Black Simmentals provide feed efficiency and carcass quality
Black Simmental and Sim Angus are the ideal choice for feedlots and grass finishing systems, providing weight gain and carcass yield.
Crossbreeding with Black Simmental results in feedlot feed efficiency and carcass quality.
This has been supported by a dominance of major carcass competitions nationwide in recent years.
Since the Cooke family, Moura, Queensland, won the grand champion pen with their Simbrah steers at the Beef 2009 Commercial Cattle Championship, Simmentals have featured in winning the prestigious Borthwick Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Show in 2011.
They have achieved key results at the Sydney Royal Show and won champion steer at the South Australian Junior Heifer Show.
Members and commercial breeders of Simmental and Simmental infused cattle are demonstrating to the industry that the breed has what it takes to meet the specifications for eating quality and producer returns.
Not only do Simmental cattle fit into the specs for carcass competitions, but they have proven their worth in commercial herds and feedlots.
A consignment of Webb Black Simmental weaner steers and heifers to the Charlton feedlot in 2013 resulted in an average daily gain of 2.22kg.
The 112 weaners averaged 312kg and were fed for 80 days for an average total weight gain of 178kg.
They were sold at Pakenham in April-May 2013, weighing about 490kg and sold for an average of $897.
Simmental Honour Roll
- Champion carcass – Woolworths Value Based Marketing Carcass Competition – EKKA 2011 from 147 head
- Champion steer – South Australian Junior Heifer Expo
- Silver medalist Middleweight Carcass, Sydney Royal 2011
- 5th Stan Hill Trophy Hoof and Hook Competition (three purebred steers) – Melbourne Royal 2010
- Champion Pen of Steers – Beef 2009