Synergy XIV sees new buyers, repeat buyers and junior show families capitalize on breed leading genetics

The market was hot for SimGenetics at the Synergy Showcase XIV, Sept. 25th  The event featured genetics from 11 progressive breeders and was hosted by Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas. Overall 110lots grossed $929,300 to average $8,4418.18. The large crowd included a number of new breeders, as well as repeat customers and junior show families all wanting to add quality genetics to their herds.

Topping the sale was lot 4 from Smith Genetics, Smith Bella Amelia Ann 188H. She was purchased by repeat buyers, Scott and Janessa King, 3JK Ranch, Zephyr, Texas for $60,000. The sale topper, combined the genetics of two of the Simbrah breed’s most elite cow families-Smith Bella Bella and LMC Miss Diva, as she was sired by Smith Have No Fear, a Diva son and out of an own daughter of the great Bella Bella. The Kings also purchased half interest and half possession in a daughter of Smith Nu Approach and the Smith Genetics/Reavis Farms donor, LMC Topanga for $20,000. The female sold bred to Smith Practical.

New breeder, Yardie SimGenetics, Austin, Texas selected several Smith Genetics lots for the program’s foundation. Yardie invested $40,000 in a polled percentage Simbrah female, carrying the genetics of Smith Dream Carson and Smith Juliet Ashley, a member of the Juliet Cow Family. The female sold safe in calf to Smith Satisfies. Yardie also purchased a January daughter of Smith Just Because and the Smith 7N Sheza Barbie, donor female, who is part of the She Moves/Barbie Cow Family, for $30,000. The lot carries high ranking indexes for the breed. In addition, the program purchased a 25% breeding interest in Smith Easy Like 21U, a herd sire prospect sired by Smith No Better Than This and from the Eleanor Cow Family for $13,000. Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas also purchased a 25% interest in this young sire.

The Sandifer Family, Hempstead, Texas added a daughter of Smith 7N Savage from Smith Genetics  to their program for $31,000. The elite donor prospect sold safe in calf to the up and coming and very popular, Smith Steppin’ Up Your Game.

Cody Triesch, Blanco, Texas selected a member of the Golden Glory Cow Family for his growing program. His final bid of $25,000 purchased the Smith Satisfies daughter, who was out of a Golden Glory granddaughter. She sold with a heifer calf at side sired by Smith Intrigue and was bred back to Smith Practical. The lot was from the Smith Genetics program.

Another Bella Bella granddaughter from Smith Genetics also drew active bidding and half interest and half possession sold to Chris Baker, Morning View, Kentucky for  $20,000. The April 2021 show prospect is a daughter of Smith Practical, who had several top selling daughters in the sale, and her dam, Smith Ciao Bella, is the heir apparent to the Bella Cow.  The lots was from the Smith Genetics program.

Callie Heaton,  Washington, Texas selected the top selling Simmental as her show heifer for the coming year from the offering for $15,000. The female, sired by CMFM Caught Lookin went on to be named the reserve grand Simmental in the Synergy Showcase held the day after the sale. The lots was offered by 7N Ranch and Smith Genetics.

Participants in the sale included Reavis Farms, Strack Farms, McCrary Farms, Hensgens Bros, Fralise Farm and Ranch/Triple J Ranch, Temperance Livestock, Monte Christo Cattle Co., 7N Ranch and Burch Cattle.

The event also included a $15,000 payout in prizes and monies for juniors. A show for Simmental, Simbrah and percentage Simbrah heifers and showmanship for five divisions of exhibitors, plus two educational contests were held throughout the weekend.

Auctioneer for the sale was Terry Reagan.

3JK-Scott and Janessa King

Yuri Lawrence, Yardie SimGenetics and Tim Smith

Sandifer Family

Cody Triesch and Family

Bobby Bryan

Honors awarded at Synergy Showcase XIV

Junior exhibitors put a very high quality set of heifers before judge, Ryan Smejkal at the Synergy Showcase XIV. The event, held Sept. 26th at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas saw exhibitors compete in Simmental, Percentage Simbrah and Purebred Simbrah competitions and in showmanship the day before. The show featured $15,000 in prizes and monies for the exhibitors. Several heifers were purchased in the Synergy Sale the night before the show and competed in the contest.

Dusty Schatte served as the showmanship judge for the five divisions, which featured payout up to 10 places. First place received $300 and buckles were awarded to the  top two in each division.

Braden Roehling won the top honors in the Simmental show with his W/C Executive Order daughter, sponsored by Smith Genetics. Callie Heaton took the reserve championship with a CMFM Caught Lookin D929 daughter, sponsored by Smith Genetics/7N Ranch. They won $300 and $150 respectively, along with a buckle for class, overall win and a banner.

Julia Friedrich was selected as the winner of the percentage Simbrah show, with her heifers, sired by Smith Prince Charming, while Jakob Sansom saw his Jass On The Mark 69D sired female take the reserve honor. They won $300 and $150 respectively, along with a buckle for class, overall win and a banner.

In the purebred Simbrah show, the grand champion title went to Louisiana exhibitor, Kathryn Armentor with her heifer sponsored by J&L Cattle Services/Hensgens Bros. Reserve grand honors went to Kaleb Morgan with a Smith Genetics sponsored heifer. Both heifers were sired by Smith Have No Fear and came out of the junior division. Armentor received $3,000, a buckle for class win and overall win, plus a banner. Morgan received $1,500, along with a buckle for class win, buckle for overall honor and a banner.

Madison Morgan won the purebred Simbrah calf division with her Smith CRC Lubbock daughter, while Aiden Glueck took the reserve division title with a female sired by Smith Adventurer 814F. Both heifers were sponsored by Smith Genetics/Temperance Livestock.

In the senior purebred Simbrah division, Jakob Sansom took home the title, with his Smith Bella Xtra Stretch daughter, sponsored by Smith Genetics, while Hallie Hackett won the reserve senior honor with her Smith Just Because daughter, sponsored by McCrary Farms and Smith Genetics.

Braden Roehling exhibited the Synergy Showcase Grand Champion Simmental Heifer.

Callie Heaton exhibited the Synergy Showcase Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Heifer.

Julia Friedrich exhibited the Synergy Showcase Grand Champion Percentage Simbrah Heifer.

Jakob Sansom exhibited the Synergy Showcase Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Simbrah Heifer.

Kathryn Armentor exhibited the Synergy Showcase Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah  Heifer.

Kaleb Morgan exhibited the Synergy Showcase Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah Heifer.

Showmanship-9 and Younger Division, (l to r) Rylan Bell in first, followed by Bryleigh Sandifer, Colson Glueck, Ben Burch and Jacob Merritt.

Showmanship-10-11 Division, (l to r) Bailee Wilson in first, followed by Aiden Glueck, Codi Hill and Emily Burch.

Showmanship 12-13 Division, (l to r) Kathryn Armentor in first, followed by Callie Heaton, Julia Freidrich, Kynlee Grabs, Mallory Demmer, Gavin Hinckley and Rory Die.

Showmanship 14-15 Division, (l to r) Avery Glueck in first, followed by Charlee Bell, Madison Morgan, Lane Guilbeaux, Luke Bauer, Kaleb Morgan, Leah Thorp, Braden Roehling, Madison Funderbunk, Madison Sanders.

Showmanship 16 and Older Division, (l to r) Hallie Hackett in first, followed by Chase Glueck, Kaelyn Floyd, Grant Hinckley, Jakob Sansom, David Williams, Justin Majewski, Hunter Demmer, Kaitlyn Bell, Natalie Ellis