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Georgia Simmental & Simbrah Association was formed in 1970 to promote Simmental and Simmental -crossed cattle. Membership services also include discounts on advertising campaigns, updates on bull tests, marketing thru booths and other programs.

GSSA is an affiliate of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association as well as the American Simmental Association. Georgia Junior Simmental Association serves youth cattlemen, ages 8-21. Contact us for more information about how your youth can get involved in the program that offers public speaking and leadership skills, education about cattle, scholarships and field days.


Claire Woodard , GJSA President  receiving a GCA Foundation Scholarship from Dr Frank Thomas. John Howard and Pigeon Mountain Simmental receiving GCA Cattleman of the Year Award from David Gazda , GCA President .

Macy Seagraves , GJSA member, receiving award for Georgia Junior Cattleman of the Year , from Bailey Toates , GCA Director of Communication .



GSSA Spring Newsletter
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Congratulations to GSSA members Alex Tolbert and Cole Elrod who had both the High Indexing Simmental and SimAngus bulls at the recent Calhoun Bull Test Sale. They also had the high selling bull. Presenting the plaques is Dr Gary Hill, Chairman of the UGA Bull Test Committee.


Tifton Bull Test Evaluation Sale, Overall High Indexing Bull and High Indexing SimAngus Bull, James W Fordham with his granddaughter, and Gary Hill, Chairman of UGA Bull Test Committee.


Tifton Bull Test Evaluation Sale, High Indexing Simmental Bull. Gary Hill presents plaque to Danny Foshee representing  Danfowin Farm. Absent from picture is Edwin Foshee.

   
Georgia Simmental Breeder's Directory, 2013-2014




Limit Creep Feeding

1 -- Milk production in lactating cows begins to decline when calves reach 3 - 4 months of age . Calves then depend on forage or feed to meet their nutritional needs .

 2-- Limit creep-feeding is a way to get extra protein and energy in calves when they are 3 - 4 months old . Limit feeding them keeps feed-costs under control .

3. If you are a seedstock producer weight per day of age is an important factor in marketing yearling bulls so a little extra feed can push calves along .

4. A creep gate can be built from materials on the farm . Usually 2 inch galvanized pipe is used . Vertical bars need to be 22 inches apart . An adjustable , vertical bar is also handy as it can be adjusted to keep yearling heifers or older cattle  out of the creep area . Old farm gates or panels can be used to make the feeding area .

5. Rations for calves can vary but Bull Test feeds are good and some use soyhull/corn glutten pellets . Feed about 1% of the calves body weight and adjust as the calves get older and/or the desired condition and gains desired . If you full-feed you are defeating the purpose of having a Limited Creep Feeding system .


Mr Commercial Cattleman,
want to produce Commercial females like this ?

If so use Simmental and SimAngus Bulls!
 "Crossbred cows producing Composite sired calves provide a 23.3 % improvement in pounds of weaned calf per cow exposed over straight bred cows and calves."
    ---- USDA Meat Animal Research Center


Simmental Bulls Work On Several Breeds;
Red Angus Females X Red Simmental Bulls, Commercial Cows,
photo courtesy of Gill-Starr Farms, Iva, SC

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 12 - Cattleman's Choice Simmental/SimAngus Female Sale, Britt Farms , Hartwell, GA

April 13 - Partisover Ranch Southern Style, Partisover Ranch, Colbert , Ga

April 22 - Georgia Heifer Evaluation & Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale , Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Irwinville, GA. Registered Simmental Heifers Sell.

May 3 - Monroe County Bred Commercial Heifer Sale , Sleepy Creek Farm , Forsyth , Ga. Information contact Russ Elliott , 478-808-7787 .

May 24 - Georgia Simmental Association Field Day, Elrod Farms, Talmo, GA. Contact Cole Elrod, 678-410-1312 or Billy Moss,
706-654-6071 for information.

May 28 -- Georgia Heifer Evaluation & Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale, Calhoun, GA. Contact 706-624-1398
Registered Simmental Heifers Sell.

August 22 -GSSA Annual Meeting & Benefit Auction, Ila Restaurant , Ila, GA

August 23 - GSSA Generations of Value Sale, Partisover Ranch, Colbert, GA


2014 State Heifer Show Results
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2014 State Show Champions

Dylan Chastain
Reserve Champion Purebred Simmental Heifer

Case Wilson
Reserve Champion Low % Simmental Heifer
Drew Brookshire
Grand Champion High % Simmental Heifer
Chris Hart
Grand Champion Purebred Heifer

LeAnne Chafin
Grand Champion Low % Heifer


GSSA Supports Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge
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Georgia Simmental Field Day
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Spring Forage and Wildlife Newsletter
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Tips For A Successful AI Experience, Dr. Les Sales, Wilkes County Veterinary Clinic, Washington, GA
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Georgia Simmental Association's booth at the recent Georgia Beef Expo and Cattlemans Convention.


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GSSA | Phone: 706.654.6071
Billy Moss | Secretary Treasurer | mosscattle@wildblue.net
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