Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association
Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association
Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association
Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association
Texas Simmental and Simbrah Association
  TSSA... The oldest and largest in the United States... Celebrates it's 43rd anniversary.

The Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association (TSSA), originally organized as the Texas Simmental Association on February 14, 1970, is the oldest and largest state Simmental association in the United States and is now celebrating its 43rd anniversary. Its members voted to change the name to the Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association in June of 1985 to reflect the growing interest in Simbrah cattle in Texas.

The primary purpose of the TSSA is to promote Simmental and Simbrah cattle in the great state of Texas. In order to accomplish these goals, the TSSA cooperates closely with the American Simmental Association, Bozeman, Montana, which act as the breed registry for the two breeds.

The TSSA is currently involved in promoting Simmental and Simbrah cattle in a number of different ways. They 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 News is published monthly by the office staff and contains coverage of Simmental and Simbrah events in Texas and across the country, as well as a current calendar of upcoming functions and TSSA Approved Sale ads.

The TSSA Membership Directory is published each fall and contains a current listing of all TSSA members and ranch directions. Included in the directory are many attractive breed and related industry ads. This directory is highly requested and is extensively used, not only by registered breeders, but also by many commercial cattlemen who use it in locating their range bulls and replacement females.

One service provided by the TSSA which has proven to be extremely successful is the TSSA Approved Sale Program. It involves the TSSA staff working with members at their production or consignment sales with verification of individual tattoos or brands and registration papers and providing necessary paperwork and assistance with catalog preparation. This service allows potential buyers to know that everything is in order and they can buy with confidence.

The TSSA also sponsors and manages sales throughout the year allowing members to market their cattle and utilize the marketing expertise of the association. The TSSA can also assist its members in privately merchandising their cattle. The TSSA is a natural means of getting buyer and seller together.

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.
 
     
  TSSA Presidents  
  •  C.D. Wheatley — 1970
•  Joe L. Prud'homme — 1982-1983 •  Don Murray — 1997-1998  
  •  Albert West, III — 1971-1972
•  Tom Risinger — 1984-1985 •  Gary Woodring — 1999  
  •  W.J. Waldrip — 1973-1974
•  Dale West — 1986-1987 •  Joe E, "Skipper" Hill — 2000-2001  
  •  Henry Fields — 1975
•  Ronald K. Harmon — 1988-1989 •  Tommy Schwertner — 2002-2003  
  •  Chester R. Martin — 1976 •  A.A. "Sonny" Price — 1990-1991 •  Jim Ethridge — 2004 - 2006  
  •  Edmund Tom — 1977-1978 •  Lytle Tom, Jr — 1992 •  Cecil Peters — 2007  
  •  Brent Pretty — 1979-1980 •  Tom Ford — 1993-1994 •  Joe Mask — 2008-2010  
  •  Harry W. Stafford — 1981 •  Fred Schuetze — 1995-1996 •  Robert Piper — 2011  
         
  TSSA Families and Supporters of the Year  
  • Larry Pipes — 1978 • Brent Perry — 1989 • Warren Garrett — 2000
 
  • Wayne Hudson — 1979 • Dale West — 1990 • Don Murray — 2001
 
  • R. A. Brown — 1980 • Carlos Guerra — 1991 • JoNell Drew — 2002
 
  • Henry Fields — 1981 • Ron Harmon — 1992 • Larry Throgmorton — 2003  
  • Dean Taylor — 1982 • Travis Martin — 1993 • Bill & Jane Travis — 2004  
  • Rich Forst — 1983 • Ralph Connell — 1994 • Jim & Donna Ethridge — 2005  
  • Edell Parker — 1984 • Joe E. “Skipper” Hill — 1995 • Jim & Connie Newsome — 2006  
  • Jim Bell — 1985 • Joe C. Mitcham — 1996 • Joe and Julie Mask — 2008  
  • Tom Risinger — 1986 • Bill Dutton — 1997 • Kenneth and Rhonda Airheart — 2009  
  • M. E. “Bud” Wentz — 1987 • Fred Schuetze — 1998 • Robert and Sandy Piper —  2011  
  • Joe L. Prud’homme — 1988 • Tom Ford — 1999
   
         
  Honorary Lifetime Members  
  • C. D. Wheatley — Trinidad, 1994
• JoNell Drew — Hearne, 1998 • Bill and Jane Travis — 2008  
  • John Quinn — LaGrange, 1994
• Judy Latham — Cleburne, 2000 • Joe E. (Skipper) Hill — 2009  
  • Jimmie Travis — Weatherford, 1994
• Joe Prud’homme — Tyler, 2001 • Fred Schutze — 2009  
  • Henry Fields — Claude, 1995 • Tom & Dianne Risinger — 2003 • Sally Buxkemper — 2011  
  • Dr. Ralph Connell — Dallas, 1997
• Carlos and Sister Guerra — 2008    
         
  TSSA Queens and Sweethearts  
  • 1978 — Tracy Risinger, no sweetheart
• 1989 — Beth Rogers, Coty Koehne • 2000 — Jennifer Freasier, Lindsay Swick  
  • 1979 — Jana Castleberry, no sweetheart
• 1990 — Lucy Buxkemper, Tiffany Wurzbach • 2001 — Renee Rathmann, Laci Fambro  
  • 1980 — Crystal Akers, Whitney Risinger
• 1991 — Heather Morris, Sandra Kowalik • 2002 — Renee Rathmann, Kaitlyn Grinshaw  
  • 1981 — LaNell Chumney, Carrie Bassham
• 1992 — Sherry Jackson, Kimberly Koether • 2003 — Ashley Daniel, Anne Baring  
  • 1982 — Cindy Smart, Marsha Taylor
• 1993 — Amyee Lesikar , Lori Sam Fambro • 2004 — Laci Frambro, Charlotte Salinas  
  • 1983 — Jana Lyn Downing, Kendra Fields
• 1994 — Kimberly Koether, Carrie Sulak • 2005 — Kaitlyn Grimshaw, Caroline May  
  • 1984 — Whitney Risinger, Melissa Hubbard
• 1995 — Casey Lawson, Leslie Hammonds • 2006 — Courtney Wenzel, Leslie Garrett  
  • 1985 — Lori Vann, Lisa Forst
• 1996 — Coty Koehne, Megan Clark • 2007 — Rachel Glascock, Elizabeth Ciomperlik  
  • 1986 — Lisa Forst, Lucy Buxkemper
• 1997 — Denise Demoin, Erin Frazier • 2008 — Meagan Barba Queen  
  • 1987 — Carrie Bassham, Kimberly Reep • 1998 — Melissa Brown, Krysta Popp • 2008 — Callie Henly Sweetheart  
  • 1988 — Rachael Williams, Heather Morris • 1999 — Lori Sam Fambro, Katie Fields    
         
  TEXAS SIMMENTAL / SIMBRAH ASSOCIATION
310 VZ CR 2210 • Canton, Texas 75105
Phone: 903-848-0470
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