Welcome to the
Texas Simmental & Simbrah Association
Founded as the Texas Simmental Association on February 14, 1970, the TSSA is the oldest and largest state Simmental association in the United States.
Today's TSSA is made up of dedicated men, women and juniors whose goal is to actively improve the position of Simmental and Simbrah cattle in Texas through aggressive marketing and merchandising. In order to accomplish these goals, the TSSA cooperates closely with the American Simmental Association, Bozeman, Montana, which acts as the breed registry for the two breeds.
The TSSA is currently involoved in promoting Simmental and Simbrah cattle in a number of different ways. These include: general advertising in monthly beef magazines and weekly livestock newspapers; mailing promotional literature; maintenance of an exhibit booth at stock shows, livestock seminars, conventions and trade shows; sponsoring of Simmental and Simbrah shows and sales at the major stock shows in Texas; sponsoring field days throughout the state; TSSA bull tests, steer feedouts and sales; and the organization of the annual membership meeting and convention.
The TSSA actively sponsors area Simmental and Simbrah associations across Texas, which in turn promote the breeds at the grassroots level. There is a Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association, currently made up of over 300 active youngsters. These enthusiastic juniors promote Simmental and Simbrah through an annual Junior Heifer Futurity, Queen and Sweetheart contest, Junior Simmental and Simbrah Heifer Shows at stock shows in Texas and by sponsoring field days.
The TSSA is an enthusiastic group of cattlemen and women actively working together for the advancement of the beef industry through the use of Simmental and Simbrah cattle. Thank you to our members for helping us celebrate 44 years! We hope you enjoy our website, and contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about our cattle and services.
TSSA 2018 Membership Directory - Auction on December 5th
Texas is hosting national and international events this year so the Membership Directory will be a full color advertising for your SimGenetics, Supplies and Ranch Services. The size will be 8.5 in tall x 5.5 in wide. We will Auction off the prime spots – inside front cover, middle, back cover and inside back cover. The auction price will be in addition to the cost of a full page ad of $500.00. Breeders World will do the horse race style auction with 5 minute intervals to bid starting at 7pm December 5th. We plan to print 2500.
Note: Oklahoma SSA has a tradition of people buying and donating the two center pages to the Junior association for advertising and those people would be recognized on the page for the donation. Just an idea that we think might be a great tradition to start here in Texas. We would love to see Ads dedicated to our fabulous TJSSA members.
Click here to view the auction on Breeders World.
TSSA Membership Directory – Camera Ready Ads Due Dec 27th
The Membership Directory will be a full color advertising for your SimGenetics, Sales, Supplies and Ranch Services. Full page - $500, Half page - $250 and Card size - $125. Megan Favorite will also be able to help design your ad. Ads should be submitted as camera ready. You can submit your Ads now to Greg Burden. Please tell your vendors and fellow ranchers to help sell the advertisements. They will be distributed to all the membership and available at the Stock Shows, NCBA, and Texas AgriLife Events. We plan to print 2,500 directories that will be 24, 30 or 48 pages depending on response.
TSSA 2018 Memberships Due by Dec 27th
We have enclosed a Membership form. Please remit to address on the form. Please send your 2018 Membership Dues of $75.00 to be included in the Directory that will be printed in January and available at the Fort Worth Stock Show. The membership application is also available now online on the TSSA website. Send it in now so it won’t get forgotten in the holiday rush! View Membership Form.
TSSA Website is going Mobile!
The new TSSA website is underway! Please Pardon Our Dust. We may keep TSSA Facebook more updated until it is complete. If you want to help or have suggestions with the website content please contact Diane Jolly firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have current news to share send to Martha Garrett and Diane.
TSSA Annual Meeting - August 12, 2017
— SAVE THE DATE: TSSA ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE AUGUST 11-13, 2017 IN SAN ANTONIO.
— 2017 TSSA MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE PAYABLE NOW.
— TELL YOUR STORY
TSSA wants to promote our members by sharing your Simgenetic operation with the readers of the TSSA News that is published annually each month in Southern Livestock Standard. Visit here to see how to provide your information to us. Just another way we are trying to serve our membership and promote our breeds. View Form.
View our April Newsletter
News & Events
Buzzard Hollow Ranch Annual Designer Classic Sale, Granbury, Texas
Smith Genetics Cow Camp, Giddings, Texas
TJSSA Futurity, Bryan, Texas
American Junior Simbrah Roundup, Crescent, Texas
LMC GenePLUSXIII Online Sale
TSSA Convention, San Antonio, Texas
LMC GenePLUS XXIV Online Sale
Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association Sale, Granbury, Texas
Simbrah Synergy XI, Giddings, Texas
World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress, Fort Worth, Texas
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