Another year nearly gone – quite a memorable one in so many ways! It has been a year that has made many people pause to think about what is really important in life. My hope is that this Christmas, you will find the peace and joy of the first Christmas at Bethlehem, along with some good food and R&R with loved ones. I wish you good health and all the best for 2021 in general and, in particular, in all things Simmental.
Take a read of our May 2020 newsletter.
With mating season upon us, it’s a good time to revisit the topic of crossbreeding – and how this breeding method benefits commercial beef breeding cow herds. Crossbreeding to achieve breed complementarity and hybrid vigour, or ‘heterosis’ if we are using the technical term, has been a feature of cattle breeding since as early as … Read more
Once upon a time Simmental cattle were brandished with a reputation that saw them commonly rated as having less than desirable temperament. However, fast-forward to more recent times and the narrative is certainly very different according to Simmental New Zealand President, Colleen Knauf. “The Simmental of today’s world is increasingly recognised for having a positive … Read more
In the midst of a global pandemic, an associated economic downturn and a widespread drought close to breaking historic records, the agricultural landscape is facing much uncertainty right now. Farmers are having to change tact and make new decisions about their operations on a daily basis. Whilst there is a lot of change afoot, one … Read more