By Kent Ward, QCL Simmentals breed records were again smashed at last Friday’s annual Karragarra Simmental sale, Emerald. Vendors Wayne and Ingrid York, Karragarra stud, Emerald, witnessed another complete clearance for their 49 bulls that topped at $28,000. Read more at QCL
By Farm Weekly At the completion of judging, the four coveted interbreed awards were won by four different breeders and three breeds with the Simmental breed claiming bragging rights winning the two female awards. However, third place couldn’t be split with a tie between entries from the Thompson family’s Venturon Charolais stud, Boyup Brook and […]
By Hayley Warden, The Land There has never been a bigger incentive for Australian producers to show commercial Simmental cattle than what is on offer at next year’s Sydney Royal Show. A total prize pool of $100,000 will be on offer across various open, school and trade steer sections at the 2021 event, where Simmentals […]
Dear Members We will be slowly transitioning the accounting side from the ILR2 herdbook progam into Xero. This month you will receive two copies of any invoices raised in September. You will have already received the invoice from within ILR2 as each workorder is closed and you will receive a copy from Xero on 1/10. […]
By Sally Gall, QCL Knowing exactly what type of bull they wanted, plus the determination to buy it, secured Iwona Partnership, based at Mitchell and Hannaford, the top priced bull at the seventh annual Meldon Park Simmental bull sale, held at its new Rolleston venue on Tuesday. First-time buyers Rowly and Jenny Walker, along with […]
By Sally Gall, QCL The expansion of the Bonnydale black Simmental stud into Queensland is proving to be a fruitful one for Western Australia’s Introvigne Grazing Co, with a top price more than double last year’s inaugural showing, at Friday’s sale at Roma. Local cattleman Casey Wraight, Westmore, paid the top price of $26,000 for […]
By Brett Tindal, The Land The sale topped at $20,000 for a traditional Simmental bull from the Wormbete stud, while the Valley Creek team topped the females with a stylish black heifer at $19,000, with 38 of 40 bulls averaging $10,026 and 23 of 25 heifers averaging $8543. The $19,000 heifer, broke the record for […]
By Sally Gall, QCL A $13,208 average underlined the healthy result for Scott and Claire York and their Casa Toro Simmental stud at Friday’s sale at the Roma selling complex. As well as a $3000 increase in the average price paid on last year’s inaugural sale, the Jackson seedstock breeders saw their top price lift […]
By Helen Walker, QCL A total of 25 bulls representing the black and red Simmentals and Sim-Angus, Angus, and Charolais bulls sold for a top price of $22,000 to average $13,160 at the Elite Cattle Company on-property bull sale, held at Meandarra on Thursday. Vendors Glen Waldron and Kim Groner were over the moon with […]
By Billy Jupp, The Land More than 30 registered bidders gathered at the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange to get their hands on the 42 Simmental and SimAngus bulls being offered by the Baker family, Millicent, South Australia, while many more followed the sale online via AuctionsPlus and Elite Livestock Auctions. In total, 40 of the […]
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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.