patrob wrote: Sim x brangus cows are large- 1000 -1200 lb when mature and in good condition.
A good many years ago I started with percentage Sim cows purchased at herd dispersal sales, and got into AI. Came to the realization that registry cattle were not more profitable in my situation, and gave up the AI. We keep purebred Sim bulls purchased from breeders who keep birth weight records to avoid calving problems- seems that bulls which weigh in the 80 pound range at birth do not cause problems in calving mature cows.
We run the bulls with the cows year-round, but the two calving seasons naturally separate into Feb-Mar and Oct-Nov.
We do like to have a small percentage of Brahman blood because they tolerate the heat .
I do not worry about color of cattle because we sell pounds not colors!
Will get pictures of bulls and post them, but not today in this winter storm. Temp now is 26 degrees and light freezing rain.
I put out extra hay yesterday so do not have to feed today. Cattle should be in the trees and below the hills out of the wind this morning. Picture is of young 1/2 Sim with 3/4 sim calf.