to apply to your animal, which means not every cell needs to be completed. Here’s a list of our required fields, in order from left to right on the online data entry screen: DamRegNbr (if dam is un-registered see (5) above), AnmTatt, SireNbr, TattLoc, Sex, BirthDt, MBC, AI, HPS and Color. *If animal is a frozen embryo you must also fill in the ASA member number of the owner of the donor dam at the time she was flushed to produce that calf in the breeder column. If animal is an embryo, you will also need to click on the DonorDam tab of the spreadsheet and enter the donor’s ASA registration number in the appropriate field. Any additional information you wish to provide is more than welcome, but not required. 7) There is an error on the member’s online job they have initiated so the job remains on the account in an “incomplete status”. We receive calls from members and they believe they’ve completed their online job. When we look on their account, we discover an incomplete job that typically (not always) has errors in the data that need to be fixed before the job can be submitted. We encourage every member to check their errors tab once they have entered all of their data. The errors tab is located over to the far right above the column headers, when you’re looking at an online job. The errors will be displayed line-by-line, animal-by-animal. You will not be able to complete your online job until it is free of errors. Sometimes this requires you to call ASA and request assistance from a processing team member. Other times, you’re able to work through the errors yourself and then complete the job. Remember, your online job is not (Continued on page 24)

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The Priceless Cow Family has without a doubt left her mark on the breed and we think these two heifers continue the greatness of this family! Just look at them and how they deliver the quality and predictable look of Priceless. Smith Wltrs Tanna is the heifer on the left. She is a daughter of Detonator and her dam is a daughter of Smith Nu Wave II and the matriarch herself, Smith Priceless. Tanna mirrors the heifer on the right for quality. Just look at how Priceless has stamped both of them. Tanna has a top 3% ranking for API and a 1% for TI. Smith Wltrs Sara is the heifer on the right. She is sired by Satisfies and is out of Walters Smith Jasmine, who is a daughter of our many time champion, Smith Priceless Passion, who herself is an own daughter of Priceless. Sara is impressive any way you evaluate her and she has top 1% rankings for API and TI. PAGE 20

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THIS IS THE LEVEL OF QUALITY WE HAVE IN OUR HERD. SHOW PROSPECTS FOR SALE. WATCH FOR THE IMPACT THESE TWO FEMALES WILL HAVE ON THE BREED—IT WILL BE PRICELESS. Thank you to Rylie Peters and Jacie Phelps for purchasing two lots we offered in joint ownership with Smith Genetics at the recent Simbrah Synergy.


Jody Matejicek 7189 CR 180 • Anderson, Texas 77830

979/224-3121 (c)



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Bovine Elite, LLC 3300 Longmire Drive • College Station, Texas 77845 800-786-4066 • 979-693-0388 • 979-693-7994 Fax carl@bovine-elite.com • www.bovine-elite.com

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Smith RFI Nuanced 325W joined our program after our nephew, Zach, showed her to many championships and she has made an impact! Nuanced is an Andy daughter, going back to a Trendsetter bred dam. She is a three-quarter blood and her current rankings show her in the top 1% for API and her TI is top 10%. She already has to her credit, Smith RFI MCCR Gangster, a young sire that has lots of potential in the breed. And her females have the same overall power as she does with lots of body and a big flat hip! We are flushing her to a number of sires for purebred and percentage babies. She represents the cow power we have working in our herd and the kind we like to produce! Thank you to our Synergy buyers Bill & Beth Smith, Moffitt Cattle, Smith Genetics, Reavis Farms, Monte Christo, Luedemann Feed & Farms, Joel Isgrig, Bob & Tammy Maiorano, Triple J Ranch, Martin Farm, Emily Blanchard and 7N Ranch.

Smith RFI Nuanced

Smith RFI MCCR Gangster, a Nuanced son, sired by Smith Satisfies.

Smith RFI McCrary Nikki, a daughter of Nuanced and sired by Smith Detonator.

Mark and Martha McCrary 903/667-5135 • 903/278-6819 • mamamc4@aol.com 307 North Runnels • DeKalb, Texas 75559 We accept calf scramble certificates. www.mccraryfarms.net PAGE 22

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LITTLEFOOT CATTLE COMPANY Doug, Karen, Daniel and Kevin Lightfoot

4410 Meyer Road • Needville, Texas 77461 Home: 979/793-3482 • Cell: 832/473-0671 dlitefoot@yahoo.com • www.Littlefootcattle.com

Bob Buresh 5152 Loma Alta Drive • Frisco, Texas 75035 We have the influence of Priceless in our young program.

For information contact our consultant, Tim Smith, 512/587-7896

SHALLOW WATER RANCH Your Leading Source for Black Simbrah Cattle - Since 1993


Bobby & Jeanne Thornhill 21501 CR 496 Rising Star, TX 76471

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KATHY HUTTO & JEFFREY REED 9660 FM 713 Dale, Texas 78616 512/507-5718 Embryos for sale sired by Charismatic

Simmental and Simbrah

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For cattle information contact Tim Smith, 512/587-7896

SWR Black Chief Homozygous black, purebred Simbrah.

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“complete” until you have hit the button that either says Hold Until Payment Received or Final Submit. Hold Until Payment Received indicates you will be either mailing a payment or calling in with a credit card. Once the account balance is zero the job will complete processing. Final Submit means the job completes right then, and data is available immediately. As long as the member can access their job under the Incomplete Jobs tab by clicking resume, the job is not complete and ASA does not have the data. 8) Forgetting to place a Y in the REG field so your animal gets registered. This is a common mistake that happens. Members forget to place a Y in the REG column of the online data entry sheet. The REG column is located to the right of the Name column. If you leave this column blank or place an N there, the animal will not be registered, it will be placed on file. This means the animal would come up in an animal search, however, the assigned number would be in parentheses and under the number it says Nonregistered. The situation is easily remedied if the animal can be registered, the member can initiate a new online job, load the animal in to the job either by its on file number or tattoo, go over to the REG field and place a Y in the column. Make sure to click off of the cell, so the computer saves your entry. Also, going along with this, ASA has started storing certificates electronically unless the member indicates they want one to be printed and mailed. Next to the REG column is a column labeled CERT, which stands for certificate. If you want a certificate printed and mailed you need to place a Y in this column as well. Once the job is submitted the animal will be registered and a certificate issued. 9) Transferring animals can be done quite easily by the seller online. Required columns for transfers on registered animals are the following: AnmRegNbr (animal being transferred), click on the Transfer tab, fill in the AcctNbr (if buyer has an ASA member number), if you do not have an AcctNbr you must enter in a FirstName, LastName, Addr, City, State and Zip. Next enter in the SaleDt. If it’s a female that is over 15 months of age, we also require you to fill in whether the female is open or bred. If she is (Continued on page 25)


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Index To Advertisers .................................... 6G Cattle Co. ..............................................................9 7N Ranch ......................................................2,4,23,26 Bovine Elite...............................................................21 Burch Farms ..........................................................8,23 Brolaco Cattle Co. .....................................................26 Buresh Cattle Co. ......................................................24 Diamond RF Farms ..............................................17,23 Fields Cattle Service..................................................24 Floneca.....................................................................19 Fort Worth Stock Show .............................................21 Hagan Cattle Co. .......................................................23 Hallak Ranch .........................................................5,23 Henegens Brothers...................................................13 Hutto, Kathy .............................................................24 Knezek’s Simmental/Simbrah ...................................24 KQ Cattle Co..............................................................26 Johnson Cattle Co.....................................................17 La Hacienda Hinojosa ..........................................20,26 La Muneca Cattle Co. ..........................................26, 28 La Negra Cattle Co. ...................................................26 Lazy SF ......................................................................9 Littlefoot Cattle Co. ...................................................24 Lost Cause Ranch.....................................................21 LPJ Ranch ................................................................26

Bob and Tammy Mairano ..........................................12 McCrary Farms....................................................22,23 Monte Christo Ranch ........................................3,23,26 Pebble Creek Farms ..................................................23 Pine Ridge Ranch ................................................14,15 Rafter M Cattle Co.....................................................24 Reagan, Terry ...........................................................21 Reavis Farms .............................................4, 23,26, 27 Reed, Jeffrey ............................................................24 Reeves, Ronnie.........................................................24 RGV Cattle Co. .......................................................9,26 Rio Grande Valley Breeders.......................................26 Shallow Water Ranch................................................24 Simbrah Synergy......................................................23 Smith Farms.............................................................23 Smith Genetics ..................................................4, 7,23 Smith Kentucky ........................................................21 Temperance Cattle Co. ...............................................8 Top C Cattle Co. ........................................................26 Triple J Ranch ......................................................16,23 Triple P Ranch ..........................................................23 Vela Catle Co.............................................................26 Walters Cattle Co. .....................................................20

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ation. - Breeding information is lacking. If the female is bred you must fill in the appropriate fields, which means on most computer screens the member needs to scroll over to the right of their online sheet to view all the available fields. 10) For members enrolled in Total Herd Enrollment (THE), if their herd is not in compliance with calf data reporting requirements then no new registrations or transfers can take place on the account until compliance is reached. Compliance always takes effect the following year, i.e., if you enroll in 2015 Fall Total Herd Enrollment, your calf data is due to ASA by June 15, 2016. A herd is considered to be in compliance if every female enrolled on inventory has had a calf reported or a reason why they didn’t calve (productivity code). These are just a few common reasons why

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open, enter a Y in this column. If she is bred, you will need to fill in the breeding information in the appropriate columns. The column that most people ask about is labeled MailTo. The seller either needs to spell out BUYER or SELLER in this column. This indicates where the certificate needs to be mailed. Most common mistakes members make on transfers are the following: - Entering the animal to be transferred as a dam, under the DamRegNbr column instead of the AnmRegNbr. - In the MailTo column people write out the members name instead of BUYER or SELLER. - In the State column members write out the state instead of using the two-digit state abbrevi-

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members experience delays with regards to registrations and transfers. As far as paper submissions go, ASA staff reaches out to members with any errors/issues we encounter along the way of entering the data. It is important for members to respond to emails or voicemails left by staff in a timely fashion, so we can handle your request. I would like to end this conversation by encouraging members to check out the processing blog, Profit Through Data (https://profitthrudata.wordpress.com/) and the DNA/THE blog, Have You Herd (https://haveuherd.wordpress. com/). Both blogs provide answers to frequently asked questions along with screenshots to guide you in Herdbook Services. The answers that you are seeking may be available at your fingertips during those late nights, while you’re working on calf data reporting. *** SIMBRAH World • Fall, 2016 PAGE 25


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