Xmas hours: The office will be open during the break unless it’s a public holiday as I’ll take leave a bit later. Our Registrar will be on leave from 4th – 8th January. Thank you to the membership for your support this year with so many changes. Here’s to a better 2021 for all. “May […]
By Hannah Powe NEW South Wales Simmental breeders have come away with top honours in a world-class online cattle competition. Stuart and Samantha Moeck of Valley Creek Simmental stud at Bowral were the exhibitors of Valley Creek Jewel who was named the Simmental Miss World winner last Friday. “Sam nominated her the competition and grabbed […]
A fantastic overview by Claus Peter Massman coming to us by Simmentaler SA. An excerpt: Australia and New Zealand (1972) Both countries had a difficult start because import regulations prohibited the direct import of animals from Europe, but NZ could import Simmental born in the UK, and Australia those born in NZ. Semen imports were […]
By Simmental UK In another sizeable pedigree Simmental export, 32 embryos from the noted Kilbride Farm herd of WH Robson & Sons, Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, have been exported to Australia and the Knox Farms Simmental Fleckvieh herd of Jeff & Robbie Knox, ‘Kokomo’, near Goulbourn, New South Wales. With an interest in both horned and […]
The Genetic Hub business is a new collaborative business model developed by the Shorthorn Beef, Simmental Australia and Australian Limousin Breeders Group boards and is designed to provide registration, database management, accounting, communication and corporate governance requirements for breed societies. The model allows for dedicated staff to be assigned to dedicated roles and also for […]
ASBA has been notified of the passing of two young members of the Simmental family in a tragic car accident over the weekend. Our sincerest condolences go to the Martin and Wadley families of NSW and QLD. There is a gofundme page to help ease the pressure set up by the family. Click here for […]
STgenetics Australia is currently interested in purchasing bulls aged 9 to 18 months to meet export semen demand. Black Simangus Black Simmental Red & White Simmental Please submit your interest, including Animal Identification number, EBV’s and a photo to email@example.com. High health traits desirable. For further details, please contact: STgenetics Australia PO Box 3116 Albury […]
Specifications • Breed: SIMMENTAL HEIFERS • Type: Traditional markings and colours only • Age: 9 – 16 months of age at delivery • Weight: Strictly individual minimum of 220kg + at quarantine delivery • Price: $1600 + GST COMMERCIAL / CATEGORY 2 Heifers – delivered quarantine • Price: $1800 + GST STUD REGISTERED CATEGORY 1 […]
Simmental Australia has been informed of the passing of former Goldpark and Platinumpark Simmentals co-principal, Doreen Nauschutz on 26th October, aged 81. Doreen is survived by her husband Keith, children, grand children and great grand children. In honour of their contribution to the Simmental breed, we reprint this tribute to them both: Queensland pioneers look […]
By Sally Cripps, QCL Clermont’s Finger family, based at Hillview, has claimed a quadrella of wins in the last five years of exhibiting at the highly regarded Clermont Beef Expo. Of the 1200-head yarding last Friday, their pen of Simmental-cross 704kg grain-fed bullocks yielded the grand champion exhibit, the 100-day Jap bullock class, champion pen […]
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Mount Gambier, SA 5290 Australia
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Cross with a Simmental to gain the advantages of hybrid vigour to boost your performance and profitability. Add Growth, Carcass and Fertility to your herd with Australian Simmentals.
The advantages of hybrid vigour include:
To get the advantages of hybrid vigour from “SIMMENTAL” you can use our Traditional, Red, Black, or SimAngus. In the North use the Simbrah for better performance in the tropics.
Simmentals originated from Switzerland. The Simmental breed grew to become Europe’s dominant dual purpose beef/milk breed. Over the past 30 years, the Simmental breed spread to other continents, including North and South America, Africa and Australasia, where Simmentals are predominantly used for beef production.
Today there are over 50 million Simmentals worldwide, making the breed the second most numerous world breed following Bos Indicus breeds
Mature Weight: Bulls: (1,000 to 1,200 kg) Cows: (550 to 800 kg) Colour: From blonde to chestnut to cherry red, with white markings on the head, underside of brisket and belly. The legs and tail switch are generally white and there may be white patches on the body. Often dark pigmentation around the eyes and large eye patches. Horns: Simmentals are naturally horned, but Simmental regulations require dehorning for registration. Polled strains of Simmental also exist.
In the early 1990’s Simmental breeders in the US sought to change their breed so that it better captured the market essentials important to the cattle industry and the consumer. Simmentals already possessed excellent maternal traits, growth and yield. They added to this the eating quality of Angus, polledness, earlier maturity, no eye cancers and calving ease to create the Black Simmental.
One of the Simmental breed’s biggest advantages is its adaptability. Breeders around the world have created animals that uniquely suit their environment or purpose.
The origins of Black Simmental were the result of mating Simmental to Angus. Over time a small number of breeders continued to utilise a grading up program from animals possessing the dominant black gene to reach a “pure” Simmental status. Purebred Black Simmentals are black in coat colour, contain at least 15/16 Simmental content and are registered in the society’s Black Simmental register.
The Red Simmental evolved from strains of Simmental and Black Simmental displaying more red colouring on the head, body and legs. Importantly they possess red eye pigmentation.
Purebred Red Simmental cattle must have at least 15/16 Simmental content and are registered in the society’s Red Simmental register.
Today, Red Simmental are predominantly solid red coated and polled. The Red Simmental brings an exceptional boost in weight gain and carcase yield along with the bonus maternal characteristics of extra milking ability and fertility.
Red Simmental are particularly useful in crossbreeding systems with other red coated breeds and composites to maintain the red coat colour while utilising the many production advantages of Simmental.
Red Simmentals possess all the valuable traits of the Simmental breed, differing only in coat colour, which is predominantly red and with less white markings than the Simmental.
The Simmental is genetically engineered toward efficient, economical production of tender, lean, palatable beef — the product in demand by consumers today.
The SimAngus Breed was created in the late 20th century in response for a demand for a crossbred animal combining the superior qualities of the Simmental with Angus or Red Angus. This cross has proven a very popular as a means of producing cattle with high performance and high market acceptance levels.
The SimAngus breed combines the best traits of both parent breeds. Superior weight gain, muscling, meat yield and maternal traits of the Simmental with the meat quality, polled and solid coat colour attributes of the Angus and Red Angus. Popularity of these breed mixes has created a strong demand for both bulls and females with varying combinations of Simmental and Angus/Red Angus.
The Simbrah breed has been developed to boost performance of northern Australian beef herds.
Developed through structured crossbreeding of Simmental and Brahman, the Simbrah combines the best of both parent breeds:
Sim – The Simmental is renowned for its superior weight gain, fertility, carcase yield and temperament qualities.
Brah – The Brahman has proven popular in northern environments for its heat, tick and disease resistance.