Mappin Simmentals is a 4th generation family farm, located by Byemoor, AB, Canada.
We have been using Simmental bulls since the 1970’s, and we purchased our first fullblood cows in 1993, and since then have been breeding traditional and Red & Black Simmentals. In 1996, we purchased a select group of Black Angus cows, which is the base for our black herd. We produce our own feed, and also grow cash crops.
The cows have developed through the years into moderate framed, easy fleshing cows, averaging 1400 lbs. We keep all
of our own replacements, adding a few select females from other progressive breeders. Our cowherd is our pride - we have worked diligently to get hard-working functional mother cows walking our pastures, and producing herd bulls for
ourselves and for our bull customers. We AI a select group of females each year, as we are always striving to produce outcross genetics, however our herd sires are truly the backbone of our progressive herd.
We measure performance differently, as we use extended grazing and other grazing alternatives to keep our cows on the range for longer. We understand our commercial bull buyers need cattle which can survive in hard grass country and our cowherd is living proof that Simmental can thrive in the harsh East-Central Alberta climate on a high roughage based diet.
We started our annual bull sale in Veteran, at Dryland Cattle Trading Corp. in 2005. At this annual sale we sell all of our yearling bulls, and a feature group of yearling heifers. The sale is held the 1st Saturday in March, so mark your calendars for March 7, 2015 for our 10th annual sale.
Please feel free to drop us a note or give us a call at 403-579-2175 for more information or to be added to our sale
catalogue mailing list. We welcome all inquiries and visitors.