Welcome to the Iowa Simmental Association

A longtime supporter of the Simmental industry. The primary objective of the Iowa Simmental Association is the development and promotion of the Simmental breed of cattle in the state of Iowa. Not only does the Iowa Simmental Association support the industry within the state and for its members, but Iowa makes up the largest membership within the American Simmental Association. With Iowa being the fourth largest beef producing state nationwide, the beef industry in Iowa plays a major role in agriculture and the livelihood of many of our residents.

The Iowa Simmental Association isn’t just for adults. The Iowa Junior Simmental Association has always been showcased on the local, state and national level through its young exhibitors. Each year numerous young Simmental breeders attend events such as the Iowa Beef Expo, State Field Day, North Central Regional, the Junior National Classic and finish the summer at the Iowa State Fair. No matter if you are a large or small cattle breeder, the Iowa Simmental Association hopes to support its members in many facets of the beef industry.


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2023 Iowa Beef Expo
Dates: February 11-19 in Des Moines
~ “Simmental Weekend” February 11-13: Catalog 2023 Iowa Simmental Mark of Genetic Excellence Sale or see www.dwyercattle.com for more sale information
Friday 2/10- Sale cattle can move into the barn
Saturday 2/11- 9:30 am Queen Contest, Hyatt Place
10:00 am Sale cattle check-in begins
2:00 pm ISA Annual Meeting, Penningroth Sale Arena
3:00 pm IJSA Annual Meeting, Penningroth Sale Arena
5:30 pm Banquet Social Hour Begins, Walnut Center
6:00 pm Banquet, Awards, & Auction, Walnut Center
Sunday, February 12th- Cattle on display all day
1:00 pm Parade of Cattle, Show Ring Pavilion
Monday, February 13th
7:30 am Bull Buyers Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast
11:30 am 53rd Annual “Mark of Genetic Excellence” Sale Begins, Penningroth Sale Arena
~ IJBBA Weekend February 16-19: See IJBBA.com for full schedule and other information


Newsletters: (older newsletters have been moved to the Results blog page)
2022-10_ISA Newsletter (Includes Iowa Beef Expo sale rules and entry information, ISA & IJSA Membership forms, ISA Breeder’s Directory advertising, Field Day Results, National Classic Results, ISF 4-H, FFA & Open Simmental Show Results, and more!)


Be sure to check out the “Results” tab for all your show and sale updates!


The Simmental Today (ISA Newsletter)

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2021 Summer IJSA Results

The Summer of 2021 felt like it flew by so we’re combining the IJSA [ ]

2020 Fair Special Edition

2020 brought us many changes due to Covid-19 including the cancellation of the Iowa [ ]