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THE 28TH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS JR. ROUNDUP SET FOR OCTOBER 3, 2015

 
     
  September 9, 2015

We are excited once again to be putting together and hosting the LMC Field Day here at La Muneca just outside of Linn, Texas. We will once again begin with registration in the morning, then move into a few speakers that will discuss topics such as the basics of cattle judging, how to select hay and others prior to beginning the Judging Contest.

After lunch, we will be having a few motivational speakers including former Texas FFA President and owner of Speakeasy Training, LLC., Allison Grainger. Click here to learn more about Ms. Grainger and Speakeasy. We will also be awarding our annual LMC Educator, Volunteer and Booster of the Year recipients. We will cap the field day portion with our awards presentation from our judging contest.

Upon the conclusion of the field day portion, LMC Juniors will be competing in the LMC Futurity. In the months leading up to the LMC Futurity, LMC show team members will sell raffle tickets. Half of their ticket sales go directly back to them, with the other half making up the purse for the LMC Futurity. As always, the premiums will be split equally between showmanship and the cattle show. The drawing for the raffle is held at the end of the awards presentation at the field day.

Finally, we will conclude the day with the LMC Customer Appreciation dinner prepared by our good friends at Chorizo de San Manuel. The entire day is open and free to the public, we hope you can join us. A BIG HEARTY THANKS to all the sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible.

FFA chapters and 4-H clubs are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 956-383-7566 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
     
  La Muneca Hosts 27th Annual LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity  
  October 8, 2014

La Muneca Cattle Co. hosted its 27th Annual LMC Jr. Roundup and LMC Futurity on October 4, 2014. Over 110 participated in the judging contest and approximately 175 more individuals attended the field day. Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $2,000 awarded in door prizes, premiums and buckles to the juniors. Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar of La Escoba Cattle Company and the Benny Cano Family of Top C Cattle Company. The field day is a one of a kind, fun filled, family oriented educational event open to the public for free.  The Special Award donors were the families of Doug Lightfoot. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family.”

“Each year we are humbled by the support of the community and those that we do business with in an effort to contribute to the development of the youth of Texas.  We were blessed this year with a beautiful day, a great group of attentive and energetic kiddos who enjoyed a motivational set of speakers on various topics.  We want to thank all the volunteers, our staff and all those who had a hand in making the field day the success that it was,” stated Carlos X. Guerra, owner of La Muneca Cattle Company.
 
The Field Day Contest winners were: Junior – 1st – 3rd – Adrian Cepeda, Logan Montalvo and Cassie Guerra. Intermediate – 1st – 3rd – Ashlyn Martinez, Marco Pena and Beth Quintanilla. Senior – 1st – 3rd – Eloy Cantu, Alexis Gonzalez and Erin Steglich. Adult – 1st – 3rd – Irma Marmolejo, Brian Emmel and Abel Garcia. Over $2,000 in door prizes were given away THANKS to the following donors – Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Farm & Ranch in San Isidro – Kito & Letty Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc. – Frank Trevino, Chorizo de San Manuel, Creative Awards, San Isidro FFA – Raul Hinojosa, Rio Grande City FFA – Randy Lee Lara, Tandy’s, Ful – O – Pep Feeds, La Muneca and the families of Dr. Oscar Alvarez, StarLite 4-H Club, Benny Cano Family, Benjamin Hill Family and Doug Lightfoot.

Speakers for the Field Day were Teah Barrientes (FFA Creed), Itza Garza (4-H Motto & Prayer), Dr. Joe Mask, Bailey Scogin, Steve Atzenhoffer, Brad Cowan, Jack Pearl, Michelle Martin, Chris Shivers, Tonya Hill, Dr. Jenny Richter and Victor G. Guerra. Topics covered were – The Correlations & Similarities to Life and Selecting a Champion Show Animal, There’s A New Weed In Town (Tips on Public Speaking), Basics of Livestock Judging, Basics of Hay Judging & Native Grass I.D., How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True, Getting to Know the Real You, Why I Became a Game Warden, An Update on the Star Gala, Showmanship – Where Preparation Meets Opportunity and The $80,000 LMC Junior Program.  Over 225 Simbrah and youth enthusiasts were treated at the Eighth Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner prepared by Chorizo De San Manuel, Benny & James Cano after the LMC Futurity.

The 2014 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – James and Sharon Cano Family and Benjamin and Tonya Hill Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Steve Atzenhoffer and the LMC Supporter of the Year – Curtis Gruetzmacher. The 27th Annual LMC Futurity had over $9,000 awarded in premiums, largely in part to our juniors who did a great job of selling raffle tickets and our gracious donors. The Jaime Flores Family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most number of tickets. There were 60 head of cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 47 different 4-H and FFA students. Judges were Dr. Joe Mask of Texas A&M University – Cattle and Chris Shivers Executive Vice President of American Brahman Breeders Association – Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah females were exhibited by Morgan Thomas and Caleb Fuchs with heifers sired by LMC Arcadio and 6GLMC Rajin Cajun. The Champion AOB heifers were shown by Natalie Martinez and Payton Cox with heifers sired by LMC LF Braveheart. The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steers were exhibited by Kace Owen and Cassie Flores with steers sired by LMC LF Braveheart and LMC RFI-Smith Uno. The Champion Brahman females were exhibited by Leandra Flores and Victor Moreno with heifers sired by LMC Apollo and LMC LF Ambassador.

There was $4,500 awarded in premiums and awards in the showmanship contest with the following winners: Senior Division (Champion – 7th Overall):  Victorial Villanueva (buckle and $350), Morgan Thomas (buckle and $300), Bailey Scogin (banner and $250), Kaitlynn Miller (banner and $200), Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $150), Jane Hunt (banner and $100) and John Paul Rodriguez (banner & $50).  Intermediate Division (Champion – 7th Overall): Natalie Martinez (buckle and $175), Robert Stavinoha (buckle and $125), McKenna Tschirhart (banner and $100), Zoe Rosas (banner and $75), Caleb Fuchs (banner and $65), Claudia Kirk (banner and $55) and Andres Villanueva (banner and $45). Junior Division (Champion – 7th Overall): Cassidy Fuchs (buckle and $140), Lorelai Hill (buckle and $80), MaKayla Sanchez ($60), Angelina Carlos ($50), Kace Owen ($40), Matthew Sanchez ($30) and Tyler Tschirhart ($25).    
  

La Muneca again hosted a Registered Purebred Brahman Steer Show open to all Rio Grande Valley Juniors in conjunction with the LMC Futurity. As more and more Registered Brahman steer shows are established, the market for Brahman bulls will improve plus the public will appreciate how good and how important these cattle are. The Champion Brahman Steers were exhibited by Adriana de los Santos and Cassie Flores with steers sired by LMC Polled Authority and LMC Poll Aussie bred by England Cattle Company and La Muneca.  $1,000 in premiums plus banners were awarded and sponsored by the RGV Brahman & F-1 Association and La Muneca.

Upcoming EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy VII Sale and $15,000 Showcase on October 25th and 26th at Smith Genetics in Giddings, Texas, Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl during the 2015 San Antonio Jr. Show and the $10,000 + LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the LMC $ellabration Sale and $20,000 + Show IV on March 28th & 29th, 2015. LMC Juniors will compete for $80,000 in awards and premiums to be given out this next year at LMC sponsored events. Call or email on how you can get involved in one of America’s most supportive junior programs.
 
A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 27th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity the best ever. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at (956) 383 – 7566 or (956) 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
The Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Morgan Thomas of Raymondville, Texas.  Morgan won a felt banner, buckle and $400.  Morgan’s heifer is sired by LMC Arcadio. The cattle were judged by Dr. Joe Mask.   The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Caleb Fuchs of Burton, Texas. He won a buckle, felt banner and $300. The heifer is sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun.  3rd – 10th Overall Females were 3rd – Bailey Scogin (banner and $200), 4th – Robert Stavinoha (banner and $175), 5th – Claudia Kirk (banner and $150), 6th – Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $125), 7th – Victoria Villanueva (banner and $100), 8th – McKenna Tschirhart (banner and $75), 9th – Caleb Fuchs (banner and $50) and 10th – Preston Vela (banner and $50) 


 
The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Kace Owen of Kingsville, Texas. The steer was sired by LMC LF Braveheart and out of a LMC Simbravieh cow. Kace won a buckle, felt banner and $150.   The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Cassie Flores of Linn, Texas. The steer was sired by LMC RFI-Smith Uno and was out of a LMC Simbrah cow. Cassie won a buckle, banner and $100. The top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th – Gennifer Garza (Simbravieh), Joseph Falcon (Simbravieh) and Kaitlynn Miller (Simbrah).


 
LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Junior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Cassidy Fuchs (buckle and $140), Lorelai Hill (buckle and $80), MaKayla Sanchez (banner and $60), Angelina Carlos (banner and $50), Kace Owen (banner and $40), Matthew Sanchez (banner and $30) and Sabrina Cano (banner and $25).   LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Intermediate Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Natalie Martinez (buckle and $175), Robert Stavinoha (buckle and $125), McKenna Tschirhart (banner and $100), Zoe Rosas (banner and $75), Caleb Fuchs (banner and $65), Claudia Kirk (banner and $55) and Andres Villanueva (banner and $45).


 
LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Senior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Victoria Villanueva (buckle and $350), Morgan Thomas (buckle and $300), Bailey Scogin (banner and $250), Kaitlynn Miller (banner and $200), Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $150), Jane Hunt (banner and $100) and John Paul Rodriguez (banner & $50).      The 2014 Round Up Judging Contest Buckle Winners were – Junior Champion – Adrian Cepeda, Intermediate Champion – Ashlyn Martinez and Senior Champion – Eloy Cantu.


 
The Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by LMC LF Braveheart and exhibited by Natalie Martinez of Angleton, Texas. Natalie won a felt banner and $175.   The Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by LMC LF Braveheart and exhibited by Payton Cox of Santa Fe, Texas. Payton won a felt banner and $125. 3rd Overall was sired by LMC LF Goliath and was exhibited by Natalie Martinez of Angleton, Texas.  Natalie won $75.  4th Overall was sired by LMC LF Ambassador and exhibited by Amelia Stavinoha of Eagle Lake Texas.  Amelia won $25.


 
The Grand Champion Brahman Female was sired by LMC Apollo and exhibited by Leandra Flores of Linn, Texas. Leandra won a felt banner and $75.   The Reserve Champion Brahman Female was sired by LMC LF Ambassador 700/7 and exhibited by Victor Moreno of Linn, Texas.  Victor won a felt banner and $50.  3rd Overall is sired by BDL Mr. Lindley Manso 851 and exhibited by Beth Quintanilla of Edinburg, Texas.


 
The Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by LMC Polled Authority and exhibited by Adriana de los Santos of Linn, Texas. Adriana won a felt banner and $250.  Premiums and awards for the Brahman Steer Show were donated by the Rio Grande Valley Brahman & F1 Association.   The Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by LMC Poll Aussie and was exhibited by Cassie Flores of Linn, Texas. Cassie won a felt banner and $200. All Brahman Steer exhibitors received at least a check for $50.


 
The Grand Champion Simbrah Bull is sired by LMC 6G Red Rock and was exhibited by Kendall Girault of McAllen, Texas.  Kendall won a felt banner and $75.   The Reserve Champion Simbrah Bull is sired by LMC RFI-Smith Uno and was exhibited by Cassidy Fuchs of Burton, Texas.  Cassidy won a felt banner and $25.


   
The Field Day Speakers – (L-R) Dr. Joe Mask, Steve Atzenhoffer, Michelle Martin, Teah Barrientes, Jack Pearl, Bailey Scogin, Itza Garza, Fred Grahmann and Brad Cowan.  Not Pictured: Dr. Jenny Richter, Tonya Hill, Chris Shivers and Victor G. Guerra.    

 
     
  LMC Early Fall Newsletter  
  September 2, 2014

Good afternoon friends !

   
 

We sent our grand children off for their first day of school this week which marks the beginning of another school year. I still remember my first day in school and can share in their excitement.

We are excited about the big calves we are weaning for a change thanks to the good fall and spring rains we have been blessed with. We do need to continue to pray for rain for all those in need of some moisture including south Texas.

We have a busy fall coming up with two online sales, our 27th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up & Futurity, our 1st Annual LSMCIC Round Up and our LMC GIVING THANKS Online Sale VI. We are also hosting a party this week for our out going UTPA President and good friend Dr. Robert Nelsen and his wife Jody with our FFA and 4-H students doing the serving.

   
Lot 6D

This is one of a litter of four awesome double POLLED Brahman baby dolls that sell as Lot 6 in our LMC GenePLUS Online Sale V that starts this Saturday and ends next Tuesday. There are 25 outstanding lots of Brahman (10 lots), Braunvieh (1), Simbrah (11) and Simbravieh (3) cattle selling. You can see their photos, videos, pedigrees and footnotes at www.cattleinmotion.com.

   
Lot 17

This is Lot 17. She is an outstanding January of 2014 purebred Simbrah BABY DOLL loaded with power, a super pedigree being out of two major champions and all of the LMC Junior Benefits. She can show or become the nucleus of your herd. She is a pre-sale favorite and is the kind that hurts to sell. Every single lot in this sale is outstanding. Buy with confidence!

   
Lot 11 - Paternal Sister to Lots 14 and 15

We are selling two full brothers to this many times champion as Lots 14 and 15 in our LMC GenePLUS Online Sale V.

Our LMC Juniors had a great MAS, American Jr., Simbrah Round Up, ASA Summer Classic and Simmental Sweep Stakes winning three of four grand championships and three of four reserves. CONGRATULATIONS to Amelia Stavinoha, the Ontstot girls and the whole LMC Jr. Team on a job well done. We wish all of our beginning college students the best of luck. The same goes to all of our LMC Jr. Team as you go back to school.

   
2011 LMC Jr. Round Up

We will be hosting our 27th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up & Futurity on October 4th. It is an all day, educational, fun filled, family event open to the public for free. We have some great speakers and judges lined up. If you have never been to this event, you should make the effort as you will meet lots of good families and enjoy some great kids showing some really good cattle that they have worked very hard to train.

   
 

On October 25th, the Linn-San Manuel Community Improvement Corporation will host our First Annual LSMCIC Round Up at La Muneca Ranch. We will have Mariachi music, a rib-eye dinner ala FLO, a live auction with some awesome Christmans shopping items only sold at our annual live auction followed by C&W music by the popular Scott Randolph and his White Lightning band. Proceeds from this event which will replace our annual Cook-Off will benefit the L-SM Volunteer Fire Department, L-SM Scholarship Endowment, St. Anne's Church, Brewster School PTO & Little League and the L-SM 4-H Club.

On November 22-25, we will be having our LMC GIVING THANKS Online Sale VI which will be a new tradition where LMC & friends will be donating 25 top quality lots with all of the proceeds being donated to several charities with most going to different breeds scholarship accounts.

   
Lot 8

Another LMC GenePLUS V pre-sale favorite is Lot 8 -LMC Polled Bell 41/4. She is a double polled, super long baby doll rich in femininity, breed character, pigment and quality. She is a February of 2014 and it hurts to sell her. 100% sells !!

If you have any questions about any of the above events and or cattle, please feel free to call any of us at your convenience.

We appreciate your friendship and support through the years. Have a fun and productive football season.

 
     
  JUNIORS WIN BIG DURING THE LMC $ELLABRATION WEEKEND  
  April 7, 2014

THE $10,000 LMC JACKPOT

On March 28, 2014, over 200 people were in attendance during the LMC $ellabration weekend to enjoy the $10,000 LMC Jackpot, $20,000 LMC $ellabration Show and fine South Texas hospitality.  The Brahman and Sim-Genetic enthusiasts also enjoyed a great private treaty offering from several LMC $ellabration sponsors with several private treaty deals done over the course of the weekend.  The volume buyer was Pat Rogers buying a trailer load of Simbravieh heifers and herd bulls.  The food was one of the many highlights of the weekend and was prepared by the good folks at Chorizo de San Manuel as always.  Both shows were well attended, highly competitive and very positive for all involved.

The weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon with the $10,000 La Muneca Jackpot Show.  Joelynn Rathmann of Brenham, Texas judged the LMC Jackpot Showmanship Show that saw 29 exhibitors compete for $5,000 in premiums and banners.  The results in the Elementary and Junior High Division were as follows: Champion – Dawson Raub (Banner and $500), Reserve Champion – Matthew Salinas (Banner and $425), 3rd – McKenna Tschirhart ($350), 4th – Amelia Stavinoha ($275), 5th – Kaitlynn Miller ($225), 6th – Brody Hill ($175), 7th – Mia Barba ($125), 8th – Natalie Martinez ($100), 9th – Lorelai Hill ($75), 10th – Angelina Carlos ($50), 11th – Robert Stavinoha ($25), 12th – Claudia Kirk ($25), 13th – Zane Huffman ($25) and 14th Henry Engleking ($25).

   
 LMC JACKPOT ELEMENTARY/JR HIGH SHOWMANSHIP WINNERS

In the High School Division of the LMC Jackpot Showmanship Show, the results were as follows: Champion – Hope Onstot (Banner and $500), Reserve Champion – Tanner Feldhoff (Banner and $425), 3rd – Kaitlyn Davlin ($350), 4th – Faith Onstot ($275), 5th – Jane Hunt ($225), 6th – Stephen Ramos ($225), 7th – Adriana de los Santos ($175), 8th – Tristan Chapa ($125), 9th – Victor Moreno ($100), 10th – Leandra Flores ($75), 11th – John Paul Rodriguez ($50), 12th – Nicole Stevenson ($25), 13th – Chase Hill ($25), 14th – Sada Engleking ($25), 15th – Mason Lee ($250).

   
  LMC JACKPOT HIGH SCHOOL SHOWMANSHIP WINNERS
 

The LMC Jackpot Cattle Show was judged by Stuart Watkins of Austin, Texas and had 40 entries competing for  $5,000.  Brody Hill won a banner and $200 with his Grand Champion Bull, a Simbrah bull sired by LN Cosmo.  Jake Rhyner won a banner and $125 with his Reserve Grand Champion Bull, a Brahman bull sired by LMC LF Ambassador.  Stephen Ramos won $50 and 3rd Overall AOB Bull with his Simbravieh bull sired by LMC LF Braveheart. 

   
  GRAND CHAMPION AOB BULL – BRODY HILL
 

Kaitlyn Davlin won Grand Champion AOB Female with her Simbravieh heifer sired by LMC LF Goliath.  She won a banner and $300.  Tristan Chapa had the Reserve Champion AOB Female with his Simbravieh heifer sired by LMC LF Braveheart.  He won a banner and $225.  The 3rd Overall went to Natalie Martinez who won $150 with her Simbravieh heifer sired by LMC LF Goliath.  The 4th Place Overall went to Brody Hill who won $75 with his Braunvieh heifer sired by LMLF Anchor.

   
  GRAND CHAMPION AOB FEMALE – KAITLYN DAVLIN  

The Grand Champion Brahman Female was sired by LMC Apollo 265/9 and was exhibited by Leandra Flores who won a banner and $300.  The Reserve Champion Brahman Female was sired by LMC Apollo 265/9 and was exhibited by Claudia Kirk who won a banner and $225.  The 3rd Overall was sired by LMC LF Ambassador and was exhibited by Victor Moreno who won $150.  The 4th Overall was sired by JDH Mr. Kenny Manso and was exhibited by Zane Huffman who won $75.

   
GRAND CHAMPION BRAHMAN FEMALE – LEANDRA FLORES

Hope Onstot exhibited the Grand Champion Simbrah Female sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun.  She won a banner and $550.  Dawson Raub had Reserve Champion with his LMC Rhino daughter.  He won a banner and $450.  Adriana de los Santo had the 3rd Overall sired by LMC Flo Jo.  She won a banner and $400.  Jane Hunt exhibited the 4th Overall heifer sired by LMC Rhino and won a banner and $375.  McKenna Tschirhart had the 5th Overall heifer sired by LMC Arcadio and won a banner and $350.  Jane Hunt also had the 6th Overall heifer sired by LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good and won a banner and $325.  Rounding out the Top 7 Simbrah Females was Mason Lee with his heifer sired by LMC ATZ Cuervo.  He won a banner and $300.

   
GRAND CHAMPION SIMBRAH FEMALE – HOPE ONSOT

At the completion of the LMC Jackpot Show the juniors, their families and supporters enjoyed a delicious shrimp and crawfish boil, as well as delicious fajitas prepared by the good folks at Chorizo de San Manuel.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS to them and all the volunteers who helped us put the LMC Jackpot Show on for the 13th consecutive year.


THE $20,000 LMC $ELLABRATION SHOW

The 2014 LMC $ellabration Sponsors are 6G Ranch in Rock Island, Texas, La Escoba Cattle Company in Edinburg, Texas, La Negra Cattle Company in Edinburg, Texas, BETM Ranch in Castroville, Texas, England Cattle Company in Mercedes, Texas, Lontina Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, Smith Farms in Denton, Texas, KF Livestock in Burton, Texas, La Muneca Cattle Company in Linn, Texas, La Reina Ranch of Poolville, Texas, Boening Bros. Simbrah in Floresville, Texas, Flores-Raub Cattle Company in Linn, Texas, KJ Cattle Company in Edinburg, Texas, Santa Esmeralda Ranch in Linn, Texas, the J.L. “Pepe” Guerra Family in Linn, Texas and Brushy Creek Brahman Center in Elgin, Texas.  The $20,000 in awards and premiums earned by the juniors in the LMC $ellabration Show on March 29, 2014, was sponsored by these generous sponsors and the show entry fees.

   
LMC $ELLABRATION EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR GROUP PHOTO

The LMC $ellabration Showmanship Show was highly competitive once again as 44 juniors vied for $10,000 in premiums.  The judge, with the heavy task of sorting this contest, was Stuart Watkins of Austin, Texas.  The Champion 16 and 17 Year-Old Division Showman and Supreme Champion Showman Tristan Chapa won a buckle, banner and $2,200.  The Champion 14 and 15 Year-Old Division Showman and Reserve Supreme Champion Showman Josh Evans also won a buckle, banner and $1,200.  The following division winners won a buckle and $200: Angelina Carlos (8 and 9 Year Old Division), Robert Stavinoha (10 and 11 Year Old Division) and Andres Villanueva (12 and 13 Year Old Division).  The following Reserve Division winners won a buckle and $100: Natalie Martinez (10 and 11 Year Old Division, Matthew Salinas (12 & 13 Year Old Division), Victor Moreno (14 & 15 Year Old Division) and Adriana de los Santos (16 and 17 Year Old Division).

In between the showmanship show and the cattle show, the consignors of the LMC GenePLUS Online Sale II held a sale preview that further discussed the offering.  A highlight of the preview was junior John Paul Rodriguez talking about his many times champion bred and owned bull R.JPR Big Blue that he consigned in front of a big crowd.  John Paul’s bull went on to sell for $5,000.  John Paul credited the leadership contests at the American Jr. Simbrah Roundup and TJSSA Futurity for giving him the confidence to talk about his bull to prospective buyers.  

   
LMC $ELLABRATION SHOWMANSHIP WINNERS

The LMC $ellabration Cattle Show saw lots of quality in quantity as there were 72 total entries in the AOB Bull, AOB Female, Brahman Female and Simbrah Female shows.  The judge for this year’s show was Joe Rathmann from Brenham, Texas.  John Paul Rodriguez led his Simbrah bull sired by LN LMC Dream Up to Grand Champion Bull honors.  He won a banner and $600.  Brody Hill won a banner and $400 with his Reserve Champion Simbrah bull sired by LN Cosmo. 

   
GRAND CHAMPION AOB BULL – JOHN PAUL RODRIGUEZ

In the Brahman Female Show, Leandra Flores exhibited her LMC Apollo 265/9 daughter to Grand Champion Brahman Female honors.  She won a banner and $600.  The Reserve Champion Brahman Female was a full sister to the champion. Claudia Kirk who won a banner and $400 exhibited her.

   
GRAND CHAMPION BRAHMAN FEMALE – LEANDRA FLORES

Kaitlyn Davlin won the AOB Female Show with her Simbravieh heifer sired by LMC LF Goliath.  Kaitlyn won a banner and $1,000 in LMC $ellabration premiums.  The Reserve Champion AOB Female went to Tristan Chapa and his Simbravieh heifer sired by LMC LF Braveheart.  Tristan won a banner and $500 in LMC $ellabration premiums. 

   
GRAND CHAMPION AOB FEMALE – KAITLYN DAVLIN

The Senior and Grand Champion Simbrah Female was shown by Hope Onstot and sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun.  Hope won a buckle, banner and $3,300.  Dawson Raub led his LMC Rhino daughter to Junior and Reserve Champion Simbrah Female honors.  He won a buckle, banner and $1,800.  Andres Villanueva took home Calf Champion Simbrah honors along with a buckle, banner and $600 with his LMC Liberty daughter.  Andres’s sister, Victoria was Reserve Calf Champion with her LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good daughter. She took home a buckle, banner and $300.  The Reserve Junior Champion Female was a 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun daughter shown by Josh Evans who took home a buckle, banner and $150.  Olivia Vela had the Reserve Senior Champion Female with her 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun daughter and took home a buckle, banner and $150. 

   
GRAND CHAMPION SIMBRAH FEMALE – HOPE ONSTOT

The five overall premium winners for the weekend were Hope Onstot with $4,375, Tristan Chapa with $3,025, Dawson Raub with $2,900, Kailtyn Davlin with $1,850 and Josh Evans with $1,350. Josh also won the award for furthest traveled and was recognized and received a $200 check. 

At the conclusion of the show, those in attendance enjoyed a cool afternoon looking through the sale cattle and visiting.  There was also a birthday celebration for Jake Rhyner and a retirement roast for our long-time good friend Mr. Fred Grahmann who retired with over 50 years of service in the field of education.  The Chorizo de San Manuel folks prepared a wonderful carne guisada dinner, while Benny and James Cano accompanied the meal with their famous Pan de Cano.  A special thanks goes out to the Ben Hill and Ron Wells families for their meal sponsorships.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS to all of the volunteers and families that made the LMC $ellabration Show a tremendous success once again this year.

 
     
  La Muneca Hosts 26th Annual LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity  
  October 12, 2013

“La Muneca Cattle Co. hosted its 26th Annual LMC Jr. Roundup and LMC Futurity on October 5, 2013. Over 120 participated in the judging contest and approximately 150 more individuals attended the field day. Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $4,000 awarded in door prizes, premiums and buckles to the juniors. Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar and the Benny Cano Family. It is a one of a kind, all day, fun filled, family oriented educational field day open to the public for free. The Special Award donors were the families of Will Turner and Doug Lightfoot. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family,” stated Carlos X. Guerra.

“Our family is very proud of the success of these events which is one small way that we give back to the juniors in an effort to motivate them to become better students and future leaders. We want to thank the many sponsors, volunteers, speakers, judges, youth leaders, and parents that have supported us throughout the history of the field day,” stated Sister Guerra.

“The Field Day Contest winners were: Junior – 1st – 3rd – Aidan Chapa, Miguel Carlos and Daniel Garza. Intermediate – 1st – 3rd – Brody Hill, Kaitlynn Miller and Olivia Vela. Senior – 1st – 3rd – Luis Hernandez, Carlos Salazar and Adriana de los Santos. Adult – 1st – 3rd – Chris Davlin, Emiliana Guerra and Javier Martinez. Over $4,000 in door prizes were given away THANKS to the following donors – Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Farm & Ranch in San Isidro – Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc. – Frank Trevino, Chorizo de San Manuel, Creative Awards, San Isidro FFA – Raul Hinojosa, Rio Grande City FFA – Randy Lee Lara, Tandy’s, Ful – O – Pep Feeds, La Muneca and the families of Dr. Oscar Alvarez, KJ Cattle Company, Tony Garza, Benny Cano, Benjamin Hill, Will Turner, Cody Scogin and Doug Lightfoot.

Speakers for the Field Day were Lorissa Pena (FFA Creed), Remi Hargett (4-H Motto & Prayer), Major A. Spence Pennington, Robert Stavinoha, Amelia Stavinoha, Dean Fuchs, Brad Cowan, Leslie Harris, Larry Delgado, Tonya Hill, Fred Grahmann, Carlos X. Guerra, Kallie Fuchs and Victor G. Guerra. Topics covered were – The Opportunity to Serve Your Country, My 2013 Winning Sales Talk & How to Prepare for Simbrah Leadership Contests, Judging/Evaluation – Focusing on Reality, Basics of Hay Judging & Native Grass I.D., Stay Happy, Why I am in the Restaurant Business & Sell Beef, The Future for Women in Agriculture, What is Your Plan, Showmanship – Where Preparation Meets Opportunity and The $100,000 LMC Junior Program. Over 200 Simbrah and youth enthusiasts were treated at the Seventh Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner prepared by Chorizo De San Manuel, Benny & James Cano after the LMC Futurity.

The 2013 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – Chris Davlin and the David Onstot Family, LMC Educators of the Year – Dr. Robert Nelsen and Fred Grahmann and the LMC Supporter of the Year – the Dean Fuchs Family. The 26th Annual LMC Futurity had over $13,000 awarded in premiums, largely in part to our juniors who did a great job of selling raffle tickets and our gracious donors. The Jaime Flores Family and Darryl Raub Family split the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most and same number of tickets. There were 80 head of LMC cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 57 different 4-H and FFA students. Judges were Dean Fuchs of KF Livestock and Cinco Ranch Ag Teacher – Cattle and his daughter Kallie Fuchs who is attending Texas A&M University – Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah females were exhibited by Dawson Raub and Faith Onstot with heifers sired by LMC Rhino and 6GLMC Rajin Cajun. The Champion AOB heifers were shown by Tristan Chapa and Brody Hill with heifers sired by LMC LF Braveheart and LMC LF Anchor. The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steers were exhibited by Jake Rhyner and Victoria Villanueva with steers sired by JDH Rimer Manso and LMC Rhino. The Champion Brahman females were exhibited by Olivia Vela and Leandra Flores with heifers sired by LMC LF Ambassador and LMC Apollo.

There was $6,500 awarded in premiums and awards in the showmanship contest with the following winners: Senior Division (Champion – 7th Overall): Hope Onstot (buckle and $500), Faith Onstot (buckle and $425), Adriana de los Santos (banner and $375), Kaitlyn Davlin (banner and $325), Tristan Chapa (banner and $300), Victoria Villanueva (banner and $250) and John Paul Rodriguez (banner & $225). 3rd – 7th also received $25 gift certificates to either Lyssy & Eckel or Farm and Ranch. Junior Division (Champion – 7th Overall): Matthew Salinas (buckle and $500), Andres Villanueva (buckle and $425), Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $375), Olivia Vela (banner and $325), Robert Stavinoha (banner and $300), Jake Rhyner (banner and $250) and Sabrina Cano (banner and $225). 3rd – 7th also received $25 gift certificates to Farm & Ranch in San Isidro, Texas.

La Muneca again hosted a Registered Purebred Brahman Steer Show open to all Rio Grande Valley Juniors in conjunction with the LMC Futurity. As more and more Registered Brahman steer shows are established, the market for Brahman bulls will improve plus the public will appreciate how good and how important these cattle are. The Champion Brahman Steers were exhibited by Leandra Flores and Arianna Cantu with steers sired by LMC LF Ambassador and 3H X-Ra bred by La Muneca and La Negra. $1,000 in premiums plus banners were awarded sponsored by the RGV Brahman & F-1 Association and La Muneca.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy VI Sale and $15,000 Showcase on October 26th & 27th at Smith Genetics in Giddings, Texas, Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl during the San Antonio Jr. Show and the $10,000 + LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the LMC $ellabration Sale and $20,000 + Show IV on March 28th & 29th, 2014. LMC Juniors will compete for $100,000 in awards and premiums to be given out this next year at LMC sponsored events. Call or email on how you can get involved in one of America’s most supportive junior programs.

A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 26th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity the best ever. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at (956) 383 – 7566 or (956) 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
The Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Dawson Raub of Lampasas, Texas. Dawson won a buckle, felt banner and $700. The female was sired by LMC Rhino. The cattle were judged by Dean Fuchs.   The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Faith Onstot of Grainger, Texas. She won a buckle, felt banner and $600. The heifer is sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun. 3rd – 10th Overall Females were 3rd – Hope Onstot (banner and $425), 4th – Jane Hunt (banner and $350), 5th – Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $300), 6th – Olivia Vela (banner and $250), 7th – Hope Onstot (banner and $200), 8th – Robert Stavinoha (banner and $150), 9th – Adriana de los Santos (banner and $100) and 10th – Matthew Salinas (banner and $75)

 
The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Jake Rhyner of Rio Hondo, Texas. The steer was sired by JDH Rimer Manso and out of a LMC Simbravieh cow. Jake won a buckle, felt banner and $200.   The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Victoria Villanueva of Edinburg, Texas. The steer was sired by LMC Rhino and was out of a LMC Simbrah cow. Victoria won a buckle, banner and $150. The top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th – Cassie Flores (Simbravieh), Dana Guerrerro (LMC Polled Rico x Simbravieh) and Kendall Girault (Simbrah).

 
LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Junior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Matthew Salinas (buckle and $500), Andres Villanueva (buckle and $425), Amelia Stavinoha (banner and $375), Olivia Vela (banner and $325), Robert Stavinoha (banner and $300), Jake Rhyner (banner and $250) and Sabrina Cano (banner and $225). 3rd – 7th also received $25 gift certificates to Farm & Ranch in San Isidro, Texas.   LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Senior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Hope Onstot (buckle and $500), Faith Onstot (buckle and $425), Adriana de los Santos (banner and $375), Kaitlyn Davlin (banner and $325), Tristan Chapa (banner and $300), Victoria Villanueva (banner and $250) and John Paul Rodriguez (banner & $225). 3rd – 7th also received $25 gift certificates to either Lyssy & Eckel or Farm and Ranch.

 
The Annual LMC Awards were won by – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the David Onstot Family and Chris Davlin, LMC Educators of the Year – Dr. Robert Nelsen and Fred Grahmann and the LMC Supporter of the Year – the Dean Fuchs Family.   The 2013 Round Up Judging Contest Buckle Winners were – Junior Champion – Aidan Chapa, Intermediate Champion – Brody Hill and Senior Champion – Luis Hernandez.

 
The Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by LMC LF Braveheart and exhibited by Tristan Chapa of Katy, Texas. Tristan won a felt banner and $300.   The Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by LMC LF Anchor and exhibited by Brody Hill of Linn, Texas. Brody won a felt banner and $225. 3rd Overall was sired by LMC LF Goliath and was exhibited by Kaitlyn Davlin of El Campo, Texas. Kaitlyn won $175 and a $25 gift certificate to Lyssy & Eckel.

 
The Grand Champion Brahman Female was sired by LMC LF Ambassador 700/7 and exhibited by Olivia Vela of Edinburg, Texas. Olivia won a felt banner and $250.   The Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by LMC LF Ambassador 700/7 and exhibited by Leandra Flores of Linn, Texas. Leandra won a felt banner and $250. Premiums and awards for the Brahman Steer Show were donated by the Rio Grande Valley Brahman & F1 Association and La Muneca Cattle Company.

 
The Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by 3H X Ray 825 and was exhibited by Arianna Cantu of Linn, Texas. Arianna won a felt banner and $200. All Brahman Steer exhibitors received at least a check for $50.   The Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Heifer was sired by LMC Apollo 265/9 and was exhibited by Leandra Flores of Linn, Texas. Leandra won a banner and $175.

   
Speakers for the field day were (L-R) Victor G. Guerra, Major A. Spence Pennington, Leslie Harris, Larry Delgado, Amelia Stavinoha, Robert Stavinoha, Brad Cowan, Kallie Fuchs, Dean Fuchs and Carlos X. Guerra Jr.  

 

 
     
 

SPRING 2013 LMC NEWSLETTER

 
 

April 3, 2013

Greetings from La Muneca !!

It is newsletter time again with us having lots of good news to share about our spring show season and upcoming LMC $ellabration weekend. I hope that all is well with you guys and that you have had more moisture than we have as we are in the worst shape grass and moisture wise of our lifetime. We are all fine enjoying our grand kiddos and family at shows and preparing for this coming weekend.

   
  LMC Gold Medal

 

LMC Gold Medal won the National Show. He is an LMC Rhino out of the famous Dream Girl cow. We are selling a breeding share in this awesome young bull. The National Champion cow bred by Tim Smith is out of LM She Moves. The Reserve National Champion bull was produced by Charley Honeycutt and us and the Reserve National Female was sired by LMC Johnnie Walker and produced by Brian Knezek. The one common denominator in all four champions is a LMC parent. Three of these same four won the International Show. We congratulate the winners and appreciate their confidence in our genetics.

   
  LMC BBS Jenna by 6GLMC Rajin Cajun

 

Faith Onstot, Katy Berry, Victoria Villanueva and Bailey Scogin all won division or reserve division champions at the San Antonio, Houston and Super Bowl shows. Sabrina Cano won the tough RGV Show with over 100 head with her LMC RFI Smith Uno daughter that her family raised. Bailey won reserve. CONGRATS to all LMC Juniors on a good job.

   
   

 

We had very successful MAS and RGV Brahman & F-1 Association Showmanship Clinics and Showmanship shows at the RGV Show. We also had a history making first ever Registerd Brahman steer show that was very well received by all in attendance. Below is the photo of Milo Flores with his Reserve Grand Champion Brahman steer. We are selling several paternal brothers to this steer that will make some really good POLLED Brahman bulls for you.

   
   

 

Our upcoming $ellabration weekend has many highlights starting with the LMC Jackpot and LMC $ellabration Junior Shows that last year awarded $43,000 in premium monies. We have lots of good cattle coming and four good judges. The LMC Jackpot on Friday at 3 PM will be judged by - Cattle by Garret Thomas, Showmanship by Macy Jennings. The $ellabration Showmanship will be judged by Webb Fields and the cattle by Roger McDowall. We hope you can attend all or some of these shows.

 
Lot 92  

Lot 93

Lots 92 and 93 are two of the pre sale favorites that have raised a lot of interest in our sale. They will be great show heifers but of more importance represent one of the new generation of Dream Girls that will have a lasting impact on the future direction of Simbrah. They are sired by the 2011 International Champion LMC Rhino and the famous LMC WFC Dream Girl making them full sibs to Gold Medal.

 
Lot 84  

Lot 87

Another exciting feature are the 3/8 x 5/8 cattle coming to us from Kelly Barnard. They can be bred to Simmy bulls to produce purebred Simbrahs.
These two from l-r are Lots 84 and 87. They were originally produced by Ronnie Smith with LMC Brahman females. Both of these are out of Ambassador daughters.

 
Lot 65 A  

Lot 96

Some more highlights are the selling of the popular champion maternal sister to Dream Girl, LMC Whitney and her pick of a large litter by the famous Smith Nu Wave II bull. Another highlight is the offering of LMC's top 15 ET and natural BABY DOLLS born last fall and this spring. They all qualify for our $100,000 junior program.

There is something for everyone including the scholarship donation lots which include a trophy buck hunt on the Guerra ranch, hand made leather purse by Franco, K2 cooler with steaks from Chorizo de San Manuel, rib eye dinner for 20 at your house a la Flo and some very valuable semen out of JW Black and other golden oldies.

We hope you join us to celebrate this great weekend but if not and you want to watch it, bid and buy online, please go to www.cimauctions.com and register early. Sale starts at 4 PM CST.

Holler if you have any questions. Have a great Easter and please continue to pray for rain.

THANKS for your friendship and support.

Keep in touch !

Su amigo,

Carlos X. Guerra


 
     
  LA MUNECA PROUDLY PRESENTS THE SOUTH TEXAS JR. ROUNDUP & LMC FUTURITY DOCUMENTARY  
     
  March 18, 2013

This past year marked the 25th Anniversary of the South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity which has been held here at the ranch in Linn, Texas every October.  The past 25 years have been special and we have been blessed to work with so many great volunteers throughout the years while educating hundreds of juniors across the country.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this documentary and we appreciate all those who have played a part in making this field day happen each and every year.  We hope you enjoy the documentary and we look forward to having you with us for the 26th Annual Jr. Roundup & Futurity on October 5, 2013.

Special thanks to A&A Relations, Adriana Trevino and Jesus "Chuy" Gutierrez and his team for producing this documentary.  It was a pleasure to work with them.  

VIEW THE DOCUMENTARY
 
     
 

LMC $ELLABRATION II AND LMC JACKPOT SET FOR MARCH 22-23, 2013

 
 

February 20, 2013

We are excited about the $ellabration weekend coming up next month. The sale lineup is looking good with some great opportunities awaiting you. The sale catalog is on our home page, in the calendar above and on our for sale page. We will be putting updated photos and more information on our featured lots on the for sale link of our webpage in the weeks to come. Below you will find a schedule of events for the sale and an entry card for the juniors who purchased cattle from La Muneca and/or a $ellabration member. We hope you can join us for the LMC $ellabration weekend and if we can be of any assistance please let us know.

$ELLABRATION II SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 22, 2013 - Cattle on display all day

3:00 p.m. - La Muneca Jackpot Show

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Cattle on display all day

9:00 a.m. - The $20,000 LMC $ellabration Show

4:00 p.m. - LMC $ellabration Sale

There will be plenty to eat and drink beginning Friday at Noon through the $ellabration sale.

Download the $ELLABRATION AND LMC JACKPOT ENTRY CARD

 
     
 

WINSTON WALTERS & LMC POLLED SPICE WIN A $10,000 SALE SCHOLARSHIP

 
 

February 20, 2013

Winston Walters from Brenham, Texas led LMC Polled Spice 47/1 to another big win at the San Antonio Jr. Show bringing home Reserve Grand Champion honors once again and the coveted $10,000 SALE scholarship. Last year Winston also led Spice to Grand Champion Brahman and Reserve Grand Champion American Female honors at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Jr. Heifer Show.

Winston and the Walters Livestock crew have led Spice to numerous championships, including Grand Champion Female at the 2012 San Antonio Open Show, Reserve Grand Champion at the 2012 San Antonio Jr. Show and Grand Champion Female at the Tennessee State Fair. LMC congratulates Winston and the Walters crew for a job well done exhibiting LMC Polled Spice.

 
     
     
LMC POLLED SPICE
Ambassador 700/7 x Samantha 146
MANY TIMES CHAMPION
WINSTON & MARY KATE
Congratulations on all of your
success with LMC Polled Brahmans
 

KANSAS POLLED BRAHMAN RANCH AND LMC INTRODUCE
LMC POLLED DATAPACK 273/1

 
 

November 13, 2012

Kelly Barnard's Kansas Polled Brahman Ranch and LMC are excited to introduce one of our up and coming polled Brahman herd sires, LMC Polled Datapack (P). This yearling plus bull is a LMC WFF Pistolero son out of the powerful JDH Datapack daughter JDH Lady Bohannon Manso owned by Schneider Brahmans. 

Datapack's full sister, LMC +S Polled Madonna 274/1 sells at the 2013 ABBA International Brahman Sale in Houston on February 27, 2013. We would like to thank Kelly Barnard for his continued support and confidence in our program with his investment in LMC Polled Datapack. 

Check out Polled Datapack's video done by Cattle In Motion.

LMC POLLED DATAPACK (P)
ABBA#  907087
 
     
 

LMC GENETICS EXCEL AT­ SYNERGY V SALE AND $15,000 SHOWCASE

 
 

October 30, 2012

La Muneca genetics enjoyed much success at Synergy V held at Smith Genetics in Giddings, Texas on October 27th and 28th of 2012. 

Synergy began Saturday afternoon with the $15,000 Showcase Showmanship Show where the winning LMC jr. Show Team had several showman in the top ten in each of the 5 divisions.  In the 9 and Under division Katy Salyer took home Grand Champion honors, while McKenna Tschirhart was Reserve Champion Showman.  Other LMC Juniors in the Top Ten in this division were Kade Schooler in 3rd Place, Robert Stavinoha in 4th Place and Lorelai Hill in 5th Place.  In the 10 and 11 Year Old Division, Andres Villanueva continued his winning ways bringing home Grand Champion honors and Rowdy Baker was Reserve Champion Showman.  In the 12 and 13 Year Old Division, Victoria Villanueva was Reserve Grand Champion Showman.  Other LMC Juniors in the Top Ten in this division were Cameron Chappell in 3rd Place, Olivia Vela in 5th Place, Holli Baker in 6th Place, Addie Trojanowski in 7th Place, Sabrina Cano in 8th Place, Matthew Salinas in 9th Place and Amelia Stavinoha in 10th Place.  In the 14 and 15 Year Old division Leandra Flores was Reserve Champion Showman.  Others in the top ten in this division were John Paul Rodriguez in 3rd Place, Adriana De Los Santos in 4th Place, Hadley Baker in 6th Place, Kaitlyn Davlin in 7th Place, Bailey Scogin in 8th Place and Nicole Stevenson in 10th Place.  Finally, in the 16 and Over division, Allison Conners was 3rd Place, Megan Grant was 4th Place, Sidney Cano was 5th Place and Emilio Flores was 6th Place.  Congratulations to the winning LMC Jr. Show Team on a job well done in the Showmanship Show, we are proud of you for bringing home $3,600 in Synergy Showmanship premiums.  Half of the $15,000 Purse was awarded in the Showmanship Show.

 
The 9 & Under Showmanship Division Winners   The 10 & 11 Showmanship Division Winners
     
 
The 12 & 13 Showmanship Division Winners   The 14 & 15 Showmanship Division Winners
     
The 16 & Over Division Winners


Upon completion of the Showmanship Show the Synergy V Sale began and it was solid from the get go.  There were 105 Lots with the LMC influence in their pedigrees and they averaged a whopping $5,300.00.  LMC consigned 9 lots including the LMC WFC Wave Amigo bull that our compadre Pete Nieschwietz of 7N Ranch bought.  Wave Amigo is a full brother to the infamous LMC WFC Dream Girl donor that is doing a phenomenal job for Louie Flores, BETM Ranch, 6G Ranch and LMC.  Wave joins the 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun son LMC Gumbo in 7N Ranch’s Herd Bull Battery.  Thank you Pete and if you are interested in semen on Wave contact him as he is collecting him this fall.  We appreciate Jorge Urriegas from Mexico coming to Texas once again to acquire more LMC genetics.  Jorge purchased LMC Red Wave Amigo who is sired by 7N Ranch’s Wave Amigo bull and a productive LM Full House daughter.  BETM Ranch added a Wave Amigo daughter out of a full sister to She Moves named LMC Black Moves 3P/291.  The LM She Moves donor looks like a million bucks at approximately 12 years of age.  LMC welcomed Tristan Chapa to the winning LMC Jr. Show Team on sale night, as he acquired LMC Wave Amiga 5Z/3 in the Synergy sale.  Amelia Stavinoha added another good-looking doll to her show string as she purchased LMC Glitter 5Z/13 on sale night.  We welcome Cliff Marshall to the Simbravieh breed, he and his family purchased LMC Man Muneca Z34.  This January 2012 Simbravieh female is a thick and moderate MHF Manhattan daughter.  The volume buyers Southwestern Farms (The Hill and Palmore Families) acquired 3 females sired by LMC WFC Wave Amigo, J7N Maximus and LMC Mr. Right from Louie Flores and LMC.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS to all of the bidders and buyers for your support.

LMC WFC WAVE AMIGO
Smith Nu Wave II x LMC MISS DIVA
Now owned by Pete Nieschwietz’s 7N Ranch of Falls City and Donna, Texas. 
Call Pete for semen and other inquiries on “Wave” at 956.460.6002.

     

On Sunday morning the SYNERGY V Showcase Cattle Show was held and it had over 85 entries in the show with Dr. Chris Boleman serving as judge.  In the Percentage Show, Kaitlyn Davlin won her class in the Calf Division with her MHF Manhattan daughter and Addie Trojanowski led her Hagan bred heifer who is out of LMC RM MUNECA 5T/132 to Reserve Calf Champion honors.  In the Junior division, Will Hussey won his class with a BETM bred Simbravieh heifer that was Sired by LMC HS Rocco.  Amelia Stavinoha also won her class with her BETM Bred heifer that was out of the LMC Titan’s Muneca 5H/367 “Sophie” cow that did lots of winning for Anne Baring.  Kaitlyn Davlin led her Rafter M and LMC Simbravieh female to a class win and Junior Champion honors, while Will Hussey was selected as Reserve Junior Champion Female with his Rocco daughter.  Finally, in the Senior division, Megan Grant won her class with her Simbravieh female sired by LMC WFC Moose and out of the BOR Focus donor.  Adriana de los Santos led her Simbravieh MHF Manhattan daughter to a class win, Senior Champion and Grand Champion Percentage Female honors, winning her $600 in Synergy Premiums.  While Holli Baker led her BETM bred Simbravieh to Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Honors in the Percentage Show and $400 in Synergy Premiums.  CONGRATULATIONS to these exhibitors, as well as BETM Ranch and Rafter M Cattle Company for your champions as well with LMC Genetics.

 
KAITLYN DAVLIN & RMC JEWEL
Junior Champion Percentage Female
JEWEL SOLD IN THE INAUGURAL LMC $ELLABRATION SALE
 

WILL HUSSEY & BETM ANNA
Reserve Junior Champion Percentage Female
ANNA SOLD THE NIGHT BEFORE IN THE SYNERGY V SALE

     
 

ADRIANA DE LOS SANTOS & LMC MAN MUNECA X324
Senior Champion and Grand Champion Percentage Female
ADRIANA WON A BUCKLE, BANNER AND $600 IN SHOWCASE PREMIUMS
X324 SOLD IN THE INAUGURAL LMC $ELLABRATION SALE

 

HOLLI BAKER & BETM MAXINE
Reserve Senior Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female
HOLLI WON A BUCKLE, BANNER AND $400 IN SHOWCASE PREMIUMS
MAXINE SOLD IN THE SYNERGY IV SALE IN 2011

     

In the Purebred Simbrah Show, beginning with the calf division, McKenna Tschirhart and Kevin Koehl both finished with 2nd place finishes in their respective classes, while Matthew Salinas stood 3rd with his February baby.  Faith Onstot won her January class with LMC BBS Jenna who is sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun and out of the 2009 San Antonio Jr. Show Grand Champion Female BBS Jennie Walker.  Faith and Jenna went on to be Calf Champion Female.  In the Junior Division, Robert Stavinoha, Micah Perkins and Brody hill filled the Top 3 in the November – December of 2011 class.  In the September – October 2011 class, Bailey Scogin and Olivia Vela were 1st and 2nd with Emilio Flores leading his LMC HS Rocco heifer from BETM Ranch to 3rd place honors.  Finally in the May – August 2011 class, Brooke Springer led her Smith Genetics/Wentz Farming heifer to a class win, her heifer is a full sister to LMC WFC Dream Girl being a Smith Nu Wave II x LMC Miss Diva daughter.  In that same class Sabrina Cano led her LMC RFI-Smith Uno to 2nd Place honors.  Bailey Scogin led her LMC/BETM sponsored female LMC Guardian Angel to Junior Champion honors while Brooke Springer was named Reserve Junior Champion.  In the Senior Division, Victoria Villanueva and John Paul Rodriguez were 1st and 3rd in the March – April 2011 class.  Candice Tindle was 3rd Place in the January – February 2011 class with her LMC WFC Moose heifer.  In the September – December 2010 class, Cameron Chappell and Addie Trojanowski were 1st and 3rd Place.  Cameron Chappell led RGV LMC Dr. Beauty to Senior Champion honors and Victoria Villanueva was named Reserve Senior Champion with LMC LN Blackberry. 

Bailey Scogin led LMC Guardian Angel to Grand Champion Female honors and the $3,000 Synergy premium.  Bailey’s female is sired by LMC RFI-Smith Red Bullet and out of LMC Apasionada Muneca.  Bailey and Guardian Angel are the first to ever win both the $15,000 MAS Showdown and $15,000 Synergy Showcase.  Cameron Chappell and RGV LMC Dr. Beauty were selected as Reserve Grand Champion Female and took home the $1,500 Synergy premium.  Cameron’s female is sired by LMC ATZ Dr. Beauty and out of the ZZ Crimson Beauty donor.  Cameron and Dr. Beauty also were selected as the Grand Champion Female at the LMC $ellabration and Heart of Simbrah Shows.  CONGRATULATIONS to the entire winning LMC Jr. Show Team on a tremendous show and we appreciate the fine job you all do showing your La Muneca show heifers.

 

FAITH ONSTOT & LMC BBS JENNA
Calf Champion Purebred Female
FAITH WON A BUCKLE

 

VICTORIA VILLANUEVA & LMC LN BLACKBERRY
Reserve Senior Champion Purebred Female
VICTORIA WON A BUCKLE

     
 

BAILEY SCOGIN & LMC GUARDIAN ANGEL
Junior Champion and Grand Champion Purebred Female
BAILEY WON A BUCKLE, BANNER & $3,000 IN SHOWCASE PREMIUMS

 

CAMERON CHAPPELL & RGV LMC DR. BEAUTY
Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Female
DR. BEAUTY SOLD IN THE MAS VI SALE IN 2011
CAMERON WON A BUCKLE, BANNER & $1,500 IN SHOWCASE PREMIUMS

     

LMC AVE MARIA 5Z/52
A LMC WFC WAVE AMIGO DAUGHTER OWNED BY CALEB FUCHS



A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes to Caleb Fuchs for your investment in LMC Ave Maria, a LMC WFC Wave Amigo daughter out of a Thunder Cattle Company cow.  We also appreciate Hagan Cattle Company (6G/LMC Rajin Cajun), The Henly Family (6G/LMC Rajin Cajun) and RX Simbrah (LMC 6G Red Rock) for purchasing breeding shares in these respective bulls. We would like to thank our crew, Pete Garcia, Dr. Tobin Pennington, Dean Fuchs, Ted Tschirhart, Clayton Baker, Marco Flores, Mikey de los Santos and Dillon Burns, as well as all those who also assisted us over the weekend in presenting our sale cattle.  We would also like to thank Tim Smith and his crew for hosting us, as well as Hagan Cattle Company for feeding us over the weekend.  Most importantly we would like to thank all of the bidders, buyers and volunteers for making Synergy V one for the record books.  We hope you can be with us for the LMC $ellabration Sale & Show II on March 22nd & 23rd at La Muneca in Linn, Texas.
 
     
 

La Muneca Celebrates Silver Anniversary of LMC Jr. Roundup

 
 

"La Muneca Cattle Co. celebrated its 25th Annual LMC Jr. Roundup and LMC Futurity on October 6, 2012. Over 150 participated in the judging contest and approximately 150 more individuals attended the field day. Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $3,000 awarded in door prizes, premiums and buckles to the juniors. Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar and the Benny Cano Family. The Special Award donors were the families of Michael Grahmann and Doug Lightfoot. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family,” stated Carlos X. Guerra.

“Our family is very proud of the success of these events which is one small way that we give back to the juniors in an effort to motivate them to become better students and future leaders. We want to thank the many sponsors, volunteers, speakers, judges, youth leaders,  and parents that have supported us over the past 25 years,” stated Sister Guerra.
 
“ The Field Day Contest winners were: Junior – 1st – 3rd – Tyler Gantt, Clay Smith and Joseph Cano. Intermediate – 1st – 3rd – Ellie Tilton (repeat winner), Olivia Tilton and Celeste Saenz. Senior – 1st – 3rd – Victoria Gutierrez, Madonna Martinez and Aaron Gonzalez. Adult – 1st – 3rd – Julie Tilton, Manny Gonzalez and Gerald Koehl. Over $2,000 in door prizes were given away THANKS to the following donors – Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Farm & Ranch in San Isidro – Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc. – Frank Trevino, Chorizo de San Manuel, Creative Awards, San Isidro FFA – Raul Hinojosa, Rio Grande City FFA – Randy Lee Lara, Tandy’s, La Muneca and the families of Dr. Oscar Alvarez, Oscar Garza, Benny Cano, Benjamin Hill and Doug Lightfoot.

Speakers for the Field Day were Hannah Wells (FFA Creed), Marcus Garcia (4-H Motto & Prayer), Rex Ruckert, Chris Shivers, Michael Grahmann, Brad Cowan, Dr. Twila Johnson, Mike England, Carlos X. Guerra, Oscar Garza III, Fred Grahmann and Kasey Shivers. Topics covered were – Building Trust, How to Feed a Champion, Importance of Brahman Blood in South Texas and how the RGV Brahman & F1 Association Can Help You, Update on the STAR Gala, Champion’s Showmanship Clinic, How Politics Work, How to Select a Champion Beef Animal, Write a Happy Ending and the Basics of Livestock and Hay Judging. Over 200 Simbrah and youth enthusiasts were treated at the Sixth Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner prepared by Chorizo De San Manuel, Benny & James Cano after the LMC Futurity.

The 2012 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Benny Cano Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Chris Ardis and the LMC Supporters of the Year – Mike England Family and Chris & Kasey Shivers. The 25th Annual LMC Futurity had over $13,000 awarded in premiums, largely in part to our juniors who did a great job of selling raffle tickets and our gracious donors. The Jaime Flores Family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets. There were over 60 head of cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 43 different 4-H and FFA students. Judges were Chris Shivers of the American Brahman Breeders Association – Cattle and his wife Kasey Shivers – Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah females were exhibited by Dawson Raub and Faith Onstot. The Champion AOB heifers were shown by Amelia Stavinoha and Adriana De Los Santos. The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steers were exhibited by Manny Gonzalez IV and Andres Villanueva. The Champion Brahman female was exhibited by Emilio Flores.

American Brahman history was made when the first ever Registered Purebred Brahman Steer Show in America was held at the LMC Futurity. As more and more Registered Brahman steer shows are established, the market for Brahman bulls will improve plus the public will appreciate how good and how important these cattle are. The Champion Brahman Steers were exhibited by Yulisa Santana and Hannah Wells.  $1,000 in premiums plus banners were awarded sponsored by the RGV Brahman & F-1 Association and La Muneca.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy V on October 27th & 28th at Smith Genetics in Giddings, Texas, Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl during the San Antonio Jr. Show and the the LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the LMC $ellabration. LMC Juniors will compete for $100,000 in awards and premiums to be given out this next year at LMC sponsored events. Call or email on how you can get involved in one of America’s most supportive junior programs.
 

A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our Silver Anniversary LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity the best ever. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at (956) 383 – 7566 or (956) 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
The Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Dawson Raub of Lampasas, Texas. She won a buckle, felt banner and $600. The female was sired by LMC Soldier. The cattle were judged by Chris Shivers.  

The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Faith Onstot of Grainger, Texas. She won a buckle, felt banner and $500. The heifer is sired by 6G/LMC Rajin Cajun.


 

The Top Ten Overall Simbrah Females were selected in this order from (L-R): Grand Champion – Dawson Raub (not pictured), Reserve Grand Champion – Faith Onstot, 3rd – Robert Stavinoha (banner & $400), 4th – Bailey Scogin (banner & $350), 5th – John Paul Rodriguez (banner & $300), 6th – Olivia Vela (banner & $250), 7th – Emilio Flores (banner & $200), 8th – Sabrina Cano (banner & $150), 9th – Amelia Stavinoha (banner & $100) and William Scogin (banner & $75).

 

The Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Manny Gonzalez IV of Pharr, Texas. The steer was sired by LMC WFC Wave Amigo and was purchased at the MAS VII Sale. Manny won a buckle, felt banner and $225.


 

The Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah/Simbravieh Steer was exhibited by Andres Villanueva of Edinburg, Texas. The steer was sired by LMC WFC Wave Amigo, who sells in his entirety at Synergy V on October 27, 2012. Andres won a buckle, banner and $150. The top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th – Victoria Villanueva, Yulisa Santana and Emilio Flores.

 

LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Junior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): Olivia Vela (buckle, banner, showstick and $475), Sabrina Cano (buckle, banner, showstick and $400), Andrew Cano (banner, ice chest & $350), Victoria Villanueva (banner, ice chest & $325), Yulisa Santana (banner, ice chest & $275), Amelia Stavinoha (banner, feed scoop & $250) and McKenna Tschirhart (banner, feed scoop & $225).


 

LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Senior Division were (Champion – 7th Overall): John Paul Rodriguez (buckle, banner & $425), Alyssa Canul (buckle, banner & $350), Leandra Flores (banner, ice chest & $300), Nina Olvera (banner, ice chest & $275), Adriana de los Santos (banner, feed scoop & $250), Kaitlyn Davlin (banner, feed scoop & $225) and Emilio Flores (banner, feed scoop & $175).

 

The Annual LMC Awards were won by – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Benny Cano Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Chris Ardis and the LMC Supporters of the Year – Mike England Family and Chris & Kasey Shivers.


 

The 2012 Round Up Judging Contest Buckle Winners were – Junior Champion – Tyler Gantt, Intermediate Champion – Ellie Tilton from Corpus Christi and Senior Champion – Victoria Gutierrez of Edinburg with buckle sponsors Santos Escobar and Benny Cano.

 

The Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by SAC Mr. MT 73G and exhibited by Amelia Stavinoha of Rock Island, Texas. Amelia won a buckle, felt banner and $225.


 

The Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female was sired by MHF Manhattan and exhibited by Adrianna de los Santos of Linn, Texas. Adrianna won a buckle, felt banner and $150. 3rd – 5th Overall AOB Females were selected with 3rd Overall going to Andres Villanueva ($125), Kaitlyn Davlin ($100) and Kaitlyn Davlin ($75).

 

The Grand Champion Brahman Female was sired by JDH Carlos Manso 534/3 and exhibited by Emilio Flores of Linn, Texas. Emilio won a felt banner and $80.


 

The Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by #RVS MR STO TOMAS 086/6 and exhibited by Yulisa Santana of McAllen, Texas. Yulisa won a felt banner and $250.

 

The Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Steer was sired by JRS Romel Manso 117/8 and was exhibited by Hannah Wells of Harlingen, Texas. Hannah won a felt banner and $200. All Brahman Steer exhibitors received at least a check for $85.

  

 
  THE SYNERGY V SALE AND $15,000 SHOWCASE IS SET FOR
OCTOBER 27 - 28, 2012 IN GIDDINGS, TX
 
 
Synergy IV Judge Dave Allan selecting Kallie Fuchs as his Reserve Champion Simbrah Female. Kallie won over $1,500 in Synergy premiums at the Showcase. LMC WFC Wave Amigo sells in his entirety with a semen bank of 100 units as does a son and several good looking daughters.

August 30, 2012

We are excited about Synergy V coming up in October and will be consigning some exciting cattle, including the proven herd sire LMC WFC Wave Amigo.  Another highlight will be the $15,000 Showcase Show, where juniors who purchased cattle from Synergy members will compete in Showmanship on Saturday and show their cattle on Sunday. 

La Muneca is proud to have bred 6 of the 8 champions in the Purebred Simbrah Show and 4 of the 8 champions in the Percentage Simbrah Show.  Together these champion exhibitors took home over $15,000 in premiums for these championships alone with their LMC bred females.  At the completion of Synergy V, its members will award over $75,000 in total premiums to its juniors at Synergy alone.    CONGRATULATIONS to our fellow members and the entire winning LMC Jr. Show Team on all of your success at Synergy.

We will be selling an exciting young herd sire sired by Wave Amigo and a few daughters sired by Wave that will be halter broke and ready to work for you either in the ring and/or in the pasture.  We will also be consigning a select group of Simbravieh females, including two MHF Manhattan heifers and a Braveheart that have a bright future ahead of them.  In the next few weeks we will be posting more information and photos about our offering and the event.

Stay tuned to our web site and our facebook page for more information or feel free to contact us at lamunecacattle@aol.com or 956.383.7566 with any questions you have about the event.  We appreciate your interest in advance and look forward to working with you. 

    

 
  LMC TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF THE SOUTH TEXAS JR. ROUNDUP AND LMC FUTURITY ON OCTOBER 6, 2012 AT THE RANCH IN LINN, TX  
 
Carlos and Sister Guerra posing with a group of kids at the 2011 LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity. Past Field Day speaker and educator Dean Fuchs teaching the Roundup crowd about livestock evaluation while sharing a laugh.

August 30, 2012

The entire crew at La Muneca is excited about the 25th Annual Field Day and LMC Futurity coming up in October.  Registration will begin Saturday morning and there will be hay and cattle judging contest with multiple classes to be judged with multiple age divisions including adults.  Prior to the contest we will have experienced speakers providing their input on how to judge hay and cattle.  This event is open to the public and there is no entry fee for the contests or the field day.    

Throughout the day we will have speakers on various topics, including showmanship, nutrition and interesting leadership topics from some of the industry’s effective leaders.  The Edinburg FFA will be on hand serving food throughout the event and as is the tradition at every field day, every kid registered will win a door prize.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS to all the donors who have generously donated door prizes over the last 25 years of this fun filled and educational event.  Many leaders will be on hand to answer any of your questions regarding your cattle project throughout the day.  Buckles and premiums will be awarded to the winners of the hay and cattle judging contests at the conclusion of the field day.  We would also like to extend a BIG HEARTY THANKS to all the donors of these buckles and premiums over the last 25 years.  We will also be awarding our annual LMC Awards, which include the LMC Educator of the Year, LMC Booster of the Year and LMC Volunteer of the Year.  The winners of the LMC Raffle will also be awarded, if you are interested in buying tickets for the raffle and have not been contacted by a LMC junior, please give us a call.    

At the conclusion of the field day we will have the LMC Futurity, where the members of the winning LMC Jr. Show Team will compete in showmanship and show their cattle.  These hard working juniors will be competing for premiums in which they raised through selling raffle tickets for the LMC Raffle.  The juniors keep half of what each ticket sells for and the other half makes up the purse for the LMC Futurity, which has awarded over $10,000 a year on average to the LMC Jr. Show Team.  As the tradition with all LMC events, half of the money will be awarded in the showmanship contest and the other half will be awarded in the cattle show.  As we celebrate 25 successful years of the LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup & LMC Futurity, we will also host and celebrate the first ever Purebred Brahman Steer Show.  Juniors will be competing for buckles, banners and premiums.  We are excited to have Chris & Kasey Shivers of Houston, Texas come down to work with our kids and sort through the exhibitors and cattle.  Both Chris and Kasey have spent their entire lives in the industry and enjoy working with the kids.  Chris is the Executive Vice President of the American Brahman Breeders Association and Kasey is an Attorney at Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout LLP, both located in Houston, Texas.

At the conclusion of the LMC Futurity we will host our annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner, which you are invited to attend.  Here we will share stories about all the good times and deeds done over the last 25 years at the LMC South Texas Jr. Roundup and LMC Futurity and enjoy plenty of fellowship.  We encourage and welcome 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters, as well as judging teams to attend this event and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at lamunecacattle@aol.com or 956.383.7566.  WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!  



 
 

LMC $ellabration Simbrah Weekend a Huge Success!

 
 

Over 600 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the inaugural LMC $ellabration Sale and $28,000 SHOW held March 23rd & 24th at the La Muneca Ranch near Linn, TX.  “This one of a kind two day event was dedicated to our forefathers especially my great grandmother Antonia who like so many still today came to this great country in 1873 as a widow looking for a better life for her three sons.  We are very fortunate to have so many of our clients and friends show up to help us with the execution of this great event which awarded over $43,000 in premiums to our juniors, raised over $22,000 for our family scholarships and marketed 160 plus State of the Art Simbrah and Simbravieh cattle all over the Simbrah World” stated Carlos X. Guerra, sale host.

“Again La Muneca rises to the occasion and put forth a new event that headlines any event I have been associated with. The $ellabration sale was a new and exciting event which only adds to a line of successful events produced by La Muneca. It was truly an enjoyable event which featured an excellent set of cattle to tempt any cattle buyer. The Friday Show was an outstanding event and the level of participation was high. Saturday’s events were one of a kind and only La Muneca has the ability to stage such events. The food was excellent, the facilities were outstanding and the event was well coordinated and organized. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to participate and be a part of the weekend. It was great to see so many people and so many new faces. Our cattle did exceptionally well and we are pleased with the results.” stated long time LMC buyer and supporter Fred Grahmann of 6G Ranch.

 A highlight of the weekend was the $28,000 awarded in premium money to the LMC $ellabration Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah, Brahman and Simbravieh heifers.  $11,000 + was awarded in Showmanship premiums and buckles to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class. 
The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash. 
Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) – McKenna Tschirhart and Dawson Raub,
(10 – 11 yrs.) - Andres Villanueva and Hannah Wells,
(12 – 13 yrs.) – Victoria Villanueva and Jane Hunt,
(14 – 15 yrs.) –   John Paul Rodriguez and Maycie Wells,
(16 – 18 yrs.) -  Kallie Fuchs and Nevada Huffman. 

The Supreme Champion Showman Kallie Fuchs won $2,000 and the Reserve Supreme Champion Showman Nevada Huffman won $1,000.  The LMC $ellabration Showmanship judge was Ingrid Tusa who along with her ring steward Rickey Burch commented on how polite and polished all of the junior exhibitors were. 
Andrew Morris from Pittsburg won the farthest traveled bonus.

"The LMC $ellabration really reaches kids and their families. It offers great prize money, but more than that it provides a forum for kids to learn, network and visit with breeders throughout the weekend. It also provides a great avenue for junior exhibitors and their families to market their heifer projects and become involved in the breed. It's a fast paced two days, with lots of opportunities and great Guerra family hospitality” stated long time Simbrah enthusiast Martha Garrett.



Savannah Chappell from Lyford won the $ellabration Junior Division and Grand Champion honors with her RGV/LMC heifer.  She won $3,300 in premiums.



Hunter Wells from Harlingen won the Calf Division and Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with his 5W Cattle Co. (home raised) heifer and received $2,100 in premium checks.   Other division winners included Reserve Calf Champion – Victoria Villanueva (La Negra/LMC), Reserve Junior Champion – Kalllie Fuchs (BETM, 6G & LMC) and Senior Champions, Olivia Vela and Daniel Galvan with their La Muneca pairs.



Christopher Martin from Wharton won the $ellabration Simbravieh show with his La Muneca heifer and received $1,000 in premiums, a banner plus a buckle.  Blake Schultz from Louisiana was Reserve Grand and won $500, a banner & buckle with his LMC-Rafter M Simbravieh.  Morgan Arnold and Elizabeth Quintanilla won Grand and Reserve Brahman heifers both sponsored by La Muneca.  They won $600 and $400 plus a banner and buckle each. The Champion and Reserve Champion Simbrah Bulls were both exhibited by Dawson Raub with Carlie Cope from Katy showing the Reserve. They won $600 and $400 plus a banner and buckle each.

“The competition was fierce but fair and fun” as stated by Dean Fuchs. Long time Simbrah guru Ken Persyn judged the 86 head of cattle in the LMC Sellabration show that awarded over $12,000 in premiums and buckles won by each Simbrah class winner and all champions.  Judge Persyn was impressed with the depth of quality and progress made by Simbrah.

Twenty-five lucky $ellabration exhibitors also won $200 scholarships drawn out of a hat at the conclusion of the show thanks to the LMC $ellabration sponsors.

La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $15,000 in premiums to their junior clients.  $7,500 was awarded in the showmanship show.  The Top Seven heifers were - Champion Simbrah Female was exhibited by Kallie Fuchs from Columbus, Reserve – Victoria Villanueva from Edinburg, 3rd  – McKenna Tschirhart from Castroville,  4th – Savannah Chappell from Lyford, 5th   – Hadley Baker from Lott, 6th – Jane Hunt from Orange Grove and 7th – Dawson Raub from Lampasas.  There were 59 head in the LMC Jackpot Show.

The LMC Jackpot Simbravieh show was won by Caleb Fuchs from Burton.  The Reserve was shown by Andres Villanueva from Edinburg.  .  Morgan Arnold and Beth Quintanilla both from Edinburg exhibited the Grand and Reserve Champion Brahman females.  The cattle were judged by Joe Seale.

The Champion Junior Showmen were 1st – Victor Moreno, 2nd – McKenna Tschirhart, 3rd – Hannah Wells, 4th – Jane Hunt, 5th - Addison Trojanowski, , 6th – Olivia Vela, 7th – Victoria Villanueva, 8th – Amelia Stavinoha, 9th – Morgan Arnold and 10th - Beth Quintanilla.  The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were 1st – Kallie Fuchs,  2nd – Brance Crowell, 3rd – Nevada Huffman, 4th – Dustin Black, 5th – Micahel Stehle, 6th – James Baker III, 7th – Blake Schultz, 8th – Liana Flores, 9th – Regan Duleba and 10th – Tanner Feldhoff.  Showmanship was judged by Erin Lockhart. 

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Funds.  The top two selling lots were two Whitetail buck hunts donated by the Carlos X Guerra family selling for $6,500 apiece to Tom Zulim and Nick Goodrich.   The third top selling donation lot was three units of semen on the legendary LMC EF JW Black selling for $4,500 to Hagan Cattle Co.  Other donors were Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Darryl Caraveo, LMC and Ava Barker. A total of $22,800 was raised for the Victor, Arcadio, Rafael & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Funds.  RGV Cattle donated a Simbrah heifer that sold to Pepe and Victor Guerra for $1,350.  That money will go to the American Junior Simbrah Round Up.

The top selling Simbrah bull, the popular champion LMC Soldier was consigned by La Muneca & Alejandro Guerra and sold to Hernando Guerra from Mexico for $14,000.  The 2nd top selling bull was LMC 6G Pappadeaux selling for $5,250 to Newt Huffman and Victor Guerra.  The third top selling bull was consigned by Darryl Raub & LMC and sold to UTmost Cattle Co. of Katy, Texas for $4,500. The top selling Braunvieh bull was consigned by La Muneca with ½ interest selling to Pedernal Cattle Co. of Linn for $2,500.  Overall 21 Simbrah bulls averaged $3,188.

The highlight of the sale and female offering was the Lot 27 Uno’s Pretty Neat show heifer prospect consigned by Top C and La Muneca Cattle Co. selling for $21,900 to Ronnie Smith from Fort Worth.   The 2nd and 3rd tops sellers were consigned by La Muneca, BETM and 6G and sold for $11,000 apiece to Olivia Vela and Ronnie Smith. Louie Flores consigned the 4th top seller selling for $8,000 to Andrew Morris from Pittsburg, TX.  Rowdy Baker from Lott, bought the 5th top seller from BETM, 6G and LMC for $6,500 with Cameron Younts from Orange Grove buying the 6th top selling heifer for $5,900 for ½ interest from BETM and LMC.
 

The top selling Simbrah pair was consigned by Rafter M, Littlefoot Land & Cattle and La Muneca selling for $6,000 to Smith Genetics and Pete Nieschwietz.  The top selling cow was consigned by 6G Ranch, Louie Flores, Rafter M and La Muneca selling for $5,250 to BETM Ranch from Castroville.  Overall 58.5 Simbrah females averaged $3,332.

The top selling Simbraviehs were consigned by La Muneca and sold for $3,200, $2,800 and $2,700 to Floneca from Linn, Damian Rangel from McAllen and Sigifredo Cantu from HIdalgo.  7N Ranch from Falls City, Paul Estes from Oklahoma, Sigifredo Cantu, Diamond V Ranch from Decatur, Sam Correa from Mission and Twisted D Ranch from Edinburg all put together some great starter sets of Simbravieh heifers which averaged $1,808 on 71 head.  


The Top Ten Volume buyers were:  Ronnie Smith, 7N Ranch- Pete Nieschwietz, Paul Estes, Sigifredo Cantu, Diamond V Ranch, Sam Correa, Hernando Guerra, Jorge Urriegas, Twisted D Ranch and BETM Ranch  The total LMC $ellabration sale grossed $420,100 on 163 lots for a $2,577 average per lot with 69 buyers.   Another sale highlight was the fact that several new Simbravieh breeders were established and the many buyers came from as far away as Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Mexico.  Leo Casas was the auctioneer.  Cattle in Motion helped to market over twenty lots online.

The next big Simbrah event will be MAS VII on June 16-17th and will be held in conjunction with the American Jr. Simbrah Round Up at the Rio Grande Valley Show Grounds in Mercedes, Texas. The LMC $ellabration Sale II is being planned for March 22-23, 2013.  For more information, please call Carlos X. Guerra at (956) 802-1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.


 
 

LMC SUMMER 2012 NEWSLETTER

 
  Good Evening Friends !!

Since our last newsletter, we have been blessed with some good rains that most of Texas has been able to receive also. We are still in need of some more as we have no sub moisture but as the old timers say - we are one day closer to another good rain. We hope you have had your share of good rains. Our health is good, have plenty of work and are both proud and happy to live in this great country THANK THE LORD.

We are in the process of wrapping up a great scholarship season where our family will be awarding $53,000 to 43 graduating seniors from South Texas with a few from up north for the TJSSA and the American Junior Simbrah Round Up. This is largely in part made possible by the support of many of you all. I get to interview all of these students which is an education for both the student and the interview committee. I could write a book on these interviews as we learn and help each other plus share some good advice and stories.



San Isidro High School recipients of Guerra Family scholarships.

It is very inspiring to get to interview these kids who have such great dreams to make something of themselves. Many of the kids in the two communities that we support and where we ranch come from Mexico. Many have the best grades as they are trying to make the best of this opportunity afforded them to get an education in the USA.

I make this scholarship report to encourage all of you to consider getting more involved in scholarship programs. Together, we can make a difference. A scholarship is like a tree - it is never too late to plant a tree or start a scholarship with your church, business organization, 4-H, FFA or your family. We started in 1980, the year after my little brother Victor passed away. It has changed our lives.



Top seven LMC Jackpot Simbrah heifer exhibitors with Judge Joe Seale.

In March we were blessed to have a great LMC $ellabration Sale Weekend. Over 600 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the inaugural LMC $ellabration Sale and $28,000 Show held March 23rd & 24th at La Muneca Ranch near Linn, TX. This one of a kind two day event was dedicated to our forefathers especially my great grandmother Antonia who like so many still today came to this great country in 1873 as a widow looking for a better life for her three sons.



Top Pee Wee Showmen with Ingrid Tusa at the inaugural LMC $ellabration Show.

We are very fortunate to have so many of our clients and friends show up to help us with the execution of this great event which awarded over $43,000 in premiums to our juniors, raised over $22,000 for our family scholarships and marketed 160 plus State of the Art Simbrah and Simbravieh cattle all over the Simbrah World. The total LMC $ellabration sale grossed $420,100 on 163 lots for a $2,577 average per lot with 69 buyers. 80 Simbrah lots averaged $3,294 with 21 Simbrah bulls averaging $3,188.



The Champion Simbrah was shown by Savannah Chappell and was bred by RGV Cattle Co.
She is a LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good Daughter.



The Champion Simbravieh was shown by Christopher Martin and is an own daughter of the great Morning Star cow that we sold Pine Ridge as an embryo. It is sure good to see Grandpa Martin up and at it again.



CONGRATULATIONS to Liana Flores who won the MAS Steer Show and was Reserve Overall at STAR this year with her Simbravieh steer sired by LMC LF Goliath that won her over $10,000. Good Luck at Texas A & M Nani !!

We are getting ready for MAS VII and the American Jr. Simbrah Round Up in Mercedes this week. The Round Up is the National Jr. Show for our Simbrah Juniors. It is a great event to attend. Everything will in the big barn that has big fans which keep us 20 to 30 degrees cooler plus we will have access to the A/C rooms for eating and visiting and to cool off more if needed. The Who's Who of both the Junior and Adult Simbrah breeders will be here so we hope you will join us.

 

Polled Brahman Baby Doll - Lot 31 Polled F-1 Donor prospect - Lot 29

The cattle for this sale are awesome and represent 13 of the more progressive Simbrah breeding programs in the world. It will be the first ever video only sale for the breed. The cattle will be on display in the barn at the RGV Showgrounds and the sale will be upstairs in the A/C ballroom.
It promises to be a great one.

You can see both the video of the cattle and the catalog online at www.cattleinmotion.com. While you are at it, please go ahead and sign up for the sale in case you cannot make it to the sale, you can buy online. Also catch videos of several of our herd sires and a few of our donors on Cattle in Motion.

 

Two stout herd bull prospects sell !! Lot 27- LMC Red Dream by Dream
Lot 26 - LMC Gumbo by Rajin Cajun. Up

South Padre is just one hour from Mercedes and a great place to wind down and get you a great tan.

 

Breeding Share in the champion Dream On sired donor prospect sells! 6GLMC Pappadeaux sells !!

The quality is deep. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you on any matter. We hope to see you next week. We would also love to show your our cattle in their working clothes.

   
         


If you do not get your show prospect bought at MAS come see us after the sale.
We always have some good show prospects available.

Keep in touch !!

Su amigo,

Carlos X. Guerra


 
  SPRING 2012 LA MUNECA & $ELLABRATION NEWSLETTER  
 

Good Evening Friends !

We have been blessed with some rain which has greened us up some but we continue to pray for more as we have no sub moisture and our spring Valley winds will dry us up quickly with no more rain. Our health is good, our grand kids are enjoying school, the kids are working, Nana is enjoying baby sitting grand kids and we are grateful for a very productive spring show and private treaty sale season.



We started off the year with a bang hosting the second annual STAR GALA for our Hidalgo County 4-H and FFA exhibitors and the STAR Show. We fed over 1000 people a great 16 oz. ribeye dinner in less than 30 minutes THANKS to 100 of our 4-H and FFA students helping. The food was prepared by our good compadre Louie "Flo" Flores and his team who always do a great job. He is the chef for the $ellabration also. Our hard working team raised over 250 g's for these great kids.

We are excited to be hosting our first LMC $ellabration Show and Sale that we are dedicating to our forefathers for giving us the opportunity to continue ranching in the Guerra tradition. We have over 20 sponsors that will be selling cattle with at least one LMC parent in their pedigrees. LMC has over 100 lots in the sale. We will be awarding over $25,000 in premiums and prizes at the $ellabration shows for Brahmans, Simbrah, and AOB's. We also will have our annual LMC Jackpot show which will offer around 10 g's more depending on how many show up. It should be a great event with breeders coming from several countries and states. We hope you can make it.





LMC LN Blackberry owned by Victoria Villanueva won the 2012 Super Bowl and RGV Junior Shows - two of the toughest to win with over 100 head in each show. A full sister sells as Lot 160. Several paternal half sisters also sell all sired by LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good. The RGV Open Show Champion owned by the Chappell Family is another Feel Good bred by RGV Cattle, a LMC $ellabration sponsor.

Lot 5 - LMC 6G Pappadeaux won Reserve Grand at the RGV Show last week. He sells at the $ellabration Sale this Saturday and is one of the leading contenders for next year's shows. He is built right and has a great pedigree being out of our hot young sire LMC 6G Ragin Cajun and a full sister to Full House who also sells in this sale.

LMC 6G Red Rock was International & RGV Grand Champion and Reserve at the National. He is a Rocco out of the popular $42,000 LMC WFC Dream Girl cow. We are selling ten units of semen as a donation lot to raise money for our Guerra Scholarship Program. He is going to be a great and popular champion and herd bull. We are also selling a trophy buck hunt and semen tank donated by Brushy Creek (Ava Barker) with 48 units of semen from 16 different International and National Champion and Reserve Champion bulls. (3 units per bull)

Our POLLED Brahman cattle have enjoyed a great show season with Winston Walters winning Grand Champion at the San Antonio Open & Houston Jr. Shows - two of the toughest plus Reserves at the Jr. Brenham, Waco, Dallas, SA and Houston Overall American Breeds Shows. Ken Abney and us teamed up to win Reserve Grand Bull at the RGV Show with LMC Polled Leader which is exciting news for the POLLED Brahman World.

 

We brought our sale heifers home from the feedlot yesterday and I am proud to say that they are phenomenal. It is going to hurt us when we load those great cattle up after the sale. They are the best set of heifers I have ever seen of any American breed. I just wish we could re video them now that they are re clipped with no mud on them.

   
Show Prospect
Lot 169
  Show Prospect
Lot 172
  Show Prospect
Lot 170

Whether you are in the market for a show heifer, herd bull, donor female or a potload of HERD IMPROVERS - you will be at the right place at the right time. Most everyone has been blessed with some good rain, the best ever commercial cow market (good time to cull & replace with younger better stock) and now a great sale to buy QUALITY IN QUANTITY WITH CONFIDENCE while having a great time amongst the WHO'S WHO OF SIMBRAH & SIMBRAVIEH !!

 
Lot 155   Lot 160

You can see the sale catalog and video of the cattle online at www.cattleinmotion.com under LMC $ellabration. You can also bid and buy from your home or office just make sure to sign up early in case you have trouble signing up.

Holler if you have any questions.

We appreciate your friendship.

 
  La Muneca Hosts Up Beat All Day Simbrah Event  
 

“La Muneca Cattle Co. celebrated its 24th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and LMC Futurity on Oct. 1, 2011.   144 + juniors and 26 + adults participated in the judging contest.  Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $1,000 awarded in premiums and buckles to the juniors.  Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar and Lyssy & Eckel.  Special Award donors were the families of Michael Grahmann and Doug Lightfoot. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family,” stated Carlos X. Guerra.

“The Field Day winners were : Junior – 1st – 3rd – Hannah Wells, Joaquin Jasso and Katy Salyer, Intermediate – 1st – 3rd – Ellie Tilton, David Bevier and Vicente Gutierrez,  Senior – 1st – 2nd – Michael Stehle, Matthew Garza and Try Trevino, Adult Champions – Scott Tilton, Leroy Stavinoha and Rodney Bargfrede. Over $2,000 worth of door prizes were given away thanks to the following donors - Farm & Ranch - Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc.-Frank Trevino, Martin’s Farm & Ranch,  Chorizo de San Manuel,  Creative Awards, San Isidro FFA, The Brahman Review, La Muneca and the families of  Dr. Oscar Alvarez, Tim Arnold, Benny Cano, Buck Rhyner, Doug Lightfoot, Robert Martinez and Raul Hinojosa.

Speakers for the Field Day were Aaron Alejandro, Texas FFA Foundation, Dr. Robert Nelsen, President UTPA, Lynda Lopez, Fred Grahmann, Joelynn Donough, Joe Rathmann, Brad Cowan, Dean Fuchs, Benny Cano, Joe Mask, Victor Guerra and Liana Flores.  Topics covered were – The Value of a College Education, How to Become a Leader, Showmanship, Selection, Judging, How 4-H & FFA has helped me, Dream Big, ATTITUDE, Hay Judging, How to Finance Your Project and The Future for Women in Agriculture.  Over 200 Simbrah enthusiasts were treated at the Fifth Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner after the Futurity,” stated Guerra.

The 2011 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Rene Vela Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Lydia Rendon – the LMC Supporters of the Year – Santos Escobar and Kelly Barnard families.

“The 24th Annual LMC Futurity had over $10,000 awarded in premiums, buckles and prizes THANKS to our many donors plus our juniors did a great job of selling raffle tickets.  The Darryl Raub family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets.  There were 52 head of cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 39 different 4-H and FFA students.  Judges were Joe Rathmann - cattle and Joelynn Donough - Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah heifers were exhibited by Kallie Fuchs and Olivia Vela.  The Champion Simbravieh heifers were shown by Emilio Flores and Nevada Huffman.  The Champion Braunviehs were exhibited by Katy Salyer and Nevada Huffman. The Champion Brahmans were shown by Beth Quintanilla and Morgan Arnold.  The Champion Steers were shown by Liana Flores and Yulissa Santana.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy IV on Oct 21 & 22nd at Smith Genetics in Giddings,  the Super Bowl during the San Antonio Jr. Show and the LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the LMC $ellabration & $20,000 Jr. Show on March 23 & 24th, 2012.  LMC juniors will compete for $100,000 in awards and premiums to be given out this next year at LMC sponsored events.  Call or email on how you can get involved in America’s most supportive junior program.

A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 24th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity our best ever” stated Carlos X. Guerra. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at 956 – 383 – 7566 or 956 – 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

Champion Simbrah Heifer 
Exhibited by Kallie Fuchs of Columbus TX. 
She won a buckle, leather banner and $400. The heifer was sired by LMC HS Rocco.
Judged by Joe Rathmann


Reserve Champion Simbrah Heifer
Exhibited by Olivia Vela. 
  She won a buckle, leather banner and $300. 
She is a LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good daughter. The top ten were selected with the following results from 3rd to 10th
Jane Hunt, Savannah Chappell, Kallie Fuchs, Hannah Wells, Liana Flores, Sabrina Cano, John Paul Rodriguez
and Amelia Stavinoha winning a total of $980 in additional premiums.


Champion Steer
Exhibited by Liana Flores of Linn with her LMC LF Braveheart sired Simbravieh calf. 
She won a buckle, leather banner and $250. 


Reserve Champion Steer
Exhibited by Yulissa Santana from McAllen with her Hurricane sired Simbrah calf. 
She won a buckle, leather banner and $200.  The top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th
Edgar Garcia, Arianna Cantu and Victor Moreno winning $325 in additional premiums.


LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners
Judged by Joelynn Donough.
Tthe Junior division won two buckles, show sticks, halters, ice chests,
and $1,400 in premiums.   Winners were 1st to 7th – Victor Moreno, Jane Hunt,
Victoria Villanueva, John Paul Rodriguez, Olivia Vela, McKenna Tshirhart and Hannah Wells,



 
LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners
Judged by Joelynn Donough.
The Senior division won two buckles, show sticks, halters, ice chests,
and $1,400 in premiums.  Winners were 1st to 7th – Nevada Huffman, Kallie Fuchs, Regan Duleba,
Dustin Black, Liana Flores, Michael Stehle and Savannah Chappell. 

Annual LMC Awards
LMC Educator of the Year – Lydia Rendon, LMC
Boosters of the Year – the Kelly Barnard and Santos Escobar Families
LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Rene Vela Family.



2011 LMC Jr. Round Up Judging Contest Buckle Winners 
Junior Champion – Hannah Wells from Harlingen, Ellie Tilton from Corpus Christi
Senior Champion – Michael Stehle from Orange Grove.



Champion Simbravieh Heifer
Exhibited by Emilio Flores. 
Sired by LMC Johnnie Walker
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100.



Reserve Champion Simbravieh
Exhibited by
Nevada Huffman
Sired by Foresight
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100.



Champion Polled Brahman
Exhibited by Beth Quintanilla
Sired by LMC LF Ambassador
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100.



Reserve Champion Polled Brahman
Exhibited by Morgan Arnold
Sired by LMC LF Ambassador
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100.



    Champion Braunvieh
Exhibited by Katy Salyer
Sired by LMC LF Titan
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100.



Reserve Champion Braunvieh
Exhibited by Nevada Huffman
Sired by Silverado
She won a buckle, leather banner and $100

 
 

LA MUNECA'S 23rd ANNUAL FIELD DAY & FUTURITY ONE OF THE BEST YET

 
 

La Muneca Hosts
Up Beat All Day Simbrah Event

“La Muneca Cattle Co. celebrated its 23rd Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and LMC Futurity on Oct, 9, 2010.  135 + juniors and 36 + adults participated in the judging contest.  Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $1,000 awarded in premiums and buckles to the juniors.  Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar and Lyssy & Eckel.  Special Award donors were the families of Michael Grahmann, Doug Lightfoot and Ron Wells. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family,” stated Carlos X. Guerra.

“The Field Day winners were : Junior – 1st – 3rd – Dawson Raub, Sevastian Garza and Ty Rhyner, Intermediate – 1st – 2nd – Blake Mosely and Collin Cass,  Senior – 1st – 2nd – Quest Newberry and Callie Fuchs and Adult Champion – Steve Mosely. Over $2,000 worth of door prizes were given away thanks to the following donors - Farm & Ranch - Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc.-Frank Trevino, Martin’s Farm & Ranch,  Chorizo de San Manuel,  Creative Awards, Cactus Country 4-H , RGC FFA, Bad Bob’s BBQ,  Texas Dept. of Agriculture, La Muneca and the families of  Buck Rhyner,  Doug Lightfoot, Robert Martinez, Raul Hinojosa and Dr. Oscar Alvarez.

Speakers for the Field Day were Dr. Robert Nelsen, President UTPA, Rachel & Brandon Cutrer, Rhonda Wells, Doug Denny, Dean & Paula Fuchs, Benny Cano, Joe Mask, Mary Dale Newsome, Victor and Carlos X. Guerra Jr.  Topics covered were – The Value of a College Education, How to Become a Leader, Showmanship, Selection, Judging, How 4-H & FFA has helped me, A Mom’s Role in the 4-H & FFA Family, Hay Judging, How to Finance Your Project and The Future for Women in Agriculture.  Over 200 Simbrah enthusiasts were treated at the Fourth Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner after the Futurity,”  stated Guerra.

The 2010 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Randy Barba Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Dean Fuchs – the LMC Supporters of the Year – Albert Martin & Sammy Salyer families.

“The 23rd Annual LMC Futurity had over $10,000 awarded in premiums, buckles and prizes THANKS to our many donors plus our juniors did a great job of selling raffle tickets.  The Darryl Raub family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to Richard Foster and Frost Bank for adding $1,000 in premiums to our Showmanship contest. There were 56 head of cattle shown in the LMC Futurity by 39 different 4-H and FFA students.  Judges were Brandon Cutrer - Cattle and Rachel Cutrer - Showmanship.  Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah Heifers were exhibited by Kallie Fuchs.  The Champion AOB Heifers were shown by Kallie Fuchs and Christopher  Martin.  The Champions Steers were exhibited by Hunter Sorrells and Liana Flores.  The Champion Bull was shown by  Nicholas Rabe.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy III on October 23 & 24th at Smith Genetics in Giddings, the Super Bowl during the San Antonio Jr. Show and the LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN VI on March 25 & 26th.  Over $55,000 in awards and premiums will be given out to our junior clients at these four events.  Call or email on how you can get involved in America’s most supportive junior program.

“A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 23rd Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity our best ever” stated Carlos X. Guerra. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at 956 – 383 – 7566 or 956 – 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

The Champion Simbrah Heifer
Sired by: LMC WFC Nu Wave Amigo.
Exhibited by: Kallie Fuchs of Columbus TX.  She won a buckle, banner and $400.
Judged by: Brandon Cutrer.



The Reserve Champion Simbrah Heifer
Sired by: LMC Soldier
Exhibited by: Kallie Fuchs.   She won a buckle, banner and $300. 

The top ten were selected with the following results from 3rd to 10th –
Beth Quintanilla, Kelly Salyer, Daniel Galvan, Julia Hunt, Jonathan Padron, Jesus Balderas, Savannah Chappell and Jake Rhyner  Winning  a total of $980 in additional premiums.


The Champion Steer - Simbravieh
Sired by: Red Bullet
Exhibited by: Hunter Sorrells of Odem. He won a buckle, banner and $275. 




The Reserve Champion Steer - Simbravieh
Sired by: Red Bullet
Exhibited by: Liana Flores from Linn. She won a buckle, banner  and $200. 

The  top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th –
Liana Flores, Cameron Chappell and Yulisa Santana winning $365 in additional premiums.


LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners - Junior Division
Winning two buckles and $1,610 in premiums. 
Juged by:
Rachel Cutrer. 
Winners were 1st to 7th
Jake Rhyner, Collin Cass,   Kelly Salyer, Yulisa Santana, Cameron Chappell, Michael Lugo and Adrianna de los Santos,


LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners - Senior Division
Winning two buckles and $2,530 in premiums. 
Juged by:
Rachel Cutrer. 
Winners were 1st to 7th

Kallie Fuchs, Dustin Black, Julia Hunt, Christopher Martin, Daniel Galvan, Megan Grant and  Liana Flores.

The Annual LMC Awards were won by:
LMC Educator of the Year – Dean Fuchs
LMC Boosters of the Year – Albert Martin & Sammy Salyer Families
LMC Volunteers of the Year – Randy Barba Family

2009 LMC Jr. Round Up Judging Contest Buckle Winners: 
Junior Champion - Dawson Raub from Lampasas
Intermediate Champion – Blake Mosely
Senior Champion - Quest Newberry from George West




Champion AOB Heifer - Simbravieh Braunvieh
Sired by: Vista 4Z Foresight
  Exhibited by: Kallie Fuchs.  She won a buckle, banner and $250


Reserve Champion AOB Heifer - Simbravieh
Sired by: Redesign
Exhibited by: Christopher Martin



Morning speakers at the LMC Jr. Round Up included:
Victor Guerra, Doug Denny, Mary Dale Newsome, Brandon Cutrer and Joe Mask.


Afternoon speakers at the LMC Jr. Round Up included:
Dr. Robert Nelsen, Benny Cano, Rachel Cutrer, Rhonda Wells, Paula & Dean Fuchs and Carlos X. Guerra Jr.

  LA MUNECA AWARDS $16,500 IN THEIR ANNUAL LMC JACKPOT SHOW DURING MAS V  
     


La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $16,500 in premiums to their junior clients.  Over 1/2 of the money was awarded in the Showmanship Show.  Frost Bank – Richard Foster donated $1,500 of these premiums. The Top Ten heifers were - Champion Heifer was exhibited by Mary Kate Walters followed by Reserve – Julia Hunt, 3rd  – Marco Flores,  4th – Christopher Martin, 5th & 8th  – Braedon Raub, 6th – Jane Hunt, 7th – Jordan Grahmann, 9th Kallie Fuchs and 10th Liana Flores.  There were 51 head in the LMC Jackpot Show.

SEE PHOTOS OF WALTERS (GRAND) & HUNT (RESERVE) ABOVE

The LMC Jackpot AOB show was won by Christopher Martin with his Braunvieh with Camille Grahmann winning Reserve with her Braunvieh heifer.  The Champion Bull was a Simbrah bull exhibited by Blake Schultz with the Reserve being a Simbravieh exhibited by Mary Kate Walters.  The cattle were judged by Kyle McManus.


Christopher Martin of Wharton, Texas
Grand Champion AOB – LMLF BETTY BOOP

CHRISTOPHER WON $500 IN LMC PREMIUMS


Camille Grahmann of Halettsville, Texas
Reserve Champion AOB – LMLF SISTER LINN

CAMILLE WON $400 IN LMC PREMIUMS
THANK YOU CODY WHICKER FOR PURCHASING SISTER LINN


Blake Schultz of Bell City, Louisiana
Grand Champion Bull – LMC AM JW RED

BLAKE WON $200 IN LMC PREMIUMS
BLAKE ALSO WON $200 FOR FURTHEST TRAVELED


Mary Kate Walters of Brenham, Texas
Reserve Champion Bull – LMLF REVLEE

MARY KATE WON $150 IN LMC PREMIUMS

The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were Marco Flores, 2nd –Jordan Grahmann, 3rd – Kallie Fuchs, 4th – Megan Grant and 5th – Julia Hunt.  The Champion Intermediate Showmanship winners were Mason Grant, 2nd – Blake Schultz, 3rd – Maycie Wells, 4th – Dallas Goldammer and 5th – Justin Wright.  The Champion Junior Showmen were 1st – Jane Hunt, 2nd - Elisa Haggard, 3rd - Kelly Salyer, 4th - Jake Rhyner and 5th - Nicholas Brueckner.  Payout per division was $1,000, $500, $350, $200, $150 and $100 for everyone else.  Showmanship was judged by Erin and Kacy Frazier. 


Champion Jr. Showmen – LMC JACKPOT
JANE HUNT WON $1,000
ELISA HAGGARD WON $500
KELLY SALYER WON $350
JAKE RHYNER WON $200
NICHOLAS BRUECKNER WON $150


Champion Int. Showmen – LMC JACKPOT
MASON GRANT WON $1,000
BLAKE SCHULTZ WON $500
MAYCIE WELLS WON $350
DALLAS GOLDAMMER WON $200
JUSTIN WRIGHT WON $150


Champion Sr. Showmen
MARCO FLORES WON $1,000
JORDAN GRAHMANN WON $500
KALLIE FUCHS WON $350
MEGAN GRANT WON $200
JULIA HUNT WON $150

MAS V SALE REPORT

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The top selling lot was LMC Starsky, a bull calf out of the $30,000 champion LMC Hey U heifer and LMC HS Rocco donated by the Tom Zulim family, Bet M Ranch, Lockton Dunning Benefit Co. of Dallas, Enterprise Products Co. of Houston and La Muneca.  He sold for $14,100 to Ronnie Smith, Bill Travis and Charlie Honeycutt.  Other donors were Wentz Farming, Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Thunder Cattle and La Muneca Cattle Company. Buyers were Bob Cuvalier, Tom Zulim, Dr. Boyd Bien, Kito Saenz, Louie Flores, Bud Wentz, Bet M Ranch, Senator Juan Hinojosa, Salyer/Martin and La Muneca.  A total of $50,150 was raised for the Victor, Arcadio, Rafael & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Funds.


LMC TLZ STARSKY – High Selling Donation Lot
Thank You Ronnie & Susan Smith, Pine Ridge & Honeycutt Simbrahs


Mr. & Mrs. Bob Cuvalier – Bright Star Farms
MAS V Volume Buyers & Scholarship Supporters

One of the original goals of MAS was to expand our bull markets which we successfully have done selling 265 yearling bulls for a $2,161 average in five sales. The top selling Simbrah bull, the many times champion LM Full House was consigned by La Muneca and Wayne Yaeger and sold to Rancho La Reforma and Hernando Guerra from Mexico for $5,750.  The 2nd top selling bull was LMC BB Amigo selling for $5,500 to Arnold Maldonado from Edinburg, Texas.  The 3rd top selling bull, LMC Roadhouse was consigned by Rafter M and La Muneca and sold for $3,200 to Mary Helen Woods from Raymondville.  Overall 26 bulls averaged $1,854.


LM FULL HOUSE – UN SENOR TORO
MIL GRACIAS HERNANDO GUERRA Y RANCHO LA REFORMA

The top selling herd bull prospect was consigned by La Negra, RGV Cattle and La Muneca with 1/6th interest in Dream Up, the 2010 Houston Reserve Calf Champion selling for $3,200 to T. C. Betancourt from Edinburg. The 2nd top selling herd bull prospect was Smith Exciting Moves consigned by Smith Genetics and selling for $4,200 to the volume buyer Bob Cuvalier from Corpus Christi. The 3rd top seller was consigned by Tres Potrillos and La Muneca selling for $4,000 to the Dude Coalition made up of Joe Mask, Mark Koehl, Dean Fuchs and South Texas Cattle Investments.  Overall ten young herd bull prospects averaged $2,053.

The top two Simmental bulls were consigned by Smith Genetics, 6G Ranch and La Muneca.  They sold for $3,000 and $2,200 to repeat buyers Pete Nieschwietz and Roy Balderas.

The highlight of the female offering was the dam of the legendary LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black consigned by La Muneca selling for $10,000 to Impact Marketing and Pigeon Mountain Simmentals from Georgia.  The 2nd top selling bred female was consigned by Leandra Flores and La Muneca selling for $5,400 to Rickey Burch.  The third top selling bred cow was the dam to the 2009 National Champion, LMC No Limit consigned by Wayne Yaeger and La Muneca selling for $4,700 to Louis Sanz.  Overall 22 bred females averaged $3,350.


RICKEY & JOHN DAVID BURCH OF BURCH FARMS
PICKED UP A LMC EF JWB SIRED DONOR PROSPECT
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GENTLEMEN


The top selling Simbrah pair was LMC Victor’s Patty and was consigned by Victor Guerra and La Muneca.  She is the dam to the 2009 Reserve International Champion LMC VG Go Getter.  They sold for $8,250 with the Steve Atzenhoffer family buying the heifer calf by Red Bullet for $4,500 and Mike Whicker buying the cow for $3,750. The 2nd top selling pair was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca selling for $4,800 with the cow selling for $1,700 to Smith Genetics and the heifer calf to Hunter Sorrells for $3,100.  The 3rd top selling pair was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca and sold to Mark Koehl for $4,200.  Overall 16 pairs averaged $3,044.

The bidding was spirited on the Brahman heifers with Bob Cuvalier buying the La Negra consignment sired by Bravo for $4,000.  Thunder Cattle Co. bought a polled heifer consigned by Louie Flores and La Muneca for $3,900.  The top selling Simbravieh heifer was consigned by La Muneca and sold for $2,500 to South Texas Cattle Investments and Pepe Guerra.

The top selling flush sold for $6,500 to Ronnie Smith and was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca.  It was out of the popular LMC Diva cow, the dam to the many times champion LMC WFC Dream Girl.  Smith Genetics topped the embryo offering selling three embryos for $1,500 per embryo to Scott Willie. Overall 5 flush and embryo lots averaged $2,800.


RONNIE SMITH OF CIRCLE S RANCH WITH VICTOR WAS
SECOND VOLUME BUYER @ MAS V
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT 

The sale seemed to get stronger as the night went on with lots of consumer demand for the show prospects topped by the consignment of Wentz Farming and La Muneca named LMC WFC Whitney.  A 1/3rd interest sold for $6,100 to Ronnie Smith and South Texas Cattle Investments.  The 2nd top seller was consigned by Smith Genetics and sold for $7,750 to Ronnie Smith for ½ interest.  The 3rd top seller was consigned by Olivia Vela and sold ½ interest for $4,500 to T. C. Betancourt. Olivia won the competitive RGV Junior show with this female.  Overall 38 Baby Dolls averaged $2,951.


CONGRATULATIONS RENE & GINA VELA OF RGV CATTLE
FOR BREEDING AND SELLING HALF INTEREST IN RGV FOXIE TO MR. & MRS. T.C. BETANCOURT (Pictured)

The three top selling percentage heifers were all ¾ x ¼ and were consigned by La Muneca and Smith Genetics.  They sold for $4,600, $4,500 and $4,000 selling to 6G Ranch, La Negra and Jared Phillips.
Overall 11 percentage heifers averaged $2,514.


LA NEGRA CATTLE CO. BOUGHT A FULL SIB TO LMC DALYLA (DREAM ON X LMC MARIAH) – DAM TO DREAM UP (Pictured)
MANY THANKS LA NEGRA

The best buys of the sale were the open heifers with 43 head averaging $1,579.  The top seller was consigned by Adriana de los Santos selling for $3,300 to Bob Cuvalier.  The 2nd and 3rd top sellers both were consigned by La Muneca and were bought by Pine Ridge and Ted Tshirhart for $2,500 apiece.

The Top Ten Volume buyers were:  Bright Star Farms – Bob Cuvalier, Circle S Ranch – Ronnie Smith, Hey U Group, Pine Ridge & Circle S Ranch, Gelman Ranch, T. C. Betancourt, La Muneca, Bet M Ranch, Impact Marketing – Pigeon Mountain and Smith Genetics

The total MAS Simbrah sale grossed $400,625 on 170 lots for a $2,357 average per lot with 97 buyers from Mexico, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.   Another sale highlight was the fact that several new Simbrah breeders were established and the many foreign visitors from as far away as South Africa.  Leo Casas was the auctioneer. 

MAS is made up of fourteen South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno,  LPJ Ranch – the Luis Flores family, Monte Christo Ranch – the Jud Flowers family, Reavis Farms Inc. – the Randy Reavis family, RGV Cattle Co. – the Rene Vela family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela families.  The five new MAS members are Bet M Ranch, Rafter M, Smith Genetics, Tres Potrillos and Wentz Farming,  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN IV is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more info, please call Carlos X. Guerra at 956 802 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

ON BEHALF OF MAS, LA MUNECA THANKS ALL THE BIDDERS, BUYERS, JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING MAS V A GREAT SUCCESS!

 
 

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Summer Newsletter

 
 
It has been three months since our last newsletter right before MAS V.  Life is good at LMC.  Our family's health is great, our grand kiddos are growing, our pastures have been blessed with some awesome rains, our calf crop is the best ever and the CONSUMER DEMAND is excellent.  It has been 40 years since our pastures are this green in the middle of the CANICULA (dog days).   I was checking on ASA's website and found out that La Muneca has sold and transferred Simbrah cattle to over 500 different people in the past ten years.  We are proud that our cattle have had that kind of acceptance with the small, junior, commercial and large seedstock breeders.   MAS V was a phenomenal event with good people from three countries and four states participating.  We averaged $2,357 on 170 lots.  Several new breeders were started at MAS V.  Louie Flores and his cooking team fed over 3,000 plates of some good tasting food over a three day period.  

Long time Simbrah enthusiast Martha Garrett wrote “MAS which stands for Marketing American Simbrah, and in Spanish means MORE  is just that -- more than you can expect. More in terms of quality of cattle, more size of crowd, more hospitality, more enthusiasm for Simbrah, more youth involvement, more opportunities for youth and more networking. A weekend definitely for those who want to continually put more into
their Simbrah programs.”



LMC Compadre and Primo

Another highlight of the sale were the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The top selling lot was LMC Compadre, a bull calf out of the $30,000 champion LMC Hey U heifer and LMC HS Rocco donated by the Tom Zulim family, Bet M Ranch, Lockton Dunning Benefit Co. of Dallas, Enterprise Products Co. of Houston and La Muneca.  He sold for $14,100 to Ronnie Smith, Bill Travis and Charlie Honeycutt.  Other donors were Wentz Farming, Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Thunder Cattle and La Muneca Cattle Co.. Buyers were Bob Cuvalier, Tom Zulim, Dr. Boyd Bien, Kito Saenz, Louie Flores, Bud Wentz, Bet M Ranch, Senator Juan Hinojosa, Salyer/Martin and La Muneca.  A total of $50,150 was raised for the Victor, Arcadio, Rafael & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Funds.



San Isidro graduating class at interviews at UTPA.  They all won a scholarship.

We just recently have awarded over $46,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from our Linn San Manuel, San Isidro, Edinburg FFA, Edinburg North FFA, STAR Show, TJSSA and the American Junior Simbrah Round Up.  Our family awarded our first Victor A. Guerra Memorial Scholarship in 1980 and are just under $1,000,000 awarded since then.  We could not have done this without the support of so many friends who have donated and bought scholarship auction items since the early 80's.  MIL GRACIAS AMIGOS !!  Together we have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of good kids.



This LMC Arcadio who is named after my Grandfather and his son who was my Godfather.  This future breed great is sired by LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good and the donation heifer that we sold in MAS IV to my four siblings who agreed to sell every calf she raises in future MAS sales with all of the proceeds going to the scholarship fund.  He is three months old in photo.

 The Top Ten Volume buyers at MAS V were:  Bright Star Farms – Bob Cuvalier, Circle S Ranch – Ronnie Smith, Hey U Group, Pine Ridge & Circle S Ranch, Gelman Ranch,  T. C. Betancourt, La Muneca, Bet M Ranch, Impact Marketing – Pigeon Mountain Marketing and Smith Genetics.



MAS V Showmanship winners.  

We awarded $16,500 in prize money at our annual LMC Jackpot judged by Erin & Kacy Frazier and Kyle McManus. MAS was judged by Fred Schuetze and Roger McDowall.  MAS awarded $15,000 for a total of $31,500 awarded to Simbrah juniors in one weekend.  Indeed an awesome weekend that we very proud of.   La Muneca Juniors have shown all 14 champions at the MAS and SYNERGY Purebred shows and all but one of the percentage champions.  We SALUTE our junior clients and their families for their support and hard work showing our cattle.  Juniors have played a major role in the development of the Simbrah and Simbravieh breeds and own some of the very best cattle in both breeds.   We hosted the Driscoll Children's Hospital Fiesta de los Ninos for the third year in a row with our daughter Laura as the chair person.  We had over 700 people and raised $180,000 for this great institution.  The city folks had a blast in our barn waiting on a rain that never came.  We have helped a great team of VOLUNTEERS to raise over $500,000 here at La Muneca the past three years for Driscoll.   I just recently judged the National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Showmanship and gave a showmanship clinic to a crowd of over 300 fired up Gert folks.  The kiddos and cattle were great as was the air conditioned barn.



American Junior Simbrah Round Up Participants

 We had another very successful American Junior Simbrah Round Up in Wharton.  We had the most participants ever - 70 kids with 90 head of cattle.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to the volunteers and sponsors who fed us for three days and put on one helluva fun and family oriented event.  It was dedicated to Joe & Julie Mask who are the engines that make this great event be the huge success that it is.



CONGRATS to Mary Kate Walters, Christopher Martin, Megan and Mason Grant for their recent wins at the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the State Jr. Braunvieh and Beef Builder Shows where LMC bred cattle won the Braunvieh, Beef Builder and Steer shows.  

My ole compadre Fred Grahmann and I recently traveled to Georgia, Alabama and Florida.  I gave a speech on marketing at the Georgia Simmental Field Day at Bruce Van Meter's and judged a great set of kiddos and Simmentals.  We visited several clients, Fleckvieh and Brahman breeders.  The hospitality, scenery and cattle were all very impressive.



We are hosting the South Texas Brahman Field Day on August 7th from 2 PM until we turn the cows out after a fajita and margarita dinner.  We have a Hall of Fame line up of speakers with Dinah Weil, Ava Barker, Chris Shivers, Arnold Saunders, Leo Casas, John Locke and Byron Vassberg.  We will have a panel discussion set up to answer all of your questions.   

We also are going to have a fun auction with all proceeds going to establish a STBA Scholarship Endowment Fund.  We have some great auction items headed up by a four color full page ad in the Brahman Review, a special semen tank from Brushy Creek Brahman Center, semen from HK Cattle, J D Hudgins-Locke Div., Double A, La Muneca, Jim Bob Trant, a trophy Whitetail hunt from Brady Benavidez Ranch, a halter breaking rack from Peter Garcia and Rey Ramon and many other very useful items.  

Brahman breeders are welcome to bring cattle to display.  There will be a $50 per head charge with 100% of those proceeds also going to the scholarship fund.  All of our humpies will be close by for you to evaluate.



Our family with the LMC Award Winners for 2009 - Dr.Joe & Chris Townsend - Educators of the Year, Ron Wells Family - Volunteers of the Year and the Tom Zulim Family - Supporters of the Year.  

We will be hosting  our 23rd Annual LMC Jr. Round Up & Futurity on Saturday, Oct. 9th.  It is an all day fun filled, family oriented, educational field day open to the public with no charge. LMC normally award around $8,000 in the LMC Futurity.  It is an impressive show to watch.  We will have speakers on judging, selection, feeding, fitting, showmanship, leadership and future roles for women in agriculture.



The Darryl Raub Family with their champion Steer that also won the Fall Classic.  They also won the $1,000 credit for selling the most raffle tickets.  

We will be at Simbrah Snyergy III at Smith Genetics on Oct 23rd.  We will again award $15,000 to our junior clients the SHOWDOWN and plan on having another great sale.  We are selling a six pack of our best Simbravieh show prospects and one ourstanding Polled Braunvieh herd bull prospect.



We have a great set of calves in all four breeds.  Please feel welcome to visit La Muneca at anytime as VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME !!  

Check out the attached ad and semen offering on our LMC WFC Dream Girl x Smith Nu Wave II bulls first calves. They are great one of which is just above.

 
  LA MUNECA SET TO HOST SOUTH TEXAS BRAHMAN FIELD DAY AUGUST 7, 2010  
 

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MAS V SIMBRAH WEEKEND DRAWS BIGGEST CROWD EVER!

 
 
April 19,2010

Over 600 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN and Sale IV held March 27th & 28th at La Muneca Ranch near Linn, TX.  Long time Simbrah enthusiast Martha Garrett wrote “MAS which stands for Marketing American Simbrah, and in Spanish means MORE is just that -- more than you can expect. More in terms of quality of cattle, more size of crowd, more hospitality, more enthusiasm for Simbrah, more youth involvement, more opportunities for youth and more networking.  A weekend definitely for those who want to continually put more into their Simbrah programs.”

A highlight of the weekend was the $15,000 awarded in premium money to the MAS Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah and Percentage heifers in the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN.  $7,500 was awarded in Showmanship premiums to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class.  The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash.  Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) Jake Rhyner and Olivia Vela, (10 – 11 yrs.)  Jane Hunt and Braedon Raub, (12 – 13 yrs.) Blake Schultz and Maycie Wells, (14 – 15 yrs.) Mary Kate Walters and Julia Hunt and (16 – 18 yrs.) Kallie Fuchs and Marco Flores.  The MAS Showmanship judge was Roger McDowall.



MAS V SHOWMANSHIP WINNERS
$7,500 WERE AWARDED IN THE SHOWMANSHIP SHOW


Julia Hunt from Orange Grove won the SHOWDOWN Senior Division and Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with her LMC/Wentz Faming Co. heifer and received a $3,000 premium check. Mary Kate Walters from Brenham received $1,500 for her Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion sponsored by La Muneca.  Other division winners included Calf & Reserve Calf Champions – Jane Hunt (La Muneca) and Cody Witzkoski (Smith Genetics).  Junior and Reserve Junior Champions – Leandra Flores (La Muneca) and Christopher Martin (La Muneca).


Julia Hunt of Orange Grove, Texas
Grand Champion Purebred – LMC WFC CLAIRE
JULIA WON $3,000 IN MAS PREMIUMS
Julia was also Reserve Champion in the LMC Jackpot
JULIA WON $1,000 IN LMC PREMIUMS


Mary Kate Walters of Brenham, Texas
Reserve Champion Purebred – Sired by Red Moves
MARY KATE WON $1,500 IN MAS PREMIUMS
Mary Kate was also Grand Champion in the LMC Jackpot
MARY KATE WON $1,250 IN LMC PREMIUMS

Megan Grant won the SHOWDOWN Percentage Show with her Simbravieh named LMC LF Uma and received $600 in premiums.  Mary Kate Walters won $400 with her Reserve Champion, also a Simbravieh bred by Louie Flores and La Muneca.  All of the MAS Grand and Reserve champions were bred and sponsored by Wentz Farming, Louie Flores and or La Muneca.  Fred Schuetze judged the MAS SHOWDOWN cattle show.  There were 64 head in the MAS show.


Megan Grant of Richmond, Texas
Grand Champion Percentage – LMLF UMA
MEGAN WON $600 IN MAS PREMIUMS


Mary Kate Walters of Brenham, Texas
Reserve Champion Percentage – Sired by Foresight
MARY KATE WON $400 IN MAS PREMIUMS

  LA MUNECA AWARDS $16,500 IN THEIR ANNUAL LMC JACKPOT SHOW DURING MAS V  
     


La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $16,500 in premiums to their junior clients.  Over 1/2 of the money was awarded in the Showmanship Show.  Frost Bank – Richard Foster donated $1,500 of these premiums. The Top Ten heifers were - Champion Heifer was exhibited by Mary Kate Walters followed by Reserve – Julia Hunt, 3rd  – Marco Flores,  4th – Christopher Martin, 5th & 8th  – Braedon Raub, 6th – Jane Hunt, 7th – Jordan Grahmann, 9th Kallie Fuchs and 10th Liana Flores.  There were 51 head in the LMC Jackpot Show.

SEE PHOTOS OF WALTERS (GRAND) & HUNT (RESERVE) ABOVE

The LMC Jackpot AOB show was won by Christopher Martin with his Braunvieh with Camille Grahmann winning Reserve with her Braunvieh heifer.  The Champion Bull was a Simbrah bull exhibited by Blake Schultz with the Reserve being a Simbravieh exhibited by Mary Kate Walters.  The cattle were judged by Kyle McManus.


Christopher Martin of Wharton, Texas
Grand Champion AOB – LMLF BETTY BOOP

CHRISTOPHER WON $500 IN LMC PREMIUMS


Camille Grahmann of Halettsville, Texas
Reserve Champion AOB – LMLF SISTER LINN

CAMILLE WON $400 IN LMC PREMIUMS
THANK YOU CODY WHICKER FOR PURCHASING SISTER LINN


Blake Schultz of Bell City, Louisiana
Grand Champion Bull – LMC AM JW RED

BLAKE WON $200 IN LMC PREMIUMS
BLAKE ALSO WON $200 FOR FURTHEST TRAVELED


Mary Kate Walters of Brenham, Texas
Reserve Champion Bull – LMLF REVLEE

MARY KATE WON $150 IN LMC PREMIUMS

The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were Marco Flores, 2nd –Jordan Grahmann, 3rd – Kallie Fuchs, 4th – Megan Grant and 5th – Julia Hunt.  The Champion Intermediate Showmanship winners were Mason Grant, 2nd – Blake Schultz, 3rd – Maycie Wells, 4th – Dallas Goldammer and 5th – Justin Wright.  The Champion Junior Showmen were 1st – Jane Hunt, 2nd - Elisa Haggard, 3rd - Kelly Salyer, 4th - Jake Rhyner and 5th - Nicholas Brueckner.  Payout per division was $1,000, $500, $350, $200, $150 and $100 for everyone else.  Showmanship was judged by Erin and Kacy Frazier. 


Champion Jr. Showmen – LMC JACKPOT
JANE HUNT WON $1,000
ELISA HAGGARD WON $500
KELLY SALYER WON $350
JAKE RHYNER WON $200
NICHOLAS BRUECKNER WON $150


Champion Int. Showmen – LMC JACKPOT
MASON GRANT WON $1,000
BLAKE SCHULTZ WON $500
MAYCIE WELLS WON $350
DALLAS GOLDAMMER WON $200
JUSTIN WRIGHT WON $150


Champion Sr. Showmen
MARCO FLORES WON $1,000
JORDAN GRAHMANN WON $500
KALLIE FUCHS WON $350
MEGAN GRANT WON $200
JULIA HUNT WON $150

MAS V SALE REPORT

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The top selling lot was LMC Starsky, a bull calf out of the $30,000 champion LMC Hey U heifer and LMC HS Rocco donated by the Tom Zulim family, Bet M Ranch, Lockton Dunning Benefit Co. of Dallas, Enterprise Products Co. of Houston and La Muneca.  He sold for $14,100 to Ronnie Smith, Bill Travis and Charlie Honeycutt.  Other donors were Wentz Farming, Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Thunder Cattle and La Muneca Cattle Company. Buyers were Bob Cuvalier, Tom Zulim, Dr. Boyd Bien, Kito Saenz, Louie Flores, Bud Wentz, Bet M Ranch, Senator Juan Hinojosa, Salyer/Martin and La Muneca.  A total of $50,150 was raised for the Victor, Arcadio, Rafael & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Funds.


LMC TLZ STARSKY – High Selling Donation Lot
Thank You Ronnie & Susan Smith, Pine Ridge & Honeycutt Simbrahs


Mr. & Mrs. Bob Cuvalier – Bright Star Farms
MAS V Volume Buyers & Scholarship Supporters

One of the original goals of MAS was to expand our bull markets which we successfully have done selling 265 yearling bulls for a $2,161 average in five sales. The top selling Simbrah bull, the many times champion LM Full House was consigned by La Muneca and Wayne Yaeger and sold to Rancho La Reforma and Hernando Guerra from Mexico for $5,750.  The 2nd top selling bull was LMC BB Amigo selling for $5,500 to Arnold Maldonado from Edinburg, Texas.  The 3rd top selling bull, LMC Roadhouse was consigned by Rafter M and La Muneca and sold for $3,200 to Mary Helen Woods from Raymondville.  Overall 26 bulls averaged $1,854.


LM FULL HOUSE – UN SENOR TORO
MIL GRACIAS HERNANDO GUERRA Y RANCHO LA REFORMA

The top selling herd bull prospect was consigned by La Negra, RGV Cattle and La Muneca with 1/6th interest in Dream Up, the 2010 Houston Reserve Calf Champion selling for $3,200 to T. C. Betancourt from Edinburg. The 2nd top selling herd bull prospect was Smith Exciting Moves consigned by Smith Genetics and selling for $4,200 to the volume buyer Bob Cuvalier from Corpus Christi. The 3rd top seller was consigned by Tres Potrillos and La Muneca selling for $4,000 to the Dude Coalition made up of Joe Mask, Mark Koehl, Dean Fuchs and South Texas Cattle Investments.  Overall ten young herd bull prospects averaged $2,053.

The top two Simmental bulls were consigned by Smith Genetics, 6G Ranch and La Muneca.  They sold for $3,000 and $2,200 to repeat buyers Pete Nieschwietz and Roy Balderas.

The highlight of the female offering was the dam of the legendary LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black consigned by La Muneca selling for $10,000 to Impact Marketing and Pigeon Mountain Simmentals from Georgia.  The 2nd top selling bred female was consigned by Leandra Flores and La Muneca selling for $5,400 to Rickey Burch.  The third top selling bred cow was the dam to the 2009 National Champion, LMC No Limit consigned by Wayne Yaeger and La Muneca selling for $4,700 to Louis Sanz.  Overall 22 bred females averaged $3,350.


RICKEY & JOHN DAVID BURCH OF BURCH FARMS
PICKED UP A LMC EF JWB SIRED DONOR PROSPECT
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GENTLEMEN


The top selling Simbrah pair was LMC Victor’s Patty and was consigned by Victor Guerra and La Muneca.  She is the dam to the 2009 Reserve International Champion LMC VG Go Getter.  They sold for $8,250 with the Steve Atzenhoffer family buying the heifer calf by Red Bullet for $4,500 and Mike Whicker buying the cow for $3,750. The 2nd top selling pair was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca selling for $4,800 with the cow selling for $1,700 to Smith Genetics and the heifer calf to Hunter Sorrells for $3,100.  The 3rd top selling pair was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca and sold to Mark Koehl for $4,200.  Overall 16 pairs averaged $3,044.

The bidding was spirited on the Brahman heifers with Bob Cuvalier buying the La Negra consignment sired by Bravo for $4,000.  Thunder Cattle Co. bought a polled heifer consigned by Louie Flores and La Muneca for $3,900.  The top selling Simbravieh heifer was consigned by La Muneca and sold for $2,500 to South Texas Cattle Investments and Pepe Guerra.

The top selling flush sold for $6,500 to Ronnie Smith and was consigned by Wentz Farming and La Muneca.  It was out of the popular LMC Diva cow, the dam to the many times champion LMC WFC Dream Girl.  Smith Genetics topped the embryo offering selling three embryos for $1,500 per embryo to Scott Willie. Overall 5 flush and embryo lots averaged $2,800.


RONNIE SMITH OF CIRCLE S RANCH WITH VICTOR WAS
SECOND VOLUME BUYER @ MAS V
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT 

The sale seemed to get stronger as the night went on with lots of consumer demand for the show prospects topped by the consignment of Wentz Farming and La Muneca named LMC WFC Whitney.  A 1/3rd interest sold for $6,100 to Ronnie Smith and South Texas Cattle Investments.  The 2nd top seller was consigned by Smith Genetics and sold for $7,750 to Ronnie Smith for ½ interest.  The 3rd top seller was consigned by Olivia Vela and sold ½ interest for $4,500 to T. C. Betancourt. Olivia won the competitive RGV Junior show with this female.  Overall 38 Baby Dolls averaged $2,951.


CONGRATULATIONS RENE & GINA VELA OF RGV CATTLE
FOR BREEDING AND SELLING HALF INTEREST IN RGV FOXIE TO MR. & MRS. T.C. BETANCOURT (Pictured)

The three top selling percentage heifers were all ¾ x ¼ and were consigned by La Muneca and Smith Genetics.  They sold for $4,600, $4,500 and $4,000 selling to 6G Ranch, La Negra and Jared Phillips.
Overall 11 percentage heifers averaged $2,514.


LA NEGRA CATTLE CO. BOUGHT A FULL SIB TO LMC DALYLA (DREAM ON X LMC MARIAH) – DAM TO DREAM UP (Pictured)
MANY THANKS LA NEGRA

The best buys of the sale were the open heifers with 43 head averaging $1,579.  The top seller was consigned by Adriana de los Santos selling for $3,300 to Bob Cuvalier.  The 2nd and 3rd top sellers both were consigned by La Muneca and were bought by Pine Ridge and Ted Tshirhart for $2,500 apiece.

The Top Ten Volume buyers were:  Bright Star Farms – Bob Cuvalier, Circle S Ranch – Ronnie Smith, Hey U Group, Pine Ridge & Circle S Ranch, Gelman Ranch, T. C. Betancourt, La Muneca, Bet M Ranch, Impact Marketing – Pigeon Mountain and Smith Genetics

The total MAS Simbrah sale grossed $400,625 on 170 lots for a $2,357 average per lot with 97 buyers from Mexico, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.   Another sale highlight was the fact that several new Simbrah breeders were established and the many foreign visitors from as far away as South Africa.  Leo Casas was the auctioneer. 

MAS is made up of fourteen South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno,  LPJ Ranch – the Luis Flores family, Monte Christo Ranch – the Jud Flowers family, Reavis Farms Inc. – the Randy Reavis family, RGV Cattle Co. – the Rene Vela family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela families.  The five new MAS members are Bet M Ranch, Rafter M, Smith Genetics, Tres Potrillos and Wentz Farming,  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN IV is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more info, please call Carlos X. Guerra at 956 802 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

ON BEHALF OF MAS, LA MUNECA THANKS ALL THE BIDDERS, BUYERS, JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING MAS V A GREAT SUCCESS!

 
  SPECIAL ADDED DONATION LOTS TO RAFAEL & CARMEN GUERRA SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT MAS V  
 
THANK YOU TOM & LAURA ZULIM FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT OF THE YOUTH EXPRESSED BY YOUR DONATION OF 100% OF YOUR INTEREST IN 3 LMC HS ROCCO x LMC HEY YOU CALVES THAT ARE AWESOME.

Two full brothers and a full sib babydoll by Rocco x Hey You sell March 27th at La Muneca, with the proceeds going to the Rafael and Carmen Guerra Scholarship Fund.  The two bull calves and show and donor prospect heifer calf are very exciting and combine Johnnie Walker Black, Morning Star, She Moves, and Red Moves in their pedigree.  For more information on these exciting added lots, give Carlos a call at 956.802.1641 or email him at LaMunecaCattle@aol.com.


 
     
       
  FIRST EVER VIEH FEST WAS A GOOD ONE  
  Full Sale Report Coming Soon.  
  SIMBRAH SYNERGY II AVERAGES OVER $3,000 AND LA MUNECA BRED FEMALES TAKE HOME 3 OF THE 4 SIMBRAH TITLES IN THE $15,000 SHOWCASE
 
 


November 10, 2009

Written by Tim Smith

Simbrah Synergy 1I drew a standing room only crowd with many new breeders and lots of enthusiasm. The sale, held at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas featured the breeding programs of 14 progressive Simbrah breeders and saw an overall average of $3,227 on 139 lots. The entire weekend was filled with interest, and networking for the Simbrah breed. In addition to the sale, the $15,000 Synergy Showcase junior show was held, along with an educational program and leadership contests for juniors.

Genetics programs represented in the sale included Triple J Ranch, Sour Lake, Texas; Whitaker Livestock, Ranger, Texas; Triple P, Pearland, Texas; Hagan Cattle Company, Yoakum, Texas; McCrary Farms, DeKalb, Texas; Burch Farms, Hempstead, Texas; Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas, Pine Ridge Ranch, Dallas, Texas; Rafter M Cattle, Wharton, Texas; LaMuneca Cattle Co., Linn, Texas; Tres Potrillos Ranch, McAllen, Texas; Diamond RF Farms, Wallis, Texas, Baring Cattle Company, Elmendorf, Texas and Smith Genetics.

On the evening before the sale, a preview presentation of the cattle and each participants program was held along with dinner and networking. Then on Saturday morning an educational program was conducted with presentations from Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M University on resources for new breeders; Chase Groves, American Simmental Association (ASA) field representative discussed ASA programs and Sally Buxkemper, detailed color and polled genes in Simbrah cattle.
The sale was auctioneered by Ruben Reyes and a breakdown of averages includes:

2 Simbrah donors $32,000 avg. $16,000
8 Embryo Lots $39,300 $4,913
2 Simbrah Pairs $6,600 $3,300
1 Flush $8,100 $8,100
2 Semen Lots $23,000 $11,500
18 Bred Simbrah Females $56,100 $3,167
68 Open Simbrah Females $174,950 $2,573
17 Bulls $42,600 $2,506
12 Simmental females $35,800 $2,983
1 Brahman Female $1,800 $1,800
8 Simbrahvieh Heifers $28,400 $3,500
139 TOTAL LOTS $448,650 $3,227

The sale topper was LM She Moves 3L/136. The partnership of LaMuneca, Smith Genetics and Reavis Farms offered this premier ¾ x ¼ donor that is considered by many to be one of, if not the top cow in the breed. The Night Moves daughter has produced three International Champion bulls, Black Bullet, Red Bullet and Red Ammo. Smith Genetics elected to place the cow entirely in their program and bid $21,500 to own the great matriarch in her entirety.

Smith Nu Approach, a ¾ x ¼ Simbrah bull was an excitement generator in the sale offering as an exclusive semen package was offered by Smith Genetics. The package which included 30 units of semen drew a bid of $2,000 and 11 progressive breeders elected to add his genetics to their herd for total dollars of $22,000. Buyers included Triple J/Carpenter Ranch, Sour Lake, Texas; Whitaker Livestock, Hagan Cattle Co., Reavis Farms, Triple P Ranch, Burch Farms, Tres Potrillos Ranch, McCrary Farms, Tom-Lin Ranch, Cameron, Texas, Kim Landry, and the partnership of Money/Whicker/KNC.

Another high selling female was Smith Tulipe 765L. This donor, who’s the dam of Bella Bella, one of the most admired females in the breed. One-half interest and one-half possession, in the female sold to Reavis Farms, for $10,500.

Whitaker Livestock, added one of the most talked about young prospects in the offering. 321W, a July daughter of Smith Nu Approach for $16,000. She is out of the great Smith Bella Bella, the female who won every major show in 2006 and 2007.

Lauren Griger, Wallis, Texas saw her bid of $6,300 purchase a show heifer prospect from the Reavis program. The April female was sired by RFI King Kong and out of a Spitfire daughter.

Open females were the predominant category of cattle offered in the sale and the demand was strong. LMC LF Kendra 3U/280, a ¾ x ¼ female from the LaMuneca/Flores herd sold for $5,200 to Bet’M Ranch, San Antonio, Texas. The female was sired by Night Moves and out of the Swan cow, one of the most prolific donors in the breed.

Bud and Lupita Wentz, Olmito, Texas purchased TPR Lady Titan for $5,000 from Tres Potrillos Ranch. The Red Bullet daughter carried Titan breeding maternally.

Four frozen embryos from Smith Annie Lou and out of Smith Nu Wave II drew a final bid of $9,200 from the Witzkoski Family, and Ronnie Reeves, Dale, Texas purchased four embryos out of Annie Lou and NF Smith Sargeant for $8,000. Nu Wave II is the current top ranking EPD bull in the breed and Sargeant ranks number two in the breed.

Volume purchases were made by Dr. Ernesto Guerra, Bet’M Ranch, Bud and Lupita Wentz, Wentz Cattle Co., Van Walters, Brenham, Texas; and Ronnie Reeves.

New breeders who purchased at the Synergy included Circle V Ranch, Tioga, Texas; Lauren Griger, Wallis, Texas; Alan Zapalac, Orchard, Texas; Lance Monk, Bells City, Louisiana; Desiree Rangel, Mission, Texas; Joseph Ramsey, Austin, Texas; Val Walters, Brenham, Texas; Kristin Marshall, Giddings, Texas; James McBride, Hockley, Texas; Half Circle M Ranch, Bob Buresch, Frisco, Texas; Nathan and Lisa Naïve, Walton, Kentucky; Dan and Chris Grinstead, Iowa City, Iowa; Mulligan Farm, Kyle, Texas; Taryn Cunningham, Breckenridge, Texas; Kirbie Pritchard, Spring, Texas.

Plan now for Synergy III, on the fourth weekend of October 2010.

 
     
LMC ATZ MILEY
GRAND CHAMPION SIMBRAH
JANE HUNT WON $3,000  

LMC WFC DREAM GIRL
RESERVE CHAMPION SIMBRAH
JORDAN GRAHMANN WON $1,500

  THE 22ND ANNUAL LA MUNECA FIELD DAY & CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FIESTA ON OCTOBER 3, 2009  
 


La Muneca Hosts
Up Beat All Day Simbrah Event

“La Muneca Cattle Co. celebrated it’s 22nd Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and LMC Futurity on Oct, 3, 2009.   128 juniors and 33 adults participated in the field day.  Every junior won at least one door prize and there was over $1,000 awarded in premiums and buckles to the juniors.  Buckle donors were Scott Martin, Santos Escobar and Lyssy & Eckel.  Special Award donors were the families of Michael Grahmann and Doug Lightfoot. The premium sponsor for the field day was the Darryl Raub Family,” stated Carlos X. Guerra.

“The Field Day winners were : Junior – 1st – 3rd - Noel Saenz, Elisa Haggard and Braxton Cass, Intermediate – 1st – 3rd – Jerry Lugo, Cason Newberry and Kimberly Barron, Senior – 1st – 3rd – Daniel Saenz, Mike Flores and Anthony Luna and Adult – 1st – 3rd Mike Luna, Cindy Alaniz and Nelda Garza.  Over $2,000 worth of door prizes were given away thanks to the following donors - Farm & Ranch - Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Mueller Inc.-Frank Trevino , Martin’s Farm & Ranch, The Showbox-Cherie Carrabba, Chorizo de San Manuel,  Creative Awards, Cactus Country 4-H , Vaquero 4-H, Faith Christian 4-H,  and the families of Charlie Murphy,  Buck Rhyner, Donald Kelly, Albert Martin, Doug Lightfoot, Louie Flores and Dr. Oscar Alvarez.

Speakers for the Field Day were Dr. Chris & Randi Boleman, Doug Denny, Dean Fuchs, Benny Cano, Kyle & Jodi McManus, Cynthia Wolfe and Luis Saldana.  Over 300 Simbrah enthusiasts were treated at the Third Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner  after the Futurity,”  stated Guerra.

The 2007 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – the Ron Wells Family, LMC Educators of the Year – Drs. Chris and Joe Townsend and LMC Boosters of the Year – the Tom Zulim Family.

“The 22nd Annual LMC Futurity had over $11,000 awarded in premiums, feed, buckles and prizes THANKS to our many donors plus our juniors did a great job of selling raffle tickets.  The Darryl Raub family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to Richard Foster and Frost Bank for adding $1,500 in premiums to our Showmanship contest. There were 48 head of cattle shown in the LMC Futurity.  Judges were Dr. Chris Boleman - cattle and Kyle McManus - Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The Champion Simbrah heifers were exhibited by Kallie Fuchs and Victoria Zulim.  The Champion AOB heifers were shown by Mason and Megan Grant.  The Champions steers were exhibited by Braedon Raub and Liana Flores.  The Champion bulls were shown by Blake Schultz and Mason Grant.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the Simbrah Synergy II on Oct 24 & 25th, the Super Bowl during the San Antonio Jr. Show and the LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN V on March 28 & 29th.  Over $55,000 in awards and premiums will be given out to our junior clients at these four events.  Call or email on how you can get involved in America’s most supportive junior program.

A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 22nd Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity our best ever” stated Carlos X. Guerra. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at 956 – 383 – 7566 or 956 – 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
     
The Champion Heifer was exhibited by Kallie Fuchs of Columbus TX.  She won a buckle and $500. The heifer was sired by T-Cat. The cattle were judged by Dr. Chris Boleman.

The Reserve Champion heifer was exhibited by Victoria Zulim of Hockley.  She won a buckle and $450.  She is a LM EF JW Black daughter. The top seven were selected with the following results from 3rd to 7th – Charmaine Thomae, Marco Flores, Braedon Raub, Braedon Raub and Christopher Martin winning  a total of $1,500.

     
The Champion Steer was exhibited by Braedon Raub of Lampasas with his LMC Johnnie Walker sired calf.  He won a buckle and $300. 

The Reserve Champion steer was exhibited by Liana Flores from Linn with her LMC Johnnie Walker sired calf.  She won a buckle and $225.  The  top five were selected with the following results from 3rd to 5th – Brooke Sorrells, Alyssa Flores and Emilio Flores winning $325.

     
LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Junior division won two buckles and $2,800 in premiums.  The judge was Kyle McManus.  Winners were 1st to 7th – Adrianna de los Santos, Elisa Haggard, Blake Schultz, Collin Cass, Nicholas Bruekner,  Braedon Raub and Mason Grant.

LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Senior division won two buckles and $2,800 in premiums.  Winners were 1st to 7th – Charmaine Thomae, Quest Newberry, Victoria Zulim, Kelly Kohlodjei, Liana Flores, Kallie Fuchs and Megan Grant.

     
The Annual LMC Awards were won by – LMC Educators of the Year – Drs. Chris and Joe Townsend, LMC Boosters of the Year – Tom Zulim Family and the LMC Volunteers of the Year – Ron Wells Family.

2009 LMC Jr. Round Buckle Winners  - Noel Saenz, Jerry Lugo and Daniel Saenz

     
Champion AOB was a Braunvieh sire by PFI Walker and exhibited by Mason Grant.

Reserve Champion AOB was a Simbravieh sired by Vista 4Z Foresight exhibited by Megan Grant.

     
Champion Bull was a Simbrah sired LM EF JW Black and exhibited by Blake Shultz.

Reserve Champion Bull was a Simbravieh sired by Vista 4Z Foresight and exhibited by Mason Grant.


     
     
  MAS IV SIMBRAH WEEKEND WAS A BIG SUCCESS  
 
April 20, 2009

Over 600 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN and Sale IV held March 27th & 28th at La Muneca Ranch near Linn, Texas.  Long time Sim-genetics guru Rex Ruckert from Oregon states “This was truly a rare and unique opportunity for kids and cattlemen.  Multiple shows with huge prize money judged by industry heavyweights added to the fun for juniors, their families and the many spectators.  The variety and quality of the seedstock from nine leading programs available in large quantities made it extremely enjoyable and cost effective for breeders of all ages and areas. The international flavor of the event combined with unsurpassed hospitality, great food and service was remarkable.  MAS is a tremendously positive and financially viable concept that raised a lot of money for scholarships and gave a lot of young people additional valuable experience in the cattle business.”

 
   
  MAS IV SHOWDOWN EXHIBITORS  
  A highlight of the weekend was the $15,000 awarded in premium money to the MAS Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah and percentage heifers in the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN.  $7,500 was awarded in Showmanship premiums to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class.  The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash.  Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) Hunter Wells and Braedon Raub, (10 – 11 yrs.)   Adrianna de los Santos and Elisa Haggard, (12 – 13 yrs.) Daniel Galvan and Maycie Wells, (14 – 15 yrs.) Zane Schooler and Dustin Black and (16 – 18 yrs.) Alyssa Martinez and Jordan Grahmann.  The MAS Showmanship judge was Chase Groves.  
     
   
  MAS IV SHOWDOWN Showmanship winners with their buckles and Judge Chase Groves, our new ASA Field Rep. who comes from a sim-genetics background.  
 
Zane Schooler from Lampasas won the SHOWDOWN Junior Division and Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with his LMC heifer and received a $3,000 premium check. Charmaine Thomae  from San Benito received a $1,500 premium for her Senior and Reserve Grand Champion sponsored by Louie Flores and La Muneca.  Other division winners included Calf & Reserve Calf Champions – Samantha Greiner and Jordan Grahmann.  Reserve Junior Champion - Hunter Sorrells, and Reserve Senior Champion - Hunter Wells.
 
     
   
  Zane Schooler with his SHOWDOWN Champion that later sold at MAS IV for $5,600 to the Ron Wells Family.  ZANE WON $3,000 IN MAS PREMIUMS!  
 
Meagan Grant won the SHOWDOWN percentage show with her Simbravieh named LMC Dolly and received a $600 premium.  Marco Flores won a $400 premium with his Reserve Champion, also a Simbravieh.  All of the MAS champions were bred and sponsored by  La Muneca and or  Louie Flores.  Hernando Guerra judged the MAS SHOWDOWN cattle show.  There were 63 head in the MAS show.
 
 

LA MUNECA AWARDS $10,000 AT IT'S ANNUAL JACKPOT SHOW

 
   
  Jordan Grahmann purchased a 1/3 interest in the popular LMC WFC Dream Girl last year at MAS III and has had a phenomenal year with her winning the National, International, Super Bowl, Houston Junior and LMC Jackpot shows.  A flush sold at MAS IV to Bet M Ranch for $5,100.  CONGRATULATIONS Jordan on a job well done !!  
 
La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $10,000 in premiums to their junior clients.  1/2 of the money was awarded in the Showmanship Show.  Frost Bank – Richard Foster donated $1,500 of these premiums.  The Top Ten heifers were - Champion Heifer was LMC WFC Dream Girl exhibited by Jordan Grahmann followed by Reserve – LMC Barn Burner exhibited by Alyssa Martinez, 3rd & 7th  – Zane Schooler,  4th – Leandra Flores, 5th – Regan Duleba, 6th – Liana Flores, 8th – Christopher Martin, 9th Elisa Haggard and 10th Emilio Flores.  There were 36 head in the LMC Jackpot Show.
 
 

 
   
  Meagan Grant with LMC Dolly, a purebred Simbravieh and many times champion including the MAS IV and LMC Jackpot % shows.  
 
The LMC Jackpot percentage show was won by Meagan Grant with her Simbravieh heifer with Kristen Moncada winning reserve with her Simmental heifer.  The Champion Bull was a Simbrah bull exhibited by Blake Schultz with the reserve being a Simbravieh exhibited by Shelby McCoy.  The cattle were judged by Chris Shivers.
 
 

 
   
  Blake Schultz with his LMC Jackpot Champion Simbrah bull LMC Tyson that he bought at MAS III.  He has shown him all over the South East winning several championships.  CONGRATULATIONS Blake on being such a great ambassador for Simbrah.  He bought LMC JW Red at MAS IV so be on the lookout for him in the Winner's Circle this next year.  
 
The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were Alyssa Martinez, 2nd –Jordan Grahmann, 3rd – Victoria Zulim, 4th – Liana Flores, 5th – Kristen Moncada, 6th – Hunter Sorrells and 7th – Shelby McCoy. The Champion Junior Showmanship winners were Adrianna de los Santos, 2nd – Emilio Flores, 3rd – Jonathan Padron, 4th – Leandra Flores, 5th Daniel Galvan, 6th – Blake Schultz and 7th Marcus Garcia.  The top three Pee Wee Showmen were 1st – Hannah Wells, 2nd Cassie Flores ad 3rd Nicholas Brueckner.  Showmanship was judged by Bruce and Melissa Van Meter. 
 
 

MAS IV SALE REPORT


 
   
  LMC Hey U - the 2009 SYNERGY Grand Champion, donated by the generous Zulim family.  One of our best Braunvieh cows is another great female donated by the Zulims to kick off the Braunvieh Association Scholarship Foundation.  MIL GRACIAS Tom, Laura and kiddos.  
 
Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The top selling lot was the champion LMC Hey U heifer donated by the Tom Zulim family selling for $30,000 to Lockton Dunning Benefit Co. of Dallas, Enterprise Products Co. of Houston, Dr. Ernesto Guerra, Alvaro Gonzalez and La Muneca.  Other donors were Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Larry St. Cyr and La Muneca Cattle Co.. Buyers were Tom Zulim, Felo & Stef Martinez, Urie Shiba, Dr. Boyd Bien, Felo, Hector and Gerardo Guerra, Luis Yzaguirre, Kito Saenz,  La Negra Cattle Co., Jimmie Grant and La Muneca.  A total of $58,550 was raised for the Rafael & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  
 
 

 
   
  Victor Guerra with long time LMC buyer and great friend Fred Grahmann, and South African bull buyer Johann Van Jaarsveld who bought the top selling bull, LMC Suave.  
 

One of the original goals of MAS was to expand our bull markets which we successfully have done selling 226 yearling bulls for a $2,202 average in four MAS sales. The top selling Simbrah bull, LMC Suave was consigned by La Muneca and sold to Johann Van Jaarsveld from South Africa for $7,500 for ½ interest.  The 2nd top selling bull was LMC Patron selling for $5,500 to Hernando Guerra from Mexico.  The 3rd, 4th and 5th top selling Simbrah bulls each brought $4,500, were consigned by La Muneca and sold to Thunder Cattle Co, James & Joan Watson and Gumaro Valdez.

The top selling Simbravieh bull was LMC PL Amigo and was the top indexing bull in this breed.  He was consigned by La Muneca and sold to Broken Oak Ranch for $5,500 for ½ interest.  He was positive in all five indexes.  The 2nd top selling Simbravieh bull sold for $3,000 to Thomas Kaminski. Overall 6 Simbravieh bulls averaged $2,558.

 
 

 
   
  LMC LF Resistol, top selling Braunvieh bull selling to the leading Braunvieh Breeder in America - Broken Oak Ranch.  He is a full sib to our best cow WTR Baylee.  We have some great Braunvieh and Simbravieh ET Calves out of this great cow for sale now.  
 

The top two selling Simmental bulls were sired by the popular Dream On.  They were consigned by Reavis Farms and sold for $2,500 and $2,200 to Rick Perez and Rickey Burch.  The two top selling Braunvieh bulls were consigned by Louie Flores and La Muneca. They were full sibs to the famous WTR Baylee cow and sold for $3,500 and $3,200 to Broken Oak Ranch.  Overall 7 Braunvieh bulls averaged $2,250.

LMC Polled Aussie was the top selling Polled Brahman bull and sold for $4,000 for ½ interest to Rick Perez.  The 2nd and 3rd top selling Brahman bulls sold for $2,000 to Anastacio Saenz and Ricky Durbin.  Overall 5 Brahman bulls averaged $2,200.  The overall MAS IV bull average was $2,128 on 72 bulls of five breeds.

The highlight of the female offering was four full sisters to LMC Diva, a previous MAS sale topper. They were consigned by Alyssa Martinez, a junior consignor and La Muneca.   These four Baby Dolls sired by LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black sold for $45,500.  The top seller sold to Victoria Zulim for $15,000.  The 2nd top seller sold for $12,500 to Christopher Martin.  The 3rd top Seller sold to Elisa Haggard for $10,000 and the 4th top seller sold to Nicholas Brueckner.   The 5th top seller was consigned by La Negra Cattle Co. and was bought by Olivia Vela for $6,000.   Overall 42 show heifer prospects averaged $2,976

The top selling Simbrah pair was LMC Mas Fina, a full sib to LM Full House consigned by Alyssa Martinez and La Muneca selling for $11,150 with Mike Quintanilla buying the cow for $5,250 and Samantha Greiner buying her Red Bullet daughter for $5,900. The 2nd top selling pair was consigned by Rafter M and La Muneca selling for $3,400 with the cow selling to Impact Marketing and the bull calf to Mason Grant.  The 3rd top selling pair was consigned by Monte Christi Ranch selling for $2,900 with Bud & Lupita Wentz buying the cow and La Muneca buying the heifer.  Overall 6 pairs averaged $3,975.

 
 

 
   
  LMC WFF Pistolero - sire of the top selling Brahman bull and heifer.  
 

The bidding was spirited on the Brahman heifers with three heifers averaging $4,533.  The two top sellers were polled La Muneca Pistolero daughters selling for $5,500 to Ronnie Smith and $4,500 to Thunder Cattle Co.  The 2 picks of the LMC Simbravieh herd averaged $4,375 both selling to Broken Oak Ranch.

Collin Cass purchased the two top selling Braunvieh show prospects consigned by Louie Flores and La Muneca.  They sold for $3,200 and $2,700, with 3 Braunvieh females averaging $2,483.  The semen highlight of the sale was the selling of six breeding shares in the popular Reserve National Champion, LMC ATZ Dr. Feel Good for $7,500.  They were consigned by Jacob Atzenhoffer and La Muneca.

Jordan Grahmann another junior consignor consigned the top selling flush out of LMC WFC Dream Girl who won the National, International, Super Bowl, Houston Junior and LMC Jackpot Shows.  The flush sold for $5,100 to Bet M Ranch owned by Dr. Ernesto Guerra from Castroville, The 2nd top selling flush was consigned by Smith Genetics and La Muneca out of Smith’s Phenomenal selling for $3,000 to Todd Behringer from Woodway.  Two flushes averaged $4,050

 
 

 
   
 

LMC Barn Burner - future donor for Bet M Ranch and La Muneca.

 
 

The sale seemed to get stronger as the night went on with lots of consumer demand for the open heifers topped by the consignment of Alyssa Martinez’s LMC HS Barn Burner selling for $5,200 to Bet M Ranch and La Muneca. Bruce and Melissa Van Meter and John Howard from Georgia bought LMC Duke Muneca for $5,000 for the 2nd top seller.  The top selling percentage heifer was an F-1 consigned by La Negra Cattle Co. selling for $2,000 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.  Overall 113 females averaged $2,411.

 
 

 
   
 

The Tom Zulim Family with Felo Martinez and Carlos.  They are big time supporters of our scholarship and junior organizations.

 
 

The Top Ten Volume Buyers were: 

Tom Zulim Family             
Bud & Lupita Wentz  
Broken Oak Ranch
La Muneca Cattle Co.          
Martin & Salyer                
Bet M’ Ranch
Thunder Cattle Co.   
Hernando Guerra              
Impact Marketing & Pigeon Mountain
Rick Perez 

The total MAS IV Simbrah sale grossed $433,200 on 186 lots for a $2,329 average per lot with 94 buyers from South Africa, Mexico, Oregon, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.   Leo Casas was the auctioneer. 

MAS is made up of nine South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno,  LPJ Ranch – the Luis Flores family, Monte Christo Ranch – the Jud Flowers family, Reavis Farms Inc. – the Randy Reavis family, RGV Cattle Co. – the Rene Vela family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela families.  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN V is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more information, please call Carlos X. Guerra at 956.802.1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

ON BEHALF OF MAS, LA MUNECA THANKS ALL THE BIDDERS, BUYERS, JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING MAS IV A GREAT SUCCESS!

 
 

 
 

BOENING & GRAHMANN IN THE BIG MONEY AT SAN ANTONE

 
 

February 20, 2009

Kayla Boening of Floresville, Texas, and her cow/calf pair BBS Jennie Walker were crowned Grand Champion Simbrah Female at the 2009 San Antonio Junior Heifer Show.  Breed champion in San Antonio is arguably the most prestigious honor a Texas junior heifer exhibitor can attain.  Besides winning a major junior show, the championship honor is accompanied by a $10,000 Scholarship.

BBS Jennie Walker was bred by our good friends at Boening Bros. Inc., who have been breeding and exhibiting Simbrah cattle for many years.  The Boenings have been utilizing La Muneca genetics for quite some time and BBS Jennie Walker was the result of one of their Johnnie Walker Black semen purchases.  Congratulations to Kayla and all of the Boening crew on their big win.  We appreciate your friendship and all of your support through the years. 

Johnnie Walker Black did not stop at Grand, LMC WFC Ms Dream Girl who is a maternal granddaughter to Johnnie Walker Black took Reserve honors for her proud owner, Jordan Grahmann of Halletsville, Texas.  This Smith Nu Wave II sired female also was crowned Grand Champion Female at the Simmental/Simbrah Superbowl, earning Jordan $1,700 in Superbowl premiums.  Dream Girl also won the 2009 National Simbrah Show in Fort Worth earlier this year.

Jordan selected LMC WFC Ms Dream Girl as the first pick of the Smith Nu Wave II x LMC Diva embryo calves at the MAS III sale last year.  A flush and three full brothers to this 2009 National Champion female sell at MAS IV.  Six full sibs to LMC Diva will also be a highlight at MAS IV on March 28, 2009 at the ranch in Linn, Texas.  They are all major league show prospects (4 heifers and 2 bull calves).

Like the Boening’s, Jordan’s family has been breeding Simbrah’s and utilizing La Muneca genetics for many years.  We congratulate Jordan and the entire 6G Ranch crew for all of their success and appreciate all that they do for La Muneca.

La Muneca would also like to thank the San Antonio Livestock Show for awarding the $10,000 Scholarship and our fellow Superbowl sponsors for awarding over $20,000 in premiums to our juniors. 

 
 
 
 
BBS JENNIE WALKER 
2009 Grand Champion Female
San Antonio Jr. Show - Sired by JWB
Congratulations Kayla!
LMC WFC MS. DREAM GIRL
2009 Grand Champion Female - Superbowl
2009 Reserve Grand Champion - San Antonio Jr.
Congratulations Jordan!
  FORT WORTH CROSSED OUR MINDS  
 
At the recent 2009 National Simbrah Show held in Fort Worth, Texas, La Muneca was proud to have bred 3 of the 4 Champions.  La Muneca also bred 5 of the 6 Division Champions in the Bull show.


 
   
  LMC WFC DREAM GIRL  
  The National Champion Female was LMC WFC Dream Girl, exhibited by Jordan Grahmann of Halletsville, Texas.  Dream Girl was selected as the first pick of our Smith Nu Wave II x LMC Diva calves at the MAS III sale and a flush from this National Champion Female will be one of the highlights from 6G Ranch’s offering at MAS IV.  We commend Jordan and the Grahmann Family for a job well done selecting and exhibiting the2009 National Champion Female.  
     
   
  LMC WY NO LIMIT  
  The National Champion Bull was LMC WY No Limit, exhibited by Aaron Gonzalez of Tres Potrillos Ranch in McAllen, Texas.  No Limit was purchased private treaty and is sired by the 2005 International Champion LMC Smith RFI Red Bullet and out of a Wayne Yeager bred cow.  Congratulations to Aaron and his family on selecting and exhibiting the 2009 National Champion Bull, making it TWO NATIONAL CHAMPION BULLS IN A ROW for La Muneca bred bulls.   
     
   
  LMC ATZ DR. FEELGOOD  
 

Our partner Mr. Steve Atzenhoffer of Orange Grove, Texas stuck LMC ATZ Dr. Feelgood to Reserve National Champion Bull honors.  Jacob and the Atzenhoffer family took advantage of our junior program and bred Jacob’s Red Bullet sired show heifer, St. Rita to LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black and Dr. Feelgood was the resule.  Last year’s Reserve National Champion, LMC VG Go Getter was also a product of our Jr. Program being bred by LMC junior Victor Guerra of Edinburg, Texas.  A breeding share in Dr. Feelgood along with several Johnnie Walker Black sons sell in MAS IV on March 28, 2009 at La Muneca.  3 of the last 4 National Grand and Reserve Bulls have been sired by Johnnie Walker Black.  Congratulations Atzenhoffer’s!

 
     
   
  LMC WFC MOOSE  
  LMC WFC Moose was named Reserve Calf Champion Bull and was the third pick of the Smith Nu Wave II x LMC Diva calves in MAS III which makes him a full sib to the 2009 National Champion Female, LMC WFC Dream Girl.  Moose is jointly owned by Bud & Lupita Wentz who purchased LMC Diva in MAS II, Smith Genetics who purchased the pick in MAS III and La Muneca.  Congratulations to the Wentz’s and Smith Genetics on Moose’s National Show success and we appreciate all that you all do for Simbrah.  
     
   
  LMC HS ROCCO  
  Dr. Ernesto Guerra of BET’M Ranch in Castroville, Texas saw his Synergy I acquisition, LMC HS Rocco take National Intermediate Division Champion Bull honors.  Rocco is out of the only daughter of the immortal LM She Moves donor, PRR Morning Star and is sired by LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black.  The judges were very impressed with the totality Rocco possessed and were optimistic about Rocco’s future, so are we.  Congratulations to our partners on Rocco, BET’M Ranch and Honeycutt Simbrah’s and thank you for all of your support.  
     
   
  LMC SOLDIER  
 

LMC Soldier continues to impress us with his balance of power and style.  Soldier is the TOTAL PACKAGE, he’s polled, thick, sound and full of breed character.  Soldier made lots of friends on his way to being named the National Reserve Senior Champion Bull.  Soldier is sired by PRR Red Ammo, who is now owned by Alvaro Gonzalez’s Tres Potrillos Ranch.  Semen on Soldier is available to foreign buyers only, however Red Ammo semen is available domestically.  Congratulations to our partner on Soldier, Alejandro Guerra of Mexico on the division championship and the development of this impressive herd bull.

We salute all Simbrah exhibitor’s for a great National Show and look forward to another great show in San Antonio, February 6 – 9, 2009.  The Open Simbrah Show will be on Monday, February 9th following the Simmental Show which begins at 8 a.m.  See you in San Antone!

 
     
  POLLED LIGHTNING DAUGHTER STRIKES AGAIN AT THE ROYAL  
 
November 18, 2008 

TLC Anna’s Light, exhibited by Brock Courtney of Pryor, Oklahoma and bred by A W Thorne Land and Cattle, Inc. was crowned Grand Champion Purebred/Fullblood Braunvieh Female at the 2008 American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Anna’s Light has also been crowned Champion Female in Tulsa and the Jr. Nationals in 2008.  This young Polled Lightning daughter has proved herself to be a major success, with the best yet to come as she enters the 09’ season on a roll.  Congratulations to Brock for exhibiting Anna’s Light and to the Thorne’s for breeding this phenomenal female. 

If you are looking for MAJOR SUCCESS, consider POLLED LIGHTNING.  Semen sells for $30.00 per unit with a ten unit minimum, available at Elgin Breeding Services.


 
 
 
 
TLC Anna's Light  
2008 Grand Champion Braunvieh Female
Junior Nationals, Tulsa State Fair & American Royal
Polled Lightning
  SIMBRAH SYNERGY I PROVES TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS  
 


By Tim Smith of Smith Genetics


          Simbrah Synergy I drew a standing room only crowd and saw buyers actively compete for over 100 head of Simbrah cattle on October 25th.  The sale, held at Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas featured the breeding programs of 12 progressive Simbrah breeders and saw an overall average of $3,515 on 100 lots, with many lots going to new breeders.  The entire weekend was filled with interest, enthusiasm and networking for the Simbrah breed.  In addition to the sale, the $15,000 Synergy Showcase junior show was held and the American Junior Simbrah Roundup was also part of the weekend of Simbrah activities.

Genetics programs represented in the sale included Triple J Ranch, Sour Lake, Texas; Terry Whitaker, Ranger, Texas; Michael Meadows, Simms, Texas; Triple P, Pearland, Texas; Hagan Cattle Company, Yoakum, Texas; McCrary Farms, DeKalb, Texas; Burch Farms, Hempstead, Texas; Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas, Pine Ridge Ranch, Dallas, Texas; Rafter M Cattle, Wharton, Texas; LaMuneca Cattle Co., Linn, Texas and Smith Genetics.  An educational program kicked the three day event off with Paul Maulsby, Beef Cattle Manager at Texas A&M University giving an interactive presentation on cattle selection, followed by Michael Grahmann with Purina Mills, who spoke on nutritional concerns.

The sale was auctioneered by Ruben Reyes and a breakdown of averages includes 15 bulls averaging $2,846; 56 Simbrah heifers sold for an average of $3,014; 10 other breeds (Brahman and Simbravieh) averaged $4,370; 11 Simbrah cows averaged $4,209; 5 embryo lots averaged $6,120, and 3 flushes averaged $6,467.  The sale topper was Smith Sissys Final Lady, a May 2006 female sired by Smith Nu Approach and sold safe in calf to NF Smith Sargeant, the breed leader for EPDs.  She was offered in the sale by Smith Genetics and was purchased by McCrary Farms, for $14,000.  Smith RFI Golden Glory also generated lots of excitement as she sold for $13,700 to Burch Farms.  She was the 2003 Houston International Champion and to date she has produced over $44,000 in progeny sales. Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas and Smith Genetics offered the female.

LMC RM Julia 226/7, a polled purebred Brahman heifer, from the LaMuneca and Rafter M programs, sold for $7,000 to Wentz Cattle Company, Olmito, Texas.  The heifer was sired by LMC WFF Pistolero M130 and carried V8 breeding maternally.

Junior exhibitors showed lots of interest in Hagans Rihanna 1U and the bidding was heated as Christopher Money, Pearland, Texas purchased the NF Smith Sargeant daughter for his next show heifer.  The heifer sold for $10,400 and she was offered by Hagan Cattle Company.

            Reavis Farms and McCrary Farms partnered to buy one-half interest in the high selling bull of the offering, Smith Evan, from Smith Genetics.  The bull carries the genetics of Smith Bella Bella, who won every major show in 2006 and 2007 and was sired by Smith Nu Approach.  The final bid was $8,400.  Volume purchases were made by Bud and Lupita Wentz, Wentz Cattle Co., and the Robert Seaman family, Houston, Texas.
           
New breeders who purchased at the Synergy included Tim and Cindy Martin, Lockhart, Texas; Kathy Hutto, McDade, Texas; Ronnie Reeves, Lockhart, Texas; John and Pam Olsen, Giddings, Texas; OB Creekside Ranch, Somerville, Texas, Weldon and Garland, Cunningham, Ranger, Texas; Dan and Kris Grinstead, Iowa City, Iowa and Brandon Sultemeir, Kyle, Texas.

SIMBRAH SYNERGY SHOWCASE AWARDS $15,000

            The Simbrah Synergy event included a $15,000 show for youth exhibitors, who have purchased heifers from the Synergy members.  The show was held prior to the sale and Brandon Callis, College Station, Texas served as the judge.  Class winners included Amber Matula, Schulenburg, Texas; Jacob Atzenhoffer, Orange Grove, Texas; Liana Flores, Linn, Texas; Emily June Kelley, Yoakum, Texas; Emily Mullins, Golden, Texas; Zane McCartney Schooler; Bertram, Texas; Victoria Zulim, Hockley, Texas; Michael de los Santos, Edinburg, Texas; Britt Larson, Pilot Point, Texas and Hunter Sorrells, Odem, Texas. 

Calf Champion honors went to Liana Flores, Reserve Calf Champion honors went to Jacob Atzenhoffer, Intermediate Champion honors went to Emily June Kelley, Reserve Intermediate Champion honors went to Marcos Flores, Linn, Texas; Senior Champion honors went to Victoria Zulim and Reserve Senior Champion honors went to Mikey de los Santos.  Grand Champion honors and the $3,000 check went home with Victoria Zulim and Liana Flores took home the $1,500 check and Reserve honors.  Both heifers were bred in the La Muneca program.  In the Percentage Female show, Liana Flores was the Grand Champion winner and received a check for $600.  Hunter Sorrells, was the Reserve Grand Champion and received $400

The payout on showmanship totaled $7,500 and belt buckles were awarded to first and second place in each division.  First and second place honors went to Hunter Wells, Harlingen, Texas, Braden Raub, Lampasas, Texas; Candice Tindall, Lott, Texas; Emily Mullins, Britt Larson; Liana Flores, Kailee Hart, Livingston, Texas and Marco Flores of Linn, Texas.

 
 
 
 
Grand Champion Purebred Female
LMC Hey U Exhibited by Victoria Zulim 
Bred by La Muneca - VICTORIA WON $3,000! 
Reserve Champion Purebred Female
Sired by Red Moves & Exhibited by Liana Flores
Bred by La Muneca - LIANA WON $1,500!
 
 
 
Grand Champion Percentage Female  
Exhibited by Marco Flores & Bred by La Muneca
Sired by Meyer 734 - MARCO WON $600!   
Reserve Champion Percentage Female
Exhibited by Hunter Sorrells & Bred by La Muneca
Sired by Johnnie Walker - HUNTER WON $400!
 
 
 
2008 Simbrah Synergy I
Showmanship Winners
JUNIORS COMPETED FOR & RECEIVED $7,500

 
 

LA MUNECA HOSTS UP BEAT ALL DAY SIMBRAH EVENT

 
 


“The Field Day winners were : Junior – Victor Aguilar, Intermediate – Omar Montalvo, Senior – Christopher Martin and Adult – Nancy Kolodziej.  Over $2,000 worth of door prizes were given away thanks to the following donors - Farm & Ranch - Kito Saenz, Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Martin’s Farm & Ranch, Mueller Inc. - Frank Trevino Family, Doug Lightfoot Family, Donald Kelley Family, Lyssy & Eckel Feeds, Louie Flores Family, Cactus Country 4-H Club, Charlie Murphy Family, Rolando Guerra – ING, Sinton Feed Store, Albert Martin, Jeff Sorrells and Stillman 4-H Club.

Speakers for the Field Day were Joe Mask, Michael Grahmann, Brad Cowan, Victor Guerra,  Cherie Carrabba, Aaron Alejandro. Luis Saldana, Stephanie Guerra, Aaron Vela and Carlos X. Guerra.  "Over 300 Simbrah enthusiasts were treated at the 2nd Annual LMC Customer Appreciation Dinner and Dance after the Futurity,”  stated Guerra.

“The 21st Annual LMC Futurity had over $10,000 awarded in premiums, feed, buckles and prizes THANKS to our many donors plus our juniors did a great job of selling raffle tickets.  The Darryl Raub family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to Richard Foster and Frost Bank for adding $1,500 in premiums to our Showmanship contest. Thirty nine students exhibited 50 head of Simbrah, Braunvieh, Simbravieh and Brahman cattle.  Judges were Mike Luna - cattle and Cherie Carrabba - Showmanship. Winners are pictured below.

The 2008 LMC Special Award Winners were – LMC Volunteers of the Year – The Frank Trevino Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Aaron Alejandro and LMC Boosters of the Year – Cherie Carrabba, the Darryl Raub and Alvaro Gonzalez families.

Upcoming LMC JUNIOR EVENTS will be the $15,000 Simbrah Synergy Showcase on Oct 25th at Smith Genetics, the Simbrah Super Bowl during the  San Antonio Jr. Show and the LMC Jackpot held in conjunction with the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN IV at La Muneca on March 28 & 29th.  Over $50,000 in awards and premiums will be given out to our junior clients at these four events.  Call or email on how you can get involved in America’s most supportive junior program.

"A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 21st Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity our best ever” stated Carlos X. Guerra. For more information please call La Muneca Cattle Co. at 956 – 383 – 7566 or 956 – 802 – 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.


 
 
 
 

The Champion Heifer was exhibited by Mike de los Santos of Linn, TX.  She won a buckle and $450. The heifer was sired by LMC Black Bullet. The cattle were judged by Mike Luna.

The Reserve Champion heifer was exhibited by Zane Schooler of Lampasas.  He won a buckle and $350.  She is a LMC Rico daughter. The top seven were selected with the following results from 3rd to 7th – Christopher Martin, Marco Flores, Zane Schooler, Hunter Sorrells and  Braedon Raub, winning  a total of $1,550.

 
 
 

The Champion Steer was exhibited by Faith Fletcher of Sinton with her LMC Johnnie Walker sired Simbrah calf.  She won a buckle and $400. 

The Reserve Champion steer was exhibited by Marco Flores of Linn with his LMC Johnnie Walker sired Simbravieh calf.  He won a buckle and $300.  The  top seven were selected with the following results from 3rd to 7th – Hunter Sorrells, Troy Helle, Hayden McGhee, Brooke Sorrells and Braedon Raub winning  a total of $1,325.

     
Braedon Raub from Lampasas with his LMC Futurity Champion AOB Heifer, a Braunvieh sired by BOR Encino. Collin Cass from Odem with his LMC Futurity Reserve AOB Champion Heifer, a Braunvieh sired by Black Joker
     
Shelby McCoy from McAllen with her LMC Futurity Champion AOB Bull, a Simbravieh sired by LMC Red Bullet. Tyler Kelley from Sharyland with his LMC Futurity Reserve Champion AOB Bull, a Braunvieh sired by Final Answer.
 
 
 

LMC Futurity Showmanship Winners for the Junior division won two buckles and $1,350 in premiums.  The judge was Cherie Carrabba.  Winners were 1st to 7th –  Regan Duleba (buckle + $400), Alex de los Santos (buckle +$300), Adrianna de los Santos ($200), Kelli Kolodziej ($150), Braedon Raub($125), Collin Cass ($100) and Faith Fletcher ($75).

Senior Winners won two buckles and $2,650 in premiums.  Winners were 1st to 7th -  Zane Schooler (buckle + $750), Marco Flores (buckle + $500), Eric Young ($450), Art Garcia Jr. ($350), Hayden McGhee ($250), Abraham Lopez ($200) and Hunter Sorrells ($150).

     
The Carlos X. Guerra family with the LMC 2008 Special Award winners – LMC Volunteers of the Year – The Frank Trevino Family, LMC Educator of the Year – Aaron Alejandro and LMC Boosters of the Year – Cherie Carrabba, the Darryl Raub and Alvaro Gonzalez (not pictured) families. THANKS for all you guys do !!

Bruce Kroeker from premium Sponsor Compass Bank with Carlos & Stehanie Guerra with the top nine winners of the LMC Field Day contests. Juniors – Victor & Juan Aguilar and Jason Kolodziej, Intermediate – Omar Montalvo, Analisa Casarez and Rhae Ann Jobe-Stark and Seniors – Christopher Martin, Daniel Saenz and Omar Garcia.

 
 
 

LMC Field Day morning speakers (L-R) Victor Guerra, Michael Grahmann, Carlos X. Guerra, Joe Mask and Brad Cowan

LMC Field Day afternoon speakers – Carlos X. Guerra, Luis Saldana, Stephanie Guerra, Cherie Carrabba, Aaron Alejandro and Michael Grahmann

 
SIMBRAH SYNERGY AND AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMBRAH ROUNDUP SET FOR OCTOBER 24th - 26th
 
 


Be making plans to attend a great Simbrah weekend on October 24 - 26th at Smith Genetics near Giddings, TX.  The event is named SIMBRAH SYNERGY and it will be hosted by a group of Simbrah breeders listed below.  SIMBRAH SYNERGY will feature a $15,000 heifer and showmanship show for those juniors who purchased a heifer from a Synergy member, a sale with 100  + lots of elite Simbrah genetics and a Simbrah Symposium featuring some of the cattle industry’s leading specialists.

This unique event will be held in conjunction with the AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMBRAH ROUNDUP.  The Roundup will feature various leadership oriented events for the juniors including Sales Talk, Public Speaking, Cattleman’s Quiz and a Cattle Judging/Reasons Contest.  A showmanship, heifer and bull show will also be held.  The Roundup is open to any junior Simbrah exhibitor,.  Purchasing a heifer or bull from a Synergy member is not required to participate in the Roundup.  You do not have to participate in the cattle show to enter the other contests. 

At press time Simbrah Synergy members included:

Smith Genetics     La Muneca Cattle Company      Burch Farms
Reavis Farms         Rafter M Cattle Company          Hagan Cattle Company
McRary Farms       Meadows Cattle Company        Whitaker Livestock
Triple P Ranch      Triple J Cattle Company           Pine Ridge Ranch

A schedule and more information will be available soon.  Please be checking our For Sale link to view La Muneca’s consignments and we hope to see you at SYNERGY.

Click here to view the Synergy Sale Catalog.

 
     
  LA MUNECA WILL HOST ITS 21st ANNUAL JR. ROUNDUP ON OCTOBER 4, 2008  
 
More Information Coming Soon!




 
  BRAUNVIEH WORLD MAGAZINE FEATURES LA MUNECA AND LOUIE FLORES OPERATION  
 
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LA MUNECA JUNIORS THRIVE AT LEADERSHIP ORIENTED 2008 TJSSA FUTURITY
 
 


On June 12th - 15th, several members of the La Muneca Junior Show Team competed at the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association Futurity in Belton, Texas.  The event consisted of various events geared at developing key leadership traits while testing the junior's knowledge of both breeds and the cattle industry in general.  The event also includes a showmanship contest and cattle show.

The results from most events were not announced until the banquet, which capped a fun filled and educational event that provided a unique opportunity for youth to pick up leadership traits through their cattle projects.  This year's futurity saw growth in numbers and synergy amongst all who attended the event. 

Among the many highlights from the event were the awarding of five $1,000 scholarship's and the TJSSA Friend of the Year award which was given to Mr. Sammy Fambro for his many years of volunteerism to the TJSSA.  Long time TJSSA members Amanda Meadows of Simms, Texas and Rachel Glascock of Pilot Point, Texas were also recognized for their election as Texas FFA State Officers, both ladies credited the TJSSA for helping them achieve this honor.

La Muneca SALUTES and CONGRATULATES all competitor's at this year's futurity, especially the following members of the La Muneca Junior Team:


 
     
 
Novice Participants

Mia Barba
Runner Up Showmen

Elisa Haggard

Reserve Grand Champion Showmen

 


Nicholas Breuckner
Grand Champion Showmen
 
   
 
Intermediate Division

Lesli Garrett
2008-2009 TJSSA Vice President
10th Overall Simbrah Heifer
4th Cattlemen's Quiz
2nd Public Speaking
2nd Judging / Oral Reasons
2nd Sales Talk
1st Showmanship
Reserve High Point Individual Overall

Lindsay Garrett
2008-2009 TJSSA President
1st Cattlemen's Quiz
1st Public Speaking
5th Judging / Oral Reasons
1st Sales Talk
2nd Showmanship
High Point Individual Overall
 


Marla Cantu (Rookie)

9th Place Intermediate Showmanship

Mallory Mobly (Rookie)
5th Place Sales Talk

Victoria Zulim (Rookie)

3rd Overall Simbrah Heifer
7th Public Speaking
3rd Sales Talk
6th Showmanship
7th Individual Overall
High Poing Rookie
 
   
 
Senior Division

Megan Barba 
2008-2009 TSSA Queen
3rd Overall Cow/Calf Pair
7th Cattlemen's Quiz
5th Public Speaking
9th Judging / Oral Reasons
8th Sales Talk
5th Showmanship
6th Individual Overall

Alyssa Cantu (Rookie)
9th Cattlemen's Quiz
7th Judging / Oral Reasons
9th Sales Talk
8th Showmanship
9th Individual Overall
 


Richard Foster

2nd Cattlemen's Quiz
2nd Public Speaking
6th Judging / Oral Reasons
2nd Sales Talk
2nd Showmanship
Reserve High Poing Individual Overall
Victor A. Guerra Memorial Scholarship Recipient
 
   
 
Once again CONGRATULATIONS to all participant's and THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made this great event possible.   For more information on the event visit www.tjssa.com.
 
     
 
 
 
Victoria Zulim and LMC Hey U who was named the 3rd Overall Simbrah Female
Top (L-R) Ellen Tom, Tammy Glascock, Victor Guerra and Tom Zulim with the 2008 Scholarship Recipients, (L-R) Richard Foster, Amanda Meadows, Daniel Schick, Stephanie Pena and Jordan Willey
 
LA MUNECA CONSIGNMENT TOPS BUZZARD HOLLOW'S DESIGNER CLASSIC SALE



 



THANK YOU ALVARO GONZALEZ OF MCALLEN, TEXAS, FOR PURCHASING THE PICK OF THE LMC HERD FLUSH AT BUZZARD HOLLOW'S DESIGNER'S CLASSIC FOR A SALE TOPPING $8,000.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. 



A BIG HEARTY THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE GOOD FOLKS AT BUZZARD HOLLOW FOR INVITING US TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR GREAT SALE. WE HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED YOUR SALE, THE BREEDERS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE QUALITY OF GENETICS THAT ARE SOLD IN THIS PRESTIGIOUS SALE.

 
     
 
MAS III SIMBRAH WEEKEND CONTINUES TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
 
 


Over 600 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN and Sale III held March 28th & 29th at La Muneca Ranch near Linn, TX.  ASA Simbrah Advisory Committee Chairman Tim Smith stated, “Simbrah excitement was definitely evident at the MAS weekend events.  Everyone in attendance left with positive momentum about Simbrah from the youngest exhibitors to the eldest of buyers. The MAS weekend generates such an opportunity for all Simbrah enthusiasts to share ideas and gain new genetics for their individual programs.  The hard work and effort of all of the MAS participants was obvious with the outstanding set of cattle offered and rewarded by the aggressive bidding of the buyers.  The contagious enthusiasm generated by the folks attending MAS is a major attribute to the Simbrah breed.  Fellow Simbrah breeders say “THANKS” to all of the MAS families for their dedication and commitment to Simbrah!”

A highlight of the weekend was the $15,000 awarded in premium money to the MAS Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah heifers in the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN.  $7,500 was awarded in Showmanship premiums to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class.  The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash.  Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) Braedon Raub and Hunter Wells, (10 – 11 yrs.)  Maycie Wells and Adrianna de los Santos, (12 – 13 yrs.) Alex de los Santos Jr. and Hunter Sorrells, (14 – 15 yrs.) Mikey de los Santos and Liana Flores and (16 – 18 yrs.) Lindsay and Lesli Garrett.  The MAS Showmanship judges were Wes Tiemann and Steven Kahla.

Mikey de los Santos from Linn won the $15,000 SHOWDOWN Calf and Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with LMC BB Muneca and received a $3,000 premium check. Lindsay Garrett from Canton received $1,500 for her Senior and Reserve Grand Champion, LMC Tatiana. Other division winners included Reserve Calf Champion – Jackson Hanna, Junior Champions, Hunter Wells and Patrick Woods and Reserve Senior Champion Liana Flores. Hunter Sorrells won the SHOWDOWN percentage show with his F-1 Simbrah named LMC Ivy Rose and received $600 in premiums.  Marco Flores won $400 with his Reserve Champion Meyer 734 daughter.  All of the champions were bred and sponsored by La Muneca and Louie Flores.  Mitch Thomas judged the MAS SHOWDOWN cattle show.


 
     
 
 
 
Calf and Grand Champion LMC BB Muneca
Exhibited by Mikey de los Santos of Linn, Texas
MIKEY WON $3,000 IN MAS PREMIUMS
Senior and Reserve Champion LMC Tatiana
Exhibited by Lindsay Garrett of Canton, Texas
LINDSAY RECIEVED $1,500 IN MAS PREMIUMS
 
 
 
Grand Champion Percentage Female LMC Ivey Rose
Exhibited by Hunter Sorrells of Sinton, Texas
HUNTER RECIEVED $600 IN MAS PREMIUMS
Reserve Champion Percentage Heifer LMC Meyer 734 Muneca
Exhibited by Marco Flores of Linn, Texas
MARCO RECIEVED $400 IN MAS PREMIUMS
 
 
 
MAS III $15,000 Simbrah Showdown Showmanship   
Champions  
 
 
 
 
MAS III $15,000 Simbrah Showdown Exhibitors
 
 
LA MUNECA AWARDS $7,500 IN PREMIUMS AT THE 2008 LMC JACKPOT SHOW HELD DURING MAS III SIMBRAH WEEKEND
 
 


La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $7,500 in premiums to their junior clients.  Frost Bank – Richard Foster donated $1,250 of these premiums. The Grand Champion heifer was a LMC Red Moves daughter exhibited by Jackson Hanna, followed by the Reserve Champion – Marla Cantu, 3rd – Mikey de los Santos, 4th – Hunter Wells, 5th – Lindsay Garrett, 6th – Charmaine Thomae, 7th – Roy Duleba, 8th – Victor Guerra, 9th Abigail Hanna and 10th Samuel Ramon.

The Champion Junior Showmanship winners were Adrianna de los Santos, 2nd – Victoria Zulim, 3rd – Liana Flores, 4th – Regan Duleba, 5th Abigail Hanna, 6th – Hunter Wells and 7th – Victor Guerra. The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were Alyssa Martinez, 2nd –Marco Flores, 3rd – Mikey de los Santos, 4th – Charmaine Thomae, 5th – Aaron Gonzalez, 6th – Jacob Agado and 7th – Abraham Lopez. Showmanship was judged by Tim Smith.  The cattle were judged by Hernando Guerra, a long time and prominent breeder from Mexico.

 


 
     
 
 
 
Grand Champion LMC RM Muneca
Exhibited by Jackson Hanna of McAllen, Texas
Reserve Champion LMC BP Muneca
Exhibited by Marla Cantu of Edinburg, Texas
 
 
 
2008 LMC Jackpot Junior Showmanship Winners 
2008 LMC Jackpot Senior Showmanship Winners
 
MAS III SALE REPORT
 
 


Long time beef cattle enthusiast Martha Garrett stated, “The MAS event is one of a kind for youth as well as Simbrah breeders. For our youth it provides the opportunity to learn about marketing, genetics, visit with the breed's leading producers and to make friends from across the Simbrah world. In addition, the show provides youth a way to be financially rewarded for selecting Simbrah. It is an exciting two days for the breed and shows the strength of the breed as well as the commitment of the breeders.”

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. & Carmen Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, American Jr. Simbrah Round Up Scholarship Endowment Fund and ASA Simbrah Advisory committee. Donors were Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Joe & Nelda Rodriguez, Richard Foster, Louie Flores, Smith Genetics and La Muneca Cattle Company. Buyers were Broken Oak Ranch, Dr. Ernesto Guerra, Felo & Stef Martinez, Dr. Boyd Bien, Felo Guerra, Kito Saenz, Bud & Lupita Wentz, Hernando Guerra, Donald Kelley, Mike Guerra, Ted Kohleppell, Tom Zulim, Richard Foster and La Muneca.  $29,500 was raised for the Rafael A Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2,200 for the American Jr. Simbrah Round Up Scholarship Fund and $2,300 for the ASA Simbrah Advisory Committee for a total of $34,000.

One of the original goals of MAS was to expand our bull markets which we successfully have done selling 154 yearling bulls for a $2,237 average in three sales. The top selling bull, LMC VG Go Getter was consigned by La Muneca and Victor Guerra.  He is the 2008 Reserve National & International Champion bull and sold for $11,000 to George Guerra and Jose Luis Garza from Rio Grande City, Texas.  The 2nd and 3rd top selling bulls were consigned by La Muneca, Reavis and Smith Genetics selling for $7,500 to Alvaro Gonzalez from McAllen, Texas and $4,250 to Andy Prukop from McCook, Texas.  The 4th and 5th top sellers were consigned by La Muneca and are full ET sibs by Red Bullet selling for $4,200 and $3,800 to Robert Seaman from Houston, Texas and Darrell Sklar from Edna, Texas.  46 bulls grossed $113,700 to average $2,472.

The top selling pair was consigned by Leandra Flores, a junior exhibitor and was a LM Full House daughter with a LMC Red Buck daughter selling for $5,500 to Richard Foster from Wallis, Texas.  The second top selling pair sold for $4,500 and was consigned by La Negra and La Muneca with the cow selling for $2,500 to Javier Moreno from Edinburg, Texas and the heifer calf for $2,000 to Shelby McCoy from McAllen, Texas.  The third top selling pair was consigned by Emilio Flores, a junior exhibitor and sold ½ interest for $4,200 to Bet M Ranch from Castroville, Texas.  Seven pairs grossed $27,800 for a $3,971 average per pair.

The top selling embryo lot was consigned by Reavis Farms & Smith Genetics selling four embryos out of LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black and Golden Glory for $1,000 per embryo to Kathy Hutto from Dale, Texas. Reavis Farms consigned the 2nd top selling embryo lot selling four embryos by Sargeant for $900 per embryo to Terry Whitaker from Ranger, Texas.  Five embryo lots sold for $13,500 for an average of $2,700 per lot or $587 average per embryo on 23 embryos.

The bidding was spirited on the proven donor cows headed up by LMC Oprah, the dam to last year’s top selling heifer, LMC Diva.  She was consigned by Alyssa Martinez, a junior exhibitor and La Muneca selling for $9,000 to repeat volume buyers Bud & Lupita Wentz from Olmito, Texas.  The second top selling donor was the MAS II champion, LMC Miss Texas consigned by Liana Flores & La Muneca selling for $5,000 to the Wentz’s.  Bud & Lupita also bought the only Brahman lot consigned by La Negra for $4,000.

 The top selling flush was out of LM Victor’s Patty, the dam to the top selling bull and was consigned by Victor Guerra, a junior exhibitor and La Muneca selling for $2,500 to Smith and Reavis from Giddings, Texas and Mission, Texas.  Two flushes grossed $4,500 to average $2,250 on two flushes.                                       

The demand on show heifer prospects was strong with Bud Wentz and La Muneca consigning the top and 3rd top sellers, for $7,000 and $4,500 for 1/2 interest selling to Jordan Grahmann from Halletsville, Texas and Jacob Atzenhoffer form Orange Grove, Texas.  They were the 1st and 2nd pick of a litter out of LMC Diva and Smith Nu Wave II.  The 2nd and 4th top sellers were R-S Powerball daughters consigned by RGV Cattle selling for $5,750 and $4,000 to Rebecca Gonzalez from San Isidro, Texas and Maycie Wells from San Benito, Texas.  Three other heifers tied for the 4th spot selling for $4,000 to Zane Schooler from Bertram, Texas, Victoria Zulim and Elisa Haggard from Hockley, Texas.  They were consigned by 6G Ranch, Louie Flores and La Muneca.  Ten show prospects grossed $44,150 to average $4,415 per lot.

The sale seemed to get stronger as the night went on with lots of consumer demand for the bred heifers topped by ½ interest in LMC Tatiana by Red Bullet selling for $9,500 to Bruce and Melissa Van Meter from Rome, Georgia.  She was consigned by the future Aggie Lindsay Garrett who won many major shows with her.  The second top selling bred heifer was a T-Cat daughter consigned by Marco Flores, a junior exhibitor and La Muneca selling for $5,000 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.  The 3rd top bred heifer was consigned by John Russell and La Muneca and bought by Skip Butler from Chapman Ranch, Texas. The fourth top seller was a Precision Red daughter with EPD’s in the top 1% of the breed selling for $3,200 to Doug Lightfoot.  31 bred heifers grossed $78,550 to average $2,534.

The percentage (3/4 Simmental x 1/4 Brahman) offering was topped by two daughters of LMC Mariah consigned by La Muneca. The top seller by WLE Overload sold ½ interest for $6,400 to 6G ranch from Rock Island, Texas.  The 2nd top seller by Dream On sold ½ interest for $6,200 to La Negra Cattle Co. from Edinburg, Texas.  The 3rd top seller was a Meyer 734 daughter consigned by Louie Flores and La Muneca and sold ½ interest for $5,000 to Braedon Raub from Lampasas, Texas.
 

Volume buyers were Alvaro Gonzalez Family, Bud & Lupita Wentz, Jose Luis Garza, Rickey Burch, 6G Ranch, Bet’M Ranch – Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra, Hernando Guerra, San Vicente Ranch, Skip & Janice Butler and Robert Seaman.
 

The total  MAS III Simbrah sale grossed $437,510 on 169 lots for a $2,589 average per lot.   Leo Casas was the auctioneer.  MAS is made up of nine South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno, LPJ Ranch – Luis Flores Family, Monte Christo Ranch – Jud Flowers Family, Reavis Farms Inc. – Randy Reavis Family, RGV Cattle Co. – Rene Vela Family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier Family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela Families.  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN IV is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more information, please call Carlos X. Guerra at 956.802.1641 or e-mail lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 


 
     
 
 
 
The Alvaro Gonzalez Family was the volume buyer at MAS III. They were also the second volume buyer at MAS II 
Carlos X. Guerra with Bud & Lupita Wentz and Dr. Ernesto Guerra of BET'M Ranch, the 2nd and 3rd volume buyers at MAS III. They are both repeat volume buyers
 
 
 
Half interest in LMC TATIANA topped the female offering selling for $9,500 to Bruce & Melissa Van Meter
LMC VG GO GETTER was the high selling bull demanding a $11,000 bid from Jorge Guerra and Jose Luis Garza
 

A BIG HEARTY LMC THANKS TO ALL OF THE MAS III BIDDERS, BUYERS, SUPPORTERS & VOLUNTEERS!
 
     
 
LA MUNECA AWARDS OVER $12,000 AT THEIR 20TH ANNUAL LMC JR. ROUND UP
 
 



A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to all of our juniors, their families, our speakers, donors and VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 20th Annual LMC Jr. Round Up and Futurity our best ever.  Over 125 juniors and 40 plus adults participated in the field day portion of the event, which included cattle judging,  hay judging and weight judging.  Every junior won at least one door prize and over $600 was awarded in premiums at the field day.  

The 20th Annual LMC Futurity had over $10,000 awarded in premiums, feed, buckles and prizes THANKS to our many donors plus our juniors did a great job selling raffle tickets.  The Darryl Raub family won the $1,000 credit for next year by selling the most tickets.  A BIG HEARTY THANKS goes out to Richard Foster and Frost Bank for adding $1,250 in premiums to our Showmanship contest.

Over 300 LMC clients and enthusiasts attended our First Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner and Dance which capped off a full day of fun filled events at La Muneca.  Delicious Mexican food provided by Carmen's and the live two steppin' tunes of the Sons of the Rio Grande Band made for a good a time had by all.  We would like to extend our gratitude to our buyers for their business and support throughout the years. 

 
     
   
 
2007 LA MUNECA SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS (not pictured are Jodi McManus and Bud & Lupita Wentz)
 
La Muneca Awards
LMC Boosters of the Year          Bud & Lupita Wentz of Olmito, Texas and Richard & Betsy Foster of Wallis, Texas
LMC Educators of the Year        Kyle & Jodi McManus of Sinton, Texas
LMC Volunteers of the Year       Doug & Karen Lightfoot of Needville, Texas

We appreciate all that you all do for us here at La Muneca and we could not do it without you fine folks.  Mil Gracias Amigos!


Field Day Winners
Division                              Winner
Junior                              Mykaela Garza
Intermediate                     Sarah Ponce
Senior                             Amanda Ochoa
Adult                               Sheryl Sims

Many Thanks to the donors and sponsors for giving of your resources to benefit the youth at the Round-Up.


Door Prize Donors

Farm & Ranch - Kito Saenz                        Hidalgo County Farm Bureau
Frank Trevino Family                                  Louie Flores Family
G & S Glass                                             Cactus Country 4-H Club
Charlie Murphy Family                               Doug Lightfoot Family
Rolando Guerra - ING                                 Sinton Feed Store
Morenos Feed & Pet Store                         Stillman 4-H Club

Special Awards Donors
Michael Grahmann Family
Darryl Raub Family

Buckle Donors
Scott Martin                Santos Escobar
Lyssy & Eckel            La Muneca Cattle Co.

Premium Sponsors
Texas State Bank
Frost Bank
Rey Ramon Family
  THE 2007 LA MUNECA FUTURITY  
 


SHOWMANSHIP SHOW

Judge: Kyle McManus of Sinton, Texas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP
Placing Premiums Exhibitor & City
Champion Buckle and $450 Bailye Foltyn of Bay City, TX
Reserve Champion Buckle and $400 Regan Duleba of Mission, TX
3rd $375 Hunter Sorrells of Sinton, TX
4th $310 Jacob Ramon of Edinburg, TX
5th $250 Victor Guerra of Edinburg, TX
6th $185 Liana Flores of Linn, TX
7th $125 Braedon Raub of Lampasas, TX
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP
Placing Premiums Exhibitor & City
Champion Buckle and $550 Tanner Wieghat of Needville, TX
Reserve Champion Buckle and $500 Alyssa Martinez of Santa Elena, TX
3rd $480 Jordan Raska
4th $400 Marco Flores of Linn, TX
5th $320 Charmaine Thomae of San Benito, TX
6th $240 Mikey de los Santos of Linn, TX
7th $160 Hayden McGhee of McAllen, TX
 
     
 


CATTLE SHOW
Judge: Javier Moreno of Edinburg, Texas

 
 
 
 
HEIFER SHOW
Placing Premiums Exhibitor & City
Champion Heifer Buckle and $400 Alyssa Martinez of Santa Elena, TX
Reserve Champion Heifer Buckle and $350 Tanner Wieghat of Needville, TX
3rd overall  $325 Braedon Raub of Lampasas, TX
4th overall $270 Hunter Sorrells of Sinton, TX
5th overall $215 Charmaine Thomae of San Benito, TX
6th overall $160 Marco Flores of Linn, TX
7th overall  $110 Jacob Ramon of Edinburg, TX
 
 
 
 
STEER SHOW
Placing Premiums Exhibitor & City
Champion Steer Buckle and $400 Jordan Risica of Edinburg, TX
Reserve Champion Steer Buckle and $350 Braedon Raub of Lampasas, TX
3rd overall  $275 Milo Flores of Linn, TX
4th overall $230 Hayden Mcghee of McAllen, TX
5th overall $185 Hunter Sorrells of Sinton, TX
6th overall $140 Liana Flores of Linn, TX
7th overall  $90 Marco Flores of Linn, TX
 
     
 


THANK YOU KYLE MCMANUS AND JAVIER MORENO FOR GIVING YOUR TIME AND EXPERTISE AS OUR JUDGES.  WE ARE PROUD THAT BOTH OF YOU GREW UP PARTICIPATING IN THE LMC JR. ROUND-UP AND ARE NOW GIVING BACK TO THE PROGRAM.  THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT FOLKS!


 
 
GARRETT SISTERS - MAJOR SIMBRAH SUCCESSES!
 
 

La Muneca would like to CONGRATULATE Lesli and Lindsay Garrett of Canton, Texas on all of their recent Jr. Simbrah Heifer Major Championships.  In 2007 Lindsay and LMC Tatiana, a Red Bullet daughter were selected:

  • National Champion at the AJSA Summer Classic in Louisville, KY
  • Grand Champion at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, TX
  • Reserve Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Reserve Grand Champion at the American Simbrah Roundup in Wharton, TX

While in 2008, Lesli recently led her newest Muneca, LMC Miss Izabella, who is also sired by Red Bullet to the winners circle as a calf by being selected:

  • Grand Champion at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 

CONGRATULATIONS Lindsay on being selected Grand Champion Showman at the 2008 Fort Worth Jr. Simbrah Heifer Show.  Lindsay’s Jr. Show career will be coming to an end when she graduates this May and heads to Texas A&M University.  In an effort to help her attain her education Lindsay will be consigning her half of LMC Tatiana in MAS III giving breeders a tremendous opportunity to own a Simbrah Superstar. 

Both these young ladies have worked hard over the years and are well deserving of this success.  We wish both sisters the very best as they look to build on these major championships in 2008.


 
     
 
 
 
Lindsay and LMC TATIANA
Lesli and LMC IZABELLA
 
DE LOS SANTOS JR. & FOSTER PICK UP MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2007!
 
 

Richard Foster of Wallis, Texas started the year off right leading his Red Bullet daughter, LMC Hottie Tottie to a big win in Cow Town as a calf.  Richard purchased her in the MAS I sale as the pick of the first ever Red Bullet calves.  Richard and Hottie Tottie were selected:

  • Reserve Grand Champion at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Mike de los Santos Jr. of Linn, Texas made it to the winners’ circle at the always competitive and heavily coveted San Antonio Jr. Simbrah Heifer Show.  Mikey works hard at home and it showed as he stuck his young TCat daughter like a champ and was picked:

  • Reserve Grand Champion at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

Congratulations gentlemen on your Jr. Simbrah Heifer Major Championships, keep up the good work and best of luck to you in 2008.


 
     
 
 
 
Mikey and LMC TCAT'S MUNECA
Richard and LMC HOTTIE TOTTIE
 
MAS II SIMBRAH WEEKEND ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS!
 
 

Over 500 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN and Sale II held March 28th & 29th at La Muneca Ranch near Linn, TX.  Longtime Sim-genetics guru Warren Garret wrote “Congratulations on another awesome event!  There was more excitement, more involvement and more commitment shown at this sale than last year's.  The hospitality was incredible, the cattle were wonderful and the attitude of all those who attended and/or participated was electrifying.  Progress for the advancement of the Simbrah breed continues to be made with this show and sale.  The MAS group has rejuvenated old breeders and energized new breeders.  On behalf of all Simbrah breeders everywhere, THANK YOU for organizing and hosting such a tremendous event.”

A highlight of the weekend was the $15,000 awarded in premium money to the MAS Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah heifers in the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN.  $7,500 was awarded in Showmanship premiums to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class.  The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash.  Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) Adrianna de los Santos and Roy Duleba (10 – 11 yrs.) Bailye Foltyn and Maycie Wells (12 – 13 yrs.) Michael de los Santos Jr. and Liana Flores (14 – 15 yrs.) J. P. Guerra and Marco Flores, and (16 – 18 yrs.) Richard Foster III and Hondo Martinez.  The MAS Showmanship judge was Brad Gontz.
 
Liana Flores won the SHOWDOWN Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with LMC Miss Texas and received a $3,000 premium check. Jordan Grahmann received $1,500 for his Reserve Grand Champion, LMC Blueberry. Other division winners included Calf Champions, Liana Flores and J.P. Guerra, Junior Champions, Jordan Grahmann and Danielle Seaman and Senior Champions Richard Foster III and Curtis Fox.  Hunter Sorrells won the SHOWDOWN percentage show with his F-1 Simbrah named LMC Ivy Rose and received $600 in premiums.  All of the champions were bred and sponsored by La Negra, Thunder and La Muneca Cattle Companies.  Dwight Sexton judged the MAS SHOWDOWN cattle show.


 
     
 
LA MUNECA AWARDS $8,750 AT THE 2007 LMC JACKPOT HELD DURING MAS II
 
 


La Muneca Cattle Co also had their annual LMC Jackpot and awarded $8,750 in premiums to their junior clients.  Frost Bank – Richard Foster donated $1,250 of these premiums. The champion heifer was exhibited by Jordan Grahmann followed by Reserve – Liana Flores, 3rd – Hunter Sorrells, 4th – Hunter Sorrells, 5th – Adriana de los Santos, 6th – Danielle Seaman, 7th – Richard Foster III, 8th – Maycie Wells, 9th Jordan Grahmann and 10th Alyssa Martinez.

The Champion Junior Showmanship winners were Michael de los Santos, 2nd – Jordan Grahmann, 3rd – Regan Duleba, 4th – Liana Flores, 5th Hunter Sorrells and 6th Adriana de los Santos. The Champion Senior Showmanship winners were Richard Foster III, 2nd – Alyssa Martinez, 3rd – Hondo Martinez, 4th – Megan Barba, 5th Matt Tingle and 6th Justin Escamilla. Showmanship was judged by Mr. & Mrs. Chris Shivers.  The cattle were judged by two prominent South African Breeders Johan de Jager and Graeme Currin.

 
     
 
 
 
2007 LMC Jackpot Junior Showmanship Winners
2007 LMC Jackpot Senior Showmanship Winners
 
 
 
2007 LMC Jackpot Top Eight Heifer Exhibitors
 

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, American Jr. Simbrah Round Up Scholarship Endowment Fund and ASA Simbrah Advisory committee. Donors were Vela Cattle Co., Gilbert & Emma Garza, Franco Trevino, Dr. Omar Garza, Smith Genetics and La Muneca Cattle Co. Buyers were Jeffrey Sorrells, Herb Riojas, Felo & Stef Martinez, Dr.Boyd Bien, Felo Guerra, John Runnells, Rafter M Cattle Co., Tom-Lin Ranch, Bet M Ranch, JHC Ranch, Cecil Peters, Skip Butler, David Cantu, Vela Cattle Co. Sklar & Son and Pine Ridge Ranch.  $16,150 was raised for the Rafael A Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, $8,000 for the American Jr. Simbrah Round Up Scholarship Fund and $4,800 for the ASA Simbrah Advisory Committee for a total of $28,950.

One of the original goals of MAS was to expand our bull markets which we successfully have done selling 108 yearling bulls for a $2,265 average in two sales. The five top selling herd bull prospects were consigned by La Muneca. The two top sellers were full ET sibs, LMC Warrior & LMC Patriot sired by Red Bullet and sold for $5,300 and $5,000 to Hernando Guerra and Skip Butler.  The third top seller was LMC Hero selling  for $4,000 to Broken Oak Braunvieh Ranch from Seguin to start their Simbravieh program. The 4th top seller, LMC Red Buck sold to LPJ Ranch from Linn for $3,800.  The 5th top sellers sold for $3,500 and were bought by Broken Oak and JHC Ranch from Cameron.  49 bulls grossed $105,050 to average $2,142. 
 
The top selling pair was consigned by Alyssa Martinez & La Muneca and sold for $11,850 with the cow sired by 6G LMC Knockout selling for $8,750 to Joe B. Rodriguez from Floresville and the bull calf by LMC Ocho selling to Rusty Williams from George West for $3,100  The second top selling pair was consigned by Marco Flores & La Muneca and sold for $10,100 with the cow, LMC Senorita selling  for $6,000 to Bud & Lupita Wentz and the heifer calf by T-Cat selling for $4,100 to Dennis Thomae from San Benito. The third top selling pair, LMC Faith was a Liana Flores & La Muneca consignment selling for $6,100 with the cow selling for $4,000 to Bet M Ranch from Castroville and the bull calf selling for $2,100 to Ruben Canales.  Twelve pairs grossed $63,500 for a $5,292 average per pair.

The top selling embryo lot was consigned by Reavis Farms & Smith Genetics selling four embryos out of the 2007 Reserve Grand Houston Champion, Rio Princess for $1,700 per embryo to Pine Ridge Ranch from Athens. La Muneca, Reavis Farms and Smith Genetics consigned the 2nd & 3rd top selling embryo lots selling two embryos that were full sibs to two past International Champion bulls out of LM She Moves and HR Power House and two by LM Full House for $1,200 per embryo to Pine Ridge.  Sixteen embryo lots sold for $29,250 for an average of $1,828 per lot or $818 average per embryo on 38 embryos.

The bidding was spirited on some of the proven donor cows headed up by the many times champion LMC Mariah consigned by Victor Guerra and selling for $4,400 to Sue Duleba from Mission.  The second top selling donor was LMC Sophie consigned by Baring Cattle & La Muneca selling for $3,300 to La Negra Cattle Co. Two pick of the herd lots averaged $4,375 with the Pick of the Monte Christo herd selling for $4,750 to Bud & Lupita Wentz and the Pick of the Thunder Calf Crop selling for $4,000 to Curtis Fox from Corpus Christi.

The top selling flush was consigned by Hunter Sorrells, Rafter M and Littlefoot Cattle Co on the champion 4LC Aggie selling for $3400 to La Muneca. The 2nd & 3rd top selling flushes were consigned by Lesli Garret, Jordan Grahmann and La Muneca and sold for $1,700 to Rusty Williams and TSSA President Cecil Peters. Four flushes grossed $8,200 to average $2,050 per flush. 
 
A Marco Flores & La Muneca consignment sired by LM Full House topped the bred heifer offering selling for $6,000 to Aaron Gonzalez from McAllen. The second top selling bred heifer was a LMC Gladiator daughter consigned by Milo Flores and La Muneca selling for $4,200 to Richard Foster III.
 
The demand on show heifer prospects was strong with Alyssa Martinez & La Muneca consigning the top seller, a LMC EF Johnnie Walker Black daughter that sold for $10,250 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.  The second top seller was a NF Smith Sargeant daughter consigned by Reavis Farms that sold for $6,000 to Aaron Gonzalez and Richard Foster III. The 3rd top seller was LMC Pretty Moves with 1/2 interest selling for $4,200 to Bud & Lupita Wentz. The 4th and 5th top sellers  brought $3,000 and were consigned by RGV Cattle and Samantha Garcia, a junior exhibitor selling to Liana Flores, Elias Lozano and La Negra Cattle Co.

The percentage offering was topped by a 3/4 a 1/4, LMC Sabrina with 1/2 interest selling for $7,000 to Bruce & Melissa Van Meter from Georgia.  La Negra consigned an F-1 Goldmine daughter that sold for $3,000 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.  Vela Cattle Co. sold a Red Brahman heifer for $3,500 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.
 
Volume buyers were Bud & Lupita Wentz, Alvaro Gonzalez Family, Bet M Ranch – Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra, Broken Oak Ranch, Skip & Janice Butler, Joe B. Rodriguez, Pine Ridge Ranch, Runnells - Pierce Ranch, Sklar & Son, Santos Escobar, Hernando Guerra, Rusty Williams, Rafter M Cattle, 2CC Cattle, La Negra Cattle Co. and  La Muneca Cattle Co.
 
The total MAS Simbrah sale grossed $378,000 on 150 lots for a $2,520 average per lot.  49 bull lots grossed $105,050 to average $2,142 per lot.  80 female lots grossed $237,300 to average $2,966 per lot. 16 embryo lots averaged $1,828 per lot.  Leo Casas was the auctioneer. MAS is made up of nine South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno,  LPJ Ranch – the Luis Flores family, Monte Christo Ranch – the Jud Flowers family, Reavis Farms Inc. – the Randy Reavis family, RGV Cattle Co. – the Rene Vela family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela families.  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN III is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more info, please call Aaron Vela at 956 279 8901 or Carlos X. Guerra at 956 802 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
 
 
Liana Flores from Linn, Tx won the SHOWDOWN Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with LMC Miss Texas and received a $3,000 premium check.
Hunter Sorrells from Sinton, Tx won the SHOWDOWN percentage show with his F-1 Simbrah named LMC Ivy Rose and received $600 in premiums.
 
 
 
Jordan Grahmann from Halletsville, Tx received $1,500 for his SHOWDOWN Reserve Grand Champion, LMC Blueberry.
Showmanship Winners
 
 
 
Alvaro Gonzales Family - 2nd Volume buyers
Carlos with Bruce and Melissa Van Meter, Rome, Georgia.
Buyers of top selling percentage heifer at MAS II.
 
 
 
Joe and Nelda Rodriguez
Buyers of top selling cow at MAS II.
Sorrells family
Buyers of top selling donation lot.
ON BEHALF OF MAS LA MUNECA CATTLE COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE EXHIBITORS AND THANK THE BUYERS FOR MAKING MAS II WEEKEND ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT!
 
MAS SIMBRAH WEEKEND A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
 
 

Over 500 spirited Simbrah enthusiasts were in attendance at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN and Sale held April 7th and 8th at La Muneca Ranch.  The sale was dedicated to the late Rafael A. Guerra.  A special plaque was awarded to Carlos & Sister Guerra by the MAS family for their many years of dedication to the Simbrah breed and youth development.  It was presented by Aaron Vela, MAS Chairman and Victor Guerra.

Longtime Sim-genetics guru Warren Garret wrote “Congratulations on an awesome sale!  There was more excitement, more involvement and more commitment shown at this sale than I can ever remember.  The hospitality was incredible, the cattle were wonderful and the attitude of all those who attended and/or participated was electrifying.  More progress was achieved for the advancement of the Simbrah breed with this show and sale than we will probably ever realize.  The MAS group has rejuvenated old breeders and energized new breeders.  On behalf of all Simbrah breeders everywhere, THANK YOU for organizing and hosting such a tremendous event.”

A highlight of the weekend was the $15,000 awarded in premium money to the many Junior Simbrah Exhibitors who exhibited their Simbrah heifers in the MAS $15,000 SHOWDOWN.  $7,500 was awarded in Showmanship premiums to five different age divisions paying ten deep in each class.  The top two in each division won belt buckles plus cash.  Winners were (8 & 9 yrs. old) Adrianna de los Santos and Victor Guerra (10 – 11 yrs.) Alexandra de los Santos , and Liana Flores, (12 – 13 yrs.) Michael de los Santos Jr. and Jordan Grahmann, (14 – 15 yrs.) Alyssa Martinez and Marco Flores, and (16 – 18 yrs.) Chase Champion and Richard Foster.  Showmanship judge was Lacey Robinson, field representative for American Simmental Association.

Marco Flores won the SHOWDOWN Grand Champion Purebred Simbrah with LMC Swan and received a $3,000 premium check. Michael de los Santos received $1,500 for his Reserve Grand Champion, LMC Coco. Other division winners included Calf Champions, Liana Flores and Marco Flores, Junior Champions, Aaron Gonzalez and Michelle Honeycutt.  Cassie Saenz won the SHOWDOWN percentage show with LMC Gorgeous and received $600 in premiums with Jordan Grahmann receiving $400 for winning Reserve Grand with LMC Movin On.  All of the champions were bred by and or sponsored by Thunder Cattle Co. and La Muneca Cattle Co.  Ken Persyn, a pioneer Simbrah breeder judged the SHOWDOWN cattle show.

Another highlight of the sale was the donation lots for the Rafael A. Guerra Memorial Scholarship Fund.  1/2 interest in the pick of the La Muneca herd sold for $26,000 to the families of Ricky Burch, Jimmy Adair, Felo Guerra, Dr. John Westfall and Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra. Pablo and Aaron Vela donated the pick of their fall bull crop and it sold and resold several times to 6G Ranch, Rafter M Cattle, Urie Shiba, Dr. Boyd Bien and Jim Carter raising $7,300.  Marco Flores and La Muneca donated the pick of Lot 81's twin heifer calves for $6,000 to Annette and Darrell Chancellor raising an overall total of $39,300 for this special fund.  Mr. Guerra left a legacy of community service, leadership, generosity and helping people in need.  This scholarship will insure that his legacy continues

The top selling pair was LMC Espana and her twin heifer calves consigned by Marco Flores and La Muneca Cattle Co. selling for $22,000 to Darrell and Annette Chancellor and Jessica Smith from Mississippi .  The second top selling pair was consigned by 6G Ranch selling for $8,000 to Rafter M and the Doug Lightfoot Family. The third top selling pair was a LPJ Consignment that sold for $5,750 to Wally & Irma Perez from Frisco.  Nine pairs grossed $45,950 for a $5,106 average per pair.

The top selling embryo lot was consigned by La Muneca, Reavis Farms and Smith Genetics selling four embryos that were full sibs to the past two International Champion bulls for $5,000 to the Charley Honeycutt family. The next two top selling embryo lots were consigned by La Muneca and consisted of a six pack of embryos out of six different matings selling twice for $6,000 apiece to Darrell & Annette Chancellor and to Skip Butler & Thunder Cattle Co.  Eight embryo lots sold for $28,600 for an average of $3,580 per lot or $715 average per embryo on 40 embryos.

The  top selling herd bull/show steer prospect  was consigned by La Muneca and sold for $13,000 to a group of Valley breeders, Santos Escobar, Robert Martinez, Balde Guzman, Roy Balderas and Matthew Killion.  He was an ET Calf sired by LMC Johnnie Walker Black and will be named LMC Johnnie Walker. The second top selling prospect sold 1/2 interest for $4,000 to Bet M Ranch and was the third pick of a La Muneca pick of the litter consignment. Fourteen show bull/club calf prospects grossed $33,400 to average $2,386

The top selling flush was consigned by Marco Flores and La Muneca selling for $4,500 to Bet-M Ranch owned by Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra from Castroville.  The second top selling flush was consigned by Thunder Cattle Co. and sold for $2,300 to Skip Butler from Chapman Ranch. Four flushes grossed $10,400 to average $2,600 per flush.

A 6G consignment sired by 6GLM Knockout topped the bred heifer offering selling for $7,500 to Bud & Lupita Wentz from Olmito. The second top selling bred heifer, a Goldmine daughter from La Muneca also sold to the Wentz's for $7,000.  Rafter M Cattle and Doug & Karen Lightfoot teamed up to buy the third top selling bred heifer consigned by La Muneca for $4,100.  Overall eight bred heifers grossed $31,400 to average $3,925.

Eighteen open heifers grossed $46,100 for a $2,561 average with two LM Full House daughters trying for top honors at $6,000 selling to Gene Garza from San Isidro and Bud & Lupita Wentz.  The third top selling open heifer was a Reavis Farms consignment selling to Aaron Gonzalez from McAllen for $3,600. The fourth top seller was a La Negra consignment selling to the Wentz’s for $3,300.

The demand on show heifer prospects was strong as 25 Baby Dolls grossed $74,150 to average $2,966 with the top two consigned by Marco Flores and La Muneca selling for $7,000 and $6,100 to Bud & Lupita Wentz.  The third top seller was a La Muneca Red Bullet daughter selling ½ interest to Richard Foster III from Wallis for $5,000.  The fourth and fifth top sellers both sold for $4,800 to Wally & Irma Perez and were consigned by LPJ and 6G Ranch.

Volume buyers were Bud & Lupita Wentz, Bet M Ranch – Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra, Wally & Irma Perez, Darrell and Annette Chancellor, Aaron Gonzalez, Ricky Burch, Doug & Karen Lightfoot, Skip Butler-Thunder Cattle Co., Runnells - Pierce Ranch, Sklar & Son, and  Rafter M Cattle Co.

The total  MAS Simbrah sale grossed $422,000 on 139 lots for a $3036 average per lot.  58 bull lots grossed $139,650 to average $2,408 per lot.  81 female lots grossed $282,350 to average $3,486 per lot.  MAS is made up of nine South Texas Simbrah breeders – 6G Ranch-Fred Grahmann Family, La Muneca Cattle Co. – Carlos X. Guerra Family, La Negra Cattle Co. – Javier Moreno,  LPJ Ranch – the Luis Flores family, Monte Cristo Ranch – the Jud Flowers family, Reavis Farms Inc. – the Randy Reavis family, RGV Cattle Co. – the Rene Vela family, Thunder Cattle Co. – Scott Frazier family and Vela Cattle Co. – Pablo & Aaron Vela families.  MAS Simbrah Sale & $15,000 SHOWDOWN II is being planned for the same weekend next year.  For more info, please call Aaron Vela at 956 279 8901 or Carlos X. Guerra at 956 802 1641 or email lamunecacattle@aol.com.

 
     
 
 
 
Carlos X. Guerra with MAS Simbrah sale volume buyers Bud & Lupita Wentz from Olmito and second volume buyer Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra owner of Bet'M Ranch from Castroville.
Rafael A. Guerra Memorial Scholarship Donation lots raised $39,300. Pictured are Mrs Rafael A. "Carmen" Guerra, Laura Guerra Ramirez, Dr. and Mrs. John Westfall, Rickey Burch, Dr. Ernesto C. Guerra and Felo Guerra.
 
 
 
The top selling herd bull/show steer prospect at the MAS Simbrah sale was consigned by La Muneca and sold for $13,000 to a group of Valley breeders, Santos Escobar, Robert Martinez, Balde Guzman, Roy Balderas and Matthew Killion.
Darrel Sklar from Edna was a repeat volume bull buyer at the MAS Simbrah sale. He is shown with Fred Grahmann, owner of 6G Ranch and Carlos X. Guerra from La Muneca Cattle Co.
 
 
 
Mike de los Santos from Linn won $1,500 in premiums at the MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN with his purebred Simbrah named LMC CoCO sired by LMC Chacoal. Mike also won the LMC Jackpot with another of his LMC heifers.
Marco Flores from Linn won $3,000 with his purebred Simbrah MAS SHOWDOWN Champion named LMC Swan sired by 6G LM TKO. He also sold a flush out of her to Bet'M Ranch for $4,500 in the MAS Sale.
 
 
 
The MAS family presented a plaque to Carlos & Sister Guerra at the beginning of the sale to express their appreciation for their long term dedication to the Simbrah breed and youth development. Pictured making the presentation are Michael Grahmann, Aaron Vela - MAS Chairman, and Victor Guerra.
Jordan Grahmann from Halletsville won $400 in premiums at the MAS SHOWDOWN with his 3/4 x 1/4 heifer sired by PCC Night Moves and LM 5C-35. Jordan also sold some frozen embryos out of his champion in the MAS Sale.
 
 
 
Cassie Saenz from Edinburg won $600 in premiums at the MAS Perceentage show with LMC Gorgeous, a 3/4 x 1/4 heifer sired by Kenco Powerline out of LMC Sophie. The judge was Ken Persyn from Castroville.
Wally and Irma Perez from Italy, TX were the third volume buyers at the MAS Simbrah sale. They are just starting their Simbrah program and bought lots of good cattle.
 
 
 
 
 
These MAS Simbrah SHOWDOWN junior exhibitors competed for and won $15,000 in prize money put up by the nine MAS Sponsors - 6G Ranch, La Muneca Cattle Co. , La Negra Cattle Co., LPJ Ranch, Monte Cristo Ranch, Reavis Farms Inc., RGV Cattle Co., Thunder Cattle Co. and Vela Cattle Co. 
 
 


 
 
LA MUNECA AWARDS $8000 AT ANNUAL LMC JACKPOT
 
 

One of the highlights of the big MAS Simbrah Weekend was the annual LMC Jackpot. La Muneca has awarded over $70,000 at their annual jackpot since it’s inception. 1/2 of the monies are always awarded in showmanship. Judges for this year’s show were Tom Risinger for the cattle and Cary Crow from Ultimate Genetics for showmanship. There was a big crowd on hand. Following are the results:

 
 
 
 
Champion Simbrah Heifer
Mike de los Santos, Linn
Reserve Champion Simbrah Heifer
Hondo Martinez, Santa Elena
 
 
 
TOP EIGHT SIMBRAH HEIFERS
Placing Premiums Sire Exhibitor & City
Champion Garment Bag + $500 LMC Stamina Mike de los Santos, Linn
Reserve Champion Duffle Bag + $450 HR Powerhouse Hondo Martinez, Santa Elena
3rd overall  $550                LM Full House Adriana de los Santos, Linn
4th overall $450 LMC Golden Boy Richard Foster, Wallis
5th overall $350 LMC Good Will Alyssa Martinez, Santa Elena
6th overall $300 LM Full House Marco Flores, Linn
7th overall  $250 LMC Ocho Aaron Gonzalez, McAllen
8thoverall $200 LMC Animo Cody Pena,McAllen
 
 
 
 
Champion Percentage Simbrah Heifer
$300 Winner
Sired by PCC Night Moves
Jordan Grahmann, Halletsville
Reserve Champion Percentage Simbrah Heifer
$200 Winner
Sired by Kenco Powerline
Cassandra Saenz, Edinburg
 
 



TOP 7 Junior Showman


Placing Premium Exhibitor
Champion Chair + $450 Marco Flores, Linn
R champ Chair + $425 Michael de los Santos Jr., Linn
3rd overall $400 J. P. Guerra, Edinburg
4th overall $300 Adriana de los Santos , Linn
5th overall $200 Jordan Grahmann, Halletsville
6th overall $100 Aaron Gonzalez, McAllen
7th overall $50 Regan Duleba, Sharyland
 
   
 
 


TOP 6 Senior Showman


Placing Premium Exhibitor
Champion Chair + $450 Richard Foster, Wallis
R champ Chair + $425 Hondo Martinez , Santa Elena
3rd overall $400 Tanner Wieghat
4th overall $300 Alyssa Martinez, Santa Elena
5th overall $200 Megan Barba, Rosharon
6th overall $100 Robert Davila, Weslaco
 
   

 

 
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