Wombramurra Black Simmental stud is owned and operated by Peter & Judy Howarth and Andrew & Trudy Chapman on a 2500 acre property in Nundle, NSW, Australia.
Following the recent sale of Wombramurra homestead the partners have accelerated the move into Black Simmentals with cattle numbers growing rapidly due in part to twice yearly Embryo Transfer (ET) and Artificial Insemination (AI) programmes.
Black Simmentals are an extremely exciting development in the stud cattle industry. Black Simmentals – why? In the early 1990’s Simmental breeders in the US sought to change their breed so that it better captured the market essentials important to the cattle industry and the consumer. Simmentals already possessed excellent maternal traits, growth and yield. Why not add to this the eating quality of Angus, polledness, earlier maturity, no eye cancers and calving ease? The answer was to ‘invent’ the Black Simmental by breeding up from Angus and simultaneously increasing fertility and survivability.
This decision in the US has been so spectacularly successful that their Simmental Magazine now features about 75% Black Simmentals, 20% solid Reds and only 5% traditionals! We believe they have achieved their objectives and these cattle are now poised to have a large impact on the Australian market.
It is our objective to offer in excess of 60 Black Simmental and SimAngus bulls annually.
Profit Driven Genetics - The New Simmental!
It’s black, polled and brings with it desirable carcase traits as well as retaining all the traits for which traditional Simmentals are renowned.