Dikeman Simmentals is located in the Flint Hills of KS near Manhattan. Our primary goal is to produce bulls for commercial cow-calf producers, but a few of our bulls have been purchased by seedstock breeders and AI studs. We maintain about 65 cows that are all AI sired and mostly homozygous black and homozygous polled. We emphasize a balance of phenotype, EPDs and Indexes, and disposition. We do a limited amount of embryo transfer using our own donors. We qualify for the American Simmental Association’s “Performance Advocate” program by submitting performance data from birth through yearling, including ultrasound data, on all calves retained as breeding animals. We sell a limited number of heifers through “The Gathering” sale at Shoal Creek Simmentals near Liberty, MO in the spring. However, we want our heifers to be productive when managed like commercial cows.
Dikeman/Huninghake Bull Sale, March 10, 2017, 1:00 pm, Kansas Bull Development, 9970 Onaga Rd., Wamego, KS (4 miles east of Wamego on US Hwy 24, then 6.5 miles north on Onaga Rd)