Located in the heartland of North Dakota, James Creek Simmental is part of a family operated farm. We raise malting barley, corn, soybeans, pinto beans, wheat and peas. We incorporated a no-till farming operation in 2003. This has allowed us to be more efficient with expenses. This also has benefits for the land and moisture conservation.

In July of 2005 Heathe and Holly were married. Holly grew up on a local farm and has been around cattle all her life. Hanna was born in January of 2009. Hanna has been a great tractor buddy for Dad. We added to the family in October 2012 with Hailey. Both girls are growing like weeds.

James Creek Simmental was started in 1989. Heathe has been a member of the American Simmental Association since 1986 and a member of the North Dakota Simmental Association since 1993.

In 1999 we started to retain ownership of our calves. We enjoy having control of our genetics by owning the calves through to finish. When the calves are weaned, we background them until the end of January. Then the calves are moved to a custom feeding lot. Heathe likes to feed the calves after weaning. It is nice to see how certain sire groups gain. We are able to obtain carcass information from our herd and make the appropriate breeding decisions.

James Creek Simmental has always utilized Fleckvieh genetics. In 2003, the switch to Full Fleckvieh herd bulls was made. This switch to all Fleckvieh herd bulls and all the A.I. sires has been very refreshing.

All of the females are 50% Fleckvieh or greater and 60% of the females are Full Fleckvieh. Our focus right now is to develop all of our cowherd into Full Fleckvieh genetics. We are utilizing Embryo Transfer and Artificial Insemination to achieve this goal.

James Creek Simmental has sold cattle in North Dakota Simmental Association sponsored consignment sales. We began selling our bulls by private treaty in 2004. This is a wonderful way to meet prospective buyers and understand their individual bull needs.

Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation has been around since 1998. Heathe became a member in 2005. In 2010 he was voted onto the board of FSFF. Since then he has made yearly trips to Louisville, KY for the NAILE stock show and the FSFF Annual Meeting.

When you are in the area please stop in and say 'HI'. We'd love to show you the cattle and get to know you better. Hanna makes the best Simmental cow cookies!