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Generations of Excellence

Smith Bella Bella-Now deceased 2005 & 2006 International Champion


National Show Returns To San Antonio Full coverage of the 2022 National Show that was held in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Show.


The Piggytail Gang Learn about four young Simbrah exhibitors who spend their time at shows together and doing for others.

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Scenes from the National Show. Photos by Field Fotos.

Smith Ciao Bella 2011 International Champion Daughter of Bella Bella x Smith Nu Approach

Smith Mi Cara Bella 2015 International Reserve Grand Champion Daughter of Smith Ciao Bella x Smith Satisfies

We have produced embryos from all three members of this leading cow family by multiple sires. Purebred and percentage. For Your Simbrah, Simmental and SimAngus cattle, consider Smith Genetics.

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


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Alamo City Simbrah Online Sale set The Alamo City Online Simbrah Sale will be March 22-23 on www.cattleinmotion.com. The offering will feature Simbrah, Simmental and Brahman prospects. For more information contact Roy Baring at 210/867-6650, Ryan Baring at 210/867-6653 or Joe B. Rodriquez at 210/2750839.

TSSA announces 2nd Southern Showcase event April 7-10th The Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (TSSA) is hosting an event April 7-10, 2022 in Abilene, Texas. The Southern Showcase is the name of the event and it will have something for every SimGenetic breeder. The association plans to hold a wide range of events that include the hosting of the TSSA Annual Meeting on the evening of April 8th, junior shows and a sale for SimGenetics on April 9th and conclude with open shows on April 10th. President Casey Buzzard says that volunteers and sponsors are needed. The sale will be managed by GB Marketing. For sale information contact 405/780-0372. For additional information watch the respective groups’

websites and Facebook pages. Buzzard can be reached at 979/215-6459.

American Simmental Association announces Style 2022 The American Simmental Association has announced it will host Style 2022, June 17-19 at The Skirvin Hilton, One Park Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for ages 25-40. The focus of this event will be a leadership program for the industry’s next generation. Registration deadline is April 1st. For more information visit simmental.org.

Dates announced for summer junior events Junior Simbrah exhibitors will want to mark the dates of the summer shows on their calendars. The Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association will host their annual futurity, June 8-11 in Bryan, Texas, while the American Junior Simbrah Roundup will be held in Brenham, Texas June 28July 1. The American Junior Simmental Association National Classic will be June 24-30 in Madison, Wisconsin. For additional information and entry dates please visit the (Continued on page 6)

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It’s been a good show season for TMP and for our customers. We have been building our program in both quantity and quality and the results are showing at the backdrops and with the banners. Congratulations to Colson Glueck and Abigail Valdez for winning their respective classes at the Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl. Colson also won the reserve heifer calf honor at the Houston Junior Show. Also a big shoutout to our other junior customers, Paisley Lightfoot, Madison Morgan, Johnathan Woerndel and Jacob Merritt, who have been competitive this spring with their TMP bred heifers. We have added an upcoming sire to our lineup and he took the reserve intermediate championship in Houston at the International Show. He is Smith Far More 215H—a product of Smith Nu Approach and 215F from the Juliet Cow Family. We also want to thank our buyers from Synergy: Woerndel Family, Glueck Farms, Ellsworth Cattle and Anthony Lopez.

Smith Far More 215H-Our new herd sire and reserve intermediate champion at the International Simbrah Show. A product of Smith Nu Approach x Smith Juliet Ashley 215F.

TMP Golden Eve 243J-Sired by Smith Adventurer 814F and out of Smith TMP Sheza Jewel-Sired by RFI Done Deal and out of Smith TMP Smith TMP Golden Jewel. Exhibited by Colson Glueck. Jewels 109E. Exhibited by Abigail Valdez.

We purchased HR Red Label a few years ago and we are so pleased with our decision. His calves have continually impressed us and each crop makes us glad we are using him. In fact , he is the best bull we have used to date. We have a number of daughters now working in our herd. Red Label is a three-quarter bull sired by LMC Red Alert and out of a Sand Ranch Hand daughter. He’s homozygous polled and ranks in the top 15% of the breed for API. Check out his progeny pictured here. We are labeling them good! Thank you to our Synergy buyers: Mark Grabs, Giana Tortorice, Braden Stork, Mhire Cattle, Bobby Bryan, Lost Pines Ranch, Gary Turner, Cameron Young and Gary Turner. Call us as we would love to discuss his breeding power and show you his progeny.

Son of Red Label


Daughter of Red Label.

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Daughter of Red Label in production.

HR Red Label

David and Thuy Grimes Kaleb Fontenot and Katarina Axtell Henderson, Texas 832/594-7530 dgrimes012@gmail.com www.tmplivestock.com

RGV DRC Paying the Bills is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 3/4 Simmental x 1/4 Brahman outcross herdsire that is consistently siring correct, functional, eye appealing calves out of dams with different bloodlines. His sire is the 2013 NAILE Champion Simmental Bull, LLSF Pays to Believe. His dam is the best female we have ever raised and needs no introduction, RGV LMC Dr. Beauty. We’re excited for his future as more progressive cattlemen are using him in their programs. He is co-owned with Damian Rangel. Semen available!

Paying the Bills x Go Getter

Paying the Bills x Black Sails

Paying the Bills x Bad Medicine

We are excited to introduce RGV LMC Mr. Worldwide. This super stout, heavy boned, LMC Red Rock son is out of a full sib to Dr. Beauty named RGV Painted Beauty. This bull combines two of the most dominant maternal lines with Dream Girl and Crimson Beauty in his pedigree. We love his dark red color, thickness, clean lines, and championship pedigree. We want to thank Humberto Vela from Zapata for his purchase of this one of a kind herd bull. We have CCS certified semen on him ready to go WORLDWIDE and we plan to use him extensively in our AI program. Semen co-owned with Victor Guerra. Contact Victor Guerra (956) 607-5515 or myself (956) 279-2200 for semen sale inquiries.

Sire of Worldwide: LMC Red Rock 2012 International Champion

Dam of Worldwide: RGV Painted Beauty, Red full sib to Dr. Beauty

RGV CATTLE COMPANY Rene, Gina, Olivia, Ava and Emma Vela • 34729 Black Buck Dr. • Edinburg, Texas 78542 • 956-279-2200 • Rgvrene@aol.com SIMBRAH World • Spring, 2022 PAGE 5


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respective websites.

Smith Genetics to hold annual camp Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas, will once again hold their annual cow camp, May 21-22 at the ranch. The two-day camp will be a Sullivan’s Stock Show U event for the fitting, grooming and showmanship portions. The camp will also cover material and be interactive for the educational contests featured at the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association Futurity, American Junior Simbrah Roundup and American Junior Simmental Association’s National Classic.

New hand at Pfeifer outfit Trinnie Lea Pfeifer was born on January 16 to parents Matthew and Mallory (Mobly) Pfeifer of Bryan, Texas. She weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. Her grandparents are DeAnna Browning and Scott Spurgeon of Eustace, Texas and Mike and Lynn Pfeifer of Port Lavaca, Texas. Her mom is a former junior Simbrah exhibitor.

Wedding bells ring in Cano family Mr. and Mrs. Benancio Cano Jr. of Top C Cattle Company of Pharr, Texas are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sidney LaRae to Jason Anthony Gaona of Bishop, Texas. The couple were married on November 20, 2021. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Pharr with a reception at (Continued on page 7)

Trinnie Lea Pfeifer

g{x XÄxtÇÉÜ Xyyxvà 210U (pictured) is a daughter of Smith Isgrig Eleanor and a full sister to Charismatic, the bull who added strength and accuracies to Simbrah EPDs. 210U is now a donor in our program and she ranks in the top Smith BSF Monas Valentin 20% of the breed for nine EPD profiles. She is an own daughter of Smith Nu Wave II, so there are proven powerhouses on both sides of her pedigree. Smith Easy Like 21J, the 2022 National Reserve Grand Champion Bull is a grandson of Eleanor also.

We have cattle for sale and would love to schedule a time to show you our herd and the program we’re building.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gaona and families

S E L T I T G I B TWO Leah and Smith Sandifer Lovely Lady May 21H have earned two impressive titles this spring show season—2022 International Grand Champion Female and 2022 Simbrah-Simmental Superbowl Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah. This heifer is sired by Smith Made Solid and her dam, combines the breeding of Smith Born To Dare and the Bella Bella Cow Family—in fact, she is a fourth generation Bella. Not only is she impressive on the profile and in her pedigree, but she ranks in the top 3% of the breed for API and TI.

We look forward to having her into production.

2022 Superbowl Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah.

2022 International Grand Champion Simbrah Female.

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

979/777-0771 melsonsimbrah@gmail.com

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14404 FM 1008 Dayton, Texas 77535


Hensgens elected to ASA Board of Trustees Joe Hensgens, Rayne Louisiana was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the American Simmental Association Board of Trustees. Hensgens and his wife, Lanna are involved in the Simbrah and Brahman breeds and also operate J&L Cattle Services. He is currently serving on the Simbrah Breeders Advisory Council.

Sponsorships available for American Junior Simbrah Roundup Sponsorships for the annual Simbrah Roundup are available which are a great way to show your support for our junior exhibitors. The Roundup draws junior Simbrah breeders from Texas, as well as other surrounding states. For additional information on sponsorships, contact Tonya Hill, 956/566-0442 or email at brolacocattle@yahoo.com. The American Junior Simbrah Roundup will be held in Brenham, Texas June 28-July 1.

Simbrah promotional items available The American Simmental Association (ASA) has marketing materials for the Simbrah breed. There is a brochure, as well as signs promoting Simbrahs as the crossbreeding 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.

For Simbrah news, go online

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La Muñeca Cattle Co. The bride received a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s in business administration from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The couple now reside in Bishop, Texas

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. You can also place your customers on our free mailing list by completing the form at the bottom of the page. Simbrah World is also very social. Check out our Facebook page for posts on a regular basis. There are also several advertising opportunities. Information can be obtained by contacting Martha at hollidacompany@gmail.com or call 903/316-8465.

Just Look At

Just Lookin’ Just look at the sire power we’ve added. Talk about a pedigree—sired by Smith Just Because, which bring in the Diva Cow Family and out of the 037D Cow, called Detonation. 037J is well on her way to being the heir apparent to her dam, the great Smith Priceless.

Smith Price Just Lookin’ 037

Just Lookin’ is a full brother to Smith Luke Benjamin, another young sire that is gaining popularity. Just Lookin’ is bred to be an easy calver and the maternal traits run strong in his pedigree. In addition to excelling in economically important traits this young guy glides on the move and covers his tracks.

Be lookin’ for Just Lookin’ calves in our program!

5MM Ranch

Giddings, Texas Purebred/Percentage Simbrah Cliff & Sandra Marshall • 512/799-4471 • cliff.marshall@gmail.com

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 BMC Ole Son-A son of Gaston an aggressive AI program, utilizing some top genetics of both the past and present, as well females from top breeders, we strive to have calves that are functionally correct and sound along with eye appeal. Our herd sire, Smith Gaston, a son of RFI Real Deal, is loadBFL Expresso-A Son of Gaston ing his calves with power, mass, and muscle. His calves are outstanding -- sons pictured in this ad. GIVE US A CALL FOR YOUR SHOW CALF PROJECTS, HERD SIRES OR REPLACEMENT FEMALES. 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

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The 2022 National Purebred and Percentage Simbrah Shows were once again held Feb. 12th in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Show. Last year, due to Covid, the

shows were cancelled. While numbers were down, which was influenced by a change in the open and junior schedules, judge Joe Rathmann commented frequently on the

Hallie Hackett exhibited the 2022 National Grand Champion Purebred Female.

Gabriella Ramirez exhibited the 2022 National Reserve Champion Champion Purebred Female.

Alan Gantz exhibited the 2022 National Grand Champion Purebred Bull.

Smith Genetics exhibited the 2022 National Reserve Grand Champion Bull.

Cecilia Guerra exhibited the 2022 National Purebred Heifer Calf Champion.

Smith Genetics and J&L Ranch exhibited the 2022 National Purebred Reserve Heifer Calf Champion.

Harper Mau exhibited the 2022 National Champion Purebred Intermediate Heifer.

Carlos Guerra, III exhibited the 2022 National Champion Purebred Reserve Intermediate Heifer.

Danielle Elliott exhibited the 2022 Champion Purebred Senior Female.

La Muneca Cattle Co. exhibited the 2022 National Champion Best 3 Head.


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quality paraded before him. Rathmann selected LMC BBS Golden Love 5J/9, a daughter of LMC Gold Medal, as heifer calf champion. She is owned by Cecilia Guerra, Linn, Texas. Smith JCC Unforgettable Choice, a daughter of Smith No Better Than This, took the reserve slot. She is owned by Smith Genetics, Giddings,Texas and J&L Simbrah, Rayne, Louisiana. The intermediate champion heifer was CK6 Loretta, sired by TK/FCC Hard Body and exhibited by Harper Mau, Columbus, Texas. Reserve in the division went to Carlos Guerra III, Linn, Texas, with a LMC MT Transformer

daughter, LMC BBS Liz Hurley 5H/126. Hallie Hackett, Texarkana, Texas, took the junior champion heifer honor with Smith McCrary Roxie 52H, a Smith Made Solid daughter. Gabriela Ramirez, Linn, Texas, took reserve with LMC Sheez Electric 5H/7, a LMC MT

Transformer daughter. Senior champion honors went to Danielle Elliott, Bertram, Texas, with a HR Power House 1 daughter, LKY Lite House. Rafael Carrerra,Jr., Rio Grande City, Texas, took the reserve title with a

Rocking AW, Abegayle Drabek exhibited the 2022 National Champion Purebred Reserve Bull Calf.

Hallie Hackett exhibited the 2022 National Champion Purebred Junior Champion Bull.

Jarrett Pool exhibited the 2022 National Champion Percentage Female.

Jakob Sansom exhibited the 2022 National Reserve Champion Percentage Female.

Smith Genetics and Johnson Cattle Co. exhibited the 2022 National Champion Percentage Bull.


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We Are At Home In The Winner’s Circle 2022 International Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer JLCS Ms Fearless Kat Sired by Smith Have No Fear • Owned by Armentor Cattle and J&L

2022 National Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Smith JCC Unforgettable Choice Sired by Smith No Better Than This • Owned by J&L/Smith Genetics

Let us take you to the winner's circle

Raising Quality Simbrah and Brahman Cattle Halter breaking and Show Cattle Services

Joe and Lanna Hensgens Rayne, Louisiana • 985/992-9119

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National Titles Smith JCC Thrill was named the Grand Champion Percentage Simbrah Bull. He is sired by Smith CRC Lubbock and ranks in the top 10% of the breed for API and TI. We own him with Smith Genetics.

Smith JCC Unforgettable Choice was named the 2022 National Purebred Simbrah Reserve Heifer Calf Champion. She was bred in our joint program with Smith Genetics and is now owned by Smith and J&L Ranch, Joe and Lanna Hensgens, Rayne, Louisiana.

Our program is growing and the quality is evident. Cattle For Sale—Call Us.

J OHNSON C ATTLE C O . Wayne Johnson 830/391-2571 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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LMC MT Transformer daughter, LMC LF Cheerleader. The National Grand and Reserve Grand Simbrah Females came from the junior division with Hallie Hackett winning grand and Gabriella Ramirez taking the reserve title. Bull calf champion honors went to Smith Genetics with Smith Easy Like 21J, a son of Smith No Better Than This. Reserve in the division went to Rocking AW, Abegayle Drabek, La Grange, Texas, with a 3JP Say Hey Kid son named AWR Red Hot Chili 008J. Intermediate Champion bull title went to Alan Gantz, Blossom, Texas, with 3CC CTCF Alpha, a TK/FCC Hard Body son. Reserve went to Bar P Bar Cattle Co., Weimar, Texas, with a Hagan American Chopper son, BPB MD2020 Hallie Hackett won the junior champion bull honor with a Smith Nu Approach son, Smith McCrary Tundra 45H. The 2022 National Grand Champion Bull honor went to Alan Gantz with the intermediate champion, while Smith Genetics took the reserve with their calf champion. Other class winners included: Smith TMP Heartfelt Magic, sired by Smith No Better Than This, exhibited by Jacob Merritt, Henderson, Texas; BLCO Sweetheart, sired by LMC MT Transformer 5E/32, exhibited by Lindy Beth Reavis, McAllen, Texas; LMC Wicked Dream 5J/16, sired by LMC MT Transformer 5E/32, exhibited by Mia Ramirez, Linn, (Continued on page 14)

Establishing a Foundation

Smith Crack A Smile 805H A daughter of Smith Bella Xtra Stretch She will be joining our herd soon. We are building our program with individuals we selected for genetic strength, EPD profiles and show ring appeal for our children. Our son, Jakob, is currently campaigning Smith Crack A Smile, but her next arena will be our pastures.

Visitors and inquiries welcomed.

The Sansom Family Don, Anika, Kayla and Jakob 2103 Tigerpoint, Brenham, Texas 77833 Don: 979/203-6583 • Anika: 325/200-8543


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Texas; BCC Shadow, sired by BCC Red Advantage, exhibited by Rylee Baring, Floresville, Texas; Smith GHG Believe N Me Too, sired by Smith Unsurpassed, exhibited by Gavin Hinckley, Lockhart, Texas; BCC Executive Power, sired by LMC Gold Medal 5Z/75, exhibited by Baring Cattle Co., Elmendorf, Texas; Smith GHG It’s In The Details, sired by Smith No Better Than This, exhibited by Grant Hinckley, Lockhart, Texas. Best Three Head was won by La Muneca Cattle Co., and the Get-of-Sire honor was won by Smith Genetics on progeny of Smith Made Solid.


3JP Who Dat 2018 State Fair Grand Champion • 2019 International Champion in Houston 2019 Roundup Champion Sired by LN LMC 12th Man Y238 and out of H-3 Sweet Thang His calves are now entering the show rings— we would love to tell you about them. SEMEN FOR SALE ON WHO DAT AND LMC TROOPER, A HOC BROKER X PIONEER WOMAN SON! CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

Jarrett Pool, Henderson, Texas showed the grand champion percentage female, BPB Jade, a DMCC/Wood Fully Loaded 39D daughter. Jakob Sansom, Brenham, Texas took reserve grand with a Jass on the Mark daughter, Smith Bella Bella Alma 623J. Smith Genetics and Johnson Cattle Co., Kenedy, Texas, took grand champion honors in the bull show with Smith JCC The Thrill, a Smith CRC Lubbock son.

POOL FARMS Josh, Heather, Jarrett and Jess Pool • Henderson, Texas Josh 903/646-3123 • Heather 903/557-0877 Pool_heather@hotmail.com


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Simbrah By The Numbers For the year 2021 Utilizing the Service of Smith Dirty Mike N Black, a polled Simmental, sired by W/C Executive Order and out of WLE Gracie Babe Y854. Toby Triesch • 1667 Hallmark • Canyon Lake, TX 78133 • 830/554-0388

STRONG FOUNDATIONS 1,417 Head of Simbrahs Were Registered In 2021 129 Simbrah Bulls Were Registered 50 of the 129 Were Transferred To Non-Members Data according to the American Simmental Association

At Diamond RF we have been strategic in our purchases and how we have built our herd. We have sought and retained only strong genetic pieces that offer predictability, performance and power--so our foundation is strong. RFI Miss Crossfit 464B is one of our donors—She is a direct daughter of Smith Evan, now deceased. Evan was one of Smith Bella Bella’s most popular sons and his daughters continue to be very sought after in the breed. 464B’s maternal lineage includes Charismatic, who holds claim to raising the bar on breed EPDs. We invite you consider Diamond RF Farms, when you go to make your next purchases. Thank you to Kannon Hill for purchasing a Smith Believe 668F daughter from us that he now has in his young show string. Richard and Betsy Foster and Richard III P.O. Box 88 • Floresville, Texas 78114 713/412-4487 (Richard III) • Rjfoster.ksu@gmail.com

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Piggytail Gang members (l to r) Codie Hill, Sawyer Mau, Pebbles Whitaker and Paisley Lightfoot.

The Piggytail Gang By Martha Hollida Garrett If you’ve been to a junior Simbrah show, then you’ve seen them. In fact, they have probably walked up to you and tried to sell you a handmade bracelet or two. They are the Piggytail Gang and while they may be young, they are out to make a difference in this world. The Piggytail Gang consists of Sawyer Mau, Pebbles Whitaker, Codie Hill and Paisley Lightfoot, all junior Simbrah exhibitors. The first three are younger children in their families, while Lightfoot is the oldest in her family. Their story started when Sawyer, Pebbles and Codie were part of the novice division at the Texas Simmental/Simbrah Futurity. Tonya PAGE 16

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Hill, mom to Codie, called them the Piggytail Gang and then novice leader, Josh Willey made the name stick. The three girls were always together and always wearing their piggytails at the time. Fast forward a few years and those three were old enough to show and so was Paisley. The gang quickly expanded to four little girls, showing their cattle, spending time together and maybe agitating their siblings and others. They’ve become sisters to each other because of the bond they share and they like ganging up on their siblings at shows. They’re the sweethearts of the barn in many ways and now are ages 11-12. From that beginning, it’s been hard

The Piggytail Gang bracelets. This girls started making these at shows for fun and then it became an avenue for helping others.

to find them apart at most shows, except when their heifer duties take precedence. In 2021, at the Futurity and Simbrah Roundup, the girls started making bracelets out of what could be considered the equivalent of little colored rubber bands. Then that evolved to selling them for $1 each. But here’s where the Piggytail

Gang’s story gets real good. They held a board meeting of sorts and decided they would award a scholarship(s) to a senior SimGenetic girl exhibitor. “We wanted to do something with our money that would help someone,” described Sawyer with Pebbles adding that they thought it would be cool to recognize an older girl that they looked up to in order to help them with college expenses. “We saw it as a way for the one who would get the scholarship to have a little piece of us to take with them to college,” explained Codie. It was game on for the girls and not only did they sell them at the shows, but they each started marketing them in

their hometowns and schools. Paisley also set up at some local shows in her area with a concession stand with all profits going to the scholarship fund. Fall 2021 came and with the help of their moms, the girls (Continued on page 21)

Avery Oliver, Blinn College Animal Science Major with a minor in Agricultural Communications. Piggytail Gang Scholarship Recipient.

Kayla Sansom, Blinn College Agricultural Science Major. Piggytail Gang Scholarship Recipient.


We have added Smith RFI SWFS First Lady to our donor lineup. A powerful NuWave II x Topanga daughter.

Sam Hodges • 903/701-7929 825 Usener Street #725 • Houston, TX 77009 Samhodges90@icloud.com Cattle located in DeKalb and Giddings, Texas

JadaLea Isles, Texas A&M Animal Science Major. Piggytail Gang Scholarship Recipient.


Grinstead Dan & Kris Grinstead Iowa City, Iowa

Smith Bella Kris 08A-A daughter of Smith Matt N Black and Smith Bella Bella.

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


Utilizing the genetics of Smith Bella Bella

Cattle located in Caldwell, Texas 512/659-0218 Consultant: Mark Nelson 979/777-0771

Jeff and Erin Glueck 4079 Cat Spring Road Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979/733-4544


Breeding High Quality Simbrah Cattle jctaylor9619@gmail.com 281/830-2222

Robertson Farms

Ryan Robertson

14846 South Hwy 183 Luling, TX 78648 512-217-6205 • rtfarms@gmail.com

Anthony Lopez Cattle located in Houston area

281/414-6187 Incorporating genetics like this Smith Practical daughter.


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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SWR Black Chief Homozygous black, purebred Simbrah.

Ranch 254-643-6715 Cell 325-647-4030

Keith and Brandi Bell 11350 Simons Rd. Welsh, LA 70591 Brandibell82@gmail.com 337/390-9077 (Keith) • 337/249-3790 (Brandi)

Kaleb Fontenot 470 CR 2212 Cleveland, Texas 77327 Smith Far More - International Reserve Intermediate Champion His service at work in my herd.



Bob and Tammy Maiorano


For information contact our consultant, Tim Smith, 512/587-7896 We have the influence of Priceless in our young program.

678 Moss Rose Lane • Driftwood, Texas 78619 Tim Smith, consultant 512/587-7896 • smithgenetics1@gmail.com

Ronnie Reeves 9660 FM 713 Dale, Texas 78616

512/507-5719 rrtransport@gmail.com

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

Simmental and Simbrah

Smith I’m Priceless 037Ea feature donor in our program

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

Jason & Amanda Mullins EMBRYOS & CATTLE FOR SALE Golden, Texas • 903/850-5547 Ajmullins95@yahoo.com

Fisher Family Cattle 979.255.0332 Simmental • Simbrah • SimAngus Genetics SIMBRAH World • Spring, 2022 PAGE 19


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put the word out that they had a scholarship to award to a graduating senior girl. Their initial goal was one scholarship. They had worked hard all summer and fall and not only could they meet their goal of one scholarship of $250—they had enough to award three in that amount. The first Piggytail Gang scholarships were awarded to Kayla Sansom, Avery Oliver, JadaLea Isles in the amount of $250 each. The girls put together a moving video announcing their winners and posted it to Facebook. In the video they shared reasons why each girl was deserving of the money and why they viewed them as someone the Piggytail Gang looked up to in the barns. The Piggytail Gang members have great respect for each other and they look forward to each show to spend time together. “I am glad I have these girls to spend time with and we have fun at the shows, plus the bracelets are fun to make,” commented Paisley. The other three quickly agreed. In addition to learning about helping others, the girls also gained some business wisdom and learned about competition in the marketplace. Pebbles and Sawyer both sold their bracelets at their school, only to have other girls start making and selling them---often at a lower price and the money was for themselves. Paisley learned about pricing and demand as she put

together menus for her concession stand fundraisers and Codie strengthened her salesmanship skills as she sold bracelets to her friends and family. When asked about what was the best part of being a member of the Piggytail Gang, they all agreed it was hanging with each other at the shows and that they are just glad that they can make a difference in the lives of others. The scholarships were not a one and done project. They have been busy at all the spring majors making and marketing bracelets with plans to award scholarship(s) this fall. They are also adding some other fund raiser activities at the upcoming summer shows. If you’re interested in buying some bracelets or contributing, contact the gang’s management team (their mothers) or look them up at a show.

Samuel M. Hodges Associate

shodges@fordbergner.com www.fordbergner.com

903/701-7929 (cell)

713/260-3926 (office)

“Call or text today to schedule a free consultation with Sam to discuss your LLC and Business Entity Formation and Operation, Estate Planning, or Probate legal needs.”




Purebred Simbrah for Sale at all times Performance Tested Bulls-Black and Red Open and Bred Heifers Selected for Moderate size, Docility, Great Conformation, Excellent calving frequency, and we sell them to be guaranteed breeders. These pairs pictured are second calf heifers that have calved back under 380 days. CONTACT US-WE’D LOVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR SIMBRAH AND WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR YOUR PROGRAM

Jud & Margie Flowers 12111 North Bryan Road • Mission, Texas 78541 • 956/207-2087 • judf@lonestarcitrus.com FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK SIMBRAH World • Spring, 2022 PAGE 21

KENTUCKY DIVISION Quarter Horses, Simmental and Simbrah Cattle

WLC Genuine E2020 - we now have 5 of his daughters working in our program.

Jason Smith, Aimee & Andy Nienaber, Lisa & Nathan Naive, William & Beth Smith For information contact Tim Smith, smithgenetics1@gmail.com • 512/587-7896

CHRIS BAKER A member of Smith Genetics Kentucky Division Chris Baker 1560 Spillman, Morning View, Kentucky 41063 859/630-3052 For more information contact Tim Smith, consultant 512/587-7896

Smith Ciao Bella We have added a daughter of the International Champion, Ciao Bella to our program. She is sired by Smith Practical. We are excited to have the power of the great Bella Bella Cow Family in our herd.

We have purchased embryos from Smith Ciao Bella, the heir apparent to Bella Bella as part of the foundation of our breeding program.

Sire Power

We are using two sons of WHF Devil's Cut, the great threequarter sire. We have Smith Born To Dare (pictured), who is out of the great Oprah. We have recently added Smith Intrigue, who is also sired by Devil’s Cut and is a fourth generation member of the Bella Bella Cow Family.

RODRIGO DA SILVA 8609 Wood Stork Dr. • Austin, TX 78729 • 512/850-9454

Using the service of WLE Genuine E020, a purebred Simmental sired by LLSF Pays To Believe and from the 770P Cow Family.

Phillip Garrelts 11933 Perrin Beitel San Antonio, TX 78217 210/279-1830 PAGE 22

We have a select number of show heifers for sale.

Joe B. Rodriguez 2854 CR 331 Floresville, TX 78114 210/275-0839 www.lamorracattle.com joeb@lamorracattle.com

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BURCH CATTLE 361/563-3124 Address 44408 Moccasin Trail Rd • Meeker OK 74855

Diva Cow Family In our quest to build a strong foundation with proven and powerful genetics, we have turned to the Diva Cow Family. We recently added two female sexed embryos from Smith SWFS Just A Diva x Smith WLTRS Crockett to our program. This mating combines the Bella Bella and Diva cow families in one package! These two cow families have a great history and we think a great future for us.

CODY TRIESCH 219 Peaceful Lane • Blanco, Texas 78606 512/750-2338

• Mar 22-23-Alamo City Online Sale • Mar 24-Austin Livestock Show Junior Simbrah Show, Houston, Texas • April 7-10-2nd Annual Southern Showcase, Abilene, Texas • May 21-22-Smith Genetics Cow Camp, Giddings, Texas • May 21-Back To Grass Sale, Henderson, Texas • June 8-11-Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association Futurity, Bryan, Texas • June 17-19-American Simmental Association’s Style 2022, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • June 24-30-American Junior Simmental Association National Classic, Madison, Wisconsin • June 28-July 1-American Simbrah Roundup, Brenham, Texas • Aug 1-3-Texas A&M Beef Cattle Shortcourse, College Station, Texas • Sept 20-ETSSA/HOTSSA Sale, Henderson, Texas • Sept. 24-25 Synergy XV Sale and Show, Giddings, Texas • Oct. 1-35th Annual Junior Roundup, Linn, Texas

5MM Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 4S Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 7N Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Back to Grass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Baker, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Bell Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 B&M Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Boening Bros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Bovine Elite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Burch Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Buresh Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Da Silva, Rodrigo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Diamond RF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Fisher Family Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Fontenot, Kaleb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Ford-Bergner, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Garrelts, Phillip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 GHG Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Glueck Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . .18 Golden Star Simbrah . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Goodwin, Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Grinstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Hodges Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Hutto, Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 J&L Cattle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 J&L Simbrah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Johnson Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

La Morra Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 La Muneca Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .BC Lopez, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lost Cause Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lucky Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Maiorano SimGenetics . . . . . . . . . . . .19 McCrary Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Melson Simbrah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Monte Christo Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Pine Ridge Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,13 Pool Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Reagan, Terry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Reavis Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Reeves, Ronnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 RGV Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Robertson Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Sandifer, Brian & Britni . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Shallow Water Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Smith Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2 Smith Genetics Kentucky . . . . . . . . . .22 Strack Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Taylor Simbrah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Texas Simmental/Simbrah . . . . . . . . .11 Thorp Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Tindle Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 TMP Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Triesch, Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Triesch, Toby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Yardie SimGenetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 SIMBRAH World • Spring, 2022 PAGE 23

Oprah, Diva and Bella Bella have all written their own chapter of greatness in the Simbrah breed and each played a major role in establishing the quality that is now in our breed. We value the greatness of these cows and that’s why we have chosen select daughters of each for our donor program. The genetic power these three matriarchs have left (as all are now deceased) is second to none and it is our goal to capitalize on that as we produce SimGenetic cattle from this base. Keep your eye on our program—we’re moving forward with the influence of Oprah, Diva and Bella Bella.

Thank you to the Mixon Family for purchasing this fancy Simmental, sired by CMFM Caught Lookin D929 in Synergy from 7N and Smith Genetics. We appreciate your support. Also thank you to Bell Farms, Ellsworth Cattle, Stork Family and Kaitlyn Floyd for their selection of 7N genetics from Synergy.

Pete Nieschwietz P.O. Box 303 • Falls City, Texas78113 956/460-6002 www.7Nranch.net pjnieschwietz@sbcglobal.net Ranches located in Donna and Falls City PAGE 24 Spring, 2021 • SIMBRAH World

Smith Bella Bella-We have daughters in our donor program.

LMC Oprah 5P/50-We have daughters in our donor program.

LMC Diva-We have daughters in our donor program.