Six Mile Ranch :: Registered Simmental Cattle
In early 2006, we sent a survey to our customers from the past 3 years. In the survey (among other things), we inquired about what breed of cattle most of them are using as a cross (or thinking of using) on their Red Angus cows. The majority of them responded that they are happy with their straight Red Angus herds. However, there was also a group of breeders who were crossbreeding their Red Angus with straight Simmental or Red Angus/Simmental.
Good cattle are good cattle regardless of the breed and as fate would have it... we were wandering through the barns on one of the last days of the 2006 Farmfair International show in Edmonton, Alberta when we were blown away by a straight red Simmental female.
Her name is Cenn Miss Red Rush 439R and after some tough negotiations with Gardner Livestock and Lundago Livestock, we became half owners of our first Simmental female! It only got better from there on, with her being named the Grand Champion Simmental Female at the 2006 Canadian Western Agribition. Following that a future flush sold on her for $11,000 at the Red And Black Sale in Red Deer, Alberta.
Red Rush was crowned Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female at the Farmfair 2007 National Show. Our thanks goes to Remington Cattle Company for purchasing her phenomenal heifer calf, Red Ruby. Thank you to Gardner Livestock and Lundago Livestock for their outstanding management of Red Rush
News Flash - Red Rush just flushed to Fully Loaded - Embryos will be implanted in Spring 2008.
We do plan on expanding our Simmental herd in the future but will be very, very selective as we strive to produce cattle that will fit into our environment and breeding standards. Again, as with our Black Angus herd, this Simmental herd is being developed to expand our markets and compliment our Red Angus herd. Red Angus will always be our number one priority and focus.