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Brooks Simmentals

My family homesteaded in this area in 1854 (The Kansas Flint Hills) and each generation has continued to live in the area. Brooks Simmental was started in 1986 with 2 black Simmental cows. I enjoy a small amount of showing and helping my granddaughter (Cassidy) show in 4-H, KJSA and the St Fair. I produce sound functional cattle with a good disposition.  I work by myself along with help from my granddaughter Cassidy and we can't have cattle with bad attitudes. I strive for moderate framed and easy calving cattle but not giving up growth. Carcass quality is important as producing commercial bulls is my primary goal. All of this is produced thru AI and an extensive ET program. You will see the cow, Miss Kansas K 11G throughout my pedigrees. She is the #2 cow in the Simmental breed for the number of calves produced, currently approaching 250.

Diamond D Simmentals

Diamond D Simmentals was established in the Flint Hills near Manhattan, Kansas in 1968 by Calvin and Mary Louise Drake. Semen, imported from Canada, was used on Angus and Polled Hereford cows to enhance the polled gene. Artificial Insemination has been used for 33 years. Easy-fleshing, polled, rapid-growing females that calve easily are selected as replacement Heifers. EPD's are used in selection and carcass quality is stressed. Only AI Sires having sound EPD's and correct structure are selected. Both red and black cows comprise the herd of about 40 head. This is one of the earliest Simmental herds established in America still in continuous operation. Calvin is a retired professor of Animal Science at Kansas State University and spent several years in the cattle feeding industry.

Schaake Farms

The Schaake's have been breeding Simmental cattle since 1974, after an introduction to the breed when Scott showed the Grand Champion Steer (Simmental x Hereford) at the county fair.

 

Artificially Breeding our black cows to Simmental bulls gave us our start in black-factored Simmental genetics in 1975. In fact, many of our leading cow families trace back to "Chipper N726", who defined the word "longevity". She remained a productive donor cow to the age of 20 years.

 

Currently our program utilizes artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Selection pressure for calving ease, maternal influence, moderate growth, disposition and a manageable mature size has been stressed for several generations. Attention to structural correctness, fleshing ability and marketing appeal has been a priority since day one.

Marple Farms

The Marple’s have been involved with Simmental cattle for the better part of 40 years. Troy grew up in a Simmental family which is still operating in S.E. Kansas today. Nicole has been the secretary for K.S.A. for several years. Logan & Laney are actively involved in K.J.S.A. Marple Farms was established in 2006 and has grown steadily ever since. We utilize a program that consist of 100% A.I. & embryo transfer. Our breeding program is based on some basic fundamentals. We always select for Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass traits. We won’t sacrifice one for another and we refuse to chase the extremes. We are always going to place selection pressure on Disposition, Structural integrity and Phenotype. Our product is always fully guaranteed.

Mid-Am Genetics

Mid-Am Genetics was started in 2008 with the purchase of 2 Simmental and 2 Angus heifers. Founded by Ryan and Kayla Bodenhausen (daughter Brinley) near Muscotah, KS, our herd now consists of around 60 Registered and Commercial Simmental and SimAngus cows. Ryan and Kayla both grew up raising and showing livestock and remain actively involve in the livestock industry on a daily basis as Ryan is employed by Southeast Select Sires and Kayla is an Ag Instructor at USD 377. Our breeding philosophy revolves around 3 major principles, Production, Performance, and Phenotype. We strive to raise cattle that are versatile and can thrive in all operations with those three principles in mind. We are a self-sufficient operation, so cattle are culled/selected for disposition and longevity as well.

Parsons Livestock

Parsons Livestock started building a Simmental program in 2004 when Garrett purchased his first

purebred cow while in graduate school. Garrett, Marka, and Pate have utilized an extensive embryo transfer and artificial insemination protocol designed around a few extraordinary females to grow the cow herd. Our focus has been on producing phenotypically and genetically superior cattle that display

structural excellence, functionality, while optimizing the important production traits of calving ease, growth, carcass merit, and fleshing ability. A strong emphasis is always placed on disposition; only easy to handle cattle will be retained and marketed.

Brooks Simmentals

Ralph Brooks

7440 Lake Elbo Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

785-556-0385

ralphbrooks13@gmail.com

www.brookssimmental.com

Diamond D Simmentals

Calvin & Mary Louise Drake

540 Deep Creek Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

785-539-4933

cdrake@interkan.net

Marple Farms

Troy, Nicole, Logan & Laney Marple

9450 Michaels Rd

Westmoreland, KS 66549

785-457-3927 Cell 785-250-0522 t.marple@crosscountrygenetics.com

Schaake Farms

Scott & Kandi Schaake

10705 Mud Creek Road

Westmoreland, KS 66549

785-494-8566

simmi@ksu.edu

Mid Am Genetics

Ryan & Kayla Bodenhausen

2283 294th Rd

Muscotah, Ks. 66508

785-221-3284 Ryan cell

913-426-7855 Kayla cell

785-872-0025 home

midamgenetics@yahoo.com

Parsons Livestock

Garrett Parsons

23311 175th St

Leavenworth, KS 66048

832-651-3634

glparsons9@hotmail.com

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