A comprehensive profitability test was performed by the University of Illinois in coordination with the American Simmental Association. Results found Simmental bull, SAS All Star, raised by Springers Simmentals, Cresco, IA and owned by Timberland Ranch, Argonne, WI, to be crowned the #1 Net Profit and #1 Performance Sire of the whole test, which consisted of 40 other Simmental and SimAngus sires.
The All Star progeny exhibited a $99 average profit margin/head over 2 highly proven Angus reference sires that are currently in the top 20% of the Angus breed for $Beef EPD.
Profitability was determined as a result of maximum gain, feed conversion, dressing percent , marbling and yield grade . Results were generated at the University of Illinois research farm in coordination with the American Simmental Association.