Welcome to Sys Simmentals!Welcome All to our 13th Annual Sale held here at the farm. I pray you are doing well as we come into the new year. 2020 was another memorable one for sure. I think I’ll just stick to the weather and recap a little of what we had here. It seemed like we got more snow in April and May than we had in January through March and then the water pretty much shut off except a few inches in early summer. Boy do the calves grow when the grass gets dry though. These boys took off and didn’t slow down.
We continue to use AI and embryo transplant heavily in our breeding program. All the
females get a chance. We use our own cows off the bottom of the herd for receipt cows, which
seems to have a few advantages besides having the ET calves raised the same as all the
others. We cull out all the lower end cows every year and have those cows raise our top
genetics to put back into the top of the herd, building our genetics faster.
We have 51 bulls on offering for your selection. Pre calving the cows received scour
guard and 7 way. At birth the calves were vaccinated with Enforce Three, Then at about 3
weeks we gave them a booster of 7 way and a Bovishield Gold 5, and a One Shot Ultra at turn
out. At weaning they received a booster of One Shot Ultra 7, and a Resvac 4/ Somubac, then
poured in December with cleanup.
Pre weaning we introduced creep feeders with 1/2 oats and 1/2 creep pellets. We feel
this is a safe and effective way to lower stress at weaning and get calves started on fee. Post
weaning the bulls were fed a high roughage 47 mcal TMR consisting of chopped hay, corn
silage, dry distillers, and ground corn. Along with a 12/12 dry mineral, free choice of salt and
Bulls penned for viewing at 10:00
Lunch served at 11:00
Sale starts at 1:00
We’ll see you on sale day!
Visitors welcomed anytime!
Feel free to contact us with any questions.